GEORGE HAMILTON IV TOUR
JON DEREK worked with his good friend GEORGE HAMILTON IV many times during his career. They first toured together in 1969 when Jon's band 'Country Fever' were part of the 'RCA Stars In Concert' show. Country Fever also appeared on his television series 'The George Hamilton IV Show' in 1971 and they backed him at the 'Wembley Country Music Festivals' on a couple of occasions. It was the notable 21-date 'Up Country' tour in 1972, however, that will always be well remembered. It was hailed then as the biggest ever UK country music tour.
The show featured George Hamilton IV, The Stoneman Family, Country Fever, Pete Sayers, Murray Cash and Lyn & Graham McCarthy. Special guest Sammi Smith made only one appearance and that was at the Royal Albert Hall (October 26th). Country Fever also backed George throughout the tour.
BILLING and TOUR DATES
21 dates and two performances at most venues
BIOG TAKEN FROM THE TOUR PROGRAMME
'COUNTRY FEVER' PROMOTIONAL TOUR PHOTO
Malcolm Hamerston, Rod Clark, Adrian Legg and Jon Derek
COUNTRY FEVER backing GEORGE HAMILTON IV
Jon Derek, Rod Clark, Adrian Legg and Malcolm Hamerston
GEORGE HAMILTON IV and JON DEREK
Hemel Hempstead Pavilion - November 9, 1972
GEORGE HAMILTON'S LETTER TO JON DEREK
Following the 'Up Country' tour