Friday, February 26, 2010

SANTANA FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST 1967-1972

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Carlos Santana, Tom Fraser, Michael Shrieve, Don Wehr, Dale Ockerman, Greg Vick, Russell Spornberger, Craig Reed, Louis Bruno, Jeff Harwell, Colin Hill, Steve LaRosa, Brett Champlin, Robbie Stokes, Karim Brichi, The Concert Database, Rock Tour Database, and Light Into Ashes, to whom I'm most grateful.


SANTANA BLUES BAND #1 (FEB 1967 - JUN 1967)
1) Carlos Santana vocals, lead guitar, maracas
2) Michael Carabello percussion
3) Danny Haro drums
4) Sergio 'Gus' Rodriguez bass
5) Thomas 'Tom' Fraser vocals, rhythm guitar
6) Gregg Rolie vocals, organ


March 1, 1967: The Ark, Gate 6, Sausalito, CA

March 17, 1967: Winchester Cathedral, Redwood City, CA with Chocolate Watchband, Sly And The Family Stone
The band was billed on the poster only as 'Santana Blues'. The band was paid 75 dollars for this show. Their future drummer Michael Shrieve was in the audience and this was the first time he saw them. He told his brother Kevin (that was with him that night): “I really want to play with these guys!".

March 30-31, 1967: California Hall, 625 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA with Hedds, Sparrow, Outcasts, Orkustra, Lights by Headlights "April Fool's Dance-Concert and Costume Ball"
The band was billed on the poster only as 'Santana Bluz' (sic).

April 14-16, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Howlin' Wolf, Country Joe And The Fish, Loading Zone
Bill Graham invited the band to perform at this gigs, but at last minute they cancelled because Carlos Santana was hospitalized with tuberculosis!.

April 21-23, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Howlin' Wolf, Big Brother And The Holding Company, The Harbinger Complex
Bill Graham invited the band to perform at this gigs, but at last minute they cancelled because Carlos Santana was hospitalized with tuberculosis!.

April 28-29, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Steve Miller Blues Band, Buffalo Springfield
Bill Graham invited the band to perform at this gigs, but at last minute they cancelled because Carlos Santana was hospitalized with tuberculosis!.

June 16, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Who, Loading Zone
The band's name is not mentioned on the concert poster. The band was scheduled to play on day 17 too, but finally an angry Bill Graham fired them for showing up late at this show (they was banned from that venue by Graham but they were invited back later....).

June 23 (or 24 or 25), 1967: Folsom Street & 7th Street, San Francisco, CA with Mad River, Big Brother and The Holding Company, New Delhi River Band, Mount Rushmore, Freudian Slips, Flying Circus, The Amplified Ohm, Bay Area Quintet, Freedom Highway, Gossamer Kyte, Morning Glory, The Raven, Sonny Lewis Quartet, Ulysses Crockett and The Afro Blues Persuasion, West Coast Distributor, Transatlantic Railroad, Sunshine, The Yards, Silver Blimp, Derik Highlights, Junior and The Deltatrons, Vast Minority, Tiny Hearing Aid Company "First Annual Synanon Street Fair"
This free street fair was held from June 23 to June 25, and according to an eyewitness, the Santana Blues Band played only the first day (23) with Mad River and many other local bands, although Ralph Gleason's Chronicle column of June 23, 1967 listed them to appeared on June 24 or 25.


SANTANA BLUES BAND #2 (JUL 1967)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Tom Fraser
4) Michael Carabello (?)
5) Don Wehr drums


July 1967: Grant And Green Saloon, 1371 Grant Avenue at Green Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
While the Santana Blues Band was searched for a new bass player and a new drummer (and maybe a new percussionist if Carabello had also already left the band by then) they did this one gig with Carlos' friend Don Wehr who filled in on drums, and maybe without a bass player, although their future member David Brown sat-in on bass when they played "Jingo" and the band asked him to joined them right after away after the gig.   


SANTANA BLUES BAND #3 (JUL 1967 - AUG 1967 (?))
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Tom Fraser
4) David Brown bass
5) Marcus 'The Magnificent' Malone percussion
6) Rod Harper drums



July 28, 1967: Carlmont YMCA, San Carlos, CA with The VIP's and others
Supposedly the first and only gig of the lineup #3 (and also Tom Fraser's last gig with the band). 


SANTANA BLUES BAND #4 (AUG 1967 (?) - NOV 2?, 1967)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) David Brown
4) Marcus Malone
5) Rod Harper


November 17-19, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA
Supposedly Rod Harper's last gig with the band.


SANTANA BLUES BAND #5 (NOV 2?, 1967 - JUN 1968) / SANTANA (JUN 1968 - JAN ??, 1969)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Marcus Malone
4) David Brown 
5) Bob 'Doc' Livingston drums


November 24, 1967: Actor's Workshop, 55 Colton Street, San Francisco, CA with All Men Joy, Douglas High Chair, Dr. Hoffman's Bicycle, Vulgar Kagan, Paul Ferraz Harp "Peace & Freedom Party Benefit Dance"

November 29, 1967: Amphitheatre, Fresno State College, Fresno, CA with Peace and Freedom Players, Bob Avakian "Peace And Freedom Party Rally"
The Peace And Freedom Party tour bus broked down, so a scheduled concert on Nov 28, 1967 could not take place. The free show (featuring Mount Rushmore) is postponed to the following day, and Santana Blues Band replaced them. The Peace And Freedom Party was seeking signatures to provide anti-Vietnam War candidates in the 1968 elections.

