Saturday, November 27, 2010

THE BOX TOPS FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Bill Cunningham, Russ Caccamisi, Danny Smythe, Michael Harris, Gary Talley, Swain Schaefer, Richard Rosebrough, Rob Jovanovic, DeWitt Shy Jr., Greg Vick, Holly George-Warren and Mary Ann Comparone Fialkowski, to whom I'm most grateful.


JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA (1959 - 1962)
1) John A. Evans trumpet, baritone sax
2) Gregory 'Greg' Green baritone sax
3) ?????? + others unknown 


BERL OLSWANGER ORCHESTRA (1962/63)
1) Frederick 'Freddie' 'Swain' Schaefer bass
2) Berl Olswanger piano
3) ?????? + others unknown


  THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS MARCHING BAND (1962 - 1964)
1) Russell 'Russ' Caccamisi sousaphone
2) ?????? + others unknown


THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS DANCE BAND (1962 - 1964)
1) Russ Caccamisi double bass (aka bass fiddle)
2) ?????? + others unknown


THE CHANTELLES (OCT 1963 - 1965)
1) John Evans rhythm guitar, backing vocals
2) Russ Caccamisi bass, backing vocals
3) Greg Green keyboards, lead vocals
4) Robert Murray drums
5) William 'Bill' Melton lead guitar


THE DEVILLES #1 (ca. NOV 1963 - ca. FEB 1964)
1) Daniel Ernest 'Danny' Smythe drums
2) Ronald 'Ron' 'Ronnie' Carnie rhythm guitar
3) Michael 'Mike' Wright lead guitar


 THE DEVILLES #2 (ca. FEB 1964 - SPRING 1964)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Ronnie Carnie
3) Mike Wright
4) Ronald 'Ronnie' Jordan backing vocals 
5) Steve Jourdan lead vocals
6) John Campanova bass
7) Michael 'Mike' Mosley backing vocals 
+
8) William 'Bill' Mosteller maracas (he was never really in the band; he came to the practices and was more or less a "hanger on"; he sat in the corner and played maracas, which really couldn't be heard; he found out where they bought their band coats, and bought one, and showed up at the gigs, until someone told him to quit coming up on the stage!) 
9) Swain Schaefer bass (he filled in from time to time when John Campanova wasn't available, either because of illness or girlfriend problems)


THE DEVILLES #3 (SPRING 1964 - 1964)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Ronnie Carnie
3) Mike Wright
4) Ronnie Jordan 
5) Steve Jourdan 
6) John Campanova 
+
7) Bill Mosteller
8) Swain Schaefer 


July 4, 1964: Memphis Fairgrounds, Memphis, TN 


THE SCEPTERS #1 (ca. 1964 - ca. 1965)
1) Swain Schaefer bass
2) Norman Brown lead guitar
3) Charles 'Charley' Jolley drums
4) John W. Wulff rhythm guitar
5) Finley Brown lead vocals
6) Michael 'Mickey' Dunlap backing vocals
7) Britt Busselle backing vocals 


unknown date, 1964 (?): Malco Theatre, Memphis, TN with The DeVilles, The Gentrys, (possibly) Randy and The Radiants, and others "Battle of the Bands hosted by George Klein" (The Scepters' presence was uncertain)


 THE SIGNETS #2 (1964)
1) John Evans guitar
2) ??????? + others unknown


THE NERELS (ca. NOV 1964 - ca. SEPT 1965)
1) William Oliver 'Bill' Cunningham bass, vocals
2) Michael 'Mike' Harris lead vocals
3) David Hoback rhythm guitar
4) Robert Cowgill lead guitar, vocals  
5) Donny Kaylor drums


ca. March 19, 1965: Sherwood Junior High School, Memphis, TN "Talent Show"
The Nerels perform The Rolling Stones' The Last Time (just released that week in US) and The Kingsmen' Louie Louie, at their school talent show and won, judging by the screams and applauds. However, the officials awarded the win to some conservative act. For fear of audience protest, they awarded them honorable mention.


THE DEVILLES #4 (1964 - 1965)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Ronnie Jordan now switched to lead vocals
3) Steve Jourdan
4) John Campanova
5) Mike Wright now switched to rhythm guitar
6) William 'Bill' Fargie lead guitar
7) Mchael 'Mike' Norris keyboards
+
8) Swain Schaefer 


unknown date, 1964 (?): Malco Theatre, Memphis, TN with The Gentrys, (possibly) The Scepters, (possibly) Randy and The Radiants, and others "Battle of the Bands hosted by George Klein"

unknown date, 1965 (?): 'George Klein's Talent Party', WHBQ-TV Channel 13, Memphis, TN


THE SCEPTERS #2 (ca. 1965 - ca. 1966)
1) Swain Schaefer
2) Charley Jolley
3) John W. Wulff
4) Finley Brown
5) Mickey Dunlap
6) Britt Busselle
7) Bill Melton lead guitar
8) Greg Green organ


THE MOONDOGS (1965 - DEC ?, 1966)
1) William Alexander 'Alex' Chilton vocals
2) Paul Jobe drums
3) Preston Wilson electric piano
4) David Goolsby guitar
5) David Francher bass


THE IN CROWD (1965 - 1967)
1) John Evans lead guitar, vocals
2) Gary Talley piano
3) James 'Jimmy' Newman bass
4) Anthony 'Tony' Cain lead vocals
5) Larry Gresham rhythm guitar, vocals
6) Vernon 'Vern' Norwood drums


unknown date, 1965: 'George Klein's Talent Party', WHBQ-TV Channel 13, Memphis, TN
The In Crowd lip-synched two songs: 'My Girl' and 'For Your Love', previously recorded at Roland Janes' Sonic Studios on Madison Avenue, Memphis, and that are still unreleased.  


