1st Tour: USA East-South-Midwest-West

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Jan 10 Fri: The TNT, Squaw Valley, CA
Jan 11 Sat: The TNT, Squaw Valley, CA

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Jan 17 Fri: Robertson Gym, University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA

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Late Jan: Santana #2
Left to Right *: Bob “Doc” Livingston (ds), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Michael Carabello (perc), David Brown (b), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo)
Note: Michael Carabello is coming back to the band, replacing Marcus Malone.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): A few days before we left, Stan said he had to tell me something. Marcus was in jail---for murder. (…) We had to think fast---Carabello had stopped playing with the band, but he was still hanging out with us. He knew all the songs and the parts, so the decision was easy. (p202)

Jan 27 Mon: Recording Of Unreleased Album “Freeway Jam”. Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Santana signed with Columbia in October 1968, and our contract took effect in December. The first person we met was David Rubinson---at that time he was Columbia’s staff producer on the West Coast. (…) He was going to be our producer, and the nearest CBS studios were in Los Angeles. That’s where we got ready to go in February of 1969. (…) We just didn’t feel any authenticity with Rubinson that time. (…) The album was going to be called Freeway Jam, after the tune we used to end our shows with, but this was nothing we wanted to come out, and CBS felt the same way. Now it seems impossible, but somehow we persuaded the record company to let us go back into the studio and not impose a producer on us. We finally agreed in 2004 to let the music be released for historical purposes. (p202-203)
Jan 28 Tue: Recording Of Unreleased Album “Freeway Jam”. Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Jan 29 Wed: Recording Of Unreleased Album “Freeway Jam”. Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Feb: Santana #3
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), David Brown (b), Johnny Rae (ds), Michael Carabello (perc), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo)
Note: Bob “Doc” Livingston is replaced by Johnny Rae.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): We went in and started rehearsing some new tunes, but nothing was coming together at first. This was when we decided to let Doc Livingston go---he kind of fired himself, really. Gregg asked him to leave, then we had a jazz drummer, Johnny Rae, with us for a few gigs---he played often with Cal Tjader and Gabor Szabo. (p206)
Feb 11 Tue: Gymnasium, Woodside High School, Woodside, CA
Feb 13 Thu: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Feb 14 Fri: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Waiting - Treat - Evil Ways - Shades Of Time - Savor/Jingo
Feb 15 Sat: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Feb 16 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Soul Sacrifice - Savor - Waiting - Evil Ways - You Just Don't Care - Treat - Chunk A Funk - Persuasion - Jingo - Jam - Conquistadore Rides Again

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Feb: Release of "The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper"
Original release on 2LP(foc) (Col USA CG 6)
Track: Sonny Boy Williamson (6:04)
Musicians: Mike Bloomfield, John Kahn, Al Kooper, Skip Prokop, Carlos Santana
Recorded: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA Sept 28, 1968
Re-release: "The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper" on March 11, 1997 on 2CD (Col: USA 64670, Austria 475978-2)

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Feb: Santana #4
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), David Brown (b), Michael Shrieve (ds), Michael Carabello (perc), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo)
Note: Johnny Rae is replaced by Michael Shrieve.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): One day I saw Michael Shrieve come into Pacific looking to get some studio time for his band. He was a drummer I knew who hung with some of the guys in Jefferson Airplane, so I invited him to jam with us. (…) We kept playing into the night. (…) We felt a chemistry right off the bat. We asked Michael to join the band almost immediately, and he said yes. (…) Santana had its first stable lineup together, the one the world would get to know from our first three albums---Gregg, David, Carabello, Michael, Chepito, me, and a few people we added later. (p207-208)
Michael Shrieve’s partial speech at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction. (Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY January 12, 1998): (…) But, one night I was visiting a recording studio that I used to frequent to try to hustle free studio time for my own group. I’m walking in the front door and the drummer from Santana is walking out. I go inside and Santana was in the studio recording their first album for Columbia and Clive Davis, and they had just had a big falling out with their drummer! A couple of the guys recognized me from a year ago and asked me if I’d like to jam. Well, we jammed. We played all night long and at the end of the night we all gathered in a small room off to the side. Actually, I think it was just Carlos, Gregg, and I. Carlos asked me if I would like to join the band. I said, “You know, let me check my schedule.” Just kidding! That night they followed me home and I went into the house and woke my folks up and said, “See you later. This is where I get off.” I ran out to the street, jumped into the car and drove up to San Francisco’s Mission District where the band was living in a house together. I took my appropriate place on the couch and, despite the excitement and because of the late hour, fell asleep. I was in the band. And what a band it was! I soon saw this was no peace, love, hippie thing. This band was like a street gang and its weapon was music. (…)
Feb: California State University, Fresno, CA
Note: Michael Shrieve’s first show with Santana.
Feb 21 Fri: Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA

