Monday, September 27, 2010

THE FUGS FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruce Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Ed Sanders, Jonathan Kalb, Deena Canale, The Concert Database, Louis Bruno, Ken Adamany, Kenny Weber, Sam Frantz, and Jeffrey Lewis, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE YODELING SOCIALISTS (ca. OCT 1964 - ca. NOV 1964) / THE FREAKS #1 (ca. NOV 1964 - DEC 1964)
1) James Edward 'Ed' Sanders vocals, guitar, organ, sex organ, harmonica, maracas
2) Naftali 'Tuli' Kupferberg vocals, farto-phone, Brillo box, finger cymbals, tambourine, various percussion instruments


THE FREAKS #2 (DEC 1964 - JAN 1965) / THE FUGS #1 (JAN 1965 - FEB 23, 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Kenneth 'Ken' Weaver drums, bongos, congas, maracas, vocals


THE FUGS #2 (FEB 24, 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Bill Szabo (aka Szabo!) amphetamine flute


February 24, 1965: Peace Eye Bookstore, 383 East 10th Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NY with The Holy Modal Rounders "Grand Opening"
The Fugs' first gig (and only with the line-up #2). The show (from 6:00pm to 11:00pm) was taped.  


THE FUGS #3 (FEB 25, 1965 - MAR 7, 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber vocals, guitar
5) Peter Stampfel vocals, fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica


February 27, 1965: Gallery 111, 111 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY
The Fugs' second gig.


THE FUGS #4 (MAR 8, 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber
5) Peter Stampfel
6) Aulden Jay Fowler (aka The Rev. Al Fowler) amphetamine flute


March 8, 1965: East End Theatre, 85 East 4th Street, New Yor City, NY
The Fugs' third gig (and only with the line-up #4).


THE FUGS #5 (aka #3) (MAR 9, 1965 - ca. JUL 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber
5) Peter Stampfel


March 29-30, 1965: East End Theatre, 85 East 4th Street, New York City, NY

April 5, 1965: East End Theatre, 85 East 4th Street, New York City, NY

Spring 1965: Izzy Young's Folklore Center, 6th Avenue at West Third Street, New York City, NY "Grand Opening Party"

Spring 1965: unknown venue, Baltimore, MD

June 12 and 19, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight shows)
Two different 'Village Voice' newspaper Ad exists for this shows, the first listed the line-up of the band as: Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders, Ken Weaver, Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber, while the second listed the line-up as: Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders, Ken Weaver and blues guitarist Bill Barth (!?).

June 29, 1965: The Caffe Cino, Manhattan, New York City, NY with Al Carmines, Ellen Stewart (MC), Warren Finnerty, John Herbert McDowell, and others "The Cino's Not for Burning - Benefit for The Caffe Cino" (two shows, 8:00pm and 12 midnight)

July 2, 1965: Ego East, Manhattan, New York City, NY "Freak with the Fugs"



THE FUGS #6 (ca. JUL 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber
5) Peter Stampfel
6) Vincent 'Vinny' 'Vin' Leary vocals, guitar, harmonica
7) Moe Mahoney guitar


July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight shows)



THE FUGS #7 (ca. JUL 1965 - OCT 7, 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber
5) Vinny Leary
6) John Anderson vocals, bass 


ca. July 1965: Andy Warhol's The Factory, 231 East 47th Street, Midtown Manhattan, NY with The Holy Modal Rounders
Members of The Fugs and The Holy Modal Rounders performed en masse for one of Andy Warhol's impromptu portrait reels while Billy Name photographed their in-house performance. It is unknown how long this film is or whether it still exists. A still taken at the time of the filming by Billy Name shows the band members as John Anderson (bass guitar), Steve Weber (rhythm guitar), Ken Weaver (conga drum), Vinny Leary (guitar), Tuli Kupferberg (tamborine) and Ed Sanders (maracas). Footnote: The Fugs also performed at The Factory many, many times during this year, but I don't know exact or approximative dates.

Summer 1965: Film-Makers' Cinematheque, New York City, NY with The Falling Spikes
The Fugs used to play at benefits with a group called The Falling Spikes, and together they'd be called 'The Transcendetal Simulematic Orchestra'. They'd play the background music for underground movies and light shows on dancing people. The Falling Spikes eventually became The Velvet Underground.

August 7, 14, 21, 28, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight shows) 

August 22, 1965: Village Gate, New York City, NY "A Benefit"

September 4 and 11 and 18 and 25, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight shows)

September 24, 1965: Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY with Eric Andersen, Theodore Bikel, Oscar Brand, Guy Carawan, Chambers Bros., Len Chandler, Barbara Dane, Rev. Gary Davis Jack Elliott, Logan English, Freedom Singers, Gale Garnett, Ronnie Gilbert, Greenbriar Boys, Fanny Lou Hamer, New Yorld Singers, New York Ramblers, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Pennywhistlers, Earl Robinson, Pete Seeger and many others "Sing-In For Peace! - An All-Night Singing Protest Against The War In Viet-Nam" (afternoon show)
The Fugs (without Steve Weber and Vinny Leary who missed the gig for unknown reasons) were not billed (or billed as "many others") in the gig's ad.