THE DEVILLES #5 (1965 - JUL 1965)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Mike Norris
3) Mike Wright
4) Ronnie Jordan
5) Steve Jourdan
6) Bill Fargie
7) Russ Caccamisi bass


THE DEVILLES #6 (JUL 1965 - AUG 1965)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Russ Caccamisi
3) Ronnie Jordan
4) Steve Jourdan
5) Bill Fargie
6) Mike Norris
7) Richard Earl Malone rhythm guitar


RONNIE AND THE DEVILLES #1 (AUG 1965 - MAR 1966)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Russ Caccamisi
3) Bill Fargie
4) Richard Malone
5) Ronnie Jordan
6) Mike Norris


September 10, 1965: Clearpool Arena, Memphis, TN with The Yardbirds, The Gants (afternoon show)

September 10, 1965: Skateland Frayser, Memphis, TN with The Yardbirds, The Gants (evening show)

September 11, 1965: Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR with The Yardbirds, The Gants, The Commotions, The Groupe     


THE JYNX #1 (ca. SEPT 1965 - ca. JAN 1966)
1) David Hoback rhythm guitar
2) DeWitt Shy Jr. drums
3) Christopher 'Chris' Bell lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
4) Michael 'Mike' Harris lead vocals
5) Bill Cunningham bass, keyboards (mainly in studio), backing vocals


unknown date, 1965: Tonga Club, Memphis, TN

unknown date, 1965: Go-Go Club, Memphis, TN

December 1965: 'George Klein's Talent Party', WHBQ-TV Channel 13, Memphis, TN
The Jynx lip-synched four songs: 'Little Girl', 'And My Baby's Gone', 'Just Like Me' and 'I'll Go Crazy', previously recorded that same month at Roland Janes' Sonic Studios on Madison Avenue, Memphis, and later released posthumously on a 10-inch vinyl EP titled: 'Greatest Hits!' (Norton Records; 2000). This tracks were later re-issued on the compilation album: 'Garage Beat '66, Vol. 2: Chicks Are for Kids!' (Sundazed Music CD, 2004).


THE JYNX #2 (ca. JAN 1966 - ca. FEB 1966)
1) David Hoback  
2) DeWitt Shy Jr.
3) Chris Bell
4) Mike Harris
5) Bill Cunningham
6) Jerry Powers keyboards


THE JYNX #3 (aka #1) (ca. FEB 1966 - ca. MAR 1966)
1) David Hoback
2) DeWitt Shy Jr.
3) Chris Bell
4) Mike Harris
5) Bill Cunningham


THE JYNX #4 (ca. MAR 1966)
1) David Hoback
2) DeWitt Shy Jr.
3) Chris Bell
4) Mike Harris
5) Bill Cunningham
6) Alex Chilton vocals


ca. March ?, 1966: Gym, unknown school, Memphis, TN "Battle of the Bands"
Supposedly this was the first and only gig with this line-up of The Jynx.


THE JYNX #5 (ca. MAR 1966 - ca. APR 1966)
1) David Hoback
2) DeWitt Shy Jr.
3) Chris Bell
4) Bill Cunningham
5) Alex Chilton



RONNIE AND THE DEVILLES #2 (MAR 1966 - SEPT 1966)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Russ Caccamisi
3) Bill Fargie
4) Richard Malone
5) Ronnie Jordan


THE JYNX #6 (ca. APR 1966 - ca. APR or MAY 1966)
1) David Hoback
2) DeWitt Shy Jr.
3) Chris Bell
4) Bill Cunningham
5) Aimes (or Ames) Yates vocals


THE JYNX #7 (ca. APR or MAY 1966 - ca. MAY 1966)
1) David Hoback
2) DeWitt Shy Jr.
3) Chris Bell
4) Bill Cunningham
5) Vance Alexander vocals


THE JOKERS #2 (ca. MAY 1966 - ca. JUN 1966 (two weeks))
1) Bill Cunningham vocals, keyboards
2) Ray Sanders bass
3) Mark Cowen vocals
4) Alan (or Allen or Allan) Stewart guitar
5) Richard Rosebrough drums



THE JOKERS #3 (ca. JUN 1966 (two or three weeks))
1) Bill Cunningham
2) Ray Sanders
3) Mark Cowen
4) Richard Rosebrough


THE JOKERS #4 (ca. JUN 1966 - DEC 1966)
1) Bill Cunningham

2) Mark Cowen
3) Richard Rosebrough
4) Wayne Reynolds guitar

5) Dudley Brewer bass



Summer - December 1966: El Toro Lounge, West Memphis, AR
The Jokers used to filling in for The Hombres, El Toro's house band, when the latter toured. They played weekends, but some weeks nights too, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The owner, Louis Jack Berger, used to hide them from the police during breaks, because they were under age (!!).  


