LATE GREATS YOU HAVE SEEN PERFORM

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  1. TokyoPortrait

    TokyoPortrait Friend of Leo's

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    Hi.

    B.B. King, Doc Neeson and SRV.

    Oh yeah, and Lemmy.

    I originally come from southern New Zealand, so the list of greats I've actually seen full stop isn't much longer...

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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  2. lewis

    lewis Poster Extraordinaire

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    Les Paul at Fat Tuesday's. He patted me on the shoulder on his way to the stage.
     
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    BB gestured that he wanted to wear mine. My friend took the picture. It was at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. It was 2012 or 2013, I think.
     
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    I saw Mayall at the Belly Up about 8 or 10 years ago. He climbed up onto the stage like he was in his twenties.
     
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    I saw the Ramones on their last tour at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater with Devo, Rancid, and Metallica - who were the headliners. Devo and Rancid were really good.

    The Ramones were amazing. I was way up in the nosebleeds, which at the IMA was a steep lawn. Two big pits formed spontaneously in the back. We were slipping and falling constantly. It was a BLAST!

    Metallica were slow, draggy, and out of time with each other. After about 3 badly performed songs, the singer bombastically and unironically announced something like "We are Metallica, the best band in the world. You may now bow down and worship us." I flipped a double-barreled bird at the stage, shouted a few obscenities the band never heard, and left.

    I'm not a Metallica hater. They have some songs I like. I was looking forward to seeing them. Any band would have had a hard time following the Ramones that night. Their energy was incredible.

    But after the Ramones killed the way they did, I was not about to put up with Metallica's lousy play and ludicrous conceit. I've liked them less ever since that night.
     
  6. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Poster Extraordinaire

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    Charlie Haden
    Billy Higgins
    Horace Tapscott
    Dick Dale
    Johnny Cash (with June Carter-Cash)
    Honeyboy Edwards
    The Ramones
    Mike Kelley
    Bernie Worrell (with P-Funk All Stars)
    Odetta
    Billy Preston

    There are probably more, but they didn't come to mind right away.
     
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  7. teleman1

    teleman1 Friend of Leo's

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    I love the selections in here vs style of music vs time period. Many of us saw the same shows in different locations. But it is cool to see the overlapping amongst us all.
     
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    Same here! It was the tour for his 80th birthday, in fact. I remember making an effort to go because I thought, "this might be it"
    I saw him the following year too. Still going strong
     
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    Thanks for all the responses!
     
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    John Ilsley is still with us. (I went hurrying to google when I read that. And an easy mistake to make - not judging nor condemning you)
     
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  11. mindlobster

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    First ones that come to mind: Lemmy, Phil, and Eddie from Motorhead (several times), EVH...
     
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  12. Jerry J

    Jerry J Friend of Leo's

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    I could relist a lot of what's already been posted. But I'll go back to one series in 1977 presented by the Smithsonian's Baird Theatre - Les Paul and Lester Flatt. Sadly, this list keeps on growing.
     
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  13. Engine Swap

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    Michael Hedges
     
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    I saw one of Levon Helm's last shows in Ann Arbor, MI.

    BB King
    Lemmy
    Ron and Scott Asheton
    Tom Petty several times
    Rick Wright with Pink Floyd sans Waters
    Sharon Jones several times
    Charles Bradley
    Sky Saxton of the Seeds
    Roky Erickson
    Jim Carroll
    Jerry Garcia
    Michael Davis of the MC5
    Dimebag Darrell and his brother with Pantera
    Chuck Berry
    Johnny and Joey Ramone...DeeDee had left the band when I saw them.

    I'm sure there are more.
     
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  15. dazzaman

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    Mine is a comparatively short list, though there will (no doubt) be several I have forgotten, which I will no doubt be very embarrassed by. And I guess we will have different definitions of great, but, mine is...

    Gregg Allman
    John Phillips (Mamas and Papas)
    Bernie Worrell
    Clyde Stubblefield
    Jabo Starks
    Clarence Clemons
    Chris Squire
    Bert Jansch
    John Renbourn
     
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  16. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have seen:
    SRV (opened for the Moody Blues)
    Asia (first tour, with the late great John Wetton)
    Def Leppard with Steve Clarke
    The E Street Band with Clarence and Dan Federici still in the fold
    Gary Moore Band (opened for Def Leppard)
    Deep Purple MKII including the great Jon Lord
    BB King
    The Who with the Ox still in the fold
    INXS

    Not a late great yet, but I one of the coolest surprises seeing a great one was when I saw Peter Erskine sit in with a local jazz band in a small club back in the day.
     
  17. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

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    The ones I can remember include
    Andres Segovia
    B.B. King
    Chet Atkins
    Michael Hedges
    Roy Buchanan
    SRV
    Muddy Waters
    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Gatemouth Brown
    Albert King
    Doc Watson
    Marcel Dadi
    Buster B. Jones
    Charlie Daniels
    Johnny Ramone
    Buddy Emmons
    Nokie Edwards
    Doug Sahm
    Phil Everly
    Ray Charles
    Chuck Berry
    Bo Diddley
    Joe Pass
    Brownie McGhee
    Herb Ellis
    Barney Kessel
    Charlie Byrd
     
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  18. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Can’t believe I forgot a hometown boy, and one of my all time favorites in my first post. RIP Dan Fogelberg.

     
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    Saw Carl Perkins twice, man, that guy could pick with speed and accuracy.
     
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  20. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    Woah, how much time have you got?
     
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