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Joe Satriani Performs Live in Front of 300,000 in 1991 — Video

In November 1991, a free concert in Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) was organized in honor of impresario and rock concert promoter Bill Graham who had died earlier that year.

This concert marked the end of an era, but also memorialized Bill Graham in a manner that was fitting — a free concert in the heart of where it all started for him and in front of a massive crowd of 300,000 people.

Although the Grateful Dead were expected to make an appearance, the list of performers was kept well under wraps and few had any idea who exactly would be performing. However an amazing line up was in there on the day featuring Santana, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jackson Browne and John Fogerty and Joe Satriani, who’s performance can be seen in the video clip below.

Joe opens with the classic instrumental, “Always With Me, Always With You.” performed in a mournful, yet celebratory, which seems fitting for the occasion.

After introducing his band members, which include Randy Jackson (Arguably best known for his seat as an American Idol judge) on bass, and drummer, Denny Carmassi, as his rhythm section, the group launches into “The Crush of Love,”

 

 

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