RONNIE AND THE DEVILLES #3 (SEPT 1966 - NOV 1966)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Russ Caccamisi
3) Richard Malone
4) Ronnie Jordan


THE DEVILLES # 7 (NOV 1966 - DEC ?, 1966)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Russ Caccamisi
3) Richard Malone
4) John Evans lead guitar, keyboards


THE DEVILLES #8 (aka THE NEW DEVILLES #1) (DEC ?, 1966 - MAY 1967)
1) Danny Smythe
2) Russ Caccamisi
3) Richard Malone
4) John Evans
5) Alex Chilton lead vocals, guitar, bass, hambone


late February or early March 1967: Clearpool Arena, Memphis, TN
The new Devilles public debut gig just one week before they recorded their biggest hit 'The Letter' in early March. 

April 1967: The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN "UT Martin Spring Dance"
The band perform 'The Letter' live for the first time tonight.


THE BLAZERS (ca. 1966 - 1967)
1) Swain Schaefer organ
2) Bill Melton guitar
3) Joseph 'Joe' Arnold sax
4) Richard 'Dickie' Cooper drums
5) Jimi 'Jimmy' Mitchell bass
6) Gene Johnson vocals
7) James 'Jim' Grivich trumpet


EXCALIBUR (1967 - 1969)
1) Swain Schaefer organ
2) ??????? + others unknown


UNNAMED REHEARSAL BAND (JAN 1967 - JUN 1967)
1) Bill Cunningham vocals, bass
2) Chris Bell vocals, lead guitar
3) Tom Eubanks (aka Thomas Dean) vocals, rhythm guitar
4) Sonny Clark drums

 
THE DEVILLES #9 (aka THE NEW DEVILLES #2) (MAY 1967 - JUN 2?, 1967)
1) Danny Smythe
2) John Evans
3) Alex Chilton
4) Russ Caccamisi
5) Gary Talley rhythm guitar, bass, sitar, banjo


May or June 1967: unknown venue, Millington, TN
The band former members Richard Malone and Swain Schaefer showed up to watch the show tonight and after that they got thrown in jail for fighting some guys!.


THE DEVILLES #10 (aka THE NEW DEVILLES #3) (JUN 2?, 1967 - JUL ?, 1967) / THE BOX TOPS #1 (JUL ?, 1967 - DEC ??, 1967)
1) Danny Smythe
2) John Evans
3) Alex Chilton
4) Gary Talley
5) Bill Cunningham bass, organ


July ?, 1967: Youth Center, Memphis Fairgrounds, Memphis, TN
First performance under the name The Box Tops. Besides doing their show, they backed an african american female singer named 'Little Marion' Brittenum.

late July or early August 1967: unknown venue, Birmingham, AL
First performance they played outside of Memphis.

August ?, 1967: 'The Discophonic Scene', WCAU-TV Channel 10, Philadelphia, PA
First TV show performance.

August ??, 1967: Philadelphia Fairgrounds, Philadelphia, PA with Jay & The Techniques, The Soul Survivors
When the band showed up for this show on the top of a hot dog stand, the promoter didn't believe they were The Box Tops, expecting a black band. Alex Chilton had to sing the first few words "Give me a ticket for an aeroplane..." and the promoter grinned and said "That's it!".

August ??, 1967 (approximate date): Grab Bag, Philadelphia, PA
The band was wrongly spelled as 'The Boxtops' on the club ad.

August 26 - September 4, 1967: Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Building, Will Roger Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX with The Doors (3), The Livin' End (3), The Grass Roots, Sonny And Cher, The Standells, The McCoys, Electric Prunes, Every's Mother Son, The Seeds and many more "Pop Musical Festival presents.... Fort Worth Teen Fair and Mardi Gras Festival"

August or September 1967: Hullabaloo Club, Jackson, MS

September ?, 1967: The Stingray or The Sting Wray, Atlanta, GA

September ??, 1967: 'Village Square', TV Show, Atlanta, GA with The Villagers and many others (filming date)
The band perform: 'The Letter'.

September 23, 1967: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with Jerry Butler, The Leather Boy, The Music Explosion, Gene Pitney (broadcast date)

September 28, 1967: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC-1 TV Show, London, UK with Engelbert Humperdinck, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Frankie Vaughan, Procol Harum, The Bee Gees, The Dubliners, The Herd, The Move (broadcast date)
The Box Tops perform (on promo video not in person): 'The Letter'.

October 6, 1967: Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY with The Beach Boys, Soul Inc, The Alphabetical Order 

October 7, 1967: Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, OH with The Beach Boys, Ohio Express, King Kirby, The US Male

October 12, 1967: 'Top Of The Pops', BBC-1 TV Show, London, UK with Engelbert Humperdinck, Bobby Gentry, Procol Harum, Stevie Wonder, The Hollies, The Kinks, The Troggs (broadcast date)
The Box Tops perform (on promo video not in person): 'The Letter'.

October 14, 1967: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The Cowsills, Neil Diamond, The Fallen Angels, The New Yorkers, The Sandpipers, Johnny Tillotson, Ruby Winters (broadcast date)

October 15, 1967: Auditorium, Rogers High School, Newport, RI with The Rockin' Ramrods "Salve Regina College Fall Weekend Concert"
The band was wrongly spelled as 'The Boxtops' in the gig ad.

