YOUNGBLOODS GIG LIST 1969.
January 11 1969 - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Santa Rosa CA. Frumious Bandersnatch.
February 7-9 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco CA. Screaming Jay Hawkins. Lee Michaels.
March 9 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA. Floating Bridge, Juggernaut, Popcorn.
March 25-27 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA. Cain (is this Jeffrey Cain?).
March 30 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA. Broadcast live on KPFA-FM.
April 19 Freeborn Hall, UC Davis, CA. Strawberry Alarm Clock, West.
May 3 Sierra College, Rocklin, CA. Grateful Dead. NOTE: Afternoon show.
May 3 Cow Palace, Daly City CA. Sir Douglas Quintet, Delaney & Bonnie, Guess Who.
May 15-18 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA Santana, All Men Joy.
May 23-25 Santa Clara County Fairground, San Jose CA. Second Annual Northern CA Folk Rock Festival.
May 29 Robertson Gym, UCSB, Isla Vista, CA. Grateful Dead.
June 13-14 Fillmore East, NY. Chicago, Booker T.
June 20-22 Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.
July 5, Palladium, Hollywood, CA. Taj Mahal, Kaleidoscope.
July 11-13 Family Dog At The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA. Lamb, Mother Bear.
July 18 Springers Ballroom, Portland, OR. Portland Zoo, River, Ron Bruce.
July 25-27 Seattle Pop Festival.
July 26 Eugene, OR. The Oregon Pop Festival. Note that Youngbloods, Doors and The Byrds, played at both this event and at The Seattle Pop festival listed above.
August 2 Fresno CA. Elvin Bishop, Linn County.
August 15-17 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA. Colosseum, Chicago transit Authority.
August 22-24 Wild West Festival, Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA. EVENT CANCELLED.
August 22 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA. Benefit gig for organisers of the Wild West Festival. QMS, Ace Of Cups and more…
August 30 Second Sky River Rock Festival. Tenino, Olympia, WA.
August 31 - September 1 New Orleans Pop Festival.
September 6-7 Thunderbird Pop Festival, Squamish, BC. Youngbloods played both days.
Sept 20, 1969 at the Hollywood Bowl .
One of the more memoriable concerts of my youth (and there were many) was experiencing the Janis Joplin Show at the Hollywod Bowl with opening acts Santana and the Youngbloods. Dave.
September 26 State Theatre, Portland, ME.
October 23 UC Berkeley CA, Folk Festival. Country Joe, Jeffrey Cain, Commander Cody and more…
November 1 Santa Monica, CA Sons Of Champlin.
November 26-29 Fillmore East, NY. Jefferson Airplane.
December 6 Convention hall, San Diego, CA. Steve Miller Band.
December 21 Vancouver. Crome Syrcus.
December 31 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA. Taj Mahal, Love. And more…
“I saw them open for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, (what an odd pairing!), at the Boston Garden in Boston, Mass. Lowell Levinger noted in the interview on your site how they didn't like playing those big venues, and yup. The Youngbloods were not Cream, and my main memory/impression of that show is them struggling with a bad sound system in a large arena, with an audience that was, well, an Arthur Brown crowd. But he was the God of Hellfire, and he did bring us fire. Banana could have tried lighting his hair on fire I suppose…..I then saw them at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., where they were the feature act in the large fieldhouse. They were a trio on those occasions; it must have been '69/'70 of course. Again it wasn't that memorable for me--- I just didn't think their sound was big enough as a trio for that kind of situation. ” John Winship.