1962

620000A  late 1961: LITTLE BOY BLUE AND THE BLUE BOYS. Bexleyheath, England,
                   Bob Beckwith's home or Dartford, England, Dick Taylor's home.
                   Reel-to-reel home recordings, incl.
                   - Around And Around (Chuck Berry)
                   - Little Queenie 1 (Chuck Berry)
                   - Beautiful Delilah 1 (Chuck Berry)
                   - La Bamba (Trad. arr.: Richie Valens)
                   - Go On To School (Jimmy Reed)
                   - I Ain’t Got You 1 (Billy Boy Arnold)
                   - I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Stanley Kesler/William Taylor)
                   - Down The Road Apiece (Don Raye)
                   - Don't Stay Out All Night (Billy Boy Arnold)
                   - I Ain’t Got You 2 (Billy Boy Arnold) -unverified
                   - Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
                   - Little Queenie 2 (Chuck Berry)
                   - Beautiful Delilah 2 (Chuck Berry)
                   Line-up: MJ (voc)/KR (gtr)/Dick Taylor (bass, gtr; some dr)/Alan Etherington
                                  (maracas, dr)/Bob Beckwith (gtr; some harm)

620000B  1961 - Spring 1962: THE CLIFTONS. London and Essex. Various gigs.

                    Line-up: BW (bass)/Steve Carroll (gtr)/Cliff Starkey (gtr)/Dave Harvey (voc)/
                                  Tony Chapman (dr)
                    Note: Early on BW also played guitar.

620000C  late 1961 and/or early 1962: JOHN KEEN JAZZ BAND. Cheltenham, Club 66,
                   Wheatsheaf Pub. Some gigs.
                   Line-up: BJ (gtr)/John Keen (tp)/&John Keen Jazz Band

620000D  late 1961 and/or early 1962: BRIAN JONES BLUES BAND. Cheltenham, Club 66,
                   Wheatsheaf Pub. Some gigs.
                   Line-up: BJ (gtr)/John Keen (tp)/Graham Ride (sax)/Dick Pond (bass or dr)

620100A  early 1962: THUNDER ODIN'S BIG SECRET. Oxford,  
                   Brian Jones plays some gigs on guitar with Paul Jones' group.

620300A  early March: THUNDER ODIN'S BIG SECRET. Oxford, home
                   recordings (demotape for Alexis Korner). Incl.
                   - Dust My Blues (Elmore James) -unverified
                   + two more songs (both unverified)
                   Line-up: BJ (gtr)/Paul Jones (voc, harm)/Ben Palmer (p)/Roger Jones (bass)/
                                 Chris Elkington (dr)/George Khan (sax)

620317A  17th March: BLUES INCORPORATED. London, Ealing Jazz Club
                    Line-up: CW (dr)/Alexis Korner (gtr)/Cyril Davies (voc, harm)/Keith Scott (p)/
                                   Andy Hoogenboom (string bass)
                    Note: First gig of Blues Inc. at Ealing Jazz Club (with many more to come).

620324A  24th March: BLUES INCORPORATED. London, Ealing Jazz Club
                   BJ plays guitar on one song with Alexis Korner's band:
                   - Dust My Blues (Elmore James) -unverified
                   Line-up: see 620317A.
 
620331A  31st March: BLUES INCORPORATED. London, Ealing Jazz Club.
                   BJ guests on guitar again (probably only one or some songs).
                   Line-up: CW (dr)/Alexis Korner (gtr)/Cyril Davies (voc, harm)/Keith Scott (p)/
                                  Andy Hoogenboom (string bass)

620407A  7th April: BLUES INCORPORATED FEAT. ELMO LEWIS AND PAUL POND.
                   London, Ealing Jazz Club      
                   - Dust My Blues (Elmore James) -unverified                             
                   Line-up: BJ (gtr)/CW (dr)/Alexis Korner (gtr)/Cyril Davies (voc, harm)/Keith
                                  Scott (p)/Art Wood (voc)/Andy Hoogenboom (string bass)
                   Note: Elmo Lewis was an often used pseudonym for Brian Jones in
                              the vintage years (as Paul Pond was for Paul Jones).
                              This night BJ meets Little Boy Blue And The Blue Boys at Ealing Club.