September 24, 1965: East End Theatre, 85 East 4th Street, New York City, NY "A Benefit for The Fugs!! - Cross Country Vietnam Protest Concert Tour" (evening show)

September 26, 1965: Bowery Poets Coop, 2 East 2nd Street, New York City, NY "Fugathon! - benefit for the Fugs' Cross Country Vietnam Protest Caravan"

September 30, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight show)

October 1, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight show)


THE FUGS #8 (OCT 8, 1965 - OCT 18 or 19 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber
5) Jon Sheldon bass


October 9, 1965 (approximate date): Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA (cancelled)

October 11, 1965 (approximate date): Frank Hoffman's house, Bloomington, IN "private party"
According to Ed Sanders, The Fugs' performance was taped for the local Kinsey Institute's archives.

October 1?, 1965: James Dean's grave, Fairmount, Grant County, IN "outdoor show" (cancelled)
CBS-TV, Channel 8 Indianapolis, wanted to film The Fugs performance but the show was cancelled at last minute because the band was so late.   

October 18 or 19, 1965 (approximate date): Ed Grier's house, Lawrence, KS "private party"



THE FUGS #9 (OCT 19 or 20, 1965 - DEC ?, 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber


October 22, 1965: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA with Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Paul Krassner "The Fantastic Four VDC (Vietnam Day Committee) Campus Benefit"

October 25, 1965 (approximate date): The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA "audition"
The Fugs' then driver and future member, Lee Crabtree, sat-in on piano with the band during the (failed) audition.

October 2?-2?, 1965: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Upper Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA (several days)

October 29, 1965: The Orb Theater, 1470 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA

October 31, 1965: Raped& Strangled Art Gallery, 883 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA "Opening Night"

November 5, 1965: 2000 Life Sciences Building, University Campus, Campanile Way at Harmon Way, Berkeley, CA with Allen Ginsberg, Country Joe and The Fish "Folk-Rock-Mantra"

November 6, 1965: San Francisco Mime Troupe's loft (aka Calliope Warehouse), 924 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Sandy Bull, John Handy Quintet, The Committee, Lawrence Ferlinghetti "Benefit For SF Mime Troupe (Appeal Party I)" 

November 27, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight show)

December 2, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight show)


THE FUGS #10 (DEC ?, 1965 - DEC 2?, 1965)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Steve Weber
5) Pete 'Bomb Eyes' Kearney vocals, lead guitar


December 10-11, 1965: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Richie Havens, The New Group

December 14-16, 1965: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Richie Havens

December 17-26, 1965: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with David Blue, Blues Project

December 24-25, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight shows)


THE FUGS #11 (DEC 2?, 1965 - JAN 1966)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Pete Kearney
5) Lee Crabtree piano, organ, flute, percussion 


December 31, 1965: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight show)

January 1, 1966: The Bridge Theatre, 4 St. Mark's Place, New York City, NY (midnight show)


THE FUGS #12 (JAN 1966 - SPRING 1966)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Pete Kearney
5) Vinny Leary
6) Lee Crabtree
7) John Anderson


January 20, 1966 - May 15 or 22, 1966: Astor Place Playhouse, 434 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, New York City, NY with Albert Ayler, Jeanne Lee, Ran Blake, Sun Ra and The Solar Arkestra 
The Fugs played here as house band from Thursday to Sunday, two shows a day (8:30pm and 10:00pm).  

early 1966: 'The Les Crane Show', TV Show, Los Angeles, CA

March 31, 1966: Village Gate, New York City, NY with Velvet Underground and Nico "April Fool Dance & Models Ball"


THE FUGS #13 (SPRING 1966 - JUL 1966)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Vinny Leary
5) John Anderson
6) Pete Kearney


June 12, 1966: Town Hall, New York City, NY


THE FUGS #14 (JUL 1966 - SEPT 1966)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Vinny Leary
5) John Anderson
6) Jonathan 'Jon' Kalb lead guitar


July 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

July 29, 1966: El Patio Beach Club, El Patio, NY with Anthony & The Imperials

August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

September 2-3 and 9-10, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY


THE FUGS #15 (SEPT 1966 - DEC 1966)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Lee Crabtree
5) Vinny Leary (I do not know if he was still in the band at this point)
6) Stefan Grossman lead guitar


September 16-17, 23-24, 30, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

November 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

December 2-3, 9-10, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

December 4, 1966: 'The David Susskind Show', TV Show, New York City, NY "Liquor, Sex, Dope: The World Of The Fugs - Part I" 

December 4, 1966: Action House, Island Park, NY with Velvet Underground, Nico, Mothers Of Invention, Timothy Leary, Andy Warhol, The Seventh Sons, The Godz, The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las, The Left Banke, Lenny Welch, Terry Knight and The Pack, The Vagrants, Brian Hyland "Freak-Out '66"
The Fugs was advertised but maybe they don't played.