October 16-19, 1967: Asylum, High Street, Hartford, CT

October 28, 1967: 'Disc-O-Teen', WNJU-TV Channel 47, Newark, NJ
TV horror-host John Zacherley's 'Disc-O-Teen' Halloween dance party episode, featuring an appearance by The Box Tops. The band don't actually perform, but their hit single "The Letter" is played twice during the live dance show. The band endures Zach's jibes, including lessons on how to flirt with teenage girls from New Jersey. The band chat it up with the horror-host while they plug their album, an upcoming European tour and a show at the Cheetah Club in NYC.

October 29, 1967: The Cheetah, New York City, NY
Procol Harum was also on the bill but they finally canceled. This is The Box Tops 1st appearance in the "big apple".

November 4, 1967: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11 and WNTA Channel 13, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with Dionne Warwick, The Grass Roots (broadcasting date)

November ?, 1967: 'From The Bitter End', WOR-TV Show, The Bitter End, New York City, NY with Jake Holmes, Sandy Dennis, Gerry Mulligan, Amanda Ambrose, Dick Cavett, Ralph Ortiz, Betsey Johnson
The band perform 'The Letter'. 

November 11, 1967: Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA with Neil Diamond, Dave Tragedy, Ronnie Dove, The Daytonas, The Younger Brothers "Caravan Of Stars"
The band was wrongly spelled as 'The Boxtops' on the venue ad.

November 22, 1967: Salem-Roanoke Valley Civic Center, Salem, VA with Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Staples Singers, Laura Lee, The Esquires, Mickey Murray, The Exciters, Harvey and The 7 Sounds

November 25, 1967: Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN with Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Staple Singers, The Esquires, The Exciters, Harvey and the 7 Sounds, Laura Lee, Mickey Murray

December 15-17, 1967: Family Dog, 1601 West Evans Street, Denver, CO with Soul Survivors, Jimmerfield Legend

unknown date, 1967: 'George Klein's Talent Party', WHBQ-TV Channel 13, Memphis, TN
The band lip-synched: 'The Letter'.

unknown date, 1967: Thomas B. Davis YMCA, 4727 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Whitehaven, Memphis, TN

unknown date, 1967: Annapolis National Guard Armory, Annapolis, MD

unknown date, 1967: Dundalk High School, Baltimore, MD


THE BOX TOPS #2 (DEC ??, 1967 - JAN ??, 1968)
1) Alex Chilton
2) Gary Talley
3) Bill Cunningham
4) John Evans
5) Thomas 'Tom' Boggs drums


December 23 or 24, 1967: unknown venue, Fargo, SD

December 24 or 25, 1967 - Jan 7 or 8, 1968: Canada (two weeks tour, the first date was in Winnipeg, MB, and canadian rock group The Trade Winds was the supporting act)

December 30, 1967: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The Cowsills, The 5th Dimension, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jay and the Techniques, Jon and Robin, Gene Pitney, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs (broadcast date)

December 31, 1967: Municipal Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA with The Leaves, The Outsiders, The Soul Survivors, Them, MC Danny Dare "New Year's Eve Show"


THE BOX TOPS #3 (JAN ??, 1968 - ca. FEB 1968)
1) Alex Chilton
2) Gary Talley
3) Bill Cunningham

4) Tom Boggs
5) Rick Allen bass, organ, trumpet, harmonica


January 13, 1968: 'American Bandstand', ABC-TV Channel 7, Los Angeles, CA with Jimmie Rodgers (on film), Frankie Valli (telephone interview) (broadcast date)
The band perform: 'The Letter', 'Neon Rainbow' and (possibly) 'Cry Like A Baby'.

January 13, 1968: 'Boss City', KHJ-TV Channel 9, KHJ Studios, Los Angeles, CA with The Classics IV, Jay and The Techniques, The Buckinghams (broadcast date)

January 13, 1968: San Diego International Sports Arena, San Diego, CA with Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Turtles, The Rose Garden, The Stone Poynes, Sonny & Cher, Jay & The Techniques, Brenton Wood, Classics IV, October Country, Kenny O'Dell

February 3, 1968: The Cheetah, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA with The Hook


THE BOX TOPS #4 (ca. FEB 1968 - ca. APR 1968 (two months))
1) Alex Chilton
2) Bill Cunningham
3) Tom Boggs
4) Rick Allen
5) Jerry Riley rhythm guitar


March 16, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with Beverly Ann, Cube, The Dells, Georgie Fame, The Fireballs, the First Edition, The Five Stairsteps, Gene and Debbie, The Jaybees, the Lemon Pipers, Tommy Leonetti, The Next Five, Benny Troy, Bobby Vee (broadcast date)


THE BOX TOPS #5 (ca. APR 1968 (few days only))
1) Alex Chilton
2) Bill Cunningham
3) Tom Boggs
4) Rick Allen
5) Gary Talley
6) Jerry Riley


ca. April 1968: unknown venue, unknown city, IA
Supposedly the first and only gig with both Gary Talley and Jerry Riley together in the same lineup.


THE BOX TOPS #6 (aka #3) (ca. APR 1968 - AUG 31, 1969)
1) Alex Chilton
2) Gary Talley
3) Bill Cunningham
4) Tom Boggs
5) Rick Allen


April 11, 1968: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA with The Rascals, The Hook, Bul Porpis

April 12, 1968: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA with Country Joe And The Fish, Canned Heat "Teen Time USA"

April ??, 1968: unknown venue, Chicago, IL with The Hombres and many others

April ??, 1968: 'Mulqueens Kiddie-A-Go-Go', WCIU-TV Channel 26, Chicago, IL
The band perform 'Cry Like A Baby'.

