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post #31 of 46
Haven't been too many sadly let's see if I can remember with what's left of that section of my brain heh...

Jimmy Buffett
Crosby, Stills, Nash
Bruce Hornsby
Joan Jett
Eddie Money
Collective Soul
Leon Russell

That's about it.

Wish:

Eagles
Styx
Willie Nelson
More Buffett :)

I like alot of music...but sadly the ones I really want to see already broke up. It sucks growing up on music that was a generation (or two) before you...
post #32 of 46
Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull (my youngest is named after Ian Anderson), Chicago...way too loud, Clapton/Foghat/Lynard Skinard at an all day in Memphis must have been 74-75, Rick Wakeman, Neil Diamond.....76 walked through it, Rolling Stones their "final tour" late 70's, Dave Matthews acouple of years ago....I felt very out of place with 20 somethings singing along beside me....

so long ago and so far away.....the dream is foggy......

bands that would have been great to see in their hay day.....Janis, Grateful Dead, Queen, Rush, Journey the original with STeve Perry....
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post #33 of 46
In 1967 I saw my first rock concert, Vanilla Fudge, at the age of 17. I'll never forget it! At the end of the show the band started to destroy their instruments. It was awesome. The concert was in the old Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, LA. The same place where many years earlier I saw Elvis perform live at the Louisiana Hayride. I was too young to know what I was witnessing at the time.

While attending college at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana I saw ZZ Top perform. They were great. They just started to hit it big. I think the student union paid them $3500, LOL. I also saw Jim Croce play his last concert, also at Northwestern. He and his pilot died in a plane crash that night. They crashed into some trees at the end of the runway.

Only a few groups that I would like to see although not possible now -- Doors, Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jimi Hendrix -- due to their passing. Would like to catch the Beach Boys live and maybe Fleetwood Mac.

Ah! The memories!!!

Bill
post #34 of 46
I am proud to say that I had the pleasure of seeing one of Stevie Ray Vaughn's last shows at Milwaukee Fest. Greg Alman opened up for him and it was a fantastic show.

Some of my other favorite concerts:

Bill Frisell at Orchestra Hall in Chicago
Pat Metheny - Still Life Tour in Chicago
Lyle Mayes - At the Green Door in Chicago
Joe Jackson - Chance Theater in Poughkeepsi New York
Steve Vai - House of Blues Chicago


Would love to see:
G3 tour
Joe Satriani
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post #35 of 46
I saw Jim Croce in downtown Minneapolis about a week or a few days before the plane crash.

Saw Journey at the now gone Civic Center in downtown St Paul. It was awesome. The whole stage was dark, and then all of a sudden the floor in the middle of the stage slid open, and bright lights shined out in every direction crisscrossing madly, and up through the opening came the band Journey.

I always was impressed by that, but thought that the entrance should have been one for Styx, since that is the river of the dead. Styx was the loudest concert I ever was at, and my hearing loss now is probably somehow related ot it.

Saw the Beach Boys probably about 5 times. It always ended with the drummer singing "You're so beautiful". Stopped going after he drowned I think it was I remember.

Saw the Rolling Stones about 6 times. The Who about 5 times, once in Madison Square Garden when we were in NY for the National Fashion and Boutique show in Columbia Center.

Jefferson Airplane saw the most I think. One time, they played 5-6 encores. We left a little early to avoid the crush, and I opened two doors just in time to see the whole band running from a door to my left across the hallway and through a door on the right of me. Gracie was holding that right door open for the rest of the band, and she looked up at me (I was pretty handsome in those days :)...and she smiled really warm and sweetly at me. Ah memories...

When in college in Dubuque in 1968, the guy in the college dorm rooom next door was from NY or NJ and he was a standin organ player once for Vanilla Fudge. He was in a band in DBQ and played Vanilla Fudge songs all the time. He had a lot of stories. My own roommate was wild about Dylan and his sister used to help Janis Joplin push a bead cart through the streets of Grenwich Village. He also was wild about this early rocker whose name escapes me now, but had a "W" in it. The band was something something and the rockers.

Please, Please help me.....to remember!

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post #36 of 46

concerts

:beer: I have been to quite a few,and in many catagories. My first concert, was when a group came to our high school. I think it was a group called straightline or something like that . My first real show was Journey(raised on radio)only regret was the opening act was GLass Tiger.
I have seen luther vandros and debarge,kool and the gang(was my girlfriends' Idea).Def leppard Hysteria.
and I liked to go to junefest a vegas rock concert with Multiple bands , i've seen REO Speedwagon, Jethro Tull, Bad Company (with Paul Rodgers), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Kansas,Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jefferson Airplane
Blue Oyster Cult
Steppenwolf
the Doobie Brothers REO Speedwagon
Greg Allman
BTO
Kansas
Joan Jett
Loverboy
The Romantics

Styx
Journey
Bad Company
Night Ranger
Molly Hatchet
Billy Squier

Jethro Tull
Bad Company
REO Speedwagon
Kansas
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
VCR (the Voices of Classic Rock), featuring:
Mike Reno (of Loverboy)
Joe Lynn Turner (of Deep Purple & Rainbow)
Glenn Hughes (of Deep Purple & Black Sabbath)
Alex Ligertwood (of Santana)
& Pat Travers
post #37 of 46
A chef has no time for concerts, this one doesn't anyway.

