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O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: bob r ()
Date: January 23, 2023 16:54

I know this has probably been covered before, but I am snowed in today here in Maine and thought it would be cool to see who you've met over the years--
Here's mine:

Peter Wolf ( great guy ! )

Levon Helm ( ditto )

Amy Helm

Tom Rush

David Crosby

Graham Nash

Richard Thompson

Garth Hudson

Richie Havens

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives ( super nice guys ! )

Carlene Carter

Jesse Winchester

Dennis Wilson

Donovan

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Congratulations ()
Date: January 23, 2023 17:03

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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Papo ()
Date: January 23, 2023 17:11

I'm not at all starstruck, so I'm not actively trying to meet anyone I admire.

I once helped (pushed) Dizzy Gillespie getting on stage, as he couldn't get up the really steep stairs and seemed to fall backwards. He played great that night.

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: micha063 ()
Date: January 23, 2023 17:18

In 1992 Tom Waits wrote the music for the theatre piece "Alice" in Hamburg. I went to see one of the final rehearsals. In the pause I was having a drink. I turned and Tom Waits stood near to me. I smiled and asked him to sign my ticket. He did it and said something, I didn't understand. Then he smiled and left.
About 1996 I went to see a duo called "Spoke" in a small club in Hamburg. It was Joy Burns and John Convertino. After the show I had a beer with Joy Burns and he signed a single for me. They became "Calexico" and I went many times to their shows.



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: ChrisL ()
Date: January 23, 2023 18:12

Bård Andersson, and several others.

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: January 23, 2023 18:20

Hung with Paul Collins (The Nerves, Paul Collins' Beat) just before a house party he played in Murfreesboro, TN about 10 years ago. Cool, down-to-earth dude. Also met DJ Fontana (Elvis) and chatted with him (he played at friend's birthday party). Only two I've really met.

I've shared a moment with (got a high 5 from, patted on back, nodded at, made eye contact with, got a guitar pick from, etc.): Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Caleb and Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal)...

All were chance happenings. Celebrity chasers suck.



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: January 23, 2023 18:38

Dylan's whole band in 2002 and some individual members of his band throughout the years. I don't hang around and their hotels etc. but once in a while you meet them in the streets. Sometimes I say hello or 'great show yesterday' but usually I leave them alone. (I myself don't like to be recognized on the streets either).

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: January 23, 2023 18:43

Quote
Papo
I'm not at all starstruck, so I'm not actively trying to meet anyone I admire.

I once helped (pushed) Dizzy Gillespie getting on stage, as he couldn't get up the really steep stairs and seemed to fall backwards. He played great that night.

Ha...that's funny, I've been thinking about who I met and I don't think anyone.

Having said that, I haven't tried or would even care to try.

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: January 23, 2023 18:45

Dickie Betts

Peter Noone

Tommy Emannuel

Bobby Keys

Spencer Davis

Tab Benoit

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: January 23, 2023 19:29

Met the following and all by chance Slash, Steven Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook, Eddie Vedder, Mark Arm, Kim Thayil, Wayne Kramer, Shane MacGowan, Rory Gallagher, Mark Lanegan, Krist Novoselic, Frances McKee, Eugene Kelly, Bono, East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, DH Peligro, Mike McCreedy, Billy Gould.
There’s probably a few more that I can’t recall right now.

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: January 23, 2023 19:34

Joe Strummer
Mick Jagger
Mickey Hart
Taj Mahal
Jack Casady
Steve Earle
All of NRBQ circa 1985
Chali 2NA
Cut Chemist
DJ Shadow
Mike McCready
Lenny Kaye
Stephen Malkmus
Winston Rodney (aka Burning Spear)
Bill Kirchen
Ronnie Cuber
Frank Lacy
Mac Rebbenack (Dr. John)
Dave Matthews
Tim Reynolds
Dr. Ralph Stanley
Norman Blake (the Bluegrass/Folk musician)
Dudley Connell
Raul Malo
Stiv Bators
Anthony Kiedis
Chad Smith
Emmylou Harris
K.T. Tunstall
Henry Rollins

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: WorriedAboutYou ()
Date: January 23, 2023 19:40

Saw one of Girls Aloud in a coffee shop once. She looked nice.

