Massey Hall favorite concerts

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by lemonade kid, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

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    After I'm finished my current one, maybe I could start a Rheos album-by-album. Not sure it would have much attendance, but I'd enjoy it!
     
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  2. aphexj

    aphexj Forum Resident

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    Cool clip. Directed by the great Bruce McDonald!
     
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  3. Clarkophile

    Clarkophile Up in T.O., keepin' jive alive

    Brian Wilson
    Lucinda Williams/ The Jayhawks
    Van Morrison
    Ron Sexsmith
     
  4. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    Which Brian Wilson show? I was at the SMiLE show, which was great. Was also at the Lucinda/ Jayhawks show :edthumbs:
     
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  5. Adam9

    Adam9 Formerly jbohdan

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    I just remembered why I may have mentioned Gord twice. I saw him perform once and the other time I saw him in the upstairs lobby during a Christmas choral concert where my brother was part of the choir.
     
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  6. hhjack

    hhjack Active Member

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    Great Lake Swimmers are a great band but did they really pack the Massey Hall? Saw them in a small venue last year in Chicago with The Weather Station and there was hardly anyone there.
     
  7. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

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    The headline in the Globe the next day was: "For the leading white blues group, the Cream seemed a trifle thin." My 14 year old brain had to agree, though after all these years I am glad to have been there. I believe the band was close to breaking up, and did sound like they'd had enough.
     
  8. I've been to Massey Hall once so far, for Neil Young's Honour The Treaties acoustic concert (Diana Krall was the opening act). After a few near misses, it was my first time seeing Neil live. For it to also be at Massey Hall was a real bucket list moment as I love the Live At Massey Hall 1971 album.

    The venue has a real character to it, and reminds me of some venues I've been to in Scotland before I moved to Canada. Hopefully the renovation will be done well and won't lose any of the building's charm. I'll be going back there for Robert Plant's concert in February next year, so will get at least one more chance to see it before it closes. Hopefully Neil Young may be able to squeeze in one more concert their before the renovation...
     
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  9. Peter Needham

    Peter Needham Active Member

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    I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was in fact probably part of the "breakup tour".
    In any case, my friends and I really enjoyed it, and I am also glad to have been there.
     
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  10. Clarkophile

    Clarkophile Up in T.O., keepin' jive alive

    Yes, the Smile show.
     
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  11. onebit

    onebit Well-Known Member

    I saw David Sylvian there a couple of times. That was nice.
     
  12. allbrosca

    allbrosca Member

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    Wow
    Too many great shows. First one was Savoy Brown and I have been a fan ever since. Highlights? Multiple shows by King Crimson, then and now, Neil Young, David Gilmour, Elvis Costello with Nick Lowe and Mink Deville, Steppenwolf, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, the Kinks, BB King, the lust goes on. A great place to see a show and I have been to hundreds there. Just got tickets to the last show before Massey Hall closes for major renovations (Gordon Lightfoot). I hope they don't mess up the acoustics and character of the grand old lady on Shuter Street!
     
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  13. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

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    Was that the Street Corner Talking tour or Jack the Toad, or a different one? The SCT concert was phenomenal and turned me on to the band. The JTT tour turned me off the band. Different lead singer and weaker songs, IMO. (I just ordered all the Savoy Brown reissues from CDJapan up to and including SCT.)
     
  14. allbrosca

    allbrosca Member

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    SCT. Just before it came out I think. Great show and I had a great time!
     
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  15. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    Donald Fagen
     
  16. sjaca

    sjaca Well-Known Member

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    Neil Young with Bert Jansch opening, shortly before Bert passed away.
     
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  17. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

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    I remember after the concert walking over to Sams which was open until midnight and seeing the new album on the front rack and on sale, maybe $2.99 or $3.99, and grabbing it.
     
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  18. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    Rush, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot :)
     
  19. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    That should be the bill when Massey Hall re-opens.
     
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  20. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    I like that idea. I’d fly there for that
     
  21. polchik

    polchik Well-Known Member

    i actually saw the stranglers there, on their 'dreamtime' tour !
     
  22. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

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    I have attended so many concerts there.
    A list of the memorable ones.
    Cream 1968
    Johnny Winter 1969...when Edgar was in the band.
    Ry Cooder and Randy Newman 1972 or 73.
    Van Morrison 1968 or 69...the Astral Weeks tour.
    John Prine in mid seventies when he brought Steve Goodman out as a surprise guest.
    Jackson Browne with Bonnie Raitt as the opener, around 1972/73.
    More recent...
    Neil Young acoustic solo show around three tears ago with Diana Krall as the opener.
    King Crimson July 2017.
     
  23. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    I'm trying to remember all the shows I saw there. I forgot plenty from my pre-1994 years in the city and all my ticket stubs have disappeared from that era as well.

    But I remember seeing The Fabulous Thunderbirds w/ Jimmy Vaughan . That was a great show. Also saw Harry Connick Jr back then. He put on a good show. Can't recall the years but I'd say around 1989-91.

    More recently
    Fleet Foxes in July 2011 were particularly good
    Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson opening in Mar 2013 was a great show. First time I saw Richard Thompson and I didn't really know too much about his music.
     
  24. miklew

    miklew Forum Resident

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    I’ve been going to Massey for more than 30 years and I have seen some great shows over the years. Some of my favourites were: Buddy Guy ( multiple times )
    Miles Davis
    Nick Cave
    cowboy Junkies
    Ornette Coleman
    Herbie Hancock
    Bettye Lavette
    Oscar Peterson
    Just to name a few. I’ve got tickets for Buddy Guy for April and I was there on Tuesday night to see Emily Haines.
     
  25. allbrosca

    allbrosca Member

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    And the concert was only $2.99! Cheap Thrills back to school special! I worked the midnight shift at Sam's for a few years.
     

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