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LITTLE RICHARD

Live Dates
Listed here are all known confirmed & unconfirmed dates that Jimi played with Little Richard.

This page is intended as a reference listing of all known info, some of it is only rumours and speculation, some is backed up with some actual information.

Regarding the gigs for which newspaper ads exists, for starters we can never be sure that the band actually turned up nor do we know whether Jimi played on that particular night unless there is a review, photo or an eyewitness account. Most of the time none of these exist but one can assume that the majority of these dates were ones that Jimi did play so I'm listing all advertized dates for the period and adding notes if any participation by Jimi is unlikely.

During this time Jimi may also played with Ike & Tina Turner, if he did then we don't know whether that means that he didn't play certain Little Richard gigs or that he played with both bands. Jimi himself wasn`t very clear on the matter. For the Fillmore Auditorium gig where the line-up included both Ike And Tina Turner and Little Richard we have a photo of Jimi playing with Richard but we also have Jimi saying in an interview that he played "at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard". So does that mean that he actually played with both bands or just that both were on the same bill?

So there is still much to find out. If you attended one of these shows or have any information to add on any of these dates (or even a new date) please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Personnel
Most of the musicians who played in the band during this period have not been identified. Various sources give different reports as to who played what when and the musicians that participated in studio sessions were very likely different to those in the live band so there is practically no reliable information. The best source is the video of the Buddy & Stacy Night Train -performance (which did not feature Little Richard but used his band) where all players can be seen, unfortunately most still remain unidentified and the line-up that appeared that night may not have been the same that played with Richard on other dates. One known constant member was Glen Willings on guitar, for the rest of the musicians more information is needed.

Promotional pictures
Seem that a standard set of promotional pictures was send to all promoters and used in many of the 1965 gig ads, some of the original shots are available at Getty Images and have been embedded below.

Getty Images credits the photos to Gilles Petard with a 1965 date, this may or may not be correct. 11 What we do know for sure is that so far all of the available newpaper ads, posters and programmes for the 1965 dates use pictures from this session so they were clearly send out to promotors for advertizing.

Incidentally the Guardsmen shot used in the Allentown 1965 poster is not the same exact shot that Getty has. Notice the hand gesture Richard is making, these are two different shots from the same session so at least five different pictures exist of which Getty Images currently has four.



Note the booking agency address in the promotional photo:
Queen Booking Corporation
1650 Broadway, Suite 1410
New York, New York 10019
Phone: 265-3350

It`s pretty likely that most or all of the following 1964 / 1965 gigs were booked by the agency as the photo used comes from the same session as all of the photos used in the advertizing of the 1965 dates. Which is significant mainly because of the address of the  Queen Booking Corporation, 1650 Broadway. The building was also home to PPX & RSVP (both of Curtis Knight -recordings fame) among other companies, read more about it on the "locations - 1650 Broadway" -page.


WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 1964

St. Paul Auditorium Stem Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Billed as "Little Richard and his royal company". Complete line-up: Little Richard, The 4T's, Larry Lasters, The Great Malcom Hayes. 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Admission $3.00. Hendrix most likely was not yet playing in the band.
The date comes from an ad published in the 11 November 1964 issue of "The Minneapolis Star " (Minneapolis, Minnesota). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com.

Found on Newspapers.com


POSSIBLY NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 1964?
City Auditorium, Colorado Springs, Colorado
It's possible Hendrix played with Little Richard in Colorado Springs in late 1964. The shows MC, DJ Steve Scott "remembers the bandleader being pissed that Hendrix was getting so much attention" as recalled in the article "Rock of ages The Doors and the Dead? Hendrix and the Who? What were they doing here?" written by Bill Forman and published in Colorado Springs Independent 2 April 2009. The article however also states that "In 1965, Jimi Hendrix then known as James Hendrix played the City Auditorium as the already-show-stopping guitarist for Little Richard."

I haven`t been able to find any other evidence for a 1965 Little Richard gig in Colorado Springs but there was one in late 1964. The 9 January 1965 issue of Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph mentioned that disc jockey Jerry Schaffer had brought Little Richard to the City Auditorium "late last year".

It seems unlikely that since Little Richard had already played a gig in Colorado Springs in late 1964 he would have done so again in early 1965, the most likely explanation seems to be that the 2009 Colorado Springs Independent article misdates the concert and the appearance took place in 1964 instead of 1965. Unfortunately I haven`t been able to find the exact date of the 1964 gig so Jimi may or may not have been playing in the band at the time.


