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OT: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...& the ones you missed.
Posted by: KevinM ()
Date: October 16, 2020 09:15

List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.

Where & when?

How would you rank them?

Anything memorable from the concert?



1. The Rolling Stones -2x ('89 & '94) Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC...I worked security for the '94 show, got back stage (VL).

2. Yes -2x ('91 & '95) Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC

3. The Who -1x '89 Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

4. Pink Floyd -1x '87 or '88, can't remember. NC

5. David Bowie -1x UNC Chapel Hill, NC '90

6. Paul McCartney - 1x '14 Jacksonville, FL

7. Van Halen (original w/David Lee Roth) -2x ('09 & '15) Jacksonville & Tampa Bay, FL

8. Aerosmith -2x early '90s & mid/late 90's iirc, NC

9. Lenny Kravitz -2x (opened for RS '89, ~'10?) Jacksonville, FL

10. Phil Collins -1x Amphitheatre, Raleigh NC

11. The Grateful Dead - 1x '90...in an altered state

12. Heart 1x '87 UNC Chapel Hill, NC

13. Jason Bonham's (LZ cover band) - '18 Downtown Jacksonville, NC

14. ZOSO - another LZ cover band, '00's Jacksonville Beach, FL

15. AC\DC - 1x early '10's Jacksonville, FL



Missed: (in no particular order/ranking)

1. Rush (several times).............I'm really kicking myself for this one!!
2. Eric Clapton (several times)
3. Peter Gabriel
4. Boston ('87 - 3rd Stage Tour)
5. U2 (several times)
6. Nirvana
7. MUSE
8. Cake
9. Stevie Ray Vaughan
10. The Kinks
11. Phantom Planet
12. Weezer
13. Guns'N Roses
14. The Allman Bros.
15. The Beach Boys
16. Nine Inch Nails
17. George Harrison...really, really kick myself for this!
18. The Eagles
19. Van Morrison

...(too young for/1971 born): The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream/Derek & the Dominos/Blind Faith, Bob Marley, King Crimson ('73-'74 John Wetton era), Chuck Berry, John Lennon, Wings.


I'm really looking forward to seeing your lists & highlights & the magic they brought to your life (at the time) & even until now. So many of you that were alive in the 40's-60's have some really special memories, even us Gen-X'ers aren't privy to. Thanks for sharing your stories!



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Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 16, 2020 09:40

The one I regret the most is missing
the Jack Nitzsche conference Q&A session at
the Melbourne Film Festival August 2020 .....

Attended the Dub music session and the Jerry Humphrey
doco on the Saturday but skipped the Nitzsche session
thinking he'll be back again .... Two months later he was dead....

Keith mentioned once that after Charlie Watts
Nitzsche was the second most eccentric man he ever knew ...



ROCKMAN

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: October 16, 2020 09:57

Too many. Highlights:
Duke Ellington 1966
Led Zeppelin 1970 and 1977
Allman Brothers (with Duane) 1971
Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison same bill 1998
White Stripes 2005
Prince 1985 & 2005
Bruce 1978 (up through 1988)
Police 1982
Stones 1978 through 2013
Muddy Waters 1979
Little Richard (worked with him 1987)
CCR - 1969
Brian Wilson
Willie Nelson with a 20 piece orchestra Hollywood Bowl
Thunderbirds - winter 1979, bar in Bloomington, Indiana. The audience was me an one other person.

Regrets? Never saw Hendrix, Bowie, or any of the Beatles. (Except a glimpse of them at the Indiana State Fair 1964). Wish I'd seen Michael Bloomfield.

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: October 16, 2020 10:31

well I can tell you, based on your list, I used to see Cake at the Press Club and Old Ironsides on the regular back in the 80s when they were a local band of some renown. And a lot of other Sacramento bands who went on to some level of international success.

Then there was the whole punk rock scene at the Mabuhay Gardens in SF, right across the street from my one time home, the Stone. Some of my friends and my main weed dealer lived in the Vats, an old squat that was home to many of the local musicians in the day.

