Don't know how I missed this thread, but my first concert was Janis Joplin and Santana on Nov.2,1969. And I got FREE tickets (they were only $6 and I still have it) because I worked at a record distributor here in town. So I went with my buddy at work. What was really funny about this concert was people thought Janis was a Barbara Streisand type singer and there were older folks mixed in with us hippes. People dressed in suits and gowns! Was something to see, but after the first song the suits & gowns all left! ha-ha And as soon as the lights went out for the concert all you could see were lighters going off with kids lighting up their joints! The lights came back on and The Fire Marshall came out and stopped Janis from singing! There was almost a riot! Janis came back out and was pissed that they had stopped her show. I remember her saying over the microphone, "Let's all just be fucking kool about this!" Couldn't believe she said that over the P A. lol So after about 15 minutes they let her finish her concert. A great concert! She was gone forever within the year. She was a special person to me as much as John, George and Jimi.
I have a soft spot for Miss Joplin. I do not know much of her work but that voice is magical and to think you heard her sing live. Just wow.
Shawaddywaddy were oddly compelling. Dave the lead singer kept making jokes that were met with near silence. He got so frustrated he said something like you would not treat Simon Le Bon like this. The band were actually good and his singing voice was actually as strong as on record. At the end all the lasses appeared in 1950's dresses and started dancing with the crowd while I slumped into my seat as low as I could in case someone wanted to get me involved.
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run.
Me: It's not a Beatles song.
Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right?
Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.
I'm Happy I've seen Macca twice (both times Free) ha-ha, and have seen a lot of good Beatles Tribute bands, but finally someone is actually doing a "Macca & Wings" tribute show this month in Ottawa. Can't wait!
Anyone have any bands/artists that they want to see Dead or Alive ? (not the band ! ) Or even a certain time
I have many . Hendrix . Any time any where Led Zeppelin ,Same as above Black Sabbath the Paranoid tour Talking Heads just before the big suit tour . King Crimson , Discipline Tour Joni Mitchell before she went Jazzy . AC/DC with Bon Scott Electric Light Orchestra . Maybe the On The Third day era Supertramp . Any time ... Free . Any time . Sandy Denny . And Kate Bush
Ok here is my lint of acts who I would like to have seen.
Led Zepplin The Byrds Abba Kate Bush T Rex The Faces (classic line up) Sex Pistols Slade Smokey Robinson The Beatles (minus screaming) Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (original line up) The Carpenters Patsy Cline Janis Joplin Jimmy Hendrix David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars Black Sabbath The Associates And the original premier of The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky May 29th 1913 in Paris when all hell let loose. The most punk moment in classical music ever.
Aretha Franklin Nick Drake Bob Dylan at The Manchester Free Trade Hall where he was called Judas. Any of the Motown Package tours Buddy Holly Tractor The Fall (especially if Mark E Smith loses his rag with the rest of the band) The Mighty Wah Half Man Half Biscuit John Grant and Mr Barry Manilow as I once had the chance of tickets but mother would not let me go as in her words "There would be drugs"