Concert Details

24 December 1963 – The Yardbirds


Venue: Ricky-Tick Club, The Star & Garter

City: Windsor, Berkshire

Country: United Kingdom

Band Lineup:

Roger Pearce – fills in on Lead Guitar for EC
Keith Relf – Vocals / Harmonica
Chris Dreja – Rhythm Guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith – Bass
Jim McCarty – Drums

Show Notes:

EC on holiday – he goes to visit his mother and her family in Germany, where they are living on a military base. To get on the base, EC had to get a crew cut. Roger Pearce fills in through the end of the month.

The Ricky-Tick was resident in a number of locations around Windsor, Berkshire from 1962. “Ricky-Tick Club Nights” were also promoted in 27 towns in England through 1966. One of first Ricky-Ticks was an upstairs room at The Star & Garter, Windsor. The most famous location was at Clewer Mead, Windsor. It was a semi-derelict river-side mansion with 58 rooms where the rent was £16 a week. Shows were promoted there from April 1964. (It was later torn down). Other locations included the Thames Hotel, Windsor, Guildford, Hounslow, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Slough, Newbury and Reading. Eric Clapton would play at its venues while in The Roosters, The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Cream.

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