The John McLaughlin Archives

Time-line for John McLaughlin (McL) 1970-1979
provided by One-Worder Graham Crawford

The following chronology, or time-line, was compiled by Graham Crawford (; you may use it as a work of reference, take information from it, but I'd be obliged if you would refrain from copying it as a whole. I claim copyright as the author of the complete work. If you wish to copy it as a whole, please either retain this header as part of the document, or ask me first.

Best efforts have been made to ensure the correctness herein, but no guarantees are offered as to the completeness of it. If you have any suggestions or corrections, or any other information/reviews of the gigs listed, I'll be glad to hear them. Use the e-mail address above, but strip out the 'nospam' spoiler. Thank you. GRC

| All | 1963-69 | 1970-79 | 1980-89 | 1990-98 |
  New York 1970
  Berlin 1970
McL/Miles Davis Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbour, Michigan 21/02/1970
McL/Tony William's Lifetime Studio session, NY 21/07/1970
  Berlin, Germany Nov-70
  Oxford, England 06/11/1970
McL/Miles Davis Washington 18/12/1970
Mahavishnu (1) Symphony Hall, Boston 1971
  Cobo Hall, Detroit 1971
  WBCN 11/06/1971
John/Eve McLaughlin Guitar Players Concert, Town Hall, NY 14/08/1971
Mahavishnu (1) Inner Mounting Flame' sessions, NY       Aug-71
  Jabberwocky Club, Syracuse Uni, NY 04/11/1971
  European Radio Broadcast Venue unknown 1972
  Orpheum Theater, Boston 26/1/72 or 29/1/72
  Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern Univ., -
  Evanston, Illinois 21/02/1972
  Portland, Maine Mar-72
  Whisky a Go-Go, LA, California 27/03/1972
  Mar Y Sol Festival, Puerto Rico 03/04/1972
  Phil. Hall, Lincoln Center, NY 09/04/1972
  Cleveland 21/04/1972
  Skytop, Syracuse University 12/05/1972
  Hunter College, New York 15/05/1972
  Hollywood, Florida 27/05/1972
McL/Miles Davis 'On the Corner' sessions, NY 1-6/6/72
Mahavishnu (1) Stockholm Aug-72
  Kongresshalle, Munich 17/08/1972
McLaughlin (solo) Munich 19/08/1972
McL/James Taylor 'One Man Dog' album session, LA Autumn 1972
Mahavishnu (1) Chateau Vallon, France 23/08/1972
  BBC TV Concert 25/08/1972
  Crystal Palace Bowl, UK 02/09/1972
  'Birds of Fire' sessions, London & NY Sep-Oct 1972
McL/Santana 'Love Devotion Surrender' sessions (1), NY Oct-72
Mahavishnu (1) Albany WRPI post-gig radio interview Oct-72
  'Dance of Maya' Bootleg Oct-72
  University of Miami, Florida 15/10/1972
  Hoch Auditorium, Lawrence, Mass. 04/11/1972
  Community Theater, Berkeley, California 09/11/1972
  Seattle, Washington 11/11/1972
  Buffalo, NY Dec-72
  Chapin Hall, Williamstown 02/12/1972
  Constitution Hall, Washington 05/12/1972
  Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 08/12/1972
  The Spectrum, Philadelphia 09/12/1972
  Auditorium Theatre, Chicago 12/12/1972
  Hollywood Speedway, Hollywood, Florida 27/12/1972
  Convocation Hall, Toronto (soundcheck) 26/01/1973
  Convocation Hall, Toronto 26/01/1973
  KBFH broadcast, NY 13/2/73 (b'cast date)
McL/Santana 'Love Devotion Surrender' sessions (2), NY Mar-73
Mahavishnu (1) Felt Forum, NYC 16/03/1973
  Suny College, New Paltz, New York 17/03/1973
  Santa Monica 25/03/1973
  Seattle 26/03/1973
McL/Santana & others 'Sri Chinmoy' music for documentary, NY Apr-73
Mahavishnu (1) Lisner Auditorium, ....... Apr-73
  Washington Apr-73
  Auditorium Theatre, Chicago Apr-73