April 20, 1968: 'Boss City', KHJ-TV Channel 9, KHJ Studios, Los Angeles, CA with Mitch Ryder (broadcast date)

April 20, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The Bandwagon, Epitome, The Five Stairsteps, John Fred and his Playboy Band, Richie Loveworth, The Marcels, Mouse and The Traps, Phil Ochs, Tony Scotti, O.C. Smith, Norro Wilson (broadcast date)

April 27, 1968: 'It's Happening' (aka 'Happening '68'), ABC-TV Show, Vine Street Theater, 1615-29 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA with Sal Vineo, Bobby Vee, Paul Revere and The Raiders, John Provost (broadcast date)

May 3, 1968: Moravian Collge, Bethlehem, PA with Oredad and The Marvelettes

May 17, 1968: Space, Broadway, New York City, NY

May 31, 1968: 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson', NBC-TV Show, Studio 6B, 30 Rockfeller Center, New York City, NY with Michael Dunn, James Garner, Meredith MacRae (the show was taped live in the afternoon and broadcasted that evening)

June 16, 1968: Bjornson Park, Crow Canyon, Castro Valley, CA with Sonny & Cher, Sly and The Family Stone, Loading Zone

June 21, 1968: 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson', NBC-TV Show, Studio 6B, 30 Rockfeller Center, New York City, NY (the show was taped live in the afternoon and broadcasted that evening)

Summer 1968: Welsh Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI with The Fredric, Band X, The 6 Pak

July ?, 1968: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN with Tammy Wynette, Ed Bruce, Jon & Robin, Guy & David, Slim Bean, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff and many others "Grand Ole Opry Show"
The band perform: 'The Letter' and 'Cry Like A Baby'. The show was taped and broadcasted on July 16 on the NBC-TV Show 'Showcase '68' hosted by Lloyd Thaxton.

July 17, 1968: 'The Dick Cavett Show', ABC TV Show, New York City, NY with John V. Lindsay, Glynis Johns, Elliot Arnold, His Royal Highness and Maharajah of Indaipur and his wife (broadcast date)

July 17, 1968: J.F. Kennedy Stadium, Broad and Patterson, Philadelphia, PA with The Rascals, Country Joe and The Fish, Delphonics, Woody's Truck Stop, Joshua Light Show "Schmidt's Beer Present the Philadelphia Music Festival"

July 27, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The American Breed, John Fred and his Playboy Band, The Flavor, Gene and Debbie, The Human Beinz, Robert John, Lord Sutch, The Merrie Motor Co., Peaches and Herb, The Persians, The Yardbirds (broadcast date)

August 2, 1968: New Civic Center, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers, 3's A Crowd

August 3, 1968: Paul Sauvre Centre, Montreal, PQ, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers, The Munks

August 4, 1968: Montreal Forum, Montreal, PQ, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 4, 1968: Lord Beaverbrook Rink, St John, NB, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers, FJ & The Soul Fingers

August 5, 1968: Metro Center, Halifax Forum, Halifax, NS, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 6, 1968: Civic Auditorium, Portland, ME with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 7, 1968: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers, The Vogues, The Spectras

August 7, 1968: The Armory, Pittsfield, MA with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 8, 1968: Pittsfield Boys Club, Pittsfield, MA with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers (matinee show)

August 8, 1968: New Haven Arena, New Haven, CT with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers (evening show)

August 9-11, 1968: Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers, The New Christy Minstrels

August 13, 1968: Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 14, 1968: State Farm Show Building, Harrisburg, PA with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers 

August 15, 1968: Capital Music Hall, Wheeling, WV with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 16, 1968: Civic Center, Charleston, WV with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 17, 1968: Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 18, 1968: Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers 

August 18, 1968: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 19, 1968: Winnipeg Auditorium/Arena, Winnipeg, MB, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers, The Surprise Package

August 20, 1968: The Agridome Exhibition Stadium Park, Regina, SK, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 21, 1968: Kinsmen Field House, Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, AB, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 22, 1968: Jubilee Auditorium, Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 23-24, 1968: Pacific National Exhbition, Vancouver, BC, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

August 23, 1968: Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers, Surprise Package

August 24, 1968: Boise High School Auditorium, Boise, ID with The Beach Boys, The Pickle Brothers

September 6, 1968: Agriculture Building, Montana State Fairgrounds, Great Falls, MT with The Ravens, The Travel Agency "All State Dance"

September 7, 1968: The Lagoon, Farmington, UT with The Beach Boys

September 22-30, 1968: Italian tour (shows + TV appearance) cancelled due to a reported earthquake!

September 28, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with Jeannie C. Riley, Terry Knight (broadcast date)

September 28, 1968: unknown university, unknown city, unknown state "Arena Dance"

October 19, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with Blue Cheer, Johnny Cash, Wayne Cochran and his C.C. Riders, Jackie De Shannon, The Delfonics, Neil Diamond, The Grass Roots, Al Hirt, Tommy James and the Shondells, Johnny Nash, The 1910 Fruit Gum Company, The Outsiders, The T.I.M.E. Unit, Bobby Vee, Clarence Carter, Shipley and Brewer, Carla Thomas, Charlie and Inez Foxx, Junior Parker, Autry Inman (broadcast date)

November 8, 1968: Herbert L. Dillon Gymnasium, Princeton University campus, Princeton, NJ with Doug Clark and The Hot Nuts, The Motivations, The Charter Bus " 'Prince' - Tiger Dance "

December 21, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with The Buckinghams, Bobby Goldsboro, The First Edition, Brenda Jo Harris, The Irish Rovers, Clarence Carter, Fuzzy Bunnies, The Smubbs, Joe South, The Sounds of Modification, Lenny Welch (broadcast date)
The band perform 'Cry Like A Baby'. 

