Friday, March 05, 2010

THE STOOGES FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST 1967-1974

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Steve Mackay, Robert Matheu, Greg Vick, Chazz Avery, Dave F., Bill Ten Eyck, Randy M. Foley, Nick Blakey, John Catto, Bob Davison, The Concert Database, and Bob Smith, to whom I'm most grateful.


UNNAMED REHEARSAL TRIO (EARLY 1967 - SUMMER 1967) / THE PSYCHEDELIC STOOGES #1 (SUMMER 1967 - JAN 1968)
1) James Newell 'Jimmy' Osterberg Jr. (aka Iggy 'The Iguana' Stooge) drums, vocals, organ, piano, hawaiian guitar, 'Jim-a-Phone', blender, vacuum cleaner
2) Ronald Franklin 'Ron' Asheton Jr. bass, guitar
3) Scott Randolph 'Scotty' 'Rock Action' Asheton vocals, harmonica, drums


October 31, 1967: Ron Richardson's house living room, State Street, Ann Arbor, MI "Halloween Private Party"
The Psychedelic Stooges' first private gig was held at the house of their first manager Ron Richardson, who lived next to a junkyard (!!). This was also the only performance of the band as a trio.  


THE PSYCHEDELIC STOOGES #2 (JAN 1968 - NOV ?, 1968) / THE STOOGES #1 (NOV ?, 1968 - APR 2?, 1970)
1) Iggy Stooge vocals
2) Ron Asheton guitar
3) Scott Asheton drums
4) David Michael 'Dave' 'Zander' 'Dude Arnett' Alexander bass


January 20, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Scot Richard Case, Apple Pie Motherhood
The Psychedelic Stooges' first public gig, and also first as a quartet. The band filling in (unannounced) for the advertised (on the poster) The Amboy Dukes.

March 3, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Carousel
Columbia Record executives reportedly would not allow the MC5 as a support act (due to their hometown reputation of blowing national headliners off the stage). The Psychedelic Stooges were a "safe" choice to open, but based on all accounts, they blew BS & T off the stage anyway.

March 24, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with MC5, Up, Pink Peech Mob, Odds & Ends, Gold "Tribal Stomp"

March 30, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Fugs, Sly & The Family Stone

April 7, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Junior Wells, Up

April 11, 1968: Union Ballroom, University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, MI with MC5, Up "Trans-Love Freek Show"

April 17, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with MC5, Jagged Edge

April 21, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with James Gang, Cream (the British trio was scheduled but canceled and postponed in June)

April 25, 1968: DeRoy Auditorium, Detroit, MI with MC5, Up, Pigfukers "Trans-Love Energies Presents A Freek Dance"

April 28, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Mothers Of Invention, Charging Rhinocerous Of Soul

May 26, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Butterfield Blues Band, MC5

June 1, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Love, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

June 23, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Blue Cheer, MC5

July 13, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with The Who, Frost, Pink Floyd (they were scheduled for the previous day but a couple of eyewitnessed says they played tonight too)

July 28, 1968: Oakland University, Rochester, MI "Youth International Party Festival Of Life"

August 11, 1968: Mother's, 145 South Main Street (Van Dyke Avenue), Romeo, MI with Jagged Edge
After the concert Iggy was arrested for "obscene acts in public places" because it had inadvertently showed his private parts after the sudden opening of his pants's zipper (!!).

August 23, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Albert King, Rationals, Jagged Edge

August 2?, 1968: Delta Community College, University Center, MI

September 1, 1968: Baldwin Pavilion, Oakland University, Rochester, MI with Procol Harum, The Rationals, SRC, The Thyme, MC5, The Jagged Edge, The Frost, Children, Pink Floyd (scheduled but not play), Howlin' Wolf (scheduled but not play), Chrysalis (scheduled but not play) "Oakland Pop Festival"

September 6-7, 1968: First Unitarian Church, Detroit, MI with Up (6), Billy C. & The Killer Blues Band (6), MC5 (7), Popcorn Blizzard (7) "Dialogue '68"
On the concert poster the band was billed at the same time as 'Psychedelic Stooges' (6) and, for the first time, as only 'The Stooges' (7).

September 8, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with B.B. King, Frost

September 22, 1968: Grande Ballroom , 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Amboy Dukes, Rodney Knight
The band was billed as only 'The Stooges' on the concert poster.

September 22, 1968: Union Ballroom, University of Michifan, Ann Arbor, MI with MC5, Up "Benefit for MC5 and Children’s Community Achool"

October 8, 1968: The Fifth Dimension, 216 West Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI with MC5 "Celibration The Signing of The MC5 and The Stooges To Elektra Records" 

October 11, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with John Mayall, Frost

October 30-31, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with MC5
The Psychedelic Stooges did not appear on the concert poster.

November 3, 1968: Silverbell Hideout, Bald Mountain Road, Clarkston, MI with MC5, Dharma, The Bottle Company
Supposedly the last gig as 'The Psychedelic Stooges', because just right after that, they officialy shortened their name only to 'The Stooges'.

November 8, 1968: Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
Supposedly the first gig as 'The Stooges'.

November 21, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Blue Cheer

November 27-28, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with MC5, Frost

November 30, 1968: Grande Cleveland, 5000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH with Blood, Sweat and Tears

December 27, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Fleetwood Mac, Wicked Religion
The Stooges and Wicked Religion did not appear on the concert poster.

