The Blues Loft

The Blues Loft in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire became a notable blues venue when the UK ‘blues explosion’ took off in late 1967/early 1968. Many of the top blues-rock bands like Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown and Jethro Tull performed at the club.

I’ve started a list of acts, taken from the Bucks Free Press newspaper, which advertised gigs from 1968 onwards. Please leave comments with any memories and missing acts.

5 April 1968 – Champion Jack Dupree and Shakey Vick’s Blues Band
12 April 1968 – Savoy Brown Blues Band
19 April 1968 – Chicken Shack
26 April 1968 – Shakey Vick’s Blues Band (Chiswick group who play every Friday)

Bucks Free Press runs story on the club in its 24 April issue, page 2

24 May 1968 – Jethro Tull
31 May 1968 – Dynaflow Blues

7 June 1968 – Shakey Vick’s New Band
14 June 1968 – Doc K’s Blues Band
21 June 1968 – Black Cat Bones
28 June 1968 – Dynaflow Blues

5 July 1968 – Keef Hartley with His Good Good Band
12 July 1968 – Savoy Brown Blues Band and Wild Angels
19 July 1968 – Black Cat Bones
26 July 1968 – Doc K’s Blues Band

2 August 1968 – Bruno’s Blues Band
23 August 1968 – Pegasus
30 August 1968 – Champion Jack Dupree and Bruno’s Blues Band

6 September 1968 – Savoy Brown
13 September 1968 – Black Cat Bones
20 September 1968 – Doc K’s Blues Band
27 September 1968 – Keef Hartley

2 October 1968 – John Dummer Blues Band (Dave Kelly guest)
9 October 1968 – Ian Anderson
18 October 1968 – Steve Miller (Delivery not US band)
23 October 1968 – Doc K’s Blues Band

1 November 1968 – Duster Bennett and Smokey Rice
6 November 1968 – Pegasus (with guests)
8 November 1968 – Curtis Jones and Dynaflow Blues
15 November 1968 – Spirit of John Morgan
22 November 1968 – Bobby Parker and his band
29 November 1968 – Black Cat Bones

6 December 1968 – John Dummer Blues Band and Dave Kelly
13 December 1968 – John Lee’s Groundhogs and Tony McPhee
20 December 1968 – Duster Bennett, Killing Floor, Ian Anderson, Alexis Korner and Mike Raven
27 December 1968 – Savoy Brown

One thought on “The Blues Loft”

  1. Found the following gigs for the Blues Loft in Time Out

    11 April 1969 – Pegasus
    25 April 1969 – Steamhammer

    2 May 1969 – Killing Floor
    9 May 1969 – McKenna Mendelson Mainline (from Canada)
    14 May 1969 – Lowell Fulson and Steve Miller’s Delivery
    16 May 1969 – Keefe West
    21 May 1969 – Howling Wolf and John Dummer
    23 May 1969 – Black Cat Bones
    30 May 1969 – Shaky Vic

    6 June 1969 – Savoy Brown
    11 June 1969 – Blodwyn Pig
    13 June 1969 – Jellybread
    18 June 1969 – John Lee Hooker and John Dummer
    25 June 1969 – Otis Span

    18 July 1969 – Bakerloo
    25 July 1969 – Sam Apple Pie
    30 July 1969 – Juniors Eyes

    1 August 1969 – Spirit of John Morgan
    15 August 1969 – Liverpool Scene
    22 August 1969 – Blodwyn Pig
    29 August 1969 – King Crimson

    5 September 1969 – Brett Marvin
    12 September 1969 – Steamhammer
    19 September 1969 – Clouds
    26 September 1969 – Juniors Eyes

    3 October 1969 – Bakerloo
    10 October 1969 – Ashkan
    17 October 1969 – East of Eden
    24 October 1969 – Howlin Wolf
    31 October 1969 – Juke Boy Bonner & The Nighthawks

    7 November 1969 – Stone The Crows
    14 November 1969 – Skin Alley
    21 November 1969 – Mighty Baby
    28 November 1969 – Third Ear Band

    4 December 1969 – Steamhammer
    12 December 1969 – Steamhammer
    19 December 1969 – Liverpool Scene
    24 December 1969 – John Dummer Blues Band
    31 December 1969 – Clark-Hutchinson

    2 January 1970 – Juniors Eyes
    7 January 1970 – Mott The Hoople

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