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14 July 1966 - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers

Location

Ricky Tick Club, Stoke Hotel Guildford, Surrey
United Kingdom
Band Lineup: 
John Mayall - Organ / Harmonica / Vocals
Eric Clapton - Guitar 
John McVie - Bass 
Hughie Flint - Drums
Show Notes: 
After 25 June, Eric failed to show up at several gigs as his time with the Bluesbreakers drew to a close. This was not one of them and he definitely performed with the band on this date. His last scheduled gig with the Bluesbreakers was 17 July at the Black Prince in Bexley, Southeast London. 
 
The Ricky-Tick was resident in a number of locations around Windsor, Berkshire from 1962. "Ricky-Tick Club Nights" were also promoted in 27 towns in England through 1966. One of first Ricky-Ticks was an upstairs room at The Star & Garter, Windsor. The most famous location was at Clewer Mead, Windsor. It was a semi-derelict river-side mansion with 58 rooms where the rent was £16 a week. Shows were promoted there from April 1964. (It was later torn down). Other locations included the Thames Hotel, Windsor, Guildford, Hounslow, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Slough, Newbury and Reading. Eric Clapton would play at its venues while in The Roosters, The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Cream.