OCTOBER · 1968
OCTOBER 4/FRIDAY:

Ten Years After,
The Rationals,
The Dave Workman Band


OCTOBER 5/SATURDAY:

Ten Years After,
The Rationals,
Orange Fuzz


OCTOBER 6/SUNDAY:

Ten Years After,
The Rationals,
The Stuart Avery Assemblage
New Phenomena
 
10/4/68 
ARTISTS: CARL LUNDGREN,
DONNIE DOPE

OCTOBER 11/FRIDAY:

John Mayall, The Frost,
The Psychedelic Stooges         


OCTOBER 12/SATURDAY:

John Mayall,
The Third Power 

Eric Clapton sat in with John Mayall
after playing the Olympia with Cream:


"my most memorable night at the Grande was a show where I went to see John Mayall. Mayall was legendary for his blues style, and for the amazing selection of musicians he chose for his bands, such as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, John McVie, Peter Green, Jack Bruce...the list goes on. That night I don't remember who played warm-up, but Mick Taylor was lead guitar.

I was at the show partly because I thought Mayall was so great, and partly because I could not afford to go see the Cream, who were at the Olympia that night. As I remember, the Mayall ticket was $3.00. Mayall and the group played for hours, and he lost much of the audience. He was a little tame for what attendees at the Grande were fortunate to have heard over the years.

You used to have to enter the stage from a stairs off to the side. Around midnight a guy came about halfway up the stairs and started talking to Mayall in the middle of the set, and Mayall looked down at him and kept playing the whole time, but also talking to him. I thought "how incredibly rude"!

Then the visitor came a few steps up further, and I recognized (Eric) Clapton. I jumped up and started poking the people around me saying, "Look its Clapton, its Clapton!" A number of people told me to shut up, sit down, and go back to sleep, which unfortunately a lot of them were. Clapton then came up and stood in the middle of the stage, and Mick Taylor got down on his knees, raising and lowering his head and arms, doing his best version of "I am not worthy, I am not worthy". He handed his guitar to Clapton from the floor. By this time, everyone was on their feet clapping and cheering.

I don't remember what they played other than that the first piece...ran on for about 45 minutes. I believe they played one other tune for a few minutes, and then Clapton exited off the stage as magically as he came in. We all stood there awestruck.


THAT WAS THE KIND OF EVENT THAT DEFINED THE GRANDE BALLROOM.." - Glenn Spencer


OCTOBER 13/SUNDAY:

John Mayall,
The Mind Machine


   John Mayall



























Bluesbreakers
10/11/68
ARTIST: CARL LUNDGREN




Mick Taylor



























John Mayall


John Mayall
PHOTOS: GEORGE from L.A.

OCTOBER 15/TUESDAY:

Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Thyme
10/15/68 
ARTISTS: CARL LUNDGREN,
DONNIE DOPE

OCTOBER 18/FRIDAY:

Kensington Market,
Pacific Gas & Electric, MC5


OCTOBER 19/SATURDAY:

Kensington Market,
Pacific Gas & Electric,
Renaissance Faire, MC5


OCTOBER 20/SUNDAY:

Kensington Market,
Pacific Gas & Electric, MC5
10/18/68 
ARTIST: BONNIE GREEN

OCTOBER 25/FRIDAY:

Procol Harum,
Wilson Mower Pursuit


OCTOBER 26/SATURDAY:

Procol Harum, Carousel


OCTOBER 27/SUNDAY:

MC5, The Rationals

Benefit for Senator Roger Craig

10/25/68 
ARTIST: DR. MABUSE (DONNIE DOPE)

OCTOBER 29/TUESDAY:

Quicksilver Messenger Service,
The Frost

Cancelled??

10/29/68
ARTIST: CARL LUNDGREN

OCTOBER 30/WEDNESDAY:

MC5 (Elektra recording),
The Psychedelic Stooges


OCTOBER 31/THURSDAY:

MC5 (Elektra recording),
The Psychedelic Stooges

Electra Recording Session
10/30/68
ARTIST: MATTHEW RADOFSKY

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