Woodwork 1969

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

690100A January - February: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, Kingsway Studios;
                  London, Trident Studios; London Abbey Road Studios.
                  Producer: Mickie Most. Sound engineers: Martin Birch, Ken Scott, Alan
                  Parsons. Recording sessions for the upcoming album ‘Beck-Ola’. Incl.
                  - All Shook Up I (Elvis Presley/Otis Blackwell) -early version, Abbey Road 8.1.69
                  - Throw Down A Line (Hank Marvin) -Trident, 7.2.69
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/
                                 Tony Newman (dr)
                  Note: Some of the sessions were filmed and edited for a Plynth (Water Down The
                            Drain)-promofilm.
                            The two listed tracks were released as bonus tracks in May 2004.

690114A  14th January: London, The Marquee
                    (You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Plynth [Water Down The Drain]/
                     Blues De Luxe/Jeff’s Boogie/Rock My Plimsoul/Shapes Of Things/
                     I Ain’t Superstitious/Jailhouse Rock)

690205A  5th February: Tolworth, The Tallyho Pub or Toby Jug
                   Note: Last gig with Micky Waller on drums.

690200A February (?): London, Bermondsey Street, Rolling Stones-rehearsal space
                  RW (bass) jams with Leigh Stephens (gtr) and Micky Waller (dr)

 7th - 23rd March: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. 3rd US tour.
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/
                                  Tony Newman (dr)
                   Note: RW did not play the first gig of the tour (in Alexandria, Virginia)

690307A  7th March: Stony Brook, New York, State University
690307B  7th March: West Hempstead, New York, Island Garden Arena
690308A  8th March: Cleveland, Ohio, The Grand
690309A  9th March: Toronto, Canada, Electric Theater
690314A  14th March: Chicago, Illinois, Kinetic Playground, Psychedelic Ballroom
690315A  15th March: Chicago, Illinois, Kinetic Playground, Psychedelic Ballroom
690316A  16th March: Baltimore, Maryland, Civic Center
690321A  21st March: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom
690322A  22nd March: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom
690323A  23rd March: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Labor Temple

690400A  April: Henley-on-Thames, England, Old Forge (RW’s cottage)
                   RW (gtr) jams with Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagan (keyb) and Kenney Jones (dr)

690403A  3rd - 19th April: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, De Lane Lea Studios.
                   Producer: Mickie Most. Sound engineer: Martin Birch. Recording sessions
                   for ‘Beck-Ola’. Incl.
                   - Jailhouse Rock I (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) -early version
                   + contents of Beck-Ola-album
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/
                                  Tony Newman (dr)
                   Note: The early version of 'Jailhouse Rock' was released as bonus track in May 2004. 

690421A  21st - 25th April: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, Kingsway Studios.
                   Producer: Mickie Most. Sound engineer: Martin Birch. Overdubbing and mixing
                   for ‘Beck-Ola’.

690425A  25th April: London, The Lyceum

2nd May - 9th May: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. 4th US tour.
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/
                                   Tony Newman (dr)
                    Note: Making up for some cancelled shows in early April.

690502A  2nd May: New York City, Fillmore East

690503A  3rd May: New York City, Fillmore East
                    (Plynth [Water Down The Drain]/I Ain’t Superstitious/Shapes Of Things/
                     Jeff’s Boogie/Rock My Plimsoul/Jailhouse Rock/Wee Wee Baby)
                    Note: With
special guest Joe Cocker singing vocals on ‘Wee Wee Baby’.

690506A 6th May: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
                   (Plynth [Water Down The Drain]/All Shook Up/Let Me Love You/Rice
                    Pudding/Blues De Luxe/Rock My Plimsoul/Spanish Boots/Jailhouse Rock/
                    Shapes Of Things/Jeff's Boogie)

690507A 7th May: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
                   (All Shook Up/You Shook Me/Plynth/Rice Pudding/Rock My Plimsoul/
                    Spanish Boots/Let Me Love You/I Ain't Superstitious/Shapes Of Things)

690508A 8th May: Boston, Massachusetts, Tea Party
                  (Plynth [Water Down The Drain]/Talk To Me Baby/Jeff’s Boogie/Blues De
                   Luxe/Shapes Of Things/Rock My Plimsoul/Rice Pudding/Jailhouse Rock/
                   I Ain’t Superstitious/Wee Wee Baby)


690509A  9th May: New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, Woolsey Hall (1st show)
690509B  9th May: New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, Wool
sey Hall (2nd show)

690516A  16th and 17th May: DONOVAN. London, Olympic Sound Studios.
                    Producer: Mickie Most. Incl.
                    - From Here On, Your Guess Is As Good As Mine (Donovan Leitch) -unverified
                    - Goo Goo Barabajagal (Donovan Leitch)
                    - Homesickness (Donovan Leitch)
                    - Stromberg Twins (Donovan Leitch)
                    - Suffer Little Children (Donovan Leitch) -unverified
                    - Trudi (Bed With Me) (Donovan Leitch)
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Donovan Leitch (gtr, voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/
                                 Micky Waller (dr)/Madeline Bell and Lesley Duncan (bvoc)
                  Note: Stromberg Twins was not released before 2005 (see 050509B).
         

