Concert Details

22 January 1964 – Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds


The Big R&B Night


Venue: The Cavern Club

City: Liverpool, Merseyside

Country: United Kingdom

Band Lineup:

Sonny Boy Williamson – Vocals / Harmonica
Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar
Keith Relf – Vocals / Harmonica
Chris Dreja – Rhythm Guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith – Bass
Jim McCarty – Drums

Show Notes:

Billed as “The Big R&B Night,” the venue was The Cavern, the Liverpool club made famous by The Beatles.

The Yardbirds backed Sonny Boy Williamson on a series of 12 gigs between 7 December 1963 and 13 March 1964. The Yardbirds would play a solo set, followed by the set with the American blues musician. Both sets on 8 December 1963 were recorded and released. Their set with Sonny Boy Williamson on 28 February 1964 was also recorded and released. The Yardbirds solo set was not captured that night due to technical difficulties.

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