Throwback Concert: Santana at Pinecrest 1980

Throwback Concert: Santana at Pinecrest 1980

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our ninth year on the air: 1980.

Remember the old Pinecrest in Shelton? Sadly the venue no longer exists, but before its closing, many of classic rock’s greatest bands played there. Acts like The Allman Brothers Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Journey, Chicago, Meatloaf, Bob Marley and more all performed on the Pinecrest stage.

Today we go back to 1980 when Santana played one of the last major concerts at Pinecrest. Santana was coming off his European summer tour, which included three nights at Wembley Arena. The Pinecrest show was just the fourth stop on the United States leg of the tour. It’s hard to fathom a performer like Carlos Santana would even perform in a small town like Shelton considering in 1980 he was stopping in major cities and venues in Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, St. Louis and Los Angeles!



Special Guest: Al Di Meola

Sunday August 3, 1980

Pinecrest Country Club in Shelton, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $9.50


  1. All I Ever Wanted
  2. Incident at Neshabur
  3. Tales of Kilimanjaro
  4. Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
  5. Oye Como Va (Tito Puente cover)
  6. Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile)
  7. Lightning in the Sky
  8. Aqua Marine
  9. Savor
  10. Jin-go-lo-ba (Babatunde Olatunji cover)
  11. Well All Right (Buddy Holly cover)
  12. Runnin’
  13. Soul Sacrifice
  14. Concierto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo cover)
  15. Open Invitation
  16. She’s Not there (The Zombies cover)
  17. Transcendance
  18. Evil Ways (Willie Bobo cover)
  19. Shake Your Moneymaker (Elmore James cover)
  20. Samba pa ti



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