Tuesday, 5 July 2011

THE STEAM PACKET FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by William Neal, Jerry Hipkiss, Bryan Bennion, Phil McLoughlin, John Maskell, Nick Warburton, Pete Watt, Robert Dainty, Dave Else, and Ali D-C, to whom I'm most grateful.


ROD STEWART AND THE BRIAN AUGER TRINITY (JUN 2? 1965 - JUL 1?, 1965)
1) Roderick David 'Rod The Mod' Stewart vocals
2) Brian Auger organ
3) Richard 'Ricky' Brown bass
4) Michael 'Mickey' 'The Fox' Waller drums
5) Victor Harvey 'Vic' Briggs III guitar


June 24, 1965: Birdcage Club, Kimbells ballroom, Osborne Road, Southsea, UK
Gary Farr of The T-Bones shared lead vocals with Rod Stewart onstage tonight as guest.

July 9, 1965: Eel Pie Island Hotel, Twickenham, London, UK "Graphic Design Twickneham Summer Dance"
The band was mis-billed as 'Rod Stewart and The Brian Augers Trinity' on the flyer. The show held by the students of the 'Twickneham College of Technology'.


THE STEAM PACKET #1 (JUL 1?, 1965 - MAR 2?, 1966)
1) Rod Stewart
2) William John Baldry (aka Long John Baldry) vocals
3) Julie 'Jools' Driscoll vocals
4) Brian Auger
5) Ricky Brown
6) Mickey Waller
7) Vic Briggs 


July 16, 1965: Odeon Theatre, Exeter, UK with The Rolling Stones, Tommy Quickly & The Remo Four, The Walker Brothers, Elkie Brooks 
The Steam Packet's first gig.

July 17, 1965: Guildhall Concert Hall, central Portsmouth, UK with The Rolling Stones, Tommy Quickly & The Remo Four, Elkie Brooks, The Walker Brothers

July 18, 1965: Gaumont Theatre, Bournemouth, UK with The Rolling Stones, Tommy Quickly & The Remo Four, The Paramounts, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Twinkle with Bobby Rio & The Reveilles
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet featuring Long John Baldry, Brian Auger, Rod Stewart and Julie Driscoll' on the poster.

July 21, 1965: Concorde Club, Southampton, UK

July 22, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK

July 23, 1965: unknown venue, Morecambe, UK

July 24, 1965: Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK with The Seftons, The Richmond Group, The Exit, The Clayton Squares, The Hideaways, The Tarantulas

July 24, 1965: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

July 25, 1965: Redcar Jazz Club, London, UK

July 30, 1965: unknown venue, Sheperd's Bush, London, UK

July 31, 1965: Boating Lake Grounds, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK with The Yardbirds, Georgie Fame, Acker Bilk, Johnny Dankworth, Keith Conway & The Aristocrats "1965 East Coast Festival of Jazz & Modern Music" 
The band was wrongly advertised only as 'Long John Baldry'. 

August 1, 1965: London Palladium, London, UK with The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Sugar Pie Desanto, The Fourmost, Julie Grant, The Quiet Five, Ray Camron (compere)

August 1, 1965: Eel Pie Island Hotel, Twickenham, London, UK
The band was advertised as 'Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll'. 

August 2, 1965: Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, UK with (possibly) Group 004 + 1

August 3, 1965: unknown venue, Norwich, UK

August 5, 1965: unknown venue, Margate, Kent, UK

August 6, 1965: Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey, UK with Humphrey Lyttelton's Jazz Band "Guildford School of Art's End of Term Party" 

August 6, 1965: Ricky Tick, Plaza Ballroom, Guildford, Surrey, UK
The band was wrongly advertised as 'The Steam Package featuring Long John Baldry, Brian Auger with The Trinity, Rod (The Mod) Stewart and Julie Driscoll' on the club flyer.

