Music

Capitol Theatre

  1. Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Capitol Theatre: Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Capitol Theatre Mar 22, 1980 The Queen of Salsa sings "A Papa," "Zambullete," "Quimbara" and other favorites with the Nuyorican bandleader in this fiery set from 1980.
  2. Jethro Tull's 'Under Wraps' Tour Capitol Theatre: Jethro Tull's 'Under Wraps' Tour Capitol Theatre Oct 28, 1984 Frontman Ian Anderson leads the Brit prog-rock band on classics like "Thick As a Brick," "Aqualung" and "Living in the Past" in this 1984 set from New Jersey.
  3. Jonny Lang at Home in the Blues Capitol Theatre: Jonny Lang at Home in the Blues Walt Disney World Nov 30, 1997 The guitarist begins his Fall tour next week in support of his new album, Signs. Hear him as a budding guitar slinger in this sizzling 1997 set from Disney World.
  4. Rush's Prog-Rock Anthems Capitol Theatre: Rush's Prog-Rock Anthems Capitol Theatre Dec 10, 1976 Guitarist Alex Lifeson, who turns 64 today, joins fellow Canadian prog-rockers Geddy Lee and Neil Peart on tunes from Caress of Steel and 2112 in this 1976 set.
  5. Remembering Dan Fogelberg Capitol Theatre: Remembering Dan Fogelberg Capitol Theatre Mar 20, 1976 The singer-songwriter, who would've turned 66 today, performs "Old Tennessee," "Comes and Goes" and other tunes from Captured Angel in this 1976 set.
  6. The Roots Rule! Capitol Theatre: The Roots Rule! Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 23, 1999 Questlove just crushed it with the band and with his Philadelphia Experiment at the Newport Jazz Festival. Hear him stretch with The Roots at Woodstock '99.
  7. The Chili Peppers Rock Woodstock Capitol Theatre: The Chili Peppers Rock Woodstock Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 Bassist Flea fuels the punk-funk groove on "Suck My Kiss" and "Give It Away" from Blood Sugar Sex Magik and new tunes from Californication in a 1999 set.
  8. Morris Day & the Time Get It Up Capitol Theatre: Morris Day & the Time Get It Up Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982 The funkateers from Minneapolis play their dance hits "The Stick," "Dance to the Beat," "Cool" and other tunes from their self-titled debut in this 1982 set.
  9. Linda Ronstadt at the Capitol, 1975 Capitol Theatre: Linda Ronstadt at the Capitol, 1975 Capitol Theatre Dec 6, 1975 The pop singer, who turns 71 today, performs "You're No Good," "When Will I Be Loved" and other tunes from her Grammy-winning album Heart Like a Wheel.
  10. Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry! Capitol Theatre: Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry! Convention Hall Jul 7, 1979 The Blondie frontwoman turns 72 today. Hear her sing their hits "One Way Or Another" and "Heart of Glass" and cover Marc Bolan's "Bang a Gong" in 1979.
  11. Stanley Clarke Rock-Jazz Continuum Capitol Theatre: Stanley Clarke Rock-Jazz Continuum Capitol Theatre Oct 12, 1979 The bassist, who turns 66 today, jams on his "School Days" and "Lopsy Lu" then covers Bird's "Confirmation" and Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" in 1979.
  12. Remembering Bernie Worrell Capitol Theatre: Remembering Bernie Worrell Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 22, 1999 The keyboardist and former sideman with P-Funk and Talking Heads died on this day in 2016. Hear him with his Woo Warriors at the '99 Woodstock Festival.
  13. Ice Cube in New Orleans, 1998 Capitol Theatre: Ice Cube in New Orleans, 1998 UNO Lakefront Arena Oct 18, 1998 The rapper-actor turns 48 today. Hear him perform "Straight Outta Compton" and the highly controversial "Fuck tha Police" from NWA's 1988 debut album.
  14. Mick Hucknall Holding Back the Years Capitol Theatre: Mick Hucknall Holding Back the Years Ritz Apr 21, 1986 The Brit blue-eyed soul singer, who turns 57 today, leads Simply Red on "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)" and others from their debut, Picture Book, in 1986.