December 31, 1968: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with SRC, Wilson Mower Pursuit, Up, Stuart Avery Assemblage

unknown date, 1968: Pop Patrick's, Saginaw, MI

unknown date, 1968: Hullabaloo, 639 South Main Street, near Mosley Street, Ann Arbor, MI

unknown date, 1968: Teen Center, Birmingham, MI

unknown date, 1968: Hullabaloo, On West Jolly Road, Lansing, MI

unknown date, 1968: Hullabaloo, Jackson, MI

unknown date, 1968: Teen Center, Tecumseh, MI

unknown date, 1968: The Loft, Leonard, MI

January 5, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Frozen Sun

January 26, 1969: Delta Community College, University Center, MI with MC-5, Rationals, UP "Delta College Pops Festival"

February 4, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with MC-5, Up "Legal Self Defense"

Ferbuary 25, 1969: Union Ballroom, University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, MI with MC-5, Red White & Blues Band "Benefit for Ann Arbor Argus"

April 1, 1969: McKenny Hall Ballroom, Ypsilianti, MI "Obsidian Art Festival"

April 7, 1969: Steve Paul's Scene, 301 West 46th Street, New York City, NY with Lothar and The Hand People

April 27, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with The Third Power, All The Lonely People

May 9, 1969: The Crow's Nest (East), 31059 Harper Avenue at 13 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI with All The Lonely People

May 10, 1969: The Crow's Nest (West), 8606 Haller Street, South of Joy Road & three blocks East of Middlebelt Road, Westland, MI with Licorice

May ??, 1969: Gallup Park, Detroit, MI (unconfirmed)

May 22, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with It's A Beautiful Day

May 23, 1969: Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Iggy Stooge met his future first wife Wendy Weisberg tonight (they married soon after on July 12).

May 24, 1969: The Crow's Nest (West), 8606 Haller Street, South of Joy Road & three blocks East of Middlebelt Road, Westland, MI with The Flow

May 30-31, 1969: Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI with Dutch Elm (30), All The Lonely People (30), Terry Reid (30-31), Caste (30), Red White & Blues Band (30), Frost (30), Train (30), Sky (30-31), Wilson Mower Pursuit (30), Teegarden & Van Winkle (30-31), Rationals (30-31), James Gang (30), Fabulous Counts (30), Dr. John The Night Tripper (30-31), New York Rock 'n' Roll Ensemble (30-31), MC5 (30-31), 3rd Power (30), Sun-Ra (30), Johnny Winter (30), Chuck Berry (backed by The Woolies) (31), Plain Brown Wrapper (31), Up (31), Frost (31), Lyman Woodard (31), Litter (31), Savage Grace (31), Gold Brothers (31), SRC (31), Brownsville Station (31) "First Annual Detroit Rock & Roll Revival"

May 31, 1969: The Crow's Nest (West), Dearborn, MI

June 6, 1969: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with MC5, Illinois Speed Press

June 7, 1969: Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI “Festival After The Festival”

July 4, 1969: Raceway, Mt. Clemens, MI with Savoy Brown, Pentangle, MC5, The Frost, The Third Power, Brownsville Station, Sky, The Bump, All the Lonely People, The Sunday Funnies "Second Annual (Detroit) Rock & Roll Revival”

July 5, 1969: Pottawatamie Beach, Saugatuck, MI with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Bob Seger System, The Frost, Big Mama Thornton, Savage Grace, The Red, White & Blues Band, The Frut of the Loom, Brownsville Station "2nd Annual Saugatuck Pop Festival"

July 6, 1969: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI

July 13, 1969: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with MC-5, Up "Legal Self Defense Presents The People Of Michigan Salute John Sinclair for his Heroic Work in the Community"

July 18-19, 1969: Fifth Forum, Ann Arbor, MI with Cartoon Festival
The band was still billed with the old name of 'The Psychedelic Stooges' on the concert poster.

July 23, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with MC5, Tate Blue Band "Legal Self Defense Presents Benefit for the John Sinclair Defense Fund"

July 2?, 1969: Delta Community College, University Center, MI with MC5, The Bob Seger System, The Rationals, SRC,The Amboy Dukes, The Third Power, Wilson Mower Pursuit, The Up "Delta Pops Festival"

August 3, 1969: Sportsman's Park, Mt. Clements, MI with Country Joe & The Fish, MC5, John Mayall, Muddy Waters, T~Bone Walker, Alice Cooper, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys, The McCoys, The Up, Rush, The Früt,The Red, White & Blues Band, Savage Grace, Ted Lucas, The Pleasure Seekers, Mainline, Charlie Latimer, Frijid Pink, Owen Love, The Attack "Mt. Clemens Pop Festival"

August 13, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Sky, Catfish "Benefit for Senator Roger Craig"

August 15, 1969: Kenwick-on-the-Lake, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada with MC5, Amboy Dukes, The Pleasure Seekers, Mitch Ryder, Motherlode, Rationals, Fruit of the Loom, Frigid Pink, The Tea, Whisky Howl, Big Al's Band, Scarborough Fair, Sound Spectrum, Jackie Graham Society

August 1?, 1969: Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI (unconfirmed)

August 17, 1969: Milan Speedway, Milan, MI with The Amboy Dukes, Savage Grace, The Up, MC5, Lyman Woodard Trio, The Gold Brothers,Wilson Mower Pursuit, Kraack, The Tate Blues Band "Michigan Music Supports The John Sinclair Defense Fund"

August 22-23, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Jagged Edge (22), Frost (23), All The Lonely People (23)

August 26, 1969: New York State Pavilion, World's Fairground, Queens, New York City, NY with MC5, David Peel and The Lower East Side (canceled)

August 28, 1969: Mt. Holly, 13536 Dixie Highway at Blank Lake Road, Holly, MI with Grand Funk Railroad, The Frost, The Rationals, Savage Grace, Wilson Mower Pursuit, The Red White & Blues Band, All The Lonely People, The Double Yellow Line "The Gathering On The Slope"

August 29, 1969: New York State Pavilion, World's Fairground, Queens, New York City, NY with MC5 (canceled)

