New York Dolls

(New York City early 1971 - 2012)

Chronology

Billy Murcia, Johnny Thunders, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and Arthur Kane
 Line-up #1 (Early 1972-November 1972): Billy Murcia, Johnny Thunders, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and Arthur Kane.


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to the American band the New York Dolls.
(Limited to the 'classic' period of the 70's).
Date format is DD-MM-YY.

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


1966-1971
The years of formation and the first bands.

Birth - School - Meeting - Fashion - Bands

Arthur Kane, from an Irish family, was born in The Bronx, New York City in 1949. Billy Murcia was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1951 and raised in Jackson Heights, New York. Ronald Sylvain Mizrahi was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951, to a Jewish family, but his family were forced to flee in 1956, first to Paris, France and finally in 1961 to New York, United States. John Anthony Genzale, Jr of Italian descent, was born was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York in 1952. David Johansen was born in Staten Island, New York, in 1950, to an Irish American mother and a Norwegian American father.

Sylvain Sylvain, Johnny Thunders and Billy Murcia went to Newtown High School in Elmhurst, Queens. Later Billy Murcia and Sylvain Sylvain both attended college at Quintano's School for Young Professionals, in the late sixties. Arthur went to Martin Van Buren High School in Queens and later attended college at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York as a Food Science and Management student, but dropped out in his third year.

The London Fogg (a.k.a. The Fogg) In 1967 the band was formed by 4 high school students (at Pratt): Stu Feinholtz Wylder (on vocals & drums), Arthur Kane (on rhythm guitar), George -Rick Rivets- Fedorcik (on guitar) and Kennie Finger (on bass). They played mostly covers of English groups like the Animals, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, and American stuff by the Beau Brummels, Wilson Pickett and The Surfaris/Ventures. They played only in New York City @ The Metropole, Cafe Wha, The Bitter End, NYU, and @ local church and school dances. A second line-up had Gerard Dinces on drums and Stu only on vocals, which played @ a club in Deepdale, Queens. A third, and final line-up, added a new drummer Kenneth -Sparky- Donovan. When The Fogg folds Rick forms The Berries with Arthur, Kenneth -Sparky- Donovan and Keith Tilton. They covered the Stones and Yardbirds, but never played out much. After that band ends Rick and Arthur went, seperately, to Amsterdam in 1970, trying to get a new band together, but ended up selling hash. Rick came back and Arthur followed later, when he got deported after his visa had run out.

The Pox In 1967 a high school band was formed by Sylvain Sylvain (on guitar), Mike Turby [from The Orphans] (on bass) and Billy Murcia (on drums). They rehearse a lot, record one demo and amongst others play live (most likely in March 1968) @ the Grand Ballroom of the Diplomat Hotel, New York City in support for The Group Image, which had Barbara Garrison (in 1977 to marry Arthur Kane) as member. When The Pox fold in 1969 Sylvain and Billy start to design clothes (Sylvain came from an Egyptian tailoring family) under the banner Truth & Soul, from September 1969 till September 1971. Billy and Sylvain are at the same time working at a men's boutique, The Different Drummer, on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan across the street from a local repair of toys and dolls called the New York Doll Hospital . They also start an operation at Kensington market, London (UK), together with Billy's sisters. When returning to Queens they start a band with Johnny Thunders, practicing in the basement of the Murcia family's house. Johnny had been to London in 1969, with someone else's press card, checking out the scene.

The Reign/Johnny and the Jaywalkers While in junior high school Johnny formed a band that later evolved into a short-lived rock band The Reign which included Don Bruce (on vocals), Johnny Genzale (on guitar), George Boyd (on organ), Frank Sardelis (on bass) and John Pisapia (drums). Together they cut one track @ Associated Studios, on 7th Avenue and 48th street, in the winter of 1967, "Zippered Up Heart" . At Quintano's School for Young Professionals, Johnny played with Johnny and the Jaywalkers, under the name Johnny Volume.

The Vagabond Missionaries/The Electric Japs David Johansen began in 1965 as the lead singer in a local Staten Island high school band the Vagabond Missionaries, and later fast Eddie and the Electric Japs, doing support acts @ Cafe Wha and Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwhich village. The Electric Japs did mainly Motown covers and had Joey Carillo (from Puerto Rico) on drums.

Early Dolls Towards the end of 1970, Johnny started hanging out @ Nobodys, a club on Bleecker Street in the West Village. It was there that he met Arthur Kane and Rick Rivets. When Sylvain had to return to London (UK) to help Mercedes and Heidi Murcia with their sweaters business for Kensington market, Arthur, Rick, Billy and Johnny start rehearsing at Arthur's basement on Tenth street in July 1971.






1971
The year in which the Dolls perform their first live show.

Early Dolls Line-up #1 (New York City: July 1971):
Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ George -Rick Rivets- Fedorcik (guitar) & Billy Murcia (drums)

July-71
US NY,New York City-Long Island,Arthur Kane's basement on 10th street,rehearsal space

Note: Doing covers of songs like "Carol", Route 66", "Pipeline", "Interstellar Overdrive", "Little Queenie", "Jack Flash" etc..


September-71
US NY,New York City-Manhattan,Columbus Avenue,Rusty's bycycle shop - rehearsal space

Note: By now the band had moved from Artie's basement to Rusty's (a.k.a. "beanie") bike rental shop for their rehearsals. The shop doubled as a rehearsal space at night.


10-Oct-71
US NY,New York City-Manhattan,Columbus Avenue,Rusty's bicycle shop - rehearsal space

Setlist: That's Poison (a.k.a. Subway Train)/ I Am Confronted/ It's Too Late/ Oh Dot!/ I'm A Boy, I'm A Girl/ Coconut Grove/ Take Me To Your Party/ Oh Dot! (take 2)/ It's Too Late (take 2)/ We Have Been Through This Before/ Why Am I Alone?.

Note: Available on the "Actress: Birth Of The New York Dolls" CD (Get Back 2000). "Actress" is often referred to as the name of the early Dolls, but was never actually used.


1971
US NY,New York City,Arthur and Billy invite David Johansen to their rehearsals. It's quickly decided that he would take vocal (and harmonica) duties from then on.


Early Dolls Line-up #2 (New York City: December 1971):
David Johansen (vocals)/ Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ George -Rick Rivets- Fedorcik (guitar) & Billy Murcia (drums)

Endicott Hotel

24-Dec-71
US NY,New York City-Manhattan,Endicott Hotel
Christmas bash

Photo: Taken from "Looking For Johnny", a film by Danny Garcia.

Note: The Endicott was then a welfare hotel, located @ 101 West 81st Street,at the northwest corner of Columbus Avenue. From wikipedia: "By the early 1970s, the Endicott had become very dangerous. At the time, about 40-50% of its tenants were receiving welfare. Management tried to evict "undesirable elements" from the premises but was unsuccessful. A violent crime wave struck the building. In 1972, there was a slaying of four women in the hotel. In 1973, a 63-year old welfare recipient was found murdered and the body set afire."

The welfare workers, who had heard the band rehearsing at Rusty's cycle rent shop across the street, invited the early Dolls to play at the Christmas party they organised for the residents at the hotel. "The Dolls launched into a set consisting of covers such as Otis Redding's "Don't Mess with Cupid", "(There's Gonna Be A") Showdown" by Archie Bell & the Drells, and other R&B covers." (from Kris Needs' and Dick Porter's book "Trash! - The Complete New York Dolls").

This was to be Rick Rivets first and last ever live show with the early Dolls. Soon after he started The Brats with Kenneth -Sparky- Donovan, Keith West and David Leeds. By December 1971 Sylvain Sylvain had returned from London and took Rick's place on guitar.






1972
The year the band have their residency at the Mercer Arts Center and tour the UK.

Line-up #1 (New York City: February 1972 - November 1972):
David Johansen (vocals)/ Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ Sylvain Sylvain (guitar) & Billy Murcia (drums)

Early 1972
US NY,New York City,Chinatown,119 Chrystie street,above a Chinese noodle shop.
Location of Johnny, Syl and Billy's loft. They organise monthly 'rent' parties to pay for their rent.


xx-xxx-72
US NY,New York City,Brooklyn Heights,Man's Country

Note: Man's Country was a gay bath house located at 53 Pierrepont street, Brooklyn Heights. It was first opened in 1972. At the end of 1973 it moved to Manhattan, @ 28 West 15th Street. Man's Country never had any live musical acts at the Pierrepont location. At the W. 15th st. (10 floors) location they had a discotheque, with live music entertainers.

The band did 2 dates at a bath house. This event is often mixed up (both date and location) and is most likely to have happened at the better-known Continental Baths (in June 1972). There's no evidence they ever played the Man's Country bathhouse although the accounts below (of Syl and Arthur) refer to it.

Accounts: From "I Doll" (by Arthur Kane) pages 89-92, Chapter 14 Man's Country. Arthur's recollections set this event at the Man's Country club in Park Slope Brooklyn in the spring of 1972;

From an interview with Sylvain Sylvain in Ox fanzine Germany 2006: "One of our first proper concerts - we got an incredible $400 fee - we played in Park Slope, Brooklyn in a men's bathhouse called "Man's Country", no kidding. We played at the pool, and around us naked men with towels around the waist. Of course we were loud, and they called, we should play more quietly, and so Johnny and I switched our amplifiers off completely. Anyway, we got our $400 [that's $2,200 in today's money, ed.] and could pay our rent."

On his Facebook page Syl wrote (in 2014) that "10 August 1971 at Man's Country bathhouse in Brooklyn was the first paid Dolls show". This places the event before Man's Country even opened, and before David Johansen's and Syl's presence in the Dolls.


New York City 04-Feb-72

04-Feb-72
US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Grand Ballroom
(Dana Beal Benefit Boogie)
[with Teenage Lust, Evil, David Peel & the Lower East Side, Uncle Bucks]

Ad: Scan from the East Village Other 7#2 1972.