690500A  May: THE QUIET MELON. Cambridge, England, 'University Ball' (1st show).
690500B  May: THE QUIET MELON. Cambridg
e, England, 'University Ball' (2nd show).
                   Note: Both shows had the same setlist, incl (all unverified):
                    - Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon)
                    - I Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster)
                    - What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
                    Line-up: RW (gtr)/Art Wood (voc)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Ian McLagan (keyb)/
                                   Kenney Jones (dr)

690500C  May: THE QUIET MELON. Oxford, England, 'May Ball'
                   Line-up: see above.

690500D  May: THE QUIET MELON. Surrey, England, 'University Ball'
                   Line-up: RW (gtr)/John Baldry (voc & maybe harm and/or gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/
                                  Ian McLagan (keyb)/Kenney Jones (dr)/Jimmy Horowitz (keyb)/
                                  Kim Gardner (bass)

690602A  2nd June: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                   7“ single (Epic 5-10484, USA). Producer: Mickie Most.
                   A: Plynth (Water Down The Drain)(RW/Nicky Hopkins/Rod Stewart)
                   B: Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
                   Note: Around the same time a European version of this single was released
                             (Columbia 1C 006-90 346) with 'The Hangman’s Knee' as B-side.

690600A June: ROD STEWART. London, Olympic Sound Studios & Lansdowne Studios.
                  Producer: Lou Reizner (and uncredited Rod Stewart).
                  Recording of his first solo album together with RW (see 691100A).

690626A  26th June: DONOVAN. UK TV (BBC) ‘Top Of The Pops’, London, BBC
                   Television Centre.
                    - Goo Goo Barabajagal (Donovan Leitch)
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Donovan (voc, gtr)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Tony Newman (dr)/
                                   Rod Stewart (bvoc)
                    Note: Telecast on the 24th July.

690627A  27th June: DONOVAN.
                   7“ single (Pye 7N 17778). Producer: Mickie Most.
                   A: Goo Goo Barabajagal (Donovan Leitch)
                   B: Trudi (Donovan Leitch)
                   Line-up: see 690516A.

690630A  30th June: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                   LP ‘Beck Ola/Cosa Nostra’ (Epic BN 26478, USA). Producer: Mickie Most.
                   Sound engineer: Martin Birch.
                   A: - All Shook Up (Elvis Presley/Otis Blackwell)
                        - Spanish Boots (Ron Wood/Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart)
                        - Girl From Mill Valley (Nicky Hopkins)
                        - Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
                   B: - Plynth (Water Down The Drain)(RW/Nicky Hopkins/Rod Stewart)
                        - The Hangman’s Knee (Ron Wood/Nicky Hopkins/Rod Stewart)
                        - Rice Pudding (Ron Wood/Jeff Beck/Nicky Hopkins/Rod Stewart)
                   Note: Not released in the UK before the 5th September (Columbia SCX 6351).

2nd - 26th July: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. 5th US tour.
                     Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Tony Newman (dr)

690702A  2nd July: Schenectady, New York, Aerodome
690703A  3rd July: New York City, Fillmore East

690704A  4th July: Newport, Rhode Island, Festival Field, ‘16th Annual Newport Jazz Festival’
                   (I Ain’t Superstitious/You Shook Me/Plynth [Water Down The Drain]/Rice
                    Pudding/The Sun Is Shining/Rock My Plimsoul/Shapes Of Things/Jeff’s Boogie)

690711A  11th July: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,The Spectrum, ‘1st Summer Music Festival’

690712A  12th July: Laurel, Maryland, Race Course, ‘Pop At Laurel Festival’, incl.
                   (Rock My Plimsoul/The Hangman's Knee/Blues De Luxe/Jeff's Boogie)

690713A 13th July: New York City, Flushing Meadow Park, Singer Bowl, ‘The Singer Bowl
                  Bowl Music Festival’.
                  Note: With special guests Jimmy Page (gtr), Robert Plant (voc), Glenn
                            Cornick (bass), John Bonham (perc), Ric Lee (dr) and Carmine Appice
                            (dr) during 'Jailhouse Rock'. John Bonham jammed also on 'Rice Pudding'.