December 1-3, 1967: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA with Mad River, Lights by Puppy Farm

December 26, 1967: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA with Flying Tibetan Phurba "2nd Annual Grope For Peace"

1967: Panhandle Park, Oak Street At Masonic Avenue, near Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA "Peace And Freedom Movement"

1967 or 1968: unknown high school, unknown venue, CA
Their future drummer Michael Shrieve was in the audience.

January 18-20, 1968: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day (mis-billed as Beautiful Daze)

January 26-27, 1968: The Ark, Gate 6, Sausalito, CA with Womb

January 30-31 and February 1, 1968: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA with La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini's film)

March 1-2, 1968: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA with Charlie Musselwhite

March 20, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street at Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Blue Cheer, All Men Joy, Black Swan, Ace Of Cups, Creedence Clearwater (sic) "KMPX Strike Fund Benefit"
KMPX-fm was the first underground rock station, but Tom Donahue and his staff went out on strike in protest of ownership’s refusal to share the wealth (the staff later moved en masse to KSAN). Many other acts not shown on the concert poster may have actually played this benefit, including Santana Blues Band and Grateful Dead and maybe Charley Musselwhite, Kaleidoscope, Jeremy Steig & The Satyrs, Clover, Frumious Bandersnatch.

Spring 1968: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA "Tuesday Night Auditions"

April 4, 1968: Gym, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA

April 12-13, 1968: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA with Mad River, Dandelion Wine, Lights by Brotherhood of Light

April 19-21, 1968: Carousel Ballroom, Market Street at Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Erma Franklin, Frumious Bandersnatch

May 7-11, 1968: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA with Kaleidoscope (7-9), Clover (10-11), Granny Goose (10-11)

May 17-19, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street at Van Ness, Sa Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Junior Wells

May 24-25, 1968: Balconades Ballroom, San Jose, CA with Old Davis, Lights by Sandoz

May 28, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street at Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Allmen Joy, Loading Zone, Crystal Syphon, Phoenix, Country Weather, Indiand Head Band, Linn County, Mint Tattoo, Initial Shock, A.B. Skhy Blues Band, It's A Beautiful Day "Spring Medicine Show - A Benefit For The Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic"

June 16, 1968: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with The Steve Miller Band, Dan Hicks, Sandy Bull, Big Brother And The Holding Company "Matrix Benefit"

June 22, 1968 - August 1?, 1968: The Sanctuary, South Lake Tahoe, NV with Queen Lily Soap
Santana were the co-house band (together with Queen Lily Soap) at this club for about eight weeks, and played seven nights a week most weeks (June 22 was the start of the run). At this club Santana and Queen Lily Soap played as opening act of many "big names" like Moby Grape (in July).

Summer 1968: Deno and Carlo's, 728 Vallejo Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA with Devil's Kitchen, Creedence Clearwater Revival (several shows)

June 28-30, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street at Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Dog, It's A Beautiful Day, The Youngbloods

July 20, 1968: Berryessa Bowl, Lake Berryessa, CA with Overbrook Express

July 26-27, 1968: Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA

July 28, 1968: Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sons of Champlin, Chambers Brothers, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Beggar's Opera (filled in for Morning Glory), Gypsum Heaps "The Flick presents - Come! Summer Rock Concert! at Stanford" (afternoon show)
Their future drummer Michael Shrieve supposedly saw the show. The band was introduced onstage still as 'Santana Blues Band' (they were also billed with that name on the poster). Michael Parrish attended the show and clearly remember a trumpet player in the band (I think only a "guest musician").

July 30-31 and August 1, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Butterfield Blues Band, Hello People

August 9-11, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street at Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Steppenwolf, Siegal Schwall Band

August 27-29, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Steppenwolf, Staple Singers

August 30, 1968: Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA with Kaleidoscope, The Duncan Dancers Present: Ballet Afro-Haiti, Magana Baptiste And Her Troupe Of East Indiand Dancers and Drummers, Dino Valente, Robert Weede, Loyd Carroll, Carol Kirkpatrick, Light Shows by The Ibis, Holy See, Jerry Abrams Head Lights "Palace Of Fine Arts Festival - An Annual Benefit For The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic & The Atheneum Arts"

September 2, 1968: Betty Nelson's Organic Raspberry Farm, Sultan, WA with Country Joe And The Fish, Grateful Dead (uncredited) and many more "2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival And Lighter Than Air Fair"

September 10 or 17 or 24, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Devil's Kitchen "Tuesday Night Auditions"
The band was introduced on stage still as 'Santana Blues Band'.