Note: (Irvin) Dana Beal (born 1947) is an American social and political activist, best known for his efforts to legalize marijuana. He is a long-term activist in the Youth International Party (Yippies). He founded the Yipster Times in 1972.

From an unknown newspaper: "The Dana Beal benefit at the Hotel Diplomat was beautiful people getting together and having a good time and helping to free a brother at the same time. [...] Anyway Teenage Lust played some great rock and roll while the lead singer of Dolls just blew everyone out."


New York City 05-May-72

05-May-72
US NY,New York City,Greenwich Village,Mercer Arts Center,The Kitchen
[with The Magic Tramps and Satan the Fire Eater]

Note: The MAC was constructed/restored in 1971 by Seymour Kabak at the rear entrance of the (1890's constructed) Broadway Central Hotel on Mercer Street. Their first -known- paid show.

Ad: Scan of ad.


23-May-72
US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Palm room


New York City 29-May-72

29-May-72
US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Palm room
(An Invitation Beyond The Valley)
[with Shaker and the 3D screening of "A Barbed Wire Soul" with Jackie Curtis]

Note: Support band is Shaker , a power trio with Art Steinman (vocals, lead guitar), Gregor Laraque (bass) and Jerry Nolan (on drums).

In summer 1971 Jerry was briefly drumming for Suzy Quatro's Detroit band Cradle, as the only male member. Then he did drums for Wayne County's band Queen Elisabeth at the same time as drumming in Shaker. Jerry would replace Billy Murcia in the Dolls in December 1972. In the mid sixties, while still in high school, Art had a garage band called The Jagged Edge/The Off-Set.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 25-May-72.


June 1972
US US NY,New York City,Talent Recon Inc. studio,rehearsals.

Note: At this same place Shaker also rehearsed.


New York City Mercer 13-Jun-72

13-Jun-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Photo: Credit Paul Zone. Taken from his photobook "Playground" (Glitterati 2014).

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 15-Jun-72.

Note: Start of a Tuesday night residency. They will perform 14 Tuesdays between June and October, 1972.


New York City 17-Jun-72

17-Jun-72
US NY,New York City,Manhattan,The Continental Baths-Downstairs lounge
[with Jackie Curtis and Liz Torres]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 15-Jun-72.

Note: The Continental Baths were opened by Steve Ostrow in 1968 and located in the basement below the old Ansonia Hotel, 230 West 74th Street in upper Manhattan. Ordinarily a gay bathhouse, but Steve added live entertainment on Friday and Saturday at midnight. The main artist who performed there was Bette Midler (aka The Divine Miss M or Bathouse Betty), accompanied by Barry Manilow on piano, Luther Ricks on drums and the Harlettes as back-up singers. Her engagement started in July 1970 and ended in February 1973. Others who performed were Liz Torres, Holly Woodlawn, Manhattan Transfer, Patti LaBelle, Phoebe Snow, Cab Calloway, Melba Moore, etc.. By 1974 the live musical entertainment was scrapped as the gay audience was losing interest.

Accounts: From "Too Much Too Soon" (by Nina Antonia) page 31: "On May 29, 1972, The New York Dolls played their second date in the Palm Room of the Diplomat Hotel [...] The Dolls did their next two dates,[..] with Jackie Curtis supporting, in the steamy setting of a gay bath house in Brooklyn [Continental Baths were located in Manhattan, ed.] Arthur: "We did these very weird shows with Jackie [Curtis] at these baths. It was like there was no audience because all the guys stayed in their cubicles having sex with someone...";

From "Trash!" (by Kris Needs and Dick Porter) page 45: "On 29 May, the Dolls made a return to the Palm Room [...]. Supported by Jackie [Curtis], [the New York Dolls] landed a two-night booking at one of Brooklyn's [Continental Baths were located in Manhattan, ed.] many gay bathhouses. [...] the Continental Baths was the most oppulent and well-known bathhouse in the city. [...] owner Steve Ostrow was instrumental in liberalising the city's laws on sex clubs [...].


New York City Mercer 20-Jun-72

20-Jun-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 22-Jun-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room.


New York City Mercer 27-Jun-72

27-Jun-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 29-Jun-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room.


June 1972
US NY,New York City,Greenwich Village,Blue Rock Studios,demo sessions. Recording with Marty Thau "Bad Girl", "Looking For A Kiss", "Don't Start Me Talking", "Don't Mess With Cupid", "Human Being", "Personality Crisis", "Pills", "Jet Boy", "Frankenstein", all of which are available on the "Lipstick Killers/Mercer Street Sessions" tape/CD (Roir 1981/1998). Re-released on "Private World - The Complete Early Studio Demos 1972-73" 2CD (Castle 2006).


June 1972
US NY,New York City,David Krebs-Steve Leber office on 65th Street. The band signs their management contract.


New York City Mercer 04-Jul-72

04-Jul-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 06-Jul-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room.


New York City Mercer 11-Jul-72

11-Jul-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 13-Jul-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room.


New York City Max 24-Jul-72

24-Jul-72
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

25-Jul-72
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 20-Jul-72.

Note: Their performance on Tuesday the 25th @ Max's means they skipped their Tuesday engagement @ the Mercer Arts.


xx-xxx-72
US NJ,Elmwood Park,Mr. D's
[with Long John Baldry]


New York City Mercer 08-Aug-72

08-Aug-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 03-Aug-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, attends the show and recommends that the label signs them.


New York City Mercer 15-Aug-72

15-Aug-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 17-Aug-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room.


New York City Mercer 22-Aug-72

22-Aug-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 24-Aug-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room. Roy Hollingsworth from UK weekly Melody Maker attends.


New York City 25-Aug-72

25-Aug-72
US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Palm Beach room
[with Ruby Rainer and the Rednecks]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 17-Aug-72.

Flyer: Scan of flyer, design by Mickey Pickles.


New York City Mercer 29-Aug-72

29-Aug-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 31-Aug-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room.


New York City Max 30-Aug-72

30-Aug-72
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 24-Aug-72.

Note: Start of a 5 day residency at Max's.


New York City Max 31-Aug-72/03-Sep-72

31-Aug-72
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

01-Sep-72
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

02-Sep-72
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

03-Sep-72
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 31-Aug-72.

Note: Part of a 5 day residency at Max's.


New York City Mercer 05-Sep-72

05-Sep-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 07-Sep-72.

Note: Final date of Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room.


New York City Mercer 19/24-Sep-72

19-Sep-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Sean O'Casey Theatre

24-Sep-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Sean O'Casey Theatre

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 21-Sep-72.

Note: Engagement moves to the larger O'Casey Theatre and is extended to Sundays too.


New York City Mercer 26-Sep-72

26-Sep-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 28-Sep-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the O'Casey Theatre. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with VP Charlie Fach attend the show, who decides not to sign them.


New York City Mercer 01-Oct-72

01-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 28-Sep-72.

Note: Residency on Sundays. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with VP Lou Simon, attend the show, who also decides not to sign them.


New York City Mercer 03-Oct-72

03-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 05-Oct-72.

Note: Tuesday night residency @ the O'Casey Theatre.


New York City Mercer 08-Oct-72

08-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre
[with The Magic Tramps + Ruby and the Rednecks]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 05-Oct-72.

Review: Scan of review from the Village Voice 12-Oct-72.

Note: Residency on Sundays @ the O'Casey Theatre. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with A&R Robin Mc Bride, attend the show, who also decides not to sign them.


New York City Mercer 10/15-Oct-72

10-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre

12-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre

15-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 12-Oct-72.

Note: Final dates of their MAC residency. Free admission on Thursday the 12th, an extra and final date before their UK tour. Date on Sunday the 15th is most likely cancelled.


15/16-Oct-72
UK Kent,Marden,Escape studios,demoing "Personality Crisis", "Looking For A Kiss", "Bad Girl" and "Subway Train". All these tracks are available on the "Personality Crisis" CDEP (See For Miles records 1990). Re-released on "Private World - The Complete Early Studio Demos 1972-73" 2CD (Castle 2006).

Note: These recordings are an agreement between their manager Steve Leber and London promoter Roy Fisher, who agreed to put on a UK tour for the band, if they would record a couple of songs for him. Leber saw it as an opportunity to get them a record deal.


Liverpool xx-Oct-72

19-Oct-72
UK Liverpool,University-The Stadium
[support for Lou Reed, with Phillip Goodhand-Tait]

Ad: Scan of ad from UK mag.

Note: At the last minute, Lou Reed does not allowed them to play.


25-Oct-72
UK London,Speakeasy club

26-Oct-72
UK Birmingham,Alhambra Rock Theatre
[support for Lou Reed, with Phillip Goodhand-Tait]


London 28-Oct-72

28-Oct-72
UK Leicester,University
Percy Gee Student's union building
Clockwork Disco
[support for Kevin Ayers]


Poster: Photo of poster.


Wembley 29-Oct-72

29-Oct-72
UK Wembley,Empire Pool,Festival of Music
[support for The Faces, with The Pink Fairies]
Benefit-gig in aid for Star's Organisation for Spastics.


Poster: Photo of poster.


London 02-Nov-72

02-Nov-72
UK London,Mile End Road,Sundown
[support for Argent and Nazareth]

Ad: Ad taken from NME 04-Nov-72.


London 04-Nov-72

04-Nov-72
UK London,Imperial College
[support for Status Quo and with Capability Brown]

Ad: Ad taken from NME 04-Nov-72.

Note: Mick Jagger [Rolling Stones] attends.


07-Nov-72
UK London,Billy Murcia chokes to death after he had passed out from alcohol and pills at a party.

Article: Taken from the Village Voice 16-Nov-72.


Manchester 09-Nov-72

09-Nov-72
UK Manchester,Hardrock
[support for Roxy Music]

Ad: Ad taken from NME 04-Nov-72.

Note: Cancelled due to Billy's death.


