Sacramento Concert History: 1960s
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1960

03/29/60 - Marian Anderson at Sac Memorial Auditorium
04/01/60 - Ella Fitzgerald at Sac Memorial Auditorium
04/20/60 - Ray Coniff at unknown venue in Sacramento

1961

12/12/61 - Joan Baez at UC Davis Freeborn Hall

1962

09/21/62 - Joan Baez at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
12/30/62 - Beach Boys at Gold Rush Festival Auditorium, Stockton


1963

01/01/63 - Wanda Jackson at Sac Memorial Auditorium
03/17/63 - Mahalia Jackson at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
03/23/63 - New Christy Minstrels at Sacramento High
03/29/63 - Joan Baez at Sac Memorial Auditorium
04/01/63 - Modern Jazz Quartet at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
05/24/63 - Beach Boys at Sac Memorial Auditorium (as Surfin USA was emerging as a massive hit)
06/23/63 - Johnny Cash at Sac Memorial Auditorium
08/17/63 - Ray Charles at Sac Memorial Auditorium
09/09/63 - Barbra Streisand at Harrah's, South Lake Tahoe (1st of 14 consecutive nights)
09/14/63 - Beach Boys at Sac Memorial Auditorium (2 shows)
09/21/63 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
10/07/63 - Marion Worth at unknown venue in Sacramento
11/03/63 - Vince Guaraldi, Dick Gregory at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
11/22/63 - Beach Boys at Marysvylle Memorial Auditorium, Marysville
11/16/63 - Peter, Paul & Mary at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/22/63 - Beach Boys, Freddie & The Statics at Marysville Memorial Auditorium
11/23/63 - Beach Boys at Sac Memorial Auditorium (cancelled)
12/05/63 - Barbra Streisand at Sac Memorial Auditorium
12/20/63 - Beach Boys at Stockton Civic Auditorium, Stockton
12/21/63 - Beach Boys at Sac Memorial Auditorium

1964


04/17/64 - New Christy Minstrels at Sacramento State
05/08/64 - Beach Boys at Centennial Coliseum, Reno (2 shows)
05/09/64 - Beach Boys, Lovin' Spoonful at Memorial Auditorium (2 shows)
07/30/64 - Beach Boys at State Building Auditorium, Reno (2 shows)
08/01/64 - Beach Boys, Eddie Hodges, Jimmy Griffin, Lynne Easton, Kingsmen at Memorial Auditorium (2 shows) (Beach Boys Concert LP)
10/24/64 - David Marks & The Marksmen at Sac Memorial Auditorium
10/25/64 - KRAK Country Show at Memorial Auditorium
10/26/64 - KROY Presents: Rolling Stones, Righteous Brothers at Sac Memorial Auditorium (based on 2 posters)
10/30/64 - Rolling Stones at Sac Memorial Auditorium (according to a few tour history sites)
11/07/64- Joan Baez at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/18/64- Dave Clark Five at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/28/64 - First Roseville Square Battle of the Bands, First Place: The Coachmen
11/29/64 - Bob Dylan at Sac Memorial Auditorium

1965


02/27/65 - Beach Boys, Marauders, Paul Revere & The Raiders at Sac Memorial Auditorium (2 shows)
02/28/65 - Dave Brubeck Quartet at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
03/04/65 - Peter, Paul & Mary at Sac Memorial Auditorium
03/27/65 - Chorus and Quartet Show featuring the Capitolaires Chorus at Sac Memorial Auditorium
03/04/65 - Peter, Paul & Mary at Sac Memorial Auditorium
05/19/65 - Dick Clark Caravan of Stars: Shangri-Las, Del Shannon, Zombies at Centennial Coliseum, Reno
05/21/65 - Dick Clark Caravan of Stars: Shangri-Las, Del Shannon, Zombies at Sac Memorial Auditorium
05/22/65 - KXOA Presents: Rolling Stones, Byrds at Sac Memorial Auditorium
05/28/65 - Beach Boys, Glenn Campbell, Dick and Dee Dee at Centennial Coliseum, Reno
06/26/65 - Sonny & Cher, The Kinks, Dobie Gray, The Coachmen, Linda Dawn, The Emeralds, The Fugitives at Sac Memorial Auditorium
08/20/65 - Beach Boys, Barbara Lewis, Group B, Four Preps at Sac Memorial Auditorium (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
09/01/65 - California State Fair's Teen Fair Promotion: New Breed, The Coachmen, others
10/09/65 - Herman's Hermits, New Breed at Sac Memorial Auditorium
10/12/65 - Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete at Sacramento City College
11/07/65 - Sonny & Cher, New Breed at Sac Memorial Auditorium
12/03/65 - KXOA Presents: Rolling Stones at Sac Memorial Auditorium (Keith Richards shocked, hospitalized)

