Friday, November 6, 2009

Concert Date List for the Mamas and Papas and Related Groups

This is the current result of my research into concert dates of the Mamas and Papas and related groups. If anyone has any further info, please post a comment.






1960------------


Unknown dates - The Smoothies - The Elmwood Casino, Windsor, ON, Canada


1962------------


Spring (dates unknown) - The Journeymen - The Hungry i, San Francisco, CA
          Other info: Played the Hungry i for one month, opening for
          comedian Mort Sahl.


Unknown dates - The Journeymen - The Joker, San Jose, CA
          Other info: Played at the San Jose club, 'The Joker', for six weeks.


Unknown dates - The Journeymen - unknown club, Spokane, CA
          Other info: Two-week gig at unknown club in Spokane, Ca.


Fall (dates unknown) - The Journeymen - The Steak House, Phoenix, AZ
          Other acts: Meta Lox Louis
          Other info: Booked by Joe Glazer of ABC Associated Booking, and
          cancelled after an unknown number of dates.


1963------------


May 20 - The Big Three - The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, NY
          Other acts: Bud and Travis; Bill Cosby


July 06 - The Journeymen - Virginia Beach


November 14 - The Journeymen and the Halifax Three - The Auditorium, Memphis, TN
          Other acts: Glenn Yarborough; Joe Mapes; the Geezinslaw Brothers
          Other info: Part of the 'Hootenanny Tour'.


November 26 - The Journeymen and the Halifax Three - Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
          Other acts: Glenn Yarborough; Joe Mapes; the Geezinslaw Brothers
          Other info: Part of the 'Hootenanny Tour'.


Unknown date - The Journeymen - Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, NY
          Other info: May have been late 1963 or early 1964, not sure.


1964------------


February 21 - The Journeymen - Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
          Other acts: The New Christy Minstrels; Josh White
          Other info: 11,000 students attended the event, called "The Big Hoot".


Early (date unknown) - The Journeymen - The Troubador, Hollywood, CA
          Other acts: Hoyt Axton


1966------------


April 30 -  The M&P's - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA


May 27 - The M&P's - The Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, FL
          Opening Acts: The Rolling 5; Bryan Hyland; The Kicks; The Four Keys
          Known songs performed: California Dreamin'; Dancing In the Street; Monday, Monday


May XX - The M&P's - unknown venue
          Known opening acts: The Roadrunners


June 03 - The M&P's - The Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, CA
          Known opening acts: Simon and Garfunkel


June 04 - The M&P's - The Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, CA
          Known opening acts: Simon and Garfunkel
          Other info: The M&P's had two shows at Melodyland scheduled that day, one at
          6:30 PM and one at 9:30 PM. It was at one of these performances that the 'Gene
          Clark incident' occured, after which Michelle was unofficially fired from the group.
          They still had two more shows scheduled at Melodyland for the next day, Sunday,
          the 5th (one at 3:00 PM and one at 8:00 PM). These were likely cancelled.


July 01 - The M&P's - Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
          Known opening acts: Bryan Hyland
          Known songs performed: Straight Shooter; I Saw Her Again; Dancing In the Street;
          Got a Feeling; Go Where You Wanna Go; Somebody Groovy; Monday, Monday;
           I Call Your Name; California Dreamin'; Do You Wanna Dance; Spanish Harlem
          Other info: With Jill. Rescheduled from June 18.


July or August XX - The M&P's - Denver, CO
          Other info: With Jill


July or August XX - The M&P's - Phoenix AR
          Other info: With Jill


July or August XX - The M&P's - San Francisco, CA
          Other info: With Jill


Aug 06 - The M&P's - Forest Hills Music Festival, Queens, NY
          Known opening acts - Simon and Garfunkel
          Known songs performed: Somebody Groovy; Straight Shooter; Got a Feeling;
          Spanish Harlem; Dancing In the Street
          Other info: With Jill, drew a full house of 14,000.


