Classic acts who've played the Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester has attracted some of the biggest talents in rock and roll since the 1970s. Here are the classic acts who have played The Cap over the past 30 years, presented in the order in which they played.
Act: Pink Floyd
Concert date: April 22, 1970
Fun fact: The pioneering British rockers were still a struggling young band when they hit the Port Chester stage. Their Cap concert included a performance of a 20-minute track called "Atom Heart Mother."
Act: Janis Joplin
Concert date: Aug. 8, 1970
(Not so) fun fact: Joplin played her next-to-last show at the Capitol Theatre. She died two months after her appearance there.
Act: Carlos Santana.
Concert date: Oct. 14, 1970
Fun fact: This tour date marked the band's return to the Hudson Valley since performing at the legendary Woodstock festival a year before.
Act: The Grateful Dead
Concert dates: 18 shows over an 11-month period from 1970 to 1971
Fun fact: The Dead's Feb. 19, 1971, concert at The Cap was released as a live double album called "Three From The Vault" in 2007.
Act: David Bowie (pictured with wife Iman)
Concert date: Oct. 14, 1997
Fun fact: The Rolling Stones were scheduled to play The Capitol Theatre to kick off MTV's new live concert series called "Live at the 10 Spot." When Mick Jagger became ill, Bowie, who was on tour promoting his 1997 album, "Earthling," filled in.
Act: The Rolling Stones
Concert date: Oct. 25, 1997
Fun fact: The Stones personally chose to play The Capitol Theatre for the premiere of MTV's "Live at the 10 Spot." David Bowie filled in for the inaugural "10 Spot" show after Mick Jagger became ill, and the Stones played the Port Chester venue one week later, which was broadcast on MTV. Their show was one of the last public concerts at the theater until its 2012 reopening.