Wednesday, August 6, 2014

1966 "Where the Action Is" Spring Tour

Back to the Dick Clark Package Tours and the year 1966.  Gary Lewis and the Playboys headlined the first "Where the Action Is" tour along with show regulars Paul Revere and the Raiders, Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott and the Knickerbockers.  There wasn't that much to differentiate between the Caravans and these tours except that the bill was filled out with the TV show regulars instead of one-hit wonders at the bottom of the bill.  This tour was reported to have begun on April 5 but I haven't found the first several dates.



 
4/9/66 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/11/66  Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/12/66 Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, TX

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/13/66 Music Hall, Houston, TX

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 
4/14/66 Southern State College, Magnolia, AR

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

4/15/66  Little Rock, AR
 
Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott
 
4/16/66 ISU Arena, Terra Haute, IN

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/17/66  Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 
4/19/66  Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders,

 

4/20/66 Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, LaCrosse, WI

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/21/66  WBAY Auditorium, Green Bay, WI

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders

 

4/22/66  International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/23/66 Coliseum, Columbia, SC

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/66  Pittsburgh, PA




Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott


4/27/66  Ft. Wayne, IN

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/28/66  Akron, OH

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/29/66  Dayton, OH

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

4/30/66  Fairgrounds Coliseum, Louisville, KY

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys

 

5/1/66  Evansville, KY

Talent: Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

5/1/66  Owensboro, KY

Talent: Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

5/2/66 UC Fieldhouse Armory, Cincinnati, OH

Talent: Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 
5/6/66 City Arena, Norfolk, VA

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

5/7/66  Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

Talent: Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

5/8/66  City Auditorium, Atlanta, GA

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys

 

5/9/66 Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

5/11/66  Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys

 

5/14/66 Columbus, GA

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

 

5/15/66 Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA

Talent: Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & Raiders, Billy Joe Royal, Steve Alaimo, Knickerbockers, Viceroys, Linda Scott

12 comments:

  1. What a pleasant surprise to come upon this website! I attended the show in Louisville on April 30,1966. I was just two months shy of ten at the time, and it was my first rock concert. My mother ended up giving Mark Lindsay and two of the Knickerbockers a ride to the Fairgrounds after they missed their bus at the Holiday Inn on Second Street. All the kids sat on top of each other in the back seat to make room.

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  2. Great story! Boy, times have changed, haven't they? Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I went to this concert in 1966 in Biloxi, MS. But the venue isn't listed here. Was there also a Fall tour that year?

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  4. April 23, 1966, long island arena, commack, rock and roll show....any ideas ?.....still have ticket !

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  6. This is a video segment for the "Where The Action Is" TV show that shows a behind-the-scene look at that 1966 "Where The Action Is" Spring Tour with Paul Revere & the Raiders during their 5/2/66 UC Fieldhouse Armory, Cincinnati, OH concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE-r0oCjfgE

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  7. I attended the stop in New Orleans in 1966 and remember Sam the Sham and the Pharohs being on the bill, mainly because my sister and I were under the stands when they arrived in thier limo. Also Fang of Paul Revere and the Raiders running and sliding on stage which pulled his amp over!

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  8. I attended the show in Madison, Wisconsin but, I'm sure Billy Joe Royal wasn't on the bill that night. This was my second concert. The first concert I ever attended was the Byrd's with the New Colony Six at the same venue, the Orpheum Theater a few months earlier. I had turned 12 years old in October 1965.

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  9. Does anybody remember a band called Spontaneous Generation as part of a Paul Revere and the Raiders show in Atlanta?

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  10. Saw this one too (Magnolia, AR), pushing 9 years old. Again my mother and her friends took me and my brother.

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  11. Tour dates are listed in the book "Where The Action Was: On the Inside of the Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll" by Mark "Hoss" Amans (pages 84-85). Link: https://books.google.com/books?id=ANLFjcaoTQsC&source=gbs_navlinks_s

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