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
Life Goes On
You Really Got Me
All Day and All of the Night
Life on the Road
WHOLE SHOW AS ZIP
God save the Kinks indeed.