THE FUGS #16 (DEC 1966 - APRIL or MAY 1967)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Lee Crabtree
5) Allan 'Jake' Jacobs vocals, lead guitar, sitar, bells, vibes


December 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, 1966: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

early 1967: 'The Les Crane Show', TV Show, Los Angeles, CA

January 13-14, 20-21 , 27-28, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

February 3, 1967: NYU (New York university) Loeb Student Center, 566 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan, New York City, NY with The Blues Project, Guy Carawan, Children Of Paradise, Barbare Dane, Gene & Francesca, Janis Ian, Jim & Jean, Emmett Lake, Phil Ochs, Pennywhistlers, Don Seat, Jacqueline Sharpe, Jerry Silverman, and many others, Lights by Gene Youth "Folk and Rock Marathon presented as part of Angry Arts Week"  

February 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

February 1967: Alexander Hall (?), Princeton University campus, Pricenton, NJ

March 3-4, 10-11 , 15-18,  22-25, 29-31, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

March 9, 1967: Irwin B. Clark Memorial Gymnasium, S.U.N.Y. (State University of New York), 345 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

April 1, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

April 6, 1967: Community Arts Auditorium, Wayne State University campus, Detroit, MI

April 9, 1967: 'The David Susskind Show', TV Show, New York City, NY "Liquor, Sex, Dope: The World Of The Fugs - Part II"

April 14, 1967: Panhandle Park, Golden Gate Park, Oak Street at Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA with Country Joe and The Fish "free afternoon show"

April 21, 1967: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA with Allen Ginsberg

April 22, 1967: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA

April 24, 1967: Panhandle Park, Golden Gate Park, Oak Street at Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA with Country Joe and The Fish "free afternoon show"


THE FUGS #17 (APRIL or MAY 1967 - SUMMER 1967)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Jake Jacobs
5) Geoff Outlaw bass


May 12, 1967: Stock Pavilion, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI with Allen Ginsberg

May 14, 1967: Strosacker Hall, Case Western Reserve's campus, Cleveland, OH with Allen Ginsberg "benefit"

May 18, 1967: Village Theatre, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY

May 31, 1967: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside at N.W. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR with Family Tree

June 1-4 and 7-11 and 14-18 and 21-25 and 28-30, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

June 28, 1967: Village Theatre, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Allen Ginsberg, Mothers Of Invention, Left Banke, Group image, Bruce Murdoch, Tim Buckley, Northern Lights, Lost Sea Dreamers, Timothy Leary, Joe Frazier, Burton Greene, Lights by Pablo and The Third World, Trina's Tribe, Bob Fass (MC), and many more "Great Bust Tribal Trust - Bread for Heads - A Benefit for the Community Defense Fund" 

July 1-2 and 5-9 and 12-16, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY


THE FUGS #18 (SUMMER 1967)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Jake Jacobs
5) Geoff Outlaw
6) Danny 'Kootch' Kortchmar guitar, electric violin, vocals, organ


July 17-24, 1967: Back Bay Theater, Boston, MA

August 2-6 and 9-13 and 16-20 and 23-27 and 30-31, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

August 16, 1967: Village Theatre, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Tiny Tim, Judy Collins, Paul Krassner, Hugh Romney, Peter Walker "The Community Breast"

August 22, 1967: Tompkins Square Park, Avenue A & 7th Street, New York City, NY "free evening concert"


THE FUGS #19 (SUMMER 1967 - NOV 1967)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Geoff Outlaw
5) Danny Kootch


September 1-3 and 6-10 and 13-17, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

October 15, 1967: Village Theatre, 2nd Avenue & 6th Street, New York City, NY with Phil Ochs, Eric Andersen, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Paul Krassner, Archie Shepp Quartet, Jeremy and The Satyrs, Barbara Dane, Matt Jones, Burton Greene, Richie Havens, Charlie Mingus, Tim Rose, Moondog & Strings, Joe Frazier, Paul Knopf, Bill Frederick, Elaine White, Bob Fass (M.C.)  

October 21, 1967: flat bed truck, parking lot, Washington D.C. "Exorcising the Pentagon"


THE FUGS #20 (NOV 1967 - DECEMBER 31, 1967)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Danny Kootch
5) Charles 'Charlie' Larkey bass
6) Kenneth 'Ken' Pine vocals, organ, guitar 


November 24-25, 1967: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with Gang (24), Ashmollyan Quintet (24), MC-5 (25)

November 26, 1967: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with MC5, Billy C. & The Sunshine "John Sincair Defense Fund"

December ?, 1967: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside at N.W. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR

December 21-24 and 28-31, 1967: Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY


THE FUGS #21 (JANUARY 1, 1968 - 1968)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Charlie Larkey
5) Ken Pine
6) Bob Mason drums


January 20, 1968: Psychedelic Supermarket, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

January 22-27, 1968: New Penelope, Montreal, BC, Canada
Their former member Jake Jacobs rejoins the band for these gigs. 

January 28, 1968: The Trauma, Philadelphia, PA
Their former member Jake Jacobs rejoins the band for this gig. 

