Originally formed in 1966, The Fritz Rabyne Memorial Band consisted of Jody Moreing, Cal Roper, Bob Aguirre and Lindsey Buckingham. By the end of summer 1967, the group was comprised of Brian Kane (lead guitar), Bob Aguirre (drums), Javier Pacheco (keyboards), Stevie Nicks (vocals), and Lindsey Buckingham (bass). In 1968 they began their professional career playing gigs in San Francisco, and before long they were opening for acts such as Santana, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The group officially disbanded in 1971.
EXCLUSIVE: interview with late Fritz manager, David Forest, conducted in 2015. Read HERE.
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Date Unknown. Atherton, CA - Menlo-Atherton Talent assembly (1st performance with Stevie Nicks)
Date Unknown. Atherton, CA - Menlo-Atherton Senior Dance
December 15, 1967. Palo Alto, CA - Cafetorium Cubberley High School (billed as the “Fritz Rabyne Memorial Dance”)
December 31, 1967. Atherton, CA - Pacheco Family party
Date Unknown. Redwood City, CA - Veterans Memorial Building
Date Unknown. Mountain View, CA - Fremont High School
February 9, 1968. Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara Fairgrounds (Opening act for Janis Joplin & Big Brother & the Holding Company)
February 29, 1968. Palo Alto, CA - St. Albert's Teen Club
May 23, 1968. Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara High School ("Splendor of Athens", Junior Prom)
July 13, 1968. San Jose, CA - Balconades Ballroom
July 14, 1968. San Jose, CA - Balconades Ballroom
(Balconades Ballroom Concerts featuring: Womb, A.B. Skhy Blues Band, Boogie, Day Blindness, Marble Farm, Marvin Gardens, Pure Funk, Uncut Balloon, Initial Shock, Phoenix, Freedom Hwy, Rejoice, Fritz Rabyne)
August 27, 1968. Sutter Creek, CA - Sutter Creek Auditorium
September 24, 1968. Palo Alto, CA - Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University (Opening for The Youngbloods)
Cupertino HS, Roble Hall (Stanford), Burlingame Rec, The Ark (San Carlos), Del Mar High School, De Anza High, Saratoga, Menlo Circus Club, Wutzit Club (San Jose), St Francis High.
Woodside High, Jack Taar Hotel (S.F.), Gilroy High School, Burlingame Rec, St Mattias Hall (Redwood City), and Bucser High (Santa Clara).
In addition to the below dates, Fritz also played gigs at Notre Dame High (Belmont), Crystal Ball (Burlingame) and Redwood City’s Demolay.
December 13, 1968. San Jose, CA - Mitty High (Xmas dance. 8.30 to 11.30pm set, made $275)
December 14, 1968. Atherton, CA - Menlo School at Douglas Hall (Xmas dance. 9.00 to 10.15pm set, Mixed Company played from 10.30 to midnight.
December 15, 1968. San Jose, CA - St Christopher's Teen Club (Xmas dance. 8.00 to 10.00pm set, made $200)
Date Unknown. Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara Fairgrounds (Opening for Jimi Hendrix)
In addition to the below dates, Fritz played two high school gigs, on the 2nd and 3rd of the month.
January 11, 1969. Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara Fairgrounds (bill included Steve Miller, Sweet Linda Divine & the Loading Zone, Cold Blood Mixed Co., Country Weather; 9.00 to 9.30pm set
January 25, 1969. San Mateo, CA - San Mateo County Fairgrounds (bill included Youngbloods, Sweet Linda Divine & the Loading Zone, Cold Blood, Stained Glass, Wild Honey)
February 1969. Lake Tahoe, NV - Harvey's Resort
Javier Pacheco's diary for the 1st to 15th of this month simply reads 'SPLIT'.
March 7, 1969. Saratoga, CA - Saratoga High School.
April 1969. San Mateo, CA - Aragon High School
April 17, 1969. Redwood City, CA - Cañada College.
