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One of the sadder moment of my life, I came down with Mono and was so sick I missed Floyd on the Animals tour.  I had some very hard to find tickets.

 

Since then I saw Waters on his first solo tour (Paul Carrack played drums) and two years ago The Wall Tour.

 

The Wall was mind blowing good.

It really was! My brother got me tickets for my 40th two years ago...one of the best gifts ever!

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I would have loved to have seen Floyd with Roger part of the band...but in 1975, I was only 3. :p

 

I've seen Rush a few times...in the 80s and very recently and they are one hell of a great band! But then again, we're both from Hogtown, hard not to be Rush fans!

 

That first time I saw Rush has a rather funny context that I'm sure you will appreciate.

 

Remember,

This was before the first album was released.

 

At the time they were promoting their first SINGLE.

That's right, they had just released a single, you one of those pieces of 7", 45 RPM vinyl.

A side was "Not Fade Away" composed by Buddy Holly

B side was "Can't Fight It" composed by Rush.

 

Kinda bizarre to think that there first release was a Buddy Holly tune!

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That first time I saw Rush has a rather funny context that I'm sure you will appreciate.

 

Remember,

This was before the first album was released.

 

At the time they were promoting their first SINGLE.

That's right, they had just released a single, you one of those pieces of 7", 45 RPM vinyl.

A side was "Not Fade Away" composed by Buddy Holly

B side was "Can't Fight It" composed by Rush.

 

Kinda bizarre to think that there first release was a Buddy Holly tune!

 

One of the reasons the Beatles picked their name was a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Buddy influenced so many musicians. :smile: I was expecting say Zeppelin instead.

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I have an entire shoe box full of concert tickets, so just pulling from memory here :

 

Bruce Springsteen

Peter Gabriel

Tina Turner

Joe Cocker

Jethro Tull

Helen Watson

Mary Coughlan

Alannah Myles

Miles Davis

Texas

Cowboy Junkies

Jocelyn B. Smith

Marius Mueller Westenhagen

Herbert Gronemeyer

Ulla Meinecke

Heinz Rudolf Kunze

Patricia Kaas

Ute Lemper

Pat Metheny

Tomasz Stanko

Cassandra Wilson

Gidon Kremer

Ivo Pogorelich

Christian Tetzlaff

Anne Sophie Mutter

Santana

Al Jarreau

Al Di Meola

Hiromi

J.P. Jofre

Paquito DeRivera

Spyro Gyra

Keith Jarrett Trio

Keith Jarrett Solo

Carla Bley & Steve Swallow

Jane Monheit

Madeleine Peyroux

Wayne Shorter

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Ian Anderson

Esperanza Spalding

Kyle Eastwood

Joe Lovano

Diane Schuur

Patricia Barber

Stacey Kent

Stanley Clarke

Herbie Hancock

Ravi Coltrane

Oleta Adams

Geri Allen

Charles Lloyd

 

 ... my head starts spinning, have to stop now ;-)).

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I visit music festivals every Summer for a bunch of years on a row, so I can make a nice list. Beside that, I visit gigs on regular base in my home town or in Amsterdam, Paris, London.

 

One of the best concerts I've seen in the last 15 years:

 

- Pearl Jam

- Prince

- Beirut

- Arcade Fire

- Radiohead

- The National

- Travis

- Archive

- The Shins

- R.E.M.

- Elbow

- Bell X1

- Bruce Springsteen

- Andrew Bird

- Rolling Stones

- Madrugada / Sivert Hoyem

- Mark Lanegan

- Billy Joel

 

That kind of stuff :)

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Nice set of concerts X2  ^^

 

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One of the reasons the Beatles picked their name was a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Buddy influenced so many musicians. :smile: I was expecting say Zeppelin instead.

The Beatles choose Crickets (like the game) thinking that it was a double entendre, but Buddy Holly meant it literally, he kept hearing crickets when he and his band practiced.  He had no idea what Cricket, the game, was.

