Thursday, March 04, 2010

Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA: Shows List 1967-1970

This shows list is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Greg Vick and Ross Hannan, to whom I'm most grateful.

The Boston Tea Party, one of the most famous sixties rock venue in the world, opened on Friday January 20, 1967 in an abandoned temple at 53 Berkeley Street. Two years after (July 12, 1969) the club had moved to an old warehouse on 15 Landsdowne Street (it was originally a club called The Ark which failed a few days earlier as the Tea Party was looking for a bigger place and they took it over). The club closed on December 29, 1970.

January 20-21, 1967: The Lost

January 27-28, 1967: The Lost / The Hallucinations

February 3-4, 1967: The Lost / Catharsis

February 10-12, 1967: Chambers Brothers / Hallucinations (with Peter Wolf)

February 17-18, 1967: Beacon Street Union / Hallucinations

February 24-25, 1967: The Cloud / Bagatelle

February 26, 1967: Baroque Concert (afternoon show)

March 3-4, 1967: Hallucinations / Eden's Children / Bagatelle

March 10-11, 1967: Lothar & The Hand People / Orphans

March 17-18, 1967: Lothar & The Hand People / The Hallucinations

March 24-25, 1967: The Bagatelle / The Growth

March 31 - April 1, 1967: Bagatelle / III Wind

April 14-15, 1967: Lothar & The Hand People / Front Page

April 21-22, 1967: Lothar & The Hand People / Hallucinations

April 28-29, 1967: David Blue And The American Patrol / III Wind

May 5-6, 1967: Orphans / David Blue And The American Patrol

May 12-13, 1967: The Lords And Ladies / The Orleans

May 19-20, 1967: Beacon Street Union / Children of Paradise

May 26-27, 1967: The Velvet Underground / The Ferris Wheel

June 2-3, 1967: Hallucinations / Jeremy Steig

June 9-10, 1967: The Velvet Underground / Beacon St Union

June 16-17, 1967: III Wind / Hallucinations

June 23-24, 1967: The Grass Menagerie / The Beacon Street Union

June 30 and July 1, 1967: Lothar & The Hand People / The Shakers

July 7-8, 1967: The Ragamuffins / The Street Choir

July 14-15, 1967: The Peanut Butter Conspiracy / 90th Congress

July 21-22, 1967: The Free Spirits / The Shakers

July 28-29, 1967: The Paupers / Bagatelle

August 2, 1967: The Seeds / Cheetah

August 4-5, 1967: Peanut Butter Conspiracy / Bagatelle

August 11-12, 1967: Velvet Underground

August 18-19, 1967: Hallucinations / The Ultimate Spinach

August 25-26, 1967: Country Joe And The Fish

September 1-2, 1967: Catharsis / The Mushroom

September 8-9, 1967: Canned Heat / 90th Congress

September 15-16, 1967: Wildflower / The Bagatelle

September 22-23, 1967: The Mushroom / The Hallucinations

September 29-30, 1967: Children of Paradise / Beacon Street Union

October 6-7, 1967: Canned Heat / Ultimate Spinach

October 13-14, 1967: The Luvs / The Grass Menagerie

October 20-21, 1967: Phluph / The Cloud

October 27-28, 1967: Sidewinders (27-27) / Bagatelle (27) / Hallucinations (28)

November 3-4, 1967: The Bagatelle / The Mandrake Memorial

November 10-11, 1967: Sun Ra Arkestra

November 17-18, 1967: Butter / Bo Grumpus / Salvation

November 24-25, 1967: The Ultimate Spinach / The Baul Singers & Dancers of Bengal

December 1-2, 1967: Kaleidoscope/ The Chain Reaction

December 8-9, 1967: Clear Light / The Street Choir

December 15-16, 1967: Richie Havens / The Bagatelle

December 22-23, 1967: Lothar & The Hand People / Beacon Street Union

December 29-30, 1967: The Hallucinations / Children of God

January 5-6, 1968: The Cloud / III Wind

January 12-13, 1968: Ultimate Spinach / The Colt Brothers / Conception

January 19-20, 1968: Beacon St Union (19) / Butter (19) / Hallucinations (19) / Bagatelle (20) / Jessie's First Carnival (20) "Festival of the Boston Sound"