September 12-14, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Chicago Transit Authority

September 21, 1968: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA "Autumn Rock Concert"

September 25, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Steve Miller Blues Band, Flamin' Groovies, It's A Beautiful Day, The Womb, Cleveland Wrecking Company, Frumious Bandersnatch, Country Weather, Lights by The Garden of Delights "Peace & Freedom Benefit for Cabaret"

Fall 1968: tennis court, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA "Audition" (the band played for free)

Fall 1968: Gym, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA "school dance"

October 1, 1968: University Way NE (aka The Ave), University District, Seattle, WA with Frumious Bandersnatch, Youngbloods, Country Weather, Juggernaut, Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck, Congress Of Wonders, Alice Stewart, Cliff Wagner & The Second Coming, Floating Bridge, Caliope, and "the lovely Diane and her dance of death" "Love-U District Festival"

October 6, 1968: Civic Center, Provo Park, Berkeley, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Youngbloods, Frumious Bandersnatch

October 18, 1968: Elizabeth High School, Oakland, CA with Country Weather
The band was billed as 'Santana Blues Band' on the poster. 

October 20, 1968: Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with Linn County, Mad River, Grateful Dead, Stonehenge plus (cancelled) Special Jam with the Buddy Miles Express "Cal S.U.P.E.R.B. presents during All - Cal Weekend Cal Rock Concert"
Santana were advertised but were replaced by Linn County at last minute.

October 31 and November 1-2, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Procol Harum, Saloon Sinclair & Mother Bear

November 3, 1968: Selland Arena, 700 M Street, Fresno, CA with Country Joe And The Fish, Yankee Dollar, Thermal Vibration, Bluegrass Dakota and more "Climax of the Autumnal Equinox - Popular Music Festival"
The band was still billed as 'Santana Blues Band" on the poster.

November 13, 1968: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Elvin Bishop Band
This date was taken from the date on a live recording of what is cleary an early show that circulates with both a "1967" (wrongly) and "1968" (exact) date. However, there is no other evidence to substantiate this show took place either at The Matrix or on either of these dates. The (incomplete) set list is: 'Waiting', 'Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries', 'As The Years Go Passing By', 'Soul Sacrifice', 'Impose (Canto De Xango)' and 'Inpose Yipika Jeeh', the latter with flautist Al Burdett as guest.

November 15-16, 1968: Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Saturday show also featured a jam between members of Santana and It's A Beautiful Day. 

November 21, 1968: Boys Gym, Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Lights by Mr. What

November 22, 1968: Purpose Room, Campolindo High School, Moraga, CA with Country Weather, Ace Of Cups, Velvet Hammer
The band was billed as 'Santana Blues' on the concert poster.

November 27, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day "Thanksgiving Eve's private party"

December 1, 1968: Gym, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA with Power, Freedom Highway, Oxhide Brothers, Morning Glory, Lights by Glare "Delano Benefit College" (afternoon show)

December 19-22, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with The Grass Roots, Pacific Gas & Electric
The day 21 show was recorded and released posthumously on their Columbia's album: 'Live At The Fillmore '68' (March 11, 1997).

December 26, 1968: Cow Palace, Daly City, CA with Canned Heat, Steppenwolf, The New Buffalo Springfield, The Spencer Davis Group, Blue Cheer, Three Dog Night, The Electric Prunes, Flaming Groovies, Tender Loving Care "KYA Presents The San Francisco Holiday Rock Festival"

December 28, 1968: Sound Factory, Sacramento, CA with Country Weather
The band was credited as 'Santana Blues Band' on the concert poster.

December 30, 1968: Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA with Country Weather

December 31, 1968: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, It’s A Beautiful Day, Lights by Brotherhood of Light

January 10-11, 1969: TNT-Alpine Meadows, South Squaw Valley, West Lake Tahoe, CA


SANTANA #2 (JAN ??, 1969 - FEB 1969)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) David Brown
5) Bob Livingston


SANTANA #3 (FEB 1969)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) David Brown
5) Johnny Rae drums


February 11, 1969: Gymansium, Woodside High School, Woodside, San Mateo County, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, People, Spontaneous Interruption, Lights by Mr. What

February 13-16, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Collectors, Melanie


SANTANA #4 (FEB 1969 - MAY 1969)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) David Brown
5) Michael Shrieve drums


February ??, 1969 (date is approximate): California State University (aka Fresno State), Fresno, CA
Michael Shrieve's first gig with the band.

February 25, 1969 (date is approximate): Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with The Bronze Hog "Tuesday Night Auditions"
Supposedly Michael Shrieve's first gig with the band at the Fillmore West. Michael remember that the first time he played there, he got boos, and people were yelling, 'Where's Doc?' (Livingston, their former drummer). After he played a drum solo he got a big ovation though.

February 28 - March 1, 1969: New Dream Bowl Ballroom, Highway 29, Napa-Vallejo, CA with Sanpaku

March ?, 1969 (date is approximate): Provo Park, Berkeley, CA with Sons Of Champlin

March 1, 1969: Arena, Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA with Iron Butterfly, Blues Image

March 7, 1969: basketball gymnasium, James Lick High School, San Francisco, CA with Sweet Linda Divine (Linda Tillery of the Loading Zone), Gropus Cackus, Coffee 

March 8, 1969: Washington High School, Fremont, CA

March 12, 1969: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

March 14, 1969: Pavilion Building, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Frumious Bandersnatch, Country Weather, Stained Glass, Lights by Missionary Lights

March 15, 1969: Diablo Valley College Gym, Pleasant Hill, CA

March 16, 1969: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, 25th Avenue at Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA with MC5, Sons Of Champlin, Birth, Last Mile, Boogie, (possibly) Morning Glory, Allman Joy, Alice Cooper, Crazy Horse "free concert from 12 noon to 5:00pm" (Santana presence is uncertain)

March 21-23, 1969: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Dancing Food & Entertainment, Lights by Jerry Abrams Headlights
One of these shows was recorded and broadcast at an unknown date on local radio KMPX (a tape with the fm recording is circulating among fans with a misdated of May 13, 1968). The set list (incomplete) is: 'Waiting', 'Treat', 'Evil Ways', 'Shades of Time', 'Savor/Jingo', 'Persuasion' and 'Soul Sacrifice', the latter with various guest musicians.

