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1966 Moody Blues
Graeme Edge, Clint Warwick, Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, Denny Laine

1966 CONCERTS




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TOUR DATES FOR 1966
JANUARY 1966
1Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Fox TheatreMurray The K's Christmas Show with Peter & Gordon, Wilson Pickett, The Fortunes, The McCoys, The Toys, Lenny Welch, Cannibal and the Headhunters, The Vibrations, The Spinners, The O'Jays
2Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Fox TheatreMurray The K's Christmas Show
??Paris, FranceUnknown-open air festivalWith The Dynamites
22Release of US and Canada single: "Stop / Bye Bye Bird"
FEBRUARY 1966
The Moody Blues spend February 5 through 10 in Paris performing shows
5Paris, FranceTheatre de la MutualitéWith The Yardbirds, Ronnie Bird, Vigon, and Antoine
8French TV"A Tous Vents"Performed "I'll Go Crazy" and "Bye Bye Bird"
10Issy-les-Moulineaux, FranceMusic Hall de FranceWith Marianne Faithfull and others
11Bristol, UKCorn Exchange 
17Conaha Quay, UKCivic Hall 
18Bristol, UKunknown 
19Nantwich, UKCivic Hall 
21Manchester, UKManchester University 
23Southampton, UKRoyal Pier Pavilions 
25Blackpool, UKWinter Gardens 
26Nottingham, UKNottingham University 
27Greenford, UKStarlite 
MARCH 1966
6French TV"Vient de Paraitre""Bye Bye Bird"
7Douches écossaises [Scottish showers] (ORTF1)"Petula Clark show"Petula Clark hosts. With Lulu, Henri Tachan, The Yardbirds, Marianne Faithfull, Michele Arnaud, Serge Gainsbourg
17London, UKRoyal Albert Hall; Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is" (Taping date)With Spencer Davis Group, Yardbirds, Small Faces, Mindbenders, Them, Unit 4 Plus 2, Nashville Teens, Zombies and The Action
APRIL 1966
3Wembley, UKEmpire Pool "Record Star Show"With Cliff & The Shads, Spencer Davis, Adam Faith, Georgie Fame, Billy J Kramer, Wayne Fontana and Manfred Mann among others.
16Dunstable, UKCalifornia BallroomWith The Soundtrekkers, The Mark Barry Group
MAY 1966
1Manchester, UKOasis 
2London, UKTilesSteve Darbishire & The Yum Yum Band
6MOODY BLUES begin a 14 day tour of France and return on May 21
22Brussels, BelgiumUnknown 
30French TVCravate NoireBroadcast date With Marianne Faithful and Sylvie Vartan
30Bath, UKPavilion 
JUNE 1966
3-6MOODY BLUES go to Europe to promote "This is My House"
4Halluin, FranceFestival des Jeuneswith more than 100 international artists
5Paris, FranceOlympia Theatre 
15Bromley, UKBromley Court Hotel 
17BBC 1"Where The Action Is"Broadcast date
19Bournemouth, UKThe PavilionWith The Sean Buckley Set, Wayne Fontana, The Small Faces
21Oxford, UKOxford University: Wadham Commemorative Ball 
24London, UKRam Jam Club 
JULY 1966
9Clint Warwick tells "Record Mirror" that he is quitting the Moody Blues
 

At this point, the Moody Blues had released several singles, and were in danger of becoming a "one hit wonder". Clint Warwick's position is filled by Rod Clarke. Rod can be seen performing with the Moody Blues on the DVD "Legend of a Band" singing "Really Haven't Got the Time" with Ray Thomas - which also shows that this song is part of the early Moody Blues repertoire, even though it appears on Prelude.

14Coventry, UKLacarnoMoody Blues cancelled and were replaced by The Searchers
19Dunfermline, ScotlandKinema BallroomThe Sole Generation
30Douglas (Isle of Man), UKVilla Marina 
AUGUST 1966
4Worthing, UKWorthing Assembly Hall 
27London, UK"The Beat Club"Broadcast date

Taped at the Tiles Club, this "Beat Club" appearance was used in the "Legend of a Band" video, and features Rod Clarke on bass guitar. The Moody Blues played "Really Haven't Got The Time" and "Bye Bye Bird". Hosted by Dave Lee Travis, this episode also starred Washington DCs, Sounds Incorporated, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, Shapes and Sizes.

SEPTEMBER 1966
3Tenbury Wells, UKRiverside Dance Club 
4Bexley, UKThe Black Prince 
14London, UKThe Flamingo Club 
21London, UKThe Flamingo Club 
28London, UKThe Flamingo Club 
OCTOBER 1966
1Denny Laine quits to pursue a solo career. Oct 8, 1966 issue of Record Mirror: "…Moody Blue Ray Thomas told the RM [Record Mirror]: "Denny left on Saturday [October 1] and we're not sure yet what we're going to do. We're waiting to see Brian Epstein to talk things over with him."
7Release of single: "Boulevard De La Madelaine / This Is My House"
12Brian Epstein makes an official announcement that he no longer represents The Moody Blues
15March, UKMarcam HallOne of the concert dates cancelled during the reformation period. Moodies were replaced by Alan Price Set
21Cross Channel FerryAboard the "Free Enterprise III"
22Issy-les-Moulineaux, FranceMusic Hall de Francewith Alan Price Set
NOVEMBER 1966
5Record Mirror magazine announces that the Moody Blues, including new members Justin Hayward and John Lodge, are already in Europe rehearsing for their new act.
DECEMBER 1966
unknownParis, France"L'épopée du rock"with Tom Jones, The Playboys and Eddie Mitchell
31French TV"Reveillon sur Le Deux Chaines""Really Haven't Got the Time", "Fly Me High"
    
 

For the next few months, the Moodies attempt to duplicate the R & B sound that made them famous, but fail. They change direction as the music landscape around them changes. Their new sound becomes very much in demand.

    


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