Famous is relative. For example, I didn't see R.E.M.'s first gig at the church in Athens, and I didn't see The Replacements before Bob was, er, replaced by Slim, but all of these profiles grew, some significantly, after I first saw them.
R.E.M. 1983 (quickly grew into my favorite band, and caught them every year they were on the road until they disbanded)
The Replacements 1987
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