September 02 - The M&P's - Carousel Theatre, West Covina, CA


September 03 - The M&P's - Carousel Theatre, West Covina, CA


October 14 - The M&P's -  Boston, MA


October 15 - The M&P's - unknown venue (indoor), Washington, D.C.
            Known opening acts: Webster's New World


October 16 - The M&P's - Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD
            Known opening acts: Webster's New World
            Other info: Daytime show


October 19 - The M&P's - Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN


October 21 - The M&P's - Fordham University, New York, NY
             Opening act: Webster's New World


October 22 - The M&P's - Chapel Hill, NC


October 23 - The M&P's - Atlanta, GA


October 21 - The M&P's - Detroit, MI


October 30 - The M&P's - McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


November 11 - The M&P's - Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, NY


November 12 - The M&P's - SMU Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX
          Known songs performed: Words of Love


Unknown date (fall 1966) - The M&P's - Veteran's Memorial Hall, New York, NY



1967------------



Unknown date - The M&P's - The Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA


January 13 - The M&P's - Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA
          Known opening acts:  The Canadian Fuzz; The Grateful Dead (first show only);
          Jose Feliciano (second show only)     
          Other info: Two shows there that day, booked by Los Angeles concert promoter Lou Robin, after
          Berkeley students named The M&P's their favorite singing group.


January 14 - The M&P's - Sacremento Memorial Auditorium - Sacremento, CA
           Known songs performed: Straight Shooter; Words of Love; California Dreamin'


March XX - The M&P's - Oahu, HI


May 29 - The M&P's - Indianapolis 500 Mile Raceway Show, Indianapolis, IN


June 18 - The M&P's - The Monterey International Pop Music Festival, Monterey, CA
          Setlist: Straight Shooter; Spanish Harlem; Somebody Groovy; Got a Feelin';
          California Dreamin'; I Call Your Name; Monday, Monday; San Francisco
          (with Scott on vocals); Dancing In the Street
          Musicians:
                     "The Doctor" Eric Hord - guitar
                     Joe Osborn - bass
                     Larry Knechtel - keyboards
                     "Fast" Eddie Hoh


June 24 - The M&P's - Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
          Opening acts: The Buckinghams; Moby Grape
          Known songs performed: Straight Shooter; Dancing In the Street; San Francisco (w/ Scott)


July 01 - The M&P's - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON Canada
          Known opening acts: Dino, Desi and Billy; Dan's Heard


July 13 - The M&P's - Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, NY
          Known songs performed: I Call Your Name  


August 04 - The M&P's - Nashville, TN


August 18 - The M&P's - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
          Known opening acts: Scott McKenzie; The Jimi Hendrix Experience    


1970------------


October 03 - John - Big Sur Folk Festival


October 15 - John - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
          Other info: Part of John's short Wolfking promotional tour. Footage from this
          tour was apparently recorded during filming for John and Michael Sarne's
          'Byron and Shelley' project.
          Musicians:
                     John "J.D." Blanton - piano, electric organ, and cello
                     Chris Sorens - bass
                     Jesse Barish - alto flute, guitar


1971------------


January 6-8 - Cass and Dave Mason - San Francisco


January-XX - Cass and Dave Mason - Fillmore East, New York, NY
          Opening acts: Odetta; Livingston Taylor


1973------------


November 15-25 - Cass - The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA


1974------------


Feb 23-Mar 03 - Cass - Dauville Hotel, Miami, FL


1981------------


March 03 - The New M&P's - The Other End, Greenwich Village


1982------------


March 05 - The New M&P's - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
          Other info: 1st New M&P's show.
          Known musicians:
                     Mick Ronson - guitar


April 02 - The New M&P's - Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
           Setlist: Straight Shooter; Twelve Thirty; Dedicated to the One I Love; Mississippi; Mr. Chow
           I Call Your Name; Not Too Cool; Lazy Day/I'd Like to Get to Know You/Give a Damn/ Sunday
           Will Never Be the Same; One Day at a Time; I Wished; Go Where You Wanna Go; Creeque Alley;
           Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'