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Feb 25 Tue: Audition Night. Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Note: Michael Shrieve's first show with Santana at the Fillmore West. He recalls that the first time he played there with the band, people are yelling, 'Where's Doc?' (Livingston, their former drummer), but after a drum solo, he gets a big ovation.
Feb 28 Fri: The Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA
March 1 Sat: The Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA

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March 1 Sat: Earl Warren Arena, Santa Barbara, CA
Note: The band’s name is not printed on the concert handbill, only as a “guest act to be announced”. On the same day, Santana also plays at The Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA.

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March 7 Fri: James Lick High School, San Jose, CA
Quote from James Bettencourt (June 2, 2010): My friend Jamie called Bill Graham (promoter and Fillmore owner), and asked for Santana to play. Bill asked how much the student body had as a budget, and Jamie told him we had $2,500.00. Bill laughed and said “no way”, Jamie said “thank you, we will get someone else”. Bill called back within about 10 minutes, and said “OK, you can have them and the three other groups for that price”! Keep in mind Santana’s first album was not yet out or just released at that time, and they were not a major player on the U.S. scene, except for the West Coast. Anyway, the school barely broke even money wise on the event, and after the concert a single wine bottle was found on the basketball gymnasiun floor where it was held. The Dean of the school said they would never do this again! A major scandal for the school!

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March 8 Sat: Washington High School, Fremont, CA
March 12 Wed: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
March 14 Fri: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
March 15 Sat: Diablo Valley College Gym, Pleasant Hill, CA
March 21 Fri: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Waiting - Treat - Evil Ways - Shades Of Time - Savor/Jingo - Persuasion - Soul Sacrifice (1)
W/various artists (1)
Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on American radio KMPX. Set list might also be from March 22, 1969 or March 23, 1969.
March 22 Sat: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
March 23 Sun: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

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March 26 Wed: Rockarama!!! 5 Days Of Music At The Avalon Ballroom. Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Waiting - Persuasion - Treat - Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice

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

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March 29 Sat: International Ice Palace, Las Vegas, NV

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April 1 Tue: Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, CA

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April 3 Thu: Teen Expo. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
April 4 Fri: Teen Expo. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
April 5 Sat: Teen Expo. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

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April 11 Fri: The Rose Palace, Pasadena, CA
April 12 Sat: The Rose Palace, Pasadena, CA