August 31, 1969: Benedectine Stadium, Detroit, MI with Lighthouse, Keef Hartley, Orange Crush, Sky, The Third Power, Savage Grace,Friend & Lover, The Red, White & Blues Band, Underground Wall, Wilson Mower Pursuit "Rock & Roll Picnic"

September 3, 1969: Flushing Meadow Park Pavilion, Queens, New York City, NY with MC 5

September 5, 1969: stadium, University of Davis, Davis, MI with Cat Mother, Bob Seger, Frost

September 6, 1969: The Pavilion, Flushing Meadow Park, New York City, NY with MC5, Moloch, David Peel and The Lower East Side (the show was scheduled for September 3 but finally was postponed on day 6)

September 9-11, 1969: Boston Tea Party, 15 Landsdowne Street, Boston, MA with Ten Years After

September 19-20, 1969: Electric Factory, 2201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA with Buddy Miles Express

September 27, 1969: Wampler’s Lake Pavilion, Walter J. Hayes State Park, Irish Hills, MI with The Woolies

October 3-4, 1969: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with The Move, Teegarden & Van Winkle

October 5, 1969: Sherwood Forest, Davison, MI with The Bob Seger System, The Amboy Dukes, The Bhang, The Third Power and others "WTAC Pop Festival"

October 13, 1969: Grande Ballrom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Allen Ginsberg

October 18, 1969: Silverbell Hideout, Bald Mountain Road, Clarkston, MI with Up

October 26, 1969: King's Animal Land, Richmond, MI with Sun Ra, Joe Cocker, Grand Funk Railroad, MC5, The Up,Brat, Milky the Clown, The Mechanical Man and various animal acts! "Cosmic Circus"

October 31, 1969: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI with Arthur Brown (cancelled), Dr. Tim Leary (cancelled), MC5 (cancelled), Bonzo Dog Band (cancelled), Coven (set censored), Pink Floyd (cancelled), Peter Hurkos (Mystic), Ralph Adams (Modern Houdini) (canceled), Plum Wine, Kim Fowley (cancelled), Alice Cooper (cancelled), Sky (cancdlled), Pluto, Ted Lucas, Frijid Pink, Früt, Satan (Himself) (cancelled), Teegarden & Van Winkle, Bob Seger (cancelled), All The Lonely People (cancelled), Pleasure Seekers (cancelled), Sweetwater (appeared although they weren't billed), SRC, Savage Grace (set aborted), The Frost (appeared but weren't permitted to play), The Amboy Dukes (appeared but weren't permitted to play), Jerry Lubin (MC) "Black Magic & Rock n' Roll Festival (aka A Black Arts Festival)"
During The Stooges' set, Iggy Stooge made his way into the crowd and got beat up when he flirted with some girls whose boyfriends didn’t like it!

November 11, 1969: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI with MC5, SRC, The Frost, The Parliaments (with Funkadelic), Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Frijid Pink, The Amboy Dukes, The Day & Night Dealers Blues Band, The Magic Veil Light Show and others "A Day Of Peace"
The show was canceled as a result of the riots occured in this same venue during the rock n' roll festival of the previous October 31.

November 15, 1969: Silverbell Hideout, Bald Mountain Road, Clarkston, MI with The Chip Stevens Blues Band, The Promise

November 22, 1969: The Borderline, 14921 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI with Richmond, Phenomenon

November 26, 1969: Auditorium, Saginaw, MI “Saginaw Pop Festival”
The Stooges was scheduled but perhaps not participated.

November 30, 1969: Forsythe Jr. High School, Newport Road off Miller, Ann Arbor, MI with Up "Rock n' Roll Dance Presented by The Foundation of Every State"

December 26-27, 1969: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with Flock, Savage Grace

December 28, 1969: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with MC5, Love Sculpture, Frut, Haymarket Riot

December 29, 1969: Aragon Ballroom, 1106 Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL with Pacific Gas & Electric, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Coven, MC5, Alice Cooper, Rotary Connection, Hot Set Up, Litter, Bob Seger, Mason Proffit, Bangor Flying Circus, Baby Huey "Chicago Pop Festival"
The Stooges appearance was filmed by a team of underground Chicago filmmakers.

unknown date, 1969: unknown TV Show, Philadelphia, PA
The Stooges plays 'I Wanna Be Your Dog'.

unknown date, 1969: unknown venue, Oakland, CA (unconfirmed)
After the show Iggy was arrested for saying the word 'Fuck' on stage.

unknown date, 1970: Gilligan‘s, Buffalo, NY

January 9-10, 1970: Ludlow Garage, 346 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH with Flamin' Groovies, Golden Earring

January 13, 1970: Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI with Timothy Leary, Teegarden & Van Winkle, Up

January 16, 1970: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI with Wilson Mower Pursuit, The Attack

Januay 17, 1970: Daniel's Dan, Saginaw, MI 

January 24, 1970: Grande Ballroom, 8952 Grand River At Beverly, 1 Block South Of Joy Road, Detroit, MI
The group appeared on the concert poster but finally didn't play.

January 25, 1970: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI "Free John Sinclair And All Political Prioners"
The group appeared on the concert poster but finally didn't play.