  Ebbet's Fieldhouse, Denver, Colorado 03/04/1973
McL/Santana 'Welcome' session, SF 02/05/1973
Mahavishnu (1) Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto 04/05/1973
  Waterbury, Connecticutt 16/05/1973
  Nassau 18/05/1973
  Capodistria TV, Belgrade, Yugoslavia Jun-73
  Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, Germany 03/06/1973
  Sindelfingen, Germany 07/06/1973
  Frankfurt, Germany 08/06/1973
  Le Bataclan, Paris 10/06/1973
  Zurich, Switzerland 14/06/1973
  Between Nothingness.....' Studio album 25/6/73 started
  Rainbow Theatre, London, UK 30/06/1973
  Music Inn, Lennox, California 23/07/1973
  Central Park, New York 05/08/1973
  Civic Centre, Saginaw, MI 10/08/1973
  Central Park, New York 17-18/8/73
McL/Santana/(Cobham?) Saratoga, New York State 26/08/1973
  Boston Gardens, Boston 28/08/1973
  Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto 29/08/1973
  Chicago Stadium or International -
  Santa Monica (?) Sep-73
  Ampitheater, Chicago, Illinois 01/09/1973
  Seattle Coliseum, Seattle 07/09/1973
Mahavishnu (1) Shibuya Public Hall, Tokyo 19/09/1973
  Budokan Hall, Tokyo 28/09/1973
  Amherst College, Massachusetts late 1973?
  La Jolla, San Diego 11/10/1973
  Boston, Massachusetts 19/10/1973
  Mackay Auditorium, Uni of Colorado 04/11/1973
  Jai Lai Stad., Fronton, Miami, Florida 24/11/1973
  DKRC -
  Hofstra University 28/11/1973
  Avery Fisher Hall, New York 27/12/1973
  Avery Fisher Hall, New York 28/12/1973
  Masonic Auditorium 30/12/1973
  Sport Arena, Toledo, Ohio 31/12/1973
John/Eve McLaughlin & others 'Beyond an Empty Dream' sessions Dec-73
Mahavishnu (2a) 'Apocalypse' sessions Mar-74
  Dallas, Texas 11/06/1974
  The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 19/06/1974
  Central Park, New York 24/06/1974
  Frankfurt, Germany 05/07/1974
  Montreux Jazz Festival 07/07/1974
  Olympia Theater, Paris 15/07/1974
  Royce Hall, UCLA 30/10/1974
  Cessna Stadium, Wichita, Kansas 08/11/1974
  Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia 14/11/1974
  'Visions' recording sessions, NY 4-14/12/74
McL/Santana/Chinmoy 'Songs of the Soul' sessions, NY 1975
McL/Stanley Clarke & co 'Journey to Love' sessions, NY       1975
McL/Eve/Mahalaksmi Buddhist Temple, Chicago Jan-75
Mahavishnu (2a) Fairfield Halls, Croydon 19/01/1975
  Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK 21/01/1975
  Copenhagen, Denmark -
  Concerthaus, Stockholm, Sweden 07/02/1975
McL/Santana/Cobham & Co Central Park, New York -
Mahavishnu (Assumed Maha 2b - after Ponty/Moran left) Arie Crown Theater, McCormack Place -
  Exhibition Hall, Chicago Apr/May 1975
  Buffalo, New York 24/04/1975
  Civic Center, Springfield, MA 26/04/1975
  Avery Fisher Hall, New York 01/05/1975
  The Spectrum, Philadelphia 02/05/1975
  Music Hall, Boston 03/05/1975
McL/Shakti Southampton College, Long Island 05/07/1975
Mahavishnu (Assumed Maha 2b - after Ponty/Moran left) 'Inner Worlds' sessions, France July-Aug 1975
  New Mexico University, Albequerque 07/07/1975
  Ludwigsburg, Germany 16/08/1975
  Theater Antique, Orange, France 17/08/1975
  Reading Festival, UK 24/08/1975
  Vienna, Austria 29/09/1975
  Palace Theater, Waterbury, Connecticutt 29/10/1975
  Toledo, Ohio 29/11/1975
McL/Stanley Clarke & co 'School Days' sessions, NY Jun-76
  'Live 1976-77' sessions, NY Jun-76
McL/Shakti Montreux 06/07/1976
  Hammersmith Odeon, London 27/7/76 (Triple bill w. Weather Report & Cobham/Duke Band!)
