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Who did you see in your first live concert?

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  1. G.Rotten

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    Who did I see in my first live concert?

    My parents.

    At the C.N.E. in Toronto my parents took the whole family to see the Beach Boys. I remember the C.N.E. (a little bit), I do not remember the Beach Boys.

    The first concert I saw without my parents was Sloan. In high school myself and two other friends all had the same birthday. The guy checking I.D.s joked that there must have been a sale on fake I.D.s.
     
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    CCR - after Tom Fogerty left. Very early 70's. John Fogerty used an unlabelled Ibanez Les Paul lawsuit Black Beauty and only his Gibson for the encore. The Ibanez sounded great. By 1973 we were all buying them.
     
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    First concert where I bought tickets to a professional music venue was 3 bands at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, 1972:

    Amboy Dukes featuring Ted Nugent
    Bloodrock
    Canned Heat
     
  4. BobbyZ

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    Major act, the Rolling Stones.
    Living in northern Minnesota concerts aren't exactly easy to get to. Not that far from Fargo North Dakota. However after what happened to Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly when they had a tour date in Fargo, there was a long time in between major rock acts that wanted to go to Fargo. Can't blame um!
    Sometime in the 90s the Stones were in the Twin Cities and my overwhelming hate for all things Twin Cities, was overpowered by my desire to see the Rolling Stones. So I fought the traffic and went down to that hell hole.
    Couple years later the Stones actually played in Fargo at the "Dome". Probably the smallest venue they've played since the 60s. Fargo's actually had several good acts come through there in the last 20 odd years.
    Unfortunately Fargo is growing and I hate going there now too. :)
     
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    Led Zeppelin 1971 Birmingham (UK) Odeon, tour to promote Led Zep IV album
     
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    Maynard Ferguson. I'd just gotten my driver's license, liked jazz, and his band was playing in a nearby school district. None of my friends wanted to go, and my parents reluctantly agreed since I wasn't off to hear objectionable music.

    Good thing they didn't know about the next concert, Berlin.
     
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    The Rolling Stones in 1998
     
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    Simon and Garfunkel I'm guessing 65.
     
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    Jefferson Starship in Central Park 1977- I was 14. Their guitarist- Craig Chaquico played a Goldtop Les Paul Deluxe and that became my GAS obsession for years to follow.
     
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    I wasn't allowed to go to "evil rock concerts" until I left home to go to college. I did get to go to several concerts by religious rock groups that barely made it past my parent's strict guidelines. However, when I was a senior in high school, I did manage to finagle my way into going to a John Denver concert.
     
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    Billy Bragg 1987 Orpheum Boston, 17yo just back from Army boot camp
     
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    Bad Company around 1976
     
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    Johnny Mathis, 1965.
     
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    Mitch Ryder, Hamilton Forum, Ont., Can. ‘67 maybe. Sat in seats on plywood over the hockey ice surface. Was hoping to see “and the Detroit Wheels” but he’d just severed his connection to them. Some big band with horns instead. It was a huge disappointment.
     
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    August 3, 1978.
    The Warehouse in New Orleans.
    The Kinks with an opening act of a relatively unknown group at the time named Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
     
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    It was either Kiss or The Doobie Brothers as headliner. I forget which concert was 1st.
     
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    Jay and the Americans Headlining @ the Regina Exhibition 1966 . The rancher I worked for that summer took us all to the Ex
     
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    Saw lots of local VB bands like Bill Deal and the Shondells, the Aliens, Danny Teagarden’s jazz band, and other traveling bands that used to play at relatively small clubs on the boardwalk like the Sir Douglas Quintet. The first “arena” concert for a national act was Steppenwolf, Foreman Field at ODU, Norfolk VA, summer 1967. I don’t remember the opening act.
     
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