March 26, 1969: Avalon Ballroom, Sutter Street At Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, AAA (Anonymous Artists Of American), Lamb, Brotherhood of Ligth, Allmen Joy "Rockarama!!! 5 Days Of Music At The Avalon Ballroom"

March 28, 1969: College Of San Mateo Gym, San Mateo, CA

March 29, 1969: Ice Palace, Las Vegas, NV with The Grateful Dead, Free Circus

April 1, 1969: Gymnasium, Las Lomas High School, 1460 South Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Sky Blue, W.C. Fields Movies

April 3-5, 1969: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA "Teen Expo '69"
The band was billed as 'Santana Blues Band' on the poster.

April 11-12, 1969: The Rose Palace, 835 South Raymond, Pasadena, CA with Aum (filled in for Kaleidoscope), Procol Harum
The band was billed as 'Santana Blues Band' on the poster.

April 18, 1969: Gym, Contra Costa High School, San Pablo, CA


SANTANA #4 (MAY 1969 - NOV 19, 1970)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) David Brown
5) Michael Shrieve
6) Jose 'Chepito' Areas percussion, timbales, trumpet
+
7) Alberto Gianquinto piano (occasional member)
8) Rico Reyes vocals, percussion (occasional member)


May 3, 1969: Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University Way NE (aka The Ave), University District, Seattle, WA with It's A Beautiful Day, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Country Weather, Spring, Alice Stuart Thomas, Gazebo, Juggernaut "Spring Flush"

May 9, 1969: The Rose Palace, 835 South Raymond, Pasadena, CA with Southwind, Grateful Dead, Kaleidoscope, Creedence Clearwater Revival (cancelled), the filmed farewell performance of Cream

May 10, 1969: Pacific Memorial Stadium, U of Pacific, Stockton, CA with Cold Blood, Sons Of Champlin, Elin Bishop, Country Weather, Sanpaku "Pacific Pop Festival" (noon to 7pm)

May 11, 1969: Aztec Bowl, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA with Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, Lee Michaels, Tarantula
In the same evening, Carlos Santana is guest of Grateful Dead for 26 min. on: 'Jam - Turn On Your Lovelight'. Broadcast live on American radio KPRI 106.5 San Diego.

May 15-18, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Youngbloods, Allmen Joy, Lights by Little Princess 109

May 24, 1969: Family Park, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA with Poco, Jefferson Airplane, Chuck Berry and others "2nd Annual Northern California Folk-Rock Festival"

May 28, 1969: Community Center Theatre, Berkeley, CA

May 28, 1969: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elvin Bishop, AUM, Bangor Flying Circus, Lights by Little Princess #109 "People's Park Bail Ball Benefit"

May 29, 1969: Exhbition Hall, Convention Center, Fresno, CA "Sounds Of The City"

May 30, 1969: Merced County Fairgrounds, Merced, CA with Elvin Bishop Band, Sanpaku, Crystal Syphon, Crazy Horse, Aum, Wildfire "Memorial Day Rock Festival"

June 10, 1969: Gym, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA "Graduation Dance"

June 14, 1969: The Fun House, South Lake Tahoe, CA with Sons Of Champlin, AB Skhy

June 20, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Impressions, Blues Image

June 21, 1969: Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT with It's A Beautiful Day, Lights by Rainbow Jam

June 28, 1969: San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA with Steppenwolf, Cat Mother
The band was still billed as 'Santana Blues Band'. 

July 3-5, 1969: The Fun House, South Lake Tahoe, CA

July 11-13, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Taj Mahal, Flamin’ Groovies

July 19, 1969: Gym, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA with Sanpaku, Fritz

July 20, 1969: unknown venue (maybe Fillmore West?), San Francisco, CA

July 21, 1969: Concord Armory, Concord, CA

July 25-26, 1969: Gold Creek Park, Woodenville, WA with Crome Syrcus (25), Albert Collins (25-26), It's A Beautiful Day (25-26), Bo Diddley (25-26), Flying Burrito Brothers (25), Youngbloods (25), Ten Years After (25), Tim Buckley (25-26), Guess Who (25-26), Murray Roman (25), The Byrds (25), Floating Bridge (26), Ike and Tina Turner Revue (26), Charles Lloyd (26), Lonnie Mack (26), The Flock (26), Chicago Transit Authority (26), Chuck Berry (26), Lights by The Retina Circus (25-26) "Seattle Pop Festival"

July 30, 1969: Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA "CBS Convention"

August 1, 1969: Atlantic City Race Track, Atlantic City, NJ with Crosby, Stills & Nash (cancelled), Chicago, Mother Earth, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Winter, Iron Butterfly, Procol Harum "Atlantic City Pop Festival"
The band was advertised still as 'Santana Blues Band' on the poster.