POSSIBLY DECEMBER 1964?
Atlanta, Georgia
Jimi joins the Little Richard tour initially working as a valet for Gorgeous George and after a while progressing to playing guitar for Little Richard.


THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER 1964?
Greenville, South Carolina
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided. Regardless whether the date is correct Jimi may not have been playing in Little Richard's band yet instead appearing with Gorgeous George. Little Richard's road manager Henry Nash recalls 4 that the band left Atlanta for Greenville and after the concert that night Jimi was allowed to participate in an after hours jam with the Upsetters.

The dates get confusing here as someone is probably recalling things incorrectly: If Little Richard played Greenville 31 December 1964 right after Atlanta where Jimi first joined the tour then Jimi couldn`t have played with him in Colorado Springs in late 1964, one or more of these 1964 dates is incorrect or didn`t yet actually have Jimi playing in the band...


POSSIBLY JANUARY 1965?
Harlem Duke Social Club, Prichard, Alabama

B.B.King recalls first meeting Jimi at "Tom Couch` place in Mobile" (Prichard is located next to Mobile) in a filmed interview available on YouTube. Starting at 1.30 B.B. recalls Jimi "was in the rhythm section for Little Richard". Read an article about the club here.

The date of the gig is unknown but since the tour started in Georgia on the East Coast and moved towards the West Coast finishing in Los Angeles it is likely that any gigs in Alabama took place before the known dates in Louisiana and Texas which follow.


Friday 22 January 1965

Bamboo Club, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Billed as "Little Richard and his Royal Show", time of concert given as "From 9 p.m. `til Friday Night".
The date comes from an ad published in the 22 January 1965 issue of "Lake Charles American-Press" (Lake Charles, Louisiana). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com.

Found on Newspapers.com

Postcard send by Jimi to Al Hendrix, stamped 25 January 1965 in Lafayette, Louisiana (Postcard depicts a Holiday Inn):
"Dearest Dad - I received your letter while I was in Atlanta. I'm playing with Little Richard now - We're going toward the West Coast. We're in Louisiana now. But my address will be Los Angeles when I write again. Jimmy" 1

Note that 25 January, the date that the card was stamped, was a Monday. Jimi may have written the card on Friday, posted it and it might have been sorted & stamped only on Monday. So, Little Richard may have had a gig in Lafayette but the entourage might also just have stopped there the night previous or after the Lake Charles appearance (Jimi doesn't specify a city in his postcard, just the state, Louisiana). The distance between Lake Charles and Lafayette, both in Louisiana, is 124 km / 77 miles.


Wednesday 27? January 1965
Club 500, Houston, Texas
Jimi jams with Albert Collins. That Jimi visited Houston with Little Richard is confirmed in a postcard that he send (see next date). Albert Collins recalled the jam and identified the location in an interview published in Guitar World November 1987, quoted in Univibes #17.

There are several recollections available from people who visited the Club 500 but I can`t find any contemporary print reference to confirm the name and location of the club nevermind the date of the jam. It may have been situated on Elgin St in the Third Ward in Houston and it may have "officially" been called either "Club 500" or "500 Club" - or something else, if you have any information please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Thursday 28? January 1965
unknown location, Dallas, Texas
Roby & Schreiber list this date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" as Soul City Club Thursday 28 January 1965". The location would however seem to be guesswork and incorrect:

The website bizpedia.com lists a registration for the company SOUL CITY CLUB INC in Dallas with "Filing Date:  04/07/1967". An ad for the Soul City -club published in the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas) 27 August 1967 issue features the headline "Soul City Comes Alive" and seems to announce to opening of the club. And finally, an article on club owner Angus Wynne at austinnewsstory.com states: "Wynne and Calmes kept at it, and in 1967 they opened the Soul City nightclub on Greenville".