690714A 14th July: New York City, Central Park, Wolman Memorial Rink,
                   ‘Schaefer Music Festival Series’ (1st show)
690714B 14th July: New York City, Central Park, Wolman Memorial Rink,
                   ‘Schaefer Music Festival Series’ (2nd show)
                   Note: One of the two shows included the following set:
                             (All Shook Up/The Hangman’s Knee/Rock My Plimsoul/The Sun Is Shining/
                              Rice Pudding/Shapes Of Things)

690700B July: RON WOOD & ROD STEWART. North Woodmere, New York, Harris
                  Sound Studios. Producer and sound engineer: B. Harris. Jam-session. Incl.
                  - instrumental ( ) 0.46
                  - Sweet Georgia Brown (Maceo Pinkard/Ben Bernie/Kenneth Casey) 1.52
                  - blues improvisation #1 (RW/Rod Stewart) 3.05
                  - blues improvisation #2 "Carnation Supply" (RW/Rod Stewart) 4.33
                  - Down By The Riverside (Trad.) 1.47
                  - The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde #1 (Mitch Murray/Peter Callandar) 2.01
                  - The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde #2 (Mitch Murray/Peter Callandar) 1.13
                  - improvisation (RW/Rod Stewart) 0.35
                  - blues improvisation #3 (RW/Rod Stewart) 0.41
                  - blues improvisation # 4 (RW/Rod Stewart) 2.12
                  - blues impovisation #5 "Spotty Blues" (RW/Rod Stewart) 2.19
                  - blues improvisation # 6 (RW/Rod Stewart) 3.29
                  - instrumental ( ) 1.12
                  - blues improvisation #7 (RW/Rod Stewart) 4.14
                  Line-up: RW (gtr, voc; some perc)/Rod Stewart (voc, gtr; some perc)/& some
                                 others (occasional bvoc)
                  Note: Times are only approximative.

690718A  18th July: Dania, Florida, Pirate’s World Amusement Park, Pirate’s Cove
690719A  19th July: Dania, Florida, Pirate’s World Amusement Park, Pirate’s Cove
690721A  21st July: Ellenville, New York, Tamarack Lodge, ‘Mountain Rock Festival’
690722A  22nd July: Lowell, Massachusetts, Commodore Ballroom

690726A  26th July: Detroit, Michigan, Grande Ballroom
                   (All Shook Up/You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/The Hangman’s Knee/
                     Blues De Luxe/Rice Pudding/Morning Dew/Jeff’s Boogie/Rock My Plimsoul/
                     Shapes Of Things)

690800A  August: MARSHA HUNT. London, IBC Studios. Producer: Kit Lambert.
                   - Desdemona I (Marc Bolan) -maybe with RW on bass; unverified acetate-version
                        without backing vocals
                   - Desdemona II (Marc Bolan) -maybe with RW on bass; album-version
                   - Lonesome Holy Roller (Marsha Hunt) -maybe with RW on bass
                   - Keep The Customer Satisfied (Paul Simon) -maybe with RW on bass
                   - Wild Thing I (Chip Taylor)
                   - Wild Thing II (Chip Taylor) -duet with RW; unverified
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Marsha Hunt (voc)/Pete Townshend (gtr)/Ian McLagan (org)/
                                  Kenney Jones (dr)

690800B August: ART WOOD’S QUIET MELON. London, Phillips Studios.
                  Producer: unknown, maybe Art Wood. Incl.
                  - Engine 4444 I (Art Wood) -CD-single version, with (see 951100A)
                  - Engine 4444 II (Art Wood) -shorter Sugarlumps-version (see 050418A)
                  - Engine 4444 III (Art Wood) -Pop Masters-stereo version (see 051122A)
                  - Diamond Joe I (Art Wood) -instrumental (see 951100A)
                  - Diamond Joe II (Art Wood) -CD-single version (see 951100A)
                  - Diamond Joe III (Art Wood) -shorter, edited Sugarlumps-version (see 070319A)
                  - Diamond Joe IV (Art Wood) -Pop Masters-stereo version with overdubbed horns
                       (see 051122A)
                  - Right Around The Thumb ( ) -unverified
                  - Two Steps To Mother ( ) -unverified
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Art Wood (voc)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Ian McLagan (keyb)/
                                 Ronnie Lane (bass)/Kenney Jones (dr)
                  Note: The Pop Masters- and Sugarlumps-versions were remixed and edited later,
                             most probably without the consent of the original musicians.