 

The Beatles didn't find that out from The Crickets until they were already big.

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The Beatles choose Crickets (like the game) thinking that it was a double entendre, but Buddy Holly meant it literally, he kept hearing crickets when he and his band practiced.  He had no idea what Cricket, the game, was.

 

The Beatles didn't find that out from The Crickets until they were already big.

Exactly.

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Exactly.

Did you catch the 50th last night?

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Did you catch the 50th last night?

Yep...Paul said it all. I loved every minute of it. Especially at the end when both Paul and Ringo played together. You?

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Yep...Paul said it all. I loved every minute of it. Especially at the end when both Paul and Ringo played together. You?

Oh yea, loved it, actually better than I anticipated, Paul's voice was in fine shape.

 

My favorite live concert of all time, saw Paul live in NYC Yankee stadium 2011 (2nd night) 3 hours and 15 min. of solid non-stop songs, no intermission, no warm up group, Paul played Ukulele, guitar, bass, and most impressively keyboards (primarily piano).  36 songs 26 were Beatles, 3 encores and Billy Joel came out and joined him on "I Saw Her Standing There" finished with "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End"

 

50,000 people knew all the words to all those songs, scary good, Paul was apologetic at the end because he had to end the show, since it was late.

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Oh yea, loved it, actually better than I anticipated, Paul's voice was in fine shape.

 

My favorite live concert of all time, saw Paul live in NYC Yankee stadium 2011 (2nd night) 3 hours and 15 min. of solid non-stop songs, no intermission, no warm up group, Paul played Ukulele, guitar, bass, and most impressively keyboards (primarily piano).  36 songs 26 were Beatles, 3 encores and Billy Joel came out and joined him on "I Saw Her Standing There" finished with "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End"

 

50,000 people knew all the words to all those songs, scary good, Paul was apologetic at the end because he had to end the show, since it was late.

Last time I saw Paul was in his 1989 tour. There were only 2 times in my life I was absolutely star struck. That was #1. I couldn't get over that I was actually watching a Beatle live.

 

FWIW, the second time was when I ran into Sean Connery in London (during the London Premier of Hunt for Red October)....I'm a HUGE James Bond fan (and Sean is by far the best one IMO).

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Last time I saw Paul was in his 1989 tour. There were only 2 times in my life I was absolutely star struck. That was #1. I couldn't get over that I was actually watching a Beatle live.

 

FWIW, the second time was when I ran into Sean Connery in London (during the London Premier of Hunt for Red October)....I'm a HUGE James Bond fan (and Sean is by far the best one IMO).

Bond and Beatles, not bad :beerchug:

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Bond and Beatles, not bad :beerchug:

Well said!

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Weezer (The Blue Album) at The Ryman, Nashville April 5th

 

A special show with one of my favorite bands.  1st half of the show was the greatest hits in reverse chronological order leading to a heartfelt and live slideshow of the band with Weezer promo man Karl.  Very unique and cool the slides showed the band over the last 20+ years.  The only cover song was "Song 2" by Blur a very nice rendition.

 

The band came out after the intermission and played the Blue album from beginning to end.  A sold out auditorium was very into the music.  The band played with passion.  A very tight musical show at a great venue it just doesn't get better than this.

 

The opening act The Last Internationale was very good, I've seen their videos and the acoustic version of the "House Of The Rising Sun" would have been perfect in this venue, maybe next time?

 

If I had the time and the money I would have been to the Pinkerton show tonight :(

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Second concert in a week via the local Children's Hospital charity show.  

 

This year Earth, Wind and Fire:  Maurice White has Parkinson's so is no longer touring with the band.  The band has three original members including Philip Bailey the co-singer.  He is simply amazing at 62yo, yes he still has 4 octaves and the most unbelievable falsetto I have ever heard live.  The band played for 1 and 1/2 hours at the local convention center.  A very nice entertaining night with all the hits including "Shining Star," and "September."  Great energy and a sound for those who have not heard them ranging from jazz, pop, rock and soul.

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