January 30-31, 1970: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with Alice Cooper, The Frut

February 7, 1970: Silverbell Hideout, Bald Mountain Road, Clarkston, MI with The Rationals

February 13, 1970: Woodrose Ballroom, Springfield, MA

February 21-24, 1970: Ungano's, New York City, NY

February 27-28, 1970: Action House, 50 Broadway, Island Park, Long Island, NY

March 6, 1970: Civic Arena, St. Clair Shores, MI

March 7, 1970: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO "1st St. Louis Pop Festival"

March 13-14, 1970: Ludlow Garage, 346 Ludlow Aveue, Cincinnati, OH with Stone The Crows (13-14), Elizabeth (13), MC-5 (13-14)

March 20, 1970: Met Sports Center, Bloomington, MN with The Amboy Dukes, SRC, Litter, Brownsville Station, Canned Heat, Grand Funk Railroad, Buddy Miles, Sweetwater (canceled), Rotary Connection (canceled) "The Met Center Rock Festival (aka 1st Met Pop Festival)"

March 21, 1970: Silverbell Hideout, Bald Mountain Road, Clarkston, MI with The Red, White & Blues Band

March 25, 1970: Rainy Daze, 14100 Olive Street, Chesterfield, MO "Rainy Daze Festival"

March 26, 1970: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH with Joe Cocker, Savoy Brown, Mountain, MC5, Frijid Pink, Amboy Dukes, Pleasure Seekers, Brownsville Station, Cradle, Bitter Blood, Balderdash, Glass Wall, Whalefeathers, East Orange Express, Westfauster "Cincinnati Pop Festival"

March 27, 1970: Something Different, Northwestern Highway & Franklin Road, Southfield, MI with The Chip Stevens Blues Band

April 3-4, 1970: The Warehouse, Providence, RI 

April 10, 1970: The Palladium, 136 Brownell, off 15 Mile Road, between Woodward Avenue & Hunter Street, Birmingham, MI with NRBQ, I-94

April 12, 1970: Sherwood Forest, Northeast corner of Richfield Road M15, Davison, MI with Sonny Hugg

April 17, 1970: Grand Circus Theatre, Detroit, MI with Alice Cooper, The Jam Band

April 18, 1970: The Factorie Ballroom, 2815 Dixie Highway, North of Telegraph Road, Detroit, MI with The Rationals


THE STOOGES #2 (APR 2?, 1970 - AUG 8, 1970)
1) Iggy Stooge
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) Dave Alexander
5) Steven 'Steve' Mackay tenor sax


April 2?, 1970: The Octagon, near Jackson, MI
Steve Mackay's first gig with The Stooges, still as "guest".

May 7-8, 1970: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard at Clark, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA with (maybe) Elvin Bishop, Taos
Steve Mackay's first gigs as official member of The Stooges.

May 15-16, 1970: New Old Fillmore, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Flamin' Groovies, Alice Cooper, Commander Cody, Purple Earthquake, Lights by Heavy Water
The band was billed as 'Iggy & The Stooges' on the poster.

May 22, 1970: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL with Bob Seger System, Mountain, Blood Rock, Litter, Mecki Mark Men

June 5, 1970: The Palladium, 136 Brownell, off 15 Mile Road, between Woodward Avenue & Hunter Street, Birmingham, MI with Mighty Quick, Ormandy

June 6, 1970: Wampler’s Lake Pavilion, Walter J. Hayes State Park, Irish Hills, MI with The Toby Wesselfox Band

June ??, 1970: Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road Plainfield, Goddard, VT (unconfirmed)

June 13, 1970: Crosley Field (baseball stadium), Cincinnati, OH with Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Traffic, The Mighty Quick, The Bob Seger System, Mott The Hoople, Ten Years After, Bloodrock, Savage Grace, Brownsville Station, Zephyr, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, John Drake's Shakedown "MidSummer Night's Dream"

June 26, 1970: Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI "Midsummer Night Rock"

June 27, 1970: People‘s Fair, Stephensonpoint, WI

July 3-4, 1970: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with Blodwyn Pig, John Drake's Shakedown

July 18, 1970: Soldier Field Stadium, Chicago, IL with Chicago, Illinois Speed Press, Illusion, It Doesn't Matter, Happy Day, Pig Iron, Dreams, Leon Russell, MC-5, Funkadelics, Joe Kelley Blues Band, Mason Proffit, Bloomsbury People, Bush, and others "WCFL’s Big Ten Summer Music Festival"

July 19, 1970: Tartar Field, Detroit, MI

July 24, 1970: The Palladium, 136 Brownell, off 15 Mile Road, between Woodward Avenue & Hunter Street, Birmingham, MI with The Rationals, White Light

July 25, 1970: Wampler’s Lake Pavilion, Walter J. Hayes State Park, Irish Hills, MI with White Light

July 26, 1970: unknown venue, North Coventry Township, Chester County, PA with Eric Burdon & War, Amboy Dukes, Zephyr, Illusion, Catfish, Dragonwyck, Steeplechase, High Treason, Boomerang, Orpheus, Mitch Ryder, Cactus, Bloodrock, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger System, and others "The New Coast Music Festival"

July 2? or August ?, 1970: Rainy Daze, 14100 Olive Street Chesterfield, MO
It was during this show that Iggy Stooge accidentally pierced with the mike stand, the arm of a girl who was in the audience called Laure Evans. Iggy wore a pair of silver gloves that night so he gave Laura one of them to wrap around her arm to make the bleeding stop. Laura's boyfriend, Tim Miano, and a friend, Crazy Marvin, carried her back to the club's owner office after the show, and there Iggy begged her not to tell her dad because the band didn't want to get sued!  

August 4 or 5 or 6 or 7, 1970: Delaware River, North New Jersey, NJ "Harmonyville Festival"
A six-days festival (4-9).

August 8, 1970: Goose Lake Park, Jackson, MI with Mountain, Teegarden & Van Winkle, The Litter, Brownsville Station, The Third Power, Früt "Goose Lake International Music Festival"
Iggy Stooge is on speed, he feels omnipotent and incites the crowd to riot, then attacking a member of the Mountain, guilty of playing in the band who was scheduled to play after The Stooges, because he wants more time to roll around on stage and play. Meanwhile Dave Alexander got drunk, smoked something and virtually froze on stage, forgetting all the songs. After the gig Dave is kicked out of the band by an angry Iggy.


