RCA COUNTRY STARS IN CONCERT TOUR

1969

Despite recording for another record label at the time, COUNTRY FEVER were invited to join the 'RCA Stars In Concert' tour in October/November 1969 on a star-studded bill with a number of the label's successful recording artists. Not only were they given their own spot on the show - they also backed both CONNIE SMITH and NAT STUCKEY throughout the tour. Other artists who appeared were; GEORGE HAMILTON IV, BOBBY BARE, SKEETER DAVIS, CHET ATKINS (London dates only) and THE HILLSIDERS.

 

The tour lasted for a little over two weeks. They played five UK dates + the pre-tour 'Press Reception' show at London's 'Nashville Room' venue. The show also ventured into Europe taking in twelve cities within Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

 

UK DATES

Birmingham Odeon (Oct 31)

Sheffield City Hall (Nov 1)

Manchester Odeon (Nov 2)

Walthamstow Granada (Nov 16) 

Royal Albert Hall (Nov 17)

 

EUROPEAN DATES

Frankfurt, Germany (Nov 4)

Vienna, Austria (Nov 5)

Munich, Germany (Nov 6)

The Hague, The Netherlands (Nov 7) * Live Radio Broadcast *

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Nov 7)

Copenhagen, Denmark (Nov 9)

Lund, Sweden (Nov 10)

Stockholm, Sweden (Nov 11)

Gothenburg, Sweden (Nov 12)

Helsinki, Finland (Nov 13)

Oslo, Norway (Nov 14)

Ghent, Belgium (Nov 15)

 

BOBBY BARE, SKEETER DAVIS, GEORGE HAMILTON IV and NAT STUCKEY with members of THE HILLSIDERS (background)

 

CONNIE SMITH, NAT STUCKEY, SKEETER DAVIS,

GEORGE HAMILTON IV and BOBBY BARE

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

THE TOUR COMMENCED WITH THREE UK DATES

Two performances at each venue

 

CHET ATKINS

Appeared on only two dates - the Royal Albert Hall and Walthamstow Granada (one perfomance at each venue)

 

NAT STUCKEY and CONNIE SMITH

Following the 'Walthamstow Granada' show, Nat Stuckey announced that he would like to record with Country Fever in the UK and Connie Smith said that if she could afford them she would take them back to the States as her backing group!  Although neither materialised, Nat Stuckey, did, however, return to the US and name his next album after them... 'Country Fever'.

 

 

BILLBOARD POSTER - ROYAL ALBERT HALL

 

SOUVENIR PROGRAMME FRONT COVER AND SHOW SCHEDULE

 

THE FIRST UNOFFICIAL DATE ON THE TOUR

Nashville Room - West Kensington, London