February 2-3, 1968: Family Dog, 1601 W Evans Street, Denver, CO with Leopold Fuchs (The Fugs cancelled) 

February 3, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Electric Flag, Mad River, 13th Floor Elevators 

February 9, 1968: Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA

February 11, 1968: Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA with Eric Burdon and The Animals, Eire Apparent 

February 19, 1968: Cinderella Ballroom, Appleton, WI 

February 24, 1968: The Factory, Madison, WI

February 27, 1968: outside the front gates, S.U.N.Y. (State University of New York), 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY with Country Joe and The Fish, Pageant Players, Soft White Underbelly

March 6, 1968: Anderson Theater, 66 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Country Joe and The Fish, Rhinoceros "Spock's Flocks - War Resistors Benefit"

March 16, 1968: Alumnae Hall, Pembroke College, Providence, RI

March 29-30, 1968: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with Sly & The Family Stone (29-30), MC-5 (30), The Psychedelic Stooges (30)

April 5, 1968: unknown venue, Cincinnati, OH "Arts Festival"

April 6, 1968: Family Dog, 1601 W Evans Street, Denver, CO

April 12-14, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Ace of Cups, Allmen Joy

April 19-20, 1968: The Cheetah, 1 Navy Street, Venice Beach, CA with Collectors, Genesis
 
April 26-28, 1968: Kaleidoscope, 6230 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

May 3, 1968: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside at N.W. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR with Kaleidoscope, Lights by Dr P.H. Martin's Magic Medicine Show

May 4, 1968: The Lemon Tree, Eugene, OR with Kaleidoscope, Hammond Typewriter (advertised but canceled)
 
May 7, 1968: Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark with Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, The Nice "Ekstra Bladet Poll Koncert"

May 9, 1968: Konserthallen, Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden with Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, The Nice

May 10, 1968: Folkets Hus, Kongreshallen, Stockholm, Sweden with Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, The Nice

May 13, 1968: unknown venue, Lund, Sweden with Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After

May 31 - June 1, 1968: Fillmore East, 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Moby Grape, Gary Burton Quartet

July 25-27, 1968: Psychedelic Supermarket, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

August 16-17, 1968: The Bank, Torrance, CA with Mt. Rushmore

August 23-25, 1968: The Cheetah, 1 Navy Street, Venice Beach, CA with Things To Come, The Zoo (Ed Sanders was in Chicago that weekend so apparently The Fugs played without him)

September 29, 1968: Grughalle, Essen, West Germany with Peter Brotzmann, Cuby and The Blizzards, Family, Guru Guru Groove, Alexis Korner and his Blues Group, Kick Formation, David Peel, Tangerine Dream, Lights by Leisure Society "Internationale Essener Songtage"

October 4, 1968: The Roundhouse, London, UK with Spooky Tooth, Radha Krishna Temple

October 6, 1968: Massey Hall, Toronto, BC, Canada with Transfusion, McKenna Mendelson Mainline

unknown date, 1968: 'A Whole Scene Going', BBC TV Show, London, UK
The Fugs lip-synched: "Crystal Liaison".


THE FUGS #22 (ca. NOV 1968 - FEB 22, 1969)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Ken Weaver
4) Ken Pine
5) Bob Mason
6) Bill Wolf vocals, bass


December 30, 1968: Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI with Popcorn Blizzard

February 7, 1969: Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA with Velvet Underground, Grateful Dead

February 20, 1969: Rice University, Houston, TX

February 21-22, 1969: Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX with Shiva's Headband 
The Fugs' last gigs.


THE FUGS #23 (JUN 9, 1984 - 1984)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Vinny Leary
4) Steve Taylor vocals, guitar
5) Coby Batty vocals, drums
6) Mark Kramer bass, keyboards


June 9, 1984: Bottom Line, New York City, NY
The Fugs' first reunion gig.

unknown date, 1984: unknown venue, Berlin, Germany

unknown date, 1984: unknown venue, Copenhagen, Denmark

unknown date, 1984: unknown venue, Oslo, Sweden

unknown date, 1984: unknown venue, Zurich, Switzerland

unknown date, 1984: unknown venue, Helsinki, Sweden


THE FUGS #24 (1984 - 1985)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Vinny Leary
4) Steve Taylor
5) Coby Batty

 
THE FUGS #25 (1985 - JUL 12, 2010)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Tuli Kupferberg
3) Steve Taylor
4) Coby Batty
5) Scott Petito guitar, bass, keyboards, synthetizer
+
6) Amy Fradon backing vocals (she sang with them only on Aug 13-14, 1994)
7) Leslie Ritter backing vocals (she sang with them only on Aug 13-14, 1994)


unknown date, 1986: Bottom Line, New York City, NY

unknown date, 1986: Socialist Scholars Conference, New York City. NY
 
unknown date, 1987: Bottom Line, New Yor City, NY
 
unknown date, 1988: Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock, NY
 
early 1989: unknown venue, Philadelphia, PA with  Allen Ginsberg "AWP Convention"
 
May/June 1989: New York Palladium, New York City, NY "Abbie Hoffman Memorial"
 
August 1989: Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock Valley, NY

August 13-14, 1994: Byrdcliffe Barn, Saugerties, Woodstock Valley, NY with Allen Ginsberg (13-14), Country Joe McDonald (13) "The Real Woodstock Festival 1994"

unknown date, 1994: unknown venue, unknown city, Italy

unknown date, 1994: unknown venue, unknown city, Sweden

unknown date, 1994: unknown venue, unknown city, Copenhagen, Denmark

April 7, 1997: Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy "Suoni & Visioni Rock Festival"

Summer 1997: unknown venue, unknown city, Italy
 
Autumn 1997: Wolf Trap, Washington D.C.
 