I been actively listening to music and attending live events, major and minor, for fifty years so I cannot even begin to make lists. I never got into the stadium rock thing so the vast majority have been small major venues or semi dive bar situations, and I have been mostly listening to reggae music since the late seventies so thats a whole other world.

The one I regret most never seeing has to be the Beatles. Would have loved to be at their last show at Candlestick Park, and it was a near possibility but didn't happen.

jb

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: walkingthedog ()
Date: October 16, 2020 12:23

Early concerts (Oslo):

Kinks 1966
Hollies 1966
Spencer Davis Group 1966
The Who 1967
Small Faces 1967
Stax-Volt Revue 1967
Traffic 1967(68?)
New Yardbirds (=Led Zeppelin) 1968
Blind Faith 1969

Later concerts:
10x Stones (Gothenburg,Knebworth, Oslo,Copenhagen,Glasgow,Paris)
Nice
Spirit
Jethro Tull (Oslo, Philadelphia)
King Crimson (UK 1971)
T.Rex (UK 1971)
Genesis
Yes
Supertramp
Jayhawks (Ann Arbor 2005)
Magma
Strawbs
Zombies
+ many more

Missed:
Stones Oslo 1965
Pink Floyd UFO club London 1967
Sex Pistols Oslo 1977 (Full house!)



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Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: October 16, 2020 12:55

I am not so fond of live concerts and of those that I have seen, I am not going to list all of them, but only the ones I really enjoyed:

1) Rolling Stones. Many times. Most of them were good, sometimes great. The last time, Barcelona, 2007, was not so good, because Keith had not completely recovered.
2) Skatalites. Many times. Always great.
3) Toots and the Maytals. RIP Toots Hibbert. A wonderfully energetic performer. I have seen them 4 times and it was always fantastic.
4) Keith Richards, somewhere in the 90s, in Rotterdam. Good concert
5) Mitch Ryder. The 90s, Hamburg. Great great fun. Very good. One of the most enjoyable concerts I have ever seen.
6) Beastie Boys, the 90s, Hamburg. Great fun.
7) Bad Manners, in the 90s, Hamburg. Funny.

Some others which I still remember but were less great:
1) Tom Waits. In the 80s, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. It was okay, but too "posh" environment. Tom Waits you want to see in a bar, not in a concert hall. Also, he should get rid of Marc Ribot and all those other avant-garde clowns.
2) Virgin Prunes. In the late 80s. They were not with Guggi anymore, so with only 1 singer instead of 2, they lost most of their wildness and crazy charm.
3) Motorhead, in the 2000s, Barcelona. Great for about half an hour, but then it gets boring.

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: ChrisL ()
Date: October 16, 2020 13:45

Some of the concerts, in no particular order, I have seen ...
x = multiple times

The Rolling Stones-x, Pink Floyd-x, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Who-x, Black Sabbath-x, Jethro Tull, Van Morrison-x, Bob Dylan-x, Johnny Cash-x, Eric Clapton-x, Steve Winwood-x, Clapton-Winwood-x, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson-x, ELP (with Powell), Robert Palmer, Deep Purple-x, Rainbow, Carole King, Don Henley, Whitesnake-x, Kiss-x, Peter Gabriel, Nana Mouskouri, George Dalaras-x, REM, Joe Cocker, Sixto Rodriguez-x, William Bell, Lisa Fisher-x, Ronnie Wood-x, Keith Richards, Led Zeppelin, Pretenders, Guns N Roses (opening for Stones)-x, Anderson-Wakeman-Rabin, Roger Waters-x, John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Sensational Space Shifters, Pretty Things, Bill Wyman Rhythm Kings-x, Little Feat-x, Long Ryders, Bruce Springsteen-x, Little Steve-x, Southside Johnny, David Gilmour, Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, Gregg Allman, Steppenwolf, Locomondo-x, Samantha Fish-x, Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion-x, U2-x, Steely Dan, Nick Mason, Mick Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder.

I'm sure there are more.

