Townes Van Zandt Timeline & Appearance Schedule 1940s-1960s

with selected setlists, photos, posters, articles, and links

Version 7/23/2019 by Hans & Len with assistance from Patrick

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EVENT TYPE: P=Performance LE=Life event O=Record releases & other career events
Year Mon Day(s) Ty pe Location City State /Country Notes Sources Other source info Certainty
194437LETownes van Zandt is bornFort WorthTXseveralTownes parents were : Harris Williams & Dorothy Townes van Zandt1
1952LE the van Zandt family moved to Midland -TXMidlandTXseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1 1952-xx-xx -Carl Smith and Hank Williams
   1952-xx-xx -Carl Smith and Hank Williams
2 1952-xx-xx -Harris Fort Worth Texas City Directory
   1952-xx-xx -Harris Fort Worth Texas City Directory
3 1952-xx-xx -Harris Fort Worth Texas City Directory
   1952-xx-xx -Harris Fort Worth Texas City Directory
1953LE the van Zandt family moved to Billings -MTBillingsMTseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown / Townes father Harris was in the Billings City Directory from 1954 until late 1957 or early 1958
1 1953-xx-xx -Harris Midland Texas City Directory
   1953-xx-xx -Harris Midland Texas City Directory
2 1953-xx-xx -Harris Midland Texas City Directory
   1953-xx-xx -Harris Midland Texas City Directory
19569earlyLETownes started @ Lincoln Junior High SchoolBillingsMTseveral / Townes sister : Donna Spence2exact date unkown
1 1956-xx-xx -Harris Billings Montana City Directory
   1956-xx-xx -Harris Billings Montana City Directory
2 1956-xx-xx -Harris Billings Montana City Directory
   1956-xx-xx -Harris Billings Montana City Directory
195699LETownes saw Elvis Presley appearing @ the Ed Sullivan ShowBillingsMTseveral / Townes sister : Donna Spence1
19561225LETownes received his first guitar as a Christmas giftBillingsMThis father asked Townes to learn play "Fraulein" > he could play it already before newyearsdayseveral / Townes sister : Donna Spence"Fraulein" written by Lawton Williams was a big hit for Bobby Helms then1
1 1956-12-25  Townes first guitar under the Christmas tree
   1956-12-25 Townes first guitar under the Christmas tree
1958LEthe van Zandt family moved to Boulder-COBoulderCOseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1 1958-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School class photo
   1958-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School class photo
2 1958-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School class photo
   1958-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School class photo
3 1958-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
   1958-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
4 1958-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
   1958-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
19589earlyLETownes started @ Boulder High SchoolBoulderCOseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1959LEthe van Zandt family moved to Barrington-ILBarringtonILseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1 1959-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School graduation page 1
   1959-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School graduation page 1
2 1959-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School graduation page 2
   1959-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School graduation page 2
3 1959-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School graduation page 2
   1959-xx-xx -Donna Boulder High School graduation page 2
4 1959-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
   1959-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
5 1959-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
   1959-xx-xx -Harris Boulder Colorado City Directory
6 1959-xx-xx -Sam-Lightnin-Hopkins
   1959-xx-xx -Sam-Lightnin-Hopkins
1959LETownes started @ Barrington-IL HighschoolBarringtonILseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1960LE Townes started @ the Shattuck Military AcademyFaribaultMNseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1 1960-xx-xx -Barrington HighSchool-Barrington-IL
   1960-xx-xx -Barrington HighSchool-Barrington-IL
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3 --
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4 1960-xx-xx -ties
   1960-xx-xx -ties
5 1960-xx-xx -ties or 1970ties unknown year-a young TVZ
   1960-xx-xx -ties or 1970ties unknown year-a young TVZ
6 1960-xx-xx -ties Shattuck High School-townes-van-zandt-04
   1960-xx-xx -ties Shattuck High School-townes-van-zandt-04
7 1960-xx-xx -ties Townes archive photo 1
   1960-xx-xx -ties Townes archive photo 1
8 1960-xx-xx -ties-Townes archive Photo 2
   1960-xx-xx -ties-Townes archive Photo 2
9 1960-xx-xx -ties TVZ
   1960-xx-xx -ties TVZ
10 1960-xx-xx -ties-TvZ-Unknown Year 1a