Line-up #2 (New York City: December 1972 - April 1975):
David Johansen (vocals)/ Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ Sylvain Sylvain( guitar) & Jerry Nolan (drums)

xx-Dec-72
US NY,New York City,Charles Lane Studio

Note: Auditioning for a new drummer to replace Billy. Peter Criss [later in Kiss] and Marc Bell [later in The Ramones] were amongst those applying. Jerry Nolan [Shaker] got the job.


New York City Mercer 19-Dec-72

19-Dec-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Sean O'Casey theatre
[with The Planets]


Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 14-Dec-72.

Note: The first show with new drummer Jerry Nolan 2 sets.


New York City 23-Dec-72

23-Dec-72
US NY,New York City,Village East Theater (former Fillmore East)
[with Teenage Lust, Magic Tramps etc..]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 21-Dec-72.


New York City 31-Dec-72

31-Dec-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Sean O'Casey theatre
'Endless Party 1973' - New Years Eve Show
[with Magic Tramps, Queen Elisabeth, Modern Lovers, Ruby and the Rednecks..]
(from 11PM to dawn)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 28-Dec-72. Scan of alternative ad .






1973
Recording and release of their first album. Engagements at Max's, Mercer Art, Kenny's Castaways and The Coventry. Touring Europe in December.

New York City 04/08-Jan-73

04-Jan-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

05-Jan-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

06-Jan-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

07-Jan-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

08-Jan-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 04-Jan-73.

Note: 5 day residency.


New York City 16-Jan-73

16-Jan-73
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre
(2 sets)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 11-Jan-73.

Note: Tuesday engagement.


New York City 23-Jan-73

23-Jan-73
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre
(2 sets)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 18-Jan-73.

Note: Tuesday engagement.


New York City 30-Jan-73

30-Jan-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 25-Jan-73.

Note: Patrick Kenny opened Kenny’s Castaways in 1967, on East 84th street off 3rd Avenue. When the lease was up in early 1974 Kenny’s then moved to 157 Bleecker Street, downtown New York later that year.

Start of a 12 date daily residency. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with Chicago head of publicity Mike Gormley, attend the show, who -finally- decides to sign them to Mercury. Some footage ("Human Being" and "Bad Girl"), filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).


New York City 31-Jan/04-Feb-73

31-Jan-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Jack McMahon + Bobby Kosser]

01-Feb-73
US NY,Manhatten,Kenny's Castaways
[with Jack McMahon + Bobby Kosser]

02-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Jack McMahon + Bobby Kosser]

03-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Jack McMahon + Bobby Kosser]

04-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Jack McMahon + Bobby Kosser]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 01-Feb-73.

Article: Scan of article by John Rockwell taken from the New York Times 03-Feb-73.


New York City 05/10-Feb-73

05-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Christina]

06-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Christina]

07-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Christina]

08-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Christina]

09-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Christina]

10-Feb-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
[with Christina]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 08-Feb-73.

Note: Extended engagement.


New York City 11-Feb-73

11-Feb-73
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center
Endless Valentine's Day
[with Suicide, Wayne County, Magic Tramps, Ruby and the Rednecks]
(all-night party from 10PM till dawn)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 08-Feb-73.


New York City 24-Feb-73

24-Feb-73
US NY,New York City,Town Hall
[support for Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band]

Note: The Dolls' appearance was vetoed by officials fearing damages to the site. They were replaced by amongst others Bob Seger.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 08-Feb-73.


Boston 25-Feb-73

25-Feb-73
US MA,Boston,Orpheum Theatre
[with Larry Coryell, Captain Beefheart]

Review: Taken from the Boston Globe 27-Feb-73.


Boston Feb-Mar-1973

26-Feb-73
US MA,Boston,The Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's club

27-Feb-73
US MA,Boston,The Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's club

28-Feb-73
US MA,Boston,The Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's club

01-Mar-73
US MA,Boston,The Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's club

02-Mar-73
US MA,Boston,The Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's club

Ad: Taken from the Boston Globe 23-Feb-73.

Note: Five day residency @ The Kenmore Club which consisted of Lucifers, Katy's (in the basement), and Yesterday's (out back). When it was renovated it became Narcissus, Celebration (in the basement) and Lipstick (out back). "K-K-K-Katy" was a popular World War I-era song written by Geoffrey O'Hara in 1917 and published in 1918.


Boston Feb-Mar-1973

03-Mar-73
US MA,Boston,The Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's club

04-Mar-73
US MA,Boston,The Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's club

Note: Extended engagement.

Ad: Taken from the Boston Globe 02-Mar-73.


07-Mar-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis/ Pills/ Bad Detective/ Vietnamese Baby/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Trash/ Jet Boy/.. and more..

Note: "Bad Detective", filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).


Early March 1973
US NY,New York City,Planet studios,demoing 23 songs produced by Paul Nelson: "Seven Day Weekend", "Frankenstein", "Who Are The Mystery Girls?", "(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown", "Back In The USA", "Looking For A Kiss", "Jet Boy", "It's Too Late", "Bad Detective", "Lonely Planet Boy", "Subway Train", "Private World", "Trash", "Human Being", "Don't Start Me Talkin'", "(Give Her A) Great Big Kiss", "Vietnamese Baby", "Babylon", "Bad Girl", "Pills", "Personality Crisis", "Endless Party" and "Hootchie Cootchie Man".

All except the last 2 tracks (and a shorter version of "It's Too Late") are available on the "A Hard Day's Night" CD (Norton Records 2000). The last 2 are on the "Seven Day Weekend" CD (Receiver 1992), with 17 tracks (including the full version of "It's Too Late") from the same session. Re-released (22 tracks, not "Looking For A Kiss") on "Private World - The Complete Early Studio Demos 1972-73" 2CD (Castle 2006).


New York City 16-Mar-73

16-Mar-73
US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Crystal Room
St.Patrick's Eve bash
[with The Brats]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 15-Mar-73.

Note: This is the Brats' debut show. The Brats were formed in 1972 by early Dolls guitarist Rick Rivets.


17-Mar-73
US NY,New Paltz,State University New York/SUNY
[with Larry Coryell,Mahavishnu Orchestra]


20-Mar-73
US NY,New York City,the band signs a 2 album record contract with Mercury Records.

Article: Scan of article taken from the Village Voice 29-Mar-73.


New York City 23-Mar-73

23-Mar-73
US NY,New York City,Gaslight Au Go Go
(1st set 10PM, 2nd set 12PM)

24-Mar-73
US NY,New York City,Gaslight Au Go Go
(1st set 10PM, 2nd set 12PM)

Ad: Photo of flyer.

Note: The Gaslight club moved to the former Cafe Au Go Go (which had closed down late 1969) on 152 Bleeker Street in April 1971 and was renamed the "Gaslight Au Go Go".


New York City 03/04-Apr-73

03-Apr-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

04-Apr-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 29-Mar-73.

Note: Start of 6 day residency.


New York City 05/08-Apr-73

05-Apr-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

06-Apr-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

07-Apr-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

08-Apr-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 05-Apr-73.

Note: Part of the 6 day residency.


April/June 1973
US NY,New York City,Record Plant studios (44th street),Studio B,recording debut album "New York Dolls". Engineered by Jack Douglas and Ed Sprigg. Produced by Todd Rundgren. "Personality Crisis", "Looking For A Kiss", "Vietnamese Baby", "Lonely Planet Boy", "Frankenstein", "Trash", "Bad Girl", "Subway Train", "Pills", "Private World" and "Jet Boy". Mixing takes less than six hours.


New York City 11/12-May-73

11-May-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 03-May-73.

Note: First time in Queens.


New York City 12-May-73

12-May-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 10-May-73.


New York City 25/27-May-73

25-May-73
US NY,New York City,The Circus
(2 sets)
[with Barnaby Bye]

26-May-73
US NY,New York City,The Circus
(2 sets)
[with Barnaby Bye]

27-May-73
US NY,New York City,The Circus
(2 sets)
[with Barnaby Bye]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 17-May-73.

Note: Re-opening of the former Electric Circus (@ the Ukranian National Hall, 23 St.Marks Place).


New York City 29/30-Jun-73

29-Jun-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry

30-Jun-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 21-Jun-73.


New York City 01-Jul-73

01-Jul-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry
[with Blue Suede]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 28-Jun-73.


July 1973
US Release of "Trash/Personality Crisis" 7" single (Mercury Records).


New York City 19-Jul-73

19-Jul-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

20-Jul-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

21-Jul-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

22-Jul-73
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 12-Jul-73.

Note: 4 day residency.


27-Jul-73
US Release of "New York Dolls" album (Mercury Records).

Ad: Scan of ad for album taken from the Village Voice on 16-Aug-73.

Review: Scan of album review by Harold Borowski taken from the Daily Collegian on 29-Sep-73.


New York City 27-Jul-73

27-Jul-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry
[with The Brats]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 26-Jul-73.


Masillion 28-Jul-73

28-Jul-73
US OH,Masillion,Tiger Stadium
[support for Mott The Hoople, Dr.Hook, and Rainbow]

Ad: Scan of ad from magazine.

Note: Originally scheduled at the Cloverleaf speedway on July 23rd. After the Tiger Stadium show they also perform at the The Coventry in Queens.


New York City 27-Jul-73

28-Jul-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry
[with Luger]

29-Jul-73
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry
[with Malachite]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 26-Jul-73.

Note: On the 28th they first perform at the Mott The Hoople concert @ the Masillion, Tiger Stadium.


New York City 03-Aug-73

03-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Broadway Central Hotel/Mercer Arts Center collapses.

Note: On the 3rd of August the Broadway Central Hotel collapses as well as part of the Mercer Arts Center where the band had a residency starting as per June 1972. Photo taken from the Daily News on 07-Aug-73.


New York City 03-Aug-73

03-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Madison Square Gardens,Felt Forum
[support for Mott The Hoople]

Setlist: Courageous Cat/ Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Great Big Kiss/ Vietnamese Baby/ Babylon/ Pills/ Trash/ Frankenstein/ Jet Boy.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 05-Jul-73.


