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Musicians Who Are Now Deceased That You Saw In Concert

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rlj1010, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Morbid thread, I know...

    As this long year of 2020 finally sputters to an end, with so much death in the news, it gets me thinking about mortality. And that lead to me thinking about musicians I’ve seen live who are no longer with us. I’m sure I’ve missed quite a bunch, but these are some of the bigger names I came up with:

    Michael Jackson
    Tom Petty
    Kurt Cobain
    Michael Hutchence
    John Entwistle
    Rick Wright
    Eddie Van Halen
    Scott Weiland
    Shannon Hoon
    Isaac Hayes
    Clarence Clemons
    Danny Federici
    Neil Peart
    Linda McCartney
    Dr. John
    Billy Preston
    Davy Jones
    Peter Tork
    Bo Diddley

    Who’s on your list?
  2. Bluepicasso

    Bluepicasso Android Confused

    Arlington, Va
    What like zombies? :cool:
  3. Moon & Entwistle:
    playing "Johnny B Goode", the only encore on the tour.

    horrible sound; for documentation purposes only.

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2020
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  4. RunningWithScissors

    RunningWithScissors Forum Resident

    Athens, Georgia
    Tom Petty
    Bon Scott
    Cliff Burton
    Eddie Van Halen
    Count Basie
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  5. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    How many ghosts are in the audience?

    Eddie Van Halen
    Rick Wright

    I’m sure there are others.
  6. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Warren Zevon
    Tom Petty
    Neil Peart
    Dennis Wilson
    Carl Wilson
    Terry Kath
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  7. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Because I started seeing bands etc, in the 60’s there are way too many musicians that I saw that are now deceased than I’d care to try to list here.

    I’d guess easily 75 or 10o of them and maybe more, the more I think about it.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2020
  8. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

    Hampshire, UK
    This thread title could have been worded a bit better...
  9. juss100

    juss100 Forum Resident

    Chris Cornell
    Ozzy Osbourne
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  10. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I have no objections if a moderator wishes to re-title it.
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  11. John Shaft

    John Shaft One Bad Motha....

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Prince, Eric Carr, Eddie Van Halen, Neil Peart, Lemmy, Clarence Clemons, J. Geils, Eddie Money, Peter Steele, Cliff Burton, Wendy O'Williams and Otis Williams are the first ones to come to mind.
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  12. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Fun thread! :help:

    But I'll play along. In order of when I saw them - and including members of bands now deceased:

    AC/DC (Bon Scott)
    The Who (John Entwistle)
    Four Tops (all but 1 member)
    Jacksons (Michael)
    Tom Petty
    E Street Band (Clemons, Federici)
    Robert Palmer
    Run-DMC (Jam Master Jay)
    Whodini (Ecstasy)
    Beastie Boys (Adam Yauch)
    Grateful Dead (Jerry)
    Whitney Houston
    General Public (Ranking Roger)
    Chuck Berry
    Big Country (Stuart Adamson)
    James Brown
    Eagles (Glenn Frey)
    Cream (Baker, Bruce)
    Van Halen (Eddie)
    Aretha Franklin
    Smithereens (Pat DiNizio)
    Cars (Ocasek)

    I've seen some of these acts repeatedly. Of those listed, 2011 was the most recent year that any of these was "new" to me live - that's when I saw the reunited Cars.

    Kiss in 1977 with AC/DC opening was my first-ever concert, so AC/DC became the first band I ever saw. And they qualify!

    The most recent I've seen period would be a near-tie among Van Halen, Eagles and Prince, all of whom I saw in 2015.

    1986 was my "most deadly year", as I first saw 7 of these acts that year: the string from Robert Palmer through General Public. Run-DMC, Whodini and Beasties were all at the same show! :yikes:
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  13. brianvargo

    brianvargo Senior Member

    San Diego, CA
    There are a few artists I am grateful to have caught live while I still could. Off the top of my head (I’m sure there’s more):

    • Joe Strummer
    • Ramones
    • BB King
    • Ray Charles
    • Tom Petty
    • John Entwistle
    • Culture
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  14. NJ Englishman

    NJ Englishman Forum Resident

    Bergenfield, NJ
    My thought, too. My initial chuckling died away when I thought of Tiny Tim and Dimebag Darrell.
  15. Ms. Daisy

    Ms. Daisy Forum Resident

    Davy Jones
    George Michael
  16. NudieSuitNezHead

    NudieSuitNezHead No Michael, "teriyaki" is NOT 13 letters...

