Thursday, August 26, 2010

THE AMBOY DUKES FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by K.J. Knight, Rob Grange, Danny Gore, Richard Brown, Greg Vick, Chazz Avery, Bill Ten Eyck, Bill Farmer, Steve Vear, Detroit Pete, Ivano Sortino, Rick Carr, Randy M. Foley, Alan Webber, Serge Bellerose, Carlton Vose, Cyn, Ray, and Colin Hill, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE ROYAL HIGH BOYS #1 (1960 - 1962)
1) Ted Nugent lead guitar
2) Tom Noel drums


THE ROYAL HIGH BOYS #2 (1962)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Tom Noel
3) John Finley rhythm guitar


THE LOURDS #1 (1962 - 1964 or 1965)
1) Ted Nugent lead guitar
2) Tom Noel drums
3) John Finley rhythm guitar
4) Pete Primm bass
5) John Brake (aka John Drake) vocals


THE LOURDS #2 (1964 or 1965 (eight weeks only))
1) Ted Nugent
2) John Finley
3) Pete Primm
4) John Drake
5) Jim Butler drums


1964 or 1965: Benedectine High School, Detroit, MI

1964 or 1965: The Walled Lake Casino, 1903 Novi Road, near 13 Mile Road, Walled Lake, MI with Billy Lee and The Rivieras


THE LOURDS #3 (aka #1) (1964 or 1965 - SUMMER 1965)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Tom Noel
3) John Finley
4) Pete Primm
5) John Drake


unknown date, 1965: Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI with The Supremes, Beau Brummels


THE AMBOY DUKES #1 (SUMMER 1965 - 1966)
1) Ted Nugent lead guitar
2) Bob Lehnert vocals
3) Gary Hicks rhythm guitar
4) Dick Treat bass
5) Gail Uptadale drums


unknown date, 1965-1966: The Cellar, Arlington Heights, Chicago, IL


THE AMBOY DUKES #2 (1966 - 1967)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Gary Hicks
3) Dick Treat
4) Gail Uptadale
5) John Drake vocals


unknown date, 1966-1967: The Cellar, Arlington Heights, Chicago, IL

July 16, 1967: The Chatterbox, Southfield Road, Allen Park, MI with The Scot Richard Case, Robin Seymour (MC) "afternoon show"


THE AMBOY DUKES #3 (1967 - 1968)
1) Ted Nugent
2) John Drake
3) Steve Farmer vocals, rhythm guitar
4) Dave Palmer drums
5) Rick Lober (aka Nervous Ned) keyboards
6) Bill 'Mom' White bass


October 28, 1967: The Mump, inside a converted quonset hut outside the Northland Mall, just north of 8 Mile Road, between Northwestern Hwy. & Greenfield Road, Southfield, MI with The Scot Richard Case

November 3, 1967: The Hullabaloo, Clarkston, MI

November 22, 1967: Southfield High School, Southfield, MI with The Who, Unrelated Segments

December 2-3, 1967: The Fifth Dimension, 216 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI

December 9, 1967: The Fifth Dimension, 216 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI with The Lost Generation

December 21, 1967: The Crow's Nest East, St. Clair Shores, MI "Opening Night!"

unknown date, 1968: unknown venue, St. Louis, MO

January 13, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The 5th Dimension, Bobby Goldsboro, Jay and the Techniques, The Outsiders, The Last World, The Lemon Pipers, The Roman Numerals, The Silver Caboose, Betty Webb (broadcast date)

January 19, 1968: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with Scot Richard Case, Apple Pie Motherhood
The Amboy Dukes was scheduled for the day 20 too, but was finally replaced by The Psychedelic Stooges.

