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If anyone knows the date and venue of the planned booking in Stoke let me know cos its my home town and I might be able to check any newspaper cutings.

Probably just a case of trawling through the entertainments page from Jan 1st 1966 through to March..best of luck.

An Apology

In a recent posting I said I had a BOJ clipping from June 1968..however on collecting the ad from Tamworth archives I was dismayed to find the gig was actually from January 1968..oops...sorry..hope the Plant time line isn't put too much out of sync..here it is anyway-

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I received an additional list of dates which are sourced from ads in the Birmingham Evening Mail and Nottingham Post and Mail. This is an updated rough list which I'll eventually be adding to robertplant.com. Let me know if anyone has any additions/corrections:

1966

LISTEN

MARCH

15 Wolverhampton, Woolpack, ("Listen", formerly the Tennessee Teens")

19 Wolverhampton, Blue Flame

APRIL

02 Walsall Town Hall

09 Wolverhampton, Blue Flame

16 Birmingham, The Brum Cavern

MAY

07 Wolverhampton, Woolpack

JUNE

06 Plaza Dance and Social Club

12 Wolverhampton, Blue Flame

JULY

08 Plaza Dance and Social Club

SEPTEMBER

30 T.P. Riley School, Bloxwich

OCTOBER

14 Birmingham, Bent Jade Club

20 Willenhall Baths Assembly Hall, "Carnival Dance". (Cream headliners)

WAY OF LIFE

DECEMBER

2 MAD HOUSE, ERDINGTON, WEST MIDLANDS

9 DECEMBER 1966 - CARLTON CLUB, ERDINGTON, WEST MIDLANDS

1967

JANUARY

5 CARLTON CLUB, ERDINGTON, WEST MIDLANDS

7 HEREFORD LOUNGE ,BULL'S HEAD, YARDLEY, WEST MIDLANDS

9 BELFRY, WISHAW, WEST MIDLANDS WITH LEMON LINE

11 HEARTBEAT, BIRMINGHAM (?), WEST MIDLANDS

12 LONDON GIG

13 PENTHOUSE, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS

16 CARAVELLE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT, WEST MIDLANDS

20 ROYAL OAK, HOCKLEY HEATH, WEST MIDLANDS

21 ELBOW ROOM, ASTON, WEST MIDLANDS

26 STATION INN, SELLY OAK, WEST MIDLANDS

28 PENTHOUSE, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS

29 GOTHAM CITY, OLD CROWN AND CUSHION, PERRY BARR, WEST MIDLANDS

30 HEARTBEAT, BIRMINGHAM (?), WEST MIDLANDS

31 CARLTON BALLROOM, ERDINGTON, WEST MIDLANDS

FEBRUARY

18 TILES, LONDON WITH THE QUESTION, AND THE HUSH

MARCH

13 BELFRY, WISHAW, WEST MIDLANDS WITH MANCHESTER PLAYBOYS (BILLED AS NEW WAY OF LIFE)

25 MEWS, MOSELEY, WEST MIDLANDS

APRIL

5 MACKADOWN, KITTS GREEN, WEST MIDLANDS WITH EXCEPTION (BILLED AS NEW WAY OF LIFE WITH DANNY KING

BAND OF JOY

APRIL

15 ELBOW ROOM, ASTON, WEST MIDLANDS (BILLED AS ROBERT PLANT AND THE BAND OF JOY)

MAY

3 CEDAR CLUB, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS WITH DENNY LAINE'S ELECTRIC STRING BAND

10 CEDAR CLUB, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS WITH DENNY LAINE'S ELECTRIC STRING BAND

APRIL

21 - MORGUE, BEARWOOD, WEST MIDLANDS (BILLED AS ROBERT PLANT AND THE BAND OF JOY)