So the Soul City club in Dallas did exist but would seem to have been opened only in late 1967 so could not have been the location that Jimi played. Little Richard did appear at the club (circa) 1967 as recalled in a Dallas Observer -article by Angus Wynne:
"Angus first met Hendrix when he was a shy sideman in Little Richard's band, back when Jimi was known as Maurice James. Little Richard was a frequent booking at Angus's long-gone, far-away club Soul City -- a house-record-setter, matter of fact, Angus says. He recalls one '67 gig in particular: He was walking around backstage when Richard told him to come into his dressing room. There was a familiar face on the teevee set: Shouted Richard, "That's Maurice!" By then, Hendrix was well on his way to immortality." 40

The date 28 January date that Roby & Screiber give for the Dallas appearance is most likely a guess based on Jimi's postcard (the full text follows below) where he writes "we're now in Dallas". The card was reproduced in Univibes issue #17. There the date on the postal stamp is impossible to read in the small pic except for "JAN", unknown if it can be read on the card itself. The date is given as 28 January 1966 in in the text but the card is clearly from 1965: Jimi writes "Little Richard left Seattle not too long ago - I wished I could've been with him then But we'll make it up there again soon" implying that he is playing with Little Richard at the moment of writing the card, also the states that he mentions are the ones he toured with Little Richard in January 1965 and the tour finished in California like Jimi wrote on the card.

If we assume that the date of the stamp is indeed the 28th this gives us a possible date but not a definite one - there is no guarantee Jimi wrote the card on the date of the concert, nor is there any proof he mailed the card on the day that he wrote it or that the postal worker stamped it on the same day. So until firm evidence surfaces I'll list the Dallas appearance as having taken place at an unknown location circa 28 January 1965.


Postcard send by Jimi to Al Hendrix, stamped 28? January 1965 in Dallas, Texas (Postcard depicts the San Ann Motel in Dallas, Texas):
" Dearest Dad
Well - we just left Houston and we're now in Dallas. we'll play around here and Ft. Worth, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Louisiana for awhile, then we'll head for California - Little Richard left Seattle not too long ago - I wished I could've been with him then But we'll make it up there again soon. Tell Ben & Ernie that Houstons swinging, Jimmy" 2


LATE January? 1965
unknown location, Ft. Worth, Texas
Gig mentioned in Jimi's 28? January postcard to Al. 5


late January? 1965
unknown location, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Gig mentioned in Jimi's 28? January postcard to Al.


SUNDAY 31 January 1965?
Diamond Ballroom?, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
A gig in Oklahoma was mentioned in Jimi's 28? January postcard to Al. Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.


? February 1965
Jimi arrives in Los Angeles with Little Richard.


FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY - SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY 1965?
Tony Ferra's Red Velvet Club, 6507 Sunset, Hollywood, California?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & dates in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided. Frank Wood stated of his webpage that he played with Little Richard at Red Velvet in early 1965 and provides a photo but no-one in the picture would actually seem to be Little Richard? 13


SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY 1965 - FALSE DATE, NOT LITTLE RICHARD
Mountain Home, Kingsport, Tennessee
This location & date is listed in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" as a Little Richard "solo" date backed by The Caprees from Missisippi, no source for the information is provided. This would seem to be a case of mistaken identity, the band who played the date was probably actually "Lil" Richard and the Caprees from Nashville, Tennesee www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplgRJaUIBY.

Roby & Schreiber have Jimi playing with Ike & Tina Turner around this date but this seems to be mainly based on the assumption that Little Richard wasn't in Los Angeles which in turn seems to be based on this supposed solo date in Kingsport thus there is little evidence that Jimi wouldn't have been playing with Little Richard around this period. There was at least one date with Ike & Tina on the same bill (see 21 February 1965) but that doesn't necessarily exclude Jimi from playing with Little Richard as well.


Saturday 20 February 1965
An episode of the tv show "Hollywood A Go Go" featuring Little Richard is broadcast on this date, the recording date of the show is unknown. The appearance is listed in the tv guide for Saturday Evening as:
"9 - LITTLE RICHARD
on THE ONE! THE ONLY!
HOLLYWOOD a GO GO"

Unknown whether Hendrix participated in any way. According to information available online Little Richard only performed "Lucille" but I haven`t found the video (which apparently still exists) so can`t verify this. The program listing comes from the 20 February 1965 issue of "Pasadena Independent" (Pasadena, California). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).

Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin) listed what apparently was a rebroadcast of the show on 11 March 1965, this includes a partial line-up:
"6:30 - Hollywood A Go Go, channel 9. The Platters, Little Richard, Donnie Brooks, the Challengers and Johnny Crawford, Pat and Lolly Vegas, and others in a one-hour show." Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).