January 19-21, 1968: Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI "Annual Autorama"

February 24, 1968: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with Vanilla Fudge (cancelled), The Frightened Trees, Soap

April 5-6, 1968: Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA with The Tangerine Zoo

April 26-28, 1968: Electric Factory, 2201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA with Grateful Dead, Edison Electric Band, The Amazing Beymont


THE AMBOY DUKES #4 (1968)
1) Ted Nugent
2) John Drake
3) Steve Farmer
4) Dave Palmer
5) Andy Solomon vocals, sax, keyboards
6) Greg Arama bass


Summer 1968: Thee Image, Miami, FL with NRBQ, Fantasy

July 4, 1968: unknown venue, Saugatuck, MI with The Flock, The Rationals, The Thyme, MC5, The Up, The Früt of the Loom, The Finer Things, Girls Inc., The Tikis "Saugatuck Pop Festival" (The Amboy Dukes did not play due to rain)

July 16, 1968: The Boogie, Roseville, MI

July 24, 1968: Mother's, Ann Arbor, MI

July 27, 1968: Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL with Tiny Tim, H.M. Royals, and others

July 29, 1968: parking lot, Oakland Mall, Troy, Detroit, MI with Bob Seger System, Third Power, Savage Grace, The Rationals "free open concert"


THE AMBOY DUKES #5 (1968 - 1969)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Steve Farmer
3) Dave Palmer
4) Andy Solomon
5) Greg Arama
6) Russell Edward Davidson (aka Rusty Day) vocals, harmonica, percussion


August 17, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with Blue Cheer, Hank Ballard, Jerry Butler, Eternity's Children, The Flavor, The New Colony Six, The Ohio Express, The Sunshine Company (broadcast date)

August 17, 1968: Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA with Vanilla Fudge, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Soft Machine, Eire Apparent 

September 13-14, 1968: Fillmore East, New York City, NY with Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chambers Brothers

September 14, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The Bellboys, The Grass Roots, The Mauds, The 1910 Fruit Gum Company, The Grass Roots, The Cherry People, and The Graduates, The Magnificent Men, The Tokens (broadcast date)

September 20-22, 1968: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with McKenna Mendleson Mainline (20), MC-5 (21), Up (21), Rodney Knight (22), The Psychedelic Stooges (22)

September 27-28, 1968: Electric Factory, 2201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA with James Cotton Blues Band, Elizabeth

October 12, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with Marvin Gaye, Jay and the Techniques, Lemon Pipers, Paul Peterson, The Sunshine Company, The Blues Magoos, Little Eva, The Main Attraction, The McCoys, The Tokens, Brenton Wood (broadcast date)

November 1?, 1968: unknown club, Detroit, MI
Their future drummer K.J. Knight was in the audience that night.

November 15, 1968: The Hideout #3, Clawson, MI

November 16, 1968: The Silverbell Hideout, Clarkston, MI

December 1, 1968: Rock Pile, Toronto, BC, Canada with Rockshow Of The Yeomen

December 14, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The American Breed, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex and His Band, Adam Wade, Al Caiola, The Sweet Inspirations (broadcast date)

December 14, 1968: Thee Image, Miami, FL

December 20-21, 1968: Kinetic Playground, 4812 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL with New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, Charlie Musselwhite

January 3-4, 1969: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with Up (3), The Pack (4), Dick Rabbit (4)

January 10, 1969: The Crow's Nest West, Dearborn, MI

January 11, 1969: The Crow's Nest East, St. Clair Shores, MI

February 7, 1969: The Hideout #3, Clawson, MI

February 28, 1969: The Crow's Nest West, Dearborn, MI

March 8, 1969: Fillmore East, New York City, NY with Vanilla Fudge, Sirocco

March 16, 1969: The Crow's Nest East, St. Clair Shores, MI

March 22, 1969: The Silverbell Hideout, Clarkston, MI

March 28, 1969: The Crow's Nest West, Dearborn, MI

March 29, 1969: The Crow's Nest East, St. Clair Shores, MI

April 4, 1969: The Hideout #3, Clawson, MI

April 5, 1969: The Silverbell Hideout, Clarkston, MI

April 7, 1969: Olympia Stadium, 5920 Grand River Avenue at McGraw Street, Detroit, MI with MC5, The Bob Seger System, SRC, The Rationals, Sweetwater, The Frost, Frijid Pink, Mandala, The Up, Wilson Mower Pursuit, Plain Brown Wrapper, Train, The Frut of the Loom, The Third Power, The Red, White & Blues Band, Caste, The Unrelated Segments, H.P. & The Grass Roots Movement and many others "Detroit Pop Festival"