May 1998: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, NY with Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Natalie Merchant and many others "Allen Ginsberg Memorial"
 
August 14, 1999: Byrdcliffe Barn, Saugerties, Woodstock Valley, NY "The Real Woodstock Festival 1999"
The show was filmed.

 
THE FUGS #26 (JUL 13, 2010 - PRESENT)
1) Ed Sanders
2) Steve Taylor
3) Coby Batty
4) Scott Petito

15 comments:

  1. Byrdcliffe Barn show was on August 14, 1999. See a clip from this show on the tulifuli YouTube channel, "Kill for Peace, 1999 "

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  2. Kootch replaced guitarist Bob Seal in Clear Light in late 67/early 68 and played on their unreleased second album. He also played with other members of Clear Light on Porpoise Song from the Monkee's 'Head'. Clear Light split up in summer 1968.

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  3. I believe I can help fill in some of the missing information about the dates/places/gigs on the October-November 1965 tour, just by taking information from Ed's "Fug You" book, plus gig-dates on fliers, and then looking at maps to see how long it might have taken the Fugs (in their VW) to travel between locations.

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    1. thank you sooo much Jeffrey!!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  4. 1965 Fugs tour dates:

    Oct 8 - they leave for their cross-country tour. See FUG YOU page 165 for the details, breaking down in NJ, missing a PA gig (presumably the planned PA gig [supposedly Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA] would have been the first gig of the tour).
    Then they “stopped a few days in Bloomington Indiana”, which would probably have been something like Oct 9-10-11-12 or so. You CAN get to Bloomington in one day of hard driving from NYC.

    Bloomington, Indiana (date unknown, maybe Oct 11-ish) - The Fugs “performed a concert at the house of a guy named Frank Hoffman” and Ed says they picked up from the Kinsey Institute “some pornographic films to show at his house after our performance, which was taped, I guess, for the institute’s archives.” I WONDER IF THE “KINSEY INSTITUTE” STILL HAS THIS PERFORMANCE TAPE?? This would have been the first actual gig of the USA tour.

    THE FLIER on page 164 of FUG YOU details some of the plans and dates of the 1965 tour, some of which may or may not have actually occurred as intended.

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  5. Oct 18 - Fugs silent 6am vigil at William S. Burroughs’ birthplace at 4664 Pershing, St. Louis, MO (there’s a flier for this event printed in FUG YOU)

    (But what the heck DID they do during that whole ten days from Oct 8 to Oct 18? Only the one house-show in Bloomington? Ten days is a long time to do nothing! But they DID get the VW fixed. Googlemaps says it's only 4 hours drive, by 2016 standards, to get from Bloomington to St. Louis, so that journey would only have occupied ONE of the ten missing days.)

    Oct 18 - Then they continue on to Lawrence KS (according to FUG YOU) (according to Googlemaps this is only a 4-hour drive, and if the vigil in St Louis was really at 6am, they could easily have arrived in Lawrence as early as the afternoon of Oct 18).

    Oct 18-19 (?) - There’s a 2-day stay in Lawrence KS (according to Fug You). Ed also states “During our 2-day stay in Lawrence our bass player, Jon Sheldon, had had enough of the cramped VW van and he split… Steve Weber on guitar and Ken Weaver on conga were more than adequate music underneath our lyrics.” (Fug You, page 167).

    According to FUG YOU (page 167) the Fugs play “a set at the home of KU English professor Ed Greir” and “then we sped across the prairies and mountains to the West Coast.”
    That would seem to mean the “2-day stay in Lawrence” is Oct 18-19, and the “set at the home of […] Ed Greir” could have been either Oct 18 or 19.

    WHAT DAY do they arrive on the West Coast, and where? See next comment...

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  6. They would probably have to spend Oct 20 and 21 on the road, in order to have gotten to Berkeley for that Fri Oct 22 gig, depending whether or not they drove nonstop/all night.
    It’s a 26-hour drive, almost straight due-West, from Lawrence KS to Berkeley CA, passing right through Denver, Salt Lake City, Reno, and Sacramento along the way (based on a Googlemaps 2016 route and timing, which might have been radically different in 1965, depending what highways existed, and what speed limits).
    THIS MEANS that they could NOT have arrived in CA much earlier than the Oct 22 gig, essentially, and therefore the “multiday gig” at Coffee and Confusion in North Beach CA (discussed in Fug You, page 168) would have to have been AFTER Oct 22, not before it.
    Ed writes in Fug You that the Fugs played “a multiday gig at a coffeehouse at 1339 Upper Grant Ave in North Beach, called Coffee and Confusion”. Apparently the Fugs are initially fired and then re-hired to finish the multi-day gig. (FUG YOU page 168)

