Concert Details

14 May 65 - Eric Clapton

Event:

Late Show with John Lee Hooker

Location:

Venue: Ricky Tick Club, Plaza Ballroom

City: Guildford, Surrey

Country: United Kingdom

Band Lineup:

John Mayall – Organ / Harmonica / Vocals
Eric Clapton – Guitar
John McVie – Bass
Hughie Flint – Drums

Show Notes:

The show was headlined by John Lee Hooker, who was backed by Cops ‘n Robbers.

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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