August 1-2, 1969: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Canned Heat, Three Dog Night, Sha Na Na, Lights by Joshua Light Show

August 8-9, 1969: The Pavilion, World's Fairground, Flushing Meadow Park, New Yok City, NY with Buddy Miles (8-9), Pacific Gas & Electric (8-9), Ten Years After (9) (cancelled), Chambers Brothers (9; filled in for Ten Years After)

August 10, 1969: Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New York, NY with Jefferson Airplane
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady sit in with Santana for songs 'Jam' and 'Uncle Sam Blues'.

August 11, 1969: The Catskills, New York State University, New York City, NY

August 16, 1969: Max Yasgur's dairy farm, White Lake, Bethel, Sullivan County, Woodstock Valley, NY with Quill, Keef Hartley Band, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Canned Heat, Mountain, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin & Her Kozmic Blues Band, Sly & The Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane "Woodstock Music & Art Fair presents An Aquarian Exposition - 3 Days Of Peace & Music (aka Woodstock or Woodstock Festival')"

August 21-23, 1969: Boston Tea Party, 15 Landsdown Street, Boston, MA with Savoy Brown Blues Band
The band was billed as 'Santana Blues Band' on the poster.

August 24, 1969: Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA with Country Joe And The Fish, Sly & The Fmaily Stone, Youngbloods, Steve Miller Band "Wild West Festival" (cancelled)

August 29, 1969: Main Point, Philadelphia, PA

August 30, 1969: Dallas International Motor Speedway, Lewisville, TX "Texas International Pop Festival"

August 31, 1969: Airline Highway Park and Fairgrounds, Prairieville, LA "New Orleans Pop Festival"

September 3, 1969: Welsh Auditorium, Grands Rapids, MI

September 4-7, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Sea Train, Yusef Lateef

September 9, 1969: unknown venue, St. Louis, MO

September 10, 1969: unknown venue, Kansas City, MO

September 11, 1969: unknown vneue, Omaha, NE

September 13, 1969: Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA with Blue Mountain Eagle

September 20, 1969: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA with Janis Joplin, Youngbloods

September 26, 1969: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

September 27, 1969: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

October 1, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Mike Bloomfield & Friends, Toung & Groove, Shades Of Joy "Grape Workers Strike Benefit"

October 1, 1969: Oakland Auditorium Theatre, Oakland, CA

October 2, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Janis Joplin, Blues Image, John Sebastian
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were forced to postpone the show, thereby opening the stage to Janis Joplin and Santana who stepped in to replace them along with the original billing of Blues Image and former Lovin’ Spoonful John Sebastian. The poster had already gone to print despite the scheduling change with Janis Joplin, Santana, Blues Image, John Sebastian.

October 3-4, 1969: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Janis Joplin, Blues Image, John Sebastian
Same as above.

October 4, 1969: Lake Amador Meadows, Lake Amador, Plumas County, CA with Kaleidoscope, Taj Mahal, Bo Diddley, Albert Collins, Al Wilson, Ike and Tina Turner, John Fahey, Cold Blood, Sons Of Champlin, Southwind, Linn County, Daybreak "Gold Rush Festival"

October 9, 1969: Gym, California State University, Hayward, CA

October 10, 1969: Convention Center, Fresno, CA with Black Ghost, Snail

October 11, 1969: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

October 16, 1969: New City Opera House, Minneapolis, MN

October 17-19, 1969: Kinetic Playground, 4812 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL with B.B. King (17-18), Albert King (17-18), Led Zeppelin (19), Lighthouse (19)

October 21-22, 1969: Ludlow Garage, 346 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH with Sons Of Champlin, Sound Museum, Justice

October 24, 1969: Ed Sullivan Show, CBS TV Show, Ed Sullivan Theatre, Broadway, New York City, NY (recording date)
The show was broadcasted on October 26, 1969. The band playing live songs 'Persuasion' and 'Jingo'.

October 24-25, 1969: East Bound Theatre, Detroit, MI

October 31 and November 1, 1969: Convention Hall, Civic Center, 34th & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA with Joe Cocker (31), Janis Joplin (31), B.B. King (31), Canned Heat (1), The Youngbloods (1), Chicago Transit Authority (1) "3rd Annual Quaker City Rock Festival"

November 2, 1969: Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA with Janis Joplin

November 7-8, 1969: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Humble Pie, The Butterfield Blues Band

November 9, 1969: unknow venue, Washington D.C. "Some Beautiful People"

November 11-12, 1969: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greewnwich Village, New York City, NY
Santana were scheduled but never played, as the venue had closed by then.

November 13-15, 1969: Boston Tea Party, 15 Landsdown Street, Boston, MA with Grand Funk Ralroad

November 16, 1969: Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH

November 21-22, 1969: Grande-Riviera Theatre, Detroit, MI with Spooky Tooth, The Nice, Edgar Winter

November 23, 1969: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI with The Sons, The Soup, ? (the name of the group is illegible on the poster), Lights by Diogenes & ? (the name is illegible on the poster)

November 26, 1969: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO with Zephyr, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
The show was originally scheduled for day 29.

