Woodwork 1968

Note: All tourdates are from the The Jeff Beck Group, except if noted otherwise.

680100A  January: THE CREATION. London, probably IBC Studios. Producer: Shel Talmy.
                   Sound engineer: Glyn Johns. Incl.
                   - For All That I Am I (Stephen Friedland/Paul Kahan) -single-version
                   - For All That I Am II (Stephen Friedland/Paul Kahan) -alternate stereo version
                   - The Girls Are Naked (Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                   - Mercy Mercy Mercy (Larry Williams/Johnny Watson/Joseph Zawinul)
                   - Midway Down I (John Wonderling/Los Shapiro) -single-version
                   - Midway Down II (John Wonderling/Los Shapiro) -alternate stereo version
                   - Uncle Bert (RW/Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                   Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Kenneth Pickett (voc)/Jack Jones (dr)
                   Notes: According to new sources, RW does not play on the song 'Bonney
                              Moroney' (a misnamed version of Larry Williams' 'Bony Moronie').
                              'Uncle Bert' was probably produced by Glyn Johns.
                              The alternate versions weren’t released before 1998 on the CD’s 'The
                              Complete Collection Vol. 1 - Making Time’ (Retroactive RECD 9002) &
                              ‘The Complete Collection Vol. 2 - Biff Bang Pow!’ Retroactive RECD
                              9003). For more info, see 981013A/B. 

680127A  27th January: Norwich, England,
680203A  3rd February: Egham, England,
680209A  9th February: Nottingham, England, Britannia Rowing Club 

680210A  10th February: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                    7" single (Columbia DB 8359). Producer: Mickie Most.
                    [A: Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu)(André Popp/Cour/Brian Blackburn)]
                    B: Drinking Again (Doris Tauber/Johnny Mercer) -under title 'I’ve Been Drinking'
                    Line-up side B: RW (bass; unsure)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr; maybe
                                               bass)/Micky Waller (dr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/Madeline Bell (bvoc)

680217A  17th February: London, Hammersmith Odeon
680220A  20th February: London, Marquee Club

680300A  March: ROD STEWART.
                    7" single (Immediate IM 060). Producer: Mike D’Abo. Recorded in 1967 at
                    Olympic Studios, London.
                    A: Little Miss Understood (Mike D’Abo)
                    B: So Much To Say (Mike D’Abo/Rod Stewart) -maybe RW on guitar
                    Musicians: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Mike D’Abo (p)/Micky Waller (dr)
                    Note: Also an alternate take of 'Little Miss Understood' is existing and was
                               released on the compilation Rod Stewart & The Faces’ (Springboard
                               Records SPB 4030) in 1975.

680302A  2nd  March: Manchester, England, University
680303A  3rd  March: Rotterdam, Holland
680308A  8th  March: Dartford, England,
680309A  9th  March: London, Mill Hill
680309B  9th  March: London, Covent Garden , Middle Earth Club
680315A  15th March: Oswestry, Wales, Plaza Ballroom
680316A  16th March: Chesham, England, Co-op Hall
680317A  17th March: Grantham, England, Cat Ballou 

680320A  20th March: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, EMI Studios. Producer:
                    Mickie Most. Demo- or recording-session for the upcoming album 'Truth'. Incl.
                    - Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty) -unverified
                    Note: Around this time RW left the Jeff Beck Group join The Creation on a
                               tour through Spain and Germany. He re-joined in June.

late March/early April (?): THE CREATION. Tour of Spain and Germany.
                    Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Kenneth Pickett (voc)/Jack Jones (dr)
                    Note: Ronnie was unhappy with the Jeff Beck Group and also joined The
                              Creation some time in December 1967 or January 1968. He left The
                              Creation in early June after two final gigs in London and Nottingham. It is
                              possible, that he missed some of the Jeff Beck Group dates listed here!
                              (He was temporarily replaced by Junior Wood). It is very possible that RW
                              didn’t play the Spanish dates with The Creation (where he was replaced by
                              someone called Digger).

680400A  April: THE CREATION.
                    7" single (Polydor 56246). Producer: Shel Talmy. Sound engineer: Glyn Johns.
                    Recorded at IBC Studios, London in January.
                    A: Midway Down (John Wonderling/Los Shapiro)
                    B: The Girls Are Naked (Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                    Line-up: see 680100A.

680408A  8th April: THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN. UK radio
                   (BBC) ‘Top Gear’, London, Picadilly, Studio 1. Host: Bernie Andrews.
                    - Child Of My Kingdom (Arthur Brown/Vincent Crane)
                    - Come And Buy (Arthur Brown/Vincent Crane)
                    - Fire (Arthur Brown/Vincent Crane/Peter Kerr/Michael Finesilver)
                    - I Put A Spell On You (Jalacy Hawkins)
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Arthur Brown (voc)/Vincent Crane (org)/Drachen Theaker (dr)
                    Note: Broadcast on the 28th April.
                              'Fire' was first released in September 1991 on the BBC-compilation 'Before
                              The Fall' (see 910900B). 'Come And Buy ' was released in February 2010
                              (see 100222A).