December 22, 1968: Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA with Jose Feliciano, Righteous Brothers, Blue Cheer, Three Dog Night, Canned Heat "L.A. Pop Festival"

December 29, 1968: Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 901 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Broward County, FL with Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, Hugh Masekela, Flatt and Scruggs, Butterfield Blues Band, Joni Mitchell, Procol Harum, James Cotton Blues Band, Steppenwolf "Miami Pop Festival"
The band was billed as 'The Boxtops' (sic) on the poster.

unknown date, 1968 or 1969: Fieldhouse, Ferris State College, Big Rapids, MI

January 18, 1969: 'Upbeat', WEWS Channel 5, WUAB-TV Studios, Cleveland, OH with Canned Heat, Bobby Darin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jerry Butler, Sonny Geraci, the Good Rats, The Mauds, Mother Earth, The New Colony Six, Peppermint Rainbow, Sugar and Spice, The Unifics, The Vogues (broadcast date)
The band perform 'Sweet Cream Ladies'.

January 30 - February 1, 1969: Salone delle Feste, CasinĂ² Municipale, Sanremo, Italy "XIX Festival della Canzone Italiana" (The Box Tops cancelled)

March 30, 1969: Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA with The Monkees

April 4, 1969: Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA with Canned Heat

April 23, 1969: unknown venue, Chapel Hill, NC

July 19, 1969:  Long Island Arena, Commack, NY with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers 

July 20, 1969: Troy Armory, Troy, NY with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brother

July 21, 1969: Wentworth Curling Club, Hamilton, ON, Canada with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers

July 22, 1969: Gaelic Park, Bronx, New York City, NY with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers and many others "Summer '69 Festival"

July 23, 1969: Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers

July 24-26, 1969: Steel Pier, Atlantic City NJ with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers 

July 26, 1969: Olympia Auditorium, Olympia, WA with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Savage Grace, Jethro Tull (cancelled), James Gang

July 27, 1969: Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers

July 28, 1969: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers, The Fugitive Six, Bill Myers & The Younger Americans

July 29-30, 1969: Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, NH with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers, The Spectras

July 31, 1969: unknown venue, Providence, RI with The Beach Boys, The Buchanan Brothers

August 9, 1969: Public Hall, Cleveland, OH with James Gang, Sly and The Family Stone, Friends Of Distinction, Sir Douglas Quintet

August 30, 1969: State Fair, Salem, OR with Alice Cooper, Twice Together


THE BOX TOPS #7 (SEPT 1, 1969 - ca. OCT 1969)
1) Alex Chilton
2) Gary Talley
3) Tom Boggs
4) Rick Allen
5) William Harold Cloud bass


THE BOX TOPS #8 (ca. OCT 1969 - ca. NOV 1969)
1) Alex Chilton
2) Gary Talley
3) Tom Boggs
4) William Harold Cloud
5) Swain Schaefer vocals, organ


THE BOX TOPS #9 (ca. NOV 1969 - 1970)
1) Alex Chilton
2) Gary Talley
3) William Harold Cloud
4) Swain Schaefer
5) Robert 'Bobby' Guidotti vocals, drums


December 5, 1969: 'The Mike Douglas Show', KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA with Enzo Stuarti, Howard H. Baker Jr., Joey Adams, Cindy Adams (broadcasting date)
The band perform 'Turn On A Dream' and 'Soul Deep'.

December ??, 1969: UK Tour.....(their two weeks British tour was cancelled by the band after arriving in London to discover that instead of respecting the rider agreement, the local promoter insisted they play the tour with the opening reggae act's toy drums, public address system amplifiers (instead of proper guitar amplifiers), and a keyboard with a broken speaker)

June 13, 1970: Dreamland Ballroom, Conneaut Lake Park, 12324 Comstock Street, Conneaut Lake, PA


THE BOX TOPS #10 (aka #1) (OCT 1996 - SEPT 1999)
1) Bill Cunningham
2) Alex Chilton
3) Danny Smythe
4) Gary Talley
5) John Evans


April 18, 1997: House Of Blues, Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

April 19, 1997: David Gest's house, Los Angeles, CA "Private Party"

May 4, 1997: Tom Lee Park, Memphis, TN with Luther Allison, Marcia Ball, Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Rory Block, The Bluebirds, Blues Traveler, Lonnie Brooks, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, R.L Burnside, Shawn Colvin, Cravin' Melon, Bob Dylan, Eric Gales Band, FreeWorld, The Grifters, The Hazies, Jonny Lang, Leftover Salmon, Lillian Lily, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band, Bob Margolin, Modern English, Coco Montoya, Blind Mississippi Morris, Mud Flaps, Tracey Nelson, Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Rogers, Ross Rice, Saffre Uppity Blues Women, Saliva, Boz Scaggs, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Staple Singers, Garrison Starr, Steve Miller Band, Stir, Storyville, Jimmer Thackery, The Wallflowers, War, Williams Brothers, ZZ Top  "Beale Street Music Festival"

