44 Years Ago Today - What Was YOUR FIRST CONCERT ?

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  1. JJLC

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    44 years ago today, in 1976, I attended my first 'rock' concert; I was 15 years old, young, dumb, and full of intoxicants :oops:

    Rainbow was the headlining band, touring in support of their 'Rising' album, which featured Ronnie James Dio on vocals, Cozy Powell on drums, and of course Ritchie Blackmore on guitar. It was one of the best shows I have ever witnessed & I have seen some doozies. Thanks to Ritchies influence I ended up playing Strats exclusively for 20 years. :D Hard to believe it has been 44 years since that magical show. It was a great show to see to get 'broken in' to the live rock scene.
    http://www.dio.net/pictures_tickets/19760730_ad.jpg
    Less than two weeks later on August 10, 1976, I saw my second concert @ the same venue, KISS playing on their 'Destroyer' Tour. Being 15 years old in the 1970s was the BOMB !!!!!!!!

    So, what was your first 'concert' ???????
     
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    please delete/double post/reply to the other thread/thanks
     
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    looks like the wrong thread was deleted .............................
     
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    10cc and Slade in the old opera house in downtown Providence. Rowdy bands!
     
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    Ha. Try again. Leon Russel In Melbourne 47 years ago. Saw him again in one of his last concerts a couple of (three or four?) years ago also in Melbourne. Support was Little Feat
     
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    Grateful Dead at the San Jose Civic Auditorium. I'm guessing 1973, so 47 years ago.
     
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    My 1st 'big' concert was 31 years ago. The Cure in 1989 at the (then named) Rosemont Horizon, which was just outside of Chicago. I was 15.
     
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    First concert of professional music that I paid for: Lilith Fair, 1999.

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    First "rock" concert:

    Jan. 25, 1978 in Richland, Ohio: Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. That night a huge blizzard hit northeast Ohio and lasted a couple of days. Driving back to Cleveland that night took quite a long time and was white-knuckle scary.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blizzard_of_1978
     
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    Queen, with Billy Squier opening, at the late and not at all lamented Philadelphia Spectrum, July 24th, 1982.
     
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    About the same time ago as the OP, but War and Wet Willie Band.
    Not that I would have really chosen either, but my whole high school won tickets and the buses took us.
     
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    Jefferson Airplane at an outdoor concert along the Delaware river. Late ‘60s sometime.
     
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    I like the 1973 Dead show as a first. That is a f’n great introduction to live music. I’m gonna look it up on archive And give it a listen.

    Mine was Sting Nothing Like Sun tour at Maple Leaf Gardens. Not nearly as cool as 73 GD.
     
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    46 years for me. It was Chicago at the Philadelphia Spectrum, either March 5 or October 25, 1974. I'm not sure which, but those are the dates they played the Spectrum around the time VII was released, and I know they played songs from VI and VIII at the show.

    I was 14 or 15 and the oldest of three. My family was still in the "if one of you gets to do something, you ALL get to do it" phase, so my Dad - the church-singing, classical-music-listening, Philadelphia lawyer - agreed to take all three of us to the show. My brother would have been 13 and my sister 11.

    Our seats were a group of 4 across a row in the nosebleed section, and by bizarre coincidence, we knew the other three people in out row. The oldest daughter of some close family friends (they went to our church and my Dad did business with "Uncle Jim") wanted to see Chicago. Uncle Jim was quicker with the ol' brain cells than my Dad, and instructed two of his secretaries to take Sue to the concert, thus avoiding having to go himself.

    As the show started I discovered (Oh, my God!) people smoke pot at rock concerts! Right out where everybody can see them! My Dad spent the entire evening sitting straight up in his seat, stiff as a board, as the entire row in front of us spent the whole show passing doobies back and forth. Hysterical.

    Terry Kath played his Telecaster through a Dual Showman Reverb stack with the cabinet leaned back almost flat on the floor so he could hear it but nobody else had to deal with the volume. He was wearing rainbow lame' bell bottoms. My first rock-guitar idol.
     
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    It was either my sophomore or junior year of high school.

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    October 28, 1977. Journey at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco. It was Steve Perry's debut a couple of months before the Infinity album dropped. I was 14 and with my mother.
     
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    1977 Led Zeppelin. Traded some hand picked cactus from the Texas A and M prickly pear farm for a ticket.
    had a hot chick with me that threw up everywhere most I can remember, but then it was a completely acceptable feature of a hot chick that she throw up on you at least once during your relationship
     
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    1965 Shea Stadium, the Beatles.
     
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