November 27, 1969: Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT with Zephyr, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

November 28, 1969: Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX with Zephyr, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

November 29, 1969: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ with Zephyr, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

December 5-6, 1969: Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii with Country Joe And The Fish, Heavy Water

December 6, 1969: Altamont Raceway, Livermore, CA with Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

December 18-21, 1969: Winterland, Post Street At Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA with Fat Mattress, Kimberly (uncertain), Grand Funk Railroad, Lights by Brotherhood of Light

December 27 or 28 or 29, 1969: Miami-Hollywood Speedway, Pembroke Pines, FL with Vanilla Fudge, Crow, Smith, Canned Heat, Grateful Dead, Butterfield Blues Band, B.B. King, Hugh Masakela, Tony Joe White, Biff Rose, Amboy Dukes, Turtles, Motherlode, The Band, Johnny Winter, Cold Blood, Cradle, Sweetwater "Miami Rock Festival - Last Rock Festival of the 60's"

December 31, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Elvin Bishop, Joy Of Cooking

January 16-17, 1970: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Catfish, James Gang, Lights by Joshua Light Show

February 4, 1970: Family Dog On The Great Highway, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Kimberly
Pianist Alberto Gianquinto plays as guest on stage with the band on the song 'Incident At Neshabur'. The concert end with 'A Super Jam' with Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Gary Duncan and Paul Kantner. The whole show was filming for a TV special called 'A Night At The Family Dog'. A 29-min. segment of the film was broadcast in the show 'San Francisco Rock - A Night At The Family Dog' in April 27, 1970 on American TV KQED-PBS and finally the entire film was released on DVD on September 13, 2005.

February 6, 1970: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA
The concert was broadcast at an unknown date on American radio KPFA.

February 23, 1970: Winterland, Steiner Street At Post Street, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, It's A Beautiful Day, Ligths by Glenn McKays Headlights "Grateful Dead Benefit"
Benefit for the Grateful Dead who has been busted in New Orleans, LA, and needed some money for legal fees.

February 26, 1970: Convention Center, Fresno, CA with Wolfgang, Elvin Bishop Group

February 27, 1970: Gym, Ventura College, Ventura, CA with Wolfgang, Elvin Bishop Group

February 28, 1970: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

March 6, 1970: Gym, University Of Nevada, Reno, NV with Ballin' Jack, Kimberley

March 7, 1970: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

March 14, 1970: Electric Factory, 221 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA with Zephyr, Nat Turner's Rebellion, (possibly) Ten Wheel Drive

March 15, 1970: Boston Tea Party, 15 Landsdown Street, Boston, MA

March 19, 1970: Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA with Allman Brothers, Insect Trust

March 21, 1970: Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL

April 10-12, 1970: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with It's A Beautiful Day, American Dream (filling in for Free)
Pianist Alberto Gianquinto plays with the band as guest in all the three nights.

April 18, 1970: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK with Taj Mahal, It's A Beautiful Day "Sounds Of The 70's"
First show ever played in Europe. Pianist Alberto Gianquinto plays with the band as guest tonight.

April 24, 1970: Memorial Hall, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA with The Byrds

April 26, 1970: Frank W. Keaney Gymnasium, The University of Rhode Island campus, Keaney Road, Kingston, RI with Cold Blood "The Gansett Tribal Rock Festival"

May 22-23, 1970: Waikiki Shell Theatre, Honolulu, Oahu, HI with The Elvin Bishop Group

June 11, 1970: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA with It's A Beautiful Day, Muddy Waters

June 12-13, 1970: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY with John Lee Hooker

June 16, 1970: Town Hall, Birmingham, UK with Fourth Way

June 16, 1970: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

June 19, 1970: Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK

June 20, 1970: Casino De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland "Festival International De Jazz (aka Montreux Jazz Festival)"

June 21, 1970: unknown venue, Hamburg, West Germany "Hamburg Festival"

June 22, 1970: Beat Club, TV Show, NDR Studios, Bremen, West Germany (recording date)
The band plays three songs: 'Jingo', 'Treat' and 'Incident At Neshabur'. The show was broadcast at various unknown dates on TV.

June 23, 1970: Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark with It's A Beautiful Day, Rainbow Band

June 26, 1970: Kralingen Forest Park, Rotterdam, Netherlands "The Holland Pop Festival '70"
This three-day festival (26-28) was sponsored by 'Coca-Cola'. The whole festival was filmed and a film titled 'Stamping Ground' was released in theatres on the same year.

June 28, 1970: Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK "Bath Festival Of Blues And Progressive Music '70"
A two-day festival (28-29).

August 4, 1970: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Nicky Hopkins, Hot Tuna (with Dino Valenti)

August 10-12, 1970: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with The Voices Of East Harlem, Ballin' Jack, Pig Light Show

August 13, 1970: 'The Dick Cavett Show', ABC-TV Show, New York City, NY with Tony Randall, Frank Oz (broadcast date)
Santana perform several songs including: 'Gypsy Queen' and 'Black Magic Woman'.

