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Posted By Jack Straw,
Apr 3, 2012 at 7:17 PM
Stumbled through many a Jimmy B. concert throughout the years, Not neccessarily good, But very fun!!
Rod Stewart did a private, corporate show here at the Met opera a couple years ago. He was great for a not so young anymore guy!
Most of the BIG rock bands I saw were in Germany, when I was in the Army. A couple were at SPAC. A couple more were at the Palace Theater in Albany. I forgot to mention James Taylor, who we saw in Lenox, Ma. at Tanglewood & the Souther Furay Hillman band at a winery down around West Point...& Geez, looking back at my FIRST post on this topic, I never even mentioned the Rolling Stones...(Sep 73)...
I wish I would have seen James Taylor when he/I was younger!
Yeah, I saw him around that time at a amphitheater here. Not many people here knew who he was and there were only a couple thousand people in attendance. My jaw hit the ground several times; He was playing so clean that I couldn't believe it. Sounded like a studio recording...but his tone, live, was incredible. Opening act was Brian Setzer/Stray Cats.
Yep, yep. Keith Emerson was somehow strapped to the piano, which was lifted up about 20' off the stage, and then started toppling end over end.
Once had 4th-row seats at one of the Frank Zappa concerts I saw. Pure musical genius, but I can't always fathom the stuff that has a high degree of "statistical density" as he called it. He always recruited the best musicians available for his bands, and they were super-tight in concert. He was no slouch on the SG, either.
I also saw King's X do "Gretchen Goes to Nebraska" at a bar in Milwaukee; That was the best sound setup I ever heard...like ten times better than the best hi-fi system you've ever heard.
Live Aid in Philly on July 13TH, 1985
Everybody played their three best songs and the next act came on. It was great!
Some standout memories.....
Black Sabbath at 10:00 in the morning
Clapton blowing everyone away with "White room"
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reunion.
Zep reunion with Phil Collins playing drums flying in from London after performing at the UK Live Aid.
Then after the show was over my friend and I were driving home on the Jersey Turnpike and stopped off at a rest stop. For the lack of a better word the place was "Buzzing" people were standing around when all of sudden Keith Richards and Bob Dylan come out of the bathroom and hopped into a waiting limo. I guess they had the same idea as us!!
great times being recalled - love it.
How about running the gamut here -
Grew up seeing George Strait many times - once in the drunk and can't stand mode. Saw Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, and others. Best Country has been Robert Earl Keen in Bass Hall in Ft Worth.
Been to Pantera in Amarillo, Tx. Best concert for me thus far was The Toadies and Nixons in a park in San Angelo, Tx in '96 or so.
Going to see Jimmy Buffet in about a week. We will see how it goes.
When was that? I remember when the were at Loring AFB some years back.
Almost forgot...One of my favorite concerts was Buddy Guy (Never heard of him, but went anyway) at a small venue in Toledo, OH...That man can entertain!
I have seen Buddy Guy three times since my 18th birthday in 1988 and he has always been great! He sure knows how to put on a show.
Bruce Springsteen at the Michigan Palace 1975. Small arena, great show.
Rod Stewart at Cobo Arena
Bob Seger at Cobo Arena
The Who at the Pontiac Silverdome
Oh, I yust remembered I seen Da Yoopers in concert a couple of times in Ashland, WI. Both times they got driven off stage by the onslaught of bay-bugs. Bright stage lights draw them in like magnets once the sun goes down.