August 7, 1965: unknown venue, Clacton-on-Sea, UK

August 8, 1965: Richmond Athletic Association Grounds, Richmond, Surrey, UK with The Animals, Spencer Davis Group, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Alex Welsh Band "Blues & Soul - The 5th National Jazz & Blues Festival"
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet with The Brian Auger Trinity, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll and Long John Baldry' on the poster. The festival was closed by a 'Special Festival Big Soul Band Session' featuring Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Gary Farr, Stevie Winwood and Chas Chandler. The festival was filmed by an American television troupe and the clip of The Steam Packet performance can be seen on youtube.

August 10, 1965: unknown venue, West Hampstead, London, UK

August 13, 1965: The Clouds, London Road, Derby, UK

August 14, 1965: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

August 15, 1965: unknown venue, Ilkley, UK

August 16, 1965: unknown venue, Chester, UK

August 17, 1965: unknown venue, Altrincham, UK

August 18, 1965: The Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent, UK

August 19, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK

August 20, 1965: unknown venue, Erdington, UK

August 21, 1965: The Dancing Slipper, 14 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK

August 22, 1965: Eel Pie Hotel, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, West London, UK
The band was advertised as 'Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll'. 

August 23, 1965: Manor Ballroom, Ipswich, UK

August 25, 1965: Blue Moon, 170 High Street, Cheltenham, UK

August 26, 1965: Birdcage Club, Eastney Road, Portsmouth, UK with The Action

August 27, 1965: unknown venue, Leicester, UK

August 28, 1965: unknown venue, Bolton, UK

August 29, 1965: unknown venue, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

August 30, 1965: Redcar Jazz Club, London, UK 

September 2, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Boz and The Boz People

September 3, 1965: unknown venue, Greenford, UK

September 4, 1965: unknown venue, Watford, UK

September 5, 1965: Manor Lounge, Wellington Road South, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK

September 6, 1965: Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, UK with (possibly) Group 004 + 1

September 8, 1965: unknown venue, Norwich, UK

September 9, 1965: The CubiKlub, Slack Street, Rochdale, UK
About that night, owner Clive 'Catacombs' Kelly remember Rod Stewart filled the pie machine in the club with a nice pungentish smelling herb that he and some members of the group had purloined from the local herbacious garden in Rochdale Park.

September 10, 1965: unknown venue, Derby, UK

September 11, 1965: unknown venue, Rawdon, UK

September 12, 1965: unknown venue, Coventry, UK

September 13, 1965: unknown venue, Southsea, UK

September 14, 1965: unknown venue, Bristol, UK

September 15, 1965: unknown venue, Watford, UK

September 16, 1965: unknown venue, Oldham, UK

September 17, 1965: King's Halls, Ilkley, Bradford, UK with The Boston Dexters
The band was mispelled as 'The Steam Packet starring Long John Baldry and introducing Brian Augur Trinity Rod Stuart and Julie Driscoll' on the flyer.

September 18, 1965: unknown venue, Lowestoft, UK

September 19, 1965: unknown venue, Bexley, UK

September 20, 1965: Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, UK

September 24, 1965: unknown venue, Swindon, UK

September 25, 1965: The Dancing Slipper, 14 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK

September 26, 1965: Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, UK

September 27, 1965: Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK

September 30, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK

October 1, 1965: unknown venue, Twickenham, UK

October 2, 1965: unknown venue, Grinstead, UK

October 3, 1965: Blue Moon, Hayes, UK

October 5, 1965: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

October 6, 1965: unknown venue (maybe Esquire Club?), Sheffield, UK

October 7, 1965: unknown venue, Cleethorpes, UK

October 8, 1965: unknown venue, Birmingham, UK

October 9, 1965: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

October 10, 1965: unknown venue (maybe Esquire Club?), Sheffield, UK

October 12, 1965: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

October 14, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Boz and The Boz People

October 15, 1965: Cellar Club, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK

October 16, 1965: Birdcage Club, Eastney Road, Portsmouth, UK

October 17, 1965: Blue Moon, Hayes, UK

October 18, 1965: unknown venue, Warrington, UK

October 19, 1965: Stamford Hall, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, UK 