Wilkensberg 07-Aug-73

07-Aug-73
US PA,Wilkensberg,Alpine Arena
[support for Mott The Hoople and Blue Öyster Cult]

Ad: Scan of ad.


14-Aug-73
US WI,Milwaukee,Riverside Theatre
[support for Mott The Hoople and Blue Öyster Cult]


New York City 14-Aug-73

14-Aug-73
US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place

15-Aug-73
US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place

16-Aug-73
US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 09-Aug-73.


New York City 22-Aug-73

22-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs
(2 sets)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 19-Jul-73.


New York City 23-Aug-73

23-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs
(2 sets)

24-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs
(2 sets)

25-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs
(2 sets)

Setlist: (one of the 2 sets on 23-Aug-73) Human Being/ Personality Crisis/ (Give Her A) Great Big Kiss/ Bad Detective/ Pills/ Trash/ Lookin' For A Kiss/ Jet Boy.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 09-Aug-73.


New York City 26-Aug-73

26-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs
(2 sets)

Setlist: (1st set) Back In The USA/Lookin' For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Mystery Girl/ Great Big Kiss/ Subway Train/ Trash/ Personality Crisis/ Jet Boy/.. and more..

Setlist: (2nd set) Milkman/ Human Being/ Don't Start Me Talking/ Pills/ Hoochie Coochie Man/.. and more..

Photo: At one of the August shows at Max's. Photo credit Paul Zone. Taken from his photobook "Playground" (Glitterati 2014).

Note: "Subway Train" (1st set), filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).


New York City 27-Aug-73

27-Aug-73
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs
(2 sets)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 23-Aug-73.

Article: Scan of article taken from the Village Voice on 30-Aug-73.

Note: Some footage of this show, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005). "Trash" is from the 2nd show on 27-Aug-73, where roadie Peter Jordon replaces Arthur. His girlfriend Connie Gripp had slashed his thumb to prevent him from going on tour. He joins after all, with his hand in a cast, and is replaced by Peter Jordon on many of the Californian shows.


Los Angeles 29-Aug-73/02-Sep-73

29-Aug-73
US CA,Los Angeles,Whisky A Go Go
[with Mayson]
(2 sets)

30-Aug-73
US CA,Los Angeles,Whisky A Go Go
[with Mayson]
(2 sets)

31-Aug-73
US CA,Los Angeles,Whisky A Go Go
[with Mayson]
(2 sets)

Note: First appearance on the West Coast.
Roadie Peter Jordan replaces Arthur Kane on bass. Some footage ("Vietnamese Baby", "Looking For A Kiss" and "Jet Boy") of these shows, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).

Ad: Photo of ad taken from the Los Angeles Free press 2x-Aug-73.


Los Angeles 29-Aug-73/02-Sep-73

01-Sep-73
US CA,Los Angeles,Whisky A Go Go
[with Mayson]
(2 sets)

02-Sep-73
US CA,Los Angeles,Whisky A Go Go
[with Mayson]
(2 sets)

Note: Roadie Peter Jordan replaces Arthur Kane on bass. Some footage ("Vietnamese Baby", "Looking For A Kiss" and "Jet Boy") of these shows, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).

Ad: Photo of ad.


San Francisco 04/06-Sep-73

04-Sep-73
US CA,San Francisco,The Matrix club
[with The Tubes and Pristine Condition]

05-Sep-73
US CA,San Francisco,The Matrix club
[with The Tubes and Pristine Condition]

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Babylon/ Pills/ Great Big Kiss/ Private World/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Vietnamese Baby/ Don’t Start Me Talkin’/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Bad Girl/ Personality Crisis/ Trash/ Jet Boy.

06-Sep-73
US CA,San Francisco,The Matrix club
[with The Tubes]

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Subway Train/ Babylon/ Great Big Kiss/ Private World/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Trash/ Frankenstein/ I’m Into Something Good/ Bad Detective/ Personality Crisis/ Jet Boy.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Roadie Peter Jordan replaces Arthur Kane on bass. Some footage (5th: "Private World", "Who Are The Mystery Girls?" and "Hoochie Coochie Man"; 6th: "Great Big Kiss" and "Personality Crisis") of these shows, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).


Los Angeles xx-Sep-73

xx-Sep-73
US CA,Los Angeles,KHJ-TV channel 9,The Real Don Steele show

Setlist: They playback "Personality Crisis" and another song.

Photo: Credit Richard Creemer.

Note: The cover of "Too Much Too Soon" is a photo by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck taken at this show. His video footage is included in the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).


Los Angeles 11-Sep-73

11-Sep-73
US CA,Los Angeles,Burbank,NBC TV,Midnight Special
[with Mott The Hoople + War]

Setlist: Trash/ Personality Crisis.

Photo: Screen capture from TV broadcast.

Note: Burt Sugarman's show. Live in the studio. Both Arthur (miming) and Peter Jordan (playing) are on stage. Recorded on the 11th and broadcast on 13-Sep-73.


Houston 13/16-Sep-73

13-Sep-73
US TX,Houston,Liberty Hall

14-Sep-73
US TX,Houston,Liberty Hall
(2 sets 8PM 11PM)

15-Sep-73
US TX,Houston,Liberty Hall
(2 sets 8PM 11PM)

16-Sep-73
US TX,Houston,Liberty Hall

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass.


Dallas 17/20-Sep-73

17-Sep-73
US TX,Dallas,Gertie's
[with The Werewolves]

18-Sep-73
US TX,Dallas,Gertie's
[with The Werewolves]

19-Sep-73
US TX,Dallas,Gertie's
[with The Werewolves]

20-Sep-73
US TX,Dallas,Gertie's
[with The Werewolves]

Setlist: (one of the 4 shows) Courageous Cat Theme (*)/ Personality Crisis/ Vietnamese Baby/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ Great Big Kiss/ Pills/ Frankenstein/ Lone Star Queen/ Don't Start Me Talking.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: These shows are often wrongly listed as having happened in 1974 as well. One of the shows is available on the "Dolls Live: Dallas '74" bootleg LP (Smilin' Ears 1978), except for (*). Also released as part of the "From Here to Eternity: The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Sanctuary/Castle 2006).
Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass.


Memphis 21-Sep-73

21-Sep-73
US TN,Memphis,Ellis Auditorium Music Hall
[with The Stooges]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: A riot ensues during the Dolls' shows. The cops beat up a kid, David stops the music and is arrested. He spends the night in jail. Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass.


Detroit 22-Sep-73

22-Sep-73
US MI,Detroit,Michigan Palace
[with Aerosmith]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass.


24-Sep-73
US WI,Milwaukee,Teddy's

25-Sep-73
US WI,Milwaukee,Teddy's

04-Oct-73
US GA,Atlanta,Municipal Auditorium
[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]

05-Oct-73
US FL,West Palm Beach,Auditorium
[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]

xx-Oct-73
US MN,Minneapolis,-

11-Oct-73
US IL,Chicago,Auditorium Theater
[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]

13-Oct-73
US MO,St.Louis,Lion's Den
[support for Lynyrd Skynyrd]

14-Oct-73
US RI,University of Rhode Island,Kingston

Note: In Chicago (home of Mercury Records) Arthur attempts to play for the first time in weeks, but after the show has to put on a new cast for several more weeks.


16-Oct-73
US NY,Rochester,Auditorium Theatre
[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Pills/ Back in the U.S.A [Chuck Berry]/ Bad Girl/ Great Big Kiss/ Trash/ Vietnamese Baby/ Personality Crisis.


Buffalo 17-Oct-73

17-Oct-73
US NY,Buffalo,Kleinhans Music Hall
[with Mott The Hoople, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


19-Oct-73
UK Release of "New York Dolls" album (Mercury Records).


xx-Oct-73
US PA,Philadelphia,-


Pittsburgh xx-Oct-73

xx-Oct-73
US PA,Pittsburgh,-

Photo: Credit unknown.


26-Oct-73
US NY,New York City,Radio City Music Hall
[with Mott The Hoople]


Toronto 27-Oct-73

27-Oct-73
US ON,Toronto,Victory Burlesque Theatre
[with Rush]
(early show- 8 PM)

27-Oct-73
US ON,Toronto,Victory Burlesque Theatre
[with Rush]
(late show- 11 PM)

Poster: Photo of poster.


28-Oct-73
US RI,University of Rhode Island,Rams Den


Bridgeport 29-Oct-73

29-Oct-73
US CT,Bridgeport,Stratfield Motor Hotel,Ballroom

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Pills/ Subway Train/ Bad Girl/ Back In The USA/ Great Big Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Trash/ Vietnamese Baby/ Private World/ Personality Crisis/ Jet Boy.

Ad: Scan of ad.


New York City 31-Oct-73

31-Oct-73
US NY,New York City,Waldorf Astoria,Grand Ballroom
Howard Stein's Halloween bash

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Pills/ Great Big Kiss/ Babylon/ Frankenstein/..and more..

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 11-Oct-73. Alternative ad .

Note: Some footage ("Babylon" and "Frankenstein") of this show, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).


05-Nov-73
US GA,Atlanta,Richard's
[with Public Foot The Roman]

06-Nov-73
US GA,Atlanta,Richard's
[with Public Foot The Roman]

07-Nov-73
US GA,Atlanta,Richard's
[with Public Foot The Roman]

08-Nov-73
US GA,Atlanta,Richard's
[with Public Foot The Roman]

09-Nov-73
US GA,Atlanta,Richard's
[with Public Foot The Roman]


xx-Nov-73
US NY,New York City,Manhattan,Baggy's rehearsal space,reheasing for upcoming UK 2 week tour.


Baltimore 14-Nov-73

14-Nov-73
US MD,Baltimore,Hollywood Palace
[with Renaud and Junction]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Newport 16-Nov-73

16-Nov-73
US RI,Newport,Viking Hotel,Convention Center

Ad: Scan of ad.