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 23, 2023 19:51

Keith
Charlie
Ronnie
X - entire band
Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos)
Spencer Davis
Willie Dixon
Tommy James
Neil Young

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: clapton71 ()
Date: January 23, 2023 20:03

Keith
Ronnie
Mick
Bernard
Lisa Fisher
Bobby Keys
Willie Nelson/Band
Chuck Levell
Bill W.
Charlie



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: January 23, 2023 20:16

I forgot that I met Herbert Grönemeyer and Wolfgang Niedecken at Dylan shows – or rather: I refused to meet them. The sat or stood near me at the shows/after the shows but I didn't care.
maybe other celebreties had been near me one time or another. But since I don't watch TV nor read magazines etc. I tend not to regonize people – even real famous ones. You could put next so a major TV talkshow host and I might as him what (s)he is doing to make a living…

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 23, 2023 20:28

How are we defining ‘met’ exactly? An actual conversation, or merely a pleasantry, or even a brief handshake, etc? The latter two examples, in my opinion, don’t count. I’m sure I’ve met a few ‘famous’ musicians through work, but I’ll have to think!



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: January 23, 2023 20:45

Ramones (final lineup plus Dee Dee, Richie)
Cheap Trick
Mick Jagger
Black Sabbath Mach II (aka Heaven And Hell)
KIM DEAL !!!! (and Kelley and Josephine)
Miranda Lambert
Aerosmith
Megadeth Rust In Peace lineup - Rust In Peace tour, now if I saw any of them coming I would walk in the other direction

and so many more I don't remember anymore

but really ... I don't like being bothered by strangers and I don't even get in the signing line anymore.

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: January 23, 2023 20:59

Keith
Charlie
Mose Allison
Miles Davis
Johnnie Johnson
Commander Cody
Country Joe
Tom Waits
Jim Morrison(for 30 seconds, does that count?)
Chrissie Hynde
Bobby Keyes.

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: 1963luca0 ()
Date: January 23, 2023 21:04

Lou Reed
Patti Smith
Charlie Watts
Mick Taylor

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: January 23, 2023 22:53

there's more but this is off the top of my head:
Keith
Bobby Keyes
Sarah Dash
Neil Young
Walter Becker
Lou Reed
Pink Floyd (including Roger Waters)
Midnight Oil
Tom Petty
Mike Campbell
Amy Taylor (Amyl & the Sniffers)
Buddy Guy
Soundgarden
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Alice in Chains
The Screaming Trees
Tim Rogers (You Am I)
David Bowie
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ministry
REM
Lemmy Kilminster
Ozzy Osbourne
Metallica
Hoodoo Gurus
House of Love
Joan Jett
The Scorpions
Bon Jovi
Living Colour
Maceo Parker
Steve Hackett
Johnny Winter
Robert Plant
Bill Graham
Aerosmith
The Beat Farmers
Lenny Kaye
Robert Fripp
Edward Van Halen
Slash & Duff
Sammy Hagar
Nils Lofgren
Crowded House
The Replacements
The Ramones (right before Dee Dee quit)



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Zotz ()
Date: January 23, 2023 23:58

Don Van Vliet
Aaron Neville
Doug Sahm
Augie Meyers
Louie Ortega
Flaco Jimenez
Dennis Wilson
Chaka Khan
David Hidalgo
Janis Joplin
'Snooky' Flowers
Luis Gasca
Bill Graham
Rocio Durcal

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: DrPete ()
Date: January 24, 2023 00:12

Mick Taylor
John Entwhistle
David Johansson
Kim Deal
Guitarwolf band
Supersuckers
Greg Allman
Georgia Satallites
Jason and the Scorchers
Nashville Pussy
Dave Mustaine
Sat next to Kirk and Lars of Metallica at a strip bar
Sylvain Sylvain ( Super Sweet)
Dave Davies ( Really Awesome)
All of Iron Maiden, especially Bruce Dickinson who, as I was friends with his mother in law, actually drove the 3 of us to a midnight DENNYS for breakfast after a solo show he did in St Louis. Really fascinating, great guy .



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Bjorn ()
Date: January 24, 2023 01:08

Johnny Thunders, Syl Sylvain, Jerry Nolan. 1984. Hello, hi, shook hands - signed t-shirts, small talk, laughter and drumsticks. A VERY big thing for an 18 year old Swedish kid. Syl and Jerry were so nice. Johnny not so much. smiling smileycool smiley

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: January 24, 2023 01:21

I've met Robert "Junior" Lockwood, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Weird Al, and Micky Dolenz.

Robert Lockwood wasn't thrilled about the white kid at the table being the one who knew Chicago blues. James Cotton was outright hostile to me when his guitar player brought us backstage to meet him. Bo Diddley was amazingly gracious and down-to-earth for a true legend, put his hand on my shoulder, and called me "son" when I stammered in amazement that I was face-to-face with a legend. He also said more in a few minutes of conversation than I would have guessed. He was a true gentleman.

I was middle-aged when I met Weird Al through a mutual friend. We talked for a few minutes until it went awkward. Everyone I know that has met him thinks the world of him. I guess I caught him on a bad day. He was a bit of a condescending jerk. I came away thinking he wanted to feel special and resented having a nobody treat him like a regular person.

