John Evan Blues Band
John Evan Band
John Evan Smash
Blackpool

Line-up one    
Ian Anderson lead vocals, lead guitar (White Fender Stratocaster), harmonica, sax   
Jeffrey 'Jeff' Hammond bass 
John Evans  organ
Barrie Barlow drums 
James 'Jim' Dolan trumpet, baritone sax
Martin 'Marvo' Skyrme tenor sax 
Line-up two   
Ian Anderson lead vocals, harmonica, sax  
Derek 'Bo' Ward  bass 
John Evans organ 
Barrie Barlow drums 
Jim Doolan trumpet, baritone sax 
Martin 'Marvo' Skyrme tenor sax 
Chris Riley  lead guitar 
Line-up three  
Ian Anderson  lead vocals, harmonica, sax   
Derek 'Bo' Ward bass
John Evans organ
Barrie Barlow   drums
Tony Wilkinson baritone sax
Martin 'Marvo' Skyrme tenor sax 
Chris Riley  lead guitar 
Line-up four  
Ian Anderson    lead vocals, harmonica, sax
Derek 'Bo' Ward  bass 
John Evans organ 
Barrie Barlow   drums
Tony Wilkinson baritone sax 
Martin 'Marvo' Skyrme tenor sax 
Chris Riley  lead guitar 
Line-up five   
Ian Anderson    lead vocals, harmonica, sax
Derek 'Bo' Ward  bass 
John Evans   organ
Richard 'Richie' Dharma drums 
Tony Wilkinson   baritone sax 
Neil 'Rangers' Valentine   tenor sax
Chris Riley   lead guitar
Line-up six    
Ian Anderson  lead vocals, harmonica, sax  
Glenn Cornick (Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick) bass 
John Evans  organ 
Richie Dharma drums
Tony Wilkinson baritone sax 
Neil 'Rangers' Valentine tenor sax
Neil Smith lead guitar 
Line-up seven    
Ian Anderson  lead vocals, harmonica, sax   
Glenn Cornick (Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick)  bass 
John Evans  organ 
Barrie Barlow drums 
Tony Wilkinson baritone sax 
Neil 'Rangers' Valentine tenor sax
Neil Smith  lead guitar 
   

The John Evan Band formed in Late 1965 in Blackpool with a line-up of Ian Anderson on lead vocals, lead guitar (White Fender Stratocaster), harmonica, sax (b. Ian Scott Anderson, Tuesday, August 10, 1947, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK), Jeffrey Hammond on bass (b. Wednesday, July 30, 1947, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK), John Evans on organ (b. John Spencer Evans, Sunday, March 28, 1948, Warley Road, North Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK), Barrie Barlow on drums (b. Saturday, September 10, 1949, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK), Jim Dolan on trumpet, baritone sax (b. James Dolan) and Martin 'Marvo' Skyrme on tenor sax. 

This band grew out of The Blades formed in late 1963 by Anderson, Hammond and Evans. 

When Ian Anderson was 4 in 1951 he and his family moved from Dunfermline to the Scottish capital Edinburgh and at 6 in 1953 he went to Roseburn Primary School in Edinburgh. At age 11 in 1958 Anderson persuaded his father to spend £5 and purchase a Spainish guitar at an Edinburgh music shop. In 1958 the Anderson family moved to Devonshire Road in Lytham St Annes near Blackpool in Lancashire and Ian Anderson attended Blackpool Grammar School for Boys. 

In September 1963 with the opening of the 6th form at Blackpool Grammar, Anderson approached Jeffrey Hammond, who like Anderson was 16 years-old and told him he looked like a musician. Obviously, this meant that he wanted to start a group and Hammond readily expressed his interest in forming a band. Hammond chose the bass as it looked the easiest instrument to play and Anderson played guitar. While at school his interest in the guitar was renewed and Anderson purchased a Burns Black Bison and a Burns 30-watt app-lifer. The group also need a drummer and they soon found a guy that filled the bill, another school friend in 15 year-old John Evans. 

