Concert Details

28 February 1964 – Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds


Birmingham's 1st British Rhythm & Blues Festival


Venue: Town Hall

City: Birmingham, West Midlands

Country: United Kingdom

Band Lineup:

Sonny Boy Williamson – Vocals / Harmonica
Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar
Mick O’Neil – Vocals / Harmonica (filling in for Keith Relf)
Chris Dreja – Rhythm Guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith – Bass
Jim McCarty – Drums

Show Notes:

The Yardbirds’ vocalist, Keith Relf, was hospitalized with a collapsed lung. Mick O’Neill of The Authentics filled in this night. 

Other artists on the bill were:
Spencer Davis R&B Quartet
Liverpool Roadrunners
Long John Baldry & His Hoochie Coochie Men

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. This evening’s performance with Sonny Boy Williamson was also recorded and released. Sadly, The Yardbirds’ set this evening was not captured due to technical difficulties.

Special Guest(s):

Steve Winwood – backing vocals *
Spencer Davis – backing vocals *
Long John Baldry – vocals *
Art Thomas – saxophone *
Ina Armit – piano *

Set List:

The Yardbirds’ set was not recorded due to technical difficulties.

Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds:
01. Slow Walk
02. Highway 69
03. My Little Cabin
04. Got My Mojo Working – with special guests *
05. Got My Mojo Working (Reprise) – with special guests *

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