1966


01/08/66 - Lovin' Spoonful, Yardbirds, Beau Brummels at Sac Memorial Auditorium
01/15/66 - Peter, Paul & Mary at Centennial Coliseum, Reno
02/04/66 - Syndicate of Sound, New Breed, Fugatives at Governor's Hall, Sacramento
05/03/66 - Bill Haley and His Comets at Trophy Room, Sacramento (1st of 6 consecutive nights)
05/27/66 - Lovin' Spoonful, Leaves, New Breed at Sac Memorial Auditorium
06/12/66 - Tower Productions and KROY present: Supremes at Sac Memorial Auditorium
06/25/66 - Dave Clark Five at Sac Memorial Auditorium
07/22/66 - Rolling Stones at Sac Memorial Auditorium (2 shows)
08/13/66 - KROY and Tower Productions Present: Animals, Wailers, Jefferson Airplane at Sac Memorial Auditorium
09/01/66 - Yardbirds, Oxford Circle, New Breed at Stockton Memorial Auditorium
09/02/66 - Ian Whitcomb, New Breed at Teen Fair, CA State Fairgrounds, Sac (1st of 5 consecutive dates)
09/21/66 - Bobby Darin at Harrah's, Reno
11/03/66 - Supremes at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/08/66 - Johnny Cash at Folsom State Prison
11/29/66 - Tennessee Ernie Ford at Sahara Tahoe, Stateline (1st of 14 consecutive nights)
12/17/66 - Sonny & Cher, Golliwogs, Royal Bishops, Looking Glass, New Breed at Sac Memorial Auditorium
12/28/66 - Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service at Governor's Hall (1st of 2 consecutive nights)

1967

01/06/67 - Grateful Dead, Big Mama Thornton at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
01/14/67 - Mamas & The Papas at Sac Memorial Auditorium
01/29/67 - Paul Butterfield Blues Band at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
02/10/67 - Oxford Circle at the Trip Room
02/10/67 - Country Joe and The Fish at Governor's Hall (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
02/24/67 - Country Joe and The Fish, Children of Stone at El Rancho, Sacramento
02/25/67 - Country Joe and The Fish, Blue Cheer at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
03/06/67 - Blue Cheer at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
03/28/67 - Eric Burdon & The Animals at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
04/16/67 - Big Brother & The Holding Company at Stockton Civic Auditorium
04/19/67 - Bobby Darin at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline
04/22/67 - Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
04/28/67 - Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
05/05/67 - Steve Miller Band at Stockton Ballroom
05/07/67 - Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band at UC Davis
07/14/67 - The Doors at California State Fair Grandstand
07/16/67 - The Who at Sac Memorial Auditorium
07/20/67 - Syndicate of Sound, Royal Bishops, Looking Glass, New Breed at Placer County Fair, Roseville
07/28/67 - Yardbirds, New Breed at Governor's Hall, Sacramento
10/05/67 - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento
10/06/67 - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra at El Dorado Hotel, Sacramento
10/15/67 - 1st Annual Sacramento Pop Festival: Jeffereson Airplane, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sunshine Compay, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Hamilton Streetcar, Hour Glass, New Breed and introducing Spirit at Hughes Stadium
10/16/67 - Martin Luther King, Jr. at Sacramento State
11/03/67 - Supremes at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/04/67 - Hamilton Streetcar at Sacramento State College
12/08/67- Buffalo Springfield, Light Brigade at Governor's Hall
12/15/67 - The Doors, Hamilton Streetcar, The Creators at Sac Memorial Auditorium

