Jimmy Cliff & Wynder K Frog

In early February 1968, Jimmy Cliff split with The Shakedown Sound and teamed up with Manchester group, Wynder K Frog.

I think the line up below is correct but I would be interested to hear from anyone that can provide more information. I think the group split with Cliff in late 1968/early 1969.

Jimmy Cliff – lead vocals
Wynder K Frog (aka Mick Weaver) – keyboards, vocals
Neil Hubbard – guitar
Alan Spenner – bass
Bruce Rowland – drums

5 March 1968 – Marquee, London with Jimmy James Show
30 March 1968 – Burton’s Uxbridge, Middlesex

13 April 1968 – Mothers, Birmingham with The Idle Race, Calgary Stampede and The Shakedown Sound (billed as Jimmy Cliff Sound)
23 April 1968 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset
27 April 1968 – Burton’s Uxbridge, Middlesex

4 May 1968 – Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset
18 May 1968 – Savoy, Catford, Kent (billed as just Jimmy Cliff)
21 May 1968 – Bolero Club, Wednesday, West Midlands

7 June 1968 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham
20 June 1968 – Klook’s Kleek, West Hampstead, London
29 June 1968 – Mothers, Birmingham

20 July 1968 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex
21 July 1968 – Mothers, Birmingham

21 September 1968 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex

Sources:

Most gigs from Melody Maker but also posters online
Nottingham Evening Post
The Band of Joy book by Harry Barber

12 thoughts on “Jimmy Cliff & Wynder K Frog”

  1. Found some more gigs in Fabulous 208 magazine

    14 May 1968 – Hen & Chickens, Langley, West Midlands with Shakedown Sound
    15 May 1968 – Summerhill House Hotel, Kings Winfold
    16 May 1968 – Skyline Ballroom, Hull
    17 May 1968 – Drill Hall, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwicks
    18 May 1968 – Witchdoctor, Catford
    20 May 1968 – George Hotel, Walsall, West Midlands with The Shakedown Sound and Sound Syndicate

    10 June 1968 – Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire
    12 June 1968 – Penns Hall, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield
    13 June 1968 – Durham College, Durham
    14 June 1968 – Tabernacle, Stockport, Greater Manchester
    15 June 1968 – Southampton University, Southampton

  2. The Birmingham Evening Mail lists the following Jimmy Cliff & Wynder K Frog gigs which are missing from above.

    8 February 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands
    18 February 1968 – Carlton Ballroom, Erdington, West Midlands

    4 March 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands
    7 March 1968 – Station Inn, Selly Oak, West Midlands
    10 March 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands

    1 April 1968 – George Hotel, Walsall, West Midlands with The Shakedown Sound
    6 April 1968 – Mothers, Birmingham with The Shakedown Sound, The Uglies and Locomotive
    7 April 1968 – Queen’s Beat Club, Birmingham
    10 April 1968 – British Legion, Northfield, West Midlands
    14 April 1968 – Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich with The Shock Treatment and Sugar Machine
    21 April 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands

    9 May 1968 – The Swan, Yardley with The Imagination
    19 May 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands

    6 June 1968 – Station Inn, Selly Oak, West Midlands

    2 July 1968 – Droitwich Winter Gardens, Droitwich, Worcestershire

  3. Found some more gigs for Jimmy Cliff with Wynder K Frog in the Birmingham Evening Mail

    16 July 1968 – Hen and Chickens, Langley, West Midlands
    28 July 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands

    3 August 1968 – Mothers, Erdington, West Midlands with Shakedown Sound
    4 August 1968 – Hotel Leofric, Coventry, West Midlands with Shakedown Sound
    8 August 1968 – Station Inn, Selly Oak, West Midlands
    10 August 1968 – Belfry, Wishaw, West Midlands with The Uglys
    12 August 1968 – Queen Mary Ballroom, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands
    17 August 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley

  4. This missing gig is from the Northwich Chronicle:

    1 September 1968 – Beau Brummel Club, Nantwich, Cheshire with the Jaytree Organisation

  5. wynder k frog appeared at the beachcomber, leigh, lancs several times in the mid sixtys. also heaven and hell club warrington. happy days, so much live music from bands who gave so much entertainment. thanks for the memories.

  6. Another two gigs from the Warrington Guardian:

    8 April 1968 – Carlton Club, Warrington with Magic Roundabout
    3 June 1968 – Carlton Club, Warrington with

  7. The Express & Star newspaper from Wolverhampton has the following gigs:

    20 February 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (originally billed The Shakedown Sounds as backing group earlier in the month but changed nearer the time to Wynder K Frog)

    26 February 1968 – George Hotel, Walsall, West Midlands

    26 March 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (billed as Jimmy Cliff Show featuring Wynder K Frog)

  8. According to Wolverhampton paper, the Express & Star, Wynder K Frog also joined Cliff’s former group, The Shakedown Sound for a show at the Ship & Rainbow on 31 March with local outfit Quo Vadis

    On 1 April 1968, the gig at the George Hotel also featured local band Probe

  9. Couple more missing gigs from Express & Star:

    22 April 1968 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo with Jasper Stubbs

    21 May 1968 – Hen & Chickens, Langley with The Shakedown Sound
    22 May 1968 – Summerhill House Hotel, Kingswinford

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