Live Concerts you've attended

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Live Concerts you've attended
« on: 30 Apr 2018, 04:26 am »
List Live concerts bands that you've attended.
My list:
Triumph
Streetheart
Rush-2, back up band Max Webster
Nash the Slash
Dead on Arrival- DOA
Neil Diamond
Ice House
Harlequin
Bruce Cockburn-2
Natalie MacMaster
Terry Edmunds
Moody Blues
Kiss
Chili Peppers- back up band Mars Volta
Blue Rodeo
Joe Satriani
The Tea Party
« Last Edit: 5 Jan 2020, 04:28 pm by Mag »

richidoo

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #1 on: 30 Apr 2018, 06:27 am »
Ooh, good one!

Too many to list, but some highlights:
I'm told I attended Dizzy Gillespie Quintet on New Haven Green in 1965 right before I was born.
1972 Jazz Convocation at Yale (every jazz legend, Max Roach extended drum solo)
Maynard Ferguson played my own junior high school auditorium, 900 seats in 1978, on his Gonna Fly now tour, peter erskine drums.
Chet Baker, 1981. The pianist didn't know who he was
Dave Brubeck at Symphony Hall 1983
Double Bill at Hollywood Bowl 1991 Gerry Mulligan Tentet and Phil Woods Sextet
Art Blakey at Kix in Boston 1981, Bu introduced me to Wynton Marsalis
Backstage at Jerry Lewis Telethon met Sarah Vaughan and Sammy Davis Jr.
Bill Evans (sax) with James Williams Trio - greatest jazz solo I ever heard by any player, live or recorded
Brecker Brothers (at 55 Club?) in NYC 1986
Art Farmer at Vanguard
Christopher Hollyday at Vanguard
Philly Joe Jones at Hasty Pudding Club, Cambridge MA, 1985.
Bobby Hutcherson and Freddie Hubbard at Regattabar, Cambridge MA 1988
The Police Schaefer Stadium 1983
Conspiracy of Hope Concert at Giant's Stadium 1986 (11 hours, every major pop/rock act - The Police final performance)
Oscar Peterson Newport Jazz Festival 1983
Modern Jazz Quartet 
Harry Connick Big Band
Julia Fisher
Pacifica Quartet
Itzhak Perlman
The Tallis Scholars
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Stan Getz
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Stitt
Joe Henderson
Kenny Barron
Allison Krauss
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Chris Daughtry
Snarky Puppy
Dizzy Gillespie
Roy Eldridge
Alan Dawson
Bobby Hutcherson
Billy Higgins

The ones I regret NOT seeing are Horace Silver, Stan Kenton 1976 (snowed out) and Earth Wind and Fire 1981 (declined the invitation   :duh: )

rockadanny

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #2 on: 1 May 2018, 04:06 pm »
OK, so, way too many years/beers ago, but I'll make an attempt and include only those who have recorded releases ...

