January to June 1967
A lot of our inspiration was coming from KMPX radio. They had a beautifully adventurous playlist which was the soundtrack to our lives at this time. Erik Satie, then Quicksilver, then Telemann, then Mississippi John hurt, then, well, it could go anywhere.
1 January 1967 Golden Gate Park “New Year’s Day Wail” with the Grateful Dead and the Orkustra
Diane Vitalich playing in the Park, probably with the Ace of Cups, a good band.
The Wizard Martoon, Martin Gorak, artist, gentle soul, great human being, soul brother. He taught me a lot about how the stars move across the sky. Great painter.
9 January 1967 Straight Theatre
We took an early group photograph in Golden Gate Park by one of these windmills out near the ocean.
12 January 1967
13 January 1967 Santa Venetia Armory San Rafael California Ralph and Al Pepe presented Moby Grape, Morning Glory and us.
14 January 1967 Human Be-in Golden Gate Park San Francisco
15 January 1967 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles
17-22 January 1967 The Matrix San Francisco
24-26 January 1967 Soul City Club Dallas Texas
28 January 1967 Continental Ballroom Santa Clara, Calilfornia.
How it felt, how it looked.
29 January 1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco
Chet Helms, the high priest.
31 January to 5 February 1967 Matrix
3 February 1967 A Benefit for Hairy Harry California Hall Head Lights does the light show.
4-5 Feburary 1967 Matrix Where did they go ? All those sounds we played in that small room ?
10-11 February 1967 Golden Sheaf Bakery Berkeley
12 February 1967 California Hall
14 February 1967
15 February 1967 California Hall
17-18 February 1967 Avalon Ballroom Tribal Stomp
19 February 1967 Matrix
Mojo Navigator There is a beautiful magazine now in the UK called MOJO. I wonder if they ever give any props to their ancestor ?
21 February 1967 California Hall
23 February 1967 The Ark
24 February 1967 Glide Memorial Church San Francisco
25 February 1967 The Barn Scott’s Valley California
This was a most interesting scene down near Santa Cruz in the magical town of Scott’s Valley. The Hershey Gumbo played downstairs at the same time as we did upstairs, and they were attracting a large audience. Janis and James and I went down to see what was going on. Ralph Saunders, a steel guitar player, was holding forth and there seemed to be some kind of intrigue in the air. Scott’s Valley has now become a wealthy enclave, in places a gated community seemingly unaware of its exotic past.
26 February 1967 Glide Memorial Church Sunday morning service
Then, that evening, we drove to Merced and played at The American Legion Hall.
2 March 1967
4 March 1967 Steininger Auditorium University of California Medical Center San Francisco with Steve Miller.
5 March 1967 Avalon Ballroom A Benefit for Newstage & the Straight Theatre Moby Grape Country Joe and The Fish The Sparrow
10 March 1967 Chessall High School Gymnasium Ukiah California
12 March 1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco
14-16 March 1967 The Matrix
17-18 March 1967 The Avalon
21-26 March 1967 The Rock Garden San Francisco
31 March to 1 April 1967 Avalon Ballroom Charlatans Blue Cheer
8 April 1967 Mount Tamalpais Outdoor Theatre Marin County
9 April 1967 Longshoremen’s Hall San Francisco
10-11 April Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco We played that afternoon 10 April on Mount Tamalpais.
12-13 April 1967 Winterland and the Fillmore
15 April 1967 Spring Mobilization Kezar Stadium San Francisco
16 April 1967 Stockton Civic Auditorium Stockton California The New Breed played on the bill with us.
21 April 1967 In Athens there was also counter revolution and questioning of authority.
We must all stand together or surely we will all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin.
21-22 April 1967 Fillmore Auditorium with the mighty Howlin’ Wolf
23 April 1967
The Diggers. There were two leaders of this organization. One died of a heroin overdose in the 1980s. The other became a leading man in films. It seems like every documentary voice over I hear is by Peter Coyote.
25 April 1967 Live in studio performance at KQED “Come Up The Years” San Francisco
When Janis saw this shot she said, “Gosh, Sam, you are such a fan.”
25-27 April 1967 Matrix
28-29 April 1967 California Hall with Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton The Weeds
5-7 May 1967 Avalon Ballroom
11 May 1967 The Fillmore Vanguard Records throws a party for the release of an LP by Country Joe and the Fish.
12-13 May 1967 California Hall
25 May 1967 Carousel Ballroom San Francisco
26-27 May 1967 The Fillmore with Steve Miller
30 May 1967 Haight Ashbury Legal Organization Benefit Winterland
31 May 1967 Filming Petulia The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
Peter auditioning for Hard Days Night, part two.
It was fun getting to know Julie Christie and Richard Chamberlain who turned out to be a decent man and not at all “plastic,” deadly term of opprobrium in those days.
We filmed right in the Fairmont lobby.
The director was Richard Lester. He had worked with other musicians, so he knew what to expect.
2-3 June 1967 California Hall
8-11 June 1967 Avalon Ballroom
One of my favorite phoographs of Janis.
10-11 June 1967
17-18 June 1967 The Monterey Pop Festival
Singing Road Block.
What a thrill this was.
Some guys will do anything to get a little reverb.
Ravi Shankar, Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix were the people I wanted to see and they didn’t disappoint.
Janis was great. We all felt good and happy to be there.
21 June 1967 Polo Field Golden Gate Park San Francisco Summer Solstice Festival Embarcadero & Lombard Streets
24 June 1967 The Avalon
25 June 1967 The Fillmore with Gabor Szabo and Jimi Hendrix
27 June 1967 Benefit for Lick-Wilmerding School Avalon Ballroom
28 June 1967 Western Front San Francisco
29 June 1967 California Hall
29 June-2 July 1967 Avalon Ballroom
30 June 1967 Napa Fairgrounds Napa California
Next week part three. See you then.
Big Brother and the Holding Company