Brunswick 17-Nov-73

17-Nov-73
US NJ,New Brunswick,State Theatre
[with Forest Green]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 08-Nov-73.


20-Nov-73
UK Arrival at London Heathrow airport

22-Nov-73
UK LWT TV,Russel Harty Plus TV program
(afternoon)

22-Nov-73
UK Warwick,University
(evening)


23-Nov-73
UK Release of "Jet Boy/ Babylon/ Who Are The Mystery Girls" 7" single (Mercury Records).


23-Nov-73
UK York,University

24-Nov-73
UK Leeds,University


Old Grey Whistle Test 26-Nov-73

26-Nov-73
UK BBC 2 TV,Old Grey Whistle Test

Setlist: "Jet Boy" and "Looking For A Kiss" (live in the studio).

Note: TV show presented by Bob Harris.

Photo: Screen capture.


London 26-Nov-73

26-Nov-73
UK London,Kensington,Biba's Boutique,Rainbow restaurant
Christmas Ball
[with Writing On The Wall]

Ticket:Scan of ticket.


London 27-Nov-73

27-Nov-73
UK London,Kensington,Biba's Boutique,Rainbow restaurant
Christmas Ball
[with Writing On The Wall]

Poster: Photo of poster.


28-Nov-73
FR Paris,Orly Airport,band arrives in France

28-Nov-73
FR Lyon,-

29-Nov-73
FR Lille,-


01-Dec-73
FR Paris,Radio Luxembourg from the 22 rue Bayard studio
live radio session @ 21:05

Setlist: Personality Crisis/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ (Give Her A) Great Big Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Vietnamese Baby/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Puss 'n Boots/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Jet Boy.

Note: Available on the "Paris Le Trash" CD (Triple X 1993). Radio Luxembourg (RTL) is still located at 22 rue Bayard to this day.


02-Dec-73
FR Paris,Ambassador Hotel,press conference

02-Dec-73
FR Paris,Olympia Théâtre,28 boulevard des Capucines
(matinée show at 3:30PM)


03-Dec-73
FR Paris,TV show
(afternoon)

03-Dec-73
FR Paris,Le Bataclan
(evening)


Bremen 04-Dec-73

04-Dec-73
DE Bremen,ARD TV,Musikladen

Setlist: Pills, Trash, Looking For A Kiss, Bad Girl, Personality Crisis, Stranded In The Jungle.

Note: Produced by Radio Bremen and directed by Michael Leckebusch. Live in the studio. Only "Looking For A Kiss" is broadcast (on 05-Dec-73).

Photo: Screen capture.


Hamburg 05-Dec-73

05-Dec-73
DE Hamburg,Grosse Freiheit,Salambo Theater
Press conference, followed by a live -record company- show

Note: At a striptease club with live sex shows, opened by Frenchman René Durand in 1969 at the site of the former Star Club.

Photo: Outside of club circa 1972.


Hilversum 06-Dec-73

06-Dec-73
NL Hilversum,AVRO TV,Top Pop

Setlist: "Jet Boy" (playback in the studio).

Photo: Credit unknown.


Amsterdam 07-Dec-73

07-Dec-73
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso

Poster: Made by Martin Kaye.


Sittard 08-Dec-73

08-Dec-73
NL Sittard,Stadsschouwburg

Ad: Scan taken from Aloha music magazine 4#16, dated 06/20-Dec-1973.


09-Dec-73
NL Amsterdam,Universiteit

Note: Disrupted by homophobic protestors.


Brussel 11-Dec-73

10-Dec-73
BE Brussel,TV show

10-Dec-73
BE Leuven,Alma II
[with Lee]

11-Dec-73
BE Brussel,Théâtre 140
[with Lee]

Review: Scan of Théâtre 140 review taken from La Libre Belgique newspaper 13-Dec-73.


14-Dec-73
US Washington,George Washington University,Lisner Auditorium
[with Babe]

xx-Dec-73
US NY,New York City,-

xx-Dec-73
US NY,New York City,-


Boston 21-Dec-73

21-Dec-73
US MA,Boston,Orpheum Theatre

Review: Taken from the Boston Globe 24-Dec-73.


30-Dec-73
US OH,Cleveland,Allen Theater


Detroit 31-Dec-73

31-Dec-73
US MI,Detroit,Michigan Palace

Setlist: Personality Crisis/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ Who's The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Human Being/ Pills/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Babylon/ Lone Star Queen/ Don't Start Me Talking.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ad: Scan of ad.

Note: Broadcast live to air by WABX FM. Available on the "Trash (Don't Take My Life Away)" bootleg LP (Desdemona 1974). Re-released on the "From Here To Eternity, The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Castle 2006).






1974
The year in which they record and release their second album "Too Much Too Soon".

Toledo 12-Jan-74

12-Jan-74
US OH,Toledo,Sports Arena

Poster: Photo of poster.


xx-Jan-74
US NY,New York City,Media Sound Studios,demoing "Lone Star Queen" and "Don't mess with Cupid". Produced by Paul Nelson. Available on the "Rock 'N Roll" compilation CD (Polygram/Mercury 1994).


28-Jan/Feb-74
US NY,New York City,A&R/Media Sound Studios (57th street),recording "Too Much Too Soon" album. Engineered by Dixon Van Winkle and Dennis Drake. Produced by Shadow Morton (The Shangri-Las). "Babylon", "Stranded In The Jungle", "Who Are The Mystery Girls?", "(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown", "It's Too Late", "Puss 'N' Boots", "Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)", "Bad Detective", "Don't Start Me Talkin'" and "Human Being".

Also recorded "Great Big Kiss", which is available on the "Night Of The Living Dolls" compilation LP (Mercury 1985), and "Courageous Cat Theme", which is available on the "Rock 'N Roll" compilation CD (Polygram/Mercury 1994).


New York City 15-Feb-74

15-Feb-74
US NY,New York City,Academy Of Music,St. Valentine's Day Massacre
[with Eliot Murhpy]

Setlist: Puss 'n' Boots/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Trash/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Great Big Kiss/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Personality Crisis/ Babylon/ It's Too Late/ Pills/ Human Being/ Jet Boy/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Back In The USA.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 15-Feb-74.

Article: Scan of article by John Rockwell taken from the New York Times 19-Feb-74.

Note: Preceded by the showing of Bob Gruen's "Lipstick Killers" film.


16-Feb-74
US IN,Bloomington,-
[with Lynyrd Skynyrd]

18-Feb-74
US NJ,Passaic,Capitol Theatre


Cambridge 21/23-Feb-74

21-Feb-74
US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center
[with Eliot Murphy]
(2 shows)

22-Feb-74
US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center
[with Eliot Murphy]
(2 shows)

23-Feb-74
US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center
[with Eliot Murphy]
(2 shows)

Article: Scan of article taken from the Harvard Crimson 21-Feb-74.

Note: The Performance Center, was small two-room club on the third floor of The Garage in Harvard Square at 36 Boylston Street (now JFK Street). The club only lasted nine months (December 1973 through August 1974).


Vancouver 13-Mar-74

13-Mar-74
CAN BC,Vancouver,Commodore Ballroom

Ad: Scan of ad.


Seattle 14-Mar-74

14-Mar-74
US WA,Seattle,Music Street (4:00PM)
Record store appearance

Poster: Photo of poster.


Seattle 14-Mar-74

14-Mar-74
US WA,Seattle,Moore Theatre (07:30PM)
[with Ze Whiz Kidz + Fabulous Pickle Sisters]

Poster: Photo of poster.


16-Mar-74
US CA,Santa Monica,Civic Center
[with Silverhead]

Setlist: Courageous Cat/ Personality Crisis/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ Great Big Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Pills/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown(*)/ Hootchie Cootchie Man(*)/ Dizzy Miss Lizzy(*)/ Back In The U.S.A.(*)/ Bad Detective(*).

Note: Preceded by the screening of Bob Gruen's "Lipstick Killers" film. (*) Available on the "Hootchie Cootchie Dolls" CD (Solid records 1998) and (except "Bad Detective") also on the "Dizzy Dolls" bootleg LP (1985).


17-Mar-74
US CA,San Diego,JJ's Club

Setlist: A.o. Jet Boy, as last track.


05-Apr-74
US WY,Casper,-


06-Apr-74
US RI,Providence,Civic Center
[with Sly & The Family Stone]

Setlist: Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Babylon/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Trash.


Long Island 14-Apr-74

14-Apr-74
US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place
[with The Miamis]

Setlist: Babylon(*)/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Looking For A Kiss/ Trash/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Personality Crisis/ Bad Girl/ Pills/ Hootchie Cootchie Dolls/ It's Too Late/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Human Being.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 11-Feb-74.

Note: Broadcast by WBAB FM. Start of the 'Manhattan World Tour'. Released on the "From Here To Eternity, The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Castle 2006) and "Butterflyin'" CD/LP (Easy Action 2015), except for (*).


New York City 15-Apr-74

15-Apr-74
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

16-Apr-74
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 04-Apr-74.


New York City 17-Apr-74

17-Apr-74
US NY,New York City,Club 82
Easter Parade (midnight show)
[with The Miamis]

Setlist: Babylon/ Personality Crisis/ Lookin' For A Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss'n'Boots/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Pills..and more..

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 18-Apr-74. Alternative ad.

Note: First of a 5 shows "Easter Parade" tour with friends, @ Club 52, The Coventry, The Bottom Line and Kenny's Castaways.

Club 82 was a famous old drag place (on 82 E. 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery). The club was opened in 1951 as a lesbian hangout by the Maffia boss Vito Genovese's bisexual wife, Anne. Is was also, one of the many, centers of Genovese's heroin trafficking on East Fourth street. By the 70's the club was run by two bull dykes, Tommy and Butch, who as of late 1972 turned Wednesday nights over to the live bands on the glitter rock scene. When Max's Kansas City closed for the first time (end 1974), Club 82 became the place to be. It finally faded in '75/'76 (by then Max's had re-opened), when it was invaded by the disco crowd. In 1978 it became Film Forum, followed by an all-male stripper club.

