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#1 - Stones, never missed a tour from the time I was 16 till about 30.  

#2 would be Pink Floyd.  The light show was amazing.

#3 Dare I say it, Peter Frampton.

We did a lot of concert going in High School and the years following.  I saw everyone with the exception Of Led Zepplin.  Had ticks, but Robert Plants Son died and the tour was cancelled.   :(

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The Beatles, City Park Stadium N.O.  I have never seen as many screaming girls since.

Grover Wahington Jr.,  Philadelphia, nuff said

Tom Jones (late 70's),  My old college roommate was right.  More horny women in one room than you could ever imagine. :devil:

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the reason I remember it so well is because Jimi Hendrix opened the show.

Damn, I'd give a lot to have had that "experience" Lars.  Now all I can hope is that Robert Plant will stop making googly eyes at Allison Krauss so I can try to pay a small fortune for a Zeppelin reunion.  Not holding my breath...

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1) Movie concerts (only got to 3 ) Grateful Dead

2) Taj Mahal solo opens for The Band at SF Veterans auditorium.

3)Traffic--Winterland

Honorable mention to String Cheese Incident the first year up on Mount Shasta with my old enough to appreciate them and the music son......

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the reason I remember it so well is because Jimi Hendrix opened the show.

Damn, I'd give a lot to have had that "experience" Lars.  Now all I can hope is that Robert Plant will stop making googly eyes at Allison Krauss so I can try to pay a small fortune for a Zeppelin reunion.  Not holding my breath...

Dennis,

 I just did a search on the tour to see what I could find.

After a handful of gigs, Hendrix grew sick of the "We want the Monkees" chant that met his every performance. Finally, he flipped the bird at the less-than-enthusiastic crowd at Forest Hills Stadium in New York and stormed offstage.

 Apparently I caught the last show and can now say I once had the "experience" of Jimi Hendrix giving me the finger.  :laugh:

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i am surprised your missing the number one rock n roll band of all time.  way ahead of there time.   Rush!   then van halen. both in los angeles. dont remeber the year but it was with sammy hagar.  way way better than david lee roth.  man when van halen played back then the sound waves made my pants and bones vibrate. amplifiers stacked up 20 feet high across the whole width of the stage.  no joke.

no wonder i cant hear worth a darn

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Despite my love of r&r, I have not seen as many live concerts as some of you burnouts did. But I have seen my share:

BB King 3 times, CSN&Y twice, Neil Young once, Lovin Spoonful once, Rush twice, Cohen twice, Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (The Band) more than once :<img src=:'>, Doobies, Lightfoot several times, Bruce Cockburn, Simon and Garfunkel, etc. etc.  

I first saw Neil Young and Joni Mitchell (and husband) at the tail end of the folk movement in '64 at the Mynah Bird in the Yorkville district of Toronto. People in the audience threw jellybeans at Joni, because they thought that her guitar wasn't tuned right when in fact they couldn't comprehend her chording style.

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Janice Joplin, in her home in San Anselmo, CA in either 69 or 70.  She had a bunch of people in and they were smokin. drinking and playing.  My girlfriend and I were visiting a friend a block away, we heard the music and sought out the source.  no one seemed to mind when we invited ourselves into the back yard, sat under an Oal tree and listened for a few hours.

Harry Chapin, San Diego CA 1977.  Harry got stuck in traffic coming down from LA in a limo and they kept stringing the crowd along saying he was just about there, Concert was supposed to start at 8:00 he didn't get going until 9:30 but he played until well after midnight.  Really bonded with the audience in a dowtown theater venue.  Great show.

Dave Brubeck and Sons, Paramount Theater, Oakland,CA 1974.

A truly historic concert for Jazz Lovers aside from his sons I can't remember who all else played with him.  Great show though as he played all of his now "Old standards"a as well as some then avante garde stuff.

Louie Armstrong, Diablo Valley Junior College, 1965 or 66.  I was visiting some friends in Walnut Creek and they took me along to some sort of subscription series concert.  Louie played and sang with four or five musicians accompanying him.  He invited the kids, there were not many, ro come down front and sit at the foot of the platform.  What a show!

Willie Nelson - Blaisdail Arena, Honolulu, HI 1976.  Willie started late, played to a standing room only crowd for three hours with no ontermission.  The Pakaloa smoke was so heavy you couldn"t help but be stoned.  Wouldn"t have wanted to take a piss test the next day!

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1) A big outdoor venue somewhere in the land between the lakes country, Manitoba, 84 or 85 I think.  Managed to make it into front row territory.  Along with some other nice sights, which might be why I remember it so fondly...but if I recall correctly, it was Ronnie Hawkins and his latest band, Nicollete Larson, the Gatlin Brothers, the Outlaws, and Dickey Betts.  Dickey was in rare  unpickled smooth melodic form, Larry Gatlin was pickled, Nicollete's music didn't thrill me but she was gorgeous and came out to dance to Dickey's stuff right in front of me, and Hughie and the boys rocked a lot better live than I would have imagined from their records.  

2) Fairly small crowd, intimate acoustic set by Dan Fogelberg, Riverfest on the island in St. Paul.  Again close to the stage and again, (while perhaps not up to Tom Jones levels) the numbers of sights in the crowd around me were amazing.  

3) Hard to seperate them...Stevie Ray Vaughan after shaping up, Buddy Guy at his crazy best back in the 80's, Steve Winwood with an incredible band of star session players, Joe Walsh (I think before he sobered up, but I always wondered how anyone can tell), Rush (never saw Moon or Bonhom or Alex VH but I can't imagine they had much on Neal Peart, man did he put on a show), Hagar when his solo career really took off pre-VH days.

Other memorables, Ray Charles in a small concert hall, the Stray Cats, Buddy Rich with a great/tight swing band, David Grisman and one of his Daaawg bands with Tony Rice, up close enough again to see I had NO chance of stealing any licks..all good memories.

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#1-Stevie Ray Vaughn at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, 6th row dead center, I saw him 6 times and this was the best!

#2-Bob Seger at the Worcester Centrum.  I disliked his music prior to seeing him LIVE!  I would not have attended but the ticket was free, he gained another fan that night.

#3-Johnny Winter opened for George Thorogood, it could have been the other way around, they both blew the crowd away that night.

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I must emphasize Fred Eaglesmith...there is an element of RAWNESS that emanates from Fred...if anyone took the time to google his homepage and check out some of his music, you would see for yourself.  He is one of a kind, do yourself a favor and listen to some of his stuff.  It will leave you in a state that words don't adequately describe...
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In the late 50s, early 60s I lived a couple of miles from the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach CA. No money, so we would hang around the open doors with the other ner-do-wells and hear Stan Getz, Howard Rumsey, Bud Shank, Jack Teagarden, etc. Couldn't get near when Miles Davis played. I was not a big modern jazz fan but I knew that something great was happening there. Good groove from the crowd.
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