October 20, 1965: Blue Moon, 170 High Street, Cheltenham, UK

October 21, 1965: Scotch Club, London, UK

October 22, 1965: Bluesville R&B Club, Manor House, Finsbury Park, north London, UK

October 23, 1965: unknown venue, Prestatyn, Wales

October 24, 1965: unknown venue, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

October 26, 1965: unknown venue, Norwich, UK

October 27, 1965: Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent, UK

October 28, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK

October 29, 1965: Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, UK with Them, Derrie Wilkie and The Pressmen, The Gas Board "Rag Goes Pop"
The band was advertised as "The Steam Packet featuring Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, The Brian Auger Trinity, Julie Driscoll".

October 30, 1965: unknown venue, Liverpool, UK

October 31, 1965: unknown venue, Carlisle, UK

November 1, 1965: Majestic Ballroom (?), Reading, UK

November 2, 1965: unknown venue, Bristol, UK

November 5, 1965: Manor Lounge, Wellington Road South, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK

November 6, 1965: The Gaff, Banbury, UK

November 7, 1965: unknown venue, Bexley, UK

November 8, 1965: Manor Ballroom, Ipswich, UK

November 9, 1965: unknown venue, Gorleston, UK

November 11, 1965: unknown venue, Stafford, UK

November 12, 1965: unknown venue, York, UK

November 13, 1965: unknown venue, Newcastle, UK

November 14, 1965: unknown venue, Redcar, UK

November 17, 1965: unknown venue, Farnborough, UK

November 19, 1965: unknown venue, Leicester, UK

November 20, 1965: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

November 21, 1965: unknown venue, Coventry, UK

November 22, 1965: Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, UK

November 23, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK

November 24, 1965: unknown venue, Bolton, UK

November 25, 1965: unknown venue, Preston, UK

November 26, 1965: unknown venue, Lancaster, UK

November 27, 1965: The Dancing Slipper, 14 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK

November 28, 1965: Blue Moon, Hayes, UK

November 30, 1965: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

December 1, 1965: The Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent, UK

December 2-3, 1965: unknown venue, Swansea, Galles

December 4, 1965: Blue Moon, 170 High Street, Cheltenham, UK

December 7, 1965: unknown venue, Bristol, UK

December 9, 1965: unknown venue, Lewisham, UK

December 10, 1965: Bluesville R&B Club, Manor House, Finsbury Park, north London, UK

December 11, 1965: unknown venue, Wembley, UK

December 12, 1965: unknown venue, Hanley, UK

December 13, 1965: unknown venue, Crayford, UK

December 14, 1965: King's College, London, UK

December 16, 1965: unknown venue, Redcar, UK

December 17, 1965: Town Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK with The New Generation, Graham Bond Organization

December 17, 1965: Carlton Ballroom, Erdington, West Midlands, UK with The New Genration, Graham Bond Organization

December 18, 1965: ballroom, St George Hotel, Hinckley, UK

December 19, 1965: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

December 23, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy Cliff Big Sound

December 24, 1965: unknown venue, Birmingham, UK

December 27, 1965: Manor Ballroom, Ipswich, UK

December 31, 1965: unknown venue (maybe Esquire Club?), Sheffield, UK

January 1, 1966: unknown venue, Middlesborough, UK

January 2, 1966: Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, UK

January 4, 1966: unknown venue, Billingham, UK

January 5, 1966: unknown venue, Coventry, UK

January 7, 1966: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

January 8, 1966: unknown venue, Ramsgate, UK

January 11, 1966: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

January 12, 1966: The Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent, UK

January 13, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy Cliff Big Sound
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet - Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger Trinity' on the Marquee programme.

January 14, 1966: The Dancing Slipper, 14 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK

January 15, 1966: unknown venue, Chelsea, London, UK

January 17, 1966: Majestic Ballroom (?), Reading, UK

January 18, 1966: unknown venue, Bristol, UK

January 21, 1966: unknown venue, Leicester, UK

January 22, 1966: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

January 23, 1966: unknown venue, Coventry, UK

January 25, 1966: unknown venue, Wood Green, London, UK

January 26, 1966: Concorde Club, Southampton, UK

January 27, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK    
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet - Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger Trinity' on the Marquee programme.