   1960-xx-xx -ties-TvZ-Unknown Year 1a
11 1960-xx-xx -ties-TvZ Unknown Year 1
   1960-xx-xx -ties-TvZ Unknown Year 1
12 1960-xx-xx -Townes Barrington
   1960-xx-xx -Townes Barrington
13 1960-xx-xx -Townes Barrington
   1960-xx-xx -Townes Barrington
14 1960-xx-xx -Townes Boulder High School class photo
   1960-xx-xx -Townes Boulder High School class photo
15 1960-xx-xx -Townes Boulder High School class photo
   1960-xx-xx -Townes Boulder High School class photo
1961210 & 11O/PShattuck's Shumway AuditoriumFaribaultMNperformances of Kurt Weill's folk opera "Down In The Valley" with other Shattuck students the Daily Inter Lake 1961-01-27 page 6JPEG available1
1 1961-02-10  and 11 Shattucks Shumway Auditorium
   1961-02-10 and 11 Shattucks Shumway Auditorium
1 1961-xx-xx -Rambling Jack Elliot and Woody Guthrie
   1961-xx-xx -Rambling Jack Elliot and Woody Guthrie
2 1961-xx-xx -Shattucks St. Mary School
   1961-xx-xx -Shattucks St. Mary School
3 1961-xx-xx -Shattuck-St Marys School
   1961-xx-xx -Shattuck-St Marys School
1962late springLETownes is graduated @ ShattuckFatibaultMNseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1 1962-xx-xx -Graduation photo-Shattuck yearbook
   1962-xx-xx -Graduation photo-Shattuck yearbook
2 1962-xx-xx -Townes Shattuck graduation-cropped
   1962-xx-xx -Townes Shattuck graduation-cropped
3 1962-xx-xx -Townes Shattuck graduation
   1962-xx-xx -Townes Shattuck graduation
4 1962-xx-xx -Townes Shattuck graduation
   1962-xx-xx -Townes Shattuck graduation
1962summerLETownes worked at the Pecos-west Texas oilfieldsPecosTXduring this weeks visited Townes old friends from his Faribault period (Luke Sharpe and others)in Dallas-Fort Worth or OklahomaA Deeper Blue page : 322exact date unknown
19629earlyLETownes started @ the University of ColoradoBoulderCOseveralseveral sources available2exact date unknown
1962108LETownes had a false start @ the U of C and quietly withdrew from school after barely a month of classesBoulderCOA Deeper Blue page : 331
19631xxLE Townes started a second attempt @ the University of ColoradoBoulderCOalso this second attempt was problematic > Townes was almost always to drunk to follow the lessonsA deeper Blue page : 342exact date(s) unknown
19631lateLETownes fell or jumped from his 3th Floor Varsity Manor apartment balconyBoulderCOin a recorded interview with Bill Hedgepath Townes later tells he lived on the fourth storeyseveral2exact date unknown
19639xxLETownes saw Fran Petters @ Tulagi'sBoulderCOTownes worked there as doorman/bouncerseveral2exact date unknown
1963xxxx PBarefood Charley'sBoulderCO several appaerances his friend & roommate Bob Myrick managed this venue A Deeper Blue & To Live's To Fly Townes wrote here his first songs (among others Tecumseh Valley /Fraternity Blues)2exact date(s) unknown / Bob Dylan's One To Many Mornings was one of the songs Townes played many times
19641 & 2xxPBarefood Charley'sBoulderCOseveral appaerances his friend & roommate Bob Myrick managed this venue A Deeper Blue page : 40 & 412exact dates unknown
19643-4-5-6Mar 14 until Jun 19LEthe Titus Harris ClinicGalvestonTXinsulin coma & electro shock therapy > almost 40 treatmentsarticle1
196537LEthe family fishing camp / boathouseGalvestonTX quiet celebrate of Townes 21th birthday with his familyA Deeper Blue & To Live's To Fly1
1 1965-xx-xx -xx-xx-Sand Mountain Coffeehouse-Houston-TX
   1965-xx-xx -xx-xx-Sand Mountain Coffeehouse-Houston-TX
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1965825LEthe Petroleum ClubHoustonTX celebration Townes & Fran's marriageseveral 1
1965825 & 26LERiver Oaks Baptist Church-Townes married Fran Petters *HoustonTX severalthe wedding ceremony took place @ 25 aug.Celebration @ 26 aug.*1*because of an new military daft law taking effect the 26th of august > otherwise Townes possibly had to go to Vietnam
1965middle /lateLETownes met Guy Clark during a pickin' party at Pete Gardner's House HoustonTXWithout Killed or Caught by Tamara Saviano2exact date unknown
196511 or 12xxPunknown location possibly Pete Gardner's houseHoustonTXwith Pete Wheeler (?) ,Paul Johnson ,Amy Goodenough ,Guy Clark & Sarah Wigginssetlist availableTxt file available2 or 3venue & exact date unknown
19651213Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's house & broadcasted 1965-12-15 @ KRBE-fm **HoustonTXalso Carolyn Terry ,Don Evans ,Bob Gaston ,Robin Rinker ,Dickinson Glee with Mandoline Soceity and Tom Reid performedlist of dates + the setlists available PNG + setlist available1** The Sampler Show was a weekly at Monday live recorded and at Wednesday broacasted show on KRBE fm -hosted by Pete Gardner
1 1965-12-13  Pete Gardners House-live at the Sampler Show
   1965-12-13 Pete Gardners House-live at the Sampler Show
2 1965-12-13  the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