Adrian Belew
Aerosmith
Albert Collins
Alice Cooper
Allman Brothers Band
Average White Band
B B King
Back Door Slam
Beach Boys
Beau Jacques
Beau Soleil
Belmont Playboys
Bernard Purdie
Big Dave and the Ultrasonics
Big Sugar
Billy Cobham
Black Lillies
Blue Rodeo
Bob Dylan
Bob Seger
Bobby Blue Bland
Booker T & the MGs
Buckwheat Zydeco
Buddy Guy
Cheap Trick
Chisel Brothers
Con Brio
Cream
Cyrus Chestnut
Dave Van Ronk
Dave's True Story
David Grisman
Deep Purple
Del McCory
Demolition Doll Rods
Eagles
Edgar Winter
Evan Johns
Five Peace Band
Fleetwood Mac
Francine Reed
Gene Harris
George Bedard & the King Pins
Government Mule
Grand Funk Railroad
Heart
Horace Trahan
Howling Diablos
Humble Pie
Ike & Tina Turner Review
Insane Jane
J Geils Band
James Cotton
Jazz Crusaders
Jean Luc Ponty
Jeff Grand
Jeff Lorber
Jethro Tull
Jimmy Thackery
Joey DeFrancesco
John Hammond Jr.
John Jorgenson
John Mayall
John Mooney
John Pizzarelli
Johnny Winter
Josh White Jr.
Keb' Mo'
Koko Taylor
Lee Rocker
Lenny White
Leo Kottke
Leon Russell
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Lonnie Mack
Luca Bloom
Lucinda Williams
Lucky Peterson
Maceo Parker
Maria Muldaur
Mark Selby
Maurice John Vaughn
McCoy Tyner
Mimi and the Snakes
Motor City Josh
Mr. B
Mudpuppy
Nikki James and the Flame Throwers
Peter Karp
Pit Vipers
Popa Chubby
Robert Jr. Lockwood
Robert Noll
Robin Trower
Rod Stewart (EPTAS era)
Rolling Stones
Ronnie Earl
Roomfull of Blues
Rory Block
Sam Lay
Santana
Sean Costello
Sleepy LaBeef
Snooks Eaglin
Spin Doctors
Steppenwolf
Steve Winwood
Super Chickan
Susan Tedeschi
Ted Nugent
The Alligators
The Paladins
The Stooges
Thornetta Davis
Tinsley Ellis
Tom Principato
Tracy Nelson
Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band
Twistin' Taratulas
Uriah Heep
Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Wanda Jackson
Weather Report (W/Jaco)
Wild Tchoupitoulas

I'm sure my list is missing others lost from memory  :oops:
Some of these I've seen numerous times throughout the years.
One "artist" I am proud to say I've successfully avoided all of these years: Jimmy Buffet  :icon_twisted:
Not listed: about a million and one bar bands; classical and show/play music performances.
« Last Edit: 31 Dec 2019, 02:26 pm by rockadanny »

Mike B.

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #3 on: 1 May 2018, 04:51 pm »
Props to Rockadanny for taking the time to list his. I would fill a page alone with different times I saw the Grateful Dead.  :lol:  I started in the 1960's and saw most of the popular bands of that period. I continue to go to shows at age 74.



Mudslide

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #4 on: 1 May 2018, 07:16 pm »
Started with the Beach Boys in a high school football field, ca. 1962  :o, too many in between for my hearing, and finished with Charlie Daniels last week.

BTW, Charlie is 81 and can still bring some rock with the git and fiddle.

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Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #5 on: 1 May 2018, 08:23 pm »
I also have attended more concerts than I could list, my first concert was in 1971, Jethro Tull with Yes opening the show.

1972 was probably my favorite year for concerts. In June alone I saw the Rolling Stones (June 3) Jethro Tull (June 11) and Led Zeppelin (June 19). Other favorite concerts that year were the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Mountain.

Maybe due to the fact that I grew up in that era I felt that the bands touring back then were the best, and since the late 70s I really haven't found many new bands that I really like. It was a great time to be a young concert goer!

Bwanagreg

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #6 on: 1 May 2018, 08:42 pm »
As soon as I post this I'll think of more, but this was a fun exercise:

Adrian Belew
Allan Holdsworth
Beach Boys
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Bele Flack/Abigail Washburn
Between the Buried and Me
Bill Frisell
Black Sabbath/ Van Halen (first concert)
Buddie Rich (highschool performance)
California Guitar Trio
Camper Van Beethoven
Chuck Mangione
Clutch
Concrete Blond
Contortionist
Cracker
David Byrne
Decemberists
Devin Townsend
Eric Clapton
Eugene Chadbourne
First Aid Kit
Flaming Lips
Frank Zappa
Garmarna
Gojira
Haken
J Geils Band
Jack White
Jaco Pastorius (solo)
Jerry Garcia Band
Jethro Tull
John Adams conducting Ensemble Modern and performing Zappa/Adams
John Paul Jones
John Zorn
King Crimson
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (next month)
King Missle
KoKo Taylor
Laurie Anderson
Lionel Hampton
Living Colour
Lonnie Brooks
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Maynard Ferguson (also at my highschool)
Meshuggah
Michael Hedges
Miles Davis
Moody Blues
Muddy Waters
Opeth
Pat Metheny Group
Patricia Barber
PFM (next week)
Pink Floyd
Plini
Porcupine Tree
Rammstein
Return to Forever
Richard Thompson
Robert Plant
Robin Trower
Rush
Shpongle
Sithu Aye
Snarky Puppy
Steven Wilson (2nd time tonight!)
Stevie Ray Vaughan (small club, headlining Blues Fest in Chicago, and his last show at Alpine Valley)
Styx
Sun Ra
T Bone Burnett
Taj Mahal
Thank You Scientist
The Black Keys
The Deer Hunter
The Mekons
The Nightwatchman
The Police
The Romeros
Tool
Wilco
Yes


