December 5, 1969, Manchester, Odeon Theatre, UK
December 6, 1969, Newcastle, Odeon Theatre, UK
December 7, 1969, Edinburgh, Usher Hall, Scotland, UK
December 11, 1969, Bristol, Colston Hall, UK
December 12, 1969, London, Royal Albert Hall, UK
December 13, 1969, Southampton, Gaumont Theatre, UK
December 14, 1969, Birmingham, Odeon Theatre, UK
Touch My Life
Your Love is Alright
John Kirk writes:
"April 10, 1971 was an off date. They actually stayed at my parents house in Akron, Ohio. On Sunday, April 11, after Easter dinner at my parents, they played KOVE in Kent, Ohio. I remember Glenn playing the piano in the living room"
This is where the picture was taken that was later used for the cover of "You are the Music... We're Just The Band"!
September 4, 1971, Walsall Town Hall, West Midlands UK
Nigel Allan remembers: "Spoke to Mel a few years back, he remembers the gig. It was my first ever gig, stayed loyal ever since."
Note: "Touch My Life" can be found (though incomplete) on the bootleg cd "High Wired Act" (1997) on Strider SR 001 (USA).
Dallas, TX, USA
There was a radio broadcast of the concert and it's featured both on the official live CD "Way Back To The Bone: Live" [RRCD237, Receiver Records, UK, 1998] (1) and the bootleg CD High Wired Act (2).
Way Back To The Bone (1,2)
You Are The Music (We're Just The Band) (1,2)
Your Love Is Alright (1,2)
Black Cloud (1,2)
Keepin' Time (1)
Touch My Life (1)
Nigel Allan remembers:
"Went backstage met the band, got took back stage by a little west indian guy who was roadying for them...starstruck!!!!"
Bruce Bubier remembers:
"Here is an ad from the Evening Capital, the Annapolis newspaper. This would be the second time Trapeze played Annapolis. I lived one mile away. I did attend the Zappa show, but not the Trapeze. I wish that I had, but hey, I was just a dumb 14-year old!!"
Chuck Hutsler remembers:
"The admission fee was $5.00 per car load and they had quite a strong showing. My most vivid recollection of this show was that the band sounded better than Zep and during "Black Cloud", one of the roadies pulled Glenn's pants down, exposing his red bikini briefs, giving all the ladies in the crowd quite a thrill."
Nigel Allan remembers:
Mel introduced Glenn for the encores. He wore a white cheesecloth shirt and that thick bangle he had in the early Deep Purple days.