April 24 - The New M&P's - Paramount Theatre, Austin TX
           Setlist: Straight Shooter; Twelve Thirty; Dedicated to the One I Love; Mississippi; Flowers;
           I Call Your Name; The Frenchman; Mr. Blue; Got a Feelin'; Not Too Cool; Lazy Day/I'd Like to
           Get to Know You/Give a Damn/ Sunday Will Never Be the Same; One Day at a Time; I Wished;
           Go Where You Wanna Go; Creeque Alley; Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'


July 21 - The New M&P's - LA Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
           Setlist: Straight Shooter; Twelve Thirty; Dedicated to the One I Love; Mississippi; Love Song;
           I Call Your Name; Got a Feelin'; Wilderness of Love; Lazy Day/I'd Like to Get to Know You/
           Give a Damn/ Sunday Will Never Be the Same; One Day at a Time; Mr. Blue; Babies;
           Go Where You Wanna Go; Creeque Alley; Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'


July 23 - The New M&P's - San Diego Wildlife Park, San Diego, CA
           Setlist: Straight Shooter; Twelve Thirty; Dedicated to the One I Love; Mississippi; Love Song;
           I Call Your Name; Got a Feelin'; Wilderness of Love; Lazy Day/I'd Like to Get to Know You/
           Give a Damn/ Sunday Will Never Be the Same; One Day at a Time; Penthouse of Your Mind;
           Babies; Go Where You Wanna Go; Creeque Alley; Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'


September 17 - The New M&P's - Halifax, NS, Canada
           Setlist: Straight Shooter; Twelve Thirty; Dedicated to the One I Love; Mississippi; Love Song;
           I Call Your Name; Got a Feelin'; Wilderness of Love; Lazy Day/I'd Like to Get to Know You/
           Give a Damn/ Sunday Will Never Be the Same; One Day at a Time; Penthouse of Your Mind;
           Babies; Go Where You Wanna Go; Creeque Alley; Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'


October 29 - The New M&P's - The Bottom Line, New York, NY
          Other info: John, Denny, Spanky and Mackenzie
          Opening act: Gregory Fleeman


1983------------


April 15 - The New M&P's - The Palomino Club, North Hollywood, CA
          Other info: Michelle attended the show and may have sang with the group.


July 30 - The New M&P's - Newburyport, MA
          Setlist: I Saw Her Again; Twelve Thirty; Dedicated to the One I Love; Mississippi; Spanish Harlem;
           I Call Your Name; San Francisco; Love Song; Lazy Day/I'd Like to Get to Know You/ Give a Damn/
           Sunday Will Never Be the Same; One Day at a Time; Straight Shooter; Go Where You Wanna Go;
           Creeque Alley; Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'


1985------------


July 26 and 27 - The New M&P's - The Bottom Line, New York, NY
          Other info: John, Denny, Spanky and Mackenzie


1986------------


Feb 19-Mar 04 - The New M&P's - Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, TX


Sep 29-Oct 04 - The New M&P's Imperial Room, Royal York Hotel
          Other info: John, Denny, Spanky and Mackenzie


1987------------


November 03 - The New M&P's - Michaels Pub, New York, NY
          Other info: The first night of a month-long engagement


1988------------


November 09 - The New M&P's - Arms Park, Manchester, New Hampshire


Unknown Date - The New M&P's - Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
           Other acts: Peter Noone; Jan & Dean; Donovan


1990------------


January 11 - The New M&P's - The Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA


May 05 - The New M&P's - Parsippany Hills High School, Parsippany, NJ


August 10 - The New M&P's - The Colony, Long Island, NY
           Other info: John, Scott, Spanky and Mackenzie. This show
           was played at a condo community located in Holbrook, Long Island.
         

1991------------


July 19 - The New M&P's - Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
           Known opening acts: The Grass Roots
           Other info: John, Scott, Spanky and Mackenzie.