620400A  mid-April: LITTLE BOY BLUE AND THE BLUE BOYS. Dartford,  
                   home recording of demotape for Alexis Korner (all songs unverified):
                   - Around And Around (Chuck Berry)
                   - Bright Lights, Big City (Jimmy Reed/Mary Lee Reed)
                   - La Bamba  (Trad., arr.: Richie Valens) 
                   - Reelin' And Rockin' (Chuck Berry)
                   Line-up: MJ (voc)/KR (gtr)/Dick Taylor (dr and/or gtr)/Allen Etherington
                                  (maracas)/Bob Beckwith (gtr, bass or dr)

6204021A  21st April: London, Ealing Jazz Club. Jam-session. Incl.
                     - Around And Around (Chuck Berry) -unverified
                     Line-up: MJ (voc)/KR (gtr)/CW (dr)/Dick Taylor (bass)/Cyril Davies (harm)

620400B  late April or May: BLUES INCORPORATED. London, Marquee
                   International Jazz Club or Ealing Jazz Club (all songs unverified):
                    - Bad Boy (Eddie Taylor)
                    - Ride 'Em On Down (Eddie Taylor)
                    - Don't Stay Out All Night (Billy Boy Arnold)
                    - Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster) -with Paul Jones & John Baldry
                         on vocals
                    Line-up: MJ (voc)/CW (dr)/Alexis Korner (gtr)/Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax)/
                                   Andy Hoogenboom (string bass)/Keith Scott (p)/Cyril Davies (harm)                  
                    Note: Paul Jones, Cyril Davies and John Baldry shared vocals with MJ
                              during Got My Mojo Working.

620500A  May: London, White Bear Pub
                   BJ (gtr), STU (p), and Andy Wren (voc, p) rehearse together.

620500B  May: London, Bricklayer’s Arms Pub
                   BJ (gtr), STU (p), Geoff Bradford (gtr) and Brian Knight (voc, harm)
                   rehearse together.

620525A  25th May: London, Bricklayer’s Arms Pub
                   BJ (gtr), STU (p), Geoff Bradford (gtr, harm), Brian Knight (voc, harm), Andy Wren
                   (voc) and Dick Hattrell (bass) rehearse together.

620500C  late May onwards: BLUES INCORPORATED. London, Marquee International
                   Jazz Club (on Thursdays) & Ealing Jazz Club (on Saturdays)
                   MJ guests on four songs for three times a week until some time in June, incl.
                   - Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster) -unverified
                   - Ride ‘Em On Down (Eddie Taylor) -unverified
                   Line-up: MJ (voc, harm)/CW (dr)/Alexis Korner (gtr)/Cyril Davies (voc, harm)/
                                  Keith Scott or Dave Stevens (p)/Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax)/Andy Hoogenboom
                                  (string bass)

620600A  June: BLUES INCORPORATED. London, Londonderry House
                   Note: With MJ guesting on vocals on a couple of tracks. Ginger Baker on drums

620600A  June (?): BLUES INCORPORATED. Sussex, Lord Rothschild's estate
                   Note: With MJ guesting on vocals on a couple of tracks. Ginger Baker on drums.

620600C  June/July: London, Wetherby Arms and or Bricklayer's Arms Pub. Rehearsals.
                   Musicians: MJ (voc, harm), BJ (gtr), KR (gtr), STU (p), Geoff Bradford (gtr),
                                       Dick Taylor (bass), Tony Chapman (dr), Mick Avory (dr)

620712A  12th July:
THE ROLLIN’ STONES. London, Marquee International Jazz
                    Club (without BW & CW)
                    - Kansas City (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
                    - Baby What's Wrong (Willie Dixon)
                    - Confessin' The Blues (Walter Brown/Jay McShann)
                    - Bright Lights, Big City (Jimmy Reed/Mary Lee Reed)
                    - Dust My Blues (Elmore James)
                    - Down The Road Apiece (Don Raye)
                    - I’m A Love You (Jimmy Reed)
                    - Bad Boy (Eddie Taylor)
                    - I Ain't Got You (
Billy Boy Arnold)
                    - Hush-Hush (Jimmy Reed)
                    - Ride 'Em On Down (Eddie Taylor)
                    - Back In The USA (Chuck Berry)
                    - Kind Of Lonesome (Jimmy Reed)
                    - Blues Before Sunrise (Elmore James)
                    - Big Boss Man (Luther Dixon/Al Smith)
                    - Don't Stay Out All Night (Billy Boy Arnold)
                    - Tell Me That You Love Me (Jimmy Reed)
                    - Happy Home (Elmore James)
                    Line-up: MJ (voc)/KR (gtr)/BJ (gtr)/STU (p)/Dick Taylor (bass)/Tony Chapman
                                   (dr)
                    Note: Contrary to common believe Mick Avory didn’t play this gig as drummer.
                              The Stones most probably did not play all of these (unverified) songs.

620712B  12th July: BLUES INCORPORATED. UK radio (BBC) ‘Jazz Club’, London,
                    Paris Theatre. Producer: Terry Henebery. Incl.
                    - Hey Hey (Alexis Korner?)
                    - Band introduction
                    - Spooky But Nice (Cyril Davies)
                    + Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon)
                    Line-up: Charlie Watts (dr)/Alexis Korner (gtr, voc)/Cyril Davies (voc, harm)/
                                   Dave Stevens (p)/Jack Bruce (string bass)/Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax)
                    Note: Hoochie Coochie Man was released in July 1972 on the Alexis Korner-album
                              'Bootleg Him!' and credited to this session (see 720700C).