August 14, 1970: Civic Center, Baltimore, MD with Savoy Brown

August 15, 1970: SUNY, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY with Miles Davis

August 18, 1970: Tanglewood, Lenox, MA with Miles Davis, Voices Of East Harlem, Despess "Bill Graham Presents The Fillmore At Tanglewood"

September 9, 1970: San Diego Community College, San Diego, CA

September 10-13, 1970: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Dr. John, Luther Allison

September 16-17, 1970: Mammoth Gardens, Denver, CO with Country Joe McDonald, Bread

September 18, 1970: Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT with Country Joe McDonald, Bread

September 19, 1970: Arizona Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ with Bread, Country Joe McDonald

September 20, 1970: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA with Country Joe McDonald, Bread, Boz Scaggs

September 24, 1970: Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

September 25, 1970: Houston Music Hall, Houston, TX

September 26, 1970: Hemisfair Arena, San Antonio, TX with Cold Blood, Elvin Bishop

September 27, 1970: Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Worth, TX with Cold Blood, Elvin Bishop Group

October 8, 1970: Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA with Edwin Starr

Octtober 9, 1970: Renssalear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

October 10, 1970: Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, RI with James Cotton Blues Band
Santana's performance was recorded. 

October 11, 1970: Robert Center, Boston College, Boston, MA with Paul Butterfield Blues Band

October 14, 1970: Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY with Elvin Bishop Group

October 17, 1970: Soccer Field, University Of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

October 21, 1970: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service

1970: 'Tonight Show with Johnny Carson', NBC-TV Show, New York City, NY

1970: 'The Bell Telephone Hour', NBC TV Show, Los Angeles, CA
The band perform: 'Soul Sacrifice' and 'Batuka' accompanied by The Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.


SANTANA #5 (NOV 20, 1970 - MAR 1971)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) David Brown
5) Michael Shrieve
6) Jose 'Chepito' Areas
7) Neal Schon rhythm guitar
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8) Alberto Gianquinto piano (occasional member)


December 4, 1970: Fillmore East, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY
Alberto Gianquinto plays with the band as guest tonight.

December 13, 1970: 'Fanfare', PBS TV Show with The Grateful Dead (broadcast date)
Public Broadcasting Service (the new name adopted by NET, the National Educational Television) screens Santana and The Grateful Dead in an uninterrupted hour-long show, in another installment in its 'Fanfare' series. The show is broadcast on Channel 13 at 10:00pm in the New York area and at the same hour on Channel 20 in San Francisco, and on a series of PBS affiliates around the country. 


SANTANA #6 (MAR 1971 - AUG 1971)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) David Brown
5) Michael Shrieve
6) Jose 'Chepito' Areas
7) Neal Schon
8) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo percussion
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9) Rico Reyes vocals, percussion (occasional member)


SANTANA #7 (AUG 1971 - SEPT 1971)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) Michael Shrieve
5) Jose 'Chepito' Areas
6) Neal Schon
7) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo
8) Rico Reyes
9) Tom Rutley bass
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10) Victor Pantoja percussion (occasional member)


SANTANA #8 (SEPT 1971)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Carabello
4) Michael Shrieve
5) Neal Schon
6) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo
7) Tom Rutley


SANTANA #9 (SEPT 1971 - OCT 1971)
1) Gregg Rolie
2) Michael Carabello
3) Michael Shrieve
4) Neal Schon
5) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo
6) Tom Rutley


SANTANA #10 (OCT 1971)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Shrieve
4) Neal Schon
5) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo
6) Tom Rutley


SANTANA #11 (OCT 1971 - JAN 1972)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Shrieve
4) Neal Schon
5) Thomas 'Coke' Escovedo
6) Tom Rutley
7) James 'Mingo' Lewis congas, percussion
+
8) Pete Escovedo percussion (occasional member)


SANTANA #12 (JAN 1972 - MAY 1972)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie (now only studio member)
3) Michael Shrieve
4) Neal Schon (now only studio member)
5) Jose 'Chepito' Areas
6) James 'Mingo' Lewis
7) Tom Rutley
8) Rico Reyes (now official member)
9) Tom Coster vocals, organ
10) Armando Peraza vocals, percussion
11) Douglas 'Doug' Rauch bass, rhythm guitar


SANTANA #13 (MAY 1972 - SEP 1972)
1) Carlos Santana
2) Gregg Rolie
3) Michael Shrieve
4) Neal Schon
5) Jose 'Chepito' Areas
6) James 'Mingo' Lewis
7) Tom Coster
8) Armando Peraza
9) Douglas 'Doug' Rauch


18 comments:

  1. Great listing, thank you for the research, it was a pleasure to review the history of the band and the venues and other acts they played with.

    The opening act for the Oct. 11, 1970 show at Boston College was the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. I recall as it was my very first rock concert.

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  2. You're welcome Craig! Thanks for the info about Paul Butterfield Blues Band, I just update my shows list and give you the credit for the help!

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  3. There are a few pieces of information that I would like to clarify with regard to the data on this post. My last name has been misspelled for the last 45 years. It is not "Tom Frazier". The correct spelling is Tom FRASER. It was I, not Carlos who invited Greg Rolie into the band. I was also the co-founder of the band not Greg.

    Other notes of interest?

    I was the one who had seen Carlos sit in with Mike Bloomfield. I remembered his name. I searched all the Santana names in the S.F. phone book. Because of my fluent Spanish, I finally got a hold of his mother who told me I would find him washing dishes at "Tick Tock" Burger Stand on 3rd Street in the City.

    I went to see him and complemented him on his guitar playing, told him of my acumen as a lead singer and rhythm guitar player. He expressed an interest in me and invited me to jam with Gus and Danny. We started rehearsing in Danny Haro's garage on 20th St. a few houses down from Portreo Ave. We rehearsed for a few weeks. Marcus Malone hooked up with us. Dave Brown hooked up with us. I then suggested to Carlos that adding keyboards was essential in carving out our sound. Carlos agreed, so I invited Greg Rolie to an audition (we had attended the same high school together).