Sunday 21 February 1965 (ALSO WITH Ike and Tina Turner?)
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Jimi - "Yeah, I came out here before, yeah. I played here at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard about 4 or 5 years ago." Taped interview with Gus Gossert between 10-12 October 1968 at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco. Note that Jimi seems to say that he played with BOTH Ike & Tina and Little Richard on this date, is it possible that Jimi just filled in for a missing guitarist for Ike & Tina on this and perhaps some other dates and never fully joined the Turner revue?

John Goddard: "My favourite Fillmore show was Little Richard. The auditorium was packed, but then again, I never went to the Fillmore during that era when it wasn't packed. Charles Sullivan really brought in the big name acts. I was a huge Little Richard fan, and I was up front, taking tons of pictures. It was only years later that I found out that the guitar player, who kept getting in the way, was Jimi Hendrix. I remember him because he played with his teeth and behind his neck, but to me that night, he was just this guitar player who kept getting in the way of me taking pictures of Little Richard." From the book "Harlem of the West - The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era" by Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts.

The date for the John Goddard picture (and hence the date of the concert) comes from the book "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" by Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber and is based on Goddard's calendar notes.


TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 1965
Riverside Park, Phoenix, Arizona
Billed as "Little Richard and His Royal Company". Complete line-up: Little Richard, The 4T's, Larry Laster, Malcolm and Eddie and The Royal Guards. According to one ad "Admission $2.50 per person tax incl.". The date comes from ads published in the "Arizona Republic" (Phoenix, Arizona) 4, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 & 23 February 1965. Scans of the issues are available at www.newspapers.com.

Oddly there`s also an ad in the 1 March issue which states "Tonight!". The 1 March ad must have been run by mistake. There are 11 ads with the 23 February date, the 23 February ad states "Tonight! Feb. 23rd" thus including the date which the 1 March ad doesn`t do only stating "Tonight!" and finally Little Richard was advertized to appear at the 49er 1 March 1965 (see next date). It is of course possible that there was a last minute cancellation but based on available evidence en error seems more likely.

Found on Newspapers.com

Monday 1 March 1965
The 49er, 10715 East Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California
The date comes from an ad published in the 12 February 1965 issue of "Pasadena Independent" (Pasadena, California), Ike And Tina turner are listed as "Special monday night" (thus 15 February) and Little Richard is listed as "Coming Monday, March 1". Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com. The Little Richard appearance is also mentioned in a column in the 26 February issue which states it will be "a one-night performance".

Found on Newspapers.com

Saturday 6 March 1965

Los Angeles, California
An episode of the tv show "American Bandstand" featuring Little Richard performing "It Ain't Whatcha Do" and "Lucille" is broadcast on ABC on this date. The show was presented by Dick Clark and filmed in Los Angeles, California. The performance is a playback (recording date unknown), not a live performance, but one of the royal guardsmen behind Little Richard is Jimi Hendrix doing a cameo.



Monday 8 March 1965

The Pink Carousel, 11500 Paramount Boulevard, Downey, California

Billed as "Little Richard Plus an All Star Cast". The date and line-up info comes from an ad published in the 7 March 1965 issue of "Independent Press-Telegram" (Long Beach, California). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com.

Found on Newspapers.com

FRIDAY 19 MARCH - SATURDAY 20 MARCH 1965
Ciro's aka Ciro's Le Disc, 8433 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California
Advertized in "Valley News" 19 March 1965: 
"Ciro's in Hollywood brings in famed Little Richard to headline a big Friday and Saturday show". Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com.

Jimi stated in the 15 June 1969 interview with Nancy Carter that he played Ciro's with Little Richard.

Found on Newspapers.com

TUESDAY 23 March 1965 - saturday 27 MARCH 1965 - THE BYRDS
Ciro's aka Ciro's Le Disc, 8433 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California
Not Little Richard gigs but a residency by the Byrds. Jimi, however, seems to have been around for much of the time. Roger McGuinn:
"In the early days The Byrds worked with Little Richard when Hendrix was just the sideman playing guitar. We shared the stage at [Sunset Strip club] Ciro’s for a month or so. Then after Clarence White joined The Byrds, Hendrix came backstage at the Whiskey A Go Go, walked over to Clarence and told him how brilliant he was. He was a big admirer of Clarence’s guitar work, as we all were." 10

Found on Newspapers.com

FRIDAY 2 April 1965
Rollarena, San Leandro, California

Photograph taken at the gig published in book "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" by Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber with location & date (Photo credited to Caesar Glebbeek / Univibes Collection). The location is given as "San Leandro Roller Rink", the actual name of the venue would seem to be "Rollarena" which was indeed a roller-skating rink in San Leandro http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/rockin-at-the-rollarena-pre-summer-of-love/


SATURDAY 3 APRIL 1965?
Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.