April 8, 1969: Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI with MC5, The Bob Seger System, SRC, The Rationals, Sweetwater, The Frost, Frijid Pink, Mandala, The Up, Wilson Mower Pursuit, Plain Brown Wrapper, Train, The Frut of the Loom, The Third Power, The Red, White & Blues Band, Caste, The Unrelated Segments, H.P. & The Grass Roots Movement and many others "Grand Rapids Pop Festival"

April 9, 1969: Saginaw Auditorium, Saginaw, MI with MC5, SRC, The Bob Seger System, The Rationals, The Frost, Frijid Pink "Saginaw Pop Festival"

April 18, 1969: The Crow's Nest East, St. Clair Shores, MI

April 19, 1969: Hullabaloo Club, Toledo, OH

May 2, 1969: The Crow's Nest West, Dearborn, MI

May 10, 1969: Auditorium, Denby High School, Denby, MI

May 17, 1969: Edgewater Amusement Park, Edgewater, MI

May 31, 1969: Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI "First Annual Rock n' Roll Revival Festival"

June 13-14, 1969: Action House, 50 Broadway, Island Park, Long Island, NY with Man

June 17, 1969: The Firehouse, Toledo, OH

June 21, 1969: The Silverbell (Hideout), Bald Mountain Road, Clarkston, MI with SRC

June 27-28, 1969: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with Buddy Miles Express, Rush

July 4, 1969: Pottawatamie Beach, Saugatuck, MI with SRC, Procol Harum, MC5, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Rotary Connection "2nd Annual Saugatuck Pop Festival"

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


THE AMBOY DUKES #6 (1969 - JAN ?, 1970)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Steve Farmer
3) Dave Palmer
4) Andy Solomon
5) Greg Arama


August 2, 1969: The Silverbell Hideout, Clarkston, MI

August 11, 1969: Garden City Park, Garden City, MI "Muscular Dystrophy Benefit"

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

August 16, 1969: Wampler's Lake Pavilion, Walter J. Hayes State Park, Irish Hills, MI

August 17, 1969: unknown venue, Milan, MI "Michigan Music Supports the John Sinclair Defense Fund"

August 17, 1969: Detroit Public Library front steps, Detroit, MI with Brownsville Station, Third Power, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels "WABX-FM Free Concert"

August 19, 1969: The Carrawee Ballroom, Flat Rock, MI

August 22, 1969: Midland Fairgrounds, Midland, MI "Mid Michigan Pop Festival and Rock Concert"

August 23, 1969: Aquinas High School, Bronx, NY

September 14, 1969: Toledo Raceway Park, Toledo, OH with Pleasure Seekers (cancelled), MC5, SRC, The Turtles, Alice Cooper, The Ohio Power, Frost, Rationals, Savage Grace (cancelled), Rush, Frut, Life "Toledo Pop Festival"

September 26, 1969: Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI

October 5, 1969: Sherwood Forest, Davison, MI "WTAC Pop Festival"

October 10, 1969: Grande Ballroom, Dearborn, MI

October 24, 1969: Daniel's Den, Saginaw, MI

October 25, 1969: The Silverbell Hideout, Clarkston, MI

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), Plum Wine, Kim Fowley (cancelled), Alice Cooper (cancelled), Sky, Pluto, Ted Lucas, Frijid Pink, Früt, Satan (Himself) (cancelled), Teegarden & Van Winkle, Bob Seger (cancelled), All The Lonely People, Pleasure Seekers, Sweetwater, SRC, Savage Grace (set aborted), The Frost (appeared but weren't permitted to play), The Stooges "Black Magic & Rock n' Roll Festival"
The Amboy Dukes appeared but weren't permitted to play!

