The Jerry Lee Lewis Tour (1972)
In 1972, 'Country Fever' toured with legendary country rocker Jerry Lee Lewis on the UK leg of his tour. They did 15 dates / two performances a day - although not all the venues were in fact billed on early press advertisements due to additional dates being added nearer the time. The tour went on to Europe straight after the final show in Coventry. Country Fever supported Jerry at only the first of those dates - 'The Olympia' in Paris.
Unfortunately, fellow supporting artists on the tour, James Royal and Liz Christian were both slated in the press for being too 'pop' for the tour! Journalist and broadcaster, Bob Powel wrote in the journal 'Country Music People' - "It is a difficult thing to put on acts that would appeal to both Rock and Country fans so this tour came up with a novel approach, James Royal and Liz Christian were pure Pop and appealed to neither. That's one way to solve the problem."
APRIL 30 - SOUTHAMPTON GUILD HALL
MAY 3 - STOKE FESTIVAL
MAY 8 - THE OLYMPIA, PARIS - FRANCE
MAY 19 - WALTHAMSTOW GRANADA - LONDON
MAY 20 - ADELPHI - SLOUGH
JERRY LEE LEWIS
The London Palladium (April 23, 1972)