Timeline: 13 new dates, including 1 accident

Today, we add a baker’s dozen of early 1998 dates to the NoFightin.com Timeline.

The source for most of these events is a 1998 “pocket pal” datebook, provided by Eddie Clark, that lists 13 gigs, travel days and other important information for a working musician.

That includes noting a Feb. 8 car accident on the way back to California from a show at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona:

Front and back of a Post-It Note from Eddie Clark’s 1998 pocket datebook.

We also link to other sources to confirm some of Eddie’s dates, as well as add some new ones. Most of these calendar items can be found on Newspapers.com.

There are more interesting dates in Eddie’s book, that will be added to the Timeline as we continue to confirm them and add context.

1998

  • JAN. 8: 13 rehearsal at Yo Studios in Hollywood
  • JAN. 9: “Low-down blues combo Lester Butler and 13” at Jack’s Sugar Shack, Hollywood SOURCE
  • JAN. 16: “Hightone recording artists Lester Butler and 13” at Cozy’s Bar and Grill, Sherman Oaks, California SOURCE
  • FEB. 7: 13 featuring Lester Butler, Rhythm Room, Phoenix SOURCE
  • FEB. 8: Accident on I-10 in Palm Springs, California, 5 a.m. “Note this: Leaving the Rhythm Room we get into an accident. Alex drove separate.”
  • FEB. 20: Lester Butler and 13 at Cafe Boogaloo, Hermosa Beach SOURCE
  • FEB. 21: Lester Butler and 13 at Cozy’s Bar and Grill, Sherman Oaks, California SOURCE
  • FEB. 27: Lester Butler and 13 play blues, Hop City Blues and Brews, Anaheim SOURCE
  • MARCH 6: Lester Butler and 13 at Jack’s Sugar Shack, Hollywood SOURCE
  • MARCH 7: “Lester Butler and 13 return” to the Mint, Los Angeles SOURCE
  • MARCH 29: Lester Butler and 13 at 14 Below, Santa Monica SOURCE
  • APRIL 3: Lester Butler and 13 at Cozy’s Bar and Grill, Sherman Oaks, California SOURCE
  • APRIL 4: 13 featuring Lester Butler, Rhythm Room, Phoenix SOURCE

More 13 on NoFightin.com

Inside Lester Butler’s one-of-a-kind notebook

A notebook belonging to Lester Butler gives a rare little glimpse into The Red Devils’ lyrics, setlists and creative process. Among the doodles, dates, phone numbers, notes and cigarette burns are lyrics for “Shake ‘Em on Down” and a nascent “Your Turn to Cry.”

“Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.”

Ruth Gordon

Published by J.J.

Drums and barbecue ribs. Blues music.

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