YOUNGBLOODS GIG LIST 1968
January 5-7, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA , Ace of Cups
January 25-27, 1968 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Big Brother and The Holding Company, Electric Flag, , Ultimate Spinach (25th Fillmore)
February 5-7, 1968 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA Y, Paul Arnoldi
February 8-11, 1968 Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood , October Country
February 16-18 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco with Mount Rushmore , Phoenix.
February 21 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco with Blues Project, Siegel-Schwall, , Sons of Champlin, Wildflower, Lee Michaels
March 2, 1968 Freeborn Hall, UC Davis, CA, Crystal Syphon
March 15-16, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI The Rationals, The Up, James Gang
April 2, 1968 Petula Clark Show NBC-TV
April 3, 1968 Winterland, San Francisco, CA Grateful Dead, Electric Flag, It’s A Beautiful Day, Moby Grape, Mother Earth,
April 5-7, 1968 The Kaleidoscope, Hollywood, CA , Spirit, Genesis
May 5, 1968 Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA Country Weather, Frumious Bandersnatch, AB Skhy
May 10-12, 1968 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA Steve Miller Band, Kaleidoscope,
May 15, 1968 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA Big Brother and The Holding Company, Rejoice,
May 18-19, 1968 Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose
1st Annual Northern California Folk-Rock Festival Youngbloods played both days.
May 24-26, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA Kaleidoscope, Hour Glass
June 14-15, 1968 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR Kaleidoscope
Summer 68 Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach, CA
June 28-30, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA It’s A Beautiful Day, Santana Blues Band
Although the Youngbloods are on this Avalon poster, it is more likely that they played Sacramento on Friday and Saturday (28 and 29).
June 28-29, 1968 Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA Quicksilver Messenger Service, H.P. Lovecraft, Wake Forest
The Sound Factory was at 1817 Alhambra, and was the psychedelic Ballroom in Sacramento. If The Youngbloods were headlining in Sacramento, it explains why the Sir Douglas Quintet were on the bill at the Avalon. The Sound Factory was managed by former Avalon (and Crystal Ballroom) manager Whitey Davis, so some confusion or crossover in bookings is not far-fetched.
July 5, 1968 St. Elizabeth’s High School, Oakland, CA
July 14, 1968 Marina Green, San Francisco, CA Quicksilver Messenger Service, Electric Flag, Granny Goose and The Soul Chips, John Handy Quintet, Monty Waters, Free Spirits
Jazz Action Movement (JAM) Benefit
This outdoor show was reviewed in detail by teenage diarist Faren Miller. The Electric Flag featured Hoshal Wright instead of Mike Bloomfield (who had quit). The Youngbloods were a trio (Banana, JC Young, Joe Bauer) for this show, presaging future developments (see August 15, 1968).
August 2, 1968 San Quentin Prison, San Quentin, CA
August 11, 1968 “Private Beach” Davenport, CA Quicksilver Messenger Service, West, Phoenix, Charlie Musslewhite Blues Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Flamin’ Groovies
August 15-17, 1968 Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA Taj Mahal, Youngbloods
The afternoon of the 15th, at SFO International Airport, Jerry Corbitt announced he wasn’t prepared to fly. This was probably a culmination of many other issues, but Corbitt left the group.
August 29, 30, 31 - Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, It’s A Beautiful Day, Initial Shock.
September 1-2 1968 Sky River Rock Festival, Sultan, WA.
September 22, 1968 Del Mar Fairgrounds, CA. Grateful Dead, Buddy Miles Express, QMS, Phoenix, Ace Of Cups and more…
September 27 - 28 New Orleans House, Berkeley CA. The Crabs.
October 1 1968 Love-U District Festival, Seattle WA. Country Weather, Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck and more…
October 5 1968 Sacramento, CA Grateful Dead.
October 18 1968- Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA. Creedence Clearwater Revival
October 31 1968- eagles Auditorium, Seattle. WA.
November 22-23 Fillmore east, NY. Iron Butterfly, Canned heat.
December 31 1968 Fillmore West San Francisco CA. Vanilla Fudge, Cold Blood, Richie Havens.