Fumble – on tour with the Rock 'n' Roll Greats!
Fumble with David Bowie
Fumbe toured America with David Bowie on his legendary “Ziggy Stardust” tour of 1973
New Musical Express, 6 Feb 1973
Philadelphia • Nashville • Memphis • Detroit • Chicago • Los Angeles • Hollywood
front page: 'BOWIE WANTS FUMBLE'
'David Bowie has asked British rock'n'roll revivalists Fumble to join him on the rest of his current British tour. Apparently Bowie's attention was first drawn to Fumble by the novel cover of their current EMI album - and liked what he'd seen.'
”I adore them. They're very unpretentious about revamping that whole era."
(David Bowie about Fumble 1973)
read Des Henly's blog about his experiences on the road with David Bowie
Fumble with Chuck Berry
1973 - London, Rainbow theatre
1973 – Chuck Berry, Summer Rock Festival (Frankfurt, Germany)
1977 - Chuck Berry, Barcelona, Spain
photos from Barcelona are in the 'Photos' section
read Des Henly's blog about his experiences on the road with Chuck Berry
1976 - Fats Domino Tour (Germany, Austria)
Hamburg • Cologne • Munich• Linz • Ludwigshafen • Essen • Vienna • Villach
Some tracks on the live Album "Rumble with Fumble" were recorded on the Fats Domino tour. At the beginning of the record Fumble are announced as "England's best Rock'n'Roll Band"
Fumble with Bill Haley in 1972 and on his very last tour
1972 - Bill Haley (German tour)
Frankfurt • Bremen • Mannheim • Munich • Bielefeld • Hamburg
1980 – Bill Haley's very last tour (South Africa)
Fumble also supported Bill Haley on his very last tour in 1980. Johannisburg • Durban • Cape Town
Fumble with Paul McCartney & The Wings 1979
The Buddy Holly Tribute Concert
14th Sept. 1979, Hammersmith Odeon, London
After Des had become an outrider for the Beatles when they played in Weston-super-Mare in 1973, Fumble were invited to play with Paul McCartney and the Wings and others at the Hammersmith Odeon.
Read Des Henly's blog about his encounter with the Beatles in 1963