THE STOOGES #3 (AUG 9, 1970 - OCT 10, 1970)
1) Iggy Stooge
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) Steve Mackay
5) Bill 'Billy' 'Red Rudy' Cheatham guitar
6) Thomas 'Tommy' 'Zeke' Zettner bass


August 14, 1970: Stadium, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Bill Cheatham and Zeke Zettner's first gig with the band.

August 15, 1970: unknown club, Asbury Park, NJ

August 15, 1970: Long Island Arena, Commack, NY (uncertain)

August 18-20, 1970: Ungano's, New York City, NY
Legendary jazzist Miles Davis attended one of the show.

August 27-28, 1970: Aragon Ballroom, 1106 Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL (cancelled)

August 28-30, 1970: Big Country Ranch Resort, West Finley Township, Washington County, PA with SRC, Alice Cooper, Manitoba Hugger, Fuse, Tayles, Amboy Dukes, Bob Seger, MC5, Siegel-Schwall, 3rd Power, Brownsville Station, Tongue & Django "Spoon River Rock  Festival" (canceled)

September 4-5, 1970: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with Fleetwood Mac, Springwell (evening shows)

September 5, 1970: stadium, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI (afternoon show)

September 6, 1970: Band Shell, West Park, Ann Arbor, MI "Ann Arbor Free Concert Series"

September 7, 1970: unknown venue, Highway 95 between Elgin and Bastrop, TX with MC5, Amboy Dukes, Ike & Tina Turner, James Cotton Blues Band, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chambers Brothers, Alice Cooper, Rare Earth, Eric Burdon & War, Smith, Bloodrock, Savoy Brown, Carolyn Hester, The Third Power, John Mayall, Freddie King, Flying Burrito Brothers, Jimmy Driftwood, Rotary Connection, Brownsville Station "1st Annual Central Texas Music Festival" (three-day festival, September 5-7)

September 8-9, 1970: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard at Clark Street, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (canceled)

September 11, 1970: Recreation Center, Wheaton, MD

September 12, 1970: unknown venue, Falls Church, VA

September 19, 1970: Warehouse, New Orleans, LO with MC5, Alice Cooper

September 20, 1970: Windsor Arena, Windsor, ON, Canada with The Amboy Dukes, SRC, Brownsville Station, Blues Train "Super Session"
The band was billed as 'Iggy & The Stooges' on the concert poster.

September 27, 1970: The Frut Palace, 23580 Hall Road, Mt. Clemens, MI

October 2, 1970: Aragon Ballroom, 1106 Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL with Dr. John, Buddy Miles Band, Mason Proffit (cancelled)

October 10, 1970: The Palladium, 136 Brownell, off 15 Mile Road, between Woodward Avenue & Hunter Street, Birmingham, MI with The Bob Seger System, Julius Victor
Steve Mackay's last gig with the band.


THE STOOGES #4 (OCT 11, 1970 - NOV 22, 1970)
1) Iggy Stooge
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) Bill Cheatham
5) Zeke Zettner


October 23, 1970: Electric Circus, 23 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY

October 31, 1970: The Ritz Theatre, Staten Island, New York City, NY

November 13-14, 1970: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with Mott The Hoople (cancelled), Skid Row, Illusion, Allman Brothers Band

November 15, 1970: Old Zim's Wagon Shed, Fremont, OH

November 15, 1970: The Frut Palace, 23580 Hall Road, Mt. Clemens, MI

November 20, 1970: Windsor Arena, Windsor, ON, Canada

November 21, 1970: Memorial Building, University of Detroit Mercy campus, Detroit, MI with Jane Fonda, Alice Cooper, Damnation 

November 22, 1970: The Borderline, Detroit, MI
Supposedly Bill Cheatham's last gig with the band.


THE STOOGES #5 (NOV 23, 1970 - FEB 1971)
1) Iggy Stooge
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) Zeke Zettner
5) James Robert 'The Skull' Williamson guitar


November 27, 1970: The Syndrome, Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, IL with Alice Cooper (cancelled)

November 27, 1970: W.F. Herman Secondary School, Windsor, ON, Canada with The Up, Frut
James Williamson's first gig with the band.

December 5, 1970: Farmington High School, Farmington, Oakland County, MI wIth Detroit Featuring Mitch Ryder, The Coming (filled in for Brownsville Station?)

December ?, 1970: Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY (The Stooges was scheduled but didn't play)

December 12, 1970: The Palladium, 136 Brownell, off 15 Mile Road, between Woodward Avenue & Hunter Street, Birmingham, MI with Catfish, Jam Band
Supposedly Zeke Zettner's last gig with the band.


THE STOOGES #6 (FEB 1971 - MAY 29, 1971)
1) Iggy Stooge
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) James Williamson
5) James 'Jimmy' Recca bass


February 1971 (approximate date): Warren Mott High School, 3131 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI

April 13, 1971: The Vanity Ballroom, 1024 Newport Street, at East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI with MC5, Jam Band, The Frut, The Werks "Grand Opening"

April 15, 1971: The Vanity Balrloom, Detroit, MI

April 17, 1971: Opera House, Chicago, IL with Alice Cooper, Jam Band

April 24, 1971: The Palladium, 136 Brownell, off 15 Mile Road, between Woodward Avenue & Hunter Street, Birmingham, MI with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Guardian Angel

April 30, 1971: unknown venue, Madison, WI

May 1, 1971: unknown venue, Grand Rapids, MI

May 5, 1971: Psyche-Dilly Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA

May 9, 1971: The Depot, Minneapolis, MN
The band was billed as 'Iggy & The Stooges' on the poster.