January 26-27, 1968: Tim Buckley / Nazz

February 2-3, 1968: H.P. Lovecraft / Butter

February 9-10, 1968: Eric Andersen / The Grass Menagerie

February 16-17, 1968: The Bagatelle / The Apple Pie Motherhood Band

February 23-24, 1968: The Peanut Butter Conspiracy / PPMWW

March 1-2, 1968: The Chambers Brothers (1-2) / South End Hate Band (1) / Hallucinations (2)

March 8-9, 1968: J. Geils Blues Band / Canned Heat

March 15-16, 1968: The Beacon Street Union / The Hallucinations

March 22-23, 1968: The Velvet Underground / United States of America

March 29-30, 1968: Ultimate Spinach / Butter

April 4, 1968: Muddy Waters with Otis Spann / The Hallucinations

April 5-6, 1968: Amboy Dukes / The Tangerine Zoo

April 11-13, 1968: The Yardbirds (11-13) / Steve Miller Band (11-13) / Cloud (12) / Earth Opera (12-13)

April 18, 1968: Blue Cheer (filling in for B.B.King) / Cloud

April 19-20, 1968: Siegal Schwall Band / J. Geils Blues Band

April 25, 1968: Procol Harum / The Hallucinations

April 26-27, 1968: Howlin' Wolf (26-27) / The Beacon St Union (26-27) / The Hallucination (26)

May 2, 1968: Traffic / Butter

May 3-4, 1968: Clear Light / Tim Rose

May 9, 1968: Blue Cheer / Quill

May 10-11, 1968: Bagatelle / The Hallucinations

May 16-18, 1968: The Velvet Underground (16-18) / Hallucinations (16) / Bo Grumpus (17-18)

May 23-25, 1968: John Lee Hooker (23-25) / Hallucinations (23-25) / Quill (24)

May 30-31 and June 1, 1968: Van Morrison Controversy / III Wind

June 6-8, 1968: The Cloud / Group Image

June 13-15, 1968: Quicksilver Messenger Service / Hallucinations

June 19-22, 1968: The Bagatelle / J. Geils Blues Band

June 26-29, 1968: Jeff Beck Group

July 4-6, 1968: The Ultimate Spinach / Listening

July 18-20, 1968: Lothar & The Hand People / The Hallucinations

July 25-27, 1968: Beacon Street Union / The Cloud

August 1-3, 1968: The Nazz / Kaleidoscope

August 8-11, 1968: Staple Singers / Bo Grumpus with Felix Pappalardi

August 15-17, 1968: Eden's Children / The Velvet Underground

August 22-24, 1968: Apple Pie Motherhood Band / Wind in the Willows

August 29-31, 1968: Albert King / Jeremy Steig & The Satyrs

September 5-7, 1968: Ars Nova / Ford Theatre

September 12-14, 1968: Buddy Guy / Quill

September 20-21, 1968: Eden's Children / J. Geils Quintet

September 27-28, 1968: The Velvet Underground / Fire and Ice

October 3-5, 1968: Rhinoceros / Quill

October 10-12, 1968: Ten Years After / The Listening

October 17-19, 1968: John Mayall & The Blues Breakers / Bones

October 22-24, 1968: Jeff Beck / Kensingtom Market / Earth Opera

October 25-26, 1968: Headstone Circus / Far Cry

October 31, 1968: James Cotton Blues Band / SRC

November 1-2, 1968: James Cotton Blues Band / SRC

November 7-9, 1968: Terry Reid / The McCoys

November 14-16, 1968: Buddy Miles Express / Dino Valente

November 21-23, 1968: J. Giles Blues Band / Listening

November 29-30, 1968: Lothar & The Hand People / The Cloud

December 5-7, 1968: Pacific Gas And Electric / The Quill

December 12-14, 1968: The Velvet Underground / MC5

December 19-21, 1968: Fleetwood Mac / III Wind

December 26-28, 1968: Charles Musselwhite Blues Band / The Listening

January 2-4, 1969: B.B. King / Fire and Ice

January 9-11, 1969: The Velvet Underground / Holy Modal Rounders

January 16-18, 1969: Mother Earth / The Insect Trust

January 22, 1969: The Velvet Underground "The Tea Party Birthday Party" (Free Admission)

