Geronimo Black: 1969-73

Band: Geronimo Black [London: filming 200 Motels Movie]

[Note: Background Colors = blue: rehearsing/recording; = pink: bad event; = lilac: good event]

Sept. 1969-1973

* mentioned by JCB

Date

JCB*

City

Venue

Comments / Sources

>>1969

Geronimo Black Band:

   

Formed in Sept.

 

 

 

 

3 rehearsals before 1st gig [JCB]

Sept/Oct

Pasadena

 

Church venue

Oct?

 

 

 

Recording for Nolan Porter album

Late '69

 

Topanga Canyon

Topanga Corral

House band for around 6 months, 4 nights a week [JCB]

1970

 

 

 

Original GB band breaks up after 3 months and JCB keeps gig going using pick-up guys [JCB]

Jan?

   

Move to Chatworth, 10 miles north of Woodland Hills

 

  

Janis Joplin  "sang a song with" Geronimo Black at Topanga Corral a few weeks before she dies (Oct 4) [JCB]

Feb 9

   

Burnt Weeny Sandwich released

Aug 10

   

Weasels Ripped My Flesh released

1971

200 Motels

   

Fly to London 2nd week of Jan [JCB Memoirs]

3rd & 4th weeks Jan

 

London / Windsor

 

2 weeks rehearsal

Feb 1

 

Windsor

 

3rd day of filming [JCB]

Feb 6

 

Windsor

 

last day of filming [JCB]

Feb 9

 

 

 

earthquake!

    

Fires!

    

Move to Reseda

Geronimo Black Band:

    

early summer

   

GB reformed

2 weeks

 

 

Devonshire Studios

Recorded 5 songs for demo tape

FZ & MOI:

    

Aug 07

LA

UCLA, Pauley Pavilion

Sings ‘Lonesome Cowboy Burt’ at partial showing of 200 Motels

Oct 4

   

200 Motels released

Geronimo Black Band:

    

Dec 10

 

 

 

Sign Contract with MCA - $50,000 up front

1972

Geronimo Black Band:

    

Jan for 5 weeks

 

LA

Sound City Studios

Recording Geronimo Black

May

 

 

 

Geronimo Black released

 

Seattle

 

2-week residency including a TV show

 

LA

 

Trini Lopez's Place in Hollywood [JCB]

1973 

Geronimo Black Band:

   

Last gigs - early '73

April

 

 

 

recorded 3 songs [JCB]

April?

San Miguel, NM

 

2 night concert

May

   

Moved back to El Paso

<<1969      1974-79>>

 

(Unaccounted for

   

"We played in LA a few times at The Santa Monica Civic Centre" (Geronimo Black?)