As for the ones I missed seeing, anyone not on the above list!

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: eduardoacdc ()
Date: October 16, 2020 14:47

1. R.E.M. 2008 (their last show)
2. AC/DC 2010 and 2015
3. Rolling Stones 2014
4. Liam Gallagher 2017


I missed Oasis in 2008 to attend the R.E.M gig (I had to choose one). They split up the year after.

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: October 16, 2020 15:17

Seen most of the big ones except these I could have seen and didn't:

Elvis
Stevie Ray Vaughn
B. B. King
Led Zeppelin
Stones 1975

Missed but couldn't have reasonably seen:

Beatles
Jimi
Buddy Holly

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: October 16, 2020 15:37

Seen lots (too many to list), but never saw Jimi, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Free, and would very much liked to have seen Queen (with Freddy).

Saw Springsteen at somebody's recommendation and because the opportunity presented itself. Wish I hadn't bothered quite frankly, it won't happen again ! Very glad I caught Tom Petty at Hyde Park, the poor man died soon afterwards.

[ I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak ]

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: October 16, 2020 16:10

I got to see BB King! ... Probably about a year before he died.
I saw Willie Nelson too, for the first time, also a couple years ago. I am so glad I get to see both of these legends!

Regrets ... I never saw The Clash!

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: Chacho ()
Date: October 16, 2020 16:32

I don't know about the concerts I missed, but I can list the ones of any importance that I attended as follows:

1. The Rolling Stones: Moby Gym Arena, Fort Collins Colo, 11-7-1969
-- The Rolling Stones: Denver Coliseum, Denver Colo, 6-16-1972
-- The Rolling Stones: Cotton Bowl, Dallas Texas, 7-6-1975
-- The Rolling Stones: Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia PA, 9-26-1981
2. Muddy Waters: The Stanhope House, Stanhope NJ, 3-25-1981
3. Grateful Dead: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley CA, 8-14-1971
-- Grateful Dead: Boulder Colorado, Summer of 1970
4. Bruce Springsteen: Madison Square Garden, NYC, 8-21-1978
-- Bruce Springsteen: Madison Sqiare Garden, NYC, 11-28-1980
5. Johnny Cash: Moby Gym Arena, Fort Collins Colorado, 5-13-1970
6. Willie Nelson: Huguenot NY, date unknown 1997 to 1999
7. Johnny Winter: Central Park, NYC, 7-27-1980
-- Johnny Winter: Pier 84, Manhattan NY, 8-19-1981
8. Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY, 4-28-1984
9. Jefferson Airplane: Boulder Colorado, Spring of 1970
10. The Who: Madison Square Garden, NYC, 6-16-1979
11. Stevie Wonder: Denver Coliseum, Denver Colorado, 6-16-1972
12. Leon Russel: Huguenot, NY, date unknown 1997 to 1999

Note that I am skipping literally 100s of concerts of little importance, and listing the ones above proved to be a daunting task.



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Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: NilsHolgersson ()
Date: October 16, 2020 18:18

I saw the Stones, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roger McGuinn.. and I missed Van Morrison because of the rain he left before I arrived as the Stones show opener (Nijmegen 2007)

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: October 16, 2020 19:09

Stones multiple times in clubs, theaters, arenas, and stadiums '81-2019 - most were great.
Pink Floyd 1980 (x 2)

And the rest....too many highlights to list all venues, dates, and how many times I've seen each, but for starters...off the top of my head...in no particular order:

ARMS Benefit
Neil
Dylan
The Clash
Willie Nelson
Burning Spear
Willie Dixon
Mick Taylor (w/Stones, with and without Bluesbreakers)
ZZ Top
Winwood/Traffic
The Specials
Merle Haggard
DEVO
Chuck Berry
The Dillards
The WHO
Clapton
Pretenders
Jeff Beck
Ozzy
Deep Purple
U2
Page, Plant, Page/Plant
The Cramps
Toots and the Maytalls
Jethro Tull
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Wonder
Hank III
Johnny Winter
Blasters
X
Los Lobos
Dead Kennedys
David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Steely Dan
Motorhead
Guns N Roses
Metallica
Aerosmith
Blue Oyster Cult
The Jam
Oasis
Culture
Van Morrison
Santana
CSNY/CSN
Steve Miller
Robin Trower
David Bowie
Prince
Peter Gabriel


And many more....................including US 83, both Desert Trips, and Arroyo Seco festivals w/multiple bands



The only real regret I have is missing Bob Marley - my older bro had a ticket for me at the Roxy in L.A., but I couldnt make it.