November 1, 1969: The Grande-Riviera, 9222 Grande River Avenue, Detroit, MI with SRC, Alice Cooper, Richmond, Dr. Tim Leary backed by Orange Crush (cancelled), Coven (cancelled) 

November 5, 1969: Rainy Daze, 14100 Olive Street, Chesterfield, MO

November 11, 1969: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI with MC5, SRC, The Frost, The Parliaments (with Funkadelic), Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Frijid Pink, The Stooges, The Day And 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.

December 27 or 28 or 29, 1969: Miami-Hollywood Speedway, Pembroke Pines, FL with Santana, Crow, Smith, Vanilla Fudge, Grateful Dead, Butterfield Blues Band, B.B. King, Hugh Masakela, Tony Joe White, Biff Rose, Canned Heat, Turtles, Motherlode, The Band, Johnny Winter, Cold Blood, Sweetwater "Miami Rock Festival - Last Rock Festival of the 60's"

unknown date, 1969: Highland Lakes Campus, Oakland Community College, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford Township, MI with The US, The Frost, MC5, Plain Brown Wrapper and maybe a few other bands also


THE AMBOY DUKES #7 (JAN ?, 1970 - 1970)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Andy Solomon
3) Greg Arama
4) Kenneth Jay Mills (aka K.J. Knight) vocals, drums


January ?, 1970: unknown high school, Detroit, MI
The Amboy Dukes #7 first gig.

January 9-10, 1970: The Birmingham Palladium, Birmingham, MI

January 23-24, 1970: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with Cold Blood, Steve Brooker
The band was billes as 'Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes'.

January 25, 1970: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with SRC, Third Power, Brownsville Station, Frut, Frijid Pink (cancelled), Sun, Sunday Funnies, Ed Sanders (cancelled), speakers: Skip Taube and Genie Plamondon "Free John Sinclair and All Political Prisoners"

January 30-31, 1970: Ludlow Garage, 346 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

February 14, 1970: Daniel's Den, Saginaw, MI

February 20, 1970: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with Frost, Brownsville Station
The band was billed as 'Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes'.

February 27, 1970: The Birmingham Palladium, Birmingham, MI

February 28, 1970: The Silverbell Hideout, Clarkston, MI

March 7, 1970: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO with Country Joe and The Fish, Steam, Rotary Connection, Chuck Berry, Blues Magoos, Stooges, Frijid Pink, Frost, Pleasure Seekers/Cradle, Touch, Merge, Pax, Aardvark, Spur, Jay Barry, Alvin Pivil, Stop, San Francisco Light Show "1st St. Louis Pop Festival"

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

March 28, 1970: unknown venue, Mt. Holly, MI

April 1970 (approximate date): Central Bucks High School West, 375 West Court Street, Doylestown, PA  

April 10-11, 1970: Old Fillmore, San Francisco, CA with Flamin' Groovies, Hot Tuna, Heavy Weather

April 13-16, 1970: Ungano's, New York City, NY

April 25, 1970: Pirate's World, Sheridan Street, Dania, FL

April 2? or May ?, 1970: unknown venue, West Palm Beach, FL (two-days shows)

May 1, 1970: Southfield High Gymnasium, Southfield High School, Southfield, MI with Red White and Blues Band, Virgin Dawn, All The Lonely People, Plain Brain Wrapper, Blues Train, 3rd Power "Pop Festival"

May 9, 1970: The Forum, Montreal, QC, Canada with Grand Funk Railroad

May 19-20, 1970: Beavers, Chicago, IL

May 30, 1970: Dave Lewis's Farm, Heyworth, IL with Country Joe and The Fish, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Devil's Kitchen, B.B. King, Canned Heat, REO Speedwagon, Joe Kelly Blues Band, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends and many others "Kickapoo Creek Outdoor Rock Concert - Incident at Kickapoo Creek"

May or June 1970: The Big Steele Ballroom, 635 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI


THE AMBOY DUKES #8 (1970 - JAN 2?, 1971) / TED NUGENT AND THE AMBOY DUKES #1 (1970 - JAN 2?, 1971)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Andy Solomon
3) K.J. Knight
4) Rob Ruzga bass


June 20, 1970: Gilligan's, Buffalo, NY

June 24, 1970: Sherwood Forest, Davison, MI

July 24-25, 1970: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL with Sweet Stavin' Chain, Poco, Spirit (cancelled?)