680514A  14th - 16th May & 25th - 26th May: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, EMI Studios.
                     Recording session for upcoming 'Truth'-album. Producer: Mickie Most.
                     Sound engineer: Ken Scott.
                     Line-up: RW (bass; not on the 25th May)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/
                                    Micky Waller (dr)/Nicky Hopkins (p) 

late May: THE CREATION. Tour of Germany and Holland.
                   Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Kenneth Pickett (voc)/Jack Jones (dr)

680600A  early June: THE CREATION. Nottingham, England,
680600B  early June: THE CREATION. London, John Lewis’s Store Theatre
                   Note: Last two RW-gigs with The Creation.

680600C  Spring: THE CREATION. German TV, Hamburg.
                    - Painter Man (Kenneth Pickett/Eddie Phillips) -playback
                    Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Kenneth Pickett (voc)/Jack Jones (dr)

680607A  7th June: London, The Manor House, ‘Bluesville ‘68’ (maybe with RW)

14th June - 3rd August: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. 1st US tour.
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc; gtr on Beck’s Bolero)/
                                   Micky Waller (dr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)

680614A  14th June: New York City, Fillmore East (1st show)
680614B  14th June: New York City, Fillmore East (2nd show)
680615A  15th June: New York City, Fillmore East (1st show)
680615B  15th June: New York City, Fillmore East (2nd show)

680616A  16th June: Daytop Village, Staten Island, New York, Reality Home Rehabilitation
                    Center, ‘Daytop Under The Stars’-festival
                    Note: Benefit-concert with special guest Jimi Hendrix (gtr, voc) jamming with
                              The Jeff Beck Group. The set included apart from some jams:
                               - Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix) -unverified

680618A  18th June: New York City, The Scene
                    Note: With special guests Jimi Hendrix (gtr) and Eric Clapton (gtr) jamming
                              with The Jeff Beck Group.

680619A  19th June: New York City, The Scene
680620A  20th June: New York City, The Scene
680621A  21st June: New York City, The Scene
680622A  22nd June: New York City, New York, The Scene
                   Note: With special guest Jimi Hendrix (gtr) jamming with them each night!

680626A  26th June: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
680627A  27th June: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
680628A  28th June: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
680629A  29th June: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party

680700A  Summer: THE CREATION.
                   7" single (Hit-ton HT 300 210 -Germany). Producer: Shel Talmy. Sound engineer:
                   Glyn Johns. Recorded at IBC Studios, London in January.
                    [A: Bony Moronie (Larry Williams) -under title ‘Bonney Moroney’]
                    B: Mercy Mercy Mercy (Josef Zawinul)
                    Line-up: see 680100A.

680705A  5th July: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom
680706A  6th July: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom
680707A  7th July: Ann Arbor, Michigan, 5th Dimension Club
680709A  9th  July: Cleveland, Ohio, La Cave
680710A  10th July: Cleveland, Ohio, La Cave
680711A  11th July: Cleveland, Ohio, La Cave
680712A  12th July: Houston, Texas, The Catacombs
680713A  13th July: Houston, Texas, The Catacombs

680717A  17th July: Dallas, Texas, LuAnne’s
                   (Let Me Love You/I Can't Hold Out/Jeff's Boogie/Sweet Little Angel/Shapes
                    Of Things/Hi Ho Silver Lining/Beck's Bolero/Rock My Plimsoul/Oh, Pretty
                    Woman/Morning Dew/Rice Pudding/The Sun Is Shining/I Ain't Superstitious)

680719A  19th July: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West
680720A  20th July: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West
680721A  21st  July: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West
680723A  23rd  July: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West

680724A  24th  July: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West, incl.
                   (You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Morning Dew/Jeff’s Boogie/Sweet
                     Little Angel/Hi Ho Silver Lining/The Sun Is Shining)
                   Note: Broadcast by KSAN FM on October 29, 1972.
 