   1965-12-13 the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
1965xxxx PJester LoungeHoustonTX several appearances-sometimes opening for Ligtnin' HopkinsA Deeper Blue & To Live's To Fly A Deeper Blue & To live's to Fly available2unknown dates
1965xxxxPSand Mountain CoffeehouseHoustonTXseveral appearancesthe Daily Texan 1970-11-11PDF available2unknown dates >performances already in 1965 are a little unsure
196613Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's houseHoustonTXalso Bob Gaston ,Beverly Wehking ,Carolyn Terry ,Carl Snyder and Jerry Jeff Walker performedavailable list with dates @ the Houston Folk Music Archives PNG available1the Sampler Show was a weekly on Monday live recorded and at Wednesday broadcasted show at KRBE fm hosted by Pete Gardner live from his house
1 1966-01-03  live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
   1966-01-03 live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
2 1966-01-03  the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
   1966-01-03 the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
1 1966-xx-xx -1822 Broadway during the mid and late 1960ties the location building of the Beaumont Halfway Cafe on the second floor
   1966-xx-xx -1822 Broadway during the mid and late 1960ties the location building of the Beaumont Halfway Cafe on the second floor
2 1966-xx-xx -Sand Mountain Coffeehouse
   1966-xx-xx -Sand Mountain Coffeehouse
3 1966-xx-xx -the Jester Lounge-Houston-TX-1966
   1966-xx-xx -the Jester Lounge-Houston-TX-1966
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1966110Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's houseHoustonTXalso Amy Goodenough ,John Lomax ,Susan Spaw ,Paul Johnson and Jerry Jeff Walker performedA list with digital tapes made by Pete Gardner donated by the Gardner family to the Houston Folk Music ArchivesPNG available1the Sampler Show was a weekly on Monday live recorded and at Wednesday broadcasted show at KRBE fm hosted by Pete Gardner live from his house
1 1966-01-10  live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
   1966-01-10 live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
2 1966-01-10  the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
   1966-01-10 the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
1966115 + 16Pthe Beaumont Halfway CoffeehouseBeaumontTXTownes tells this at the 1966-01-03 recorded version of Pete Gardner's Sampler show Txt file available1
1966122 + 23Pthe Beaumont Halfway CoffeehouseBeaumontTXTownes tells this at the 1966-01-03 recorded version of Pete Gardner's Sampler show Txt file available1
1966125LETownes father : Harris Williams van Zandt died suddenlyHoustonTXthe funeral /services was in the River Oaks Baptist Churchthe Texas death index 1903-2000 + Austin American StatesmanPDF + PNG available1
1 1966-01-25  Townes father dies suddenly
   1966-01-25 Townes father dies suddenly
2 1966-01-25  Townes father Harris Van Zandt died suddenly
   1966-01-25 Townes father Harris Van Zandt died suddenly
196627Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's houseHoustonTXalso Gary White ,Don Sanders and Jerry Jeff Walker performedA list with digital tapes made by Pete Gardner donated by the Gardner family to the Houston Folk Music ArchivesPNG available1the Sampler Show was a weekly on Monday live recorded and at Wednesday broadcasted show at KRBE fm hosted by Pete Gardner live from his house
1 1966-02-07  live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
   1966-02-07 live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
2 1966-02-07  the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
   1966-02-07 the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
1966214Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's houseHoustonTXalso Gary White ,Susan Spaw ,Amy Goodenough and Jerry Jeff Walker performedA list with digital tapes made by Pete Gardner donated by the Gardner family to the Houston Folk Music ArchivesPNG available1the Sampler Show was a weekly on Monday live recorded and at Wednesday broadcasted show at KRBE fm hosted by Pete Gardner live from his house
1 1966-02-14  live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
   1966-02-14 live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
2 1966-02-14  the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
   1966-02-14 the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
1966224PJewish Community CentreHoustonTX with Jerry Jeff WalkerTo Live's To Fly + a list with digital tapes donated by Pete Gardner to the Houston Folk Music ArchivesPNG available1**Pete Gardner House is were Townes and Guy Clark met late 1965
1966-02-24 (txt) 2 1966-02-24  JCC Centre-Houston-TX
   1966-02-24 JCC Centre-Houston-TX
3 1966-02-24  Jerry Jeff Walker and Townes Van Zandt at the Jewisch Community Centre-Houston-TX