FRIDAY 9 APRIL - SATURDAY 10 APRIL1965?
Ciro's aka Ciro's Le Disc, 8433 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California?
Roby & Schreiber list two more dates at Ciro's in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided. A duplicate date for the 19-20 March appearance or did Little Richard play the club twice in March - April 1965?


APRIL 1965
New York City, New York
Hendrix arrives in New York City with Little Richard.


Friday 16 April 1965

Los Angeles?, California
An episode of the tv show "Shebang!" featuring Little Richard is broadcast on this date, in color. The show was presented by KRLA dj Casey Kasem and produced by Dick Clark Productions. Some shows still survive, whether this is one of them is not known, no video seems to circulate. The recording date & location is unknown.

Since the tv guide listed this as "Shebang! Casey Kasem, Little Richard" one assumes Richard was the headlining guest and thus did perform on the show  - but was the show broadcast live or did they use a pre-recorded performance, did Little Richard appear in playback, solo or with a band?
6 As Little Richard had a gig in New York City on this date the appearance on the tv show had most likely been taped in advance during his February-April stay in California.


Friday 16 April 1965 - Saturday 17 April 1965
Paramount Theatre, New York City, New York
Headliner is comedian Soupy Sales, the line-up according to a flyer / poster also includes the Hullaballoos, the Detergents (featuring future the Archies lead singer Ron Dante), Shirley Ellis, Dee Dee Warwick, the Hollies, King Curtis, Little Richard, the Exciters, the Hullaballoo Dancers, the Vibrations, the Uniques and many others.

According to the The New York Times 17 April 1965 issue (available in the website archive) the show was promoted by Morris Levy who had rented the theatre for a year, the morning admission was $2.50 which became $3.00 at noon and the theater had a capacity of 3660 people.

An article in the 1 May 1965 issue of "The Pittsburgh Courier" (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) quotes Little Richard:
"They wanted me to cut my act to six minutes. I take that long just to warm up. It was an insult to me as an artist."

And a quote from Morris Levy: "Richard was uncooperative from the start. We had a long show, and to give every act a chance to get on and do its stuff, we limited all of the acts` time."

The article also adds that: ""Little" Richard indicated that he will file a suit against Levy`s firm, unless he gets paid his $3,500 for the 10 days, although he only played two.". Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com.

Found on Newspapers.com


Friday 30 April 1965
Union College Field House, Schenectady, New York
Complete line-up: The Shirelles, Gary (U.S.) Bonds and Little Richard. Concert at 8:30 p.m., tickets in advance (Miller's Music Store) and at the door $2.50. Line-up & ticket info comes from an ad published in the 30 April 1965 issue of "The Times Record" (Troy, New York) which tells us that the concert is "Tonight at 8:30 p.m." 12 Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com.

Found on Newspapers.com

Postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped Sunday 2 May 1965 in New York City
(Postcard depicts a Unisphere, a sculpture made for New York World's Fair 1964-65):
" Dear Dad. Well, I made another drastic move. We're in New York now. We've been here for about a week now. I guess we'll stay here about a month, playing diffrent jobs around town here, and New Jersey. So, take it easy, write back soon. Jimmy My adress is Theresa Hotel 2090 Rm 416 7th Av NY"


Saturday 8 May 1965?
Syracuse College, Women's Building, Syracuse, New York?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.


Wednesday 12? May 1965
Donnelly Theater, Boston, Massachusetts
Roby & Schreiber list this date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.
Peter Guralnick:
"Maybe what stands out most of all for me, though, is Little Richard’s epic “I Don’t Know What You’ve Got (But It’s Got Me).” As Joe wrote on the final page of the book, it is “arguably the greatest soul ballad of all time. The Mt Rushmore of soul.” And it is. I can remember seeing Richard with Jimi Hendrix on guitar at the Donnelly Theater in Boston in May of 1965 around the time he recorded the song. (I ushered the show!) He didn’t sing “I Don’t Know What You’ve Got” that night. His showstopper was “Shake a Hand,” on which he left the mike and came to the edge of the stage, projecting his voice effortlessly without amplification and imploring the audience to join him. Which, without hesitating for a second, they very soulfully did." From www.peterguralnick.com/post/51797896602/a-word-from-mr-c-lost-soul

Donnelly Theatre has also been known as Loew's State Theater, Donnelly Memorial Theater and Back Bay Theater, please see "The Live Tape" page.