680725A  25th  July: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West

680726A  26th  July: Los Angeles, California, Shrine Exposition Hall, 'Pinnacle Dance Concert'
                   (You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Morning Dew/Jeff’s Boogie/Band introduction/
                    Sweet Little Angel/Hi Ho Silver Lining/Beck’s Bolero/Rock My Plimsoul/
                    Shapes Of Things/Rice Pudding/unidentified blues/I Ain't Superstitious)

680727A  27th  July: Los Angeles, California, Shrine Exposition Hall, 'Pinnacle Dance Concert'
                   (You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Morning Dew/Jeff’s Boogie/Sweet Little
                    Angel/Hi Ho Silver Lining/Beck’s Bolero/Rock My Plimsoul/Shapes Of
                    Things/Rice Pudding/Band introduction/unidentified blues)

   680729A  29th July: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                      LP ‘Truth’ (Epic PE 26413, -USA). Producer: Mickie Most. Sound engineer:
                      Ken Scott. Incl.
                      - Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty)
                      - Let Me Love You (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck) -Jeff Beck sharing vocals
                      - Morning Dew (Tim Rose/Bonnie Dobson) -Nicky Hopkins on piano,
                          unidentified player on bagpipes
                      - You Shook Me (Willie Dixon/J.B. Lenoir) -probably Nicky Hopkins on piano,
                           John Paul Jones on organ
                      - Rock My Plimsoul (Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart) -alternate album take
                      - Blues De Luxe (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck) -Nicky Hopkins on piano
                      - I Ain’t Superstitious (Willie Dixon)
                      Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)
                      Note: The album was not released in Great Britain (on Columbia SCX 6293)
                                 until the 4th October.

680802A  2nd August: Los Angeles, California, Shrine Exposition Hall
680803A  3rd August: Los Angeles, California, Shrine Exposition Hall

680810A  10th August: Sunbury, England, Kempton Park Racecourse, ‘8th National Jazz &
                    Blues Festival’, incl.
                    - Let Me Love You (Willie Dixon)
                    - Jeff's Boogie (Jeff Beck)
                    - Sweet Little Angel (Hudson Whittaker)
                    Note: With special guest Nicky Hopkins on piano.

680906A  6th September: London, The Manor House, ‘Bluesville ‘68’
680914A  14th September: Norwich, England, 

680917A  17th September: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. UK radio (BBC) ‘Top
                    Gear’, London, 201 Piccadilly, Studio #1. Host: John Peel.
                    -You Shook Me (Willie Dixon/J.B. Lenoir)
                    -Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty)
                    -Sweet Little Angel (Hudson Whittaker)
                    -Rice Puding (Ron Wood/Jeff Beck/Nicky Hopkins/Rod Stewart)
                    -Jeff’s Boogie (Jeff Beck)
                    -Rock My Plimsoul (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck)
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Tony Newman (dr)
                    Note: Broadcast on the 29th September (with exception of 'Rock My
                              Plimsoul' which was broadcast on the 3rd November).

680918A  18th September: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. Unidentified studio in or
                    around London. Producer: Mickie Most. Recording session.

680900A  late Summer or early Autumn: THE CREATION.
                   7" single (Hit-ton HT 300 235 -Germany). Producer: Shel Talmy. Sound engineer:
                   Glyn Johns. Recorded at IBC Studios, London in January.
                   A: For All That I Am (Stephen Friedland/Paul Kahan)
                   B: Uncle Bert (RW/Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                   Line-up: see 680400A.
                   Note: Glyn Johns had his hand in the production of Uncle Bert.

30th September - 5th October: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. Scandinavian Tour.
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)

680930A  30th September: Stockholm, Sweden,
681001A  1st October: Stockholm, Sweden,
681002A  2nd October: Stockholm, Sweden,
681003A  3rd October: Stockholm, Sweden,
681004A  4th October: Jonkoping, Sweden, Rigoletto
681005A  5th October: Copenhagen, Denmark, Brondby Popclub

11th October - 8th December: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. 2nd US tour.
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                   Nicky Hopkins (p, from 18th October onwards)

681011A  11th October: Chicago, Illinois, Kinetic Playground, Electric Theatre
681012A  12th October: Alma, Michigan, College
681013A  13th October: Mentor (near Cleveland), Ohio, Hullaballoo (1st show)
681013B  13th October: Mentor (near Cleveland), Ohio, Hullaballoo (2nd show)
681018A  18th October: New York City, Fillmore East (1st show)
681018B  18th October: New York City, Fillmore East (2nd show)

681018C  18th or 19th October: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. US TV ( ) ‘Welcome To
                    Fillmore East’, New York City.
                    - Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty)
                    Note: Telecast of a live performance at Fillmore East with overdubbed music
                               of the studioversion. Broadcast on a later date.