June 7, 1997: Festival Park, 1020 Front Street, New Richmond, OH with Neil Sedaka, Brian Hyland, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Tillotson, The Dixie Cups, Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods "WGRR OldiesFest"

June 21, 1997: Tramp's, New York City, NY

July 11, 1997: unknown venue, Evansville, IN

July 25, 1997: unknown venue, Boston, MA

September 13, 1997: unknown venue, Reno, NV

October 25, 1997: unknown venue, Salt Lake City, NV

November 8, 1997: Isle of Capri Casino, Shreveport, LA

November 16, 1997: Whittemore Center Arena, Durham, NH

March 21, 1998: 616 Club, Memphis, TN

September 28, 1998: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

April 15, 1998: Metro Centre, Rockford, IL

April 16, 1998: Aksarben Coliseum, Omaha, NE

April 17, 1998: Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE

May 8, 1998: Amphitheater, St Augustine, FL

May 9, 1998: Phillips High School, Orlando, FL

May 30, 1998: L. C. Walker Arena, Muskegon, MI with The Kingsmen

May 31, 1998: Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI with The Kingsmen

June 1, 1998: Breslin Events Center, East Lansing, MI with The Kingsmen

June 13, 1998: Showroom JR's Executive Inn, Paducah, KY
Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns played trumpet on this show with The Box Tops.

June 20, 1998: Polish Fest, Milwaukee, WI

August 13, 1998: Riverside Park, Oshkosh, WI

September 4, 1998: The Township, Columbia, SC 

September 5, 1998: Civic Center, Atlanta, GA

September 27, 1998: Civic Center, Salem VA

September 28, 1998: East Kentucky University Arena, Richmond, KY 

October 9-10, 1998: Boom Town Casino, Biloxi, MS

February 10, 1999: House Of Blues, Chicago, IL

February 11, 1999: Prairie Meadows Casino, Des Moines, IA

May 15, 1999: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Willow Groove, PA with America, The Animals II, Beach Boys Family & Friends, Blood Sweat & Tears featuring David Clayton-Thomas, The Dovells, The Lovin' Spoonful, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Britt Small & Festival, War, The Wolf "Vetrock '99" 

May 16, 1999: Coney Island High, New York City, NY 

June 12, 1999: Westgate Mall, Toledo, OH

June 18, 1999: Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY

June 19, 1999: Paradise Rock Club, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA with The J. Geils Band

July 3, 1999: Warner Park, Madison, WI

July 4, 1999: Taste of MN State Capital Grounds, St. Paul, MN

August 5 & 7, 1999: Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI

August 8, 1999: unknown venue, Tracy, CA "Dry Bean Festival"

August 26, 1999: World Trade Center Plaza, New York City, NY


THE BOX TOPS #11 (SEPT 1999 - SUMMER 2001)
1) Bill Cunningham
2) Alex Chilton
3) Danny Smythe
4) Gary Talley


October 2, 1999: Greek Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA with Bobby Sherman, Chubby Checker and The Wildcats, Al Wilson, Jay & The Techniques, The Casinos, The Hues Corporation, The Legendary Blue Notes "12th Annual Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Presents by K-Earth 101 FM"

March 18, 2000: Coachman Park, Clearwater, FL

April 7, 2000: Kings Bay Naval Station, Saint Marys, GA

May 19, 2000: unknown venue, Wilkes Barre, PA "Fine Arts Festival"

May 20, 2000: unknown venue, Jackson, MS "Jubilee Jam"

May 21, 2000: unknown venue, Pensacola, FL "Spring Festival"

June 3, 2000: Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL

June 17, 2000: Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Hights, MO

July 4, 2000: Glover Park, Marrietta, GA

July 5, 2000: Rverfront Park, Ashland, KY

August 23, 2000: World Trade Center, New York City, NY

August 25, 2000: unknown venue, Main Street, Deadwood, SD

August 27, 2000: Majestic Theatre, North Tonawanda, NY

September 4, 2000: unknown venue, Sugar Land, TX "festival"

January 18-20, 2001: Club Regent Casino, Winnipeg, Canada

February 23, 2001: Zebo Mosque Theatre, Harrisburg, PA with Tommy James, Spencer Davis

April 19, 2001: Music Hall Centre for the Performing Arts, Downtown Detroit, MI with Gary Puckett, Grass Roots

April 20, 2001: Stranahan Theatre, Toledo, OH with Gary Puckett, Grass Roots

May 28, 2001: Cedar Beach Park, Allentown, PA "Annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts"


THE BOX TOPS #12 (SUMMER 2001 - MAR 17, 2010)
1) Bill Cunningham
2) Alex Chilton
3) Danny Smythe
4) Gary Talley
+
5) Barry Walsh keyboards (unofficial member)


July 17, 2001: World Trade Center Plaza, New York City, NY

August 3, 2001: Longbeach Park, Liverpool, NY

September 2, 2001: On The Warerfront Fest, Rockford, IL

November 17, 2001: Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium "Diamond Awards"

December 8, 2001: Tropicana Club, Leon, Spain with Brian Auger  "The Puple Weekend - 3 Day International Mod Festival" 

January 25, 2002: Desert Diamond Casino, Sahuarita, AZ

March 21, 2002: Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, Sunland Park, NM

June 8, 2002: Proctor Theatre, Schenectady, NY

July 19, 2002: Casino Aztar, Caruthersville, MO

August 2, 2002: Sandstone Ampitheatre, Bonner Spring, KA

August 24, 2002: Jekyll Island Beach, Jekyll Island, GA

October 5, 2002: unknown venue, Downtown Henderson, NV "festival"

October 19, 2002: Embassy Suits Pittsburgh - International Airport, Coraopolis, PA

November 8, 2002: Holiday Inn Allentown Center City, Allentown, PA

January 22, 2003: Winnevegas Casino, Sloan, IA

January 26 - February 2, 2003: one week Carribean tour with shows in San Juan, Puerto Rico....St. Thomas, Virgin Islands....and Nassau, Bahamas
Their former organ player Swain Schaefer filling in for Barry Walsh for this tour.

