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LATE GREATS YOU HAVE SEEN PERFORM

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by brookdalebill, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. brookdalebill

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    That was my impression, too.
    Though I was a total guitar-nerd when I saw them, Leon W was tearing his bass up.
    He played a white Jazz bass and wore a top hat.
    They all looked like they were having fun!
    They were a fantastic live band.
     
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    While I have never seen George Harrison perform. Notice the difference of Ronnie Van Zants taped mike and George Harrisons mike moving all the time so has to adjust it. And notice the duelling solos in the end by George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Beautiful
     
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    A few more late greats I remember seeing:
    Jody Payne
    Jerry Jeff Walker
    Carl Wilson (my very first concert!)


    Also...
    Brad Delp (of Boston)
    Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots)
     
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    But Taj isn't dead!

    Yeah, I know...mistake. And i made one too-accidently killed Delbert McClinton a few pages back. Sorry Delbert!

    As a 10 year old kid I saw Roger Miller play a solo gig at Casa Manana theater in Fort Worth. The stage was round and in the center of a round room. Roger came walking out with a stool and an acoustic guitar then proceeded to sing songs and tell stories for two hours. There were times when the audience was literally rolling in the aisles with laughter. What a great show!
     
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    I bet that Alvin Lee concert was a lot of fun. How I wish I could have seen him live.
     
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    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I saw Tim Buckley probably about a year before he passed. Gotta late introduction to him so I wasn't his greatest fan. But he was good and had that jazz flavor in his stuff.

    I was just getting into jazz at the time and saw him when he and his band warmed up for Return to Forever. Second time I'd seen RTF but with Al Dimeola.

    And as you might have guessed Tim was blown off the stage. People were leaving after his second or third song. Sad.
    I would have stayed but my ride was leaving also. The band was good but no match for the power house that RTF was back then.

    I was glad one of the people I was living with (remember communes?) had a collection of his albums so I listened to him that way.

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    Also B.B. King back in the early 70's, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, same era, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones together with a reed player I can't remember around the same time.

    There's probably more but memories are slip slip slippin away :D
     
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    woops sorry Taj

    a million I wanted to see, and Roger Miller was one

    he was one of akind
     
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    If I were superstitious this thread might be giving me the vapors! Or maybe I’m thinking of a different Dylan?
    Anyway, it was a joy to see Gary Burger and Dave Day.
     
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    I don't keep track of who is still around, but a few who have passed stand out as having been at the absolute pinnacle of their genre.

    Miles Davis, many times in the 70s, club gigs from 20 feet away.

    James Brown at the Baltimore Civic Center, 1968. Fifth row center, unbelievable power, precision, and crowd rapport. He drove a crowd of about 10000 like a kid driving a tricycle. Unforgettable.
     
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    RIP, LW.
     
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    Tom Petty and Neil Peart are the two that come to mind, for me.
     
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    Somehow I got to see Chet several times and in person.

    He was kind enough to sign both this picture and my Country Gent, in the early/mid 90s.

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to list Bowie and The Ramones, too. So glad I got to see them both.
     
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    It was fabulous. Saw him in the early 80's at a once famous club in Toronto, the "El Mocombo" (the Stones recorded "Love You Live" there). I was sitting about 15 ' from him. As could be expected, a blistering performance.
     
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    U2 and Dylan dead ?
     
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    and the late, all-time great
    Mark E. Smith
     
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    in a manner of speaking

    just ignore the wrong bits of my post
     
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