25 - CARLTON CLUB, ERDINGTON

SEPTEMBER

1 - COFTON COUNTRY CLUB, WEST MIDLANDS WITH VIRUS

2 PENTHOUSE, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS WITH DELROY GOOD-GOOD BAND

NOVEMBER

15 - Wolverhampton, Blue Horizon Club

16 - Newcastle, Crystall Ballroom

18 - Gainsborough, Drill Hall

20 - Dudley, Queen Mary Ballroom

DECEMBER

16 - Basingstoke, Technical College

22 - Erdington, Malcolm Locker Youth Centre, "Christmas Dance"

1968

JANUARY

26 Middle Earth, London

28 Tamworth, Foseco Sports & Social Club

FEBRUARY

08 LONDON, MARQUEE

11 NOTTINGHAM BOAT CLUB ("BAND OF JOY WITH ROBERT PLANT")

23 Marquee, London

MARCH

08 - Hampstead, Westfield College

10 - Erdington, Carlton Club

OBS TWEEDLE

JUNE

03 Wolverhampton, Three Men In A Boat

12 Wolverhampton, Three Men In A Boat

22 Wolverhampton, Three Men In A Boat, ("The New Obs-Tweedle")

28 Wolverhampton, Park Hall Hotel

JULY

13 Wolverhampton, Three Men In A Boat

20 Wolverhampton, Connaught Hotel ("Robert Plant plus Obs Tweedle")

22 Wolverhampton, Park Hall Hotel

27 Wolverhampton, Woolpack Rest.

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1962

??? ?? 1962 Swadlincote, England Ice skating rink (venue name unconfirmed)

Plant's first public performance…fills in for a school friend who fell ill the night of the show

Source: Robert Plant interview published in 'The Times' on Jul 9 2002. See first

entry for 1963...perhaps Robert was kidding or his recollection is inaccurate?

1963

??? ?? 1963 Leicester, England

Plant fills in on lead for Andy Long & The Original Jurymen (Andy had laryngitis)

Note: Book 'A Thunder of Drums' cites this as his first public performance

Note: During a BBC Radio 2 interview in 2003, Plant said this was his first

local gig and that it was held at his school...'Power & Glory' by Chris Welch also

addresses this...in either case it would seem Leicester is incorrect

??? (May ?) ?? 1963 ???, England Established Owl

Plant opens for Gene Vincent

Source: Robert's comments at SXSW in March 2005

Plant continued to perform other dates in 1963

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums'

Plant then performed a stint with the New Memphis Bluesbreakers in 1963

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums'

Plant then performed a stint with the Brum Beats in 1963

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums'

Plant then performed a stint with the Sounds of Blue in 1963

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums'

1964

??? ?? 1964 Stourbridge, England Seven Stars Blues Club

Plant performs on harmonica with the Delta Blues Band

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums'

Note: During a BBC Radio 2 interview in 2003, Plant said Delta Blues Band

traveled in a van owned by one of their fathers who was a window cleaner...

...'Power & Glory' by Chris Welch also addresses this)

Plant then performed a stint with his first band which he named Black Snake Moan after a Blind Lemon Jefferson track (he is occasionally the guitarist) (1964)

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums'

Plant then performed a stint with jazz-influenced The Banned (in 1964 or early '65)

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums', 'Power & Glory'

1965

Plant performs for some time with The Crawling King Snakes during which time John Bonham joins

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums'

1966

Plant joins three-piece, Tamla Motown influenced group The Tennessee Teens which prompts their name change to Listen

Source: Book 'John Bonham -A Thunder of Drums', 'Power & Glory'

??? ?? 1966 London, England Leicester Square Cavern

Source: 'Classic Rock' (June 2002)

??? ?? 1966 Birmingham, England The Rainbow Suite

"I also saw at the Rainbow Suite, a band called Listen whose lead singer was Robert Plant who was a Mod at the time and later fronted Led Zeppelin".

Source: http://jackthatcatwa...n.blogspot.com/

?? Feb 1966 Digbeth,Birmingham "Uncle Willies Corner"

Billed as Listen

Played Gig same night as the then Priminister Harold Wilson gave a speech next door to the club (can anyone find the date??)