Blasphomy to the old-schoolers here but I've seen Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Jon, and Newfound Glory, though NFG & Lil Jon wasnt my idea.
post #38 of 46
Funniest thing.....8 years ago my 24 year old son said there was a great new band that had this song.....Stairway to Heaven.......vinyl is in the basement dear.

Plant and Page concert was not good....all the songs sounded the same.

One of my buddies cooked for the Grateful Dead throughout the 70's-80.....the restaurant knew that he'd be gone during their touring season.
Jimmy's subbed in for a couple weeks the past couple of years, apparently the original members are into organic fresh juicing.....
I love his stories about cooking in locker rooms of arenas....NOW that's offsite cooking at it's best. It'd be a blast to just stage for a week and see how that part works.
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post #39 of 46
I remember!!!

It was Link Wray and the Wraymen!

doc
post #40 of 46
I grew up in the 80's ..so I was into the "hair" bands......

Who i've seen:
Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden (Powerslave Tour one of the most memorable concerts), Judas Priest, Metallica, Night Ranger, Def Leppard, Dokken, Van Halen (1984), Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, a few more I can't remember....B.B. King, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Kenny G.

Ones I wish I had:
Eric Clapton, Oscar Peterson, Aerosmith, John Lee Hooker, Long Beach Blues Fest...in '97, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani.
post #41 of 46
I've probably been to way too many shows through the years, and my hearing suffers from it. Some of the best I've seen:

The Boss, 1977. 5th Row, The Milwaukee Arena. Right after "Darkness on the Edge of Town" came out. I was 16, and that was a real eye opener.

The Boss. Just him and an acoustic guitar, "The Ghost of Tom Joad" tour. The emotion in some of the songs brought tears to my eyes.

The Blasters. Under the I-794 bridge at Summerfest in Milwaukee probably around '83 or '84. The Alvin brothers blew everyone away on a rainy, windy night on the shores of Lake Michigan. "Marie, Marie". They rocked like you wouldn't believe.

Steve Earle. Late '80's. Same bridge, same kind of weather. Great story teller.

Joe Ely. Mid '90's. Taste of Chicago. A blustery, humid night in the Windy City. I think he had four guys playing guitar. "Settle for Love". Incredible.

Roy Orbison. 1982. Somewhere in Baltimore. Coolest display of vocals I've ever seen. My friend and I got to talk to him before the show, which made it even better. My friend tried to trade Ray Ban sunglasses with him, but he politely laughed and declined.

Charlie Feathers from the Sun Record glory days on that same trip in Washington, DC.

I like to think of these as shows, (except the first Springsteen), rather than concerts. I've never been too crazy for huge venues.

I have many more that made an impact on me; Bob Dylan, Mink Deville, Dire Straits, Joe Jackson, Warren Zevon, Dwight Yoakam, Tull, Syl Sylvain, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lobos, The Cars, The Knack, and on and on and on.

Also dozens of lesser known singer/songwriter/story tellers from Texas, Tennessee, and everywhere else that my friend used to book at his restaurant/club. It was a sad day when it closed.

Kevin
post #42 of 46

Concerts I've been to

Peter Frampton (1st concert, Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado) Foghat, Van Halen (w/David Lee Roth) Billy Squire (Was really bad (really drunk) Def Leppard opened, 1st US tour (AWESOME!!!), Motley Crue, Bon Jovi with Cinderella opening, Skid Row, Posion, ZZ Top, Tesla, Metallica, Ozzy, Ratt
I'm sure there were others, but there was alot of hairspray, back in the day....bad for the memory...LOL
post #43 of 46
Beach Boys 3x
Chicago
Rolling Stones 4x
Bob Dylan 2x
George Thoroughgood 2x
Van Halen (fell asleep)
Brownsville Station
Flo & Eddie
Alice Cooper
Heart
Rod Stewart
Jackson Browne
James Taylor
Santana
Black Oak Arkansas
Gary Wright
Doobie Brothers
ZZ Top

and more.... brain can't think...:cool:
post #44 of 46
Just saw Dennis DeYoung (THE voice of Styx) last week. Sat front row, center and took pictures with him before the show. He sounds fantastic! Saw the 'original' Styx line-up 3 times prior.

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post #45 of 46
I've seen more live shows than I can remember - some of them in the mid-60s, and if you can remember it, you weren't there!

The Beatles - 7 times!
The Kinks - about 10 times
Rolling Stones - 15 or more times
Moody Blues
The Zombies
The Hollies
Beach Boys
Bob Dylan
Pentangle
Simon & Garfunkel
Jackson 5
Ray Charles
Stevie Wonder
Supremes
Gene Pitney (don't ask.....!)
Alice Cooper
Diana Ross
Dire Straits
Police
Paul McCartney & Wings
Ginger Baker (with various bands)
Joe Cocker
Eric Clapton
Bryan Adams
Boomtown Rats (don't ask)
The Proclaimers (10 times)

Lots more, but I can't think of them, off-hand.

Last year I agreed to go to see one of my (older!) husband's fave bands from his youth: The Everley Bros at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Remind me NEVER to go to see an over-the-hill band who just go through the motions EVER AGAIN!
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