    East Tennessee
    Seen In Concert:

    Dave Matthews Band (LeRoi Moore)
    Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen)
    Social Distortion (Dennis Dannell)

    Not in concert, but I met Eddie Money when he stayed at the hotel I work at. He died a year later.
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  17. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Left off George Michael, Adam Yauch, Glenn Frey, Bobby Keys, Jack Bruce, Malcolm Young, Benjamin Orr, and Vic Chesnutt from my first list.
  18. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Lord Of The New Church

    Eddie Van Halen
    David Bowie
    Freddy Mercury
    Ronnie James Dio via Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell and solo
    Bob Welch
    Eddie Money
    Sam Kinison
    Gary Moore
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Wendy O' Williams
    Stuart Adamson via Big Country
    Malcom Young via AC/DC
    Joe Strummer via The Clash
    Lux Interior via The Cramps
    Stiv Bators via The Lords Of The New Church
    Chris Cornell via Soundgarden and Audioslave
    Randy Rhoads via Quiet Riot and Ozzy
    Clarence Clemons and Danny Frederici via The E Street Band
    John Entwistle via The Who
    Neil Peart via Rush

    I'm sure there's more and sadly, there *will* be more in the coming few years.
  19. Fabsmith

    Fabsmith Forum Resident

    Livonia, MI
    George Harrison
    Billy Preston
    Tom Petty
    Glenn Frey
    Jack Bruce
    Davy Jones
    Peter Tork
    Ray Thomas
    Jimmy McCulloch
    Linda McCartney
    Howie Epstein
    Alto Reed
    Carl Radle
    Chris Squire
    Dr John
    Levon Helm
    Charlie Daniels
    John Entwistle
  20. Fabsmith

    Fabsmith Forum Resident

    Livonia, MI
    Forgot Gary Moore and Jeff Healey. Two great guitarists!
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  21. tenohtwo

    tenohtwo 1002

    Denver, CO
    BB King
    Dan Fogelberg
    Pat DiNizio
    Neil Peart
    Bill Rieflin
    Jeff Ward
    David Bowie
    Michael Hutchence
    Eddie Van Halen
    Tony Lewis
    John Spinks
    Papa Wemba
    Chris Cornell
    Jamie Duffy
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  22. NJ Englishman

    NJ Englishman Forum Resident

    Bergenfield, NJ
    Status Quo - Rick Parfitt
    Queen - Freddie Mercury
    Metallica - Cliff Burton (I saw him about a week before his death)
    Motley Crue - Nikki Sixx (well, he was clinically dead for a short time)
    Motörhead - Lemmy and Wurzel
    The Who - John Entwhistle (I also saw them 6 weeks after he died)
    Bob Calvert (ex Hawkwind. He died not that long after I saw him)
    Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
    Cozy Powell - Black Sabbath
    Geoff Nichols - Black Sabbath
    Bobby Hatfield- The Righteous Brothers
    Gary Moore
    Neil Peart - Rush

    I have listed both the musician and, where applicable, the band they were in when I saw them. There are likely others, but that’s all I can think of for now.

    (For some reason I haven’t been consistent with naming the artist or band member first. There is no significance to that other than my being sloppy).
  23. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

    Jim Rodford (The Zombies)
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  24. Rekkerds

    Rekkerds Forum Resident

    Was lucky to have seen Bowie, Jerry, Petty, The OX, Yauch, Prince, J.B., Lemmy, Eddie, Peart, Cornell and a few others that have been mentioned.

    Also John Lee Hooker, McCoy Tyner, Elliot Smith, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Mark Sandman (Morphine) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) off the top of my head.
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