This night the Dolls perform in drag, save for Johnny Thunders, who refuses to wear a dress, and performs bare-chested. Some footage ("Chatterbox" and "Pills") of this show, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005). With Buddy Bowser, Jerry Nolan's childhood friend, on sax.
The Miamis are Queen Elisabeth minus Wayne/Jayne County.


New York City 19-Apr-74

19-Apr-74
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry
Easter Parade (midnight show)
[with The Miamis + Casterbridge Union]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 11-Apr-74.


New York City 20-Apr-74

20-Apr-74
US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry
Easter Parade (midnight show)
[with The Miamis]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 18-Apr-74.


New York City 21-Apr-74

21-Apr-74
US NY,New York City,The Bottom Line
Easter Parade
[with Suzi Quatro]

Setlist: It's Too Late/ Personality Crisis/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Great Big Kiss/ Looking For A Kiss/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox) /..and more..

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 18-Apr-74.


New York City 21-Apr-74

21-Apr-74
US NY,Long Island,My Father's Place
(2 sets)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 04-Apr-74.

Note: On the same day as their Bottom Line show. Most likely this was cancelled. Village Voice ad of the 18th no longer lists the Dolls.


New York City 22-Apr-74

22-Apr-74
US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways
Easter Parade
Monday Talent showcase

Note: David Bowie, at the time recording his "Diamond Dogs" album, attends the show with his entourage.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 18-Apr-74.


09-May-74
US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center

Note: Cancelled and replaced by Aerosmith after Dolls’ bassist Arthur Kane allegedly twisted his ankle wearing high heel boots.


10-May-74
UK Release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album (Mercury Records).


Detroit 17-May-74

17-May-74
US MI,Detroit,Michigan Palace
[with Isis]

Ad: Scan of ad.

Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


xx-May-74
US MI,Lansing,-

xx-May-74
US OH,Columbus,-

xx-May-74
US OH,Cleveland,-

Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


Dayton 24-May-74

24-May-74
US OH,Dayton,Hara Arena
[with Blue Öyster Cult]

Handbill: Scan of handbill.

Note: The Dolls took the stage after midnight, headlining. Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


Tampa 25-May-74

25-May-74
US FL,Tampa,Fairgrounds Expo Hall
Springtime Rock Jubilee
[with Leon Russel, War, Rare Earth, Quicksilver Messenger Service,Ike and Tina Tuner, Electric Light Orchestra,..]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: 12-hour festival which began at 10:30AM. Accounts show that the Dolls were there. They also performed in Roseville (MI) the same day 1,200 miles apart.


Detroit 25-May-74

25-May-74
US MI,Roseville,Trading Post

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


xx-May-74
US FL,-,-

xx-May-74
US NC,Charlotte,-

xx-May-74
US DC,Washington,-

xx-May-74
US CT,-,-

xx-May-74
US MD,Baltimore,-

xx-May-74
US MN,Minneapolis

Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


New York City 08-Jun-74

08-Jun-74
US FL,St.Petersburg,Bayfront Center Arena
[with Slade and 10CC]

Review: Scan of review taken from the St.Petersburg Independent 10-Jun-74.


Wayne County 10-Jun-74

10-Jun-74
US MI,Wayne County,Allan Park Civic Arena
[with Astigafa and Salem Witchcraft]

Ad: Scan of ad from the Detroit Free Press courtesy of Alex F.


Flint 12-Jun-74

12-Jun-74
US MI,Flint,I.M.A. Auditorium
[with Kiss]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ad: Scan of ad from the Detroit Free Press courtesy of Alex F.

Review: Scan from the Flint Journal courtesy of Alex F.


Cleveland 14-Jun-74

14-Jun-74
US OH,Cleveland,Allen Theater
[with Kiss]

Review: Scan from the Scene, June 20-26, 1974 courtesy of Alex F.


Toronto 15-Jun-74

15-Jun-74
CAN ON,Toronto,Massey Hall
[with Kiss]

Poster: Photo of poster.


16-Jun-74
CAN PQ,Montréal,-

17-Jun-74
US NJ,Asbury Park,Sunshine Inn


xx-Jun-74
US NY,Syracuse,The Yellow Balloon

Setlist: Something Else/ Looking For A Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Personality Crisis/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Trash/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Ain't Got No Home/ It's Too Late/ Teenage News/ 32-20 Blues/ Back In The USA/On Fire/ Human Being.

Note: With Buddy Bowser on sax.


Bacchus 01-Jul-74

01-Jul-74
US NY,New York City,Bacchus Rock Palace
[with The Stillettoes and Star Theater]

Photo: Credit Bob Gruen. Taken from "New York Dolls, photographs by Bob Gruen" book (Abrams Image 2008).

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Note: The Dolls are also joined by the 3 singers from The Stillettoes on some songs. The Stillettoes (Mk.2) at the time were Debbie Harry (vocals), Elda Gentile (vocals), Amanda Jones (vocals), Chris Stein (guitar), Fred Smith (bass) and Billy O'Connor (drums). The Stillettoes (Mk.2) first gig was @ CBGB's New York City on 05-May-74. This line-up lasted until July 1974. Then they, minus Elda and Amanda, became Angel and the Snake (as of August 1974) before becoming Blondie (as of October 1974). Star Theater features Eric Emerson [ex The Magic Tramps].


04-Jul-74
US TX,Knoxville,Chilhowee Park Amphitheater
"Summer Jam #2"
[with Nazareth, Blue Öyster Cult]


Derbyshire 06-Jul-74

06-Jul-74
UK Derbyshire,Buxton,Booth Farm
[with The Faces and Humble Pie]

07-Jul-74
UK London,Rock Proms
[10cc & Incredible String Band]

Ad: Scan taken from Melody Maker June 1974.

Note: The Dolls' dates are cancelled.


Boston 13-Jul-74

13-Jul-74
US MA,Boston,Boston Armory
[with Duke and the Drives & Ronny and the Ronettes]

Setlist: Jet Boy/ Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis/ Pills/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Great Big Kiss/ Trash/.. and more..

Review: Scan of review from the Boston Real Paper 07-Aug-74 courtesy of Billy Claire.

Ad: Scan of ad from the Boston Real Paper also courtesy of Billy Claire.

Ticket: Scan of ticket from Lorry Doll .


16-Jul-74
US LA,Baton Rouge,Independence Hall
[with Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult]


17-Jul-74
US LA,New Orleans,The Warehouse
(cancelled)

19-Jul-74
US NC,Fayetteville,Cumberland County Memorial Arena
[with Nazareth, Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult]
(cancelled)

Note: The New Orleans show is cancelled, because the place was burned down. Also the Fayetteville show is cancelled. The band is replaced by local band Glass Moon.


xx-Jul-74
US CA While in Hollywood, the Dolls are attending the shootings for Ralph Bakshi's "Hey Good Lookin'" live/animated film. A live-action scene cut from the film featured the New York Dolls, taking place at the party before Vinny attempts to convince the Stompers to brawl the Chaplains. While Vinny and Crazy are in the bathroom, the other Stompers fight with the Dolls back and forth outside the bathroom. Many photographs of the scene were taken during filming. The film was finally finished/released in 1982.


23-Jul-74
US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater

Note: The crew/band destroyed the props for "The Rocky Horror Show" movie, which was also screening there, which resulted in the shows from the 24th till the 26th at the Roxy Theater are cancelled because of it.


Long Beach 24-Jul-74

24-Jul-74
US CA,Long Beach,Auditorium

Setlist: (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis.

Photo: Screen capture from TV broadcast.

Note: Filmed for Don Kirshner's "Rock Concert" TV program. Broadcast 09-Nov-74. Don died on January 17, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida at the age of 76. Released as bonus tracks on the "Butterflyin'" CD (Easy Action 2015).


24-Jul-74
US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater
(cancelled)

25-Jul-74
US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater
(cancelled)

26-Jul-74
US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater
(cancelled)


27-Jul-74
US OH,LaRue,Marion County International Raceway,Dudley Creek Rock Festival
[with Blue Öyster Cult, Aerosmith]


xx-Jul-74
US OH,Cleveland,-


17-Aug-74
US NJ,Parsippany,Joint in the Woods


New York City 19-Aug-74

19-Aug-74
US NY,New York City,Club 82
(2 shows)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 15-Aug-74.

Note: The second show was curtailed by the arrival of police officers who slapped writs on the club management for overcrowding.


23-Aug-74
US ND,Minot,-
[with Blue Öyster Cult, Gandolf]

24-Aug-74
US ND,Fargo,Civic Auditorium
[with Blue Öyster Cult, Gandolf]

Note: The Dolls cancelled their show in Fargo and most likely also in Minot.


New York City 25-Aug-74

25-Aug-74
US IL,Decatur,Fans Stadium
[with Electric Flag, Climax Blues Band, Aerosmith, Renaissance,..]

Poster: Photo of poster.


New York City 26-Aug-74

26-Aug-74
US NY,New York City,Club 82
(2 shows)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 22-Aug-74.


27-Aug-74
US MI,Detroit,Trading Post

28-Aug-74
US MI,Detroit,Trading Post

29-Aug-74
US MI,Detroit,Trading Post

Note: Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane, who stayed in NYC (in rehab).


Hammond 30-Aug-74

30-Aug-74
US IN,Hammond,Parthenon

Ad: Scan of ad.


Englishtown 31-Aug-74

31-Aug-74
US NJ,Englishtown,Raceway Park
Outdoor festival
[with Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult, Lou Reed, Black Oak Arkansas, Faces and more]

Ad: Scan from Billboard magazine August 31, 1974.

Note: 50,000 tickets were sold, but the show was canceled when the Faces postponed their tour and construction of the main stage was over budget and behind schedule.


