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Unfortunately I had the double-whammy of living in a small town in Montana and having very religious parents so there were precious few concerts prior to moving out on my own in the early 80s.  I did get to attend a few album-smashing and burning events in the church parking lot, for whatever that's worth, and was summarily booted from parochial school for playing Cheech & Chong's Wedding Album on the PA.
 
First ten:
 
Kansas (w/Cheap Trick, 1978 and a bunch of times after that)
The Gap Band (1980)
Loverboy (twice in 1981 and 1982)
Quarterflash (twice in 1981 and 1983)
Rolling Stones (Tattoo You, 1981)
Genesis (Abacab, 1982)
Neil Young (Everybody's Rockin, 1983)
Yes (90125, 1984)
Violent Femmes (can't recall the year, sometime in the 90s)
Camper Van Beethoven (several times, first one in the early 90s)
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2016 at 16:21
Originally posted by ClemofNazareth ClemofNazareth wrote:

  I did get to attend a few album-smashing and burning events in the church parking lot, for whatever that's worth, and was summarily booted from parochial school for playing Cheech & Chong's Wedding Album on the PA.
 

 


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Err..
Actual concerts.. (saw, not working on or at..)

Camel, Bristol 1979
Barclay James Harvest, Bristol 1979
Hawkwind, Bristol 1979
Peter Gabriel, Taunton Odeon 1980
Hawkwind, Worthy farm 1980
Hawkwind, Taunton 1980
Wishbone Ash Taunton 1980
Uriah heep/ Budgie/ Samson Taunton 1981
Glastonbury festival 1981 Hawkwind/ Gong/ Roy Harper/ Ginger Baker/ Climax blues band etc
Hawkwind/ Gong snapper music festival, Barnstaple, Devon 1981
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Goodness, I have to dial this 'way back! 



July 28, 1972: Captain Beyond & Alice Cooper - Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois


September 22, 1972:  The Eagles & Yes - Arie Crown Theater, Chicago


October 10, 1972 - Wild Turkey & Jethro Tull - Chicago Stadium


March 24, 1973:  Hookfoot, Focus, Foghat - Kinetic Playground, Chicago


April 20, 1973 - Peter Frampton & King Crimson - Kinetic Playground


August 1973 - Flash & Wishbone Ash - Auditorium Theater, Chicago


March 20, 1974 - Maggie Bell, Frampton’s Camel, Foghat - Auditorium Theater, Chicago


June 23, 1974: Montrose, Spooky Tooth, Frampton's Camel - Auditorium Theater, Chicago


November 16, 1974: Gryphon, Yes (Relayer) - Horton Fieldhouse, Normal IL


September 2, 1977 - Yes with Donovan, "Going For The One" tour - Chicago Amphitheater.


I'm leaving out a ton (ELP, Queen etc.), but this is a good sampling of life back in the day! Clap







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^that is a pretty awesome list, Chuck. You sure lived through some real music history! 
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Toronto (mediocre AOR type band) 1981ish
Scorpions with Bon Jovi 1984
Iron Maiden with Twisted Sister 1985
Judas Priest 1986
David Lee Roth with DOA LOL1988
Poison with Tesla 1988
The Who 1989
Queensryche 1991
Lollapalooza, featuring Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers 1992
Metallica1992ish

It was a long time ago.  
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

September 2, 1977 - Yes with Donovan, "Going For The One" tour - Chicago Amphitheater.


Saw both nights at the Oakland Arena and Donovan told the exact same bad jokes both shows (something about an astronaut using his space suit for toilet) Wink
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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

^that is a pretty awesome list, Chuck. You sure lived through some real music history! 

Thanks Doug!  I forgot Triumvirat and Fleetwood Mac, that was 1974! 
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

^that is a pretty awesome list, Chuck. You sure lived through some real music history! 

Thanks Doug!  I forgot Triumvirat and Fleetwood Mac, that was 1974! 
A dream concert for me, for sure!
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My memory is very bad, but here's what I can think of...

Iron Maiden with Vinnie Vincent
Def Leppard with Tesla
Metallica with Queensryche
Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica, Kingdom Come)
Pink Floyd
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Rush with Mr. Big
Marillion with John Wesley
The Cure with Cranes

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Wow, this is going to take some remembering, but I'll take away bands that played at my Toronto high-school, except for three that went out to go big


Not sure the list will be all that chronological ("if you remember the 70's, you weren't there" thingLOL), but all of them should be before the passing of the 70's

Rush (I guess this was 2112 or Caress Of Steel High-school tour, given the set-list I remember >> totally too high that eveningEmbarrassed)
Max Webster (Borrowed Shoes HS tour, if I guess by the set list... But at least four times afterwards)
Supertramp (Moments tour)
Triumph (RnR Machine tour + two more times before the Just A Game album)
Genesis (ATTWT tour)
Goddo (An Act of Goddo high-school tour, I think)
Yes (this became the YesShows tour album)
Neil Young (Rust never Sleeps tour >> see DV of same name)
The Police (Outlandos at The Edge ... only 13 people in attendance, all of them had won tickets from the Q-107 FM radio, yours truly as well)