  Hammersmith Odeon, London 28/07/1976
  'Handful of Beauty' sessions, London       Aug-76
  BBC Session 1977
  Theatre De Champes Elysees, Paris 1977
  London 1977
  French TV documentary 1977
  Spain 1977
  Shaboo Inn, Willamantic, Connecticutt 03/03/1977
  Venice, Italy 31/03/1977
  Zurich, Switzerland May-77
  BBC In Concert 28/5/77 (b'cast)
  'Natural Elements' sessions, Geneva Jul-77
  Montreux Jazz Festival Jul-77
  Boston, Massachusetts 04/11/1977
McL/One Truth Band Italian TV 1978
  Berlin 1978
  Paris Jan-78
McL/various 'Electric Guitarist' sessions, CA 16/1-2/2 1978
McL/One Truth Band California Hall, San diego 25/05/1978
  Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA 4/6/78 ?
  Parkwest, Chicago, Illinois 4/6/78 ?
  Montreux Jazz Festival - Jam 19/07/1978
  Montreux Jazz Festival 20/07/1978
  My Father's Place, Long Island 28/07/1978
  Stonybrook University, New York 28/7/78 ?
  Central Park, New York 01/08/1978
  Sao Paulo, Brazil Sep-78
  Hamburg, Germany 06/09/1978
  Open Air Festival, Berlin 07/09/1978
  Frankfurt, Germany 23/09/1978
  Le Stadium, Paris 29/09/1978
  Chorus - TVA2, French TV 08/10/1978
  'Electric Dreams' sessions, NY Nov-Dec 1978
McL & Co South Bank Show, ITV, UK 1979
McL/Coryell/de Lucia Graz, Austria 04/02/1979
  Royal Albert Hall, London 14/02/1979
McL/Pastorious/Williams Havana Jam (The Trio of Doom) 03/03/1979
McL/Pastorius Big Band Havana Jam, Cuba (Finale jam) 03/03/1979
McL/Coryell/de Lucia Austria 21/03/1979
McL/One Truth Band Washington University, Washington 22/04/1979
  Beunos Aires, Brazil 30/05/1979
  Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA 18/06/1979
  Beacon Theater, New York 21/04/1979
  Alexander's, Brown Mills, New Jersey 12/04/1979
  Berklee Music School, Boston (2 shows?) 13/04/1979
  Beunos Aires 30/05/1979
  Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland Jul-79
McL/unknown jazz trio Saarbrucken, Germany 1979
McL/Cobham/Bruce/Goldberg Stockholm, Sweden 08/10/1979
  Olympen, Lund, Sweden 09/10/1979
  Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark 11/10/1979
  Bielefeld, Germany 13/10/1979
  Congress Center, Hamburg 19/10/1979
  Hamburg, Germany 20/10/1979
  Dusseldorf, Germany 21/10/1979
  Bremen, Germany 22/10/1979
  Paris, France 29/10/1979
  Nice, France 01/11/1979
  Milan, Italy 07/11/1979
  Rainbow Theatre, London 12/11/1979
| All | 1963-69 | 1970-79 | 1980-89 | 1990-98 |