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                                       1967

                             
Summer, 1967 - band formation

              Personnel: D.Arbus, R.Caines, G.Nicholson, M.Price, S.Rossiter
                                                                         as
                                                        Electric Light Orchestra
                     
(DL-PS, According to R.Caines and G.Nicholson- interview - link - link)
  
             06.09. Bamboo Club, St.Paul's Stret, Bristol 2 (off Portland Square) , UK (debut)
                        "The First ever appearance of the newly formed Electric Light           
                          Orchestra  the only soul and Tamla Sound from an electric                
LINK-Geoff's and Ed's statement!
                                                             violin and flute"
                                             (
DL-PS, place and year - GN, RC)

            
september and half of october - A Few gigs at the Bamboo Club, St.Pauls, Bristol, UK
                                                               (DL, GN, RC)

                        
Personnel: D.Arbus (Jesus Yabochinsky), R.Caines (Tunis Biart), G.Nicholson,
                                                               M.Price, S.Rossiter

                                                                           as
                                                            Picture of Dorian Gray

             01-25.11."The 2 Gentelmen of Verona" W.Shakespear, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK  (DL-PS, GN)
                             The band was responsible for the musical setting, including the song- "Who is Silvia?".
                             Director - Stuart Burge. Performances on:

                                                            01.11. - Wednesday, 07:15 pm
                                                            02.11. - Thursday, 07:45 pm
                                                            03.11. - Friday, 07:45 pm
                                                            04.11. - Saturday, 07:45 pm
                                                            06.11. - Monday, 07:15 pm
                                                            08.11. - Wednesday, 07:15 pm
                                                            09.11. - Thursday, 07:45 pm
                                                            11.11. - Saturday, 07:45 pm
                                                            13.11. - Monday, 07:15 pm
                                                            15.11. - Wednesday, 07:15 pm
                                                            16.11. - Thursday, 07:45 pm
                                                            18.11. - Saturday, 07:45 pm
                                                            20.11. - Monday, 07:15 pm
                                                            22.11. - Wednesday, 07:15 pm
                                                            23.11. - Thursday, 07:45 pm
                                                            25.11. - Saturday, 07:45 pm

                                                                     
1967 / 1968

                       Personnel: D.Arbus, R.Caines, G.Nicholson, M.Price, S.Rossiter, L.Sherman
                                                                          as
                                                            Picture of Dorian Gray



            
december / january - Several  gigs at  Bristol and sourranding area , UK (GN)
                                          

                                       1968
             Personnel: D.Arbus, R.Caines, G.Nicholson, M.Price, S.Rossiter, T.Brace, A.Read
                                                                          as
                                                            Picture of Dorian Gray

              ??.??  Kingston Art College, UK, with Graham Bond (GN,AR)
              ??.??  Victoria Rooms, Bristol, UK (GN, AR)
              ??.??  Ross on Wye Festival, UK (AR, GN)

              26.02.Keynes College, Bristol, UK (GN)

              
03.03. Bristol University Rag Ball, UK (GN, AR)
              09.03. Rutherford College dining Hall, University of Kent, UK, (7-12 pm) with Ten Years After (DL, GN, AR, Poster)

             
01.04. "April Fool's Dance", The College of Commerce, Bristol, Unity Street, UK, with The Oscar Bicycle (DL-PS)
              27.04. "Annual Dance", Mayfair Suite, New Bristol Centre, Frogmore Street, Bristol, UK, z Pentworth's People  (DL)

             
14.05. "Dancing '68", Grand Spa Ballroom, Bristol, UK, with Radio 1 D.J. Ed Stewart  (DL-PS)
              17.05. "Annual Dance", Mayfair Suite, New Bristol Centre, Frogmore Street, Bristol, UK, z Workshop  (DL-PS)

                        Personnel: D.Arbus, R.Caines (Myron Cain), G.Nicholson, A.Read, T.Brace, S.Rossiter                                                                              as

                                                            East of Eden

           
            
25.05. The 69 Club, Manor House, Lake, Isle of Wight, UK, with Cherokees
                        First gig as East of Eden (ex-Picture of Dorian Gray)  (DL, AR, GN, Poster)

                        
Personnel: D.Arbus, R.Caines (Myron Cain), G.Nicholson, A.Read, T.Brace, T.Addison

             04.06. Bristol College of Commerce Students Union, "Soul meets Blues", Grand Spa Ballroom, Bristol, UK
                        with Mike Cotton Sound, Lucas, Dennis Mann Band, Chicken Shack; in ads as Picture of Dorian
                       Gray  (DL-PS, GN,AR)
            
