Throwback Concert: WPLR Memorial Day Concert 1999

Throwback Concert: WPLR Memorial Day Concert 1999

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1999!

That year PLR held its annual Memorial Day Concert at historic Yale Field, home of baseball’s New Haven Ravens. The headliner was Blue Öyster Cult, who were out supporting their thirteenth studio album, Heaven Forbid, which was released the year before in 1998. It was their first studio album with new material in a decade.

Also on the bill at Yale Field were Indigenous, a blues-rock band from South Dakota that had a big New Haven following thanks to PLR, and classic rockers NRBQ.

Today we look back at our 1999 concert at Yale Field….


WPLR Memorial Day Concert with Blue Öyster Cult

Tour: Heaven Forbid

Also featuring NRBQ and Indigenous

Plus special guests Hubinger Street, Eclectic Nobody’s, and Grove Fiction Sex Ceremony

Saturday May 29, 1999

Yale Field in West Haven, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $12

Blue Öyster Cult  Band Lineup: Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, Danny Miranda, Allen Lanier, Bobby Rondinelli


  1. Stairway to the Stars
  2. OD’d on Life Itself
  3. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll
  4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  5. Harvest Moon
  6. Career of Evil
  7. Joan Crawford
  8. See You in Black
  9. Burnin’ For You
  10. Then Came The Last Days of May
  11. Harvester of Eyes
  12. Godzilla
  13. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper




Check out these live clips of Blue Öyster Cult on their Heaven Forbid Tour