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Correction to Johnny Meeks timeline

30 Mar 1960
SINGLE
Challenge 59076

More additions to Johnny Meeks timeline

1970s
Johnny Meeks toured in Merle Haggard’s band on bass guitar
Johnny Meeks played bass guitar on tracks on LPs by Merle Haggard
LPs
If We Make It Through December Capitol ST 11276 (1974)
…Presents His 30th Album Capitol ST 11331 (1974)
Keep Movin’ On Capitol ST 11365 (1975)
CDs
If We Make It Through December (coupled with another album)
BGO Records BGOCD650 (2007)
…Presents His 30th Album (coupled with another album)
BGO Records BGOCD640 (2004)
Keep Movin’ On (coupled with another album)
BGO Records BGOCD641 (2005)

Additions to Johnny Meeks Timeline

28 Mar 1960
Johnny Meeks played lead guitar on a single by Jerry Fuller & Diane Maxwell
SINGLE
Above And Beyond/One Heart Challenge 59074 (1960)
CD
Jerry Fuller A Double Life UK Ace CDCHD 1209 (2008)

Blue Caps Timeline

THE BLUE CAPS - A TIMELINE
October 1956 amend entry to
After the recording sessions, Gene plays a one week residency at the Criterion Theatre in Toronto in Canada, where Bob Benson, a guitarist from Boston MA, plays lead guitar.
Bob Benson

Blue Caps Timeline

THE BLUE CAPS - A TIMELINE
September 1956 amend to read
…Cliff Gallup also leaves. Russell Williford is drafted in to play lead guitar at two gigs at the Casino Royale in Washington before flying to Hollywood to mime with the group in the movie. After this, the group embarks on a mini tour including dates in the mid-west, New York, and The Casino in Toronto in Canada.
October 1956 add to entry
After the recording sessions, Gene plays a one week residency at the Criterion Theatre in Toronto in Canada, where an unidentified guitarist from Boston MA plays lead guitar.
November 1956 amend to read
Russell Williford returns and Teddy Crutchfield joins to play rhythm guitar for a Canadian tour and a residency at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas NV.

Thanks to Kevin Carey & Russell Williford

Bill Mack’s reappearance in the Blue Caps

THE BLUE CAPS - A TIMELINE
May 1958
Amend to read “…D J Fontana takes over. During the tour, Gene decides to reinstate the Clapper Boys, so Grady is joined by Max Lipscomb in this rôle, and Bill Mack rejoins on bass guitar. After the tour the group play a few more gigs in the USA then disband.”

The Blue Caps play live 2005

THE BLUE CAPS - A TIMELINE
October 2005, Johnny Meeks, Dickie Harrell and Tommy Facenda play a gig called Bop Street (A tribute to Gene Vincent) in Van Nuys, California, USA