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13 October 1963 - Eric Clapton


Crawdaddy Club, Richmond Athletic Association Grounds Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey
United Kingdom
Show Notes: 

EC is recruited to join The Yardbirds earlier this month. He goes to see them perform at this gig and agrees to join. With this, his first full-time job in a band, EC launched his career as a professional musician.

The Crawdaddy Club was founded by Giorgio Gomelsky, the first manager of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds. He operated two clubs under the name. The first, and better known, was located in Richmond-upon-Thames - first at The Station Hotel and later relocated to the Richmond Athletic Association when a larger space was needed. The second Crawdaddy Club was located at The Star Hotel in Croydon until April 1964. After that date, its name was changed to The Star Club.