Friday, April 11, 2014

1965 Caravan of Stars - Fall Tour


Peter and Gordon once again headline this Caravan unit, toruing for five weeks in August and September.  Dick Clark had signed British talent Tom Jones and Van Morrison's Them for this unit but Them cancelled out at the last minute.  Instead, he turned to CAlifornia folk-rock group the Turtles to replace them.  The Turtles didn't join the Caravan until it had been on the road for a couple of weeks.





 

8/3/65 Raleigh Co. Armory, Beckley, WVA

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice



 

8/5/65  Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, SC

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/9/65 Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

  
8/14/65 Convention Hall, Conneaut Lake Park, OH

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/15/1965  Civic Center, Charleston, WVA

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Jive Five, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/16/65 National Guard Armory, Sandusky, OH


Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/17-18/1965  Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, IL

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

 
8/23/65  Tiger Stadium, Hopkinsville, KY

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/25/65    City Auditorium, Atlanta, GA

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/25/65  Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/26/65 Coliseum, Florence, AL

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/27/1965 Coliseum, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 

8/   /1965   Akron, OH

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 
8/29/1965 Memorial Stadium Terra Haute, IN

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice




8/31/1965 Onondaga Co. War Memorial, Syracuse, NY

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 
8/?/1965  Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 
9/2/65 Bushnell Auditorium, Hartford, CT

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 
9/9/65 Boys Club Auditorium, Pittsfield, MA

Talent: Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, Turtles, Shirelles, Ronnie Dove, Mel Carter, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Jimmy Ford & Executives, Jimmy Rice, Timothy Rice

 
 This final show was cancelled when Peter and Gordon made other bookings that conflicted with this date.

4 comments:

  1. Terry Kath (on Bass Guitar), and Walter Parazaider ( on Sax, Woodwinds), joined up with Jimmy Ford & The Executives prior to this tour. This was a "Key" element, of the 2 "Original" co-founding members of the group CTA / Chicago , , , that led to the formation of their famous band. (Note; in the above photo of Peter & Gordon, Terry Kath can be seen, in between them, playing Bass Guitar)

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  2. Hi:

    I am the owner of the original 8 X 10 glossy of the Peter & Gordon photo that you have used. It has been passed around since I first published it on Facebook six years ago. I don't mind it being used as long as credit for its source is given. I can provide a second photo that includes Tom Jones under the same condition. Email me at james.m.owston@gmail.com

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    1. James, I tried to email you to that address, but it wouldn't go through. I would like to ask you a question about that photo, can you email me at maitaitiki@gmail.com? Thanks!

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  3. This tour with Peter & Gordon, et al., played in Chattanooga, TN at Memorial Auditorium. I will try to find the date. I covered the concert for the Chattanooga News-Free Press, and have photos and a copy of my published interview.

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