Source-- Ex and Star (Mrs.P Scrapbook)

?? Feb 1966 Stoke

Billed as Listen

Robert told newspaper Sunday Mercury Listen were offered a place on Ready Steady go by Cathy McGowan (The Presenter) but turned it down to honour a gig in Stoke on Trent. A flyer shows that Cathy appeared at The Ritz Kingsheath,Birmingham 23rd Jan which was one of Robert's regular haunts

Source-- Sunday Mercury 3rd March 1966 (Mrs.P Scrapbook and Flyer)

March 7 1966 Old Hill,The Plaza

Billed as Listen

Headlining the bill with The Dave Lacey Corvettes and The Rinky Dinks

Source-- Flyer

28th March 1966,The Plaza,Old Hill

Billed as Listen; supported by The Blue Stars and Dave Lacey Corvettes

Source-- Flyer

April 24 1966 Kingsheath,Birmingham,The Ritz

Billed as Listen

Source-- Flyer

June 6 1966 Old Hill,The Plaza

Billed as Listen

Source-- Flyer

April 2 1966 Walsall, England Walsall Town Hall

Listen billed with Walker's Walkers

Source: Advert published in 'Walsall Observer' (Apr 1 1966)

September 30, 1966, T.P. Riley School, Bloxwich

Listen, supported by Prim 'N' Proper; benefit gig for a local football club

Autumn '66 Wolverhampton, England Civic Hall

Billed as Listen below Cream and Slade

Source: 'Feathers in the Wind' (Winter '84)

Oct ?? 1966, Brighton England

Billed as Listen; newspaper Sunday Mercury reports Listen will play a 9 hour show non-stop to beat a previous record held by The Mersey Beats

Source-- Newspaper July 31st 1966(Mrs.P Scrapbook)

Oct ?? 1966, Kendal, Westmorland, England Town Hall

Billed as Listen

Source-- Evening Mail and Despatch Cutting Oct 1966

Oct 14, 1966 Birmingham, England Bent-Jade Club

Billed as Listen

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Oct 15, 1966 Birmingham, England Crofton Club

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Oct 20, 1966 Willenhall, England Willenhall Baths Assembly Hall

Listen billed with The In Betweens and The Factotums as support for The Cream

Source: Advert in 'Wolverhampton Express & Star (Oct 18 1966)

Nov 14th-20th Ireland

Newspaper Evening Mail and Despatch reports this, and also states a week later they will be off to Scandinavia

Source-- Paper Cutting Oct 1966

Nov 25, 1966

WH Smith record Store,Park Street,Walsall. Band attented a record signing after "You'de better run" was released on the 25th but was originally down for the 23rd

Source-- Walsall Observer cutting.

Just a little note..A few years ago Chris purchased a signed copy of the Listen single from a local lady. Her stories were spot on about the band. She was sure she had her copy signed in Woolworths, so maybe they did more than one signing.

1967

Wolverhampton, England The Ship & Rainbow

The Band of Joy begin a Sunday night residency arranged thru Nita Anderson Presentations

Source: 'Power & Glory'

??? ?? 1967 Snow Hill, Birmingham, England The Penthouse

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: 'Power & Glory'

??? ?? 1967

Robert Plant and his Band of Joy, Terry Reid and Tim Rose perform on the same bill…Reid and Plant get on very well socially and Reid recommends him to Page a year later

Source: Plant comments during 'Innerview' radio interview w/Jim Ladd in 1982

??? ?? 1967 Ayr, Scotland Ayr Ice Rink

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Plant interview in Sunday Mail (Oct 23 2005)

??? ?? 1967 Kircaldy, Scotland YMCA

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Plant interview in Sunday Mail (Oct 23 2005)

Sept 10 1967 Yardley,Birmingham ,The Swan

The Flowers on the same bill

Source-- Newspaper ad.Evening Mail(Mrs.P Scrapbook)

