Annual File 1969

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Blind Faith made their debut gig in London's Hyde Park at a free concert in front of an estimated crowd of 100,000 fans. The concert was not particularly good, but the highlights were the unexpected version of "Under My Thumb" and Eric's amazing solo in "Sleeping in the Ground".

A short Scandinavian tour followed before a huge US tour. Blind Faith's American tour opened at the Newport Jazz festival on 11th July. The tour turned to be a disaster, at Madison Square Garden in New York there were riots, and everywhere there were disappointed audiences.

Clapton's first public appearence after returning from Blind Faith's American tour was as a member of the Plastic Ono Band, when John Lennon phoned to ask him to join the line-up for the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival. The long houl over the ocean witnessed a comical effort to rehearse with unamplified electric guitar in the first-class cabin of the jet. They played rock'n'roll oldies for half an hour before Yoko joined in.

While Blind Faith had been on the road, they were supported by American white soul act Delaney and Bonnie. Eric began spending more and more time with Delaney and his band, traveling from gig to gig on their bus and popping up the stage during their sets. Clapton sponsored a tour for Delaney and Bonnie in November and played on stage with them. They started in Germany, and went on to the UK and Scandinavia.

In Germany, they had a disastrous reception. The UK tour, which opened at the Royal Albert Hall on 1st December, was uneventful and George Harrison joined them for most of the UK dates.

Concert Details 18-Mar-1969Tue18-Mar-1969Staines Television StudiosStaines, Surrey (England)

Blind Faith - Blind Faith's opening concert
Concert Details 07-Jun-1969Sat07-Jun-1969Hyde ParkLondon (England)

Tour Details

Blind Faith - Scandinavian Tour
June 1969Blind Faith did a short 8 concert tour in Scandinavia after the Hyde Park concert and before going to America. There are only few dates known (not all of the schedules listed below are confirmed yet; see the tour details for more information).
Concert Details 12-Jun-1969Thu12-Jun-1969KulttuuritaloHelsinki (Finland)
Sat14-Jun-1969NjaardhallenOslo (Norway)
Mon16-Jun-1969Kungliga TennishallenStockholm (Sweden)
Concert Details 18-Jun-1969Wed18-Jun-1969Konserthallen Liseberg, Liseberg NöjesparkGöteborg (Sweden)
Thu19-Jun-1969K.B.-HallenKøbenhavn (Denmark)

Tour Details

Blind Faith - North American Tour
Concert Details 11-Jul-1969Fri11-Jul-1969Cancelled: Fort Adams State ParkNewport, Rhode Island (United States)
Sat12-Jul-1969Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York (United States)
Concert Details 13-Jul-1969Sun13-Jul-1969Kennedy StadiumBridgeport, Connecticut (United States)
Wed16-Jul-1969SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)
Concert Details 18-Jul-1969Fri18-Jul-1969University of Toronto, Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario (Canada)
Sat19-Jul-1969ForumMontreal, Quebec (Canada)
Concert Details 20-Jul-1969Sun20-Jul-1969Civic CenterBaltimore, Maryland (United States)
Wed23-Jul-1969War Memorial StadiumKansas City, Kansas (United States)
Concert Details 26-Jul-1969Sat26-Jul-1969Wisconsin State Fair ParkWest Allis, Wisconsin (United States)
Sun27-Jul-1969International AmphitheatreChicago, Illinois (United States)
Fri01-Aug-1969Sports ArenaMinneapolis, Minnesota (United States)
Sat02-Aug-1969Olympia StadiumDetroit, Michigan (United States)
Sun03-Aug-1969Kiel StadiumSt. Louis, Missouri (United States)
Fri08-Aug-1969Center ColiseumSeattle, Washington (United States)
Sat09-Aug-1969PNE ColiseumVancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
Sun10-Aug-1969Memorial ColiseumPortland, Oregon (United States)
Thu14-Aug-1969Almeda County ColiseumOakland, California (United States)
Fri15-Aug-1969ForumLos Angeles, California (United States)
Concert Details 16-Aug-1969Sat16-Aug-1969Fairgrounds ArenaSanta Barbara, California (United States)
Tue19-Aug-1969Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Texas (United States)
Concert Details 20-Aug-1969Wed20-Aug-1969Hemisfair ArenaSan Antonio, Texas (United States)
Fri22-Aug-1969Salt PalaceSalt Lake City, Utah (United States)
Sat23-Aug-1969Veterans Memorial ColiseumPhoenix, Arizona (United States)
Sun24-Aug-1969HIC ArenaHonolulu, Hawaii (United States)
Concert Details 26-Aug-1969Tue26-Aug-1969UCLA Pauley Pavilion
[this concert never happened]
Los Angeles, California (United States)

Plastic Ono Band - Toronto Rock and Roll Revival Festival
Concert Details 13-Sep-1969Sat13-Sep-1969University of Toronto, Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario (Canada)

Tour Details

Delaney and Bonnie - German Tour
Concert Details 26-Nov-1969Wed26-Nov-1969Radio Bremen StudiosBremen (Germany)
Thu27-Nov-1969JahrhunderthalleFrankfurt am Main-Höchst (Germany)
Fri28-Nov-1969MusikhalleHamburg (Germany)
Sat29-Nov-1969SportpalastKöln (Germany)

Tour Details

Delaney and Bonnie - U.K. Tour
Concert Details 01-Dec-1969Mon01-Dec-1969Royal Albert HallLondon (England)
Tue02-Dec-1969Colston HallBristol, Gloucestershire (England)
Wed03-Dec-1969Town HallBirmingham (England)
Thu04-Dec-1969City HallSheffield, South Yorkshire (England)
Fri05-Dec-1969City HallNewcastle-upon-Tyne (England)
Sat06-Dec-1969Empire TheatreLiverpool (England)
Concert Details 07-Dec-1969Sun07-Dec-1969Fairfield HallLondon-Croydon (England)

Tour Details

Delaney and Bonnie - Scandinavian Tour
08-Dec-1969<unknown> in Scandinavia
09-Dec-1969<unknown> in Scandinavia
Concert Details 10-Dec-1969Wed10-Dec-1969FalkonerteatretKøbenhavn (Denmark)
Thu11-Dec-1969FalkonerteatretKøbenhavn (Denmark)
Concert Details 12-Dec-1969Fri12-Dec-1969FalkonerteatretKøbenhavn (Denmark)

Plastic Ono Band - "Peace For Christmas" Charity Concert
Concert Details 15-Dec-1969Mon15-Dec-1969Lyceum in The Strand, Lyceum BallroomLondon (England)

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