    My exit from the band was not voluntary. We were now rehearsing at Marcus Malone's mother's house on De Haro St. in the Potrero Hill area. Greg Rolie convinced Stan Marcum (Band Manager at that time) and Stan convinced Carlos that even though I was the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, I was no longer needed since Greg had a good voice and Carlos' guitar was on fire. Carlos was very upset with this.

    Greg's egomania led him to believe he could eventually get rid of Carlos as well. He invited Neal Schon to join the band and then about two years later proceeded to tell Carlos he was no longer needed and that he was going on with Neal without Carlos still using the name Santana. It was at this point that the band unraveled and everyone started getting lawyers to protect their interests.

    They say what goes around comes around (Karma). Note: Greg broke off at that point and formed "Journey". He was only on the first album and was expelled by Neal, Ross Valery and the other band members in favor of Steve Perry. Go figure!

    If any one has photos ,film or video they could send me of the "Santana Blues Band" gigs between March 1st, 1967 ( 1st gig at the "Ark" ) and June 23rd, 1967 (Synanon Street Fair) including the week before when we opened for "The Who" at the Fillmore
    it would be much appreciated. Send to tfraser48@yahoo.com .

    Ps. You may detect a bit of ill will in parts of this post. No worries I'm over it. My gene pool has produced a guitar player extraodinaire . . James Fraser . . you can check hiom out on Google. Punch in "James Fraser King of the Blues" age 16 at the time . . . or www.gemanon.com his current endeavor. Peace be with you.


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  4. Tom, I was believing your version of events until you wrote that non-sense about Greg being on the first Journey album only and then being "expelled" by Neal and Ross in favor of Steve Perry.

    All of that if factually untrue. Greg was on SIX Journey albums, the last 3 of which were with Perry. Greg left on his own accord according to all in the band and according to Herbie Herbert as well.

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  5. Wasn't there (for lack of a better way of identifying him)an African-American conga drummer (Not Mike Carabello)originally with the band?I was playing with him,at Mushroom Studios at Playland at the Beach,while he was out on bail.(He told me he shot his wife's lover after catching them in bed)He was beyond belief!I thought I heard that it was he that "arranged"the way Jingo was evolved into the African-Latin rhythm that ended up being the signature way it ended up being played.I appolgise if I've gotten the facts wrong,I'm only reporting what I was told some 40+years ago.It was a Prevledge playing with him,even for the short time we played together.Any information would greatly be appreciated.Thank you.

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    1. you're right Doug, the conga player is Marcus Malone, he was in my family tree above, you do not see him? he was with the band after Mike Carabello because the latter was the first then he left and Marcus replaced him and then Marcus left and Mike rejoins the band.

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  6. Thanks Bruno.I couldn't remember his name(it was 40+ years ago and it was the 60's)although I recall them having to use two musicians (Mike and Chepito)to replace him.(That may have been Marcus speaking)Being a drummer,the LAST thing I wanted to play with was another drummer,especially a Congo drummer.(I was into hard rock influenced by the blues)But the second I heard Marcus,I was not only "sold"but knew I could both learn and be inspired by this drum genius.I seriously have never seen a Congo drummer that was this blessed with talent.Any idea what became of Marcus.Thanks for Replying and for this site.

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    1. You're welcome Doug! About Marcus, sorry, I do not have any idea of what happen to him after he left the band.

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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    2. MARCUS MALONE update as of last week (12/9/13).
      Tragic.
      http://youtu.be/NC0rmEwIrsg

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    3. There are a couple of follow-up videos to the first linked above about Marcus working hard to get back on his feet. For example:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYIFGqVU8lU

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    4. Check out the video of Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone's "reunion" with Carlos, less than 2 weeks after he was found as a homeless person in the first link above:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2rVpnWnRUU

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  7. Hi. Back on August 10, 1969 I went to a free concert in Central Park featuring Santana and Jefferson Airplane. This was the first of several times I saw Santana and it was just before they played Woodstock. Great show. I was able to get fairly close to the stage and I remember Bill Graham being there. At one point there was a jam session with members of both groups. I wish I had a digital camera back then. LOL. Anyway. I was searching on the internet for information on this particular show and I see a few people talking about the concert but they have the location wrong. They say the concert was held at the Central Park Band Shell but it wasn't. It was held on the Sheep Meadow of Central Park. I remember they had to build a stage for this concert. It definitely was not at the band shell. I've seen Santana over a dozen times now and will see them again next time they are in New York City.

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  8. Bruno, I'm shown as having been with Santana Blues Bands #3 and #4, which wasn't the case. I did play with Carlos in The Mocker Manor Blues Band during 1966, however and you correctly have me listed accordingly on the pertinent page. Can't take credit where it's not due! Thanks much for a great site.
    Steve LaRosa

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  9. For the August 8-9, 1969: The Pavilion, World's Fairground, Flushing Meadow Park Gig They opened for The Chambers Brothers...The headliner was supposed to be Ten Years After, but Bill Graham kept them from playing, as his contract for Filmore East say you couldn't play in the area for 45 days prior

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