   1966-02-24 Jerry Jeff Walker and Townes Van Zandt at the Jewisch Community Centre-Houston-TX
4 1966-02-24  Jewish Centre-Houston-TX
   1966-02-24 Jewish Centre-Houston-TX
1966314P the Sampler Show live recorded @ the home of Rick & Louise AckHoustonTXalso Susan Spaw ,Pete Gardner ,Carolyn Terry and Gary White performedA list with digital tapes made by Pete Gardner donated by the Gardner family to the Houston Folk Music ArchivesPNG available1the Sampler Show was a weekly broadcasted show hosted every Monday by Pete Gardner live from his house and broadcasted at KRBE fm
1 1966-03-14  live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
   1966-03-14 live at Pete Gardners House-the Sampler Show at KRBE fm
2 1966-03-14  the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
   1966-03-14 the Sampler Show-Houston-TX
19661 or 2xxPunknown venueHoustonTXwith Jerry Jeff WalkerA list with digital tapes made by Pete Gardner donated by the Gardner family to the Houston Folk Music ArchivesPNG + textfile available2unknown location + date > pre recording 1966-02-24
1966xxxx PJester LoungeHoustonTX several appearancesofficial released :live @ the Jester Lounge-sometimes opening for Lightnin' Hopkinsrecordings available2exact dates unknown
1966xxxx PSand Mountain CoffeehouseHoustonTX several appearancesTo Live's To Fly -sometimes Wrecks Bell openedA Deeper Blue available2 or 3exact dates unknown
1966xxxxP(David Hargis's) Beaumont Halfway CoffeehouseBeaumontTX several appearancesavailable articles -other regular performers Guy Clark,Jery Jeff Walker,Janis Joplin & othersarticle available2 or 3exact dates unknown
1966 or 1967 xxxxPthe Dust BowlTulsaOK G.Barnes article in the Deseret News-1990/09/062 or 3exact dates unknown
1966 or 1967 xxxxO + Pthe ZodiacOklahoma CityOK with Guy Clark & Doc Watsonduring on of these gigs mettet Townes a few who became good friends from Austin TX -the later Delta (Mama) Boys2Wikipedea
19671 or 2 ??xx Pthe Second FretPhiladelphiaPA opening for Todd Rundgren's Woody Truck StopRay Benson (Asleep At The Wheel) article article & possible poster available2 or 3exact date unknown/ but must have been in or before May >In May left Todd Rundgrenn Woody's Truckstop to form the psychedelic rockband Nazz
1 1967-xx-xx -Caddo Parish Studdard
   1967-xx-xx -Caddo Parish Studdard
2 1967-xx-xx -Cado Parish Studdard III and TVZ at the 11th Door-Austin TX
   1967-xx-xx -Cado Parish Studdard III and TVZ at the 11th Door-Austin TX
3 1967-xx-xx -C.L.Milburn
   1967-xx-xx -C.L.Milburn
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5 1967-xx-xx -Sand Mountain Coffeehouse
   1967-xx-xx -Sand Mountain Coffeehouse
6 1967-xx-xx -the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-xx-xx -the 11th Door-Austin-TX
7 --
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8 --
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9 1967-xx-xx -TVZ with Cado Parish Studdard
   1967-xx-xx -TVZ with Cado Parish Studdard
10 1967-xx-xx -TVZ with Cado Parrish Studdard
   1967-xx-xx -TVZ with Cado Parrish Studdard
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1 1967-04-xx -Tapebox-Houston-TX
   1967-04-xx -Tapebox-Houston-TX
2 1967-04-xx -trailer tapes
   1967-04-xx -trailer tapes
3 1967-04-xx -TVZ-Agreement
   1967-04-xx -TVZ-Agreement
1 1967-06-xx -the Delta Boys
   1967-06-xx -the Delta Boys
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1967O + PTownes played on several occasions at the 11th Door with the Delta(Mama) BoysAustinTX the band were friends of Townes >sometimes with changing members :Cado Parish Studdard III & Richard Gammon- (or Matthew Moore at some days)Wikipedea & some Austin American Statesman newspapersPDF's available1 or 2Richard Gammon * was manager of the 11th Door in Austin-TX / Delta Mamma Blues is co-written by Cado Parrish Studdard III & Matthew Moore
1967313/14/15/16/17/18/19/20 /21/22/23/24 /25/26Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Allen Damron >during 1967 was Townes house act @ the 11th Door/ sometimes in the weekends accompanied by the the Delta Boysthe Rag 1967-03-13 &1967-03-20PDF's available1
1 1967-03-13  until 19 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-03-13 until 19 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
1967425/26/27 /28/29/30Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Bill Mossthe Rag 1967-04-24PDF available1
19674 or 5xx Pthe trailer were Townes & Fran lived at the timeAustinTX C.L.Milburn recordings known as "the Trailer Tapes"several > available recordings & old emails by C.L.Milburn + article in Austin American StatesmanPDF ,recordings ,contract & other rare items available2exact dates unknown
19675xx POhio Folk Festival @ the University of OhioAthensOH Eric Andersen in To Live's To Fly & Blue Riverarticle available 2 or 3exact dates unknown but the festival was in other years always in early or middle may !