Oct 19 1967 Constitution Hill,Birmingham ,The Penthouse

Supported by Haig and Al Capone

Source-- Newspaper ad.Evening Mail(Mrs.P Scrapbook)

Nov (?) 13 1967 Barnstaple, England Queens Hall

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Nov 15 1967 Wolverhampton, England Blue Horizon Club

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Nov 16 1967 Newcastle, England Crystal Ballroom

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Nov 17 (?) 1967 Hanley, England Penny-Farthing Club

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Nov 18 1967 Gainsborough, England Drill Hall

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Nov 20 1967 Dudley, Birmingham, England Queen Mary Ballroom

Billed as Robert Plant and his Band of Joy

Source: Tight But Loose (Apr 1992)

Dec 15 1967 Basingstoke, England Basingstoke Technical College - St. Joseph's Hall

Billed as Robert Plant and Band of Joy…Christmas Dance 8pm - 1am…billed between The Loot and The Kynd

Source: ticket stub

Dec 26 1967 Kidderminster ,The Frank Freeman Dancing Club

Billed as "The Up-Up Group" Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

Source-- Flyer

1968

Jan 26 1968 Covent Garden, London, England Middle Earth

Billed as Robert Plant's Band of Joy billed below Fairport Convention and along with Pegasus, The Flute Girl, Jeff Dexter

Source: 'The Lemon Tree (Dec 1994)

Feb 8 1968 London, England Marquee Club

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy billed below Edwin Starr, The J.J. Sound

Source: 'The Lemon Tree' (Dec 1994)

Feb 23 1968 London, England Marquee Club

Billed as Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

Source: 'Led Zeppelin -The Press Reports'

??? ?? 1968 London, England The Speakeasy

Billed as Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

Source: 'Power & Glory' & 'Guitar World' (May 2006)

Mar (?) ??-?? 1968

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy begin a tour of England as support for Tim Rose

Source: 'The Guardian' (June 5th 2002) (reader's letter)

Mar ?? 1968 Chester, England Quaintways

Billed as Robert Plant and the Band of Joy below Tim Rose

Source: 'Power & Glory'

Mar 8 1968 Hampstead, England Westfield College - Dining Hall / Bar

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy billed below Tim Rose; billed with Aynsley Dunbar, Retaliation featuring Victor Brox, Go-Go Dancers

Source: 'The Lemon Tree' (Dec 1994)

Mar 10 1968 Erdington, Birmingham, England Carlton Club

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy billed below Zoot Money

Source: 'The Lemon Tree' (Dec 1994)

??? ?? 1968 Buxton, England

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy billed below Terry Reid (who watches their set and phones Page the next day)

Source: Terry Reid interview in 'Record Collector' (July 1991)

Plant gigs at a flew club dates with Alexis Korner before the formation of Obs Tweedle

Source: 'A Thunder of Drums'

Jul 20 1968 Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England

Page, Peter Grant, and bassist Chris Dreja meet Robert Plant at the door of the venue and watch his performance with Obs Tweedle

Source: Multiple recollections substantiated by advert for the gig

Source: Plant's comments during interview with Chris Tetley in early '80s

Plant's comments during SXSW in March 2005

Peter Grant's comments during conference in Toronto in 1994

Dreja's comments in 'Yardbirds - The Ultimate Rave-Up! 3rd edition

Date unconfirmed

I'd like to publicly thank Chris (aka 'Blocoboy', aka 'The Dogz') for making invaluable contributions to this list!

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Taken from the pages of the Wolverhampton Express and Star between March + October 1967..hope they make interesting reading..a few discussion points.

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Thursday 9th March 1967

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Monday 22nd May 1967

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Thursday 29th June 1967

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Thursday 13th July 1967

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Thursday 13h July 1967

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Thursday 3rd August 1967

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Thursday 10th August 1967

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Monday 4th August 1967

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Friday 1st September 1967

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Thursday 14th September 1967

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Friday 6th October 1967

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Thursday 26 October 1967

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Awesome new nuggets of info:

1. in May 1967 we had "the long awaited return of Listen" and "Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy" on back to back nights?!?

