Alvin Lee - Ten Years After Gigs 1969
TYA begin the year with their first appearance
at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London
in what will be a year of resounding successes.
They're among the first rock bands ever invited
to play the Newport Jazz Festival and they
're the first band to take the stage at the
Woodstock Music & Arts Festival after
the rain storm ended - just one of the festivals
played that summer.
January 3, 1969 - Van Dike Club/Plymouth, England
January 4, 1969 - Town Hall/Glastonberry, England
January 12, 1969 - Country Club Haverstock Hill/London, England
January 17, 1969 - Royal Albert Hall/London, England
January 23, 1969 - Bulls Head/Birmingham, England
January 24, 1969 - Marquee Club/London, England
Ten Years After are supported by Woody Kearn.
February 1969 - Gothenburg, Sweden
February 4, 1969 - Falkoner Theater/Copenhagen, Denmark
February 8, 1969 - Pop Club/Brondby, Denmark
February 16, 1969 - Golden Torch/Tunstall, England
February 18, 1969 - Students Union/Manchester, England
February 19, 1969 - Toby Jug/Tolworth, England
February 20, 1969 - Swindon Locarno/London, England
February 22, 1969 - Starlight Room/Boston, England
February 25, 1969 - Marquee Club/London, England
February 28 & March 1, 1969 - Fillmore East/New York City, NY
March 2, 1969 - Electric Circus/Toronto, Canada
March 6-9, 1969 - Fillmore West/San Francisco, California
March 7th set list: "Since My Baby Walked Out On Me" (traditional blues), Adventures Of A Young Organ (jam), No Title, Good Morning Little School Girl, (the song has not yet evolved into the familiar arrangement with the classic Lee/Lyons guitar and bass interplay), Spoonful, Hobbit, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, Help Me , I'm Going Home. The other acts supporting Ten Years After were Spirit and Country Weather.
March 16, 1969 - Sound Factory/Sacramento, California
March 21, 1969 - The Gardens/Vancouver, British Columbia
March 22, 1969 - Eagles Auditorium/Seattle, Washington
Set List: Spoonful, I'm Going Up High Spider In My Web, Good Morning Little School Girl, Hobbit, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, Help Me, I'm Going Home.
March 28 & 29, 1969 - Rose Palace/Pasadena, California
Dance concert with Ten Years After, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Cold Blood and Aum.
March 1969 - Grande Ballroom/Detroit, Michigan
Supported by Sweetwater and Wicked Religion.
March 30, 1969 - Labor Temple/S.E. Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 3, 1969 - Westchester County Center/White Plains, New York
April 4, 5 & 6, 1969 - Electric Factory/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 9 & 10, 1969 - Fillmore East/New York City, NY
Jimi Hendrix comes to watch the April 10th show. The other acts on the bill were The Nice and Family.
April 11 & 12, 1969 - Kinetic Playground/Chicago, Illinois
April 15, 16 & 17 - The Tea Party/Boston, Massachusetts
April 18, 1969 - Island Gardens/West Hempstead, New York
April 19, 1969 - The Rock Pile, Toronto Canada
April 25 & 26, 1969 - The Image/Miami, Florida
April 27, 1969 - Civic Arena/Baltimore, Maryland
May 2, 1969 - College for Women/New London, CT
May 3, 1969 - Atwood Hall - Clark University/Worcester, Massachusetts
With James Taylor.
May 8, 1969 - Royal Albert Hall/London, England
May 9, 1969 - Colston Hall/Bristol, England
With Jethro Tull.
May 12, 1969 - Kings Hall/Romford, England
May 13, 1969 - Guildhall/Portsmouth, England
With Jethro Tull.
May 14, 1969 - City Hall/Newcastle, England
May 15, 1969 - Town Hall/Birmingham, England
June 21, 1969 - Starlight Room/Boston, England
June 24, 1969 - Queens College/Oxford, England
With Pink Floyd.
June 28, 1969 - Festival of Blues Recreation Grounds/Bath, England
Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After and John Mayall headline over Led Zeppelin, The Nice, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Colosseum, Taste, Bloodwyn Pig, Keef Hartley, Clouds and others.
July 4, 1969 - Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island
Ten Years After perform "I May Be Wrong But I Won't Be Wrong Always", "Good Morning Little School Girl" and "Help Me".
July 5, 1969 "Action House", Island Park, NY
w/ Dr. John
July 12, 1969 - Laurel, Maryland
The Spencer Davis Group opens . TYA set includes: I May Be Wrong But I Won't Be Wrong Always, Hobbit, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Help Me and I'm Going Home.
July 13, 1969 - Singer Bowl/New York City, NY
Ten Years After's set includes Spoonful, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Help Me and I'm Going Home.