________________
Keep on rolling.......

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: Valeswood ()
Date: October 16, 2020 20:29

Too many really but the main ones:-

1. AC/DC x5 - 1980, 1981, 1982, 2015, 2016
2. ARMS Benefit 1983
3. David Bowie x2 – 1983, 1987
4. The Clash 1981
5. Concert for George 2002
6. Bob Dylan x6 – 1984, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2017, 2019
7. Deep Purple (Mark II) - 1987
8. Eagles x3 – 1996, 2001, 2014
9. Eric Clapton x5 – 1983 (twice), 1985, 1989, 2001
10. Fleetwood Mac x2 – 2013, 2014
11. Genesis x6 – 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1998
12. Mick Jagger (Celebration of the Blues) 1992
13. Led Zeppelin 1979
14. Paul McCartney x4 – 1990, 2003, 2009, 2018
15. New Barbarians 1979
16. Pink Floyd x4 – 1981, 1988, 1989, 1994
17. Queen x3 – 1982, 1984, 1986
18. Rolling Stones x28 – 1982, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2018
19. Six of the Best (Genesis with Peter Gabriel) 1982
20. Slade x5 – 1980, 1981 (twice), 1982 (twice)
21. Bruce Springsteen x11 – 1981, 1985 (twice), 1988 (twice), 1993, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2013, 2016
22. Status Quo x8 – 1979, 1986, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
23. U2 x2 – (the last band I had to tick off my list) – 2015, 2017
24. The Who x18 – 1981 (twice), 1982, 1989, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 (twice), 2017, 2020
25.Ron Wood x2 – 2010, 2019
26. Neil Young x12 – 1982 (twice), 1987 (twice), 1989, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2019


Missed

AC/DC with Bon Scott – to be fair I didn’t know about them at the time but they played my hometown

George Harrison – I only had one opportunity in 1992 but only heard about it on the news after the event but I feel I have seen him in spirit at the Concert for George.

CSNY – Haven’t played the UK since 1974

Keith and the Winos 1992 – Birth of first child prevented me going!