  15. Best of Capitol Theatre
    1. Jethro Tull's 'Under Wraps' Tour
    2. Rush's Prog-Rock Anthems
    3. The Chili Peppers Rock Woodstock
    4. Linda Ronstadt at the Capitol, 1975
    5. The Boss is Coming to Town
    6. John Mayall at the Capitol Theatre, '82
    7. The Clash take New Jersey, 1980
    8. Talking Heads with Adrian Belew in 1980
    9. Stevie Ray smokes at the Cap
    10. Prince's 'Controversy' Tour
  16. Rage Against the Machine at Woodstock Capitol Theatre: Rage Against the Machine at Woodstock Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Guitarist Tom Morello, who turns 53 today, provides the metallic crunch on "No Shelter," "People of the Sun" and "Bulls on Parade" in 1999.
  17. Jewel at Woodstock, 1999 Capitol Theatre: Jewel at Woodstock, 1999 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 The singer-songwriter, who turns 43 today, performs solo renditions of "Near You Always," "You Were Meant for Me" and other tunes from Pieces of You.
  18. Alanis Morissette at Woodstock, 1999 Capitol Theatre: Alanis Morissette at Woodstock, 1999 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 The singer-songwriter performs "You Oughta Know," "Hand In My Pocket," "Ironic" and other tunes from her breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill.
  19. Pete Townshend's 'Psychoderelict' Capitol Theatre: Pete Townshend's 'Psychoderelict' Brooklyn Academy of Music Aug 7, 1993 The guitarist-composer, who turns 72 today, plays a solo acoustic "The Kids Are Alright" and premieres his rock opera in this 1993 concert from Brooklyn.
  20. The Boss is Coming to Town Capitol Theatre: The Boss is Coming to Town Capitol Theatre Sep 20, 1978 Celebrate with Bruce & the E Street Band in this homecoming show featuring their classic version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
  21. Metallica Seeks & Destroys Woodstock, '99 Capitol Theatre: Metallica Seeks & Destroys Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Singer-guitarist and principal songwriter James Hetfield, who turns 53 today, leads the group on "Master of Puppets" and "King Nothing."
  22. Robert Hunter Steps Out Capitol Theatre: Robert Hunter Steps Out Capitol Theatre Mar 17, 1978 The longtime Grateful Dead lyricist, who turns 75 today, leads his own band on tunes from his second solo album Tiger Rose in this '78 set.
  23. Van Halen Jumps in Toronto Capitol Theatre: Van Halen Jumps in Toronto Toronto Aug 19, 1995 Hear the Sammy Hagar edition of the band perform "There's Only One Way to Rock," "You Really Got Me" and their hit single "Jump" in 1995.
  24. The Brothers Johnson Funk It Up Capitol Theatre: The Brothers Johnson Funk It Up Capitol Theatre Apr 25, 1980 Bassist Louis Johnson, who died on this day in 2015, grooves on "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Get the Funk Out Ma Face" in 1980.
  25. Nine Inch Nails at Woodstock, '94 Capitol Theatre: Nine Inch Nails at Woodstock, '94 Woodstock 94 Aug 13, 1994 Founder and principal songwriter Trent Reznor, who turns 51 today, leads the industrial rock band on tunes from Pretty Hate Machine.
  26. Tony Bennett Charms London Capitol Theatre: Tony Bennett Charms London Prince Edward Theatre Sep 6, 1991 The suave, swinging singer asks the musical question "When Do the Bells Ring for Me?" in this 1992 set from the Prince Edward Theatre.
  27. John Mayall at the Capitol Theatre, '82 Capitol Theatre: John Mayall at the Capitol Theatre, '82 Capitol Theatre Jun 18, 1982 The godfather of British blues leads his Bluesbreakers featuring Stones guitarist Mick Taylor and special guests Etta James and Albert King.
  28. The Clash take New Jersey, 1980 Capitol Theatre: The Clash take New Jersey, 1980 This show captures some vintage Clash, with guitars rattling, drums and bass banging, and Joe Strummer defiant as ever.