Concert Pairings

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  1. djh22

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    In checking out a recent posting on the Amazing Rhythm Aces there were several mentions of odd, unexpected or otherwise notable concert pairings, i.e., Dion opening for Zappa.

    So, rather than hijacking that thread, I'm starting another with a show that took place at the (now defunct) Wax Museum in DC, Henny Youngman opening for NRBQ.

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    The Qs encore was The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Their second encore was The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Terry Adams made note that if they were called back for a third encore, we knew what to expect.
     
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    i remember seeing comedian Albert Brooks performing a stand-up routine opening for Richie Havens at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio in 1971.

    I also saw Linda Ronstadt opening for Neil Young at the Coliseum in Houston in
    early 1973. Some of the crowd booed when Linda sang Neil's "I Believe in You",
    I remember that.
     
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    Hendrix for the Monkee's. Didn't see that one.

    I did see The Fabulous Thunderbirds open for Rush. Not a lot of FT fans at that one.

    Saw this one too. Stephen Bishop opened for Heart.
     
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    I was going to see Stephen Bishop at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Everyone got their money back because he didn't show up. He forgot about the gig. No other excuse, he just forgot.
     
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    Checkout the bottom of the bill:

    1967 08.14 Hermans Hermits & The Who poster.png
     
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    Our bass player turned up late for a show once because he'd fallen asleep watching Strictly Come Dancing.
     
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    I saw Bonnie Raitt & Randy Newman on a double bill once way back in the day at a theater in Philly. It was a wonderful show. Probably 1970.
     
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    Another odd bill (also in Houston, late 1970s) I remember was a 1950s era Rock 'n' Roll Revival Show. Headliners were Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry.
    The bill included a group of performers billed as Danny and the Juniors (who performed "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay") and a performance by Ed Mekka,
    who you may recall from his recurring role as Carmine on the TV series "LaVerne and Shirley". He sang Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch" and did some 1950s schtick in character.
    He wasn't an exceptional singer, but all of these years later, he can truthfully and accurately say that he once opened for Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. The headliners' performances weren't especially memorable.
    I'm kind of waiting for TDPRI members in Austin to tell us about concert pairings at the old Armadillo World Headquarters. How about it, folks?
     
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    Saw James Taylor, as a solo act, open for The Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh circa 1968-69. I think I was one of the few in attendance who'd ever heard of Taylor at the time. I felt pretty bad for JT as the crowd lustily booed him. They wanted to hear The Stones rock out, and had no tolerance for Taylor's folk-based acoustic set.
     
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    I saw Jonny Lang opening for Jeff beck in the early 2000s. The crowd was a weird mix of hells angels and teeny bop girls.
     
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    Saw a concert poster on the internet from the 1970s, lineup was Poco, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and John Mayall.

    Struck me as pretty odd. Must've been some diverse audience.
     
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    I actually witnessed the Who open for Herman's Hermits -- almost as bizarre as Jimi opening for the Monkees...
     
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    I saw SRV open for the Moody Blues
     
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    Somehow, Henny Youngman opening for NRBQ sounds like a perfect pairing. I saw them open for Bonnie Raitt in Virginia Beach, 1986, and NRBQ encored with a very serious a Capella version of Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are". Sheet music and all. Most of the audience didn't get the joke. I thought it was hilarious. Damn I miss those guys.
     
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    I'd think Herman's Hermits would be scared to follow the Who.
     
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    Dion reinvented himself later as a blues singer but i think it was after Zappa's passing. This must have been Dion the teenage heartthrob, definitely a strange pairing.

    I thought Lucinda Williams was a strange pairing with Tom Petty, but many here have that beat.
     
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    My all time favorite pairing was Ry Cooder and Randy Newman in the early 70s.
    I went to the show to see Ry on his D-45. I had never heard of RN. He played solo on piano.
    I was blown away. Both were stellar.

    Mark
     
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    That's the beauty of the Q. They just don't give a damn: they're going to play what they want, how they want, when they want, just because. They'll absolutely butcher a song, if that suits them at the moment.
     
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    No, it was Dion's solo-singer-songwriter phase. Strange indeed.
     
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