Evans original instrument was a piano, which he learned from his mother who was a piano teacher. He later had a few lessons on the drums, inspired by the 'Beat Boom.' Evans also turned Anderson on to The Beatles first album''Please Please Me,'' while both were still at Blackpool Grammar. 

So The Blades formed in Fall 1963 in Blackpool, taking their name from a London club where James Band (007) played a bridge game in Ian Fleming 's 1955 novel ''Moonraker.'' Ian Anderson promptly became the vocalist in the band as no one thought of themselves as a singer. Evans had already offered the band a rehearsal place in Warley Road in his mother's garage, but there was one stipulation, they had to acquire another drummer, so that Evans' could move back to playing the organ, as his hands were traumatized from his primitive drumming. 

The three-piece band was also joined occasional by harmonica player Harry Hartley, an older friend of Anderson's. The Blades played their first gig in Late 1963 at The Holy Family Youth Club in Links Road?, Blackpool, around the corner from Evans' house in Warley Road. The group also on a weekly basis played front rooms and church based youth clubs - modelled on a Johnny Kidd and the Pirates type of pop group. 

At some point bassist Michael Stephens left another Blackpool group The Atlantics to defect to The Blades, to play six-string guitar and was replaced in that band by bassist Brian Hood. Anderson felt his guitar playing abilities were inadequate for The Blades and so it was fortuitous that Stephens joined.  

In Late 1963 Hartley quit The Blades. The band also acquired a drummer in art student and fellow R & B band fan Paul Jackman, who had a short trial run. The problem was when he played live, his playing ability was deemed unsatisfactory. As for Anderson he played a number of guitars, the latest of which was a Harmony Stratotone. 

In Early 1964 in the local newspaper The Blackpool Evening Gazzette, The Blades advertised for a drummer that would take the band to the next level. Two people answered the advert, one was 14 year-old drummer Barrie Barlow, the other was a guy more interested in how much money he was going to get, so Barlow got the job and that meant that Evans could now concentrate on playing organ and preserve his aching hands. 

Barlow was inspired to play drums by The Beatles, had some experience playing drums in a school band and had also played football with an Aston Villa boys team. At 14 he had left school and moved to King Street, Blackpool to live with his estranged father, who was employed there. In Early 1964 he joined The Blades. 

In 1965 Anderson met Ian 'Lemmy' Kilminster (b. Ian Fraiser Kilmister, Monday, December 24, 1945, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK) the new bassist with another hot Blackpool band The Rocking Vickers (previously known as Reverend Black and The Rocking Vickers), who wanted to get rid of his White Fender Stratocaster and so Anderson traded in his Burns guitar to get the £30 required to complete the transaction. During 1967 he sold it as he could not afford to buy strings for it. 

The Blades changed their name to The John Evan Band in Late 1965. Evans also dropped the 's' from his name at the suggestion of Jeffrey Hammond because he felt it sounded better. 

Michael Stephens was not ready to make the musical transition, so left the group in Late 1965 and was replaced in Early 1966 by The Hobos' Chris Riley (b. Christopher Riley, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK). Riley had left this band because he did not want to play pop and R & B hits of the day, from the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones which is what The Atlantics manager wanted. 

On Monday, December 20, 1965 The John Evan Band played their début gig at The Blackpool Grammar School For Boys in Blackpool, as The John Evan Blues Band. 

In Early 1966 Jeffrey 'Jeff' Hammond left The John Evan Band and was replaced by bassist Derek 'Bo' Ward, who got his nickname as he was a Bo Didley fanatic. 

In April 1966 Jim Doolan left and was replaced by baritone sax player Tony Wilkinson (b. Anthony Wilkinson, Norwood Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, UK d. 1988). Wilkinson was originally a drummer, but he made the move to sax once he learned about the opening, the first group he had ever played in. 

On Sunday, April 24, 1966 The Bolton Palais, Bolton, Lancashire, UK, they backed the distinctive looking bald singer Brian Rossi (b. Brendon Brian Rosebotham, Tuesday, July 23, 1935, English Street?, East? Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK d. 1984, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK), who had been lead singer in Belfast, Northern Ireland group The Wheels (Early 1964 - Early 1966), that had once included for a short time the famous singer Van Morrison (b. George Ivan Morrison, Friday, August 31, 1945, 125 Hynford Street, Bloomfield, East , Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland), who played sax with The Wheels, just before he formed the famous band Them in April 1964. 