2. Madeline Bell sang on Robert's 1967 solo single; and since Bonzo also played on that single, it means that Bell is the only known person who played with all 4 members of Zep prior to 1968.

3. looks like Robert started his new "Band Of Joy" much later than previously believed.

4. now we know why Robert's new "Band Of Joy" failed -- the original group owned the trademark to the name!!

5. Robert on German TV in September 1967?!? Find that tape!!

Great work as always, Blocoboy!

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in May 1967 we had "the long awaited return of Listen" and "Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy" on back to back nights?!?

This was the only time I found Listen listed during March/October so it could have been the original group without Robert or Robert fulfilling a long time commitment ..bit of a strange one really..just imagine the questions Mr Plant could be asked about this stuff :-)

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Robert would more than likely be short on detail about this part of his past. Always wanted to know who those female backing voices were on his early recordings. Kiki Dee, Madeline Bell, and Lesley Duncan. Interesting thing is there is connection later with Robert Plant and Donovan. The song 'Goo Goo Barabajagal' is often speculated Robert sang on this (more than likely he didn't). Madeline Bell and Lesley Duncan however both did sing on this recording.

Meg

This was the only time I found Listen listed during March/October so it could have been the original group without Robert or Robert fulfilling a long time commitment ..bit of a strange one really..just imagine the questions Mr Plant could be asked about this stuff :-)

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Hi everyone, fist time I contributed to the website. I'm a BIG Led Zep & solo ticket & solo collector with 1000+ tickets (250+ Led Zep alone, many of which appear in this website!)) & some 150+ flyers in my collection. I'm VERY interested in the "pre" Zeppelin era and have really enjoyed the contributions made on this topic thus far.

I have 33 pre Zeppelin flyers which I would love to share details with you all:-

THE TENNESSEE TEENS - Source Flyers

1) Wednesday 16th September 1964 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

2) Monday 7th December 1964 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

3) Thursday 24th December 1964 - The Brum Kavern - Small Heath.

4) Sunday 14th & Monday 15th February 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth. (both dates on same flyer)

5) Wednesday 17th February 1965 - The Brum Kavern - Small Heath.

6) Sunday 28th February 1965 - The Brum Karan - Small Heath.

7) Monday 15th March 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

8) Wednesday 17th March 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

9) Friday 19th March 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

10) Wednesday 24th & Monday 29th March 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath. (both dates on same flyer)

11) Saturday 17th April 1965 - Town Hall, Torquay. (NB 2 completely different flyers for this rare concert).

12) Friday 28th May 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

13) Sunday 6th June 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

14) Sunday 13th June 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social - Handsworth.

15) Friday 18th June 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

16) Wednesday 30th June 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Clud - Kings Heath.

17) Wednesday 14th July 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Clud - Kings Heath.

18) Monday 24th January 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

19) Wednesday 23rd February 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

20) Sunday 27th February 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

21) Monday 28th February & Wednesday 2nd March 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill (both dates on same flyer)

LISTEN - Source Flyers

1) Monday 4th March 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

2) Monday 21st March 1966 - Corn Exchange - Kidderminster.

3) Monday 28th March - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

4) Wednesday 30th March 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

5) Friday 1st April 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

6) Friday 6th May 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

7) 28th May 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

8) Monday 6th June 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

9) Friday 8th July 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

10) Wednesday 20th July 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

THE WAY OF LIFE - Source Flyer

1) Friday 22nd July 1966 - Ritz & Dance Club - Kings Heath

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Hi everyone, fist time I contributed to the website. I'm a BIG Led Zep & solo ticket & solo collector with 1000+ tickets (250+ Led Zep alone, many of which appear in this website!)) & some 150+ flyers in my collection. I'm VERY interested in the "pre" Zeppelin era and have really enjoyed the contributions made on this topic thus far.

