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

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

Version 2/08/2021 (partial update) 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 giftBillingsMT"his father asked Townes to learn play ""Fraulein"" > he could play it already before newyearsday"several / Townes sister : Donna Spence"""Fraulein"" written by Lawton Williams was a big hit for Bobby Helms then"1
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
19609earlyLE Townes started @ the Shattuck Military AcademyFaribaultMNphoto with text availablephoto + several sources available2exact date unknown
1 1960-xx-xx -Barrington HighSchool-Barrington-IL
   1960-xx-xx -Barrington HighSchool-Barrington-IL
2 --
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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 AuditoriumFaribaultMN"performances 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 storeyseveral + photo of the balconyphoto available2exact date unknown
19639xxLETownes saw Fran Petters @ Tulagi'sBoulderCOTownes worked there as doorman/bouncerseveral + photo of Tulagi's2exact date unknown
1963xxxx PBarefood Charley'sBoulderCO several (amateur) 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 Black Crow Blues and 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 (amateur) 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
1964late xxPJester LoungeHoustonTXseveral (for money) appearances-sometimes opening for Sam (Lightnin') HopkinsA Deeper Blue & To Live's To Flyboth books available2exact dates unknown
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.> the celebration party @ 26 aug.*1*because of an new military daft law taking effect the 26th of august > otherwise Townes possibly had to go to Vietnam
19659xxLETownes is excepted into the University of Houston pre-law programHoustonTXseveral times @ the Houston Chronical's2exact date unknown
196510 or 11xxLETownes met Guy Clark during a pickin' party at Pete Gardner's House HoustonTXWithout Killed or Caught by Tamara Saviano2exact date unknown
19651024-25-26-27-28Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Allen Damron & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1965-10-28 page : ??PNG available1
196511xxP unknown location possibly Pete Gardner's houseHoustonTXwith Pete Wheeler (?) ,Paul Johnson ,Amy Goodenough ,Guy Clark & Sarah Wigginssetlist availableTxt file available2 or 3 venue & exact date unknown
1965117-8-9-10-11Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Bill Moss & Pozo Secothe Houston Chronicle 1965-11-06 page : 02PNG avalaible1
19651121-22-23-24-25Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Bill Moss & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1965-11-18 page : 50 + other datesPNG's available1
19651128-29-30Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Bill Moss & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1965-11-25 page : 25 + other datesPNG's available1
19651201 & 02P the Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Bill Moss & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1965-11-25 page : 25 + other datesPNG's available1
19651212-13-14-15-16Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Jerry Jeff Walker & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1965-12-09 page : 52 + other datesPNG's available1
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
19651219-20-21-22-23P the Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Jerry Jeff Walker & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1965-12-16 page : 99 + other datesPNG's available1
19651226-27-28-29-30P the Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Jerry Jeff Walker & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1965-12-23 page : 10 + other datesPNG's available1
1965xxxx Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTX several appearances-sometimes opening for Ligtnin' Hopkins !!A Deeper Blue & To Live's To Flyboth books available available2unknown dates
1965xxxxPSand Mountain CoffeehouseHoustonTXseveral appearancesthe Daily Texan 1970-11-11PDF available2unknown dates > performances(in this venue) already in 1965 are a little unsure
196612-3-4-5-6Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Jerry Jeff Walker -Baxter Taylor & Bob Bodinethe Houston Chronicle 1965-12-28 page : 12 + other datesPNG available1here not Townes but his official name John van Zandt
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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196613Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's house & broadcasted (1966-01-05) @ KRBE-fmHoustonTXalso 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
196619-10-11-12-13Pthe Jester LoungeHoustonTXwith Paul J Johnson & Susan Spawthe Houston Chronicle 1966-01-06 page : 23 + other datesPNG available1here not Townes but his official name John van Zandt
1966110Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's house & broadcasted (1966-01-12) @ KRBE-fmHoustonTXalso 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 + the Austin American Statesman 1966-01-27 page : 20PDF + 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
1966127LERiver Oaks Baptist ChurchHoustonTXthe Austin American Statesman 1966-01-27 page : 29PDF available1
196627Pthe Sampler Show live recorded @ Pete Gardner's house & broadcasted (1966-02-09) @ KRBE-fmHoustonTXalso 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 house & broadcasted (1966-02-23) @ KRBE-fmHoustonTXalso 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 Ack & broadcasted (1966-03-23) @ KRBE-fmHoustonTXalso 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
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 one of the late 1966 Oklahoma gigs metted Townes Richard Gammon who was the manager of the 11th Door venue in Austin -TX2Wikipedea
19671 or 2 ??xx Pthe Second FretPhiladelphiaPA opening for Todd Rundgren's Woody's Truck StopRay Benson (Asleep At The Wheel) article + Space Place and Protest 1968-1978 page : 169PDF + 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
4 --
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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 together 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 page : 8 + the Austin American Statesman 1967-03-16 page : 43PDF'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 1967-04-24 page : ?? + the Austin American Statesman 1967-04-28 page : 29PDF available1
19675xx POhio Folk Festival @ the University of OhioAthensOH Eric Andersen in Blue Riverarticle available 2 or 3exact dates unknown but the festival was in other years always in early or middle may !
