British Rock Calendar - July 1974

July 1974 was a big month for me and my
friends. We saw Cat Stevens and Linda Lewis 
at the Oakland Colosseum. Then we saw Peter Frampton
for the second time with PFM, (Premiata Forneria
Marconi), an Italian progressive rock band. Then 
Eric Clapton with Yvonne Elliman at the Cow 
Palace. That show also had Ross and Legs 
Larry Smith, from the Bonzo Dog Band. 
Steeleye Span canceled.
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Golden Earring are best known in the 
USA for their hit song, "Radar Love" from 1974.
They have accomplished much more.
They are one of the longest surviving rock 
bands in the world with over 30 albums and
75 singles. They were formed by George
Kooymans and Rinus Gerritsen in 1961. 
They have had few changes in membership
and are still performing and recording today. 
My friends and I saw them at Winterland
in San Francisco 5/25/74. To see my photos
and read our memoirs of that concert
A review of an earlier 
single by John Peel.
The original 45 single cover.
Radar Love (live clip)
Moontan was a huge success
but received mixed reviews.

I grabbed this drum stick
off of the Winterland stage.

This full page ad
appeared in CREEM
magazine 6/74
This used the same graphic
but listed the gigs.

They opened for many of the
biggest names in rock,
including Led Zepplin, Eric
Clapton and Jimi Hendrix
An ad from 8/1/74 shows
how a hit single and heavy 
touring turned them into 
a world wide success.
Originally titled Golden Earrings, 
they dropped the 's'. The name came 
from a song by Peggy Lee.
Here are some of their 
early releases.
Moontan contains the hit "Radar Love". 
The cover, front and back, was released, but 
later replaced with less provocative images.
Original back cover. 
The more modest cover. 

This rare recording shows that
they were a commercial
success in Holland years
before "Radar Love."
Rum and Coca Cola (audio)
Rum and Coca Cola - side 2 (audio)