I have 33 pre Zeppelin flyers which I would love to share details with you all:-

THE TENNESSEE TEENS - Source Flyers

1) Wednesday 16th September 1964 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

2) Monday 7th December 1964 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

3) Thursday 24th December 1964 - The Brum Kavern - Small Heath.

4) Sunday 14th & Monday 15th February 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth. (both dates on same flyer)

5) Wednesday 17th February 1965 - The Brum Kavern - Small Heath.

6) Sunday 28th February 1965 - The Brum Karan - Small Heath.

7) Monday 15th March 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

8) Wednesday 17th March 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

9) Friday 19th March 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

10) Wednesday 24th & Monday 29th March 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath. (both dates on same flyer)

11) Saturday 17th April 1965 - Town Hall, Torquay. (NB 2 completely different flyers for this rare concert).

12) Friday 28th May 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

13) Sunday 6th June 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

14) Sunday 13th June 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social - Handsworth.

15) Friday 18th June 1965 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

16) Wednesday 30th June 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Clud - Kings Heath.

17) Wednesday 14th July 1965 - Ritz Dance & Social Clud - Kings Heath.

18) Monday 24th January 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

19) Wednesday 23rd February 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

20) Sunday 27th February 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

21) Monday 28th February & Wednesday 2nd March 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill (both dates on same flyer)

LISTEN - Source Flyers

1) Monday 4th March 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

2) Monday 21st March 1966 - Corn Exchange - Kidderminster.

3) Monday 28th March - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

4) Wednesday 30th March 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

5) Friday 1st April 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

6) Friday 6th May 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

7) 28th May 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

8) Monday 6th June 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Old Hill.

9) Friday 8th July 1966 - Plaza Dance & Social Club - Handsworth.

10) Wednesday 20th July 1966 - Ritz Dance & Social Club - Kings Heath.

THE WAY OF LIFE - Source Flyer

1) Friday 22nd July 1966 - Ritz & Dance Club - Kings Heath

Regarding The Tennessee Teens flyers, my notes show when Robert joined that three-piece, Tamla Motown-influenced group it prompted their name change to Listen and there is a Listen date for Stoke-on-Trent in Feb 66.

My question for the forum - is there any evidence to support the Tennessee Teens flyers have anything whatsoever to do with Robert given I believe he was gigging with The Delta Blues Band, The New Memphis Bluesbreakers, Black Snake Moan, The Banned and The Crawling King Snakes during this time? I may have misunderstood Chris Welch, who may have meant

Robert joining the The Tennessee Teens eventually prompted the name change to Listen.

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Taken from the pages of the Wolverhampton Express and Star between March + October 1967..hope they make interesting reading..a few discussion points.

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Thursday 14th September 1967

I am seriously curious about this alleged tour of Germany as so far as I know Robert has never mentioned having toured beyond the UK prior to Led Zeppelin. I wonder if it as well as the tv appearance really happened? Interesting to note JPJ also toured Germany in '67 (with Herman's Hermits), though he only recalls one gig - Hamburg. I have been unable to

confirm more but I strongly suspect there are others.

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My question for the forum - is there any evidence to support the Tennessee Teens flyers have anything whatsoever to do with Robert

Steve,

Earlier in this thread blocoboy posted an article from March 1966 which indicated that Robert had been with Listen for less than 2 months. So, anything through December 1965 would not feature Robert. But some of the Tennessee Teens gigs in January/February 1966 most likely do feature him.

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Steve,

Earlier in this thread blocoboy posted an article from March 1966 which indicated that Robert had been with Listen for less than 2 months. So, anything through December 1965 would not feature Robert. But some of the Tennessee Teens gigs in January/February 1966 most likely do feature him.

Oh, I see. Makes perfect sense and insofar as Chris Welch having said Robert joining The Tennessee Teens resulted in a name change to Listen it is quite conceivable it was not instantaneous...TTT gigs may already have been booked...etc.

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