1967606+07+08+09+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX first week with Mike & Marylynthe Austin Summer Texan 1967-06-06 page : + the Austin Summer Texan 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
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 -Sandy Rhodes & Allen Damron performed > organised by Rod Kennedy !!!the Austin American Statesman 1967-07-10 page : 20 + the Austin American Statesman 1967-07-14 page : 19 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 Statesman 1967-07-17 page : 30PDF 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
1967814+15+16+17+18+19Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Bill Mossthe Austin American Statesman 1967-08-18 page : 29 PDF 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
19678xx P"the trailer were Townes & Fran lived at the time > "" the Trailer Tapes"""HoustonTX "C.L.Milburn recordings known as ""the Trailer Tapes"""the Austin American Statesman 1967-08-18 page : 29 + recordings & several other items by C.L.Milburn PDF ,recordings ,contract & other rare items available2exact dates unknown , but in an article in the Austin American Statesman 1967-08-18 page :27 is written that Townes goes to Houston (after that weekend) to record an album !!
19671002+03+04+05+06+07+08Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with P.J. & Amy Johnsonthe Austin American Statesman 1967-10-07 page : 34PDF 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 Statesman 1967-10-27 page : 36PDF available1 or 2exact dates unknown
19671120+21Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Paul Johnsonthe Rag 1967-11-20 page : 15PDF 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 1967-11-20 page : 15PDF 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
19671226+27+28+29+30+31Pthe 11th DoorAustinTX with Bill Mossthe Austin American Statesman 1967-12-29 page : 25 PDF available1
1 1967-12-26  until 31 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1967-12-26 until 31 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
1967xxxx PSand Mountain Coffee HouseHoustonTX several sources2 or 3exact dates unknown
1967xxxx PSan Jacinto collegePasadenaTX Carlos Calbillo opened"a facebook comment by ""opener"" Carlos Calbillo"3exact date unknown-no other information
1968102+03+04+05Pthe 11th DoorAustinTXwith jazz pianist Sean Seagle & P.J.Johnsonthe Austin American Statesman 1968-01-07 page : 75PDF 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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1968108+09+10+11+12+13+14Pthe 11th DoorAustinTXwith Richard Deanthe Rag 1968-01-08 page : 16PDF available 1In Januari -short after these gigs is the 11th Door venue closed/A couple of weeks later reopened as the Insomnia.
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+20Pthe Good News Folk Club & Coffeehouse San AntonioTXwith Hank & Diane + Carol Cisneros openingthe Trinitonian 1968-01-16 page : 4PDF available 1
1 1968-01-15  until 21 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
   1968-01-15 until 21 the 11th Door-Austin-TX
19681lateP(Doyle) Jones studioHoustonTX"recording 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 studioHoustonTX"Townes met ""Cowboy""Jack Clement through Mickey Newbury and signed a publishing contract with Hall-Clement"A 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
1968219P"MGM studios > recording sessions of 2 songs for Townes first single >also used at ""For The Sake Of The Song"""New York CityNY"recording 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 -Townes was accompanied by Mickey Newbury who was Townes first great fan !!!
1968307+08+09P the Good News Folk Club & Coffeehouse San AntonioTXthe Trinitonian 1968-03-08 page : 7PDF available 1
1968314+15+16Pthe Good News Folk Club & Coffeehouse San AntonioTXalso Caddo Parish & the Delta Mamma Boys - Neil Smeltzer & others performedthe Trinitonian 1968-03-15 page : 6PDF available 1
196843P"MGM studios > recording sessions of 7 songs ""For The Sake Of The Song"""New York CityNY"recording sessions of 7 unrecorded songs for ""For The Sake Of The Song""""""the MGM Labels 1961-1982"" by Michel Ruppli-pages 372 /373 /374"map 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
19684lateOTownes 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 + the Cash Box 1968-05-18 page : 361 or 2exact date unknown
19685xxO"Owen Bradley's ""Quonset Hut"" studio"NashvilleTN"mastering of the songs for ""For The Sake Of The Song""/First album > (over) produced by ""Cowboy""Jack Clement himself"several sources > possible are the last 2 songs : Quicksilver Daydreams of Maria & For The Sake of The Song here recorded + mastered1 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 AngelesCA"at 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 AngelesCA"recording sessions of 5 songs - for ""Our Mother The Mountain""at the MGM/Sunset studios""""the MGM Labels 1961-1982"" by Michel Ruppli-page 591"map 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 AngelesCA"recording sessions of 4 songs - for ""Our Mother The Mountain""""""the MGM Labels 1961-1982"" by Michel Ruppli-page 591"map with annotation 1recorded songs :Tecumseh Valley -My Proud Mountains-St.John The Gambler & Our Mother The Mountain
1968723PMGM /Sunset studiosHollywood/Los AngelesCA"recording sessions of 9 songs - for ""Our Mother The Mountain""""""the MGM Labels 1961-1982"" by Michel Ruppli-page 591"map 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 the Poppy label"New York CityNYthe Billboard 1968-08-10 page : 62 + the Boston Globe 1968-07-28 page : 121PDF's available 1
19688earlyP or O ?the Steve Allen TV Show(CBS TV)*Los AngelesCApre-recordedthe Chicago Tribune 1968-08-27 page : 47 + the Desert Sun 1968-09-10 page : 8PDF's 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 416"map with annotation 1 or 2no other information available ??