Monday 17 May 1965
WABC-TV, New York City, New York
An upcoming tv appearance by Little Richard was advertised on the WABC 11 May 1965 radio survey: "Next week, Cousin Brucie's "Go Go" TV guests are Ruby & the Romantics, Timi Yuro, and Little Richard"

Billboard reported in it's 30 January 1965 issue about the WABC-TV program "Go!Go!" as follows: "WABC-TV in New York recently debuted a 30-minute video record artist stanza spotlighting WABC radio disk jockeys Scot Muni and Bruce Morrow. Aired 7-7:30 p.m. Mondays, "Go!Go!" ... The audience is seated in bleachers arranged in a semi-circle with the guest performing within the area. This enables director-producer Jorn Winter's cameras to shoot them with the audience as a backdrop. ... The mikes are left on during the vocalizing to catch audience reaction and response minimizing the dead effect of the lip synch."

So this was most likely a lip sync exercise. Still, as Jimi did a cameo during the American Bandstand -broadcast you never know what to expect if this program still exists in the archives. As the appearance was a playback this is likely to not have been a live broadcast but instead a pre-recorded performance, date unknown, possibly April 1965?

The information in Billboard seems to have been completely accurate as a TV listing in the Monday 17 May 1965 issue of The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) includes the show under the "Monday Evening" -listing on WABC channel 7 at 19.00:
"7:00 ( 7)-Go! Go! Variety. Guests include Ruby and the Romantics and Little Richard."

Buddy Miles played with Ruby and the Romantics for awhile, it would be interesting to know if he was in the band at the time of this broadcast. According to David Henderson in his book "Jimi Hendrix" Jimi first met Buddy at the Uptown Club in Montreal when Jimi was playing with the Isley Brothers and Buddy with Wilson Pickett. No date is given but the text suggests that this would have been in 1964 so if correct Jimi & Buddy would already have known each other in 1965.


Wednesday? May? 1965
Long Pond Inn, Greenwood Lake, New York

Peter Sando (of the Rahgoos / Gandalf) and Eddie Gamble (playing in a band with drummer Johnny Gerard) both attend. 9


May 1965

Jimi receives payment from "Little Richard's Productions" for the "period ending May 27", netto sum $166.55. 8


SATURDAY 3 JULY 1965
Unknown location, Wildwood, New Jersey
This date was discussed on the www.atlanticcityweekly.com -website. The page included this recollection by Jerry Blavat:

"Do you remember hosting an historic Little Richard show at a vacant Acme market site in Wildwood the summer of 1965 or '66? My brother and I attended this show and we have both believed for years that the guitarist in Richard's band that night was the unknown "Jimmy" Hendrix. -- Rick Vito

Sure do, Rick. And your memory is excellent. It was a record hop I held on July 3, 1965, which I remember because it was my birthday. And you're right -- at that time Jimi Hendrix was a member of Little Richard's band, as was Preston Epps ("Bongo Rock"), who was then Richard's drummer. They had come from L.A., where Richard was living at that time, and were touring with him." 14


June - July? 1965
WLAC-TV studios, L & C Tower, 159 4th Avenue North, Nashville
Jimi appears as a guitar player with "The Royal Company" playing back-up for Buddy & Stacy on the WLAC-TV Channel 5 show "Night Train" performing "Shotgun". On the same show Jimmy Church performs "In The Midnight Hour", the Wilson Pickett version of the song was released in late June - early July. Little Richard did not appear in the show.

According to Roby & Schreiber in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" the date was 6 July and Little Richard performed at the New Era Club that evening with Jimi having a jam session with Glen Willings, George Yates and Johnny Jones afterwards at the Del Morocco. No source for the information is provided.


TUESDAY 6 JULY 1965?
New Era Club, Nashville, Tennessee?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.