Still finding great bands to see live. Greatest regrets: I had tickets to see Led Zeppelin in 1980...
« Last Edit: 12 Feb 2020, 01:15 am by Bwanagreg »

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Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #7 on: 1 May 2018, 08:44 pm »
Rock concert? One. Friend won two tickets to see Boy George. and invited me along.
That is it for Rock Concerts. (Ear plugs required and used.)

Classical? Several types of Classical recitals over the years. Non-amplified chamber music, ballet, (surprising how much noise the dancers' shoes make scuffling around the floor) and some full orchestra.

I was already old before I got into Jazz. So I never went to any places to hear it in person.

Then the deafening noise at all movie theaters.. Not for me.

I am the sort who thinks for the price of going to a concert once. I can own a media product and replay it whenever forever... Plus I do not have to stand the whole time just because every other idiot decided they want to stand (so if I do not stand too, all I get is to view the ass of the person in front of me, in my face. then the smell of farts, beer, dope, and various stinks, avoid folks coughing on me and vomiting on me. Plus the endless touching in the crowd. And the deafening overly loud noise being played a few foolishly call music.

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Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #8 on: 1 May 2018, 10:13 pm »
Plastic Ono Band

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Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #9 on: 1 May 2018, 11:13 pm »
just saw Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall of Sergio Mendes fame, at the bergen PAC in NJ Wednesday Night

dB Cooper

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #10 on: 2 May 2018, 02:18 am »
Plastic Ono Band

You have my deepest sympathies

Delta77

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #11 on: 2 May 2018, 04:49 am »
Fortunate Youth
Tribal Seeds
The Expendables
Pepper
Sensamotion
Alborosie
Hirie
Iya Terra
Indubious
Rebelution
Law
Iration
The Movement
Pacific Dub
Steel Pulse
StickFigure

I discovered Reggae this past year..!!
My wife and I have only been to a couple of concerts in our lives, until last September we went to our first Reggae event.. We have seen all of these bands in the past 9 months “Wow” .. Some of them multiple times..


Mudslide

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #12 on: 2 May 2018, 05:03 am »
I also have attended more concerts than I could list, my first concert was in 1971, Jethro Tull with Yes opening the show.

1972 was probably my favorite year for concerts. In June alone I saw the Rolling Stones (June 3) Jethro Tull (June 11) and Led Zeppelin (June 19). Other favorite concerts that year were the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Mountain.

Maybe due to the fact that I grew up in that era I felt that the bands touring back then were the best, and since the late 70s I really haven't found many new bands that I really like. It was a great time to be a young concert goer!

Yes sir!!  Nice.

Add the Starship and P. Floyd to that list and you've hit for the cycle!   :D

rockadanny

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« Reply #13 on: 2 May 2018, 12:35 pm »
Quote
Props to Rockadanny for taking the time to list his.

Thanks Mike B. It was either that or get some work done here at work.   :lol:

Oh yeah, forgot about Mountain - them too. Thanks MttBsh!
Oh, and The Doobie Brothers ... I'm afraid I could go on like this, recalling another here and there, for quite some time ...  :duh:

Krispy Kirk

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« Reply #14 on: 9 Jun 2018, 08:11 pm »
I've been to a few shows (played in even more as a drummer in a covers band for ~20 years).  Here are the three that really stand out:

Bruce Springsteen "Born In The USA" tour, Devaney Auditorium, Lincoln Nebraska, 1984

Seeing one of Rock's top showmen at the very top of his game is usually a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  This was mine.  Two words: Religious Experience.

