Clarence “Frogman” Henry opened for The Beatles at 18 concerts in 1964

Clarence Henry, better known as Clarence “Frogman” Henry, was born in Louisiana in 1937. An accomplished singer and pianist, his signature song is “Ain’t Got No Home” from 1956, and his other hit was “(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do” in 1961. “Ain’t Got a Home” hit number three on the R&B Chart.

What many people do not know is that Clarence Henry opened for the Beatles at 18 concerts in 1964. He was the opening act for the Fab Four for 21 days in the UK, and afterwards crossed the Atlantic with them to open for dates in both the U.S. and Canada. The opening line-up in the UK concerts were Clarence Henry, Jackie DeShannon, and the Bill Black Combo. These artists were all aboard the plane with The Beatles as they made their second trip to the U.S. in 1964.

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