FRIDAY? 9? JULY - SATURDAY? 10? JULY 1965
The Flamingo, Cincinnati, Ohio
Roby & Schreiber list 9 & 10 July 1965 at the Flamingo Club in Newport, Kentucky in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided. Looks like there is a mistake in the location given as an article about liquer licences published in the Friday 2 July 1965 issue of The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) includes the following:
"Charles Stegman, owner of The Flamingo, a former gambling casino which now features rock and roll bands, said the ruling may force him to close too" ... "We got Little Richard coming in here for two nights next week and it`s costing us $3000. We can`t do stuff like that if we got to close early."

So it seems Roby & Schreiber may have had the right dates as they match the timeframe given in the article but got the location wrong as Newport is an area of the city of Cincinnati as well as a city in the state of Kentucky.


MONDAY 12 JULY? - THURSDAY 15? JULY? 1965
Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, New York
Roby & Schreiber give these dates for the Apollo gigs in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.
Robert Penniman: "It came to a head in New York where we had been playing the Apollo, and Hendrix missed the bus to Washington, D.C., I gave him the word that his services were no longer required. We had some words. I explained why we were doing this. I was running the road for Richard and I didn't accept that kind of bullshit. 7


FRIDAY 16 JULY 1965
The Coral Reef, Newburgh, New York
Billed as Little Richard & His Revue. If the preceding Apollo dates are correct then Jimi may already have been fired from the band. Advertized in "Poughkeepsie Journal" (Poughkeepsie, New York) 16 July 1965. Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com. 

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JULY 1965
Unknown location, Washington, D.C.
Jimi had probably already been fired from the band.


SUNDAY 25 JULY 1965
Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Complete line-up: Jay and The Americans, Little Richard, The Chiffons, Sir Douglas Quintet, The Halos (formerly the Angels), Jimmy Velvet, The 4T's, Malcolm & Eddie and Larry Laster.
A poster for this gig was auctioned by hakes.com 17 March 2017. The poster also separately mentions "The Little Richard Revue And Orch" and "The Royal Guards".  Jimi had probably already been fired from the band. Allentown Fairgrounds is still in use today.

Little Richard Allentown 1965 poster
Image courtesy of www.hakes.com



SOURCES
1 Reproduced in the book "Jimi Hendrix A Visual Documentary" by Tony Brown. Better quality (but incomplete) scans of the postcard were published on the Experience Hendrix Facebook-page.
2 Reproduced in Univibes #17. The date on postal stamp is impossible to read in the small pic except for "JAN", unknown if it can be read on the card itself. The date is given as 28 January 1966 in Univibes but the card is clearly from 1965.
3 The date comes from an ad published in the 22 January 1965 issue of "Lake Charles American-Press" (Lake Charles, Louisiana). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
4 "The Life And Times Of Little Richard" by Charles White p.126 (Omnibus Press 2003 edition)
5 Roby & Schreiber list the location in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" as Will Rogers Auditorium and the date as 29 January but no source for the information is provided, likely to be guesswork based on Jimi's postcard.
6 The date comes from a program listing published in the 11 April 1965 issue of "Independent Press-Telegram" (Long Beach, California). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
7 "The Life And Times Of Little Richard" by Charles White p.131 (Omnibus Press 2003 edition)
8 This receipt was a part of the Joey Dee photo & clippings collection sold on eBay in 2003.
9 Eddie Gamble bio at www.eddiegamble.com
10 A feature on the Classic Rock -magazine website tiled "The Byrds' Roger McGuinn on the night he jammed with Hendrix and Clapton" 15 November 2016
11 The dating of the photos at Getty Images is all over the place. Apart from wearing two different jackets Richard has the exact same hairdo & moustache, the same shirt & continental tie and the same arm bracelet in all pictures. Three of the shots at Getty are credited to Gilles Petard with a 1965 date, this may or may not be correct. What I do know for sure is that so far all of the newpaper ads, posters and programmes for the 1965 dates all use pictures from this session so they were clearly send out to promotors for advertizing in 1965. One portrait of Little Richard with the address of his booking company listed at the bottom is dated circa 1957 at Getty but all four pictures embedded on this page come from the same shoot, most likely done in either 1964 or 1965.
12 This appearance was listed in Tony Brown's "A Visual Documentary" but with a slightly incorrect date, Tony listed the appearance as 1 May 1965, the correct date is 30 April 1965
13 the website www.frankwood.net/richard.html is now offline but copies of the picture are still to be found on the internet
14 the webpage www.atlanticcityweekly.com/news-and-views/hendrix_in_wildwood-50788537.html has now been deleted