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: October 16, 2020 22:43

AcDc X 6
Alice in Chains x 3
Black Sabbath x 8
DKT/MC5 / MC50 X 4
Sex Pistols x 4
Dead Kennedys x 3
Stiff Little Fingers X 5
My bloody Valentine x 2
The Jesus and Mary chain X 3
Oasis X 4
Primal Scream X 3
Ride X 1
Pearl Jam X 4
Mudhoney x 6
Bob Dylan x 2
Tom Petty x 3
John Fogerty x 2
The Prodigy x 3
The Chemical Brothers x 1
The Stone Roses x 2
The Rolling Stones x 14 (15 if Vancouver goes ahead)
L7 x 2
Hole x 2
Babes in toyland x 1
The Pixies x 3
Weezer x 1
Iron Maiden x 7
Guns N Roses x 5 (6 if Seattle goes ahead)
Metallica x 3
Megadeth X 4
Slayer x 3
Testament x 2
Anthrax X 2
Velvet Revolver x 4
Meatloaf x 2
Deep Purple x 1
Lynyrd Skynyrd x 1
David Bowie x 1
Chuck Berry x 1
Neil Young x 5
The Who x 4
Liam Gallagher x 2
Fleetwood Mac x 1
The Jesus Lizard x 3
Dinosaur Jr x 2
Therapy? X 16
New York Dolls x 1
Patti Smith x 1
The Vaseline’s x 2
Tool x1
System of a down x 2
Motorhead x 6
The Stunning x 2
The Stooges x 2
Iggy Pop x 1
Foo Fighters x2
Nine inch nails x 2
Manic street preachers x 1
Flipper x 1
U2 x 2
REM x 2
The Pogues x 5
Shane MacGowan x 4
Paul McCartney x 3
Manzarek/Krieger/Astbury x 1
Buddy Guy x 1
The Specials x 1
The White Stripes x 2
Green Day x 2
Faithless x 1
Frank Black and the Catholics x 2
James Brown x 1
Queens of the stone age x 1
Kaiser Chiefs x 2
The Fratellis x 2
Ash x 5
Radiohead x 1
Massive Attack x 1
Teenage Fanclub x 2
Sonic Youth x 2
PJ Harvey x 2
Steve Earle x 1
Kris Kristofferson x 1
The waterboys x 3
Christy Moore x 2
Marylin Manson x 1
Linkin Park x 1
Garbage x 1
Venom x 1
Sepultura x 1
The Go Gos x 1
The Libertines x 1
Amy Winehouse x 1
Mazzy Star x 1
Aerosmith x 1
Rage against the machine x 1
The flaming lips x 1
The pretenders x 1
Blondie x 1
Slash x 4
Bruce Springsteen x 1
Daniel Johnston x 1
The Cheiftains x 2
The Cult x 1
JJ72 x 4
Mark Lanegan x 3
The Police x 1
Queen & Paul Rogers x 1
Judas Priest x 1


There’s a lot I’ve forgotten, festivals and gigs in general between 94 and the early 2000s were drunken affairs.

The bands I didn’t and would kill to have seen were The Doors and Nirvana. I did have tickets for the Dublin Nirvana gig in 94, but that didn’t go ahead Obviously. Weirdly it was scheduled for the day his body was found. (Though it had already been rescheduled from the date)

The Doors I’d love to have seen. Manzareks playing, Densmores drumming, kriegers playing and tone and Morrison’s voice were brilliant live (when on form, they could also be a disaster, but that’s a lot of bands)

Listening to the Doors set from say Detroit in 70, or any of the live albums they put out (way less edits that Rothschild claimed, the bright midnight release have made the complete shows available) they just tore the place up. I have never heard music that so suits the drunken state as the Doors live.

And another 101 artists I love and didn’t see, that list would be looooooong... grinning smiley



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Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: October 16, 2020 23:11

just the ones that come to my mind at the moment/no particular order

155x Bob Dylan
Eric Clapton
Keith Richards (solo)
Rolling Stones (14x)
Gary Moore
Neil Young
The Who
Lou Reed
Mark Knopfler
Ronnie Wood
Ryan Adams
Dylan Leblanc
Laura Marling
Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings
Slash & Myles Kennedy
Johnny Cash
Iron Butterly
Bruce Spingsteen
ZZ Top
Kris Kristofferson
Luther Allison


I always missed Patti Smith…

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: shortfatfanny ()
Date: October 16, 2020 23:22

Impressive lists...I'd like to add Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (early '90s)
Unfortunately never had a chance to watch Led Zeppelin,The Clash,Jimi Hendrix,Bob Marley...


Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: bleedingman ()
Date: October 17, 2020 00:40