January 28, 1966: unknown venue, Northampton, UK

January 29, 1966: The Dancing Slipper, 14 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK

January 30, 1966: Blue Moon, Hayes, UK

February 2, 1966: unknown venue, Norwich, UK

February 3, 1966: unknown venue, Newcastle, UK

February 4, 1966: unknown venue, Birmingham, UK

February 5, 1966: unknown venue, Leeds, UK

February 6, 1966: Handsworth Plaza, Birmingham, UK

February 7, 1966: unknown venue, Watford, UK

February 10, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy Cliff Big Sound
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet - Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger Trinity' on the Marquee programme. 

February 11, 1966: unknown venue, Exeter, UK

February 12, 1966: unknown venue, Camberley, UK

February 13, 1966: unknown venue, Hanley, UK

February 14, 1966: unknown venue, Liverpool, UK

February 15, 1966: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

February 16-17, 1966: unknown venue, Cleethorpes, UK

February 19, 1966: unknown venue, Warwick, UK

February 21, 1966: Manor Ballroom, Ipswich, UK

February 22, 1966: unknown venue, Grays, UK

February 24, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy Cliff Big Sound
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet - Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger Trinity' on the Marquee programme. 

February 26, 1966: unknown venue, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK

February 27, 1966: unknown venue, Woolwich, UK

February 28, 1966: Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, UK

March 3, 1966: Students' Union, University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK with The Mojos, The Washington D.C.s, Garry Lane and the Rockets, The Del Rio Four, Three Pin Square "Pyjama Ball"

March 11, 1966: Bluesville R&B Club, Manor House, Finsbury Park, north London, UK

March 14, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet - Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger Trinity' on the Marquee programme. 

March 18, 1966: Zambesi Club, Hounslow, west London, UK
Supposedly Rod Stewart's last gig with the band. 


THE STEAM PACKET #2 (MAR 2?, 1966 - JUN 2?, 1966)
1) Long John Baldry
2) Julie Driscoll
3) Brian Auger
4) Ricky Brown
5) Mickey Waller
6) Vic Briggs


March 29, 1966: Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey, UK with Gene Washington and The Ram Jam Band, Blues On Credit
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet - Long John Baldry. Rod Stewart. Julie Driscoll. Brian Auger Trinity' on the poster, although, as I said, Rod Stewart had already left the band by then. 

April 9, 1966: Assembly Hall, Barking, east London, UK with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
The band was billed as 'Long John Baldry & The Steam Packet' on the flyer.

April 23, 1966: The Plaza Dance & Social Club, Rod Hill, UK
The band was billed as 'The Steam Packet - Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger Trinity' on the flyer.

April 25, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Herd

May 13, 1966: Bluesville R&B Club, Manor House, Finsbury Park, north London, UK 

May 15, 1966: Mojo Club, Morden, UK

May 18, 1966: Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent, UK

May 23, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Sands

May 28, 1966: unknown venue, Manchester, UK

May 29, 1966: Flamingo Club, central London, UK

June 2, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK

June 11, 1966: Memorial Hall, Northwich, UK with The Bo Lynx

June 11, 1966: 'Saturday Club', BBC-1 Radio Show, London, UK (broadcast date)

June 18, 1966: Hillingdon Borough Show Ground, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK with The Alan Walker Group, Manfred Mann, The Good Goods, The Action, Top Radio London D.J. plus Full Supporting Show "Uxbridge Blues Festival"
The band was billed as 'Steam Packet featuring Long John Baldry, Brian Auger Trinity and Julie Driscoll'.