681019A  19th October: New York City, Fillmore East (1st show)
681019B  19th October: New York City, Fillmore East (2nd show)
681020A  20th  October: Alexandria, Virginia, Arena, Roller Rink

681022A  22nd October: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
                   (You Shook Me/Let Me Love You/Jeff’s Boogie/Blues De Luxe/
                     Rock My Plimsoul/Shapes Of Things/Rice Pudding/Sweet Little Angel/
                     I Ain’t Superstitious/Wee Wee Baby)

681023A  23rd October: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
                   (Talk To Me Baby/Jeff’s Boogie/Blues De Luxe/Rock My Plimsoul/A Natural
                    Man/Shapes Of Things/Rice Pudding/I Ain’t Superstitious)
 
681024A  24th October: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
                   (You Shook Me/Morning Dew/Sweet Little Angel/Rock My Plimsoul/A Natural
                    Man/Shapes Of Things/Beck's Bolero/Rice Pudding/Instrumental improvisation)
 
681025A  25th October: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Electric Factory
681026A  26th October: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Electric Factory
681030A  30th October: Toronto, Canada, Rock Pile

681031A  31st October: New York City, Fillmore East
                   Note: Benefit gig for the children in Biafra.

 681100A  November: VARIOUS ARTISTS.
                    Compilation-LP 'Blues Anytime Volume 3' (Immediate IMLP 019). Incl. three
                    tracks recorded by short living band Santa Barbera Machine Head in late 1966:
                    - Porcupine Juice (Jon Lord/Gus Dudgeon) -by Santa Barbera Machine Head
                    - Albert (Jon Lord/Gus Dudgeon) -by Santa Barbera Machine Head
                    - Rubber Monkey (Jon Lord/Gus Dudgeon) -by Santa Barbera Machine Head
                    Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Jon Lord (org)/John ‘Twink’ Alder (dr)

681101A  1st November: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom
681102A  2nd November: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom

681103A  3rd November: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom
                     (Shapes Of Things/You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Blues De Luxe/
                      Jeff’s Boogie/Rock My Plimsoul/A Natural Woman/Rice Pudding/
                      Sweet Little Angel/I Ain’t Superstitious)

681108A  8th November: Houston, Texas, Music Hall
681109A  9th November: Dallas, Texas, Southern Methodist University, McFarlin Auditorium
681110A  10th November: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

681115A  15th  November: Miami, Florida, Thee Image
                    Note: With special guest Jimmy Page (gtr) on one or more songs.

681116A  16th  November: Miami, Florida, Thee Image
                   (Let Me Love You/I Can't Hold Out/Jeff's Boogie/Band introduction/Sweet Little
                    Angel/Shapes Of Things/Hi Ho Silver Lining/Beck's Bolero/Rock My Plimsoul/
                    Oh, Pretty Woman/Morning Dew/Rice Pudding/The Sun Is Shinig/I Ain't
                    Superstitious)

681119A  19th  November: JEFF BECK GROUP. New York City, Mirasound Studios.
                     Producer: ?. Incl.
                     - Sweet Little Angel (Hudson Whittaker)
                     Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                    Nicky Hopkins (p)
                     Note: Released in May 2004 as bonus-track on a 'Beck-Ola'-re-release.
 
681122A  22nd  November: Cleveland, Ohio, The Grand
681123A  23rd  November: Cleveland, Ohio, The Grand
681127A  27th  November: Seattle, Washington, Eagles Auditorium
681129A  29th  November: Los Angeles, Califormia, Shrine Exposition Hall

681130A  30th November, Los Angeles, California, Shrine Exposition Hall
                   (Becks Bolero/You Shook Me/Let Me Love You/unknown blues/Jeff's Boogie/
                    Shapes Of Things/Rock My Plimsoul/Morning Dew/Rice Pudding/I Ain't
                    Superstitious)

681205A  5th December: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West
681206A  6th December: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West

681207A  7th December: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West
                    (You Shook Me-Let me Love You/The Sun Is Shining/Rice Pudding/Shapes Of
                      Things/Jeff’s Boogie/Blues De Luxe/I Ain’t Superstitious/Wee Wee Baby/
                      Rock My Plimsoul)

681208A  8th December: San Francisco, California, Fillmore West

681221A  21st December: London, The Roundhouse, Middle Earth Club

681200A  December (?): KEITH WEST. Probably London, unidentified studio. Producer: Keith
                   West. Incl.:
                   - The Visit (Keith West) -RW on bass
                   - She (Keith West) -RW on bass, with unknown string section
                   + On A Saturday (Keith West) -produced by Mark Wirtz, maybe with RW on bass
                   + The Kid Was A Killer (Keith West) -produced by Mark Wirtz, maybe with RW
                         on bass
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Keith West (voc)/Steve Howe (gtr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/
                                  Aynsley Dunbar (dr)
                   Note: These songs weren’t released before June 1995 on the CD ‘Excerpts
                              From…Groups And Sessions 1965 - 1974’, see 950600A.                             
                              The bass playing on the two songs in question were credited to RW in the
                               liner notes of the album 'Tomorrow Feat. Keith West' (1999).