Iron Butterfly
Blues Image
Muddy Waters
Allman Brothers (Fillmore East for the Live Album and many other times, including their very last show at the Beacon)
Johnny Winter
Elvin Bishop
Janis Joplin
Rolling Stones (many times, most notably 2 shows at MSG '72,including Mick's birthday, and Capital Theater Passaic '78, standing next to the soundboard when somebody popped out the cassette and took off during Street Fighting Man)
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
Ian Hunter
The Kinks many times, including their last show at the Beacon
Dave Davies solo (including the Chance where he signed my copy of "Kink")
David Bowie
BB King
Big Mama Thornton
T Bone Walker
Delaney and Bonny
James Gang (at Carnegie Hall, which was released as a live album)
Joe Walsh solo
Bob Segar
Cream
Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Paul Rogers, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Wood, Ronnie Lane at the ARMS show, MSG
Replacements
X-pensive Winos
Paul Westerberg solo at the Supper Club NYC
Rascals
Blood Sweat and Tears
Staples
Jeff Beck (many times including BB King's)
Lee Michaels
Jethro Tull
Humble Pie
Steppenwolf
Elvis Costello
Paul Simon
Aerosmith (several times including 3rd row at the Beacon and first row in Central Park)
Joe Bonamassa
Bob Dylan
Cracker
Black Crowes (several times,including with Jimmy Page at Roseland)
Soundgarden
And many more...
Missed Keith Richards with Rockpile at the Bottom Line for reasons.



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Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: October 17, 2020 01:39

The Beatles
The Stones
Cream
Jimi Hendrix
Chuck Berry
Deep Purple
Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green era)
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jethro Tull
Led Zeppelin
Grateful Dead
Quicksilver Messenger Service
U2
Mountain
Frank Zappa
The Temptations
The Supremes
The Turtles
Johnny Winter
Booker T and the MG’s
Steppenwolf
Ten Years After
BB King
Three Dog Night
Procol Harum
The Kinks
Sly and the Family Stone
Iron Butterfly
Lee Michaels
The Band
Santana
Moody Blues
Bruce Springsteen
Buffalo Springfield
The Rascals
Chicago
The Animals
Paul McCartney
War
Charlie Musselwhite
The Beach Boys
Spirit
Big Mama Thornton
Elvin Bishop
Louie Bellson Big Band
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Robert Cray
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Manhattan Transfer
Poco
Country Joe and the Fish
The Grass Roots
John Mayall
Alison Krauss
Lisa Fischer
Eric Clapton
Simon and Garfunkel
Delaney and Bonnie
Ike and Tina Revue
The Eagles

I regret NOT seeing:

Elvis
Frank Sinatra
Otis Redding
James Brown



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Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: October 17, 2020 02:39

Dang, DaveG.
Very, very, impressive.

Proud to say I was at at lease two of the same ones you were at winking smiley

(also, may have asked at the Lisa show, but where did you see Jimi & The Beatles? Seattle?? Sicks Stadium for Jimi by chance?
Great list.

Re: OT: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...& the ones you missed.
Posted by: JimmyTheSaint ()
Date: October 17, 2020 03:44

Stones - 18 shoes starting in ‘89
Dylan - 21 shows starting in ‘94
Springsteen - 16 shows starting in ‘96

Haven’t reached double digits with any other artists but was fortunate to see:

Neil Young
The Grateful Dead
Jerry Garcia Band
David Bowie
The Who
Rush
Lou Reed
Paul McCartney
Prince
The Allman Bros
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
John Prine
Steely Dan
Roger Waters
Black Crowes
Moody Blues
Bob Seger
Tragically Hip
Jackson Browne
Ozzy Osbourne
Elvis Costello
Bruce Cockburn
Jimmy Buffett
U2

Regret not seeing:

Keith and the Winos
Leonard Cohen
Van Morrison
The Eagles
Van Halen (David Lee Roth era)
The Police
Eric Clapton

The others I would have liked to have seen were not possible as they were gone before I was old enough (The Doors, Bon Scott’s AC/DC, Zeppelin, Faces)



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Re: OT: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...& the ones you missed.
Posted by: beachbreak ()
Date: October 17, 2020 05:23

Stones
Bowie
The Band
Dylan
Alice Cooper
Springsteen
Stevie Wonder
Ray Charles
Beach Boys
Deep Purple
The Cars
The Who

Too many lesser ones to list, these are some of the bigger acts I can think of.



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Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: October 17, 2020 05:34

Quote
MisterDDDD
Dang, DaveG.
Very, very, impressive.

Proud to say I was at at lease two of the same ones you were at winking smiley

(also, may have asked at the Lisa show, but where did you see Jimi & The Beatles? Seattle?? Sicks Stadium for Jimi by chance?
Great list.