June 21, 1966: Oxford University, Oxford, UK with The Moody Blues, Icen Colyer, John Bird "Wadham Commemorative Ball"


THE STEAM PACKET #3 (JUN 2?, 1966 - AUG 2?, 1966)
1) Long John Baldry
2) Julie Driscoll
3) Brian Auger
4) Mickey Waller
5) Ricky Brown
6) Vic Briggs
7) Alan Walker vocals 


June 27, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Herd

July 2? - August 2?, 1966: Le Papayago, St. Tropez, Cote D'Azur, south of France "All Nighter"
The band played there as house band for one month. Long John Baldry sometimes missed the shows because he was somewhere, drunk (!!). Their former singer Rod Stewart was in St. Tropez on holiday at that time and saw a couple of shows.


THE STEAM PACKET #4 (AUG 2?, 1966 - SEPT 19, 1966)
1) Long John Baldry
2) Julie Driscoll
3) Alan Walker
4) Brian Auger
5) Ricky Brown
6) Vic Briggs
7) Clive Thacker drums


August 29, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Alan Bown Set

September 10, 1966: Plebeians Jazz Club, Victoria Hall, 2 Fountain Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

September 11, 1966: Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, UK

September 19, 1966: Quaintways, Chester, Chestershire, UK
The Steam Packet's last gig.

22 comments:

  1. The Hinckley venue for the December 18, 1965 gig was the St George Hotel ballroom. At the end of the show Brian Auger flipped most of the keys off the organ, so presumably it was not his usual instrument, but a poor one borrowed for the night!

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  2. The Cheltenham venue would have been the Blue Moon club in High Street.

    Jerry Hipkiss
    Cheltenham

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  3. Thanks Jerry! Update and gave you the credit for the help!

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  4. Hi my name is John Maskell. With reference to the Edmonton gigs 5th August 1965 and 6th September 1965. You may like to know these would almost certainly have been the Cooks Ferry Inn. At that time I sang with a local band from Tottenham called Group 004 + 1 and we supported the Steam Package on one of these gigs. Unfortunately I do not have the accurate date of which gig it was.

    Hope this is of use as I am finding information about the music scene in the early sixties for this area very scarce.

    Kind Regards

    John

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    1. Thanks John! I'll update my gigs list with your new and precious info and of course I'll give you the credit for the help, so thanks again, much appreciate!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  5. New years eve 1965 gig was the club ago go Newcastle

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    1. Are you sure Madge? I have a gig in Sheffield for the December 31, 1965 date.....

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  6. The Solihull gig was at the Solihull Civic Hall.

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  7. LJB and the Steam packet played the majestic Ballroom Reading in the sixties fab show .

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    1. thanks waddy! Maybe you remember the exact date of the show?

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  8. November 6th 1965 the Banbury gig was at a club called The Gaff i was there

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  9. Hi, July 31st 1965 venue was a Marquee on the beach Cleethorpes. Also on the bill that weekend were The Yardbirds, Manfred Mann. Goldie and The Gingerbreads The Animals
    and George Melly was compere
    thanks Peter Burke

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  10. The 6th August 1965 gig was at the Ricky Tick Club, Plaza, Guildford, Surrey - not the Civic Hall Art School Dance.
    I have a Ricky Tick flyer advertising the gig and my friend kept a list of who we saw at various clubs in those days which verifies it.

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    1. Thanks Dave! Can you send me the flyer, I'd like to have it. My email is: brunodoors@libero.it

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  11. Just checked the 29th March 1966 gig at Civic Hall Guildford, SURREY not Sussex - I attended this gig and my notes show that Rod Stewart didn't appear that night.

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    1. thanks again Dave! So Rod apparently leaves the band few days earlier than I thought....excellent!!

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  12. Hi Bruno,
    At least one (probably all) the Ipswich appearances were at "The Manor Ballroom" - you show dates Aug 23 '65, Nov 8 '65, Dec 27 '65 and Feb 21 '66.
    Steam Packet were "regulars" and I managed one...
    Now to a mystery: memory says Ginger Baker was on drums and played an incredible 15+ minutes solo set. Not sure how that fits in....
    Regards,
    Ali D-C.

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    1. Thanks Ali!

      Ginger Baker was on drums with Steam Packet? really? possibile, maybe he sat-in as guest, who knows, there are many mystery in rock and roll history!

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