July 31 and August 1, 1970: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with Toe Fat, Rationals
The band was billed as 'Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes'. The shows were recorded and later released on their album: 'Survival Of The Fittest' (1971).

August ?, 1970: unknown venue, Montreal, QC, Canada

August 8, 1970 Schenectady Aerodrome, Schenectady, NY

August 9, 1970: unknown venue, Atlantic City, NJ "2nd Annual Atlantic City Pop Festival"

August 14, 1970: Boston College Stadium, Boston, MA

August 15, 1970: unknown venue, Commack, NY "Commack Pop Festival"

August 16, 1970: unknown venue, Houston, TX "Houston Pop Festival"

August 30, 1970: unknown venue, unknown city, WV with Manitoba Hugger, Fuse, The Tayles, SRC, Bob Seger, MC-5, Siegel-Schwall, Stooges, 3rd Power, Brownsville Station, Alice Cooper, Tongue & Django "West Virginia Rock Festival" (cancelled)

August 30, 1970: Band Shell, West Park, Ann Arbor, MI with The Third Power "Ann Arbor Free Concert Series"

September 11, 1970: Palladium, Birmingham, MI with All The Lonely People, Shakey Jake

September 18-19, 1970: Action House, Long Island, NY

October 10, 1970: State Theater, Toledo, OH with Blue Grass, Lothar Stuff

November 13, 1970 (year is approximate): McMorran Arena, Port Huron, MI with Ormandy, Julia
The band was billed as 'Amboy Dukes Featuring Ted Nugent' on the flyer

December 25-26, 1970: Pirate's World, Sheridan Street, Dania, FL with Fantasy

December 31, 1970: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with MC-5 (with guest Bob Seger), SRC, Cradle, Jam Band, MC Dave Miller

January 15-16, 1971: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Ry Cooder
The band was billed as 'Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes'.

January 22, 1971: Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI


TED NUGENT AND THE AMBOY DUKES #2 (JAN 2?, 1971 - ca. MAY 1971)
1) Ted Nugent
2) K.J. Knight
3) Rob Ruzga
4) Dave Gilbert vocals


January 30, 1971: unknown venue, St. Louis, MO

February 27, 1971: Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Québec City, QC, Canada with Dionysos

March 12, 1971: Public Theater, East Dayton, OH (cancelled?)

March 12, 1971: Oelman Auditorium, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
The show was recorded by my buddy Richard Brown who was in the audience that night and now he posted some songs on youtube, check it out!.

March 31, 1971: unknown venue, Pittsburgh, PA with Brownsville Station

April 1, 1971: Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA with Brownsville Station, Alice Cooper

April 2-3, 1971: Pirate's World, Sheridan Street, Dania, FL with Brownsville Station (cancelled?)

April ?, 1971: unknown venue, Baton Rouge, LO with Brownsville Station

April ?, 1971: unknown venue, Birmingham, AL with Brownsville Station

April ?, 1971: unknown venue, Tampa, FL with Brownsville Station

April ?, 1971: unknown venue, Jackson, MS with Brownsville Station

April ?, 1971: unknown venue, Memphis, TN with Brownsville Station

April ?, 1971: unknown venue, Little Rock, AR with Brownsville Station

April 8, 1971: Gym, Crestwood High School, Dearborn Heights, MI

April 11, 1971: unknown venue, Orlando, FL with Bronwsville Station

April 21, 1971: Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA with Brownsville Station
The bands were both originally scheduled for April 21-25 but supposedly they actually played only the first day.