1968

01/06/68 - Big Brother & The Holding Company at Sacramento State
01/10/68- Johnny Cash at El Rancho, Sacramento (1st of 3 consecutive nights)
01/13/68 - Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins at Folsom Prison
01/13/68 - Mad River, Parish Blues Band at Sacramento City College
01/19/68 - Vanilla Fudge, Spanky and Our Gang, Fifth Dimension at Sac Memorial Auditorium
01/27/68 - Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips at Sac Memorial Auditorium
02/01/68 - Camellia Symphony Orchestra at Sac Memorial Auditorium
02/08/68 - Jimi Hendrix, Soft Machine at Sacramento State
02/18/68 - Paul Butterfield, Richard Pryor at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
02/28/68 - Blue Cheer at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
03/06/68 - Santana at University of Nevada, Reno
03/07/68 - Supremes at Sac Memorial Auditorium
03/08/68 - Blue Cheer at Sacramento State
03/11/68 - Cream, Jack Bruce, Grateful Dead at Sac Memorial Auditorium
03/07/68 - Supremes at Sac Memorial Auditorium
03/21/68 - Tennessee Ernie Ford at Harrah's LakeTahoe, Stateline (1st of 21 consecutive nights)
03/28/68 - Eric Burdon & The Animals at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
04/02/68 - Steppenwolf at Governor's Hall
04/04/68 - Rod McKuen at Sac Memorial Auditorium
04/05/68 - Jackie Wilson, Platters at Sac Memorial Auditorium
04/28/68 - Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
05/03/68 - Moby Grape, Troggs, Quicksilver Messenger Service at Old State Fairgrounds
05/04/68 - Buffalo Springfield, Troggs, Moby Grape, HP Lovecraft, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Mojo Men at Old State Fairgrounds
05/17/68 - Big Brother & The Holding Company at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
05/17/68 - Jefferson Airplane at Sac Memorial Auditorium
05/18/68 - Eddy Arnold at Sac Memorial Auditorium
05/21/68 - Beach Boys at Sac State College (cancelled due to Maharishi film commitments)
06/15/68 - The Doors, Family Tree, Lollipop Shoppe at Sac Memorial Auditorium
06/22/68 - Santana at The Sanctuary, South Lake Tahoe
06/22/68 - Mothers of Invention, Chambers Brothers at Sac Memorial Auditorium
06/28/68 - Quicksilver Messenger Service, Wake Forest, HP Lovecraft at Sound Factory (Grand Opening, 1st of 2 consecutive nights)
07/04/68 - Spirit at Sound Factory (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
07/08/68 - The Who, Iron Butterfly at Sac Memorial Auditorium
07/12/68 - Steppenwolf at Sound Factory (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
07/19/68 - Chambers Brothers at Sound Factory (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
07/20/68 - Santana at Lake Berryessa Bowl, Winters
07/26/68 - Electric Flag, Santana Blues Band at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
08/01/68 - Ray Charles at Sac Memorial Auditorium
08/02/68 - Country Joe & The Fish at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
08/03/68 - Chambers Brothers at The Sound Factory, Sacramento
08/08/68 - Bobby Darin at Harrah's, Reno (1st of 23 consecutive nights)
08/09/68 - Quicksilver Messenger Service at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
08/16/68 - Pink Floyd at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
08/23/68 - HP Lovecraft, Kaleidoscope at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
08/26/68 - CCR, Big Foot & Simultaneous Avalanche at Cal Expo
08/27/68 - CCR, Big Foot & Simultaneous Avalanche at Cal Expo
08/30/68 - Spirit at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
09/04/68 - Monkees at Cal Expo
09/06/68 - Sons of Champlin at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
09/15/68 - Jimi Hendrix Experience, Soft Machine, Eire Apparent, Vanilla Fudge at Sac Memorial Auditorium
09/29/68 - Donovan at Sac Memorial Auditorium
10/05/68 - Country Joe & The Fish at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
10/05/68 - Turtles, Grateful Dead, Youngbloods, Family Tree at Sac Memorial Auditorium
10/18/68 - Four Tops, The Incredibles, West Coast Motown Orchestra at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/07/68 - Ten Years After, Harper's Bizarre at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
11/13/68 - Deep Purple at Sacramento State
11/15/68 - Santana, CCR, It's A Beautiful Day at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
11/16/68 - Charlie Musselwhite, Lights, Glass Thunder at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
11/19/68 - 5th Dimension at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/22/68 - Sanpaku, Buffalo Springfield, Mad River at The Sound Factory (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
11/23/68 - Deep Purple, Rodger Collins at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
11/23/68 - John Gary at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/22/68 - Ten Years After at The Mill, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
11/29/68 - Linn County, Lee Michaels at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
12/06/68 - Kak at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
12/08/68 - Joan Baez at Sac Memorial Auditorium
12/14/68 - Canned Heat at Sound Factory
12/27/68 - Blue Cheer at Sound Factory
12/28/68 - Santana, Country Weather at The Sound Factory, Sacramento