Nirvana "Pacific Rim Tour", Pink's Garage, Honolulu Hawaii, 1992

I've never been so terrified/thrilled/mesmerized at a concert.  Kurt had just got married to Courtney and walked on stage (late) in pajamas with a pine tree air freshener around his neck.  All the band's gear was local pawn shop junk (they brought no equipment on the tour) and got totally obliterated by the end of the show (no encores).  I got spat on, cursed at, and sonically assaulted, and that was just by Mr. Cobain!  The crowd was bonkers and I thought I would die in the mosh-like stage crush.  "Nevermind" was only a few months old and the mania around this band was just starting to build.  I was a witness to history.  And I survived!  Pink's Garage burned to the ground a year or two later further cementing the unrepeatableness of this event.

My Morning Jacket "Circuital Tour", Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia Maryland, 2011

Absolute audience joy, sonic perfection, a truly sublime musical experience.  MMJ is imho the greatest American Band of the 21st Century.  They might've been a bit past their peak by 2011 but you wouldn't have noticed.  Bonus: Band of Horses was the opener.  I don't always cry at concerts but my face was damp all through this one.  A very special time indeed.

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Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #15 on: 16 Jun 2018, 01:41 pm »
I’m going with my daughter tonight to see Def Leppard and Journey in Baltimore. Happy Fathers Day

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Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #16 on: 16 Jun 2018, 02:09 pm »
The top three performers I've ever seen:

SRV
Rory Gallagher
George Benson

Second Tier:

Santana
Return to Forever
Pink Floyd

sounddog

Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #17 on: 16 Jun 2018, 05:21 pm »
Tons of classical concerts. Non-classical concerts over the years include (in no particular order other than that in which my brain can dredge them up):

Jefferson Airplane
Seatrain
Moody Blues
Ike and Tina Turner
Suzanne Vega
Judy Collins
Joan Baez
James Taylor
Eilen Jewell
Sarah Jarosz
Harpeth Rising
The Bangles (took one of my daughters for her first rock concert)
Dervish
Solas
The Alt
Lunasa
John McCutcheon


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« Reply #18 on: 16 Jun 2018, 09:32 pm »

Ramones
Talking Heads
New York Dolls
Johnny Thunders (in an Armenian Church?)
Patti Smith, (Horses era)
David Johansen (Funky but chic Era )
Richard Hell/Voidoids (fabulous)
James White and Contortions (whoa)
James Chance
Bush Tetras
DNA (my lovely Adele Bertei)
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks
Mars
Lou Reed
Laurie Anderson
Iggy Pop
David Sylvain
Robert Fripp and League of Gentlemen (Mudd Club)
The Roaches
Kate and Anna Mcgarrigle
Blondie
Dead Boys
X-Ray Specs
The Clash w/ Bo Diddley and The Cramps .... !
Barbara Streisand (I was drunk)





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Re: Live Concerts you've attended
« Reply #19 on: 27 Jul 2018, 11:47 pm »
America and Poco
Arlo Guthrie
Bob James
Bonnie Raitt
Bruce Hornsby
Buddy Guy
Colin Hay
Conway Twitty and Randy Travis (more wild women for Conway than any rock concert I've ever attended)
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dan Fogelberg
Dave Mason
The Decemberists
Edgar Winter and Charlie Daniels
Elvis (1976)
Harry Chapin
Eric Clapton
Jackson Browne
John Prine (at least seven times, once with Arlo)
Johnny Winter and James Cotton
Leo Kottke
Leon Russell
Lyle Lovett
Mike Farris
Moody Blues
Mountain and Wet Willie
Neil Young (too many times to count)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Robert Cray Band
Robert Earl Keen
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Stills-Young Band and Poco
Todd Snyder
Tony Joe White
Warren Haynes
Willie Nelson
ZZ Top and Freddie King (!)


I envy anyone/everyone in this thread who got to see SRV, Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, Roy Buchanan, and/or the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
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