TED NUGENT AND THE AMBOY DUKES #3 (ca. MAY 1971 - ca. JUNE 1971)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Bill White
3) ? drums


TED NUGENT AND THE AMBOY DUKES #4 (ca. JUN 1971 - JAN 1972)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Rob Grange vocals, bass
3) Joe Vitale drums
4) John 'Johnny' Angelos vocals, harmonica


June 18, 1971: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with Alice Cooper, Brownsville Station

June 23, 1971: Sherwood Forest, Richfield Road M15, Davison, MI with SRC, Brownsville Station, Bob Seger, Teegarden & Van Winkle, Ormandy, Universe, The Maxx, The Rumor, The Whiz Kids, and more

June 25, 1971: Cypress Pointe Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish (near McCrea), LO with Eric Burdon & Jimmy Witherspoon, War, Brownsville Station "The Celebration Of Life Festival"

July 4, 1971: Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI with Black Sabbath, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Savage Grace, Alex Taylor, Brownsville Station "outdoor rock festival"

July 23-24, 1971: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with Blue Scepter (formerly SRC), Glass Harp, The Frut

July 28, 1971: The Factory, St. Charles Theater, St. Louis, MO with The Mike Quatro Jam Band

September 3, 1971: The Park, North Baltimore, OH with Parliament Funkadelic, Sweet Tain

September 11, 1971: in a tent, Université Laval, 2325 Rue de l'Université, Québec City, QC, Canada with Salt

September 17, 1971: Vanity Stadium, Detroit, MI

December 17-18, 1971: Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI with Dr. John, Flower Traveling Band (canceled)

December 25, 1971: Curtis Hixon Convention Hall, Tampa, FL 

unknown date, 1971: Highland Lakes Campus, Oakland Community College, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford Township, MI with Claudia Schmidt


TED NUGENT AND THE AMBOY DUKES #5 (JAN 1972 - MAY ?, 1972)
1) Ted Nugent
2) K.J. Knight
3) Rob Grange
4) Johnny Angelos


January 22, 1972: Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI "Annual Autorama"

April 29, 1972: Parkway Field, Louisville, KY with MC-5, Freddie King, Mitch Ryder


TED NUGENT AND THE AMBOY DUKES #6 (MAY ?, 1972 - OCT 1972)
1) Ted Nugent
2) Rob Grange
3) K.J. Knight
4) Danny Gore lead vocals, rhythm guitar


May ?, 1972: unknown venue, unknown city, CT
Line-up #6's first gig.

May 6, 1972: Warehouse, New Orleans, LO

May 29, 1972: 1000 Acres Park, Fremont, IN with Bob Seger & Julia, Teegarden & Van Winkle with Bruce, Frijid Pink, Catfish "1000 Acres Pop Festival"

unknown date, 1972: 'unknown title', TV Show, St. Louis, MO

unknown date, 1972: The Hollywood Sportatorium, Fort Lauderdale, FL with Ramatam

unknown date, 1972: unknown venue, Evanston, IL "outdoor music festival"

August 2, 1972: Sherwood Forest, Northeast corner of Richfield Road M15, Davison, MI "The Big One Festival" 

August 18, 1972: Twin Lakes Ballroom, Twin Lakes, WI with Crank

September 3, 1972: Bull Island, White County, IN with Foghat, Rory Gallagher, Brownsville Station "Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival"


TED NUGENT AND THE AMBOY DUKES #7 (OCT 1972 - 1974)
1) Ted Nugent (aka The Reverend Atrocious Theodocious, aka Theo)
2) Rob Grange
3) Vic Mastrianni vocals, drums
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4) Andy Jesowski vocals (he played only as sessionmen on their album 'Call Of The Wind' in 1973)
5) Gabriel 'Gabe' Magno organ Hammond B-3, piano, synthesizer, flute (he played with the band as guest for only a few gigs and also as sessionmen on their album 'Call Of The Wind' in 1973)


