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Old 01-22-2010, 10:50 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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Even though I am "only" 44 I have been lucky enough to see a lot of bands that were before my generation. I was into Punk in the 80's but I was always into jazz and older good musicians.

I grew up near Disneyland so I got to see a lot of the old Big Bands they had in Carnation Plaza. Most were just an original member using the name like "Benny Goodman band" but occasionally they had the real deal.

The ones I remember are:

Lionel Hampton

Buddy Rich (several times)

Louie Bellson (His wife Pearl Bailey sang a song with their daughter, that was cool also)

I am sure there were more.

I also saw Frank Sinatra in concert in 1983. Coming up from the crowd Sammy Davis Jr. sang Candy Man. It was a great show for a punk kid!

Others I got to see include:

James Brown

Jerry Lee Lewis

Chuck Berry

Dick Dale

Jan & Dean

Spirit

Who did you see that were big long before your time?
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I grew up near Disneyland so I got to see a lot of the old Big Bands they had in Carnation Plaza.
I didn't go there all the time, but I do remember seeing K.C. and the Sunshine Band, and I think, Miami Sound Machine (w/Gloria Estafan) on the tomorrowland stage. There were probably others, too, but I don't really remember them.

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Who did you see that were big long before your time?
I was able to see Freddy Fender (solo and with the Texas Tornadoes), Chris LeDoux (four times), and Buck Owens before they passed on.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:54 AM
 
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Even though I am "only" 44 I have been lucky enough to see a lot of bands that were before my generation. I was into Punk in the 80's but I was always into jazz and older good musicians.

I grew up near Disneyland so I got to see a lot of the old Big Bands they had in Carnation Plaza. Most were just an original member using the name like "Benny Goodman band" but occasionally they had the real deal.

The ones I remember are:

Lionel Hampton

Buddy Rich (several times)

Louie Bellson (His wife Pearl Bailey sang a song with their daughter, that was cool also)

I am sure there were more.

I also saw Frank Sinatra in concert in 1983. Coming up from the crowd Sammy Davis Jr. sang Candy Man. It was a great show for a punk kid!

Others I got to see include:

James Brown

Jerry Lee Lewis

Chuck Berry

Dick Dale

Jan & Dean

Spirit

Who did you see that were big long before your time?
The one that matters the most to me, as guitar player. IMO, the man who put the guitar into Rock music! Chuck Berry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Bd5-APPBw
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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I grew up a classic rocker and since I'm 44 and turned 15 in 1980, I would say most of the music I liked the bands and singers were past there prime.

Here's a few of the memorable shows I have seen

I saw my favorite band the Who in 1993, Quadrophenia 20th anniversary tour.
Boston in 1995
Reo Speedwagon in 2002
Styx in 2002
three dog night-2003
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:59 AM
 
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Mabel Mercer in 1959....she was the crème de la crème of the New York cabaret/supper club circuit. Also saw Blossom Dearie who appealed to a similar audience.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:42 AM
 
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Tina Turner during her very last concert tour - one of THE most energetic concerts I'd ever seen

Bob Dylan a couple times - once too young to remember
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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Default Conterts - concerts - concerts -

All concert threads merged or linked here.

No more duplicates.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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Best concert -


Shows or Concerts anyone?


What concerts have you been to?


Best / Worst concerts you've went to?


//www.city-data.com/forum/music...ky-enough.html


Share your FIRST concert experience with us.

Last edited by 2goldens; 01-25-2010 at 05:09 AM.. Reason: added another thread
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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Tina Turner during her very last concert tour - one of THE most energetic concerts I'd ever seen...
Saw her at a concert in the Beacon Theatre on B'way in the early 70's...it was still the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. She...and the Ikettes were incredible, never saw that much energy before and never have since.

A total dynamo of a performer!
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I saw Clark Terry in 1985.
Got his autograph too.
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