May 12, 1971: unknown venue, Richmond, VA

May 13, 1971: Northport High School, Northport, Long Island, NY
The gig was cancelled at the last minute by the school board, because they were afraid of what might combine Iggy Stooge on stage having regard to its reputation as an "crowd's agitator" (!!).

May 14-15, 1971: The Electric Circus, 23 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY

May 16, 1971: Creelman Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
The concert ended much earlier than expected because at one point he was interrupted by the headmaster of this university, because he lived nearby, and could not even sleep through the fault of the loud music of The Stooges (!!). That night also happened that one of the band's roadie drank so much tequila that at some point he lost his balance and fell off a scaffolding that was in the hall.

May 21-22, 1971: Eastown Theatre, 8041 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI with Illusion, Fanny
The Stooges did not play the first night (21) because a few hours earlier their drummer Scott Asheton was rushed to local hospital after he crashed with the van's band against a bridge (!!). For the second night show (22) the band called back their former sax player Steve MacKay to play drums instead of injured Scott Asheton (!!).

May 26, 1971: The Music Palace, St. Louis, MO (cancelled)
The concert was canceled at the last minute because the band's equipment truck arrived too late. However the concert was postponed for the day after at another nearby city (see below).

May 27, 1971: The Factory. St. Charles (a suburb of St. Louis), MO
This show is the one that many bootlegs are from, and many of those are mistakenly labeled as 'Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, 1970'. There's a bootleg on the mysterious Starfighter label which purports to be this show (a better quality copy of that tape is circulating through traders). About 35 minutes into the show, Iggy Stooge whacks Ron Asheton in the head with his mic by accident and the gig stops. They come back and try one more but it goes down so the show was over. People were pissed. Iggy comes out into the crowd afterward and hangs out and talks to everybody and was very apologetic. 

May 28, 1971: The Tumbleweed Ballroom, 1903 Novi Road, near 13 Mile Road, Walled Lake, MI (cancelled)
The concert was cancelled because the band was still in Missouri after the previous day's above concert that had not been planned originally.

May 29, 1971: Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with Bob Seger, Frut, Sunday Funnies "WTTO Presents People's Concert #1 Featuring....."
Iggy Stooge and James Williamson's last gig with the band.

May 30 or 31, 1971: Monroe Estates, Pittsburgh, PA "East Coast First Great Lighter Than Air Fair" (canceled)

July 16, 1971: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA with Cockettes, GTO's, John Mendelsohn-Super Star, LIghts by Tychobrahe (The Stooges canceled)


THE STOOGES #7 (JUL 24, 1971)
1) Ron Asheton
2) Scott Asheton
3) Jimmy Recca
4) Steve Richards vocals


July 24, 1971: Wampler's Lake Pavilion, Walter J, Hayes State Park, Irish Hills, MI with Bull Frog, The Brat Band
The Stooges had already been split up at that point but this gig was originally scheduled some weeks earlier, then the band were contractually obliged to play. Iggy Stooge and James Williamson did not want to take part and so the band went there only with Jimmy Recca and the Asheton brothers, but none of them wanted to sing instead of Iggy and so they asked the audience if there was anyone capable of doing that and then stepped forward this local kid, Steve Richards, who said that not only he coul sing but, being a huge fan on them, knew by heart all their repertoire and imitate well Iggy's voice too (!!).

August 7, 1971: Wampler’s Lake Pavilion, Walter J. Hayes State Park, Irish Hills, MI with Rumor, Tea (canceled)


IGGY AND THE STOOGES #1 (JUN 1972 - MAR 26, 1973)
1) Jimmy Osterberg (aka Iggy Pop)
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) James Williamson


July 15, 1972: The Scala, King‘s Cross Cinema, London, UK
First gig of the re-formed and re-named Iggy And The Stooges (actually for this show the band was billed only as 'Iggy Pop'). This was also their first and only performance in Europe and the first and only of that year too.


IGGY AND THE STOOGES #2 (MAR 27, 1973)
1) Iggy Pop
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) James Williamson
5) Robert 'Bob' Sheff keyboards


March, 27, 1973: Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI
Bob Sheff's first gig and James Williamson's last gig with the band.

May 15, 1973: Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (cancelled)

June 8, 1973: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA with Claudia Lennear (cancelled)
The band was scheduled only as 'Iggy' on the concert poster.

June 10, 1973: Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI (canceled)


IGGY AND THE STOOGES #3 (JUN 15, 1973)
1) Iggy Pop
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) Bob Sheff
5) Sky Warnklein (aka Tornado Turner) guitar


June 15, 1973: Aragon Ballroom, 1106 Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL with Blue Ash, Detroit with Mitch Ryder
Sky Warnklein first and only gig with the band. At some point during the show Iggy Pop leaped in the audience covered with mayonnaise and dog doo-doo which people had pelted him with (!!). The show was also filming by a guy with a super-8.


IGGY AND THE STOOGES #4 (aka #2) (JUN 16, 1973 - JUL 6, 1973)
1) Iggy Pop
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) James Williamson
5) Bob Sheff


June 20-24, 1973: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard at Clark, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA with Rufus
James Williamson first return gigs with the band. Iggy Pop injured his back on a miscalculated dive into the audience three nights into the stand and because of this they only played one set instead of two the last two nights.

July 6, 1973: Civic Arena, East 9 Mile Road and I'-94, St. Clair Shores, MI with Bob Seger, Catfish Hodge
Bob Sheff's last gig with the band.


IGGY AND THE STOOGES #5 (JUL 7, 1973 - FEB 9, 1974)
1) Iggy Pop
2) Ron Asheton
3) Scott Asheton
4) James Williamson
5) Scott 'Scotty' Thurston keyboards, harmonica


July 30-31 and August 1-2, 1973: Max's Kansas City, New York City, NY
Scott Thurston's first gigs with the band. The two last Max’s shows were postponed due to injuries IggyPop inflicted during the second show.