November 21-23, 1972: Hurlbut Ranch, Dripping Springs, TX with Freddie King, Bob Seger System, Brownsville Station, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (cancelled), Mitch Ryder, Trapeze, Foghat, Bo Diddley, Moody Blues (cancelled), Teegarden And Van Winkle, Mike Quatro Jam Band, Circus, Bo Diddley, B.B. King "A Concert At Gatlin Creek"

December 17, 1972: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with Brownsville Station, Detroit featuring Rusty Day (formerly with Cactus) "WTTO Radio Presents Rock & Roll"

March 17, 1973: The Music Hall, Kansas City, MO with REO Speedwagon, Tumble, Brownsville Station

April 21, 1973: Hemmens Auditorium, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL with Sea Daddy

April 25, 1973: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI

July 2, 1973: El Mocambo Club, Toronto, ON, Canada

July 29, 1973: Fairyland Park, Kansas City, MO with REO Speedwagon, Dr. Hook, Joe Walsh, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Chesmann Square "Carney Rock"

Summer 1973: Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS with Bob Seger, Captain Beyond

unknown date, 1973: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH

December ?, 1973: Mother's Music Emporium, Nashville, TN

unknown date, 1974: Richards, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA

January 28, 1974: The Coliseum Theatre, Cleveland, OH

February 15, 1974: Decatur Armory, Decatur, IL

April 5, 1974: Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI

April 6, 1974: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with Wayne Kramer, The New Cactus Band

April 21, 1974: Civic Center, Hammond, IN with The Bob Seger System, Wayne Kramer (cancelled), The New Cactus Featuring Mike Pinera

April 28, 1974: Warner Theatre Music Hall, Washington DC with ZZ Top

July 19-21, 1974: Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, MO with Cactus, Joe Walsh and Barnstorm, The Eagles, The Souther Hillman Furay Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, America, REO Speedwagon, Charlie Daniels Band, Jefferson Starship, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Earl Scruggs Revue, Bill Quakerman, Fresh Start, Babe Ruth, Locomotiv GT, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Puzzle, Triphammer, Elvin Bishop & Leo Kottke "Ozark Music Festival"

November 23, 1974: Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH with Cactus, Bob Catfish Hodge
The band was still advertised as 'The Amboy Dukes' but at that time they had already changed their name to the 'Ted Nugent Band' (also with a different line-up).

December 16-21, 1974: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The band was still advertised as 'The Amboy Dukes' but at that time they had already change their name to the 'Ted Nugent Band' (also with a different line-up).

December 26-28, 1974: Richards, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA (cancelled)
The band was still advertised as 'The Amboy Dukes' but at that time they had already change their name to the 'Ted Nugent Band' (also with a different line-up).


THE AMBOY DUKES #9 (APR 17, 2009)
1) Ted Nugent
2) John Drake
3) Bill White
4) Steve Farmer
5) Andy Solomon
6) Rick Lober
7) Jim Butler drums


April 17, 2009: The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI "Detroit Music Awards"

19 comments:

  1. Add Apr. 6, 1974 Toledo Sports Arena to the list
    Here's the ticket stub...
    http://www.beatlesource.com/chazz/worm/bio/70s/nugentT.jpg

    I'm also certain I saw them at The Toledo Sports Arena in 1973 but don't know the exact date. It was a "Call of the Wild" show.

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  2. Thanks Chazz! Update and I gave you the credit for the help!!

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  3. I saw the Amboy Dukes perform in Ann Arbor in the spring of 1970, at a place called "The Big Steele Ballroom". It was on South Main Street in Ann Arbor, across from the old "Fox Tent and Awning Store" It was just the upstairs floor of a converted warehouse, and did not last very long as a concert venue. Later, that same warehouse was converted again, remodeled extensively and became the second location for the Ann Arbor "Ark" folk music club. Anyways, the Amboy Dukes rocked...I still vividly recall the Dukes performing "Migration" there....and Ted's hug stacks of amps.

