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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2019, 03:00:27 am »
@GrouchoTex did you ever get to see Stevie Ray with the Thunderbirds down on 6th Street?  Amazing times.

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2019, 03:03:56 am »
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2019, 03:05:54 am »
Have to go with Elton John...then Rolling Stones.

Also, Earth, Wind and Fire. 

We're talking about in their heyday.
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2019, 03:09:15 am »
Saw them only in Houston, @Sanguine
SRV just once.
Jimmy, Kim, and the boys several times.
Other blues guys I saw:
Long, tall, Marcia Ball
Lou Ann Barton
B.B. King
Albert King
Buddy Guy.
Johnny Copeland
Albert Collins several times, the Iceman.

Some Texas folks:

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Gary P.Nunn
Robert Earl Keen
Jerry Jeff Walker

Johnny Winter, but not Edgar.
Got to jam with Jonny Winter's old drummer, Uncle John Turner, once, some guys from Rare Earth,too.
Closest I ever got to fame.
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2019, 03:09:43 am »
My first show was a Grateful Dead show.
Yes, I has been a long strange trip, even if trip doesn't mean what it used to anymore.

Some standouts were the Dead circa 77

No such thing as a bad Dead show.  If you don't like the show, come back the next night.  The show will be completely different.
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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2019, 03:10:53 am »
No such thing as a bad Dead show.  If you don't like the show, come back the next night.  The show will be completely different.

100% accurate. :cool:

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2019, 03:12:14 am »
Group: Big Country

Location: Masquerade in Atlanta Ga... (Heaven section which is top floor)

Time: I think it was 1994 or there abouts...

Front and center in a smallish venue... love the crowd singing to their songs... it was magic.


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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2019, 03:13:30 am »
Saw them only in Houston, @Sanguine
SRV just once.
Jimmy, Kim, and the boys several times.
Other blues guys I saw:
Long, tall, Marcia Ball
Lou Ann Barton
B.B. King
Albert King
Buddy Guy.
Johnny Copeland
Albert Collins several times, the Iceman.

Some Texas folks:

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Gary P.Nunn
Robert Earl Keen
Jerry Jeff Walker

Johnny Winter, but not Edgar.
Got to jam with Jonny Winter's old drummer, Uncle John Turner, once, some guys from Rare Earth,too.
Closest I ever got to fame.

Great music.  You're a lucky man!

I got to see Johnny and Edgar together in Memphis.  Edgar was in White Trash with Rick Derringer and Johnny came on with them.

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2019, 03:19:40 am »
Group: Big Country

Location: Masquerade in Atlanta Ga... (Heaven section which is top floor)

Sighlass at the Masquerade?  S-C-A-N-D-A-L-O-U-S-!


btw, the Masquerade is no longer in the Excelsior Mill, but moved to Underground.
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2019, 03:39:47 am »
Saw them only in Houston, @Sanguine
SRV just once.
Jimmy, Kim, and the boys several times.
Other blues guys I saw:
Long, tall, Marcia Ball
Lou Ann Barton
B.B. King
Albert King
Buddy Guy.
Johnny Copeland
Albert Collins several times, the Iceman.

Some Texas folks:

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Gary P.Nunn
Robert Earl Keen
Jerry Jeff Walker

Johnny Winter, but not Edgar.
Got to jam with Jonny Winter's old drummer, Uncle John Turner, once, some guys from Rare Earth,too.
Closest I ever got to fame.

You should have been at Hondo's place! All of those Texas guys were there at one time or another and would have been happy to have you join in. Shoot! You might even have gotten famous with one of them.

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2019, 04:21:19 am »
various

Hoyt Axton, Glenn Yarbrough, Dick Dale & the Del Tones, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Gabor Szabo, Tower of Power, Maria Muldaur, BB King, Leon & Mary Russell, and several others.

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2019, 12:05:42 pm »
You should have been at Hondo's place! All of those Texas guys were there at one time or another and would have been happy to have you join in. Shoot! You might even have gotten famous with one of them.

I missed that whole scene by a few years, about a decade, unfortunately.
Not to brag, but I could have held my own, perhaps been a session guy, hired gun, at least.
Not sayin' I'm the greatest, but I wasn't bad.

I'm 56 now.
Started going to concerts at 14, 1976/77.

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2019, 12:37:22 pm »
Smashing Pumpkins last summer and St. Paul...
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2019, 01:13:57 pm »
Ella Fitzgerald backed by the Basie band was the absolute pinnacle!
Snakefinger
Ramones
Harry Chapin
Violent Femmes
Ray Davies solo on his Storyteller tour
Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds
The Cramps
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2019, 02:11:03 pm »
I missed that whole scene by a few years, about a decade, unfortunately.
Not to brag, but I could have held my own, perhaps been a session guy, hired gun, at least.
Not sayin' I'm the greatest, but I wasn't bad.

I'm 56 now.
Started going to concerts at 14, 1976/77.

Yeah!  That's what I figured.  You were still learning where the frets were back then youngster!   wink777
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2019, 02:27:01 pm »
Yeah!  That's what I figured.  You were still learning where the frets were back then youngster!   wink777

LOL, yep, pretty much the case

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2019, 01:35:38 am »
1st concert Kiss/Judas Priest September 26, 1979
2nd concert Ozzy Ozbourne - Diary of a Madman tour January 23, 1982 - 7 weeks before Randy Rhoads' death.

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2019, 02:06:08 am »
1st concert Kiss/Judas Priest September 26, 1979
2nd concert Ozzy Ozbourne - Diary of a Madman tour January 23, 1982 - 7 weeks before Randy Rhoads' death.
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2019, 02:58:39 am »
These are the ones that I can remember:

Mountain
Black Sabbath
Bob Dylan
ZZ Top
Elvis
Grand Funk Railroad
Johnny Cash
5th Dimension

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« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2019, 04:12:30 am »
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I’ve got Randy tattooed on my shoulder...I’m very jealous you saw him live!
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2019, 06:37:00 am »
Now don't laugh, but one of the best concerts I've ever been to is Weird Al Yankovic.   

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« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2019, 05:25:01 pm »
I am jealous of those who saw ACDC Live.  I never did.

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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2019, 05:42:05 pm »
Venue matters

One of the best concerts I've seen - Springsteen & E St Band, SJ Montgomery Theater 1977.

One of the worst - Springsteen & E St Band, Oakland Coliseum 1984
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Re: Best concerts you've ever attended
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2019, 06:02:48 pm »
Venue matters

One of the best concerts I've seen - Springsteen & E St Band, SJ Montgomery Theater 1977.

One of the worst - Springsteen & E St Band, Oakland Coliseum 1984

Yeah, I saw Joe Cocker once.  Horrible.  He was so chemically altered I'm not sure he even knew where he was.

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« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2019, 06:06:56 pm »
Yeah, I saw Joe Cocker once.  Horrible.  He was so chemically altered I'm not sure he even knew where he was.
One I missed when in college. Those who went said he was so messed up he was puking on stage. They weren't happy.
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