The John McLaughlin Archives

Time-line for John McLaughlin (McL) 1980-1989
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 |
McLaughlin (solo?) Royal Albert Hall; London 1980
McL/Joe Farrell & Co 'Fuse One' sessions, NY 12-16/4/80
McL/Christian Escoude San Francisco 20/05/1980
  Antibes Jazz Festival, France Jul-80
  Velden; Austria 04/07/1980
McL/Escoude/Coryell Tokyo, Japan 24/07/1980
McL/Fuse One Band Tokyo 27/07/1980
McL/di Meola/de Lucia Frankfurt; Germany 31/10/1980
  Oslo; Norway Nov-80
  Barcelona; Spain 25/11/1980
  Madrid; Spain 26/11/1980
  San Francisco 05/12/1980
  White Plains, NY Dec-80
  Mexico City Dec-80
  Guitar Amigos documentary, Madrid Dec ?
McL/Coryell/de Lucia 'Castro Marin' sessions, Tokyo 25/12/1980
McL/Escoude/Coryell Tokyo, Japan Dec-80
McL/Santana/Sri Chinmoy Meditation Center; San Francisco 1980
McL/di Meola/de Lucia University of Massachusetts; Amherst 09/04/1981
  Savoy Opera House; New York 11/04/1981
  Opera House; Boston 12/04/1981
  Royal Oak Music Theater; Detroit 14/04/1981
  Front Row Theater; Cleveland; Ohio 16/04/1981
  Tower Theater; Philadelphia 18/04/1981
  Bushnell Auditorium; Hartford 20/04/1981
  Painters Hill Music Fair; Owings Mill 22/04/1981
McL & co 'Belo Horizonte' sessions, Paris June-July 1981
McL/Chick Corea Montreux 1981 15/07/1981
McL/di Meola/de Lucia Loreley, West Germany (Rockpalast) 30/08/1981
  Cap Dange; France 19/08/1981
Mcl (solo) FM-WLIR Interview, New York 16/12/1981
McLaughlin/Translators Detroit 14/04/1982
  Hartford; Connecticutt 21/04/1982
  Carnegie Hall; New York 23/04/1982
  UCLA, Los Angeles 14/05/1982
  'Music Spoken Here' sessions, Paris June-July 1982
  Bologna; Italy 29/06/1982
  Antibes Jazz Festival, France
  Salon de Provence, Provence, France 20/07/1982
McL/di Meola/de Lucia 'Passion Grace & Fire' sessions, London & NY Sep-Dec 1982
  Sounds/Sunday TV shows, Australia 1983
  Sydney; Australia 1983
  Open air festival, Italy -
  Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany 21/05/1983
  Freilichte, Killesburg, Stuttgart, Ger 23/05/1983
  Schwarzwald Halle, Karlsrhue, Ger 24/05/1983
  Staadthalle 4, Bremen, Ger 25/05/1983
  Niedersachsenhalle, Hanover, Ger 26/05/1983
  Eissporthalle, Berlin, Ger 27/05/1983
  Halle Munsterland, Munster, Ger 28/05/1983
  Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Ger 29/05/1983
  Circus Krone, Munich, Ger 30/05/1983
  Frieor-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigschafen, Ger 01/06/1983
  C.C.H., Hamburg, Ger 02/06/1983
  Rome; Italy 16/06/1983
  Beacon Theater; New York 07/10/1983
  Wax Museum; Washington 10/10/1983
  Performance Arts Center; Milwaukee 13/10/1983
  Arizona University; Tuscon 25/10/1983
  San Diego State University; CA 29/10/1983
  Toronto Profile Live Nov-83
Shakti (without McLaughlin?) Cooperage, Bombay, India 16/03/1984
Mahavishnu (3a) 'Mahavishnu' sessions, Paris Apr-May 1984
McL/Cobham/Hellborg (pre-Maha 3a?) French TV Mid-1984?
Mahavishnu (3a) French TV Mid-1984?
  Hammersmith Odeon; London 12/07/1984
  North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland 14/07/1984
Mahavishnu (3a) & Chick Corea (as support?) Vitoria; Spain 16/07/1984
  Juan les Pins; Antibes; France 21/07/1984
Mahavishnu (3a) Antibes Jazz Festival, France 27/07/1984
McL/Miles Davis 'You're Under Arrest' sessions, NY 22/09/1984
Mahavishnu (3a) Casablanca; Rochester; NY 06/10/1984
  Opera House; Boston 11/10/1984
  Beacon Theater; New York 13/10/1984
  Wax Museum; Washington 14/10/1984
  Royal Oak Music Theater; Detroit 21/10/1984
  Riverboat; New Orleans; LA 24/10/1984
  Beverley Theater; Beverley Hills; CA 08/11/1984
  California Expo; Burbank; CA Nov-84
McL/Bill Evans 'Alternative Man' sessions, NY Jan-May 1985
McL/Miles Davis 'Aura' sessions, Copenhagen Feb-Mar 1985
McL/Ramon Pipin 'Nous Sommes  Tous Freres' sessions, Paris Apr/Aug 1985
Mahavishnu (3b) Saafelden; Austria Feb-85
  Bologna; Italy 15/02/1985
  Metropol; Berlin 04/02/1985
McL & Co 'Round Midnight'  film s/track sessions, Paris 1-12/7/85
McL/Jonas Hellborg Swiss Jazz Festival 1985
  Royal Festival Hall; London (6.30pm) 19/07/1985
  Royal Festival  Hall; London (9.00pm) (w. Santana/ Hussain) 19/07/1985
Mahavishnu (3b) Keystone; San Francisco 08/08/1985
  Palo Alto; CA 09/08/1985
  Bottom Line; New York 15/08/1985
  Trafalmadore Cafe; Buffalo; NY 20/08/1985
  Front Row Theater; Clevelan; OH 22/08/1985
  Royal Oak Theater; Detroit 23/8/85 ?