    Friday Oct 22 - The Fugs at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, USA (the famous flier, with Jack Kirby/Fantastic Four artwork, calls this a VDC Campus Benefit, with Ferlinghetti and Ginsburg and Paul Krassner on the bill too.) (FUG YOU page 168)

    I GUESS OCT 23 THRU OCT 29 is the obvious time period of the previously-mentioned “multi-day gig” in North Beach CA. That would account for this otherwise-unaccounted-for entire week of time. However, the “multi-day gig” at Coffee and Confusion is mention in Fug You PRIOR to the mention of the Oct 22 Berkeley gig, which creates some confusion in the timeline. Looking at the travel times makes it obvious that the Coffee and Confusion stuff occurred sometime during that missing week of Oct 23-24-25-26-27-28.


    Oct 29 - The Fugs at The Orb Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA

    Sat Oct 30 - noon - A few Fugs take part in “Legalize Cunnilingus” event by the League of Sexual Freedom at Union Sq, San Francisco (FUG YOU, page 169)

    Oct 31 - The Fugs at Raped & Strangled Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

    WHAT do they do on Nov 1-2-3-4?

    Fri Nov 5 - The Fugs at University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA - This gig is detailed on page 170 of FUG YOU, and it claims to have been the first-ever gig by Country Joe and the Fish. Ginsburg also performed, and he was the biggest draw on the bill, according to Fug You.

    Sat Nov 6 - Calliope Ballroom, San Fran CA
    “San Francisco Mime Troupe Appeal Party I, first Bill Graham production”
    (see flier and gig details on page 170-171 of FUG YOU)

    THEN WHEN DO THE FUGS LEAVE THE WEST COAST, AND WHEN DO THEY ARRIVE BACK IN NYC? AND WHEN IS THE FIRST ALBUM RELEASED? See next comment...

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  7. According to FUG YOU “in early November” Ed and Neal Cassady and Peter Orlovsky go to visit Ken Kesey’s place in La Honda (that’s about one hour south of San Fran, according to Googlemaps).
    Then Ed writes “a day or so later The Fugs began to wend the packed VW bus back across the Great States. First to Los Angeles…” (FUG YOU page 172).

    Nov 9 - Ed writes a letter from LA to Charles Olson (FUG YOU page 173).
    In the letter he says the Fugs “stayed in the Berkeley/SF area for three weeks.” That would be Oct 22 -29 as week #1 (because basically they could not possibly have arrived from Kansas earlier than Oct 21 at earliest), then Oct 30 - Nov 6 as week # 2, and then if they had REALLY stayed in the SF area for three weeks it would have meant Nov 6-13 as week #3. However, since they were in Los Angeles on Nov 9 (the letter itself is dated Los Angeles, Nov 9), we can see that Ed slightly exaggerated the length of the SF-area stay, which was not really three weeks. It was, at absolute most, Oct 21 thru Nov 8… because Ed implies they left for LA from La Honda, already an hour south of SF, “a day or so later” than their arrival in La Honda. And since they are in LA by Nov 9, even allowing “a day or so later” to actually mean only ONE day, that would mean that they were in La Honda on Nov 8 at the latest, having left San Fran on the morning of Nov 8 at the latest (unless maybe they went BACK up one hour to San Fran after the visit to La Honda? And thus stayed another day or so in San Fran? I suppose that’s possible). SO from Oct 21 thru Nov 8 is… at absolute most, 19 days spent in the Bay Area, inclusive of the morning of leaving. I guess that CAN be basically called 3 weeks without TOO much exaggeration, but to take Ed’s word for it and specifically use “three weeks” as the timing would be to screw up the timing of the next dates.

    Nov 10 or 11 - The (six?) travelers go from LA to the Creeleys’ home in Placitas, New Mexico, which is 12 hours of driving at least (from LA to just north of Albuquerque NM), so they would have been there in New Mexico perhaps on Nov 10 or 11. Ed’s second letter to Charles Olsen, on page 174 of FUG YOU, says “2 days later - Now at Creeleys’” which would place them there on Nov 11 (assuming the “2 days later” is in reference to Ed’s first letter to Olson being dated Nov 9 in Los Angeles).

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  8. OKAY, NOW THE SORT OF IMPORTANT THING, REGARDING THE DATE OF ALBUM RELEASE:
    from page 175 of FUG YOU:
    “After visiting and replenishing our vim in Placitas, there followed a long, nonstop surge across the prairies. We arrived back in New York City broke […]… The lights had been turned off at Peace Eye, and we needed to pay rent on the store […]… One good mote of news: our record was out! The Village Fugs […] on the Broadside label.”
    and
    “The impact was almost instantaneous. The sequence I chose, from those two early sessions, with the help of Harry Smith, which we edited on a tape machine at Folkways Records before leaving for the cross-country tour…”

    IF the second recording session was really Sept 22 (as claimed in Fug You), and then the Fugs left for the tour on Oct 8, it means that there was only a short amount of time for the album to have been compiled, just the gap between Sept 22 and Oct 8. Basically a two-week gap of time.