196766/7/8/9 /10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX first week with Mike & Marylynthe Austin Summer Texan's 1967-06-06 & 1967-06-13 page :13both available1
1 1967-06-06  until 11 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-06-06 until 11 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
2 1967-06-06  until 18
   1967-06-06 until 18
3 1967-06-06  until 18 with the Delta Momma Boys
   1967-06-06 until 18 with the Delta Momma Boys
1 1967-06-12  until 18 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-06-12 until 18 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
1967710P4th annual Austin Music Festival @ the (Beverly S.Sheffield) Zilker Hillside TheaterAustinTX summer music festival-KHFI FM(know as 96.7 KISS.FM) / also Kenneth Threadgill + band -Sandy Rhodes & Allen Damron performedDPF's - article & Len's old list -Rod Kennedy was organiser PDF's available 1
1 1967-07-10  3
   1967-07-10 3
2 1967-07-10  4th annual music festival at Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX
   1967-07-10 4th annual music festival at Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX
3 1967-07-10  Zilker Hillside Theater
   1967-07-10 Zilker Hillside Theater
4 1967-07-10  Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX 3 and
   1967-07-10 Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX 3 and
5 1967-07-10  Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX 3
   1967-07-10 Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX 3
6 1967-07-10  Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX
   1967-07-10 Zilker Hillside Theatre-Austin-TX
1967711/12/13/14/15/16Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Carol Hedinthe Austin American StatesmanPDF available1
1 1967-07-11  until17-the 11th Door
   1967-07-11 until17-the 11th Door
2 1967-07-11  untll 17 2
   1967-07-11 untll 17 2
1967718/19/20 /21/22/23Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Carol Hedinthe Rag 1967-07-17 page : 11PDF available1
1 1967-07-22  and 23 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-07-22 and 23 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
1967814/15/16/17/18/19Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Bill Mossthe Austin American StatesmanPDF available1
1 1967-08-14  until 19 the 11th Door 2
   1967-08-14 until 19 the 11th Door 2
2 1967-08-14  until 19 the 11th Door-austin-TX
   1967-08-14 until 19 the 11th Door-austin-TX
1967102/3/4/5/6/7/8Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with P.J. & Amy Johnsonthe Austin American StatesmanPDF available1
1 1967-10-02  untll 08 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-10-02 untll 08 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
196710middlePthe 5th annual Corpus Cristi college Folk showCorpus CristiTX with Russ Thornberrythe Austin American StatesmanPDF available1 or 2exact dates unknown
19671120 & 21Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Paul Johnsonthe Rag 1967-11-20PDF available1
1 1967-11-20  and 21 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-11-20 and 21 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
19671123/24 /25/26Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Paul Johnsonthe Rag 1967-11-20PDF available1
1 1967-11-23 -24 and 25 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-11-23 -24 and 25 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
19671219/20 /21/22/23/24Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Bill Mossthe Rag 1967-12-18 page : 15PDF available1
1 1967-12-24  the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-12-24 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
19671226/27 /28/29/30/31Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Bill Mossthe Austin American StatesmanPDF available1
1 1967-12-26  until 31 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-12-26 until 31 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
1 1967-12-31  the 11th Door with the Delta Boys
   1967-12-31 the 11th Door with the Delta Boys
1967xxxx PSan Jacinto collegePasadenaTX Carlos Calbillo openeda facebook comment by "opener" Carlos Calbillo3exact date unknown-no other information
196812/3/4/5Pthe 11th DoorAustinTXwith jazz pianist Sean Seagle & P.J.Johnsonthe Austin American StatesmanJPEG available1
1 1968-01-02  until 06 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1968-01-02 until 06 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
1 1968-xx-xx -The Poppy Foundation-TvZ and Mandrake Memorial
   1968-xx-xx -The Poppy Foundation-TvZ and Mandrake Memorial
1 1968-01-xx -the Good News Coffeehouse-San Antonio-TX
   1968-01-xx -the Good News Coffeehouse-San Antonio-TX
1 1968-07-xx -Jack Clement flew to Los Angeles to help produce a two record LP for Townes-Page-0052
   1968-07-xx -Jack Clement flew to Los Angeles to help produce a two record LP for Townes-Page-0052
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196816Pthe Good News Folk Club & Coffeeshop San AntonioTXa comment for "Be Here To Love Me" by Arvie & Jim Beal.Jr2exact date unsure > but I'm pretty sure that I have seen a source with this date !