19681211+12+13+14P"Snackbar 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 1968-12-06 page : 1 + the Redbird 1968-12-13 page : 8PDF'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
1968severalweekend'sPthe Sword and the StoneOklahoma CityOKwith Guy Clarkseveral sources2 or 3dates unknown/ during these weekend mettet Guy Clark the Talley Sisters : First had Guy a long distance relation with Bunny > later Susanna became Guy's wife for over 40 years
1968xxxxPSand Mountain Coffee HouseHoustonTXseveral sources2 or 3exact dates unknown
19692earlyOSecond Lovers Song released as single on PoppyNew York CityNYfirst sended as a double A side with one stereo and one mono side to DJ's > later copies had Tecumseh Valley as B side !the Cash Box 1969-02-01 page : 44PDF available1"with 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
3 --
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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
19694middle O"""Our Mother The Mountain"" released on Poppy"New York CityNYthe Billboard's 1969-04-26 page : 67 + the Billboard 1969--05-03 page : 54PDF available1 or 2exact date unknown
19694 late + 5xxO"Townes lives for weeks in the Colorado mountains together with his ""cowboy"" girlfriend Gretchen"BoulderCO"Townes and Gretchen spended weeks with traveling on horses together in the wilderness > Gretchen was the subject of Townes song ""Colorado Girl"""some sources1 or 2exact dates unknown
19695middle /lateP"recording 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 the SceneNew York CityNY with the Children Of God - the Band Ralph openedthe Cash Box 1969-06-17 page : 20 + advertisment posterPDF & 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
19696xxPthe Woodrose Hall & BallroomDeerfieldMAwith Van MorrisonVelvet Underground gigposter(s)posters available2 or 3exact dates unknown > written on the Velvet underground gigposter : Coming soon Townes van Zandt + Van Morrison
1969704+05+06+07+08PSand Mountain Coffee HouseHoustonTXwith Don Sanders & Darryl S. HarrisSpace City 1969-07-04 page : 24 PDF available1 or 2total number of dates unknown > nightly during a longer period ??
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
19697 & 8xxPthe Old QuarterHoustonTXwith Don Sanders & Rex BellSpace City 1969-07-17 page : 24PDF available1 or 2total number of dates unknown > nightly during a longer period
1969830Othe Holy Rosary ChurchHoustonTX"Townes was @ the mariage of John Lomax III & Julia ""Bidy"" Taylor"article available1
1969911+12+13+14+15 Pthe Bitter EndNew York CityNY with Turley Richardsthe Billboard 1969-09-20 page : 24 + advertisment postersPDF + posters available1Townes should become $ 150 for playing the 5 days > because of the poor audience occupancy he recieved only $ 75
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 Robinsonthe Villanovan 1969-10-22 page : 7 +the Main Point performers listPDF + 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
19691126P"revue ""Poppy Gives Thanks"" @ the Carnegie Hall"New 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 list4very unsure !! We only have the comment and this date on Johnny Rivers touring list >there is no other information available !!
1969first 7 monthsxxPSand Mountain Coffee HouseHoustonTXseveral appearancesA Deeper BlueA Deeper Blue available2 or 3exact dates unknown
1969from mai + laterxxP the 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 A Deeper Blue available2 or 3exact dates unknown
1969xxxxPFamily HandHoustonTXseveral Appearancesarticle live @ Liberty Hall3 or 4exact dates unknown/no other information
1969xxxxPGerde's Folk CityGreenwichNYEmmyLou Harris openedEmmyLou Harris in the film Be Here To Love MeDVD Be Here To Love Me available3 or 4exact dates unknown/no other information
1969xxxxPthe Sword & the StoneOklahoma CityOKwith Guy Clarkseveral sources3 or 4exact dates unknown/no other information

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