Concert Details

16 August 1964 – The Yardbirds


Swiss Holiday Engagement


Venue: Lido Locarno

City: Locarno, Ticino

Country: Switzerland

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar 
Mick O’Neill – Vocals 
Chris Dreja – Rhythm Guitar 
Paul Samwell-Smith – Bass 
Jim McCarty – Drums

Show Notes:

The Yardbirds departed England on 10 August and traveled in a convoy to Switzerland. Gigs happened each evening at 20:35 from 14-21 August. After their engagement in Locarno was over, the band enjoyed a short holiday before returning home.

Vocalist Keith Relf was hospitalized with complications from severe asthma prior to the band’s departure and would miss 6 weeks of gigs. Mick O’Neil fills in on all Swiss dates.  Mike Vernon and Tony Carter also fill in while Keith recovered.

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