Massey Hall favorite concerts

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  1. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing Thread Starter

    Neil's of course!


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  2. You can't go wrong with any concert at Massey Hall. One of my fave venues! I last saw Keb'Mo' and Boz Scaggs there, before moving to Calgary.
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  3. Adam9

    Adam9 Forum junkie

    Toronto, Canada
    Poco, Leonard Cohen, Ricky Skaggs and Ry Cooder, Murray McLauchlan, Gordon Lightfoot, The Kinks, Ray Davies, Ron Sexsmith, Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine, Bruce Springsteen are just the first ones to come to mind.(OK, maybe not the Kinks - not one of their better shows in the early 70s).
    I remember Leonard did Red River Valley as an encore.
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  4. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

    You sure like Gord!

    My answer is the Rheostatics' farewell concert, "Good. Gone. Dead."

    Free authorised download: Rheostatics Live »
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  5. steve722

    steve722 Forum Resident

  6. Adam9

    Adam9 Forum junkie

    Toronto, Canada
    Only saw him once, mentioned him twice for some reason!
    Also saw Neil Young in '71 - different night from the released record.
    Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Mink De Ville were great too.
  7. KTM

    KTM Active Member

    Gordon Lightfoot, of course!
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  8. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    My list is short: King Crimson and Seal, but both were very good.
  9. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

    Wow, too many to count...

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    David Gilmour
    Dave Brubeck
    Miles Davis
    Band Of Horses
    Bruce Springsteen
    Simple Minds
    Elvis Costello
    Diana Krall (w/Elvis Costello sitting right behind me)
    Joe Jackson
    Blue Rodeo
    Robert Plant
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  10. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

  11. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Forum Resident

    Castro Valley, CA
    I've never been within a hundred miles of the place but it just seems like this album should be mentioned:
    The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall
    That would be Bird, Diz, Bud, Mingus & Max
  12. uphoria6

    uphoria6 Senior Member

    Ont. Canada
    Massey Hall is hallowed ground. So many memorable shows over the years. Laurie Anderson, The Pretenders, Diana Krall, Jann Arden, The Tragically Hip (front row), Sam Kinison,
    Sinead O'Connor in 1990 was incredible. The venue was absolutely packed. My sister and I paid 100 bucks each for front row upper balcony and it was worth every penny. Nothing Compares To You had just gone number one everywhere. When the intro of the song started the crowd erupted and wouldn't stop. Sinead started to try to sing and broke down crying overwhelmed with the emotion of the moment which brought even louder applause, then she nailed it like everything else that night. It was one of the greatest concert experiences I've ever had.
    Pink on the Missundaztood tour - she performed in an orange prison jump suit, sang every note. I remember a teenage girl standing on the seat waving a t-shirt over her head singing her lungs out and I remarked to my wife that this wouldn't be the last time we'd see Pink. Sure enough we've seen her three more times, once with my two daughters, and we are going to see her again in March but nothing has topped that Massey show
    Blondie - the No Exit tour. Front row. Absolutely stunning show. Debbie took her sunglasses off at one point and made eye contact with me and I saw those eyes and my heart heart skipped a beat.
    Miles Davis - 1990 - couldn't find anyone who wanted to go with me so I said "eff it" and went myself. Just prior to the show starting I hear a cheer and look around and there is Harry Belafonte walking down the aisle and he and his significant other sit in the seats pretty much right in front of me. He blows a few kisses to the crowd and waves. Miles tips his horn to him during the show. I had tickets to see Miles the following summer but when my date and I got to Massey there was a sign on the door saying that Miles was ill and would not perform. He passed away not long after.
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  13. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    I saw the Stooges there on The Weirdness tour, with F**ked Up opening for them. Amazing show. Seen the Pixies there twice. King Crimson this year was also fab. Lots of great memories at that place
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  14. dcscott

    dcscott The No More Credit Manager at the Liquor Store

    Ontario Canada
    King Crimson numerous times, Rush and Neil Young
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  15. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    I got to see the Neil Young concert Demme's film crew captured for Journeys. Would have loved to be there for a Rush show! Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds with Al & Blondie last year was quite memorable also

    Lucinda Williams with Levon Helm, Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt, Paul Simon, Jane's Addiction, the list goes on...
  16. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

  17. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    Absolute best was Tom Waits in October of 1987
    Lou Reed in 1992 and 1996
    Ronnie Hawkins 60th with The Band, Jerry Lee and Carl Perkins
    Pete Townshend 1993
  18. Peter Needham

    Peter Needham Forum Resident

    Pismo Beach, CA
  19. BobtheG

    BobtheG New Member

    Van Der Graaf Generator circa 1976
    Peter Townshend circa Psycho erelict
    And the absolute topper...King Crimson July 5th 2017 from front row center!!!
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  20. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    The 1/96 Bruce Springsteen concert is arguably the best show I have ever seen. First gig
    I saw at Massey was Renaissance in 1977......King Crimson this past July was jaw-dropping.
    Wait.....Cream played Massey Hall??!!
  21. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

    This is MY favorite concert released, recorded there.
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  22. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH Forums.

    I have read reports that Dylan's 1980 Massey Hall gospel tour performance was good.
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  23. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident

    Was just going to post this one. My favourite Canadian band. They recently played Massey again - 2016 - but there's only 45 minutes online. I can't wait to hear their new album as the new songs are great live. We need a Rheostatics thread.
  24. streetlegal

    streetlegal Forum Resident

    Probably the highlight of the box-set for me (Bootleg Series 13).
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  25. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Rahway, NJ, USA
    Cool interview with Geddy Lee talking about when he saw Cream at Massey Hall

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