Today in Music History, June 22

June 22 1968, the Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, made their first appearance on American stages as they hit the legendary Fillmore East.

The shows were booked prior to the release of the group’s classic debut album, ‘Truth,’ with Beck’s history with the Yardbirds and ranking as a guitar great serving as more than enough clout for booking the band.
Audiences got and eye and earful of Beck on guitar, Micky Waller on drums (the photo above shows Aynsley Dunbar instead), Wood on bass and Stewart on vocals. The shows caused genuine excitement on their debut.

Read More: 45 Years Ago: Jeff Beck Group (with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood) make US debut at Fillmore East |