Barrie Barlow also left and was replaced by Richie Dharma (b. Richard Dharma d. RIP), an Indian drummer from Leicester, who lived in Manchester with his parents. The John Evan band had place an advert in Melody Maker asking fro a drummer and tenor sax player and the group received a number of enquires. One of the applicants was Dharma, who Riley interviewed. The band met up with Dharma at The Talk Of The Town in Manchester, which I guess was on Saturday, August 27, 1966. He got up on stage and played one song with the band.  

The sax part of The Melody Maker ad was answered by tenor sax player Neil 'Rangers' Valentine (b. Fallowfield, Manchester 14, Lancashire, UK), who was a Jehovah's Wintness, who replaced Martin 'Marvo' Skyrme. He joined a couple of weeks before Neil Smith (Chick Murray). 

In September 1966 Chris Riley was replaced in The John Evan Band by lead guitarist Neil Smith (b. 1947, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK), who had moved to Jesmond Road in Bolton, Lancashire at 13 in 1960. Riley played his last gig with the group on Sunday, September 18, 1966 at The Boat Club, Nottingham. 

With Richie Dharma joining the band Barlow left to form The All Jump Kangaroo Band in Early 1967 with Chris Riley. Jeffrey Hammond named the group, who were joined by Paul Hargreaves on bass and Andy Truman on bass. 

In March 1967 Derek Ward was replaced by bassist Glenn Cornick (b. Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick, Thursday, April 24, 1947, 117 Kent Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, now in Cumbria, UK) of Kendell Avenue, Carleton Village, Lancashire. Cornick had been in a number of groups, Joey and the Jailbreakers, The Vikings, Formula One, The Hobos and The Executives. 

On Saturday, March 25, 1967 at The Lower Chamber in Rochdale, Lancashire, Glenn Cornick's played his first gig with The John Evan Smash.  

On Wednesday, April 5, 1967 The John Evan Smash went into Regent Sound Studios at 4 Denmark Street, West Central London, to record three songs including Ian Anderson's ''Take The Easy Way'' plus ''How Can You Walk With Mama?'' and ''You Got Me.'' Guitarist Neil Smith did the backing vocals, in a break from Anderson doing all the vocals.  

On Friday, April 7, 1967 The John Evan Smash were supposed to be playing at The Dagenham Irish Social Club in Dagenham, Middlesex,but the owner of the club would not let them play. The bands original Blackpool agent Johnny Taylor (b. John Taylor) had told them the day before about the gig, that would pay them £100. The problem was the clubs owner was looking for an Irish show band. After a 28-hour drive, the group was in no mood to impersonate any nationally, let alone an Irish band. So the owner said no to them playing. The only positive thing was they got a meal out of it, the next day they had to drive all the way back for a gig The Beachcomber Club in Bolton, Lancashire on Saturday, April 8, 1967.     

On Wednesday, May 3, 1967 The John Evan Smash went into Granada TV Studios in Manchester to record ''Take The Easy Way'' for an appearance on ''Firstimers,'' which was broadcast on Tuesday, May 24, 1967 at 4.50pm, with the broadcast being produced by John Hamp. On the same day, Wednesday, May 3, 1967 the band played at The Moulin Rouge in Southport, Lancashire, with Pink Floyd. 

On Tuesday, June 13, 1967 at The Didsbury College Hall, Wilmslow Road?, Didsbury, Manchester 20 The John Evan Smash, supported Ten Years After. It was here that they met Chris Wright (b. Christopher Wright, 1944), who was a Manchester-based concert promoter and social secretary for Manchester University. Wright and his fellow social secretary Terry Ellis (b. Terence Ellis, 1944, Hertfordshire, UK), were the managers of Ten Years After, managing them through their newly formed Ellis-Wright Agency. This booking agency was in Regent Street, London. They later founded Chrysalis Records in 1969. 

Anyway, The John Evan Smash signed to Ellis and Wright's agency. 