Hey Mike, the Lisa show was lots of fun, especially when she reached down and put her hand on each of us during a song! I’m sure her flirtatiousness was genuine!

I saw The Beatles at Dodger Stadium, August 1966.

As for Jimi, I saw him at Newport ‘69, a 3-day festival in June of 1969, Devonshire Downs, Northridge, California. In fact, the performance I saw is on YouTube and was filmed from right near where I was standing. It was a jam, with Buddy Miles and others.

Hope you’re doing well!

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: KevinM ()
Date: October 17, 2020 06:19

Quote
DaveG
Quote
MisterDDDD
Dang, DaveG.
Very, very, impressive.

Proud to say I was at at lease two of the same ones you were at winking smiley

(also, may have asked at the Lisa show, but where did you see Jimi & The Beatles? Seattle?? Sicks Stadium for Jimi by chance?
Great list.

Hey Mike, the Lisa show was lots of fun, especially when she reached down and put her hand on each of us during a song! I’m sure her flirtatiousness was genuine!

I saw The Beatles at Dodger Stadium, August 1966.

As for Jimi, I saw him at Newport ‘69, a 3-day festival in June of 1969, Devonshire Downs, Northridge, California. In fact, the performance I saw is on YouTube and was filmed from right near where I was standing. It was a jam, with Buddy Miles and others.

Hope you’re doing well!

Dave your list is extremely impressive & the only one to feature The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zep, The Kinks & Hendrix. (that's 4 of my top 6 favorites all-time) You're so lucky!

I did notice that the following bands were absent: The Who, Yes, The Doors, Rush, Van Halen etc. If you don't mind me asking, did none of those bands appeal to you or just not appeal enough to go see them and/or other reasons?

(3hrs.45min.) Jimi Hendrix- GYPSY SUN & RAINBOWS - Woodstock Festival rehearsals

Re: OT: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...& the ones you missed.
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: October 17, 2020 06:20

I couldn't list all the artists I have seen but listing the ones I wanted to or should have attended (and regret missing) is easier.

Led Zeppelin - had tickets to US tour (Pittsburgh and Buffalo) before Bonham died and could have done reunion show but would have had to fly to London, go to show and fly home. Waited for US tour that didn't happen.

Bob Marley & the Wailers - His second to last show was in Boston but we were sitting in the dorm and said we will go next time.

Cream reunion - Couldn't swing it with work schedule.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Deep Purple

Yes

REM

Talking Heads

Buffalo Springfield

Simon and Garfunkel (Have seen both but not together)

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: KevinM ()
Date: October 17, 2020 06:30

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24FPS
Too many. Highlights:
Duke Ellington 1966
Led Zeppelin 1970 and 1977
Allman Brothers (with Duane) 1971
Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison same bill 1998
White Stripes 2005
Prince 1985 & 2005
Bruce 1978 (up through 1988)
Police 1982
Stones 1978 through 2013
Muddy Waters 1979
Little Richard (worked with him 1987)
CCR - 1969
Brian Wilson
Willie Nelson with a 20 piece orchestra Hollywood Bowl
Thunderbirds - winter 1979, bar in Bloomington, Indiana. The audience was me an one other person.

Regrets? Never saw Hendrix, Bowie, or any of the Beatles. (Except a glimpse of them at the Indiana State Fair 1964). Wish I'd seen Michael Bloomfield.

Wow! thumbs up

Led Zeppelin 1970 and 1977
CCR - 1969
Allman Brothers (with Duane) 1971

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: October 17, 2020 06:34

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KevinM
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DaveG
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MisterDDDD
Dang, DaveG.
Very, very, impressive.

Proud to say I was at at lease two of the same ones you were at winking smiley

(also, may have asked at the Lisa show, but where did you see Jimi & The Beatles? Seattle?? Sicks Stadium for Jimi by chance?
Great list.

Hey Mike, the Lisa show was lots of fun, especially when she reached down and put her hand on each of us during a song! I’m sure her flirtatiousness was genuine!

