The Creation gigs 1966-1968

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

Fabulous 208, June 1966. Left to right: Jones, Phillips, Pickett and Garner

Originally The Mark Four, they changed name to The Creation in May 1966 with the following line-up:

Kenny Pickett – lead vocals

Eddie Phillips – lead guitar

Bob Garner – bass/vocals

Jack Jones – drums

1966:

20 May 1966 – Links R&B Club, Maxwell Park Youth Centre, Borehamwood, Herts with The Clayton Squares (Simon Gee research)

1 July 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London (Fabulous 208)

12 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Action (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 July 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Roosters (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

30 July 1966 – Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with The Meantimers (Maidstone Gazette)

15 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Gibson Sound (Melody Maker)

17 August 1966 – Top Rank, Southampton, Hampshire (Southern Evening Echo)

20 August 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Endevers Ltd (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

24 August 1966 – Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, London (Melody Maker)

26 August 1966 – Southend Odeon, Southend, Essex with The Troggs, The Walker Brothers, The Slade Brothers (from Canada), The Peddlers, The Quotations, The Centremen and Alan Field (Southend Standard)

 

4 September 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

9 September 1966 – Beat Festival, Scunthorpe United Football Ground, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, The Ram Jam Band, The Troggs, The Mindbenders and The Fenmen (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

11 September 1966 – Khyber Club, Taunton, Somerset with The Avalons (Somerset County Gazette)

17 September 1966 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with The Reaction (West Briton & The Royal Cornwall Gazette)

23 September 1966 – Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London (South East London Mercury)

26 October 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with A Wild Uncertainty (Melody Maker)

28 October 1966 – Harvest Moon, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

 

9 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts (Melody Maker)

16 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts (Melody Maker)

20 November 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

23 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts and Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

26 November 1966 – Smethwick Baths, Smethwick, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

27 November 1966 – Belle Vue, New Elizabethan, Greater Manchester with The Cymerons (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

30 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts (Melody Maker)

 

7 December 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

Late 1966, left to right: Pickett, Garner, Jones and Phillips. Fabulous 208 Magazine

1967:

1 January 1967 – Top Rank, Astoria Ballroom, Oldham, Greater Manchester (Oldham Evening Chronicle)

7 January 1967 – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Herbie Goins & The Night Timers, The Artwoods and St Louis Union (Melody Maker)

28 January 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Emotions (East Kent Times & Mail)

Around this time Kenny Pickett left. Bob Garner moved to lead vocals and Kim Gardner from The Birds joined on bass

3 March 1967 – 7 Club, Shrewsbury, Shropshire with Six Across (Shropshire Star)

11 March 1967 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with The Daddy Linburg and The Fingers (Southend Standard)

27 March 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

 

14 April 1967 – Starlite, Greenford, London with The Syn (Melody Maker)

21 April 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

5 May 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Studio Six (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

3 June 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Tykes (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

23 June 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Stalkers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 July 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

7 July 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Third Eye (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

8 July 1967 – Maidstone Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with The Avalons (Maidstone Gazette)

15 July 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London with The Poor Boys (South East London Mercury)

 

4 August 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with John Evan Smash (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 September 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with The Shevelles (Melody Maker)

Eddie Phillips left in early November 1967 to work with PP Arnold & The TNT and Tony Ollard played some European dates with the group but The Creation folded around January 1968 when Bob Garner left and Tony Ollard joined The Warren Davis Monday Band

1968:

Due to popular demand, Jack Jones formed a new version of The Creation bringing back original singer Kenny Pickett, bass player Kim Gardner and completing the band with another former Birds member, guitarist Ron Wood, who’d been working with The Jeff Beck Group

6 April 1968 – Flamingo, Redruth, Cornwall with Cousin Jacks (West Briton & The Royal Cornwall Gazette)

The Creation split in June 1968

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One thought on “The Creation gigs 1966-1968”

  1. Few more missing from list above:

    19 July 1966 – Olympia, Dublin, Ireland (Fabulous 208)
    20 July 1966 – The Cavalier, Dublin, Ireland (Fabulous 208)
    21 July 1966 – Chelsea College, Chelsea, London (Fabulous 208)
    23 July 1966 – Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire (Fabulous 208)
    24 July 1966 – Manor Lounge, Stockport, Greater Manchester (Fabulous 208)
    28 July 1966 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex (Fabulous 208)
    29 July 1966 – Coronation Hall, Ramsgate, Kent (Fabulous 208)
    31 July 1966 – Conservative Club, Bedford, Bedfordshire (Fabulous 208)

    5 August 1966 – Co-op Hall, Gravesend, Kent (Fabulous 208)
    7 August 1966 – ABC, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (Fabulous 208)
    8 August 1966 – Top Rank Ballroom, Reading, Berkshire (Fabulous 208)
    28 August 1966 – Winter Gardens, Morecambe, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)
    30 August 1966 – Corn Exchange, Bristol (Fabulous 208)

    4 September 1966 – Side Saddle Club, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)
    10 September 1966 – Marquee Club, Birmingham (Fabulous 208)
    15 September 1966 – Birdcage, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Fabulous 208)
    16 September 1966 – Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall (Fabulous 208)
    17-18 September 1966 – Flamingo Club, Redruth, Cornwall (Fabulous 208)
    19 September 1966 – Disc Club, Colchester, Essex (Fabulous 208)
    24 September 1966 – Market Hall, Redhill, Surrey (Fabulous 208)

    1 October 1966 – Boulevard, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

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