LATE GREATS YOU HAVE SEEN PERFORM

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

  1. Fiesta Red

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    BB King
    Waylon Jennings (at Farm Aid)
    Gatemouth Brown
    Albert Collins
    Doyle Bramhall I
    Calvin Jones
    Hubert Sumlin
    Robert Jr Lockwood
    Honeyboy Edwards
    Donald “Duck” Dunn
    UP Wilson (not a superstar, but a local legend...the videos out there of him do not do him justice)
    Robert Ealey (another FWTX legend)
    Scotty Moore
    Clifford Antone (not really known as a musician, but he played bass for a song or two with Buddy Guy)


    ...there’s undoubtedly more, but I can’t remember right now.
     
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    Way too many to count or remember but an outstanding show was in a small place in Dallas. Maybe 50 people, John Prine, an acoustic guitar, & a barstool. Nothing else. I got to see both shows that night. Simply amazing
     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    Wow!! My list won’t come close to yours but:
    Andre’ Segovia
    Miles Davis
    SRV
    Freddy Mercury
    Rory Gallagher
    George Jones
    Clarence Gatemouth Brown
    Pete Huttlinger
    Bugs Henderson
    Johnny Niztinger
    Frank Zappa
    George Dukes
    John Entwistle
    Keith Moon
    Can’t think of any more..
     
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    I'd love to hear some stories.
     
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    I have (historically) never been to a lot of shows.

    Either didn't have the money or time ( always working) when I was a young adult.And then, pretty regular/constant gigging ( local), still.

    But at the top of my list would be a few real musical touchstones for me:

    John Prine

    Doc Watson

    Gregg Allman ( and other Allmans who passed, Allen Woody, Dan Toler)

    B.B. King
     
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    Mayall is still alive and playing (87)
     
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    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Like the sea stories from my Navy days, most people don't believe them. Road stories usually center on the inevitable party at the fairgrounds with carnies & vendors after the show is over & the fair is shut for the night or SRV setting our A-rig on fire, or being humiliated by a superstar's production manager in front of the other opening act on the bill. But, I will save the rest for another thread because I don't want to hijack this one.
     
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    Tom Petty
    Johnny, Joey Dee Dee = Ramones
    Clarence Clemons / Dan Federici = E Street Band
    Glen Frey
    Dan Fogelberg
    Davy Jones / Peter Tork
     
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    Guy Clark
    Jim Capaldi
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    I saw Garcia play a couple dozen times. Lots of great stories there.

    But the most tragic, and the most lost potential was probably Allen Woody at a small club in central Pa. in 1999.
     
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    John Mayall is still with us. When I saw him a year or so ago he was in the lobby signing CDs before the show. Nice man. Carolyn Wonderland was in his band.

    Tom Petty, Carlos Montoya, Marais and Miranda, John Prine, Jerry and other dead Dead.
     
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    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Wow! What's the story here?
     
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    Off the top of my early-morning head...
    Miles
    Ornette
    Cecil Taylor
    Frank Sinatra
    Roy Orbison
    Alex Chilton (several times, but all before I really knew about Big Star)
    Sun Ra
    Paco DeLucia
     
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    Van Halen. And Chris Cornel (in Soundgarden). 3x each. Damn.
     
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    Not sure why I "LIKED" this, 'cause it's sad to think about.......but,
    I've heard quite a few musicians, both famous and more local, who are no longer with us. Two that come immediately to mind are Keith Moon (3 times) and Randy California. I saw Spirit twice in person, and Randy a third time when he wandered into the Circus, a local "hippie" club in Ft Worth after playing a gig. I was there to see Israfel, an unbelievable band that included Warren and Bill Ham. (Warren went on to Sonny and Cher, Olivia Newton John, and Ringo's All-Starrs) Bill was (is?) an incredible guitarist who apparently dealt with too many demons, but should have been another SRV or Danny Gatton. Bill and Randy California ended up jamming, and I NEVER heard Randy play as well as he did there. (maybe Bill inspired him) Spirit is still (IMHO) one of the most original and unique bands ever. People who only know of I Got A Line On You (great song) are missing the boat.
     
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    Helluva list here, Sir. Got to see the Dead with Pigpen?! Awesome.
     
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    My list is short but of high quality... Leonard Cohen and Ray Charles. Both concerts were amazing experiences.
     
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    Probably quite a few I am missing...

    EVH
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    Tom Petty
    SRV
    Johnny Winter
    J Geils
    John Entwhistle
    Ric Ocasek
    Frank Zappa
    Neil Peart
    Chris Squire
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    Doc Watson
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