January 23-25, 1969: Led Zeppelin / The Raven

January 30-31 and February 1, 1969: Savoy Brown Blues Band / J. Geils Blues Band

Febuary 6-8, 1969: Lothar & The Hand People / The Raven

February 13-15, 1969: Jethro Tull / Silver Apples

February 20-23, 1969: The Byrds / The Flying Burrito Brothers

February 27-28 and March 1, 1969: Buddy Guy / Woody's Truck Stop

March 6-8, 1969: Chicago / J.Geils Blues Band

March 13-15, 1969: The Velvet Underground / Wilkinson's Tricycle

March 16, 1969: Barry And The Remains / The Lost

March 20-22, 1969: The Nice / The Raven

March 27-29, 1969: Rhinceros / Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation

April 3-6, 1969: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & Trinity / SRC

April 9-10, 1969: Jethro Tull / Sweetwater

April 11-13, 1969: Family / Sweetwater

April 15-17, 1969: Ten Years After / Big Mama Thornton

April 18-20, 1969: Albert King / Big Mama Thornton

April 24-27, 1969: J. Geils Band / Aum

May 1-4, 1969: Buddy Miles Express / Howlin' Wolf

May 6-8, 1969: Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart/ The Nice

May 9-11, 1969: Poco / Family

May 13-15, 1969: The Who / Roland Kirk

May 16-17, 1969: Joe Cocker Grease Band / Roland Kirk

May 22-24, 1969: Bonzo Dog Band / It's a Beautiful Day

May 26-29, 1969: Led Zeppelin / Zephyr

May 30-31, 1969: The Velvet Underground / Allman Brothers Band

June 5-7, 1969: Delaney, Bonnie and Friends / Serfs

June 12-14, 1969: Johnny Winter/ The Raven

June 19-21, 1969: Dr John The Night Tripper / Allman Brothers

June 23-24, 1969: Savoy Brown Band / Crazy World of Arthur Brown (cancelled?)

June 26-28, 1969: Chicago Transit Authority / Alice Cooper

July 11-12, 1969: Velvet Underground (11) / Larry Coryell (12) / Country Funk (11-12) / The Quill (11-12)

July 17-19, 1969: Taj Mahal / Blues Image

July 23-25, 1969: Jethro Tull / The Free

July 26, 1969: Tom Rush / Terry Reid / The Free

July 31 and August 1-2, 1969: Ten Years After / Magic Terry & The Universe

August 4-6, 1969: B.B. King / Teagarden & Van Winkle

August 7-8, 1969: Mother Earth / Teagarden & Van Winkle

August 11-13, 1969: Byrds / Colosseum

August 14-16, 1969: The Velvet Underground / The Serfs / Country Funk

August 21-23, 1969: Savoy Brown Blues Band / Santana Blues Band

August 28-30, 1969: Spooky Tooth / The Flock

September 4-6, 1969: Raven / Tyrannosaurus Rex / Don Cooper

September 9-11,1969: Ten Years After / The Stooges

September 12-13, 1969: Ricky Nelson / The Coasters / NRBQ

September 18-20, 1969: Chuck Berry / Bo Diddley (cancelled) / Mountain

September 25-27, 1969: J Geils Band/ Lonnie Mack/ The Move

September 30, 1969: Mandrake Memorial / Apaloosa / Dirty John's Hot Dog

October 2-4, 1969: Grateful Dead / Bonzo Dog Band / Doc Watson (uncertain)

October 7, 1969: Mocha Chip / Ascension / Boswell

October 9-11, 1969: Spirit / Elvin Bishop Group / Sha-Na-Na

October 16-18, 1969: Steve Miller Band / Liverpool Scene

October 23-25, 1969: The Kinks / Lee Michaels / The Quill

October 30-31 and November 1, 1969: Super Session's Al Kooper / Aum / King Crimson