22.06. The First Holiness Kitschgarden for the Liberation of Love & Peace in Colours,
                        Houtrusthallen, Haga, Holandia, with Traffic, Blonde on Blonde, Tyranosaurus Rex, others
                        (data, place, name - DL-PS, year, town, country - AR i GN)

                        Personnel: D.Arbus, R.Caines (Myron Cain), G.Nicholson, A.Read, T.Brace, T.Fennell 

                        *   -  as Resident Band at Dug-Out Club, Bristol, Tuesday,
                        ** -  as Resident Band at Marquee, London,Thursday, from august to december

              23.07. 19:30-22:30 Dug-Out Club, Park Row, Bristol, UK, with Plastic Dog  (data, place, support-DL-PS;
                         place, year - GN i AR) The First of four gigs at Dug-Out Club *

              24.07. - 28.07.  The period in which the group spent three days participating in recording The "Party"
                         scene for the film "Laughter in the dark"; recordings were made in Hammersmith, London, UK (MM,AR)
             
30.07. 19:30-22:30 Dug-Out Club, Park Row, Bristol, UK, with Plastic Dog  (data, place, support-DL-PS;
                         place, year - GN i AR) The Second of four gigs at Dug-Out Club *

              06.08. Marquee, London, UK, with A.Brown  -  Debut in Marquee Club (NME, MMF) **
              
09.08. Roundhouse, London, UK, with Family, Action, Deviants, Eclection,  Plastic Dream, 
                        Juniors Eyes - link
   (according to G.Nicholson- first gig in London
              10.08. The 69 Club, Manor House, Lake, Isle of Wight, UK, with Cherokees ( DL-PS, GN i AR)
              22.08. Marquee, London, UK, with Nice (NME)**
              
28.08. Eel Pie Island, Twickenhm,UK, with Nice (NME)


              03.09. Marquee, London, UK, with Jethro Tull  (Traffic were included  in Marquee Programme.
                         In e-mail, 
Al Read wrote that he remember Jethro Tull)  (NME, Contract)**
              
06.09. Blaises South Kesington, UK, jam with Jefferson Airplane nd Doors  - (according to G.Nicholson)
                         (In first e-mail, Al Read wrote that this gig was in Speakeasy, London. But in last e-mail, from July     
                          2012, he wrote: "Geoff is probably right on the venue (Blaises not Speakeasy)" 
                          

     

                         
Personnel: D.Arbus, R.Caines, G.Nicholson, S.York, D.Dufort
        
              
17.09. Marquee, London, UK, with Family (NME, Contract)**
           
   28.09. Mothers, Birmingham, UK, with Keef Hartley (NME, DL)
             
29.09. "Carnival on the waves", Music Showboat, Dover to Boulogne, UK-F, with: Amen Corner, Spread,
                         J.Walker, Cupid's Inspiration, Blue Horizon Blues Band     (Link)  (DL)(by GN, the band didn't play)

                         
Tour in Switzerland

              08-15.10.* (first version - according to G.Nicholson) (according to S.York)
              
05-28.10.** (second version -  according to G.Nicholson)

                         1.Grand Passage, Geneva   (one week)
                         2. British Embassy, Geneva 
(interview-S.York and photo) (didn't play, they were just at the party-GN)
                         3. Clubs in Zurich, Switzerland (only one week*)

              12.10. "Strobe Club", (Salle du Pavillon), 08:30 pm, Montreux, Switzerland (Poster, DL)

              30.10. Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, UK, with The Who, Proteus, David Booth  (NME, MM, ITA)
              31.10. Marquee, London, UK,  with Timebox (NME, MM )**

              06.11. Marquee, London, UK,  with Eclection (NME, MM) **
              
16.11. Mothers, Birmingham, UK, with Ron Geesin, Hanson, Carlsson (Flyer, MM, DL)
              20.11. Marquee, London, UK,  with Love Sculpture   (NME) ** 
              22.11. Moseley and Balsall Heath Institute, Birmingham, Moseley Road, UK, with Third Ear Band  (DL)
        
              
12.12. Marquee, London, UK,  with Spice    (NME) **
             
14.12. Speakeasy, London, UK, with Taj Mahal, G.Fame, M.Mitchel (RC, SY - interview - link) (?)
             
 21.12. Mothers, Birmingham, UK, with: first ver - Skip Bifferty (Flyer)
                                                                            second ver. - Taj Mahal (?), Edgar Broughton Band (
Flyer)
              26.12. Marquee, London, UK,  with Ten Years After (NME, ITA) **


                                                

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