196818/9 /10/11/12/13/14Pthe 11th DoorAustinTXwith Richard Deanthe Rag 1968-01-08 page :16PDF available 1
1 1968-01-08  until 14 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1968-01-08 until 14 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
1968115/16/17/18/19/20 /21Pthe 11th DoorAustinTXwith Bill Mossthe Rag 1968-01-15 page :16PDF available 1late januari -short after these gigs is the 11th Door venue closhed/ a couple of weeks later reopened as the Insomnia
1 1968-01-15  until 21 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1968-01-15 until 21 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
19681lateP(Doyle) Jones studioHoustonTXrecording a demo record produced by Mickey Newbury & his partner Jay Boyett >probably the basic recordings for "In The Beginning" ??A Deeper Blue & To Live's To Fly & several other sourcesMickey and Townes became good friends & Mickey & Jay became TvZ's first managers*2exact dates unknown -Jay did all the work-Mickey keeped this secret for TvZ
19681lateP(Doyle) Jones studioHoustonTXTownes met "Cowboy"Jack Clement through Mickey Newbury and signed a publishing contract with Hall-ClementA Deeper Blue & To Live's To Fly & several other sourcesJack Clement's friend Lamar Fike introduced Townes to Kevin Eggers2exact dates unknown
19682earlyLETownes signed a recordingcontract with Kevin Eggers Poppy labelNew York CityNYKevin also partly took over the managment from Newbury/BoyettA Deeper Blue & several other sourceslate januari or early februari 1968 > first recordings already @ 1968-02-191 or 2exact dates unknown
1968219PMGM studiosNew York CityNYrecording sessions of 2 songs-possible for a single & "For The Sake Of The Song""the MGM Labels 1961-1982" by Michel Ruppli-pages 367 /368 map with annotation 1recorded songs :Waiting Around To Die & Talking Karate Blues
196843PMGM studiosNew York CityNYrecording sessions of @ least 7 songs-possible for "For The Sake Of The Song""the MGM Labels 1961-1982" by Michel Ruppli-pages 372 /373 /374map with annotation 1recorded songs :Tecumseh Valley -Sad Cinderella -Many A Fine Lady -Sixteen Summers,Fifteen Falls-I'll Be There In The Morning -All Your Young Servants & the Velvet Voices xxx possible the other songs for Townes first Album xxx
19685earlyOTownes first single Waiting Around To Die/Talking Karate Blues released on Poppy RecordsNew York CityNYB side : Talking Karate Blues > produced by Jack Clement & Jim Malloythe billboard 1968-05-11 page : 22 (new releases)1 or 2exact date unknown
19685 & 6xxOOwen Bradley's "Quonset Hut" studioNashvilleTNworking on "For The Sake Of The Song"/First album > (over) produced by "Cowboy"Jack Clement himselfseveral sourcesthis is a little conflicting report with the recordings above >just finishing off/mixing ??1 or 2exact dates unknown- released early august 1968 >source billboard -1968-08-10 page : 62
19687middleOJack Clement flew to Los Angeles to help produce a two record LP !! for TownesLos AngelesCAat first "Our Mother The Mountain" was planned to be a two disc's album. There are 18 songs recorded the Record World 1968-10-12 page :58PDF available 1conclusion : Our Mother The Mountain was at first planned to be a two record LP
1968718PMGM /Sunset studiosHollywood/Los AngelesCArecording sessions of 5 songs - for "Our Mother The Mountain"at the MGM/Sunset studios"the MGM Labels 1961-1982" by Michel Ruppli-page 591map with annotation 1recorded songs :Apt.213* -Don't Take It Too Bad -Snake Mountain Blues- Be Here To Love Me & Why She's Acted That Way> * = Black Jack Mamma
1968722PMGM /Sunset studiosHollywood/Los AngelesCArecording sessions of 4 songs - for "Our Mother The Mountain""the MGM Labels 1961-1982" by Michel Ruppli-page 591map with annotation 1recorded songs :Tecumseh Valley -My Proud Mountains-St.John The Gambler & Our Mother The Mountain
1968723PMGM /Sunset studiosHollywood/Los AngelesCArecording sessions of 9 songs - for "Our Mother The Mountain""the MGM Labels 1961-1982" by Michel Ruppli-page 591map with annotation 1recorded songs :Black Widow Blues-Kathleen's Strings- Miss Carousel-Like A Summer Thursday -She Came And She Touched Me -Turnstyled Junkpiled -Second Lovers Song -Hunger Child Blues & Tower Song