I saw The Beatles at Dodger Stadium, August 1966.

As for Jimi, I saw him at Newport ‘69, a 3-day festival in June of 1969, Devonshire Downs, Northridge, California. In fact, the performance I saw is on YouTube and was filmed from right near where I was standing. It was a jam, with Buddy Miles and others.

Hope you’re doing well!

Dave your list is extremely impressive & the only one to feature The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zep, The Kinks & Hendrix. (that's 4 of my top 6 favorites all-time) You're so lucky!

I did notice that the following bands were absent: The Who, Yes, The Doors, Rush, Van Halen etc. If you don't mind me asking, did none of those bands appeal to you or just not appeal enough to go see them and/or other reasons?

(3hrs.45min.) Jimi Hendrix- GYPSY SUN & RAINBOWS - Woodstock Festival rehearsals

Thanks, Kevin. Yes, I was very fortunate to see so many of the greats. Living in L.A. back then afforded many opportunities.

As for the bands you mentioned: I was never much interested in seeing Yes, Rush, or The Who. I can’t explain why, but they just never appealed to me. Van Halen came along after my concert-going lifestyle, though I thought they were all right.
As for the Doors: I went to see them at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in 1969. I really liked The Doors and was excited to see them. After the opening act, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, I believe it was Ray Manzarek who came out and informed us that Jim Morrison was under the weather and not able to perform. He then introduced their replacement for the show: The Fifth Dimension! Talk about a letdown! So, I never was able to see The Doors.

Re: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...and the ones you missed.
Posted by: KevinM ()
Date: October 17, 2020 06:37

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jbwelda
well I can tell you, based on your list, I used to see Cake at the Press Club and Old Ironsides on the regular back in the 80s when they were a local band of some renown. And a lot of other Sacramento bands who went on to some level of international success.

Then there was the whole punk rock scene at the Mabuhay Gardens in SF, right across the street from my one time home, the Stone. Some of my friends and my main weed dealer lived in the Vats, an old squat that was home to many of the local musicians in the day.

I been actively listening to music and attending live events, major and minor, for fifty years so I cannot even begin to make lists. I never got into the stadium rock thing so the vast majority have been small major venues or semi dive bar situations, and I have been mostly listening to reggae music since the late seventies so thats a whole other world.

The one I regret most never seeing has to be the Beatles. Would have loved to be at their last show at Candlestick Park, and it was a near possibility but didn't happen.

jb

@jbwelda

Re: "the vast majority have been small major venues or semi dive bar situations"...I feel like these types of shows are overlooked & often more intimate, possibly even better than the 50K people stadium shows.


Re: "I have been mostly listening to reggae music since the late seventies"...I have Bob Marley's 4CD boxset & Legend (G.Hits) & will likely DL his studio LPs one of these days...what other reggae artists do you recommend?

Thanks for the feedback & I'm glad you got to experience all the music, memories & good times!

Re: OT: List the Bands/Artists you've seen in your life...& the ones you missed.
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: October 17, 2020 06:49

Bands/Artists I've seen:

Bonnie Raitt
Little Feat
The Neville Brothers
Beck
Tom Petty
Irma Thomas
Zachary Richard
Evangeline
Nirvana
Keith Richards
Drive-By Truckers
Buddy Guy
Guy Clarke
Bob Dylan
Dr John
John Mooney
Emmylou Harris
Def Leppard
Eric Lindell
Patterson Hood
Jason Isbell
The Tin Men
Shannon McNally
Jimmy Buffett
Parliament
Mary's Danish
Phish
Metallica
Orbo And The Longshots
Lee Rocker
Morning 40 Federation
Zac Brown Band
Colin Hay
Irma Thomas
Paul McCartney
Prince
The Cult
U2
The Rolling Stones

I'm sure there are a couple I can't remember

Wishes:
Soundgarden
Pearl Jam
Johnny Cash
AC/DC
The Black Crowes
David Bowie
Paul Simon

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