In Late August 1967 the band found they had not won ''Firstimers,'' the group that did win was Welsh band Amen Corner, who had just had their first hit with ''Gin House.'' 

On Tuesday, September 12, 1967 The John Evan Smash went into CBS Studios at 104 New Bond Street, West London.

On Thursday, September 14, 1967 The John Evan Smash went into CBS Studios at 104 New Bond Street, West London.

On Thursday, October 5, 1967 The John Evan Smash went into CBS Studios at 104 New Bond Street, West London. 

On Thursday, October 19, 1967 The John Evan Smash went into EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, North West London, UK 

On Saturday, October 21, 1967 The John Evan Smash played at The Beachcomber Discotheque in Skimpot Road of Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire and it was here that the band met guitarist Mick Abrahams (b. Michael Timothy Abrahams, Wednesday, April 7, 1943, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK) for the first time. He would soon join Ian Anderson in their new venture Jethro Tull. 

In November 1967 The John Evan Smash split up. 


Some John Evan Blues Band (John Evan Band, John Evan Smash) concerts: 

Monday, December 20, 1965: The Blackpool Grammar School For Boys, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, as The John Evans Blues Band, début gig 

Late 1965 or Early 1966: St Paul's Church, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, as The John Evans Blues Band 

January 1966: The Blackpool Grammar School For Boys, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, as The John Evans Blues Band 

Saturday, February 12, 1966: The Queens, Cleveleys, near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, as The John Evans Blues Band

Thursday, February 17, 1966: The Queens, Cleveleys, near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, as The John Evans Blues Band

Saturday, February 19, 1966: The Elizabethan Club, Kirkham, Lancashire, UK, as The John Evans Blues Band

Monday, February, 21, 1966: Pre Rag Ball, UK, as The John Evans Blues Band 

Friday, February 25, 1966: The Art School Ball, The Planet Room, Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Saturday, February, 26, 1966: The Ruby Club, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, UK

Saturday, March 5, 1966: The Elizabethan Club, Kirkham, near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Sunday, March 6, 1966: The Elizabethan Club, Kirkham, near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Wednesday, March 16, 1966: The Waterloo Social Club or Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK or 

Wednesday, March 16, 1966: The Rugby Club, Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK

Thursday, March 17, 1966: The Elizabethan Club, Kirkham, near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Friday, March 18, 1966: The Elizabethan Club, Kirkham, near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Saturday, March 19, 1966: The Golden Torch, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK 

Sunday, March 20, 1966: The Top Twenty Club, Oldham, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, March 21, 1966: Mr Smiths, Winsford, Cheshire, UK 

Tuesday, March 22, 1966: The Mecca, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Wednesday, March 23, 1966: The Technical College, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, first 

Thursday, March 24, 1966: The Youth Club, Cabus Village, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, March 25, 1966: The Top Twenty Club, Oldham, Lancashire, UK or 

Saturday, March 26, 1966: The Top Twenty Club, Oldham, Lancashire, UK 

Tuesday, March 29, 1966: The Marlborough Hotel, 90 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK  

Wednesday, March 30, 1966: The 99 Club, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland, UK 

Friday, April 1, 1966: The British Legion, Pilling Village, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, April 2, 1966: The Twisted Wheel, 6 Whitworth Street, Manchester 1, Lancashire, UK  

Sunday, April 3, 1966: The Twisted Wheel, 6 Whitworth Street, Manchester 1, Lancashire, UK  

Monday, April 4, 1966: The Blackpool Grammar School For Boys, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, April 9, 1966: The King's Own, Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, April 9, 1966: The Oasis, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, April 11, 1966: The Room At The Top, Wigan, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, April 17, 1966: The Talbot Conservative Club, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, April 21, 1966: The Room At The Top, Wigan, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, April 22, 1966: The Youth Club, Cabus Village, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, April 23, 1966: The Co-Op, Warrington, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, April 24, 1966: The Bolton Palais, Bolton, Lancashire, UK, backed singer Brian Rossi 

Saturday, April 30, 1966: The Peppermint Lounge, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, May 1, 1966: The Golden Touch, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK 