August 01 - The New M&P's - Schaumburg Municipal Center, Chicago, IL


December 31 - The New M&P's - Greece
           Known opening acts: The Platters
           Other info: John, Scott, Mackenzie and Spanky


1992------------


January 10 and 11 - The New M&P's - The Bottom Line, New York, NY
          Other info: Denny, Scott, Spanky and Mackenzie. Apparently, John wasn't there.
          Taped for broadcast on NHK Japanese television network.
          Opening Act: Adrianne Tolsch


September 11 - The New M&P's - The Bottom Line, New York, NY
          Other info: Denny, Scott, Spanky and Laura Beebe. Again, no John.
          Opening Act: Nancy Mura


1994------------


April 23 - The New M&P's - Twin Towns Auditorium, Queensland, Australia
          Known songs performed: Monday, Monday; Creeque Alley; 12:30; I Saw Her Again;
          Dedicated to the One I Love; Words of Love; San Francisco; California Dreamin'
          Other info: Denny, Scott, Lisa Brescia and Deb Lyons. John was not there.


September 30 - The New M&P's - Centre East, Skokie, IL
          Known opening acts: The Kingston Trio


1995------------


July 03 - The New M&P's - Clearwater, FL
          Setlist: Go Where You Wanna Go; Dedicated to the One I Love; Hey Girl; I Call
          Your Name; 12:30; I Saw Her Again; Love Song; The Year 2000; Somebody Groovy;
          Safe In My Garden; Straight Shooter; Words of Love; San Francisco; Dream a Little
          Dream of Me; Creeque Alley; Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'
          Other info: John, Scott, Lisa Brescia and Deb Lyones
          Musicians:
                     Kenny Brescia - guitar
                     John Kito - keyboards


1996------------


April 20 - John - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
           Other info: The Legendary Songwriters Acoustic Concert, part of the
           Nashville Songwriters Association International's 'Tin Pan South' celebration
           of the songwriter.


November 29 - Denny and the Dream Band - White Point Resort, White Point, NS Canada
           Other info: The premiere of 'Dream a Little Dream'


1997------------


October 04 - The New M&P's - Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
            Other info: John, Scott, Deb Lyons, Barry McGuire, and Lisa Eiesland




5 comments:

  1. I saw the new incrnation of The Mamas and the Papas in either 1986 or 87 at the Spartanburg Memorial auditorium in South Carolina. The line up was Spanky Mcfarland, Makenzie, John and Scott Makenzie. Flo and Eddie opened for them starting with a very loud rendition of Smoke on the Water that really rattled the middle aged hippies there. Several actually got up and left the concert. I thought they sounded incredible. John Phillips really exuded both charm and self-deprication. The highlight of the concert was the performance of Mississippi.

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  2. I saw M&P at the Masonic Temple in Detroit October 21, 1966 with my best friend Ellen. The hall was only half full and after the opening act played an announcer came out and invited people to move forward, as M&P liked to play to a close house. We were near the back but managed to climb and wiggle our way into the very front row and sat at the feet of John Phillips. My first cool concert.

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  3. I have a collection of itineraries from when I was with the new Mamas & Papas. Let me know if I can help. Oh, and the name is Laurie Beebe Lewis...not Laura Beebe :-)

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  4. I attended the concert in Sacramento on January 14, 1967.

    As I recall, there were two opening acts. The first was a forgettable rock band (which I've successfully forgotten) and the second was some guy who sang crossover country music. He once had a hit record called "Universal Soldier." I liked his stuff but many in the audience hated it and practically booed him off the stage. His name was Glen Campbell and he went on to much bigger and better things, including a long-running TV variety show.

    Once the M&P made their entrance -- I think the opening song was "Straight Shooter" -- they put on a great show. Mama Cass knocked over a microphone stand, causing a short delay while they brought out another microphone, but otherwise it was a great performance.

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