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April 18 Fri: Contra Costa College Gym, San Pablo, CA
May: Santana #5
Left to Right *: Michael Shrieve (ds), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo) (bottom), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), David Brown (b), Michael Carabello (perc)
Note: A second percussionist joins the band, Jose “Chepito” Areas. This is the first Santana lineup to have an album released.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Carabello used to go to the beach and play there with whoever was hanging out. While we were waiting to find out what was happening with Marcus, Carabello met a guy who played percussion and was part of a group called the Aliens. (…) The guy, Jose Areas, played congas on one tune, then timbales on another---then soloed on trumpet, too! He was incredible. (…) He was from Nicaragua and kind of small, and they called him Chepito. (…) By the time Santana went back to the studio in May for a second try, Chepito was part of the band. (p204-205)
Michael Carabello Interview by J. Rudy Ramirez (1996): Michael reported leaving the early Santana Blues Band due to a dispute with the other members, who wanted to continue to play while Carlos was in the hospital with tuberculosis. A flashy conga showman named Marcus Malone was brought in to replace Michael and continued with the band even after Carlos’ recovery. Marcus’ later arrest for manslaughter would open the door for Michael’s return, but he felt insecure and nervous trying to find a way to compensate for Marcus’ crowd-pleasing flair. The answer came to him at a percussion jam near San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. As Michael describes it, “One Sunday I was out at Playland at the Beach, on Great Highway, playing congas with two other guys. You know, somebody always comes along and wants to play your drum.” “So this guy comes up and asks me if his friend could play and I said ‘Sure,’ and this guy sits down and plays some shit I had never heard. That was Chepito.” Impressed by the new guy’s playing at the jam session, Michael went to see him perform at the Nite Life Night Club on San Bruno Avenue with The Aliens, a Top 40 band. There was “Chepito,” (José Areas, a recent immigrant from Nicaragua,) on stage, alternating between congas, timbales, and trumpet…Michael was further blown away, as were Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie on a subsequent visit, and Chepito was invited to join Santana. The merging and blending of Michael and Chepito’s percussion styles proved to be very potent, and became a major strength of the Santana band, as did their input into the band’s arrangements and repertoire. One of Michael’s contributions was his insistence that Santana record Tito Puente’s song “Oye Como Va,” which became one of their biggest hits.

May: Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA
Note: Recording of “Santana” (Santana’s 1st album).
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): We decided to use Pacific Recording Studio---a new facility in San Mateo that also had rehearsal space. (…) Then it all seemed to come together. We figured out how to get the sound we wanted on each instrument. Day by day, each song sounded better. Gianquinto helped us eliminate wasted hours and figure out how to make the jams shorter---showing us how one section of a song went into the next and how to not lose the flow. (…) We recorded the first album in five days. It took a little longer to mix it---we didn’t get everything right, and we didn’t feel like it captured our sound perfectly yet---but it was close and was much better than the LA session. (…) I picked out the cover for the album---I wanted to use the poster for the show we played at the Fillmore West with the Grateful Dead and the Staple Singers, so the artist Lee Conklin designed it again, and it really worked. When our first album came out, my favorite thing on the cover was the line “Produced by Brent Dangerfield and Santana.” (p206-207-208)
May 3 Sat: Edmundson Pavilion, University Of Washington, Seattle, WA
May 9 Fri: The Rose Palace, Pasadena, CA
Note: The dates on the concert handbill are incorrectly printed as May 10 and 11, instead of May 9 and 10.

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May 10 Sat: Pacific Pop Festival. Pacific Memorial Stadium, Stockton, CA

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May 11 Sun: Aztec Bowl, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Note: In the same evening, 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.

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May 15 Thu: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
May 16 Fri: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
May 17 Sat: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
May 18 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

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May 24 Sat: 2nd Annual Northern California Folk-Rock Festival. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
May 25 Sun: 2nd Annual Northern California Folk-Rock Festival. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
Note: Carlos Santana attends Jimi Hendrix’s show.
Quote from Carlos Santana (Straight Ahead June 1994): The first time I saw Jimi was at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds in San Jose. It was probably the most incredible concert I ever heard in my life. I have never heard him play better after that. The show was absolutely incredible. Jimi was at the peak of his art, at one moment he would get caught inside a proton or a neutron and the next minute he would throw you to the Milky Way. I've never been exposed to that drastic form of expression. Somebody actually recorded it that day. I listen to it and I'm still blown away. You can hear all these waves of spirits crying through his guitar. We were like - 'Oh my God! How can he do this?' It was scary, I had never heard anybody express electric music the way he did that day. It was incredible to be assaulted with all these screaming winds. He would really control that instrument like a jazz player or a blues player would. It was like controlling a demon and making it sing.
Quote from Carlos Santana (UniVibes No 17 Feb 1995): I saw him at Santa Clara Fairgrounds in San Jose in '69 but I didn't get to talk to him then - I still didn't know him. I think that was the best concert that I ever heard him play. He had supreme confidence that day. There was nothing in his mind about business of chicks or anything that I could tell because he just came out like Michael Tyson, when Michael Tyson would knock guys [out] in 3 seconds. There's a certain 'stance'. That's what Miles Davis said: 'I can tell whether a person can play just by the way he stands, you know.' He had a certain stance, man. He was all over that Strat and had supreme confidence, that's all I can say.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): I saw him around seven times total, and that night was great. But no Hendrix show topped the one I heard him do at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose in ’69. I never heard him do better. (p260)