01-Sep-74
US MN,Minneapolis,State Fair

Note: Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane, who stayed in NYC (in rehab).


08-Sep-74
CAN BC,Vancouver,Commodore Ballroom

09-Sep-74
CAN BC,Vancouver,Commodore Ballroom

Setlist: Hoochie Coochie Man/ Great Big Kiss/ Don't Mess With Cupid/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Babylon/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Jet Boy/ I'm A Human Being/ and more...

Note: Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane, who stayed in NYC (in rehab). Available on the "I'm A Human Being" CD (Receiver 1998). Re-released on the "From Here To Eternity, The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Castle 2006).


13-Sep-74
US NY,New York City,Jimmy's on 52nd street
(midnight show)

14-Sep-74
US FL,St.Petersburg,-


Denver 16-Sep-74

16-Sep-74
US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field

17-Sep-74
US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field

18-Sep-74
US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field

19-Sep-74
US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field

Note: With Buddy Bowser on sax.

Poster: Photo of poster.


Kansas City 20-Sep-74

20-Sep-74
US KS,Kansas City,Memorial Hall
[with Blue Öyster Cult]

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis/ Somethin' Else/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Don't You Start Me Talkin'/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Trash/ Ain't Got No Home/ Teenage News/ Puss 'n' Boots.

Poster: Photo of poster.


21-Sep-74
CAN ON,Guelph,University of Guelph
[support for Billy Preston]

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis/ Somethin' Else/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Don't You Start Me Talkin'/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Trash/ Ain't Got No Home/ Teenage News/ Puss 'n' Boots.

Note: Buddy Bowser joins for some songs, on saxophone.


Montréal 27-Sep-74

27-Sep-74
CAN PQ,Montréal,Palais du Commerce/The Showmart
[with Charlee]

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss(+)/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?(*)(+)/ Somethin' Else(*)(+)/ Pills(*)/ Great Big Kiss(*)/ Subway Train(*)/ It's Too Late(*)/ Trash/ Bad Girl/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Stranded In The Jungle.

Review: Taken from The Montreal Gazette 30-Sep-74.

Note: With Peter Jordan on bass, instead of Arthur and Buddy Bowser on saxophone as of "Pills". Broadcast by CKVL 96.9 radio. (*)Available on the "Looking For A Kiss" bootleg LP (Company Records 1989) and (+) on "The Junkies" bootleg 7" (Trash records 1975/1984).


29-Sep-74
CAN PQ,Montréal,Palais du Commerce/The Showmart

05-Oct-74
US NJ,Hackensack,The Liberty Bell


Los Angeles 11-Oct-74

11-Oct-74
US CA,Los Angeles,Hollywood Palladium
Hollywood Street Revival And Dance
[with Iggy Pop,GTO's,Flo & Eddie,Peter Ivers]

Ad: Scan of ad.


Long Island 01/02-Nov-74

01-Nov-74
US NJ,Elmwood Park,Mr. D's

02-Nov-74
US NJ,Elmwood Park,Mr. D's

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 23-Oct-74.


xx-xx-74
US MA,Ashland,The Cricket Lounge
[with Reddy Teddy]


Westborough 13/15-Dec-74

13-Dec-74
US MA,Westborough,The Fox Music Hall
[with Live Jive]

14-Dec-74
US MA,Westborough,The Fox Music Hall
[with Live Jive]

15-Dec-74
US MA,Westborough,The Fox Music Hall
(matinee show and evening show)
[with Live Jive]

Ad 1: Photo of mircofilm image courtesy of Billy Claire.

Ad 2: Microfilm image from the Worcester Telegram 08-Dec-74 also courtesy of Billy Claire.


xx-Dec-74
US OH,Cleveland,-


27-Dec-74
US FL,Fort Lauderdale-Dania Beach,Flying Machine restaurant
(2 sets)

Setlist: (1st set) Personality Crisis/ Something Else/ Lookin’ For A Kiss/ (Give Her A) Great Big Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox).

Setlist: (2nd set) Courageous Cat Theme/ Human Being/ Back In The USA/ Babylon/ Puss’n’Boots/ Something Else/ Don’t Start Me Talkin’.

Note: Could have happened on the 21st.


28-Dec-74
US FL,Fort Lauderdale-Dania Beach,Flying Machine restaurant
(2 sets)


Uniondale 31-Dec-74

31-Dec-74
US NY,Uniondale,Nassau Coliseum
[support for Chuck Berry & Little Richard]

Note: All shows cancelled.

Flyer: Scan of flyer.






1975
The year in which Malcom McLaren becomes involved (as 'manager') and the band soon after breaks up.

New York City 17-Jan-75

17-Jan-75
US NY,New York City,Queens,Coventry
[with Age, Sniper, The Dictators]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 13-Jan-75.


New York City 18-Jan-75

18-Jan-75
US NY,New York City,Queens,Coventry
[with Age, Sniper, The Dictators]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 20-Jan-75.


New York City 19-Feb-75

19-Feb-75
US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place

20-Feb-75
US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place

21-Feb-75
US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 20-Feb-75.


New York City 28-Feb-75/02-Mar-75

New York City 28-Feb-75/02-Mar-75

28-Feb-75
US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (12 PM)
[with Steve Lyons Eyeshow]

01-Mar-75
US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (9 PM and 12 PM)
[with Steve Lyons Eyeshow]

02-Mar-75
US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (5 PM)
[with Steve Lyons Eyeshow]

Setlist: (02-Mar-75) Red Patent Leather/ On Fire/ Something Else/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Girls/ Ain't Got No Home/ Dizzy Miss Lizzy/ Down Down Downtown/ Pirate Love/ Pills/ Teenage News/ Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle.

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Promo: Scan of promo sheet.

Note: Some footage ("Down Down Downtown", "Pirate Love" and "Teenage News") of this show, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005). The 02-Mar-75 show is available (except for "Stranded In The Jungle") on the "Red Patent Leather" CD (Receiver 1993). Re-released on the "From Here To Eternity, The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Castle 2006). All Dolls were dressed by Malcom McLaren in red patent leather.


New York City 07-Mar-75

07-Mar-75
US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (1 AM)
[support by Television and Pure Hell. DJ Wayne County]

Photo: Credit Paul Zone. Taken from his photobook "Playground" (Glitterati 2014).

Note: Extra shows added. Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane on bass for the first 2 shows (Arthur had started drinking again).


New York City 07/09-Mar-75

New York City Little Hippodrome 1975

08-Mar-75
US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (1 AM)
[support by Television and Pure Hell. DJ Wayne County]

09-Mar-75
US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (10:30 PM)
[support by Television and Pure Hell. DJ Wayne County]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice Mar-75. Alternative ad.

Matches: Scan of matches courtesy of Luc Santé. Merci Luc!

Note: Extra shows added. Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane on bass for the first 2 shows (Arthur had started drinking again), and Spider [Pure hell] replaces Jerry Nolan (who's in a Rehab Center) on drums on the last date. One month later, Richard Hell would leave Television and join Johnny and Jerry to form The Heartbreakers.


xx-Mar-75
US NJ,Hackensack,New Bell discotheque
(2 sets)

Note: Former Liberty Bell on Route 4.

"I saw the Dolls at their next to last [assumingly in the NY area, ed.] performance at the New Bell, a dive on Route 4 in Jersey. This had been over the fortieth occasion I had trekked out for them. Backstage, they were visibly cranky and upset. In less than two years they had gone from a sold out Felt Forum playing with Mott The Hoople to playing before fifty disco fans at a bar. They wanted to leave rather than do a second set. Arthur was fresh out of a Alcoholic Rehab Center. Drummer Jerry Nolan, replacement for Billy Murcia who died of pills and booze, was currently in a Rehab Center. Syl Sylvain, David Johansen and Johnny Thunder (sic) were all hanging on. But that was it." By Paul (Ziggy) Goldberg from "The Gauntlet" [Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey] Tuesday, May 13, 1975.


xx-Mar-75
US SC,Columbia,Dundee's/Copper Door (on Rosewood Drive)

Setlist: a.o. Red Patent Leather/ On Fire/ Daddy Rolling Stone/...


Briny Breezes 31-Mar-75

31-Mar-75
US FL,Palm Beach County-Briny Breezes,Dante's Den

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Malcom McLaren takes the band on a tour of Florida. Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane on bass. Reuben D. Ferguson [a.k.a. Arkrat], who did the sound at the club, recollects: "...and the New York Dolls were totally disgusting individuals. I watched one of them peel the wrapper off of a stick of butter and eat it like a banana! Gross!"


xx-Apr-75
US FL,Tampa,-
(week residency)

Note: Some dates where possibly in support for Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan.


Fort Lauderdale xx-Apr-75

xx-Apr-75
US FL,Fort Lauderdale-Dania Beach,Flying Machine restaurant

Photo: Exterior of club circa 1975.

Note: The Flying Machine was located in Ft. Lauderdale on Route 1 and S.E. 28th Street.
The club’s entry was an old sea plane.


xx-Apr-75
US FL,Tampa-Crystal Springs, Jerry Nolan's mother's trailer. An argument between David, and Johnny and Jerry ensues. Johnny and Jerry quit the band and return to New York.


Line-up #3 (Florida/New York City: April 1975):
David Johansen (vocals)/ Sylvain Sylvain( guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ Blackie 'Lawless' Goozeman (guitar) and a drummer (drums)

xx-Apr-75
US FL,-
(3 more dates)

Note: Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane on bass. Blackie 'Lawless' Goozeman [a.k.a. Steven Duren] replaces Johnny on guitar and a drummer [Tony Machine?] replaces Jerry. Blackie and Arthur would, in 1976, form Killer Kane in Los Angeles.


New York City 05-Apr-75

05-Apr-75
US NY,New York City,Academy Of Music

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Unlikely to be a NYD show, or perhaps cancelled.