    To determine WHEN exactly the “record was out”, let’s see the timing of that NYC return from Placitas, NM. A “nonstop surge” of driving back to NYC would be, according to Googlemaps, 30 hours of nonstop driving - although highways in 1965, and speed limits, could be radically different than what’s measured by Googlemaps in 2016 - so it could very well have been longer than 30 hours of driving, and not necessarily via the same direct route recommended in 2016 by Googlemaps. In any case, if they REALLY did drive NONSTOP those 30 hours from Placitas to NYC, they COULD have arrived back in NYC as early as Nov 15, say (if they left Placitas around, say, Nov 12). BUT Ed does say they did that long drive “after visiting and replenishing our vim in Placitas”, so they might have stayed in Placitas significantly longer than the Nov 11 date of possible Placitas arrival. We seem to have no way of knowing HOW LONG they stayed at the Creeleys’ place in Placitas before driving home to NYC in order to “replenish their vim”. Would they possibly have stayed a whole week? That would have them leaving Placitas around Nov 19, and arriving in NYC perhaps Nov 21. Or would they really have stayed in Placitas LONGER than a whole week? Doing nothing? All six of them imposing themselves at the Creeleys’ house? Unlikely, right? They might have stayed there to rest in Placitas as little as, say, two days (maybe Nov 11-12). Which would mean that, perhaps, they really did leave Placitas NM as early as Nov 13-ish, and if the “nonstop surge” of driving was really about 30-40 hours, then they really did arrive home in NYC around Nov 15-ish. Remember, this is all in a crowded, weighed-down, not-too-speedy VW bus, so they couldn’t have been traveling very fast per hour, even if it was nonstop day-and-night driving (who was taking turns driving, I wonder?). So it seems that Nov 15 is probably just about the earliest date they could have gotten back to NYC.
    ANYWAY if the album really WAS out at roughly the same time as, or a little before, their arrival home in NYC, it would mean the album was out as early as November 15 or earlier, and as late as, say, Nov 21. The only way the album was out LATER than Nov 21, 1965 would be if they had stayed at the Creeleys’ house in Placitas LONGER than a whole week (Nov 11 - 18, say). Actually, this is all assuming that Ed is trustworthy when he gives the impression that the album was already out when they returned to NYC (rather than the possibility that they returned to NYC and then the album still wasn't out for a week or two).

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  9. Also, remember, the album was presumably compiled and edited together during the two weeks between Sept 22 (supposedly the date of the electric session) and Oct 8 (the date the Fugs left for tour). So, at the latest, the album had been edited together in the first week of Oct, and turned around for release PRETTY DARN FAST to already be “out” when the Fugs returned to NYC as early as Nov 15 (or perhaps as late as Nov 21). It’s basically a 5 or 6 week turnaround from album-edited-together till album-is-out. That means that was the manufacturing time period, and also perhaps mailing out pre-release promotional materials and/or catalog listings to shops? Plus perhaps shipping out physical product to shops nationwide? I have no idea what the process or timings would have been in Oct/Nov 1965 for this sort of thing. In the modern era, from personal experience, my record label wants a 6-month turnaround time from delivery of finished album and art to actual street-date, because of the manufacturing time and because of setting up press and review and promo stuff, but of course the industry would have been completely different in 1965, and a 5-week turnaround time could have been possible. I have no idea of the Broadside print-run size.

    Oddly, there is NO mention in Fug You of any kind of “album-release show” or celebration. There is also no mention of the Fugs selling the album themselves, at gigs.
    Ed does say in FUG YOU, page 177, “After returning from the cross-country tour, we started playing again at the Bridge Theater at midnight and at the Cafe Au Go Go on Bleecker St”. The possibly-not-to-be-trusted SetList.fm website lists Nov 27 as a gig at Bridge Theater (4 St. Marks Place, essentially just East of 3rd Ave, on the South side of the street; which is across the street and a little further West from the location of the Dom/Electric Circus venue). If we believe that the Broadside album was out by this point, it’s possible they would have been selling copies of the album at the Bridge Theater gig on Nov 27.

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  10. Nov 27 - The Fugs at The Bridge Theatre, New York, NY, USA (this date from the not-to-be-entirely-trusted Setlist.fm site, but it seems to be corroborated elsewhere. BUT was this perhaps the first gig at which the Fugs album would have been available?)

    Fri Dec 10 and Sat Dec 11 - The Fugs play Cafe Au Go Go in NYC (152 Bleecker) with Richie Havens.
    Fugs are billed as “Rolling Stones of the underground”. The gig is advertised as “Friday and Saturday” so it was apparently a 2-night gig (Dec 10 and 11) . See the photo on FUG YOU page 178. BUT there’s also a flier that says Fugs are “held over” at Cafe Au Go Go “through Dec 26”. WAS the Fugs album available for sale at these gigs?