November 6-8, 1969: Taj Mahal / Bloodyn Pig

November 11-12, 1969: The Who / Tony Williams' Lifetime

November 13-15, 1969: Santana/ Grand Funk Railroad

November 20-22, 1969: Mountain / Humble Pie / Eric Mercury

November 23, 1969: The Incredible String Band

November 26-29, 1969: Joe Cocker & Grease Band / Fleetwood Mac

December 4-6, 1969: The Nice / Allman Brothers Band

December 8-9, 1969: Jethro Tull

December 11-13, 1969: Johnny Winter / Sons of Champlin / Ten Wheel Drive

December 18-20, 1969: Sha-Na-Na / New York Rock and Roll Ensemble

December 26-28, 1969: Fleetwood Mac / Tim Hardin

December 29-31, 1969: The Grateful Dead

January 2-3, 1970: Mountain / Blues Project II / Dion DiMucci

January 8-9, 1970: B.B. King / Cold Blood / J Geils Band

January 15-17, 1970: James Cotton Blues Band / Kaleidoscope

January 22-24, 1970: The Byrds / Doug Kershaw

January 29-31, 1970: The Staple Singers / MC5 / Rhinoceros

February 5-7, 1970: Fleetwood Mac / The James Gang

February 8-9, 1970: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends with Eric Clapton

February 12-14, 1970: The Kinks / Rensissance

February 19-21, 1970: Spider John Koerner & Willie Murphy / E Mercury

February 22, 1970: NRBQ / Livingston Taylor / The Proposition / Club Wow

February 26-28, 1970: The Everly Brothers / Sha-Na-Na

March 1, 1970: Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Country Funk

March 2-4, 1970: Ten Years After / Redbone

March 5-7, 1970: MC5 / Family / Stone the Crow

March 12-14, 1970: Mother Earth / Argent / Mocha Chip

March 15, 1970: Santana

March 19-21, 1970: Youngbloods / Livingston Taylor /Seals & Croft

March 26-28, 1970: Lee Michaels / Rod Stewart & Faces / Zephyr

April 2-4, 1970: Mountain / Ronnie Hawkins

April 9-11, 1970: Quicksilver Messenger Service / Sugar Creek / Roxy

April 12, 1970: Pink Floyd

April 16-18, 1970: Van Morrison / Blodwyn Pig / Blues Image

April 19, 1970: Pentangle / Livingston Taylor

April 23-25, 1970: Manfred Mann / Cold Blood

April 30 - May 1-2, 1970: Poco / Seatrain / John Fahey

May 3-4, 1970: The Incredible String Band / The Stone Monkey

May 7-9, 1970: Buddy Miles / NRBQ / Ambergris

May 10, 1970: John Sebastian / Ramblin' Jack Elliot

May 14-16, 1970: John Hammond / Seals & Croft / The Insect Trust

May 21-23, 1970: Little Richard

June 7-8, 1970: Traffic / Fairport Convention / Sugar Creek

June 15-17, 1970: Ten Years After / Mott The Hoople

June 18-20, 1970: Poco / Brethren

July 10-11, 1970: Jethro Tull / Cactus

July 14-16, 1970: Procol Harum / Blodwyn Pig

July 23-25, 1970: J. Geils Blues Band / Johnny Winter

September 10-12, 1970: Fleetwood Mac / Fairport Convention

September 13, 1970: Miles Davis / Osmosis

September 14-16, 1970: Mounain / Mylon

September 17-19, 1970: Johnny Winter / Tin House

September 24-26, 1970: Humble Pie / James Gang

September 28-30, 1970: Iron Butterfly / Awakening

October 1-3, 1970: It's A Beautiful Day / Flock / Chris Smithers

October 4, 1970: Tom Rush / Murray McLaughlin

October 5-7, 1970: Small Faces w/ Rod Stewart / Ballin' Jack

October 8-10, 1970: Mungo Jerry / Humble Pie / Spider John Koerner

October 12, 1970: John Mayall

October 15-17, 1970: Byrds / Mylon

October 18, 1970:Frank Zappa & The Mothers

October 22 – 24, 1970: Lee Michaels / Haystack Balboa

October 25, 1970: Pink Floyd

October 29-31, 1970: Elton John / Dreams / Rev. Gary Davis

November 5-7, 1970: Leon Russell / Elvin Bishop / Juicy Lucy

November 10-11, 1970: Traffic / Hammer

November 12-14, 1970: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells / Cynara