Tuesday, May 3, 1966: The Mecca Ballroom, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, May 6, 1966: The Wally's Disco Club, Preston, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, May 7, 1966: The 99 Club, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland, UK 

Sunday, May 8, 1966: The 99 Club, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland, UK 

Friday, May 13, 1966: The Jigsaw Club, Cromford Street, off Market Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, May 15, 1966: The Miners Home, Burnley, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, May 19, 1966: The Savoy Bowl, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, May 20, 1966: The Palatine, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, May 21, 1966: The Room At The Top, Wigan, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, May 22, 1966: The British Legion, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland, UK 

Thursday, May 26, 1966: The Leyton Institute, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, May 28, 1966: The Co-op, Warrington, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, May 29, 1966: The Top Twenty, Oldham, Lancashire, UK

Tuesday, May 31, 1966: The Oasis, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK

Saturday, June 4, 1966: The British Cellophane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland, UK, supported Herman's Hermits 

Friday, June 10, 1966: The Top Twenty, Oldham, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, June 11, 1966: The Room At The Top, Wigan, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, June 12, 1966: The Twisted Wheel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, June 13, 1966: The 99 Club, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland, UK, supported Herman's Hermits 

Thursday, June 24, 1966: The Oasis, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK

Friday, June 25, 1966: The Top Twenty, Oldham, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, June 27, 1966: The Palatine, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Wednesday, June 29, 1966: The Red Robin, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, July 1, 1966: The Room At The Top, Wigan, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, July 2, 1966: The King's Own, Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK  

Sunday, July 3, 1966: The Gretna Hall, Carlisle, Cumberland, UK 

Thursday, July 7, 1966: The Palatine, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, July 8, 1966: The Rialto Rooms, Derby, Derbyshire, UK 

Saturday, July 9, 1966: The Co-op, Warrington, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, July 10, 1966: The Dungeon Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK 

Thursday, July 14, 1966: The Savoy Bowl, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, July 15, 1966: The Assembly Rooms, Garstang, Lancashire, UK  

Saturday, July 16, 1966:  The Top Twenty, Oldham, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, July 17, 1966: The Twisted Wheel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Wednesday, July 20, 1966: The Beachcomber Club, Bolton, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, July 21, 1966: The Manor Lounge, Stockport, Cheshire, UK 

Saturday, July 23, 1966: The Oasis, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, July 24, 1966: The Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK 

Friday, July 29, 1966: The Southbank Jazz Club, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK 

Saturday, July 30, 1966: The Place, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK 

Sunday, July 31, 1966: The Bell Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Tuesday, August 2, 1966: The Peppermint Lounge, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, August 4, 1966: The BRC Club, Stafford, Staffordshire, UK 

Saturday, August 6, 1966: The Cavern, 8 - 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool 2, Lancashire, UK, with Ike and Tina Turner, The Excells, The Fix, The Dions, The Hideaways, The Kop, The Signs, all-night session

Sunday, August 7, 1966: The Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK, supported John Mayall's Bluesbreakers   

Monday, August 8, 1966: Mr Smiths, Winsford, Cheshire, UK 

Wednesday, August 10, 1966: The Twisted Wheel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, August 11, 1966: The Twisted Wheel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, August 12, 1966: The Twisted Wheel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, August 13, 1966: The Aztec Club, Sunderland, County Durham, UK, supported John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 

Sunday, August 14, 1966: The 45 Club, Whitley Bay, North Yorkshire, UK 

Monday, August 15, 1966: The Casino Theatre, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, August 22, 1966: The Beachcomber Club, Preston, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, August 25, 1966: The Manor Lounge, Stockport, Cheshire, UK 

Friday, August 26, 1966: The Top Of The Town, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, August 27, 1966: The Talk Of The Town, Manchester, Lancashire, UK, afternoon show 

Saturday, August 27, 1966: The Cavern Club, 8 - 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool 1, Lancashire, UK, with Chrispian St Peters, as The John Evan Smash, evening show  

Sunday, August 28, 1966: The Victoria Ballroom, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK 