Micky Dolenz I met fairly recently. He seemed very normal and down-to-earth so long as you weren't a fan looking for something. He was a genuinely nice guy and I've known through others that he can be incredibly generous and good-hearted.

I've met other people like Jody Porter from Fountains of Wayne, I used to be friendly with Jimmy Zero from The Dead Boys. I've met a few people with Stones credentials over the years. I know a talented kid who told me Don Was or Ethan Johns were going to produce his album after he made a bit of a splash...in the end, neither did and it appears he dodged a bullet and is leading a normal life instead of being the next Springsteen.

I've met more people from film & television than music. I've met a few sports people. A lot of celebrities are miserable to be around. Quite a few have miserable lives because they're trapped by ego and addiction. A lot of them want someone to seem normal and not star-struck by them, but if you don't have a reason to be at the table, don't expect them to give you more than a few minutes. They're the talent and you aren't. Reason enough not to seek them out unless you just want a brush with "greatness."

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: January 24, 2023 01:55

Impressive list from a lot of you ......did you meet them by coincidence grinning smiley

I almost shook hand with Marianne Faithful confused smiley
Keith Richards looked at me at a concert

I do met some locals from my neighborhood
Shocking Blue
Golden Earring: Helped one of them to fix his self made guitar
Eelco Gelling: Who was a good friend of my sister and brother in law I met him a lot

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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: RisingStone ()
Date: January 24, 2023 02:14

Ornette Coleman
Magic Slim
John Primer
Mike Vernon
Chris Dreja
Jim McCarty
Chris Farlowe
Paul Jones
Jack Bruce
Peter Green
Mick Taylor
Paul Rodgers
Terry Reid
Roger Chapman
Geoff Whitehorn
Poli Palmer
Rob Townsend
Jim Cregan
Linda Lewis
Peter Hammill
Keith Tippett
Al Stewart
Tim Renwick
Alex Chilton
Nathan East
Steve Gadd
Paul Carrack
Vernon Reid
Blue Murder (John Sykes/Tony Franklin/Carmine Appice)
Stephen Morris
Ian McCulloch
Will Sergeant
John Butler (Diesel Park West)
Sonic Youth (Thurston Moore/Kim Gordon/Steve Shelley)
David Gedge
David Gray
Katherine Jenkins
KT Tunstall
Eddie Kramer (producer/engineer)

Most of them were brief encounters, no big deal, mates!

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: January 24, 2023 02:41

Quote
NICOS
Impressive list from a lot of you ......did you meet them by coincidence grinning smiley

I almost shook hand with Marianne Faithful confused smiley
Keith Richards looked at me at a concert

I do met some locals from my neighborhood
Shocking Blue
Golden Earring: Helped one of them to fix his self made guitar
Eelco Gelling: Who was a good friend of my sister and brother in law I met him a lot

I was in the music business in Seattle for over 25 years. It was a part of my job to meet bands, etc. I know my list is long. A lot of those (not all) were brief & there's more I could put on the list. I was a music buyer for a large chain of stores in the Northwest USA for a large part of that time. I was also a sales reporter for Billboard magazine. I've got a lot of cool stories & memories. Also, some cool pictures with people. I was at ground zero during the grunge years in Seattle. I never chased anyone. Sometimes things happened by chance like having Neil Young sit in the seat in front of me at the movies in NYC. I didn't bother him but did exchange pleasantries after the film. Years later I met him at a social function for the Bridge School & he actually remembered me. That was pretty cool!

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: snoopy2 ()
Date: January 24, 2023 02:44

i told myself why bother with this post, so many chance encounters in life and I worked in entertainment for a bit so no fair really.. but Pete Townsend wrote me a letter that I keep to this day



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Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: January 24, 2023 02:53

If we're talking about a chance encounter, and not something connected to a meet and greet or a record signing or hanging out backstage at a gig ..... then I can only say that I've met Lou Reed.

In 1986 I was working at a publishing company in New York, and one day a girl who worked there came over to my desk and said, "Lou Reed is sitting in our lobby." I walked out there and sure enough, it was Lou, looking exactly the way you would expect him to look. He was shopping around a manuscript and was looking for a publisher. It was the first time I'd ever seen him in person, and it was on my turf! smoking smiley

Re: O/T Musicians You've Met
Posted by: angee ()
Date: January 24, 2023 03:05

Only counting actual words exchanged (offstage), however few or many:

Ronnie Wood
Bobby Keys
Darryl Jones
Lisa Fisher

Kris Kristofferson
John Hammond Jr.

~"Love is Strong"~



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