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Recorded just over a year after Santana played its historic Woodstock Music & Art Fair performance, the band was fast becoming one of the biggest in the world. They were about to release their second album, Abraxas, and were riding high on the heels of three hit songs from their debut album and a new Top 10 hit, a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman."

A year earlier - in fact only a few days before the Woodstock Festival - Bill Graham staged the first of several concerts billed as "The Fillmore at Tanglewood." Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the storied venue had just begun to experiment with staging contemporary concerts on their grounds.

Staging a rock concert in a classical venue had yet to be done, so of course the concept of doing so excited Graham. He brought the full-scale Fillmore East production team in, including the Joshua Light Show, and booked a great lineup. This first concert featured B.B King, Jefferson Airplane and The Who, and drew the largest crowd that Tanglewood had ever seen by far.


Carlos Santana - guitar, vocals

Gregg Rolie - keyboards, piano, lead vocals

David Brown - bass

Michael Shrieve - drums

Jose "Chepito" Areas - percussion, conga, timbales

Mike Carabello - percussion, conga, vocals


Got a black magic woman

Got a black magic woman

I've got a black magic woman

Got me so blind I can't see

That she's a black magic woman

She's trying to make a devil out of me

Don't turn your back on me, baby

Don't turn your back on me, baby

Yes, don't turn your back on me, baby

Stop messing about with your tricks

Don't turn your back on me, baby

You just might pick up my magic sticks

You got your spell on me, baby

You got your spell on me, baby

Yes, you got your spell on me, baby

Turnin' my heart into stone

I need you so bad

Magic woman I can't leave you alone

Songwriters: Peter Alan Green

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