COUNTRY FEVER (1972)

COUNTRY FEVER

1972

GROUP MEMBERS

 

JON DEREK (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)

IAN RICHARD (Bass Guitar)

BRIAN WOODS (Lead Guitar)

DAVE CAWSE (Drums)

 

Part-time member

GERRY HOGAN (Pedal Steel Guitar)

 

 

FACTS / HIGHLIGHTS

 

In able to fulfil forthcoming engagements, Jon Derek temporarily acquires the backing musicians from Jamie Gunn's band 'Jamie's People' to form a makeshift Country Fever. 

 

Country Fever appear at the Fourth International Festival of Country Music (April 1972). In addition to their own spot on the festival, they back Del Reeves and Anne Murray at the pre-festival dinner/dance.

 

Country Fever tour with Jerry Lee Lewis in April and May 1972. They support him on all 15 UK dates and on the first leg of the European tour at The Olympia in Paris.

 

 

TOURS / SHOWS

 

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF

COUNTRY MUSIC 

Wembley Arena

(April 1, 1972)

Country Fever appear in their own right and also back Del Reeves and Anne Murray at the pre-festival dinner/dance.

 

JERRY LEE LEWIS

(April/May 1972)

15 date UK tour

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

Reportedly, a single was released in 1972 on Mervyn Conn's record label 'Carnaby' - a cover of Gordon Lightfoot's composition 'Cotton Jenny' but no further information can be found in relation to this, so, therefore, it is more likely to be an unreleased recording lost in a vault somewhere.