1968728O"For The Sake Of The Song /First album" released on PoppyNew York CityNYthe Billboard's 1968-08-10 page : 62 & 1968-08-17 page : 71 + the Boston Globe 1968-07-28 page : 121PDF's available 1
19688earlyP or O ?the Steve Allen TV Show(CBS TV)*Los AngelesCApre-recordedthe Time Picayne('s) of 1968/11/26 & 1968/12/01 -Oxnard Press Courier & Bob Myrick in A Deeper Blue-page 277PNG available > broadcasted in several states on different dates2exact recording date unknown !! >other participaters were Joanne Woodward,Pat Harrington.Louise Hueber & the Irish Rovers
1968117PMGM studiosNew York CityNYBell Sound Studios > booked recording sessions for 10 songs- No other details are given"the MGM Labels 1961-1982" by Michel Ruppli-page 416map with annotation 1 or 2no other information available ??
19681211/12/13/14PSnackbar I @ the Lamar State College of Technology / "What's Your Bag Folk Festival"BeaumontTXalso Guy Clark-David Hargis & Beauregard performed > all four singers appeared at a different show every daythe Redbird's 1968-12-06 & 1968-12-13PDF's available 1
1 1968-12-11  until 15 Snackbar I at the Lamar State College of Technology-Beaumont-TX-Whats Your Bag Festival
   1968-12-11 until 15 Snackbar I at the Lamar State College of Technology-Beaumont-TX-Whats Your Bag Festival
2 1968-12-11  Whats Your Bag Folk Festival-Beaumont-TX
   1968-12-11 Whats Your Bag Folk Festival-Beaumont-TX
1968xxxxPFamily HandHoustonTXarticle live @ Liberty Hallarticle available3exact dates unknown/ no other information
19692earlyOSecond Lovers Song released as single on PoppyNew York CityNYB side :Tecumseh Valleythe Cash Box 1969-02-01 page :44PDF available1with a double "A" side -one in stereo & one in mono-available for disjockeys
1 1969-xx-xx -1970-1971 TvZ with Cowboy Jack Clement and unknown other
   1969-xx-xx -1970-1971 TvZ with Cowboy Jack Clement and unknown other
2 1969-xx-xx -1970-the Bitter End
   1969-xx-xx -1970-the Bitter End
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4 1969-xx-xx -Sand Mountain Cofffeehouse
   1969-xx-xx -Sand Mountain Cofffeehouse
5 1969-xx-xx -the Poppy Foundation
   1969-xx-xx -the Poppy Foundation
6 1969-xx-xx -TvZ and Sam Lightnin Hopkins-in J.Lomaxs garden Houston-TX
   1969-xx-xx -TvZ and Sam Lightnin Hopkins-in J.Lomaxs garden Houston-TX
7 1969-xx-xx -TvZ Fran Lohr-Darryl Harris-John Pops Julia Bibi and Mimi Lomax Lightnin and Antoinette Hopkins-Charles at John Lomaxs garden in Houston-TX
   1969-xx-xx -TvZ Fran Lohr-Darryl Harris-John Pops Julia Bibi and Mimi Lomax Lightnin and Antoinette Hopkins-Charles at John Lomaxs garden in Houston-TX
8 1969-xx-xx -TvZ with a Puppy
   1969-xx-xx -TvZ with a Puppy
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1969411LETownes & Fran's son JohnTownes(J.T.) is bornHoustonTXseveral sources1
19694lateO"Our Mother The Mountain" released on PoppyNew York CityNYthe Billboard's 1969-04-26 page :67 & 1969--05-03 page :54PDF available1 or 2exact date unknown
19694 & 5xxPrecording sessions @ Bradley's Barn for "Townes Van Zandt"NashvilleTNreleased septembre 1969 >produced by Jack Clement & Kevin Eggersofficial released recordings available1 or 2exact dates unknown
1969604/05/06/07/08 PSteve Paul's SceneNew York CityNY with the Children Of God - the Band Ralph openedad poster available & the Billboard 1969-06-21PDF & add poster available1
1 1969-06-04  05 06 07 08-TvZ at Steve Pauls the Scene-New York-NY with thr Children Of God
   1969-06-04 05 06 07 08-TvZ at Steve Pauls the Scene-New York-NY with thr Children Of God
2 1969-06-04  until 08
   1969-06-04 until 08
3 1969-06-04  until 08-Steve Pauls the Scene-Page-0020
   1969-06-04 until 08-Steve Pauls the Scene-Page-0020
4 1969-06-04  until 08 the Scene
   1969-06-04 until 08 the Scene
5 1969-06-04  until 08 TvZ at the Scene-New York
   1969-06-04 until 08 TvZ at the Scene-New York
1969722PTownes & Fran's home : performance & interview for radio KPFA-fm Berkeley-CAHoustonTX"Townes at home"KPFA folio july 1969 page : 37JPEG available1 or 2possible pre-recorded ??