August 6-7, 1973: Max's Kansas City, New York City, NY

August 10-11, 1973: Pender Auditorium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

August 17, 1973: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ

August 18, 1973: American Theatre, St. Louis, MO (two shows)

August 19, 1973: J.F. Kennedy Center, Washington DC

September 1-2, 1973: unknown venue, Benton, TN with Beck, Bogert & Appice, Canned Heat, T. Rex, Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Buddy Miles, Michael Quatro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm, Muddy Waters, Black Oak Arkansas, Edgar Winter Group, Deodato, White Witch, ZZ Top, Ballin' Jack, Chambers Brothers, Yvette Evil, Roberta Flack, Freddie King, Wolfgang, Quicksilver Messenger Service "The Midwest Monster Peace Jubilee and Music Festival" (cancelled)

September 3-4, 1973: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard at Clark, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA with (possibly) New York Dolls (3), White Raven (3)

September 10, 1973: The Ohio Theatre, 3114 LaGrange Street, Toledo, OH

September 15-17, 1973: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard at Clark, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

September 21, 1973: Dixon-Myers Hall, Memphis, TN

October 5-6, 1973: Michigan Palace, 238 Bagley Street, at Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI with White Witch, Public Foot Roman

October 8-13, 1973: Richards, Atlanta, GA
During one of the show (8 or 10 or 12 or 13) Elton John making an unannounced onstage cameo appearance dressed from head to toe in a big, furry, gorilla suit (!!). Nobody in the band known who he was and finally Elton unmasked just in time to save himself from a serious beating (!!). One of the show was also recorded.

October 17-21, 1973: Whisky A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard at Clark, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

October 31 and November 1, 1973: The Matrix, 412 Broadway, North Beach, San Francisco, CA with Tubes, Sugardaddy (Iggy And The Stooges cancelled)

November ??, 1973: Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD with Blue Oyster Cult, The Dictators

December ?, 1973: unknown venue, Daytona Beach, FL

December 7, 1973: Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL

December 14, 1973: Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, IL with Blue Oyster Cult (Iggy and The Stooges cancelled and were replaced by The Raspberries)

December 1?, 1973: Mother’s, Nashville, TN

December 1?, 1973: unknown venue, Knoxville, TN

December 2?, 1973: The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, NJ

December 28, 1973: Joint In The Woods, Parsippany, NJ

December 29, 1973: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN with Blue Oyster Cult, REO Speedwagon, Mike Bloomfield Band, Rare Earth, Captain Beyond "Second Annual Holiday Festival"

December 31, 1973: Academy of Music, New York City, NY with Kiss, Teenage Lust, Blue Oyster Cult
The group was credited on the concert poster only as 'Iggy Pop'.

January 11-12, 1974: Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus at Chestnut, San Francisco, CA with The Tubes
This shows replaced the cancelled Matrix shows on the previous Oct 31-Nov 1, 1973. By the time the band returned to the West Coast in January 1974 for this two shows (two sets a night) at Bimbo's 365 Club, their audience had dwindled, with just a few dozen fans in the seven-hundred-capacity club, all of them clustered around the stage. Joel Selvin was there to review the show for the Chronicle; he remembers that despite the tiny audience, the band was ragged but on the rampage, and that Iggy was as committed as ever. At one point he jumpeg out into the crowd, where-upon a fan pulled his bikini briefs down. The singer shouted a running commentary over the microphone: 'Somebody's sucking my dick, somebody's sucking my dick!'. Finally, bored of the attention, he screamed, 'Give me my cock back, you bitch!' and continued the performance. Selvin wrote up the incident in his review, with heavy use of asterisks. The next day after the story runs Selvin get a phone call from a guy who says, 'That was no girl that did Iggy, that was me and my cousin Frankie!'. A cleaned up recording of this above performance (January 11 or 12) is included in the disc six of the 6CD limited edition boxed set titled: 'The Stooges - Heavy Liquid' (Easy Action Records, 2005). The songs included are: 'Wet my bed', 'I got nothing', 'Head on' and 'Open up & bleed'.

January 18, 1974: Allen Theater, Cleveland, OH

January 19, 1974: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with Slade, James Gang "Belkin Productions Presents...."

January 20, 1974: Stone Hearth, Madison, WI

January 21, 1974: The Brewery, Lansing, MI

January 25, 1974: Victory Theatre, 287 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
The band was advertised only as 'Iggy'. 

January 30-31 and February 1, 1974: My Father’s Place, Roslyn, Long Island, NY

February 2, 1974: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY with Blue Oyster Cult

February 4, 1974: Rock ‘n’ Roll Farm, 34828 Michigan Avenue, one block East of Wayne Road, Wayne, MI

February 9, 1974: Michigan Palace, 238 Bagley Street, at Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI with Spooky Tooth, Elephant's Memory (or Blue Ash), Satori Circus
The band's last gig.

30 comments:

  1. Iggy pop was arrested also for put a corncob in his ass before start a presentation and show it in front of the audience. Later he would shoot it with a fart. The corncob was full of shit!

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  2. Thanks Daremo! you remember exactly in which show this episode happened?

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  3. The Stooges played the Toledo Sports Arena on Dec 28 1969. The line-up was (from head-liners to openers):

    The MC5
    The Stooges
    Love Sculpture
    Früt
    Haymarket Riot

    I still have a photo of Iggy I took from that concert.

    --Randy M Foley
    (arfholy@gmail.com)

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  4. Great site - you're missing a show. Prince George Community College in Portsmouth MD, Dec 1973 or Jan 1974. With BOC, opener was the Dictators, playing their first show ever.