690811A  11th August: DONOVAN.
                   LP ‘Barabajagal’ (Epic BN 26481). Producer: Mickie Most. Incl.
                   - Goo Goo Barabajagal (Donovan Leitch)
                   - Trudi (Donovan Leitch)
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Donovan Leitch (gtr, voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Nicky Hopkins
                                  (p)/Micky Waller (dr)/Madeline Bell and Lesley Duncan (bvoc)

690800C  Summer: FACES. London, Bermondsey. The embryonic Faces
                   (still without Rod Stewart) rehearse at the Rolling Stones’ rehearsal space. Incl.
                   - Stone 1 (Ronnie Lane)
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 1 (RW)
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 2 (RW)
                   - first unknown/Looking Out The Window 1 ( )(Kenney Jones/Ian Mclagan)
                   - second unknown 1 ( )
                   - second unknown 2 ( )
                   - second unknown 3 ( )
                   - third unknown 1 ( )
                   - third unknown 2 ( )
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 3 (RW)
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 4 (RW)
                   - second unknown 4 ( ) -very long
                   - Stone 2 (Ronnie Lane)
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 5 (RW)
                   - blues jam ( )
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 6 (RW)
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 7 (RW)
                   - Pineapple And The Monkey 8/Looking Out The Window (RW)(Kenney Jones/
                        Ian McLagan)
                   - Devotion 1 (Ronnie Lane)
                   - Devotion 2 (Ronnie Lane)
                   - first unknown/Looking Out The Window 2 ( )(Kenney Jones/Ian Mclagan)
                   + Evil (Willie Dixon) -with Rod  Stewart on vocals
                   + Shake, Shudder, Shiver (RW/Ronnie Lane) -with Rod  Stewart on vocals
                   + I Feel So Good (William Broonzy) -with Rod  Stewart on vocals
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Ronnie Lane (voc, bass)/Ian McLagan (keyb)/Kenney
                                 Jones (dr)
                  Note: The last three tracks were officially released in May 2004 (see 040628A).
                            Some or all of the other tracks might come from rehearsals at RW's home in
                            Henley either.

691000A  October: FACES. London, Olympic Sound Studios. Producer and/or sound
                   engineer: Glyn Johns. Recording of six demos.

691000B  October and/or November: FACES. London, Hanwell Community Centre.
                   Rehearsals.

10th - 20th November: FACES. Tour of Switzerland (unsure).
                 Line-up: RW (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Ronnie Lane (bass)/lan McLagan (keyb)/
                                Kenney Jones (dr)

691110A 10th November: FACES. Ilnau-Effretikon, Switzerland,
691111A 11th November: FACES. Winterthur, Switzerland,
691112A 12th November: FACES. St. Gallen, Switzerland,
691114A 14th November: FACES. Basel, Switzerland,
691115A 15th November: FACES. Solothurn, Switzerland,
691116A 16th November: FACES. Biel, Switzerland,
691117A 17th November: FACES. Bern, Switzerland,
691119A 19th November: FACES. Geneve, Switzerland,
691120A 20th November: FACES. Lausanne, Switzerland,

691129A  29th November: FACES. London, England, Greyhound Croydon

691200A  December: ROD STEWART.
                   LP ‘The Rod Stewart Album' (Mercury SR 61237, -US). Producer: Lou Reizner.
                   Arranged by Rod Stewart (except ‘Handbags And Gladrags’ which was arranged by
                   Mike D’Abo). Recorded in London at Olympic Sound Studios and  Lansdowne
                   Studios during one and a half weeks in June 1969.
                   A: - Street Fighting Man (MJ/KR)
                        - Man Of Constant Sorrow (Trad. arr.: Rod Stewart) -Rod Stewart on guitar
                        - Blind Prayer (Rod Stewart)
                        - Handbags And Gladrags (Mike D’Abo) -Mike D’Abo on piano
                   B: - An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (Rod Stewart)
                        - I Wouldn’t Ever Change A Thing (Rod Stewart) -Keith Emerson on organ,
                             Lou Reizner on vocals
                        - Cindy’s Lament (Rod Stewart)
                        - Dirty Old Town (Ewan McColl) -Rod Stewart on harmonica
                   Line-up: RW (gtr, bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Martin Quittenton (gtr)/
                                  Ian McLagan (org, p)/Martin Pugh (gtr)/Micky Waller (dr)
                   Note: Released in England as 'An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down’
                             (Vertigo VO 4) in February 1970.

691200B  December: FACES. Molesworth, England, US Air Force Base

691231A  31st December: FACES. London, Lyceum Ballroom
                   Line-up: see above.