620700A  July: BLUES INCORPORATED. UK radio (BBC) ‘Band Beat’, London.
                    - Built For Comfort (Willie Dixon)
                    Line-up: CW (dr; unsure)/Alexis Korner (gtr)/Long John Baldry (voc)/Ronnie
                                   Jones (voc)/Jack Bruce (bass)/Keith Scott (p)/Dick Heckstall-
                                   Smith (sax)/Cyril Davies (harm)                  
                    Note: Released on the CD Alexis Korner ‘The BBC Sessions’ in 1994 (see
                               941100A). Built For Comfort is misnamed as Everything She Needs.
                               The liner notes of this album list CW, but it is possible that the
                               drummer is in fact Graham Burbidge!

620700B  July - September: THE CLIFTONS. London and Essex. Various gigs.
                   Line-up: BW (bass, voc)/Steve Carroll (gtr, voc)/Brian Cade (gtr)/Tony
                                  Chapman (dr)/unidentified (sax)
                   Note: Brian Cade replaced Cliff Starkey (in Spring).

620728A  28th July: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
620804A  4th August: South Oxhey, William Morris Hall (without BW & CW)

620908A  8th September: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without MJ, BW & CW)
                   Note: Paul Jones substitutes for MJ on vocals (and maybe harmonica)

620913A  13th September: London, Marquee Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
 
620915A  15th September: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
                    Note: It is possible that Steve Harris substituted for Tony Chapman on drums.

620922A  22nd September: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
620927A  27th September: London, Marquee Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
620929A  29th September: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
621004A  4th October: London, Marquee Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
621005A  5th October: North Cheam, Woodstock Hotel (without BW & CW)
621006A  6th October: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
621013A  13th October: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
621020A  20th October: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)

621027A  27th October: London, Curly Clayton Sound Studio. Producer & sound engineer:
                   Curly Clayton.
                   - Soon Forgotten (James Oden) -unverified
                   - Close Together (Jimmy Reed) -unverified
                   - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover (Willie Dixon)
                   Line-up: MJ (voc)/KR (gtr)/BJ (gtr)/STU (p)/Dick Taylor (bass)/Tony Chapman (dr)

621027B  27th October: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)

621106A  6th November: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
                   Note: Ricky Fenson replaced Dick Taylor on bass.

621107A  7th November: South Oxhey, William Morris Hall (without BW & CW)
621113A  13th November: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
621114A  14th November: South Oxhey, William Morris Hall (without BW & CW)

621118A  18th November: London, Studio 51 (without BW & CW)
                   Note: Probably without a bass-player onwards.

621120A  20th November: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
621121A  21st November: South Oxhey, William Morris Hall (without BW & CW)

621123A  23rd November: Sutton, Red Lion Pub (without BW & CW)
                  Note: With Colin Golding on bass.

621125A  25th November: London, Studio 51 (without BW & CW)
                   Note: Probably without a bass-player again.

621127A  27th November: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Colin Golding on bass.

621128A  28th November: South Oxhey, William Morris Hall (without BW & CW)
                   Note: No bass-player again. It is possible that Steve Harris substituted for
                             Tony Chapman on drums.

621130A  30th November: London, Piccadilly Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Ricky Fenson on bass.

621202A  2nd December: London, Studio 51 (without BW & CW)
                   Note: No bass-player again.

621204A  4th December: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Colin Golding on bass.

621205A  5th December: South Oxhey, William Morris Hall (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Ricky Fenson on bass.

621207A  7th December: Sutton, Red Lion Pub (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Colin Golding on bass.

621209A  9th or 10th December: London, Wetherby Arms Pub (without CW)
                   Audition of Bill Wyman.

621209B  9th December: London, Studio 51 (without BW & CW)
                   Note: No bass-player again.

621211A  11th December: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
                  Note: No bass-player.

621212A  12th December: Sidcup, Sidcup Art College (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Ricky Fenson on bass.

621214A  14th December: Windsor, Ricky Tick Club, Star And Garter Pub (without CW)
                   Note: First gig with BW on bass.

621215A  15th December: Richmond,   Sandover Hall (without CW)

621218A  18th December: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without CW)

621221A  21st December: Sutton, Red Lion Pub (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Colin Golding on bass for BW who couldn’t make it.

621222A  22nd December: Richmond, Sandover Hall (1st show) (without BW & CW)
621222B  22nd December: Richmond, Sandover Hall (2nd show) (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Ricky Fenson on bass substititing for BW and maybe Steve Harris
                             substituting for Tony Chapman on drums.

621226A  26th December: London, Piccadilly Jazz Club (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Ricky Fenson on bass and Carlo Little on drums.

621229A  29th December: London, Ealing Jazz Club (without CW)
 
621200A  late December: Blackheath, The Green Man (without BW & CW)
                   Note: With Ricky Fenson on bass.