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Biggest artists you never saw, but could have . . .

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Zep Fan, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Sounds Better with Headphones on Thread Starter

    N. Texas

    Pink Floyd

    The Eagles (with Joe Walsh)

    The Police


    Paul McCartney & Wings
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  2. Talmi K

    Talmi K Forum Resident

    The Rolling Stones
    Iron Maiden
  3. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    Bob Marley
    The Beatles
    Frank Sinatra
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  4. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    I had a ticket for a The Rolling Stones concert in the very early Nineties. It got postponed for some reason and when it was rescheduled, it clashed with another concert I had a ticket for (To Hell With Burgundy, if memory serves) and I was more interested in that so I sold my Stones ticket to my housemate.
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  5. Stuggy

    Stuggy Forum Resident

    could have seen David Bowie at Milton Keynes i think. Not sure how i would have got there though.
  6. idledreamer

    idledreamer Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Pink Floyd
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    The Kinks
    B.B. King
    Willie Nelson (the clock is ticking, obviously)
  7. apb

    apb Forum Resident

    Led Zeppelin
    Frank Sinatra
    Tom Waits
    Velvet Underground
  8. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

    I had third row, dead -center tickets for the Capitol Theater (Passaic, NJ) in 1979.

    But he developed laryngitis a couple weeks before the show and rather than postpone, he cancelled.

    Eventually , he rescheduled the event , but by then , Damn the Torpedoes had blown up and I couldn’t touch touch the tickets.
  9. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Biggest regret is not seeing The Allman Bros. on their last tour when Duane was still alive.

    A bunch of my buddies, who had seen them the year before and said they were fantastic, went... I passed as I was unfamiliar with them at the time.

    Second biggest is not see the Jethro Tull "Aqualung" tour -- my cousin invited me and then somehow it slipped my mind.

    I was a huge Tull fan, and, given that the "Thick as a Brick" tour show was the greatest concert I've ever seen (out of hundreds) and the "A Passion Play" tour was a great show, even though I didn't like that particular album -- I'm sure I would have been blown away by "Aqualung."

    The only band that could challenge Prime-Era Tull as the greatest live band is The 'Oo (the "Who's Next" tour show being a very close second-best to "Thick as a Brick" for me (though The Grateful Dead had some transcendent 20-30 minute segments, when they all locked in).

    Other regrets are not seeing The Pogues and not seeing Dean Martin in Vegas -- a couple of buddies made a few pilgrimages to Vegas to see Dino, they also were the ones who told me how great the Pogues shows were.
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  10. poisonedhangman

    poisonedhangman Forum Resident

    Cascadia, USA
    Rush, Crowded House, Neil Diamond
  11. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    I suppose I could have been to any concert held since I was born.
  12. rogertheshrubber

    rogertheshrubber Forum Resident

    Freehold, NJ, USA!
    I went to that rescheduled show - Rockpile was opener!
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  13. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

    Probably the biggest for me was declining to see The Velvet Underground on their reunion tour.

    The VU albums were always very precious to me, and I didn't want to be in a field next to a bunch of black clad junkies who only like the VU and The Stooges, and casual fans who'd be there out of curiosity or to bump up their "cool". Well, that was my vision of it anyway. Lol. Also that fear of "what if it's crap?"
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  14. BwanaBob

    BwanaBob Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    Due to me being sick:
    Queen with Adam Lambert

    Due to show rescheduled to date I wasn't free:
    Rolling Stones
    Lady Gaga

    Because I didn't care to make the road trip:
    The Police (eventually saw them)
  15. DME1061

    DME1061 Forum Resident

    Trenton, NJ
    Wow.....an era of great double bills!

    The biggest for me was Talking Heads. Had tickets but was sick and didn't go....never had a chance to see them again.
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  16. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller

    Queen with Freddie

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  17. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member

    Had a ticket to see Led Zep at Miami Bch Convention Ctr in Apr '70. My mother had different plans. Would've been my first biggie. I was 14.
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  18. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    Leonard Cohen
    Muddy Waters
    Howlin' Wolf
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  19. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    In college some city slickers were trying to turn me on to Bruce Springsteen and offered me tickets for free. I said nah...I've heard him,don't like him. Their collective mouths dropped open.
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  20. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    Prince. My g/f had a spare ticket to one of his 02 concerts, which was mine if I wanted it. I wasn’t into him at the time, and passed on it.

    Bad call ....
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  21. Geezee

    Geezee Active Member

    I've had tickets to see Nirvana, Jacobites, Grant Hart and The Fall but the artist died before the event. :(
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  22. George Cooke

    George Cooke Well unknown member

    Cumbria, UK
    Ray Charles came to Gran Canaria early 90s and I was living there and didn't go!

    I so regret that chance missed. His album from that time (One World) still remains a favourite of mine - I really should have gone. to see him - such a random appearance in an open air Colosseum or bullring I think.

    Speaking of random, I was glad I did go to see Van Morrison in Grosvenor Park in Chester around the millennium I think - Lonnie Donegan supported an intimate, sunny gig with Van in fine form.
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  23. Son of Ziggy

    Son of Ziggy Forum Resident

    Rush is the biggie for me.
  24. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Down The Shore
    Got to see pretty much everyone I ever wanted to (and could have), but I have three that I regret never having seen:

    early Devo after their first two records
    The Clash around 1980
    Bob Marley

    And the biggest of all - the Dead
  25. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    Bert Jansch. I was working swing shift at the time and would have messed up my sleep schedule had I attended. Shame because just a few months later, he was gone.

    Van Halen. Last tour, lawn tickets were $20. I asked one of my best friends (who’d already seen them) if he wanted to go. He said no, it wouldn’t be as good as their heyday, it wasn’t *really* Van Halen, Roth can’t sing anymore, etc. I didn’t want to go by myself so...I didn’t.

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