1969

01/06/69 - Spirit at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
01/17/69 - Deep Purple at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
01/25/69 - Charles Lloyd Quartet at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
02/01/69 - Fleetwood Mac, Youngbloods at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
02/07/69 - Sons of Champlin at The Sound Factory, Sacramento (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
02/08/69 - Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, The Breed at Sac Memorial Auditorium
02/09/69 - Sons of Champlin at The Sound Factory, Sacramento
02/13/69 - Peter, Paul & Mary at Sac Memorial Auditorium
02/28/69 - Country Joe & The Fish, Poco at The Sound Factory
02/28/69 - Taj Mahal, Poco at Governor's Hall
03/01/69 - Country Joe and the Fish at Governor's Hall, Sacramento
03/15/69 - Ten Years After, Muddy Waters at The Sound Factory (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
03/23/69 - Jethro Tull at The Sound Factory
03/27/69 - Janis Joplin, Chicago Transit Authority, Glad at Sac Memorial Auditorium
03/30/69 - Savoy Brown at The Sound Factory
04/03/69 - Canned Heat at Sac Memorial Auditorium
04/06/69 - Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem at Sac Memorial Auditorium
04/19/69 - Youngbloods, Strawberry Alarm Clock at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
04/19/69 - Buddy Miles Express, McCoys, Sir Douglas Quintet at The Sound Factory
05/01/69 - The Doors at Sacramento State College Gallery
05/03/69 - Grateful Dead, Youngbloods at Sierra College
05/10/69 - Santana at Pacific Pop Festival 1969, Pacific Memorial Stadium, Stockton
05/16/69 - CCR, Blues Image at Sac Memorial Auditorium
06/14/69 - Iron Butterfly at Sac Memorial Auditorium
07/03/69 - Santana at Fun House, South Lake Tahoe (1st of 3 consecutive nights)
07/19/69 - Steve Miller Band, Alice Cooper at Sac Memorial Auditorium
08/03/69 - Blood, Sweat & Tears at Sac Memorial Auditorium
08/06/69 - Led Zeppelin at Sac Memorial Auditorium
08/26/69 - Rascals, It's A Beautiful Day at Cal Expo (1st of 2 consecutive dates)
08/31/69 - Turtles, Strawberry Alarm Clock at Cal Expo State Fair Grandstand
09/04/69 - Monkees at Cal Expo State Fair Grandstand
09/05/69 - Bob Seger System, The Stooges at UC Davis
09/08/69 - First Edition, Ike & Tina Turner at Cal Expo State Fair Grandstand
09/13/69 - Santana at Sac Memorial Auditorium
09/28/69 - Donovan at Sac Memorial Auditorium
10/05/69 - Grateful Dead at Sac Memorial Auditorium
10/11/69 - Janis Joplin, Blues Image at Cal Expo
10/14/69 - Nina Simone at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
10/24/69 - It's A Beautiful Day at Sound Factory (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
10/28/69 - Jerry Lee Lewis at unknown venue, Sacramento
10/30/69 - Arlo Guthrie at Sac Memorial Auditorium
10/31/69 - Bo Diddley, Kaleidoscope at Sound Factory (1st of 2 consecutive nights)
11/07/69 - Lou Rawls, Ike & Tina Turner at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/07/69 - Odetta at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
11/15/69 - Moody Blues, Country Joe & the Fish at Sac Memorial Auditorium
11/21/69 - Grateful Dead, Commander Cody at Cal Expo
11/22/69 - Steve Miller Band, Bobby Womack at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
12/02/69 - The Kinks at UC Davis Freeborn Hall
12/05/69 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Taj Mahal at Cal Expo
12/20/69 - Iron Butterfly at Sac Memorial Auditorium
12/31/69 - Lonnie Mack, Trakstod, Glad at Cal Expo





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