Monday, August 29, 1966: The Royal Lido, Prestatyn, Flintshire, North Wales, UK 

Tuesday, August 30, 1966: The Peppermint Lounge, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, September 1, 1966: The Locarno, Junction of London Road & Boston Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK 

Friday, September 2, 1966: The Ravens All Ranks Club, RAF Waddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK 

Monday, September 5, 1966: The Casino Theatre, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, September 10, 1966: The Aztec Club, Sunderland, County Durham, UK

Monday, September 12, 1966: The Quintways, Chester, Cheshire, UK 

Friday, September 16, 1966: The Top Of The Town, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, September 17, 1966: The Club A-Go-Go, Percy Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK 

Sunday, September 18, 1966: The Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK, Chris Riley's last gig 

September? 1966: Unknown venue, Casterton, Kirby Lonsdale, Cumberland, UK 

Saturday, October 21, 1966: The Beachcomber Discotheque, Skimpot Road of Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, as The John Evan Smash

Sunday, October 22, 1966: The Stax Club, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

November 1966: The Banqueting Rooms, Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

November 1966: The Pavilion, Matlock, Derbyshire, UK 

November 1966: The Union Rowing Club, Sunderland, County Durham, UK

November 1966: The Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK 

Saturday, November 19, 1966: The Technical College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK 

Monday, November 28, 1966: The Stax Club, Manchester, Lancashire, UK
Sunday, December 11, 1966: The Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK
 
Friday, December 16, 1966: The Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

Friday, December 23, 1966: The Clouds Club, Derby, Derbyshire, UK, supported The Canadians, as The John Evan Soul Band

Saturday, February 4, 1967: The Union Rowing Club, Sunderland, County Durham, UK

February 1967: Unknown venue, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Saturday, March 25, 1967: The Lower Chamber, Rochdale, Lancashire, UK, Glenn Cornick's first gig 

Wednesday, April 5, 1967: The Dagenham Irish Social Club, Dagenham, Middlesex, UK, owner of club did not let them to perform 

Saturday, April 8, 1967: The Beachcomber Club, Bolton, Lancashire, UK 

Wednesday, May 3, 1967: The Moulin Rouge, Southport, Lancashire, UK, with Pink Floyd 

Tuesday, June 13, 1967: The Didsbury College Hall, Wilmslow Road?, Didsbury, Manchester 20, Lancashire, UK, supported Ten Years After 

June? 1967: Unknown venue, Swanage, East Dorset, UK 

Monday, June 19, 1967: The Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, West London, UK, supported The Herd, first gig at this famous club, as The John Evan Smash  

June 1967: The Club A-Go-Go, Percy Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK 

June 1967: The Twisted Wheel, 6 Whitworth Street, Manchester 1, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, June 30, 1967: The Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

Tuesday, July 4, 1967: The Didsbury College Hall, Wilmslow Road?, Didsbury, Manchester 20, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, July 20, 1967: Unknown venue, Swanage, East Dorset, UK, supported Simon Dupree and the Big Sound 

Friday, July 28, 1967: Unknown venue, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK 

Saturday, July 29, 1967: Unknown venue, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK 

Sunday, July 30, 1967: Unknown venue, Oldham, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, August 4, 1967: The Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, West London, UK, did not play as van broke down 

Wednesday, August 9, 1967: Unknown venue, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales, UK 

Saturday, August 19, 1967: Unknown venue, Matlock, Derbyshire, UK 

October 1967: The Caesar's Place, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK 

October 1967: The Civic Hall, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK

Saturday, October 21, 1967: The Beachcomber, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK  



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Topic: John Evans Band
John H. Warburg says...
Just added info for new page for John Evan Blues Band, John Evan Band and the John Evan Smash.
2nd November 2014 10:42pm
Charles Kenney says...
That was a great article thank for that. some added info on the September 12 1967 recording session it was produced by Derek Lawerence and later appeared on The CD Derek Lawerence Session CD. There is also a recording a recording of the John Evan ... Read More
6th January 2015 1:22am
George Fazakas says...
Whatever happene to the other musicians of John Evans Smash eg. Neil " Murray" Smith guitar?
28th December 2015 4:05am

 



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