The Band Log: 1968


    4-6 January: Fillmore West & Winterland , San Francisco, CA

      Vanilla Fudge headline. Steve Miller Band opening act. Bill includes Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee.

    14 January: New York, NY

      Ed Sullivan Show (live): Vanilla Fudge perform: YKMHO.

    18 January: Singles Release:

      "Where Is My Mind? / Look of Love" (ATCO 6554)

    20 January: Santa Barbara, California. Venue: "Showgrounds".

      Vanilla Fudge headline. Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys and Taj Mahal open.

    2 February: LP Release:

      "The Beat Goes On" (ATCO 33-237)

    8 March: Fillmore East, New York, NY

      Vanilla Fudge headline. Amboy Dukes & Sirocco open.

    16 March: Hunter College, NY

      Vanilla Fudge headline. "Every Mother's Son" opening act.

    30 March: Westbury Music Fair, NY

      Vanilla Fudge headline. "Mothers of Invention" opening act.

    5 June: Singles Release:

       You Keep Me Hanging On / Come By Day Come By Night (ATCO 6590)

    11 June.: Fillmore East, New York, NY

      Vanilla Fudge headline. "James Cotton Blues Band" & "Loading Zone" open.

    14 June: LP Release:

       "Renaissance" (ATCO 33-244)

    12 July 1968: Cow Palace, SF, CA "Benefit for Harmony"

      Vanilla Fudge on this event's bill with Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly, Sandy Bull, Initial Shock, Kai Moore, The Wedge, and The Phoenix.

    17-18 July: Eagles Auditorium, Seattle,Washington.

       Vanilla Fudge headline. "Chrome Cyrcus" opens.

    17 August: Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia.

      Vanilla Fudge open for Jimi Hendrix Experience in the second show.

    1 September: Red Rocks, Denver, CO

      Vanilla Fudge open for Jimi Hendrix' Experience. Soft Machine & Eire Apparent also on bill.

    2 September: Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA (ibid)

    4 September: Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (ibid).

    5 September: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA (ibid)

    6 September: Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA (ibid)

    7 September: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (ibid)

    9 September: Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (ibid)

    13 September: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (ibid)

    14 September: Hollywood Bowl., LA, CA (ibid)

      Tim Bogert presented a prototype model of the "Tim Bogert" signature model Precision Bass by the Fender Guitar Company.

    15 September: Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA (ibid)

    18 September: Singles Release: "Take Me For A Little While / Thoughts" (ATCO 6616)

    21 September: Felt Forum (Madison Square Gardens), New York City,

        Vanilla Fudge and the Buddy Rich Orchestra opens.

    5 October: Vanilla Fudge headline at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa.

    ND October: State Fair of Texas Music Hall, Dallas or Fort Worth, TX

      Vanilla Fudge open for Cream on Cream's "farewell US tour".

    ND October: San Antonio, TX

      Vanilla Fudge headline a bill with Canned Heat.

    15 November: Singles Release:

       "Season of the Witch Pt. 1 / Pt. 2" (ATCO 6632)

    13 December: Zembo Mosque, Harrisburg, PA

       Vanilla Fudge headline (The Moody Blues scheduled to open had but visa problems and were unable to attend)

    26 December: Denver Coliseum, CO

      Vanilla Fudge headline. Spirit & Led Zeppelin opening acts (this was LZ's first US concert)

    27 December: Center Arena, Seattle, Wash.,

       Vanilla Fudge share bill with Led Zeppelin.

    28 December: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.

      Vanilla Fudge headline. Led Zeppelin open.

    29 December: New Capital Theatre, NY

      Vanilla Fudge headline. "Charles Lloyd Quartet" opening act.

    31 December: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

      Vanilla Fudge headline New Years Eve show with Richie Havens, The Youngbloods & Cold Blood.

    ND/NM (fall) 1968: Shrine Auditorium, LA, CA

      Vanilla Fudge headline and record the "Break Song" for their Near The Beginning LP. Richie Havens opens.