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May 28 Wed: People's Park Bail Ball Benefit. Winterland, San Francisco, CA

May 29 Thu: Sounds Of The City. Exhibit Hall, Convention Center, Fresno, CA

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May 30 Fri: Memorial Day Rock Festival. Merced County Fairgrounds, Merced, CA

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June 10 Tue: Graduation Dance. High School Gym, Palo Alto, CA
Quote from Corry Arnold (http://rockprosopography101.blogspot.com/2010/02/june-16-1967-cubberley-high-school.html): According to the June 5, 1969 Catamount, Cubberley High’s Newspaper, Cubberley and Gunn held a joint Graduation Dance at Frontier Village, featuring Cold Blood. The joint Grad Dance appears to be due to poor attendance, a very 60s phenomenon. This is worth noting, however, since it suggests that considerably fewer people saw Santana’s performance at Paly than have claimed to do so. Paly’s 1969 graduation had Santana, two months before Woodstock, but after they had begun recording their classic first album. This was the event in Paly’s history that no class could ever top. Paly had the oldest facility at the time, so its not surprising it was not widely used for public events, compared to the newer High Schools.
June 14 Sat: The Fun House, South Lake Tahoe, NV
Quote from Corry Arnold (http://rockprosopography101.blogspot.com/2010/10/sons-of-champlin-performance-list_29.html): The date has been approximated from the Santana timeline. Its not clear if the bill was for one or two nights. Based on the Santana timeline, the show (or shows) was somewhere between June 1 and June 14. Various eyewitnesses (including Charlie Kelly) remember a hot set by Santana, and then the Sons being shut down by the cops because of “suspicious activities”. However, Jim Burgett, who promoted the show, recalls few problems with the police and suspects that any band who was shut down would simply have been running overtime.
June 20 Fri: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

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June 21 Sat: Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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June 28 Sat: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
July 3 Thu: The Fun House, South Lake Tahoe, NV
July 4 Fri: The Fun House, South Lake Tahoe, NV
July 5 Sat: The Fun House, South Lake Tahoe, NV
July 11 Fri: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
July 12 Sat: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
July 13 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

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July 19 Sat: Monterey Peninsula College Gymnasium, Monterey, CA

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July 20 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Note: Uncertain date. Listed in the official Santana website database, but Country Joe & The Fish, Joe Cocker, Country Weather were scheduled on that day.
July 21 Mon: Concord Armory, Concord, MS

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July 25 Fri: Seattle Pop Festival. Gold Creek Park, Woodinville, WA
July 26 Sat: Seattle Pop Festival. Gold Creek Park, Woodinville, WA

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July: Bill Graham’s House. Mill Valley, CA
Note: Bill Graham informs Santana that they will go on the East Coast for their first national tour.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Bill called a meeting for everyone in the band. It was sometime in July 1969. He was living in Mill Valley then. (…) We all went over, looking at the houses---he had put together a nice outdoor buffet for us. We were all impressed. Then he sat down and told us why we were there. (…) “I’m sending you guys to the East Coast, and when you come back everything will be different. (…) “The festival in Woodstock is going to change everything for Santana. After that, people are going to recognize you everywhere, and it will totally fuck up your head.” (p211-212)
July 30 Wed: CBS Convention. Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Our first album was about to come out, and before we left California Columbia Records had one of their annual conventions in Los Angeles, and we went down there and played a special show for all the sales and marketing people and publicists and bigwigs like Clive Davis. I didn’t meet Clive that time, or at least I don’t remember meeting him then. (p212)