March 28-29, 2003: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany with Hello, The Hollies, Smokie, The Legends of Doo Woop, Edwin Starr "13th Annual Porsche Oldie Night"
One of The Box Tops' performance was recorded and three of the eight songs they played ('The Letter', 'Cry Like A Baby' and 'Soul Deep') were broadcasted on German radio and later that same year also relased on the compilation album: 'Porsche Oldie Night 2003'.  

September 19, 2003: Guildford Fair, Guildford, CT

August 9, 2003: Reno Hilton Amphitheater, Reno, NV with Jay and The Techniques, Tommy Roe

September 27, 2003: LCO Casino, Hayward, WI

October 25, 2003: Audubon Park Place, Memphis, TN "Audubon Park Arts in the Park"

April 23, 2004: unknown venue, Euless, TX

June 25, 2004: unknown venue, Atlantic City, NJ

July 11, 2004: Desert Diamond Casino, Sahuarita, AZ

October 6, 2004: The Cannon Center For The Performing Arts, Memphis, TN with Three 6 Mafia, Lil’ Whyte, The Doobie Brothers, Dionne Warwick, The Emotions, Mya, Deborah Cox, William Bell, Jerry Butler, Petula Clark, Topol, Jane Russell, Patricia Neal, Tippi Hedren, Gale Storm, Barbara Rush, Candi Staton, Martha Reeves, Freddie Scott, Kim Weston, Carl Carlton, Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies, Billy Gilman, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, Archie Bell, Gene Chandler and many others "David Gest's All-Star Holiday Extravaganza"

November 14, 2004: unknown venue, Redding, CA

December 11, 2004: unknown venue, Owensboro, KY

February 11, 2005: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL with Badfinger

June 25, 2005: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston, MA with Eric Burdon "Summer Concert Series in the Park"

June 26, 2005: Waukesha County Exposition Center, Waukesha, WI

July 4, 2005: Comerica TasteFest, Detroit, MI

July 5, 2005: Coors Amphitheater, Denver, CO with B.J. Thomas, Little Richard

August 5, 2005: Brookhaven Amphitheater, Farmingville, NY

August 7, 2005: Ulster County Fair, New Platz, NY

September 24, 2005: public square, Columbia, TN

November 10, 2005: unknown venue, Phoenix, AZ

May 26, 2006: George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA

July 19, 2006: unknown venue, Albany, NY

March 2, 2007: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

October 26, 2007: Liberty Park, Madison, MS

December 29, 2007: Cherokee Casino, Catoosa, OK

December 31, 2007: Valley View Casino & Hotel, Valley Center, CA with Jay and The Techniques, The Shadows Of Knight

September 18, 2008: Fort Payne City Auditorium, Fort Payne, AL

May 3, 2009: Observer Highway, Hoboken, NJ with East of Venus, Yung Wu, Wild Carnation, Mad Happy, Val Emmich "The 15th Annual Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival"

May 29, 2009: Marquette Park, Memphis, TN "Annual Memphis Italian Festival"

August 6, 2009: Deer Park Path, Readington Township, NJ

November 27, 2009: Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY

7 comments:

  1. The Box Tops also played at The Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival on May 3, 2009.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_0Wwv-BZwo

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  2. If memory serves, I saw them in Annapolis, Md., not sure about the date, spring or fall 67, then got their phone number and had a friend book them at my High School: Dundalk High School, Baltimore, Md. Any trace?

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    1. no.....but thanks for these great info!!

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  3. Bruno, I am astounded to see you are in Bari! I thought you would only have heard of Romina Power and ...??
    Bruno,
    I have lived in Paris from 1971 on, but grew up in the US. at the best time... 1950 - 1971.

    Saw them all... Stones in Baltimore in '65, Dylan and the Band in '65, Beach Boys with Glen Campbell '65, later, The Who and Spirit at Denison College,Ohio Feb. '69, The Doors in Columbus Ohio, November '68...
    The Laurel Pop Festival (see website), Woodstock, Miles at the Cellar Door Club, Washington '71, Hendrix at Wash., D.C. Hilton Hotel Ballroom, March '68...
    Morgan State College, Balto, Jazz Festival (summer '67 ?) with Thelonius Monk, Roland Kirk, both of the Adderly Brothers, Joe Zawinul...
    Any more I cannot remember now...

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    1. yesssir I'm Italian, and yesssir I'm also a huge fan of Romina Power and Al Bano!!!! ha ha ha ha

      wow, you saw some of the greatest artists/shows ever!!! You're sooooo lucky man!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  4. This is a FANTASTIC, detailed website, one that I am bookmarking ASAP. THANK YOU!!!!!

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