Who have you seen play live?

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April 24, 2019, 09:54 PM
Who have you seen play live?
Originally posted by Gustofer:
You Pink Floyd guys piss me off. I'd give my left nut to have seen them.
I'm glad I didn't give my . . . . Only saw them for about 15 minutes. Fortunately for me, my friend "lit up" first and was quickly arrested. We spent the rest of the night dealing with that. We were from Chicago and this was somewhere over the border in Wisconsin - Kenosha maybe? Feel sorry for the people who saw the show straight LOL!
April 25, 2019, 07:47 AM
Wow - I’ll start with some old ones:

SRV in clubs - numerous times
Fabulous Thunderbirds in clubs
Zappa in the 70s
Todd Rungren in the 70s

Stones first fairwell tour at the SuperDome with George Thorogood and the Neville Bros.

Grand Funk twice in the mid 70s with Wet Willy
Grass Roots/Three Dog Night - early 70s
Skynyrd - mid 70s
Black Oak Arkansas
ZZ Top - Multiple shows

Day of Rock and Roll - NOLA - twice - Van Halen, Heart, Eagles, Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Sammy Hagar, etc..

Ozzy with Randy Rhoads, Rainbow, and Pat Travers

Recent shows:

U2 - at least twice
Tom Petty
Elvis Costello
The Police
Steve Windwood
Delbert McClinton
John Fogerty
Fleetwood Mac
Robert Cray
Black Crowes
Alison Krause and Union Station

Houston Rodeo Shows - company has a suite so we went to 3-4 shows a year for 15 years.

Zac Brown - several shows
Martina McBride - several
Willie - several
Merle - several
Reba - several
Dwight Yoakum
Vince Gill
Alan Jackson
April 25, 2019, 08:16 AM
Crosby Stills & Nash
The Band
Billy Joel (2x)
Elton John
Stevie Winwood
Peter Gabriel
Grateful Dead
Cheryl Crow
Bob Dylan
James Taylor
Livingston Taylor
Jimmy Buffett
Zachary Richard
Warren Zevon
Rick Springfield (just a song or two, not a show)

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April 26, 2019, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by fpuhan:
I've been keeping a "bucket" list of guitar players I want to see before I die. I completed it this year when I recently saw Robin Trower.

Here's a list of guitar players I've seen live. Some more than once. Some are no longer with us.

Robin Trower
Jeff Beck
Buddy Guy
Eric Clapton
Carlos Santana
David Gilmour
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Alvin Lee
Steve Miller
Pete Townshend
Randy California
Frank Zappa
Keith Richards
Andrés Segovia
Al Di Meola
Nils Lofgren
Jorma Kaukonen
David Crosby
America (all three: Bunnell, Beckley & Peek)
Neal Schon (with Santana and with Journey)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
John Fogerty

Hendrix to Segovia. Nice.

Personally, my most notable was Hendrix.

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April 27, 2019, 10:31 AM
I was listening to some Country this morning and recalled a couple of shows that we’ve seen in just the last couple years.

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen together; and
Clint Black. I liked his stuff when he was a big act in Nashville. I understand that corporate Country radio makes it a practice to phase out a performer at about 50 and that’s what happened to Clint Black. He put on a great show. His voice is unchanged to my ear and he has a great band.

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April 27, 2019, 11:35 AM
Floyd D. Barber
Back in the 70's when package shows were the thing.

Eddie Rabbit x 2
Tammy Wynette
TG Shepard
Bobby Bare
Narvel Felts
Stella Parton (twice if you count her singing at an auction sale.)
Con Hunlley

Saw the Oak Ridge Boys when they were switching over to country from gospel. Right after Ya'll Come Back Saloon came out.


Cooter Daniels and Southern Style
Lee Greenwood
Got a bad sunburn at that one.

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April 28, 2019, 12:24 AM
Let’s see:
Herbert von Karajan....

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April 28, 2019, 01:00 AM
Jim Shugart
The Guarneri String Quartet. For many years, they started their season off here in Richmond before moving to more sophisticated Roll Eyes places.
For several years, Arnold Steinheardt (their 1st violin) and I met after the performance and exchanged musician (mostly violist) jokes.