July 19, 1969. Monterey, CA - Monterey Peninsula College in gym (opened for Santana and Sanpaku)
August 9, 1969. Burlingame, CA - St. Paul's Hall (with Lincoln Zephyr)
August 17, 1969. Palo Alto, CA - Frost Amphitheater Stanford University MFU Benefit (bill included Sons of Champlin/Country Weather/Cold Blood/Fritz/Old Davis/Sunbear/Congress of Wonders)
October 21, 1969. San Francisco, CA - Fillmore West (bill included Black Ghost/Fritz/Mendelbaum)
November 15, 1969. San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic Auditorium (bill included Old Davis & Fritz, opened for Chuck Berry and Steve Miller; $3.50 general admission)
Date Unknown. San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
Date Unknown. San Mateo, CA - Aragon High School (Keith Olsen first hears Fritz)
January 9th, 1970. Campbell, CA - Kennelly Hall near St. Lucy's (9.00pm - midnight set; admission $1.25)
March 26, 1970. San Francisco, CA - Fillmore West (opening for James Cotton Blues Band and Chicago; also Family)
March 27, 1970. San Francisco, CA - Winterland Ballroom (opening for James Cotton Blues Band and Chicago; also Family)
March 28, 1970. San Francisco, CA - Winterland Ballroom (opening for James Cotton Blues Band and Chicago; also Family)
March 29, 1970. San Francisco, CA - Fillmore West (opening for James Cotton Blues Band and Chicago; also Family)
*March 31, 1970. Unknown City/Venue (Opened for Norman Greenbaum & Moody Blues)
April 5, 1970. Santa Clara, CA - Expo Hall, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds (7.00 to 8.00pm set; opened for Norman Greenbaum & Moody Blues)
May 24, 1970. Sacramento, CA - Cal Expo Amphitheater (opening for Southwind, B.B. King and Guess Who)
July 12, 1970. Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara Fairgrounds (opening for Southwind and Janis Joplin)
August 6, 1970. Fritz arrive in LA.
August 7, 1970. Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Civic (opening for Leon Russell, with special guest star 'It's A Beautiful Day')
August 10, 1970. Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go (possible showcase)
*August 11, 1970. Los Angeles, CA
August 12, 1970. Fritz records 'Louisa Joy' at Studio City that night until 5am in the morning.
August 24-25, 31 & September 2-3, 1970. Fritz rehearsals.
*September 5, 1970. Lake Tahoe, CA - unknown venue (Javier Pacheco's account has them in Salt Lake City, UT on this date)
September 25, 1970. Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara Fairgrounds (opening for Leon Russell and Ike and Tina Turner)
October 21, 1970. Keith Olsen meets with Fritz; rejects the band for recording
October 23, 1970. Cupertino, CA - De Anza Junior College
October 24, 1970. San Jose, CA - Mission San Jose High School
October 30, 1970. San Jose, CA - Campbell High School
October 31, 1970. San Jose, CA - Bellermine High School
Buckingham Nicks is the debut and sole studio album by the American rock duo Buckingham Nicks. Produced by Keith Olsen, the album was released in September 1973 by Polydor Records. Buckingham Nicks is notable as an early commercial collaboration between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, both of whom later joined Fleetwood Mac. The album was a commercial failure on its original release, and despite the duo's subsequent success, it has yet to be commercially remastered or re-released. The rights now belong to the pair.
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Date Unknown, Los Angeles, CA- Starwood Club
October 16 - 21, 1973. Los Angeles, CA- The Troubadour (opened for John Prine)
February 18, 1974. Cleveland, OH - Unknown Venue
February 19, 1974. Columbus, OH - Unknown Venue
February 20 - 25, 1974. New York, NY - The Metro
February 27 - 28, 1974. Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
March 1 - 3, 1974. Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
May 11, 1974. Birmingham, AL - Grandstand Section Fairgrounds (with Poco; final live appearance, announce they are joining Fleetwood Mac) * according to http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/deliverin/poco1974.htm, may be confused with the Jan 28th 1975 date?
August 25, 1974. Birmingham, AL - Municipal Auditorium (opened for Mountain and shared bill with Duke Williams and the Extremes)
Sept - December, 1974: Lindsey begins tour with Don Everly, BN hiatus
October 31, 1974. Aspen, CO
November 26 - December 4, 1974. Chevy Chase, MD - The Plantation Supper Club
December 11, 1974. Cotati, CA - Inn of the Beginning (on the bill were Future Shock; Rod's Group; Buckingham-Nicks [Cancelled], Sunny Days [Cancelled])
January 28, 1975. Birmingham AL - Grandstand Section Fairgrounds
January 29, 1975. Tuscaloosa, AL - Morgan Auditorium
January 30, 1975. Jacksonville, AL - Jacksonville State University
January 31, 1975. Birmingham, AL - Municipal Auditorium (aka Boutwell Auditorium)