November 19-21, 1970: Allman Brothers Band / Brethren

November 27-28, 1970: Mountain / Brethren

December 4-6, 1970: Incredible String Band / Doc Watson / Mimi Farina

December 9, 1970: Canned Heat

December 10-12, 1970: Poco / Jo Mama / David Rea

December 17 – 19, 1970: Love / Sugar Creek

December 26-29, 1970: Sha Na Na / Travis Shook / Club Wow

12 comments:

  1. The last show held at the original Boston Tea Party location at 53 Berkeley Street was on 7/11/69 (The Velvet Underground, Country Funk, and Quill).

    The next night (7/12/69), Larry Coryell, Country Funk, and Quill opened the "new" Boston Tea Party located behind Fenway Park's center field at 15 Lansdowne Street (formerly The Ark, which merged with the Boston Tea Party).

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  2. Some comments Bruno:

    Additional Shows:
    10 February 1967 Chambers Brothers, Hallucinations (with Peter Wolf)
    11 February 1967 Chambers Brothers, Hallucinations (with Peter Wolf)
    12 February 1967 Chambers Brothers, Hallucinations (with Peter Wolf)
    26 February 1967 Baroque Concert (Afternoon)
    10 November 1967 Sun Ra Arkestra
    11 November 1967 Sun Ra Arkestra
    02 May 1969 Incredible String Band (presented by the Boston Tea Party and WBCN at NE Life Hall, Boston, MA

    Other Comments:

    18 April 1968: Blue Cheer replaced BB King.
    June 13-15, 1968: You can delete “The American Revolution” it is simply descriptive.
    July 14-16, 1969: Procol Harum, Blodwyn Pig - This is a 1970 date not 1969.
    October 2-4, 1969: Grateful Dead, Bonzo Dog Band, Doc Watson - I am not so sure that Doc Watson played.

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  3. Saw Jethro Tull & the Silver Apples at the Feb 15,1969 show, was a 15 year old kid fro Kearny New Jersey visiting my older brother at Boston Univ & this is one of the places we went,had a great time, the next week was the Byrds & the Flying Burrito Bros, wish I had a chance to have seen that one

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  4. Thanks Greg to share with us your wonderful memories of the good old rock and roll days!!

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  5. The show with the Byrds and Doug Kershaw was the best! The Louisiana Man played Diggy Diggy Lo and the late great Clarence White sang "Truck Stop Girl." Sweet memories on a Thursday night and all for$3.50!

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  6. My first Tea Party show- I'll Wind and Fleetwood Mac. I was hooked! Still remember the first song of the first Led Zeppelin show - "Communication Breakdown."

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  7. Amboy Dukes journey to the center of your mind..wow...especially after a couple hours on the commons...

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  8. Amboy Dukes journey to the center of your mind..wow...especially after a couple hours on the commons...

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  9. I saw Velvet Underground 3 or 4 times at the Berkeley St. venue, plus lots of other acts including Bonzo Dog Band. We used to sit in the balcony and watch them do the light show. Boston Police detectives would show up and look for runaways (so I was told). The Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang would show up sometimes but they never bothered anyone. Don Law was the manager and my friend Debbie Chase worked there, so I got in free!

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  10. June 5-7, 1969: Delaney, Bonnie and Friends (sans Eric Clapton) / Serfs
    Clapton joined D&B&F on July 18 in Toronto according to Bobby Whitlock (Winter 2000 interview by Mitch Lopate http://swampland.com/articles/view/title:bobby_whitlock)

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    1. you are right about the June 1969, not my fault, I take the gig list from another source and I did not double check it. Anyway, Clapton (with Blind Faith) just shared the bill with D&B&F at the Electric Circus in Toronto on July 18, but he actually joined them only later on November 9, 1969.

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