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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Kinks at San Francisco's Winterland - 1977

Winterland in San Francisco was a legendary live music venue in San Francisco in the '70s, converted into a concert hall from an old ice-skating rink at Post & Steiner Streets. Along with nearby sister-venue The Fillmore, Winterland welcomed some of the most amazing musicians of the day.

The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Tom Petty, Springsteen, and The Band (their Last Waltz tour movie was shot there by Scorsese) all played here. The Sex Pistols rocked their last show ever at Winterland in 1978.

And on February 19, 1977 (my parents' 5th wedding anniversary, incidentally. I doubt they were in attendance, although they did see Bob Dylan once), The Kinks took the stage for this awesome two hour show. It's filled with some fantastic renditions of their best songs -- and great audience participation ("Lola" becomes the singalong it always wanted to be). This show was broadcast on the beloved KSAN progressive-rock station (before they became "107.7 The Bone") and as such is a widely-cherished boot from the Kinks.

Enjoy the show --

Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 02-19-77

You Really Got Me (intro)
One of the Survivors
Rush Hour Blues
You Make it All Worthwhile -> Ordinary People -> Everybody's a Star
Lola (snippet) -> Banana Boat Song
Well Respected Man
Sunny Afternoon
Waterloo Sunset
Celluloid Heroes
Hard Way
Stormy Sky
Life Goes On
Full Moon
You Really Got Me
All Day and All of the Night
Life on the Road


God save the Kinks indeed.

[Winterland img credit]

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At May 15, 2007 5:52 PM, Anonymous Larry Bird said...

Good post, but I'm sorry I have to mention one other band that played Winterland. Actually, its the band that, figuratively, owned it - Grateful Dead.

At May 15, 2007 5:54 PM, Anonymous Mr. Bird said...

Though maybe the picture said that for you. Also, feel free to pencil in the apostrophe missing in 'its.' After the other day, you have me scared.

At May 15, 2007 6:16 PM, Blogger heather said...

Its all good ;)

At May 16, 2007 5:38 PM, Blogger Archimidis P. said...

Unbelievable setlist...

At May 16, 2007 6:05 PM, Anonymous Magic Johnson said...

Larry is correct. But I'll forgive your omission, considering the tasty and much appreciated boot share!

At May 17, 2007 4:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome show! thank you a zillion!!! wd (from little old Belgium)
PS: got the show balsting through the speakers as i write this thank you note and my baby boy (he's gonna be 3 in a few weeks) is rocking out to it =)

At May 18, 2007 11:11 AM, Blogger maryk said...

this is awesome. thanks!!

At July 08, 2007 9:45 PM, Anonymous guy stevens said...

I was at this show... and I worked at ksan... hehehe

Dan Hicks opened.

At July 31, 2008 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you repost/relink? This is only blog that has the last 2 songs. Thanks.

At March 06, 2009 4:11 PM, Blogger BBKron said...

Yes, could you please repost this. Most of the versions of this show in circulation (from the KSAN broadcast) are missing the last two tracks, Life on the Road and Victoria. Although this show is readily available at many websites, these last two tracks are not. So, please, if you have a source containing these tracks, please repost. Or, at the least, repost just those tracks. I would really like to have a complete show of this great concert. Thank you!


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