    Sat Dec 11 - The Fugs at Muir Beach Lodge, San Rafael, CA, USA (NOT TRUE)
    (THIS GIG IS LISTED on the SETLIST.FM website but it is NOT mentioned in FUG YOU and is obviously wrong, because there’s photo evidence that the Fugs were in NYC at Cafe Au Go Go on Fri/Sat Dec 10-11). It’s POSSIBLE that the actual San Rafael gig date was NOV 11, not Dec, and the website switched the date, but actually even this is impossible, as San Rafael is 40 minute NORTH of San Francisco, and they had already left for New Mexico, from down south in LA, by Nov 10.)
    NOTE that Dec 11, 1965 at Muir Beach is indeed a famous date in 60s history, it’s the MUIR BEACH ACID TEST with a famous hand-painted handbill poster. The mistaken idea on Setlist.fm that the Fugs were there on Dec 11 MIGHT have come from the fact that they are mentioned in the same breath as this event in The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test: "The third Acid Test was scheduled for Stinson Beach, 15 miles north of San Francisco. Stinson Beach was already a gathering place for local heads. You could live all winter in little beach cottages there for next to nothing. There was a nice solid brick recreation hall on the beach, all very nice---but at the last minute that whole deal fell through and they shifted to Muir Beach, a few miles south. The handbills were already out, all over the head sections of San Francisco, Can YOU Pass the Acid Test?, advertising Cassady & Anne Murphey Vaudeville, and celebrities who might be there, which included anyone who happened to be in town, or might make it to town, the Fugs, Ginsberg, Roland Kirk. There were always some nice chiffon subjunctives and the future conditionals in the Prankster handbill rhetoric, but who was to deny who might be drawn into the movie….” - From Electric Kool Aid Acid Test (Tom Wolfe), see extensive quotes about the Muir Beach Acid Test here: http://www.postertrip.com/public/5574.cfm
    ANYWAY the Fugs were definitely NOT THERE at the Muir Beach Acid Test on Dec 11, 1965. (But it would have been historically cool/weird if they were!)

    During this period of late Nov thru Dec 1965 the Fugs apparently begin to play “Midnight Saturdays” at the Bridge Theater NYC, but no dates mentioned specifically in Fug You. We don’t know if the midnight Saturdays at the Bridge had started as early as Dec 11, the same date as the documented Cafe Au Go Go gig. In fact, depending on the set-timing, they could easily have played Sat Dec 11 at Cafe Au Go Go on Bleecker St (if it was a normal evening gig about 8pm) AND then gone to St. Marks to play a midnight set at the Bridge Theater (4 St. Marks), essentially only about ten or fifteen blocks away.

    Dec 20 - Ed does a poetry reading with Berrigan at Izzy Young’s Folklore Center, at that time it had relocated to 321 6th Ave, next to Waverly Theater, according to FUG YOU page 181.

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  11. Jan 1, 1966 - Fugs play New Years' gig at Bridge Theater NYC; and this is when Peace Eye is raided for “porn” material by the cops.

    Sometime after this raid, Ed writes the piece in an early-1966 issue of Fuck You/A Magazine of the Arts (Jan 1966?) in which he states "the first Fugs album, produced by Folkways Records, has been at record shops for about one month. It is the largest selling album in Folkways' history..." (is that really true??). WHICH MEANS that if he wrote that piece as early as the first week of January at the earliest (because the piece was obviously written after the Jan 2 bust-date), then the album had been in shops as early as the first week of December, perhaps. But this is DEFINITELY later than when the album was “out” if the album was indeed “out” (whatever that means) when the Fugs returned to NYC from their tour. SO it’s possible that the Broadside album was “out” (perhaps meaning only available at their gigs, as early as mid-November 1965) PRIOR to the time when it would have been (in Ed's words) "at record shops" (which thus perhaps would have been as late as December 1965).

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  12. My parents claim that they bought their still-existing (but sleeveless) battered LP copy of the Broadside edition of the “Village Fugs” album at a Fugs gig on St. Marks Place. My father claims it was at Theater 80 (just West of 1st Ave), where he says he saw the Fugs play twice, but this location is never listed in the lists of Fugs gigs, so I’m assuming he’s wrong about that location. My mother remembers her one and only time seeing the Fugs (the gig where she bought the LP) was further West on St. Marks, somewhere between 2nd and 3rd Ave, on the South side of the street, which would seem to indicate that it must have been at one of the Bridge Theater gigs (4 St. Marks Place). However, she claims that she would not have gone if it had been a midnight show, which it seems all of the Bridge Theater gigs were? MAYBE both my parents are wrong, and the gig was one of the early 1966 Fugs gigs at the Astor Place Playhouse (January 20, 1966 - May 15 or 22, 1966: Astor Place Playhouse, 434 Lafayette Street - the current address of the long-running Blue Man Group show, at the now-called Astor Place Theater). The Fugs second album was released on March 15, 1966. So I’m guessing that if my parents bought the first album (Broadside edition) at a Fugs gig in the neighborhood, it must have been BEFORE the second album came out, which narrows the possible time-window to the time between mid-November 1965 (the earliest possible date of first-album release, it seems?) to mid-March 1966 (at which point maybe they would have switched to selling the second album at the gigs? Certainly they seem to have been more proud of the second album, and embarrassed of the sound-quality of the first album, but who knows, maybe they kept on selling the first album at gigs even after the second one came out).

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