Also appearing were the Edwin Hawkins Singers, the Jeff Beck Group and Vanilla Fudge. The show ends with Jeff Beck, Glenn Cornick from Jethro Tull, Ric Lee, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, and Rod Stewart in a jam session performing "Jailhouse Rock".
July 16, 1969 - Schaefer Music Festival Wollman Skating Rink/Central Park, NYC
Their set includes: I May Be Wrong But I Won't Be Wrong Always, Hobbit, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Help Me and I'm Going Home.
July 22-24, 1969 - Fillmore West/San Francisco, California
With the Ike & Tina Turner Review and The Flock.
July 25, 1969 - First Seattle Pop Festival - Gold Creek Park/Woodinville, Washington
Ten Years After performs on the 26th. Other acts that performed during this three day festival included: Chuck Berry, Tim Buckley, The Byrds, Chicago Transit Authority, Albert Collins, Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley, The Doors, The Flock, Flying Burrito Brothers, Guess Who, It's A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Spirit, Ike & Tina Turner Review, Vanilla Fudge and The Youngbloods.
July 27, 1969 - Balboa Stadium/San Diego, California
Also performing were: Jefferson Airplane, Sons Of Champlin and Congress Of Wonders.
August 1969 : Release of the fourth TYA album "Ssssh" (Deram DES 18029).
August 2, 1969 - Tea Party/Boston, Massachusetts
Partial Set List: Spoonful, Good Morning Little School Girl, I'm Going Home.
August 16, 1969 - St. Louis, Missouri
August 17, 1969 - Woodstock Music & Arts Festival/Bethel, New York
Partial Set List: Good Morning Little School Girl, Help Me, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes and I'm Going Home.
August 24, 1969 - The Rose Palace, Pasadena CA
August 26, 27 & 28, 1969 - Fillmore West/San Francisco, California
The other acts on the bill are Terry Reid and the Barkays.
August 20, 1969 - The Catacombs, Houstin TX
September 1, 1969 - Texas International Pop Festival/Dallas, Texas
Good Morning Little School Girl, I Can't Keep From Crying, Hobbit, Spoonful, I'm Going Home.
September 12-13, 1969 - Fillmore East/New York City, NY
The other acts on the bill were The Flock, Mother Earth and Fats Domino.
Oct 24, 1969 - Actuel Festival, Mougies (Belgium), -
October 11, 1969 - Polytechnic Large Hall - Little Titchfield Street/London, England
October 18, 1969 - First Music Festival/Paris, France
October 24, 1969 - Actuel Festival/Amougies, Belgium
October 27, 1969 - Ten Years After play "Bad Scene" on the US TV show "Music Scene".
November 1969 - Que Club/Gothenburg, Sweden
November 7-9, 1969 - Jazz Festival/Berlin, Germany
November 10, 1969 -Munich Germany
November 17, 1969 - Jahrhunderthalle/Frankfurt, Germany
, Spider In My Web, Good Morning Little School Girl, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, I'm Going Home.
November 21, 1969 - Stadthalle/Vienna, Austria
December 3, 1969 - Kulttuuritalo/Helsinki, Finland
Spoonful, I May Be Wrong, Hobbit, School Girl, No Title, Scat Thing, I Can't Keep From Crying
December 6, 1969 - "Beat 69" - K. B. Hallen/Copenhagen, Denmark
Parts of this show are broadcast on Danish DR-TV in two parts on December 13, 1969 and May 16, 1970.
The songs included in the TV broadcasts were: I May Be Wrong But I Won't Be Wrong Always, Good Morning Little School Girl, Scat Thing and I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes.
December 9, 1969 - City Hall/Newcastle, England
Supporting TYA on this tour of England were Bloodwyn Pig and Stone The Crowes.
December 10, 1969 - Town Hall/Birmingham
December 11, 1969 - Guildhall/Southampton
December 12, 1969 - Albert Hall/Nottingham, England
December 13, 1969 - Colston Hall/Bristol, England
December 15, 1969 - Royal Albert Hall/London, England
December 17, 1969 - Usher Hall/Edinburgh, Scotland
December 19, 1969 - Free Trade Hall/Manchester, England
Beat Club (German TV 1969)
Ten Years After perform Good Morning Little Schoolgirl on the German TV show. The performance is in black and white and about 6 minutes long. It has been released on the "Beat Club" video series in the Guitar Heroes volume and also on the VH-1 "My Generation" Guitar Legends volume (Rhino Home video).
Rehearsals Film (Frankfurt, Germany 1969)
This 16mm color film by Wim Wenders was recently broadcast on German TV. It is about 46 minutes long and is a single camera front view of TYA performing I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes (in which Alvin breaks a string) and two versions of I Woke Up This Morning (different lyrics and arrangement than what was later to appear on the Sssh LP).
Colour Me Pop Show (U.K. TV 1969)
An audio tape indicates that three songs were performed: A Sad Song, No Title and I'm Going Home.