Desert Trip: set lists and clips from Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters

October 7 - 9 at Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California

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The first Desert Trip weekend took place at Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California from Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9.

The Los Angeles Times reports capacity of around 75,000 per day, who saw Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who and Roger Waters perform at the festival.

Dylan opened the weekend, performing “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” at the piano, closing with “Masters Of War”.


He was followed by the Stones, whose set featured several surprises. The ban covered The Beatles’ “Come Together” and performing Eddie Taylor’s “Ride ‘Em On Down” for the first time since the early Sixties; the song appears on their forthcoming Blue & Lonesome album.

Other surprises included Neil Young joining Paul McCartney on the Saturday for three songs, “A Day in the Life”, “Give Peace a Chance” and “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?”.

The same artists return for a second weekend on October 14, 15 and 16.


Friday, October 7

Bob Dylan set-list:
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Highway 61 Revisited
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Simple Twist of Fate
Early Roman Kings
Love Sick
Tangled Up in Blue
Lonesome Day Blues
Make You Feel My Love
Pay in Blood
Desolation Row
Soon After Midnight
Ballad of a Thin Man

Masters of War

Rolling Stones set-list:
Start Me Up
You Got Me Rocking
Out of Control
Ride ‘Em on Down
Mixed Emotions
Wild Horses
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Come Together
Tumbling Dice
Honky Tonk Women
Slipping Away
Little T&A
Midnight Rambler
Miss You
Gimme Shelter
Sympathy for the Devil
Brown Sugar
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

You Can’t Always Get What You Want
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Saturday, October 8

Neil Young and Promise Of The Real set-list:
After the Gold Rush
Heart of Gold
Comes a Time
Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Out on the Weekend
Human Highway
Show Me
Harvest Moon
Walk On
Texas Rangers
Down by the River
Seed Justice
Peace Trail
Welfare Mothers

Rockin’ in the Free World

Paul McCartney set-list:
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Day Tripper
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite of All the Danger
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Here Today
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
A Day in the Life
Give Peace a Chance
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

I Wanna Be Your Man
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

Sunday, October 9

The Who set-list:
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See for Miles
My Generation
Behind Blue Eyes
Join Together
You Better You Bet
I’m One
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me
Eminence Front
Amazing Journey
The Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Baba O’Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again

Roger Waters set-list:
Speak to Me
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
One of These Days
Breathe (Reprise)
The Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Welcome to the Machine
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here

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