Also in there somewhere:
Grateful Dead (in Syracuse NY State, but not sure this is in my first 20 concerts or a bit later)
ELP (in Montreal at Olympic Stadium)
Harmonium (In Montreal for l'Heptade tour)
Alvin Lee solo (got in under-aged at the El Mocambo club)
Rory Gallagher (see above)
Canada World Music Festival (this would summer 79, I think and well, it should've been the  CBS North Am Music Festival reallyLOL, incl Mahogany Rush, Aerosmith, Nugent, Nazareth, Ramones, Goddo (again), Johnny Winter) >> another totally too high dayEmbarrassed



I had tickets in my hands for the Stones' "free concert" (in Oshawa) for the Blinds after Richards' drug bust, but couldn't afford them, so I passed up on it. Cry (Same thing later for Floyd's the Wall tour in New YorkDeadCryDeadCryCryCryCry)





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The Beatles Revival Band
Manfred Mann's Earthband
Novalis & Fuehrs/Froehling
Sky
Genesis & King Crimson
Kraan
Tangerine Dream
Camel

Edit: I saw Eloy earlier than at least one of these, but which...? The first four are surely the first four, but then memory becomes patchy.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2016 at 18:23
Grand Funk Railroad (1972)

Dr. John (1974)

Rasputin (1975)

Chicago (1976)

Thin Lizzy/Queen (1977)

Genesis (1977)

Donovon/Yes (1977)

George Bensen (1977)

Return to Forever (1977)

The Beach Boys (1977)

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Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

the first concert I ever went to was actually a festival. and not just any festival - it was THE festival: Woodstock. I have no recollection whatever of it though because I was 9 months old at that time.

so the bands that played there were the first ones I ever saw and heard live, though I probably slept most of the time
 
Loved it ... thought it hilarious, but kept thinking ... too stoned to know the difference, but at that age ... yeah ... still great, and I bet you can "reach" these in the dreaming time, if you really needed/wanted to!
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Well, lets see:

1 - Black Label Society (yeah)
2 - Ian Anderson (TAAB2 tour)
3 - Focus
4 - Jorge Mautner
5 - Uli Jon Roth
6 - Gal Costa
7 - Milton Nascimento
8 - Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull Rock Opera)
9 - Ney Matogrosso
10 - Elza Soares (will be my tenth show now in 1st April!)


Edited by GKR - February 20 2016 at 15:32
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Some great lists here - I had quite forgotten that bad Donovan joke.  One Yes-related footnote: after my first 10 (listed above), in 1979 I saw Hillage on the Open tour (his last for many years) and the support was one Trevor Rabin. I couldn't believe it when he joined Yes a few years later - all I can recall was a fairly average hard rock act...
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That would be the first ten acts at Live Aid, Wembley, 1985. As that was my very first live rock music event. 

So:
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Style Council (although I took that opportunity to go for a piss and get some food and drink)
Boomtown Rats
Adam Ant
Ultravox
Spandau Ballet
Elvis Costello
Nik Kershaw
Sade
Sting, Phil Collins, Branford Marsalis.
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Procol Harum, John Mayall (with Mick Taylor), Paul Butterfield, Lee Michaels - 1968 Palm Springs Pop Festival
Alice Cooper - 1969 Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip
(1969 - 71 in the Army, no concerts)
The Kinks - 1971 the Lola tour
Rory Gallagher - 3 times '73 to '76
The Jeff Beck Group (second version) - Swing Auditorium
Beck, Bogert & Appice - Long Beach Arena
The Rolling Stones - 1972 The Forum with Stevie Wonder opening
Ten Years After - The Forum
Rush - Fly by Night tour at the Shrine Auditorium
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak tour at the Long Beach Auditorium
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water tour (Rory Gallagher, Fleetwood Mac with Bob Welsh)
Johnny Winter - The Hollywood Palladium
Wings Over America - 1976 The Forum
Jethro Tull, Robin Trower, Rory Gallagher, Starcastle - 1976 L.A. Coliseum (sponsored by Chrysalis Records)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2016 at 09:58
Originally posted by Piffol_Four_Times Piffol_Four_Times wrote:

That would be the first ten acts at Live Aid, Wembley, 1985. As that was my very first live rock music event. 

So:
Status Quo
Style Council (although I took that opportunity to go for a piss and get some food and drink)
Boomtown Rats
Adam Ant
Ultravox
Spandau Ballet
Elvis Costello
Nik Kershaw
Sade
Sting, Phil Collins, Branford Marsalis.
You must have seen Ultravox around the same time I did, and they ruled. Saw Status Quo open for Emerson, Lake & Palmer (in '77[?]), and they ruled. A very underrated rock band.
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