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  5. Nice site - thanks. There's an error though: the Matrix gigs in SF that were canceled were not scheduled at the Fillmore address in the Marina (that was the original Matrix site). By that time it was the "new" Matrix and was located at 412 Broadway in North Beach.

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  6. You're welcome. For what it's worth both venues were in North Beach, with the Matrix pretty much directly across the street from the Mabuhay Gardens, the center of the San Francisco punk scene a few years later (of which Iggy/Stooges were a huge influence, of course).

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  7. Hi

    Can't seem to find a record of a show I attended at The East Town Theatre in Detroit in November 1970. I was tour manager with the Irish rock band SKID ROW. The Bill was SKID ROW (opening), followed by ILLUSION (from New York)
    followed by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (with Duane) and the show was headlined by THE STOOGES. We did 2 nights which I'm certain were 12th and 13th of November even though these dates are listed on your site as STOOGES / MOTT THE HOOPLE. I'm certain that this is incorrect.

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    1. thanks man, I think you're right. Correct!

      cheers,
      Bruno

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    2. No shit! I love that band. Gary Moore, Brush Shiels & Noel Bridgeman. Incredible trio. How old was Gary when he played w/ them? I heard he was 17.

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  8. Hi. the March 20, 1970 gig was actually Bloomington *Minnesota* not IN. I was there. (The Met was the old North Stars hockey arena, a lot of gigs played there.)

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  9. 2 shows at the American theatre that day in 73.i saw both.they also played at a st. Louis club called rainy daze much earlier on.apparently the show was over quick after iggy hit ron while swinging his mike.

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    1. thanks Paul!

      BTW, actually the show where Iggy hit Ron with his mike was at The Factory in 1971, not at the Rainy Daze in 1970 (where Iggy hit with his mike a girl in the audience called Laure Evans)

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  10. The stooges played at Mott high school in Warren Michigan in Jan or Feb of 1971.

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  11. Blue Ash not Elephant's Memory played the middle spot on the February 9, 1974 Michigan Palace concert.

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  12. My wife and I saw them at midnight, probably in 1970, at the Michigan Theatre.

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  13. I was at the Bimbos show in January '74. There were way more than a few dozen people there since there were up to 12 people at a time at the bar. Iggy seemed rather smacked out. I was about 20 feet away from the notorious blow job scene but wrote it off as a publicity stunt. He did indeed say "Gimme my cock back, bitch!" They did nothing from the Fun house album, and when I asked Iggy to please play "Down on the Street" he just gave me a blank look.

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  14. Thanks Bruno, Here's another good story. Chris Huntoon and I went to the grand opening of the Vanity Ballroom to see the Stooges on April 13th 1971. Like the Grande Ballroom, the venue was on the second floor, and we waited in line to get in on the stairs. We got there a little late and had to sit on the floor center stage half way back. Iggy was doing his thing on the floor in front and we wanted to see better. "Iggy's afraid to come more than 20 feet from the stage", I yelled. "Who said that! Who said that!" Iggy yelled into the mic. We were both nervous that someone would point me out and then we would be in for trouble, but the younger crowd sitting around us did not snitch. The next thing we knew, Iggy grabbed the microphone stand, waded out into the crowd, and proceeded to set up right in front of Chris and I! It was a moment in Rock History! Chris even remembers sweat spraying on us as he danced 3 feet away. (Chris remembers Iggy wearing "fairy shorts like a tutu".)The band was playing a new song, a WICKED version of "Who do you Love?", when the rhythm section broke down and the song stopped. Iggy berated the new musicians, and the show degenerated into another practice session on stage.

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  15. I remember Iggy playing for a week in a club on W. 6 Mile Road, Maybe called Bookies.

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  16. The date for the Toronto gig at the Victory Burlesque Theatre was January 25th. They were introduced by a stripper dressed as a nun. Here's a link to some of my photos. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5909095770.13337.712590770&type=1&l=61dcd30541

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  17. Feb 9,1974, Michigan Palace. Were you there? I was, but damned if I can find the proof. I was a roadie for Spooky Tooth who played an early set but there is no record of it on their tour schedule. We finished early and needed to move on to our next gig. The Teamsters (bastards as ever) ran the stagehands who would not open the backstage doors for us so we decided to take our backline gear out through the crowd to the front of house where they did not operate. I remember catching sight of Iggy, bare chested and covered in blood from rolling in broken glass. The crowd were really wild, throwing stuff as we dragged our gear through them. I did hear it was going to be the Stooges final show but we could not wait to witness it. I know memory can play tricks but I was definitely there that night. Can anyone remember the Spooky Tooth set? Maybe they were a replacement act for someone else, but I can find no mention of them being there. Anyone remember the Tooth of it? First gig of their tour was at Flint, Mi and there is no record of that either. Years later in London by coincidence my missus designed the cover of Metallic KO for Skydog, including the tasty lettering. Nick Kent who put that album together was round our flat one day when I caught him shooting up in the bathroom and chucked him out of the house.
    Good to hear Iggy on BBC6 music show each week. Hope he's not getting too depressed. Very smart, intelligent and funny guy, almost a prophet of our age.
    from the Bilge Pimp

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  18. One of the Autumn 1973 Michigan Palace shows featured Teenage Lust, White Witch, Magony Rush, and The Stooges with both Asheton brothers. Thse Stooges came on at 11:30pm or so.

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  19. According to RocktourDatabase.com, Spooky Tooth was with JoJo Gunne at the Toledo Sports Arena on Feb 9, 1974. They have a photo of a handbill showing the gig details. Must have been a different night with The Ig. You were listed as being in Detroit at Cobo Arena with Black Sabbath a few nights earlier (2/3/74).

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