11-Apr-75
US New York City. Johnny Thunders calls Richard Hell, who left Television 3 days earlier, and asks him to form a band with him and Jerry Nolan. The Heartbreakers are born.


25-Apr-75
The orginal New York Dolls officially disband.

Article: Scan of article by John Rockwell taken from the New York Times 25-Apr-75.


New York City 30-Apr-75

30-Apr-75
US NY,New York City,Club 82
[support for Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, with The Demons]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice Apr-75.

Note: First Heartbreakers gig! Line-up till June 9, 1975: Richard Hell (vocals/bass), Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar) & Jerry Nolan (drums).


11-May-75
US NY,New York City,Beacon Theatre

Note: Cancelled.


Line-up 'Japan' New York Dolls (New York City: August/December 1975):
David Johansen (vocals)/ Sylvain Sylvain( guitar)/ Peter Jordan (bass)/ Chris Robenson (keyboards) and Tony Machine (drums)

03-Aug-75
JP Sapporo,Makoma Kyogijo Ice Arena
[support for Jeff Beck]

05-Aug-75
JP Nagoya,World Rock festival
[support for Jeff Beck]

06-Aug-75
JP Kyoto,World Rock festival
[support for Jeff Beck]

07-Aug-75
JP Tokyo,Kohrahuen Hall
[support for Jeff Beck]

Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Puss 'N Boots/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Funky But Chic/ Flip Flop Fly/ Frankenstein/ Teenage News.

Note: The Kohrahuen Hall show of the 7th is available on the "Tokyo Dolls - Live" bootleg LP (Fan Club 1986). Tony Machine [a.k.a. Krasinski] was the New York Dolls' tour manager.

xx-Aug-75
JP 6 more dates


07-Oct-75
Mercury issues a press release announcing that their contract with The New York Dolls expired on the 8th of August 1975.


19-Oct-75
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

xx-xxx-75
US Manhattan, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto (CAN), Ohio
(some shows during weekends)


New York City 31-Dec-75

31-Dec-75
US NY,New York City,Beacon Theatre

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice.






1976
The year in which David and Sylvain revive The Dolls for 30+ shows.

Line-up 'The Dolls' (New York City: March - December 1976):
David Johansen (vocals)/ Sylvain Sylvain( guitar)/ Peter Jordan (bass)/ Bobby Blaine (keyboard) and Tony Machine (drums).

11-Mar-76
US LA,New Orleans,Ballinjax Electric Bistro

Setlist: (partly) Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Funky But Chic/ Wreckless Crazy/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ Heavy Mental Kids (a.k.a. The Kids Are Back).


12-Mar-76
US LA,New Orleans,Ballinjax Electric Bistro

Setlist: (early show) Wreckless Crazy/ Girls/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Funky But Chic/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ It's On Fire/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Frenchette/ Lovin' Up A Storm/ Personality Crisis/ Looking for A Kiss.

Setlist: (late show) Frankenstein/ Wreckless Crazy/ Teenage News/ Frenchette/ Girls/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ Puss N Boots/ Funky But Chic/ Check It Mr. Popeye/ Heavy Mental Kids (a.k.a. The Kids Are Back)/ Cool Metro/ Flip Flop Fly.

Note: The members of Kiss were in attendance at the first show, after their own gig at the Warehouse.


New York City 21/22-May-76

21-May-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City (2 sets)
[with Tuff Darts]

Setlist: (early show) Wreckless Crazy/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ It's On Fire/ Frenchette/ Funky But Chic/ The Kids Are Back/ She Knew She was Falling In Love/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ 777-7870/ Girls/ Teenage News/ Downtown/ Personality Crisis/ Looking for A Kiss.

Handbill: Scan of handbill courtesy of Joseph Pope @ rockymountainlow.com .

Note: Johnny Thunders guests on guitar for the last 3 songs.


New York City 21/22-May-76

22-May-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with Tuff Darts]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice. Another scan here.


New York City 30-May-76

30-May-76
US NY,New York City,Manhattan Center
(Benefit for Wayne County)

Setlist: Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer) / It's On Fire/ Little Bitty Pretty One/ Frenchette/ Funky But Chic.

Note: Organised by Peter Crowley, Barbara Rothwell and Leee Black Childers.
During a show at CBGB's (March 1976) Wayne County had smashed a microphone stand over Dick Manitoba's [of The Dictators] collarbone when Dick was heckling him. Dick Manitoba had to be hopitalized and sued Wayne for it. Other bands artists performing at this benefit are: Walter Lure/ Blondie/ Jerry Nolan/ Wayne County & Back Street Boys/ The Planets/ Jackie Curtis/ Dee Dee Ramone/Mick Ronson/ Mink DeVille/ Suicide/ Divine/ Johnny Thunders/ Tuff Darts/ Richard Hell/ Cherry Vanilla & her Station Island Band/ Ian Hunter/ The April Lawton Band and Holly Woodlawn. All proceeds go to the Wayne County legal defence fund.


New York City 11-Jun-76

06-Jun-76
US NY,New York City,Tomorrow Club
[with Vanessa]

Ticket: Photo of ticket.


07-Jun-76
US OH,Cleveland,Agora Ballroom

Setlist: Girls/ Funky But Chic/ Frenchette/ Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)/ Falling In Love/ Check Mr. Popeye/ It's on Fire/ Cool Metro/ Teenage News/ Flip Flop Fly.


Detroit 11-Jun-76

11-Jun-76
US MI,Detroit,Cobo Arena
[with J.Geils Band and L.A. Jets]

Ad: Scan of ad.

Review: Scan of review.


Cleveland 12-Jun-76

12-Jun-76
US OH,Cincinnati,Bogart's
[with Greg Kihn Band]

Ticket: Photo of ticket stub courtesy of Don H.


Detroit 14-Jun-76

14-Jun-76
US MI,Ann Arbor,Second Chance
[with Hot Lucy]

Ad: Scan of ad.


New Orleans 24-Jun-76

24-Jun-76
US LA,New Orleans,Cord´s Underground

25-Jun-76
US LA,New Orleans,Cord´s Underground

26-Jun-76
US LA,New Orleans,Cord´s Underground

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: On the 26th of June Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith) joined the Dolls onstage for two songs. Joe on "Pills" and Joe and Steven on "Flip Flop Fly". Aerosmith were playing the following night at City Park Stadium in New Orleans.


01-Jul-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

02-Jul-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

03-Jul-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City


New York City 04-Jul-76

04-Jul-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

Setlist: Cool Metro/ Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)/ Girls/ Funky But Chic/ Frenchette/ Check It Mr. Popeye/ It's On Fire- Daddy Rolling Stone/ Stranded In The Jungle/ She Knew She Was Falling In Love/ Teenage News/ Pills/ Boys High Mambo/ Personality Crisis.

Badge: Scan of badge courtesy of Luc Santé.

Note: Mick Ronson guests on guitar for the last 4 tracks.


Toronto 12-Jul-76

12/16-Jul-76
CAN ON,Toronto,The Queensbury Arms
(week long residency)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Toronto Star, courtesy of Robert Sikora. Used with kind permission.

Note: Dates are most likely. Scan courtesy of Robert Sikora.


Bala 17-Jul-76

17-Jul-76
CAN ON,Bala,The KEE to Bala

Photo: Credit Robert Sikora. Used with kind permission.


xx-Sep-76
US NY,New York City,Manhattan Arts Center

18-Sep-76
US NY,Long Island,Longfellows


New York City 24/25-Sep-76

New York City 24/25-Sep-76

24-Sep-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City (2 sets)
[with Harry Toledo]

Setlist: (early show) Cool Metro/ Teenage News/ Funky But Chic/ Wreckless Crazy/ She Knew She Was Falling In Love/ Frenchette/ 777-7870/ Bad Girl/ Girls/ Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss.

Setlist: (late show) Wreckless Crazy/ Cool Metro/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)/ Look At Granny Run Run/ Funky But Chic/ Frenchette/ Check Mr. Popeye/ Girls/ Boy's High Mambo/ Teenage News.

25-Sep-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City (2 sets)
[with John Collins]

Setlist: (early show) Cool Metro/ Looking For A Kiss/ Teenage News/ Frenchette/ Funky But Chic/ Ain't Got No Home/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)/ Girls/ 777-7870/ Bad Girl/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Personality Crisis.

Setlist: (late show) Cool Metro/ Looking For A Kiss/ She Knew She Was Falling In Love/ Wreckless Crazy/ Funky But Chic/ It's On Fire/ Frenchette/ Out With The Wrong Woman/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Bad Girl/ Look At Granny Run Run/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Girls/ Boys High Mambo/ Check Mr. Popeye/ Teenage News.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 27-Sep-76.


New York City 04/06-Nov-76

04-Nov-76
US NY,New York City,On The Rocks
[with The Brats]

05-Nov-76
US NY,New York City,On The Rocks
[with The Brats]

06-Nov-76
US NY,New York City,On The Rocks
[with The Brats]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 01-Nov-76.

Note: Opening of a new club.


New York City 26-Nov-76

26-Nov-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Fast]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 21-Nov-76.


New York City 26-Nov-76

29-Dec-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with Blondie]

30-Dec-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with Blondie]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 27-Nov-76.






Aftermath
3 more Dolls die

23-Apr-91
GA,New Orleans,St Peter Guest House - room 37. Johnny Thunders dies at 38 from drug-related causes/possible leukemia.

14-Jan-92
Jerry Nolan dies at 40 from meningitis/fatal stroke.

13-Jul-04
CA,Los Angeles, Arthur Kane dies at 55 from leukemia.


Less than a month before he died, Arthur joined David and Sylvain for 2 New York Dolls reunion shows @ the London Royal Festival Hall on 16 and 18 June 2004. The event was organised by one of their early fans, (Steven) Morrissey. The band released 3 albums since: "One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This" (2006), "Cause I Sez So" (2009) and "Dancing Backward in High Heels" (2011). The New York Dolls most recent show was @ The Bowery Electric, New York City (US) on December 31, 2012.



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