  Chene Park; Detroit 23/8/85 ?
McL/Hellborg Saalfelden; Austria 30/08/1985
  Bratislava 25-27/10/85
McL/Tonight Show Band Johnny Carson Show 19/11/1985
Mahavishnu (3b)   'Adventures in Radioland' sessions, Milan Jan/Feb 1986
McL/Jonas Hellborg Ohne Filter TV show, Germany 1986
  Budapest; Hungary 18/03/1986
Mahavishnu (3b) Hollabrum, Austria 1986
  Neuwied Jazz Fest; Germany 21/06/1986
  Royal Festival Hall; London 24/06/1986
  Schorndorf; Germany 29/06/1986
McL/Gil Evans Orchestra Ravenna, Italy 02/07/1986
Mahavishnu (3b) Lugano Jazz Festival, Switzerland Jul-86
  Antibes Jazz Festival, France Jul-86
  Hollabrun; Austria Jul-86
  Molde Jazz Fest; Norway Jul-86
  Ravenna; Italy 05/07/1986
  Fabrik Club; Hamburg; Germany 09/07/1986
  Kristianstad Jazz Fest; Sweden 12/07/1986
  North Sea Jazz Festival; Holland 13/07/1986
  Alabamahalle; Munich; Germany 15/07/1986
Mahavishnu (3b)(w. D Sanborn) Milan; Italy 20/07/1986
Mahavishnu (3b) The Ritz; New York 05/09/1986
  Toads Place; Connecticutt 08/09/1986
  Syracuse; New York 13/09/1986
  Civic Theater; Santa Monica 14/09/1986
  Rainbow Music Hall; Denver; Co 19/09/1986
  Lincoln Center; Fort Collins 20/09/1986
McL/Hussain & Co 'Making Music'  sessions, Oslo 8-10/12/86
McL/Japanese Philharmonic Tokyo 26/01/1987
McL/Hellborg/Watanabe Tokyo 27/01/1987
McL/Jonas Hellborg Bourges; France 1987
  Q-BO; Bologna; Italy 15/02/1987
  Fabrik Club; Hamburg; Germany 19/02/1987
  Montmartre; Copenhagen; Denmark 03/03/1987
  Fairfield Halls; Croydon; UK 06/03/1987
McL/Paco de Lucia Spain mid-1987
  Freiburg, Germany 13/06/1987
  Cologne 14/06/1987
McL/de Lucia/Lagrene Freiburg; Germany 17/06/1987
McL/Paco de Lucia Royal Festival Hall; London 26/06/1987
  Montreux Jazz Festival Jul-87
  Hamburg 30/07/1987
  Freiburg; Germany 1987
  East Berlin Aug-87
McL/Hellborg Bottom Line; New York 12/08/1987
  Washington 13/08/1987
McL/Gurtu/Hellborg Detroit 1988
McL/Gurtu/Berlin Pompidou Centre; Vincennes; France 04/05/1988
  Bremen; Germany 04/06/1988
  Romano Theatre; Verona; Italy 22/06/1988
  Pavilion Theatre; Glasgow 29/06/1988
  Royal Festival Hall, London 30/06/1988
McL Trio (assumed Gurtu/Berlin) Amsterdam, Holland 1988
  Kaiserslautern; Germany 10/07/1988
  Juan Les Pins, Antibes Aug-88
  West Palm Beach; Florida 24/08/1988
  Club Bene; Sayreville; New Jersey 29/08/1988
  Night Stage; Cambridge; Massachusetts 30/08/1988
  Diamond Club; Toronto 01/09/1988
  Detroit-Montreux Jazz Fest (2 shows) 03/09/1988
McL/LSO 'Mediterranean  Concerto' sessions, England Sep-88
McL/Labeque 'Duets' sessions Nov-88
McL/Frankfurt Radio Orchestra Frankfurt; Germany 06/12/1988
McL/Orchestra Dile de France Salle Pleyel; Paris 27/01/1989
  Eglise St Paul; Colombes; France 03/02/1989
McL Trio (assumed Gurtu/Eckhardt) Berhausen; Germany Mar-89
  Montreuil; France 15/03/1989
  Palladium, New York 28/05/1989
  Institute of Musice; Atlanta 04/06/1989
  Paul Masson Vineyards; San Francisco 25/06/1989
  The Palladium; New York 28/06/1989
  Montreal; Canada 02/07/1989
McL /Orchestra/Katia Mediterranean Concerto/duets, Germany 11/07/1989
McL/Gurtu/Eckhardt Theatrehaus, Stuttgart, Germany 1989
  Montreux 1989
Mcl/di Meola/de Lucia Performing Arts Centre; Milwaukee 13/10/89 ???
McL/Gurtu/Eckhardt Verona; Italy 13/11/1989
  Royal Festival Hall, London 27/11/1989
  Queens Hall, Edinburgh 01/12/1989
| All | 1963-69 | 1970-79 | 1980-89 | 1990-98 |