British Blues and R and B History

         History of "Crawdaddy" .     The origin of the name, the history of the song , and all about the Crawdaddy Clubs and previous "Crawdaddy" "Crawdaddies" or "Crawdad" bands.


     A short article by John Habes


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From 1916 to 2016 - the story of how Britain loved the Blues and took it back to the USA in the 1960s 
To follow soon    (I hope!) - Please watch this space

GIG GUIDE ... 2017

About Me

Paul Stokes, Drums, Vocals

Mick Gibson, Lead Guitar

Tony Hennessy, Bass, Vocals

John Habes, Vocals, Harmonica.

For those with time to kill who want to know everything (!) a full biography of the band and its members and some photos from 1965 - 2015 are here ....

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    Crawdaddy                   History

   Future CrawdaddyBlues Band Gigs in Chronological Order:

​​​​​​​​​Saturday 16th December 2017 ....Hounslow Sports & Social Club, 60,Grove Road, Hounslow TW33TH Saturday 3rd February 2018...........................Cross Lances, 236 Hanworth Road, Hounslow TW33TU  Friday 16th February 2018..........................Barley Mow, 67 Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE Friday 4th May 2018...................................Barley Mow, 67 Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE Friday 15th June 2018.................................Barley Mow, 67 Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE Saturday July 21st 2018..................................Cross Lances, 236 Hanworth Road, Hounslow TW33TU Friday August 3rd 2018...............................Barley Mow, 67 Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE Friday October 19th 2018............................Barley Mow, 67 Watersplash Road, Shepperton TW170EE Saturday November 10th 2018........................Cross Lances, 236 Hanworth Road,Hounslow TW33TU   **** ANY EXTRA 2018 BOOKINGS WILL BE ADDED AS AND WHEN DATES ARE CONFIRMED **** 

The Band

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BAND NAME REGISTRATION...

 PLEASE NOTE: "Crawdaddy Blues Band" is our registered band name in UK and USA (Details can be  found on bandname.com and archived in the British Library and the U.S. Library of Congress). The word "Crawdaddy" itself  is a traditional US name for a Crayfish and as such is in the public domain.  It is not to be confused with any other current or former bands, venues, functions  or restaurants worldwide called "Crawdaddy", "Crawdaddies" "Crawdaddys" or "Crawdad" or other derivative of the word.                  Our name is derived from our local 60's club the original Crawdaddy in Richmond (West London) but we have no direct connection with the current club in Richmond or any of the other clubs, restaurants or bands of that name in Southend,  Tokyo, Dublin, the U.S.A. or anywhere else. We are not aware of any other band of that name still in existence that was founded before Crawdaddy Blues Band in 1984. 


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