1 1969-07-22  KPFA fm-Townes at home page 37
   1969-07-22 KPFA fm-Townes at home page 37
2 1969-07-22  Townes at Home
   1969-07-22 Townes at Home
1969830Othe Holy Rosary ChurchHoustonTXTownes was @ the mariage of John Lomax III & Julia "Bidy" Taylorarticle available1
1969911/12/13/14/15 Pthe Bitter EndNew York CityNY with Turley RichardsNew York venues ads-poster available & the Billboard 1969-09-20PDF & add poster available1
1 1969-09-11  12 13 14 15-TvZ at the Bitter End-New York-NY withTurley Richards
   1969-09-11 12 13 14 15-TvZ at the Bitter End-New York-NY withTurley Richards
2 1969-09-11  until 15 the Bitter End-New York-NY
   1969-09-11 until 15 the Bitter End-New York-NY
19699lateO"Townes Van Zandt" released on Poppy New York CityNYthe Cashbox-1969-09-27 page : 22PDF available1 or 2exact date unknown
19691023/24 /25/26 Pthe Main PointBryn MawrPA with Andy RobinsonMain Point performers page - the Villanovan 1969-10-22 page 7 & the Billboard 1969-10-25PDF's & performers page available1
1 1969-10-23  24 25 and 26-Performers-the Main Point-Bryn Mawr
   1969-10-23 24 25 and 26-Performers-the Main Point-Bryn Mawr
2 1969-10-23  until 26 Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA
   1969-10-23 until 26 Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA
3 1969-10-23  until 26
   1969-10-23 until 26
4 1969-10-23  until 26 the Main Point-Bryn Mawe-PA
   1969-10-23 until 26 the Main Point-Bryn Mawe-PA
5 1969-10-23  until 26-the Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA
   1969-10-23 until 26-the Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA
6 1969-10-23  until 26 the Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA page 11
   1969-10-23 until 26 the Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA page 11
7 1969-10-23  until 26 the Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA
   1969-10-23 until 26 the Main Point-Bryn Mawr-PA
8 1969-10-23  until 26 the Main Point
   1969-10-23 until 26 the Main Point
19691126Prevue "Poppy Gives Thanks" @ the Carnegie HallNew YorkNY with Mandrake Memorial & Dick Gregoryofficial released :A Gentle Evening with TvZrecordings available1
1 1969-11-26  A Gentle Evening with Townes van Zandt
   1969-11-26 A Gentle Evening with Townes van Zandt
2 1969-11-26 -Carnegie Hall-TvZ-Mandrake Memorial and Dick Gregory
   1969-11-26 -Carnegie Hall-TvZ-Mandrake Memorial and Dick Gregory
3 1969-11-26  TvZ at the Carnegie Hall-NY
   1969-11-26 TvZ at the Carnegie Hall-NY
19691231PWhisky A Go Go ClubHollywoodCAopening for Johnny Riversa comment by Glenn Christmas on Blue Sky & Johnny Rivers appearances list3 or 4very unsure !! We only have the comment and this date on Johnny Rivers touring list >there is no other information available !!
1969spring or summerPthe Old QuarterHoustonTXseveral appearances >Wrecks Bell & his first partner Cecil Slayton bought the club spring 1969 > soon after Dale Soffar bought Cecil's partFran Petters/Lohr & Wrecks Bell in A Deeper Blue 3exact dates unknown
1969xxxxPSand Mountain Coffee HouseHoustonTXseveral appearancesA Deeper BlueA Deeper Blue available3exact dates unknown
1969xxxxPFamily HandHoustonTXseveral Appearancesarticle live @ Liberty Hall3exact dates unknown
1969xxxxPGerde's Folk CityGreenwichNYEmmyLou Harris openedEmmyLou Harris in the film Be Here To Love MeDVD Be Here To Love Me available3exact dates unknown/no other information

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