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  4. Thanks Bill! Added the show into my list!

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  5. Venue info for July 4 1969
    I worked for Mike Quatro the promoter at Pottawatamie Beach, Saugatuck - 2nd Annual Saugatuck Pop Festival, drove equipment truck, worked lights, backstage set changes.
    The Dukes played Friday 7/4/1969 in the following fantastic line-up.
    SRC, Procol Harum, MC5, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Amboy Dukes, The Rotary Connection.
    7/5/1969
    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Bob Seger System, The Frost, The Stooges, Big Momma Thornton, Savage Grace, The Red, White & Blues Band, The Frut of the Loom, Brownsville Station
    Although my memory is a bit hazy, 43 years ago, I believe some of the dukes stuck around for Saturdays lineup. Friday was very hot 90's with stormy night cooling to the 70's Saturday.
    Motor cycle groups were trying to break down the fence, we made agreement with the largest cycle group there(Scorpions from Detroit), that they could camp inside fence---IF they guarded fence and kept the perimiter secured
    Ted Nugent raised his family and lived a short distance from me in Michigan for decades.
    Steve Vear
    svear@umich.edu

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  6. Thanks Steve to share with me your wonderful memories of the old good rock and roll days!! Update and give you the credit for the help of course!

    cheers,
    Bruno

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  7. Okay, I remember seeing Ted and the Dukes perform on the steps of the Detroit Public Library, mid-August, 1969. I was scheduled to go into the US Army (drafted) on August 22, 1969, and went to this free show as a last "fling." Met some SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) organizers at the show and then went to an SDS meeting the next night at a church up Woodward from where the concert was.

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  8. Added the show! Thanks rbarban to share with us these wonderful memories of the good old rock n' roll days!

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  9. Great research, Bruno. I recall the Dukes headlining an outdoor festival near Louisville Kentucky over the MC5 and a host of others sometime around late April 1971. In contrast to Ted in his buckskins, Johhny Angelos was in mod suit and shag haircut, prancing like Rod Stewart.

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    1. Hi Detroit Pete!

      Thanks to share with me your wonderful memories of the good old rock and roll days!

      Added the gig! (ps actually the exact year was 1972)

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  10. great memories guys!! But anyone have a live show recorded?
    I'm Antinna81 from Youtube and I uploaded some early show, take a look if you don't know anything about it...like mocambo club 1973, or richard's niteclub, atlanta 1974!
    Bye!! Ciao Bruno ottimo lavoro!!! Ti ho mandato una mail!!

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  11. Hey Pete!! Great web site, man. My band used to open for the "Dukes" at a bunch of Indiana venues back in the early 70s. I could send you the dates and venues if you'd like. I also have some great photos I could send from the same timeframe. Used to hang out with Ted quite a bit back in the day. Let me know.
    Rockin' Randy Diehl - Chicago

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    1. Hi Randy!

      Please feel free to send me anything you want, you're welcome! You can find my email address in my webmaster profile above on the right side.

      Cheers,
      Bruno Ceriotti

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  12. Just an FYI- Wayne Kramer was a no-show at the Dukes/Cactus show 4/21/74. I was dead center leaning on the stage. Unfortunately, NONE of my photos turned out. Mike Pinera mugged for me, too! ;)

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  13. I have an old promotional poster for a festival called "The Big One" at Sherwood Forest in Davison, Michigan. The date on the poster says Wednesday, August 2nd. There is no year on the poster, but a look at some calendars suggests that it's from 1972. There are a number of bands listed on the poster, with Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes listed at the top. Carlton Vose

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    1. I think 1972 is correct, thanks Carlton, I added the gig to my list and give you the credit!

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  14. I also have another promotional gig poster for a show on April 21, 1973 at the Hemmens Auditorium in Elgin, Illinois. It is billed as Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes. (with another band called Sea Daddy).

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