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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: July 10, 2012 08:17PM
My parents dragged me to a concert of Frankie Vali & The Four Seasons sometime in the early 1980s when I was a kid.

The first actual rock concert I attended on my own was R.E.M. and the Feelies in the Felt Forum in NYC in the fall of 1986. The Feelies were actually the better band that evening and still put on an ass-kicking live show 26 years later.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 10, 2012 08:53PM
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vision63
I was 14 or 15 when my brother took me to see Earth Wind & Fire at the Forum in Inglewood. Loved it.

That would have been great!



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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: blooz
Date: July 10, 2012 09:04PM
Lordy, I know my school trucked some of downtown to listen to the Youngstown symphony but I don't remember anything about that except it happened.
The first one i remember was seeing the Fugs in Cleveland when i was in college. Although that may have been after seeing Rudolf Serkin and George Szell at Severance Hall.
I have eclectic tastes.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: DP
Date: July 10, 2012 09:21PM
Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit in 1968. Other than the local stuff like the Amboy Dukes (c'mon, who was the lead guitarist?) at the Mummp.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: July 10, 2012 09:45PM
Wasn't really a concert, more like a dance, at the Dreambowl, between Napa and Vallejo, 1966. Santana. Had never heard of them by then, but they sure did raise the roof.

First real concert was It's a Beautiful Day and Elvin Bishop, if I recall correctly. Fillmore West about 1971. Some people were setting off fireworks in the audience. It's a wonder it didn't burn down.

Those were the days (daze?).
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: slbett
Date: July 10, 2012 10:21PM
September 1, 1974 Cleveland Stadium
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Santana
The Band
Jesse Colin Young

Don't recall when CCR came to Public Hall
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: goodmanx
Date: July 10, 2012 10:23PM
as noted in a previous thread, james brown in '65 or '66. transcendent and life-altering. still maybe the greatest musical experience of my life.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: CW2V
Date: July 10, 2012 10:33PM
Either Rush (Moving Pictures tour) or Jethro Tull ( I think it was the "A" tour). Can't remember which came first. Late 70's

Rush was nose-bleed seats off to the side, Tull was front row.

Enjoyed both!

CW2V
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: Spock
Date: July 10, 2012 11:04PM
The Beatles - how could I ever forget.



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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: July 10, 2012 11:38PM
The first concert I attended that I wanted to see was The Osmonds in 1972 at Legion Field here in Birmingham. Go ahead, laugh. They did have Peter, Paul, and Mary opening up for them, though.

The first concert I attended, period, was Johnny Cash, the Carter Family, and several others (possibly Tammy Wynette and/or Faron Young as well, but I can't remember for sure) at Boutwell Auditorium here in Birmingham a year or two before the Osmonds show.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 10, 2012 11:42PM
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slbett
September 1, 1974 Cleveland Stadium
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Santana
The Band
Jesse Colin Young

Don't recall when CCR came to Public Hall

Wow!!



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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 11, 2012 05:47AM
My dad took me to see the Osmonds in Montgomery, Alabama when I was about six. This was the early 70's, and teenage girls still thought they had to scream through the whole show.

That's pretty much all I remember about it...
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: mrthuse
Date: July 11, 2012 06:12AM
Jeff Beck's Rough and Ready Tour - Todd Rungren, fresh from the Nazz breakup, was the opening act.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: Markiscool
Date: July 11, 2012 07:11AM
When I was maybe 6 or 7 my parents took me with them to see Kenny Rogers at the BJCC in Birmingham, AL. That got followed up a year or so later by the Charlie Daniels Band. I think my first "self paid for" concert was Tesla (with Firehouse as the opener) in 1992 at the Oak Mountain.

-M
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: July 11, 2012 09:49AM
Can't think of one earlier than Fleetwood Mac, Met Center, Bloomington, MN, about 1978. I think Stevie Nicks was wasted during the show.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: decay
Date: July 11, 2012 10:27AM
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The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Robin Hood Dell when I was in Junior High School, not sure which year or how old. I remember it as being Schubert and/or Schumann but my memory is so poor (always has been).

later called The Mann Music Center ...

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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: edgarbc1
Date: July 11, 2012 12:52PM
It was either the Rolling Stones - the Steel Wheels tour
or Stevie Ray Vaughan (touring for InStep) at an outdoor music festival.
1989-90 time frame


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evilrobot
Men at Work, 1983.
It was cool at the time. Seriously.

[btw Men at Work, Business as Usual, was my first music record I ever got on my own, I still think they are cool!]
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: edgarbc1
Date: July 11, 2012 12:54PM
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goodmanx
as noted in a previous thread, james brown in '65 or '66. transcendent and life-altering. still maybe the greatest musical experience of my life.

just from youtube videos, i still think JB is one of the most
entertaining engaging performers ever.

I envy your experience!
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 11, 2012 01:39PM
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edgarbc1
It was either the Rolling Stones - the Steel Wheels tour
or Stevie Ray Vaughan (touring for InStep) at an outdoor music festival.
1989-90 time frame


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evilrobot
Men at Work, 1983.
It was cool at the time. Seriously.

[btw Men at Work, Business as Usual, was my first music record I ever got on my own, I still think they are cool!]

I've seen Colin Hay's solo shows recently, he's very entertaining. Lots of good stories about the old days with Men At Work.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: maco
Date: July 11, 2012 05:47PM
Strawberry Alarm Clock played a few songs at the foot of the Hermosa Beach pier back in the late sixties and I was there for that. During the 60's I used to listen to quite a bit of jazz through the open front door of the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

But the 1st official concert would be Jethro Tull at the Forum in 1973.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: Mike V
Date: July 12, 2012 08:12AM
My parents never took me to concerts.

First show I went to was Midnight Oil at the Horden Pavillion in Sydney.
I was about 12.

First show that I went to at a bar i.e. had to pretend that I was of legal drinking age (18) was The Hoodoo Gurus at the Manning Bar at Sydney University.
I was 15.

Between the ages of 15 and about 30 I went to a lot of shows.
Probably 8- 10 a week.
Happy days.



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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 12, 2012 06:34PM
Forgot to mention the time I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a bar in the UC Santa Barbara student center in 1986. I barely remember that one...



It is what it is.
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Re: Do you remember the first concert you went to?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 12, 2012 09:12PM
John Denver in the late '60's. It was my girlfriend's idea...



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