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April 28, 2019, 01:26 AM
1986 - Jean-Michel Jarre's Rendez-vous Houston
1989 - The Bangles opened the Sam Houston Tollway
1992 - The Cure at the The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands


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April 28, 2019, 03:32 AM
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Iron Butterfly
Jimi Hendrix
Arlo Guthrie
Jethro Tull
Led Zeplin
Fleetwood Mac
Rod Stewart
Craig Chaquico

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April 28, 2019, 05:20 AM
Hell I can't even remember all of them.
A few anyone from
George Jones
Merle Haggard
George Strait
Barbara Mandrel
Willie Nelson
Waylon Jennings
Kenny Rogers
Vince Gill
Aaron Tippin
Brook & Dunn
Crystal Gayle
Dottie West
Jessi Colter
JoDee Messina
John Denver
Ronnie Milsap
Steve Warner
Travis Tritt
Trisha Yearwood
Jerry Jeff Walker
B.J. Thomas
Conway Twitty
Delbert McClinton
Ronnie McDowell
Sammy Kershaw
John Conlee
John Anderson
3 Dog Night
Rolling Stones
Grand Funk Railroad
Rod Stewart
Chuck Berry
Sly and The Family Stone
Tanya Tucker
Pointer Sisters
Diana Ross
Billy Joel
Elton John
The Meters
Irma Thomas
Brenda Lee
Wet Willy
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Engelbert Humperdinck

All I can think of right now I know there's more

I was in the crowd during this one in Germany.

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And no, junior not being able to hold still for 5 seconds is not a disability.

April 28, 2019, 05:31 AM
Originally posted by ugeesta:
The last time this came up it got me thinking on what I have seen thru the years. It took a while but think I captured them all and now keep it up to date:

1. Survivor - Marriotts Great America (82)
2. Judas Priest - Alpine Valley Wisconsin (84)
3. Accept (2) - Caberet Metro Chicago, Aurora
4. Triumph - Rosemont Horizon
5. Boston - Richfield Colosseum
6. Scorpions\Bon Jovi (84)
7. Deep Purple (2) - Alpine Valley Wisconsin \UIC Pavilion Chicago (84,85)
8. Grateful Dead - Alpine Valley Wisconsin (85)
9. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Aurora (85)
10. Jimmy Buffet (2) - Fiddlers Green (91,92)
11. Van Halen\Scorpions\Metallica\Dokken\Kingdom Come - Akron Rubber Bowl (88)
12. Roger Waters - Blossom Music Center (87)
13. Pink Floyd (4) Cleveland Municipal \ Milwaukee \ Richfield Colosseum (87x2,88x2)
14. Glen Miller Orchestra - Ft. Collins (91)
15. Stevie Ray Vaughan\Joe Cocker - Fiddlers Green, Denver (90)
16. Indigo Girls - Red Rocks (91)
17. Allman Brothers\Blues Travelers - Red Rocks (93)
18. Blues Travelers\Widespread Panic\Big Head Todd and the Monsters\Leftover Salmon - Red Rocks (92)
19. Opie Gone Bad - Denver (00)
20. U2 (3) - Cleveland Municipal \ Mile Hi \ First Energy (87,92,17)
21. Modern English CSU Ballroom k8(92)
22. Edwin McCain (2) - Grand Junction \ Denver. (94,00)
23. Mark Cohn - Ft. Collins (05)
24. Dave Matthews Band (15) - CO, OH, PA (99,00,01,02,08,09,10x3,12,13,14,15x2,16,18)
25. REO Speedwagon - Cheyenne Frontier Days (01)
26. Foreigner - Greeley Stampede (99)
27. CCR - Greeley Stampede (99)
28. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Penn State (99)
29. Lucinda Williams Denver (98)
30. Puscifer - Denver (15)
31. Tool - Pepsi Center (16)
32. Queensriech - McNichols Arena (92)
33. A Perfect Circle - Cleveland (17)

1. Bo Didley - Golden Colorado (92?)
2. Pinetop Perkins - Oskar Blues
3. ERIC Clapton\Robert Cray - Richfield Colosseum (88)

1. Randy Travis - Ft. Collins (06)
2. John Michael Montgomery - Greeley Stampede (99)
3. Brad Paisley\Dierks Bentley - Blossom Music Center (09)
4. Toby Keith\ (2) - Cheyenne , Blossom Music Center (01,09)
5. Luke Bryan - Progressive Field (17)
6. Dierks Bentley\Cole Swindel\Jon Pardi - Blossom Music Center (17)

Bo Didley story. My girlfriend's daddy ran some kind of finance company in McComb Miss. back in the 60's.
Every month he would have to go to Bo Didley's daddy's house to collect. Just about every time he would tell her daddy that Mr. Huff Bo Didley is coming home this week and he would give him money.

