McKENNA MENDELSON MAINLINE & MAINLINE GIGS

1968 - First advertised appearances as Mckenna Mendelson Mainline
August 5-10 – the Night Owl, Toronto
August 16-17 – the Night Owl, Toronto
August 24-25 – El Patio, Toronto
August 31 – the Night Owl, Toronto



September 5-8 – El Patio, Toronto
September 20 – Grande Ballroom, Detroit (?)



October 6 – Massey Hall, Toronto with the Fugs and Transfusion (possibly Gerrard’s final show - Toronto Telegram October 19 edition reports Gerrard back with Paupers)
October 22-27 – El Patio, Toronto (probably Harrison’s debut)



November 1-2 – Grande Ballroom, Detroit (with Jeff Beck, Toad and Joyful Wisdom)
November 14-16 – the Flick, Toronto
November 17 – the Rock Pile, Toronto (with Leigh Ashford Group)
November 18-20 – the Night Owl, Toronto
November 22 – the Night Owl, Toronto
November 23 – the Rock Pile, Toronto (with John Lee Hooker)
November 30 – the Rock Pile, Toronto (with Transfusion)



December 8 – the Rock Pile, Toronto (with Buddy Guy - probably last show prior to leaving for the UK - reportedly at the invitation of John Lee Hooker)
December 27 – Flight to Lowlands Paradise II, Margrietel Jaarbeus, Utrecht, the Netherlands

1969

26 January 1969 Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham, England


20 February Spinner's - South Hampton Pier

22 February- (appearing w/ the Gun, the Deviants) at South Parade Pier. (At that point there were student gigs at the Pier as well as independent promoters. I'm not sure about this one).



22 March - Kimbell's "Progressive" Club (at that point still promoted by Rikki Farr)

March 28 1969 – Mothers, Birmingham, England
30 March 1969 Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham, England


April 27 1969 – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (with White Trash, Third Ear and others)


May 7 1969 – Blues Loft, High Wycombe, Bucks, England
May 29 1969 – the Marquee, London



July 12 1969 – the Rock Pile, Toronto (probably first show after returning from England)



August 21-24 1969 – the Rock Pile, Toronto
August 29 1969 – Huron Park, Mississauga, Ontario



September 9-14 1969 – Electric Circus, New York (or Toronto as dates advertised for September 11-13 1969)
September 19 1969 – St Gabe’s, Willowdale
September 20 1969 – Barrie Rock Festival, Barrie Central Auditorium, Barrie, Ontario (with Teegarden and Vanwinkle, Leigh Ashford, Neon Rose and Milestone)



November 1 1969 – the Hawk’s Nest, Toronto
November 28 1969 – the Workshop at Seneca College, Toronto
November 30 1969 – the Hawk’s Nest, Toronto
November 30 1969 – the Night Owl, Toronto



December 13 1969 – Cedabrae Collegiate, Toronto
December 31 1969 – Grande Ballroom, Detroit (without Mendelson)

1970

February 7 – Our Lady of Fatima Hall, Toronto (without Mendelson / last advertised appearance as Mckenna Mendelson Mainline))


First advertised apperarances as Mainline
April 3 – Dunbarton High, Toronto
April 11 – Hawk’s Nest, Toronto
April 24 – Electric Circus, Toronto



May 15 – St Gabe’s, Willowdale, Ontario
May 30 – Electric Circus, Toronto (McKenna rejoins after this show)



June 6 – Scarboro Fair, Scarborough, Ontario (with Richie Havens, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Lighthouse, Edward Bear, Fludd and others)



July 4 – Memorial Gardens, Toronto (with the Guess Who, Manchild and Balazar)
July 17 – Jubilee Auditorium, Oshawa, Ontario
July 18 – Hidden Valley, Hunstville, Ontario



August 14 – Jubilee Auditorium, Oshawa, Ontario



September 2 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
September 3 – Adelaide, South Australia
September 4 – Brisbane, Australia
September 5 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
September 9 – Perth, Western Australia, Australia
September 11 – Wellington, New Zealand
September 12 – Auckland, New Zealand



October 3 – Runnymede Secondary School, Toronto (first show back in Canada)
October 24 – St Gabe’s, Willowdale, Ontario



November 1 – York Masonic Temple, Toronto (with Mudflat)
November 19 – U of T Convocation Hall, Toronto (with Jason)



December 26 – Markham United Church, Markham, Ontario
December 29 – Huron Heights High School, Toronto (with Jason)


1972

February 27 - Victory Theatre, Toronto -(the Mainline Bump and Grind Review - with Mendelson - performance recorded)

(the Bump 'n' Grind Review subsequently toured central Ontario / eastern Manitoba briefly with a "Frazer Mohawk-style circus troupe" theme - dates & venues unavailable)


2001 (reformed - without Mendelson)

November 1 - El Mocambo, Toronto ( last band to play live on the El Mo's upstairs stage - Mike McKenna with Tony Nolasco, Mike Harrison, Ted Purdy & Bob Adams - performance recorded)

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Main listings & research kindly provided by Nick Warburton / additional info (1972 / 2001 dates) by rick ingleson