Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bobby Hebb/Yardbirds Tour November 1966 49 years ago - 14th Day, 16th Show KIEL AUDITORIUM

Bobby Hebb on tour with Jimmy Page, and four gigs with Page and Jeff Beck  - the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars


I have an original program from that tour too; it cost me a lot more than 99 cents!

The Caravan of Stars Tour was actually late 1966. Jeff Beck flaked out and left the tour after the fourth gig (Oct 30, 1966 in Corpus Christie, TX). The Yardbirds went on to cancel three appearances on this tour, two for illness (Nov 24-25) and the
date in Little Rock (Nov 4) for an undetermined reason.

October 28 1966FriAmarillo, TX USATri-State Fairgrounds Coliseum 

October 29 1966Sat 
Dallas, TX USA 
Memorial Auditorium


 October 30 1966SunHarlingen, TX USACivic Auditorium 

October 30 1966SunCorpus Christie, TX USAMemorial Coliseum 

October 31 1966MonBeaumont, TX USAMunicipal Auditorium

 November 1 1966TueAlexandria, LA USA  
Parrish Coliseum 5600 Coliseum Boulevard 71303-3709

 November 2 1966WedMagnolia, AR USA
Southern State College - Fieldhouse

 November 3, 1966 Thursday Decatur, AL USADecatur High School - Auditorium 

November 4 1966 Friday Little Rock, AR USA 
Arkansas State Fairgrounds - Barton Coliseum 2600 Howard 72206
 November 5 1966Sat 
Kansas City, KS USA 
Memorial Hall


November 6 1966SunBartlesville, OK USA 

 November 6 1966SunTulsa, OK USATulsa Assembly Center Arena

 November 7 1966MonChanute, KS USAChanute Memorial Auditorium

 November 8 1966TueDavenport, IA USARKO Orpheum Theater

 November 9 1966WedTerre Haute, IN USAIndiana State University - Memorial Field House 

November 10 1966Thu 

November 10, 1966, Thursday
St. Louis, MO USA Kiel Auditorium


November 11 1966FriIndianapolis, IN USA
Indiana Fairgrounds Coliseum 

November 12 1966Sat 
Akron, OH USA  Civic Center

 November 12 1966SatAthens, OH USA

Ohio University - Grover Center 

November 13 1966  Sun  
Baltimore, MD USA
Civic Center
November 14 1966MonPaintsville, KY USAPaintsville High School - Gymnasium

November 15 1966TueBowling Green, KY USAUniversity of Western Kentucky - E.A. Diddle Arena

November 16 1966WedCookville, TN USATennessee Technological University - Memorial Gymnasium

November 17 1966ThuMartin, TN USAUniversity of Tennessee - Field House

November 18 1966FriDetroit, MI USAMichigan State Fairgrounds - Coliseum "Carnaby Street Fun Festival with Dick Clark and his Cavalcade of Mod Stars"

November 19 1966SatDetroit, MI USAMichigan State Fairgrounds - Coliseum "Carnaby Street Fun Festival with Dick Clark and his Cavalcade of Mod Stars"

November 20 1966SunDetroit, MI USAMichigan State Fairgrounds - Coliseum "Carnaby Street Fun Festival with Dick Clark and his Cavalcade of Mod Stars"

November 21 1966MonRichmond, IN USACivic Hall Performing Arts Center 380 Hub Etchison Parkway

November 22 1966Tue

Pittsburgh, PA USA  Civic Arena

November 23 1966Wed
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Civic Arena

 November 24 1966Thu 
Beckley, WV USA 
Raleigh County Armory Civic Center 
 200 Armory Drive 

November 24 1966ThuCharleston, WV USACivic Center

 November 25 1966FriWinston Salem, NC USAMemorial Coliseum

 November 26 1966SatWashington, D.C. USAWashington Coliseum 

November 27 1966SunHuntingdon, WV USACabell County Veterans Memorial Field House


The 1967 Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tour

Started by Honeydripper,

This was the tour during the brief dual lead guitar period where Jeff Beck decided to get off the bus two weeks into the tour.....never to return. From here on out Page and Grant were to take the helm of the Yardbirds into a new "psychedelic blues" direction and the ideas and spirit of what was to become Led Zeppelin were born.

The Dick Clark tours had been going on since the early 60's and mixed pop, soul, blues, and other various artists on the same bill. This tour featured....in order....The Distant Cousins, Jimmy Clanton, Brian Hyland, Bobby Hebb, The Yardbirds, Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs, and Gary Lewis and the Playboys.

Here's a few pics of my tour program....which I found in a pile of used Hit Parade/Creem/Circus mags in a used record store for 99 cents back in the mid 80's. (you never know what you might find in those stores ;) )


and then they kicked him out of the band.

The frustration within the group itself began to amount, manifesting particularly in guitarist Jeff Beck, which even he in hindsight would admit, "I was quite messed up, at 21 I was really on my last legs. I just couldn't handle it." Jimmy would later relate a story that truly highlights Beck's state of mind at the time, "One time in the dressing room, Beck had his guitar up over his head, about to bring it down on Keith Relf, but instead smashed it to the floor. Relf looked at him with total astonishment, and Beck said 'why did you make me do that?'"

Thus it was that in the middle of the tour, after a stop in Texas, Beck departed for the airport claiming that he was ill, inflamed tonsils was the story he sold the rest of the group, and took off for parts unknown. Beck told his tour mates that he was off to seek treatment for his condition and was hopeful that he would be able to return to finish out the band's time on the caravan. However, after word got back that Beck was spotted cavorting around Los Angeles, the rest of The Yardbirds decided it was time to part ways with the temperamental Jeff Beck. Chris Dreja would remark simply, "Having two guitarists was no longer a great idea."

The band would go on to finish up their time on the caravan and high tail it back to England now just a four piece, and with Jimmy as their sole guitarist.


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