And no, junior not being able to hold still for 5 seconds is not a disability.

April 29, 2019, 11:19 AM
Ted Nugent
Kansas x5
Dennis DeYoung
Hermans Hermits x2
3 Dog Night x4
Tears For Fears
Terry Knight and the Pack
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
38 Special
The Association
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Eddie Money x2
Grass Roots x3
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Peggy March
Bobby Vinton 1965
Beach Boys
Question Mark and the Mysterians
Lee Greenwood
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Peggy March
Brenda Lee
Brian Hyland
Carlos Montoya

I know there are more, just do not remember at this point.

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May 01, 2019, 03:35 PM
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May 01, 2019, 09:33 PM
The Moody Blues
The Who
The Rolling Stones
Joe Cocker
Leon Russell
Joni Mitchell
The Grateful Dead
The New Riders of the Purple Sage
The Guess Who
Sly and the Family Stone
Lyle Lovett
Bob Dylan
The Band
Jethro Tull
Gordon Lightfoot
John Mayall
Dave Brubeck
Mary Black
Richard Thompson
Lucinda Williams
Jerry Jeff Walker
John B. Sebastian
Crosby and Nash
Neil Young
Stephen Stills
Jonathon Richman
The Eagles
Brewer and Shipley
Dave Mason
Bruce Springsteen
The Allman Brothers
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Cliff
Peter Tosh
B.B. King
Albert King
Billy Price and the Keystone Rhythm Band
Cat Stevens
Willis Alan Ramsey
Jim Byrnes
Arlo Guthrie
Elton John
Edgar Winter
Johnny Winter
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Boz Skaggs
Black Sabbath
Alice Cooper
Linda Ronstadt
Stevie Wonder
Taj Mahal
Doc Watson

More that don't come to mind at the moment.
May 02, 2019, 07:47 AM
I wanna hang out with amals.

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May 02, 2019, 09:15 AM
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pre Plane Crash)
Buddy Guy
Steve Winwood
Steely Dan
Elton John
Eagles X3
Joe Bonamassa
George Benson
Dave Mason
Jackson Browne X3
David Sanborn
Larry Carlton
Allman Brothers Band
Charlie Danies
The Outlaws
Pure Prairie League
Marshall Tucker Band

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May 02, 2019, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by 6guns:
I wanna hang out with amals.

Lol! I'm going to rub salt in the wound...

Many of those shows I saw from first ten rows center, for free. Some were with backstage passes. Just so happened that I worked (in a different capacity) for the local promoter through most of the '70's. It was incredible. I was very lucky.
May 03, 2019, 04:06 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis
Tom Jones
Statler Brothers
Oak Ridge Boys
Barbara Mandrell
Crystal Gayle
John Prine
Willie Nelson
Charlie Daniels
Mac McAnally
Elton John
Boz Scaggs
Billy Joel
KC and the Sunshine Band
Wild Cherry
North Mississippi Allstars
Kris Kristoferson/Rita Coolidge
Linda Rondstat
May 05, 2019, 12:00 AM
Todd Huffman
I'm sure I can't remember them all, but I'll play along.
Bon Jovi x2
.38 Special x2
Van Halen
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Bob Seger
Ted Nuget
Skid Row
Ricky Scaggs x2
Dixie Chicks
Charlie Robison
Brooks and Dunn
Keith Urban
Montgomery Gentry
Toby Keith
Trace Atkins x4-5
Alan Jackson
Zack Brown Band
Trick Pony
Robert Earl Keen
Whiskey Myers
Reckless Kelly x5-6
Bruce Springsteen
Jimmy Buffett x3

That's just off the top of my head, I know there are more but it's late and I'm tired. There's also plenty of smaller local bands and openers that I didn't list, just because no one knows them.

Here's to the sunny slopes of long ago.