1st Tour: USA East-South-Midwest-West

Aug 1 Fri: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): We were back at the bottom of the bill---in fact we weren’t even on the marquee. (…) It was helpful to be in that kind of show so we could learn not to be afraid of competition or new audiences. (p213)
Aug 2 Sat: Fillmore East, New York, NY

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Aug 3 Sun: Atlantic City Pop Festival. Racetrack, Atlantic City, NJ
Note: The dates on the ads, posters and handbills are wrong, the festival takes place on Saturday Aug 2, 1969 and Sunday Aug 3, 1969 only. Santana didn’t play on Friday Aug 1, 1969, but on Sunday Aug 3, 1969, from 1:45pm to 2:25pm.

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Aug 8 Fri: The Pavilion, World's Fairground, Flushing Meadow Park, NY
Aug 9 Sat: The Pavilion, World's Fairground, Flushing Meadow Park, NY

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Aug 10 Sun: Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New York, NY
Exact: Persuasion - Jingo - Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice - Waiting - Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries - Jam (1)(2) - Uncle Sam Blues (1)(2) - Jam
W/Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) (1), Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane) (2)
Aug 11 Mon: The Catskills, New York State University, New York, NY
Aug 16 Sat: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY

Aug 21 Thu: Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA
Aug 22 Fri: Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA
Aug 23 Sat: Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA
Aug 29 Fri: Main Point, Philadelphia, PA
Aug 31 Sun: Texas International Pop Festival
Dallas International Motor Speedway, Lewisville, TX
Incomplete: Evil Ways - You Just Don't Care - Savor - Jingo - Persuasion - Soul Sacrifice

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Sept 1 Mon: New Orleans Pop-Festival. Louisiana International Speedway, Gonzales, LA

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Sept 3 Wed: Welsh Auditorium, Grands Rapids, MI
Sept 4 Thu: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Evil Ways - Treat - Shades Of Time - Savor/Jingo - Gumbo
Note: Set list might also be from Sept 5, 1969 or Sept 6, 1969 or Sept 7, 1969.
Sept 5 Fri: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Sept 6 Sat: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Sept 7 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

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Sept 9 Tue: St. Louis, MO
Sept 10 Wed: Kansas City, MO
Sept 11 Thu: Omaha, NE
Sept 13 Sat: Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
Sept 20 Sat: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
Sept 26 Fri: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

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Sept 27 Sat: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

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Oct 1 Wed: Oakland Auditorium Theatre, Oakland, CA

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Oct 1 Wed: Grape Workers Strike Benefit. Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

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Oct 2 Thu: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Note: 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.
Oct 3 Fri: Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Oct 4 Sat: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

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Oct 4 Sat: Gold Rush Festival. Lake Amador Meadows, Lake Amador, CA
Note: On the same day, Santana also plays at the Winterland, San Francisco, CA.

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Oct 9 Thu: California State University Gym, Hayward, CA

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Oct 10 Fri: Exhibit Hall, Convention Center, Fresno, CA
Oct 11 Sat: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 16 Thu: New City Opera House, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 17 Fri: Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL
Oct 18 Sat: Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL
Oct 19 Sun: Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL
Oct 21 Tue: The Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH
68 min.
Exact: Waiting - Evil Ways - Treat - Shades Of Time - Savor/Jingo - Persuasion - Conquistadore Rides Again - You Just Don't Care - Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries - Persuasion - Soul Sacrifice
Oct 22 Wed: The Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 24 Fri: Ed Sullivan Show. New York, NY
5 min.
Exact: Persuasion (1)/Jingo (2)
Releases:
(1)(2) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Oct 18, 1988 on VHS (Col: USA 19V 49007, France 049007)
(1)(2) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on LD-NTSC (Col/Sony Japan ID6333CB)
(1)(2) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Sept 12, 2006 on DVD-R1 (Legacy USA 82876 89534 9)
Note: TV show debuts. Complete performance broadcast on Oct 26, 1969 on American TV CBS.
Oct 24 Fri: East Bound Theatre, Detroit, MI
Oct 25 Sat: East Bound Theatre, Detroit, MI
Oct 31 Fri: 3rd Quaker City Jazz And Rock Festival. Convention Hall And Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA

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Oct: Release of "Santana"
Santana's 1st album. Original release on LP (Col: USA 09781, Netherlands 63815, Japan 25AP 1220)
Side 1: 1. Waiting (4:02) - 2. Evil Ways (3:56) - 3. Shades Of Time (3:16) - 4. Savor (2:46) - 5. JinGoLoBa (4:18)
Side 2: 1. Persuasion (2.33) - 2. Treat (4:42) - 3. You Just Don't Care (4:35) - 4. Soul Sacrifice (6:37)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
Recorded: Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA May 1969
Re-releases:
"Santana" on LP(quad) (Col USA CQ 32964)
"Santana" on July 7, 1987 on CD (Col: USA CK 09781, Austria 32003, Japan SRCS 6315)
"Santana. Collector's Edition. Master Sound" on June 28, 1994 on CD(gold) (Col/Legacy USA CK 64212)
"Santana. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" on March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) (Col/Legacy USA CK 65489)
"Santana. Limited Edition Vinyl LP" in 1998 on LP(180gram) (Col 63815/Simply Vinyl UK SVLP 0043)
"Santana. Legacy Edition. Original Recording Remastered" on Oct 19, 2004 on 2CD (Col/Legacy USA 512912 2)
"Santana. Original Master Recording" on Jan 22, 2008 on CD(gold) (Mobile Fidelity Koch USA)
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The re-releases "Santana. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" from March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit), "Santana. Original Master Recording" from Jan 22, 2008 on CD(gold) include three extra tracks from Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969: Savor (5:27) - Soul Sacrifice (11:39) - Fried Neckbones (7:13).
The re-release "Santana. Legacy Edition. Original Recording Remastered" from Oct 19, 2004 on 2CD includes the following extra tracks: CD1: Savor (Alternate Take #2) (2:56) - Soul Sacrifice (Alternate Take #4) (8:48) - Studio Jam (7:09). CD2: 1. Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries (7:40) - 2. Soul Sacrifice (9:04) - 3. Persuasion (3:50) - 4. Treat (6:48) - 5. Shades Of Times (2:26) - 6. Jingo (5:15) - 7. Waiting (4:44) (Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969) - 8. You Just Don't Care (4:56) (Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969) - 9. Savor (5:25) (Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969) - 10. Jingo (5:14) (Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969) - 11. Persuasion (3:05) (Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969) - 12. Soul Sacrifice (11:49) (Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969) - 13. Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries (7:13) (Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969).

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Nov 1 Sat: Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 7 Fri: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
Nov 8 Sat: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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Nov 9 Sun: Some Beautiful People. Washington, DC
Nov 13 Thu: The Ark, Cambridge, MA
Nov 14 Fri: The Ark, Cambridge, MA
Nov 15 Sat: The Ark, Cambridge, MA
Nov 16 Sun: Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH

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Nov 21 Fri: East Town Theatre, Romulus, MI
Nov 22 Sat: East Town Theatre, Romulus, MI
Nov 23 Sun: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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Nov 26 Wed: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO

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Nov 27 Thu: Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

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Nov 28 Fri: Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Nov 29 Sat: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ

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Dec 6 Sat: Altamont Raceway, Livermore, CA

Dec 18 Thu: Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Conquistadore Rides Again - You Just Don't Care - Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries - Waiting - Treat - Gumbo - Evil Ways - Shades Of Time - Savor/Jingo - Persuasion - Soul Sacrifice
Note: Set list might also be from Dec 19, 1969 or Dec 20, 1969 or Dec 21, 1969.
Dec 19 Fri: Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Dec 20 Sat: Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Dec 21 Sun: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Poster BG 207 © David Singer

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Dec 27 Sat: Miami Rock Festival
Miami-Hollywood Speedway, Pembroke Pines, FL
Dec 29 Mon: Miami Rock Festival
Miami-Hollywood Speedway, Pembroke Pines, FL

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Dec 31 Wed: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

Poster BG 209 © Bonnie MacLean

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