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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 5:08:43 AM PDT
B&B, you seem to have your significant dates mixed-up. The Beatles did not perform in Dallas in 1963. They didn't come to America until February, 1964 when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. JFK was in Dallas in 1963... unfortunately.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 5:43:43 AM PDT
Hmmm.... off-hand I don't recall the year. It was Iron Maiden on the "7th Son" tour. The opening act was Frehley's Comet! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 5:46:31 AM PDT
"Hey, Mr. Lightman! I'm not kidding, you gotta turn those lights down... aw whatta we care." Great story, wish I had been there.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 12:56:18 PM PDT
E. Dill, I think I was about 12 or so at the Hermits' concert. My friend was determined she was going to marry Peter Noone. I had dibs on George Harrison or Paul McCartney (they, unfortunately, never made it to Davenport, Iowa)!

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 1:02:29 PM PDT
Jimi Hendrix! (and...shh...The Monkees ;D )

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 1:52:04 PM PDT
JagdTiger says:
Outdoor stadium concert deep purple and backup band aerosmith.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 4:36:03 PM PDT
LSmith says:
Kansas and Styx at the Minnesota State Fair August 1977

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2012 12:13:39 PM PDT
S. Uhrich says:
Strawbs are still touring and making albums

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2012 12:25:13 PM PDT
stevign says:
Why?

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 12:56:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2012 1:08:34 PM PDT
Black Oak Arkansas with JoJo Gunne
1973(?) - Ector County Coliseum, Odessa TX

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 12:59:28 PM PDT
T. Kinney says:
The Lovin Spoonful, 1965, Canajoharie, NY.

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 1:09:06 PM PDT
tom burkdoll says:
my 1st concert was The Beatles at Shea in 1966.I was on leave from the Marines and came home to New Jersey before going to Nam.It was the greatest.Since then over 1500 concerts,but what a way to start

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 2:15:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2012 2:32:23 PM PDT
Johnny Bee says:
Mott The Hoople, Caley Picture House, Edinburgh, 25 November 1973

Queen were supporting.

I was thirteen

Saw Ian Hunter live last year - he's still the business.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2012 5:47:22 PM PDT
"The Lovin Spoonful, 1965, Canajoharie, NY."

You old Lucky-Bones! ... My sister Deborah gave me "The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful" for my 12th B-Day 1967, they were my favorite Band, and I still love them to this day!

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 6:50:56 PM PDT
Clancey says:
Lovin' Spoonful - that's a coup for sure. "Darlin' Be Home Soon" is one of my favorite songs. I think it strikes more of a chord with me because the first time I heard it was in a movie that resonated with me back then.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2012 10:31:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2012 10:33:28 PM PDT
I was at that iron butterfly & tommy james & the shondells concert at the IL state fair in the late 60s! My dad was an IL state policeman and took me. We were at the side of the stage and he caught the Iron Butterfly's drummer's drumsticks for me when he threw them at the end of the show...I wasn't quite 9 yrs old yet. I haven't been able to get enough of rock music since!

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 1:29:05 PM PDT
It was either Alice Cooper (Love it to Death) or Ted Nugent (Survival of the Fittest). Each of those concerts cost me three whole dollars.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 1:41:42 PM PDT
Lauren says:
Rush, New World Tour, December 1982 at Madison Square Garden

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 1:49:27 PM PDT
Lauren says:
Ed: I just saw Ronnie Spector at the City Winery in NYC about a month ago - regardless of age, she's still got it! It's unfortunate that Phil still owns the rights to many of her older songs - so, for example, she can't perform "Be My Baby" - but really I just went to hear that voice. And she has so many songs to draw from! I particularly enjoy her collaborations with Joey Ramone and was thrilled that she still does "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory".

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 7:18:00 PM PDT
Can't believe I'm writing this, but it was the Beatles! Dodger Stadium August 1965. Tickets were $12 and we were right above the Dodger dugout. Suddenly they just came out right under our noses and running to their 'stage' which was the pitcher's mound. It was wonderful to say the least.
Thanks
Bonnie

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 4:11:14 PM PDT
widowTink says:
ALICE COOPER, Welcome to My Nightmare, Orange County, Calif. 1974, I think. He was my first. I loved it.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 7:43:29 AM PDT
I wanted to add this addition to my original post many pages back.My first concert was The J. Geils band 1972 in my high school auditorium,it rocked.Yesterday I bought tickets to see The J. Geils Band on 9-19-12 a full forty years since I first saw them.I realize John Geils is in legal turmoil with the rest of the band,and will not be performing,but I'm still excited to see "the bad boys from boston" live.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 9:30:05 AM PDT
Eddie H. says:
Michael...I am seeing The J.Geils Band on Sept. 12 at Westbury Theatre in Long Island....Even without J Geils I am excited also...The last time I saw them was them opening for Black Sabbath at The Fillmore East 1970.....

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 10:48:44 AM PDT
Wow Eddie H, two legendary bands at a very legendary venue,must be great memories.I'm seeing The J. Geils Band at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY.Back in the early to mid seventies all the great bands played there,even though it only sat 1800.Allman brothers,Janis Joplin,Traffic,Pink Floyd,GReatful dead played 17 nights in a year,TheStones 5 nights in a row.It was THE PLACE for shows in Westchester & Fairfield County CT. I'm not comparing it to The Filmore East,but it was a hopping place until it closed in 1976.Now it is re-opening 9-4-12 with Bob Dylan and i'm thrilled to have a great live music venue so close to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 12:08:12 PM PDT
Eddie H. says:
Michael...Between you and me(and everyone else I guess) they blew Black Sabbath away! BTW saw one of my favorite shows ever at the Capital Theatre...Zappa... in the '70s I've seen The Kinks many times there too...love the intimacy of the place!
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