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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. Chris_Sydney

    Chris_Sydney Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Prince (three times) and Glenn Frey.

  2. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    East Lansing, MI
    I'm 'of a similar vintage' myself; 75 or 100 would be 'a short version,' and wouldn't include those I saw whose names I've never known or have forgotten, not to mention those that are dead whose demise I'm unaware of.
    'Back in the day,' I went to several festivals where likely almost every performer at them is now gone. I have been meaning to make a list independently of this thread, just out of curiosity.
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  3. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA
    Pretty much everyone not named Buddy Guy from The B. B. King blues festival.
  4. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    East Lansing, MI
    I saw Chuck (twice in the 1970s) and Richard (end of the '90s), missed Bo, Fats and Jerry Lee.
    I was kind of annoyed with Richard at his show, but only because it showed how great he STILL was; 'c'mon dude, you haven't put out a great record in decades and all you have to do to make some is record some of your shows!' I would have been very happy to buy a copy of the performance on the way out to go home, or later, of course.
    Chuck's 2 shows I saw though, 'lived up to the reputation he had as a live performer in the '70s,' despite being backed by a simpatico band, The Woolies, with whom he worked many times.
    A long-ago roommate who backed him a few times verified the 'how many bills are you going to give me to go on-stage with an amp other than the kind specified in the contract' tales as something he'd seen first hand.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2021
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  5. simoncm

    simoncm Forum Resident

    And how could I forget The Who in 1974, with Keith Moon and John Entwistle!
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  6. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    East Lansing, MI
    For me, it was the Pontiac Silverdome and 1975; despite being huge it was an OK place to see The Who; OTOH, I felt 'sorry' for Toots & The Maytals who opened, as they had more musicians and the stadium just made a mess of it, sound-wise, whereas The Who's guitar/bass/drums/vocals combination wasn't impacted the same way.
    Toots, of course, is another one for "the list."
  7. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Forum Resident

    Nantes, France
    Chet Baker.
    CB Trio with Philip Catherine (guitar) and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (bass)
    Jazz Festival, Amiens, France, around 1985.
    Chet died three years later.

    Lovesexy Tour, Paris, France, july 1988.
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  8. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Forum Resident

    Steve Marriott.:(:(:(:(:(
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  9. Stephen J

    Stephen J Forum Resident

    Austin, TX
    I guess the most "major" ones I have seen would be:

    Eddie Van Halen
    Tom Petty
    Freddie Mercury
    David Bowie
    Neil Peart
    John Entwistle
    Glenn Frey
    Walter Becker
    Ric Ocasek
    Chris Cornell
  10. Tom M

    Tom M Forum Resident

    Just a sampling:

    David Bowie
    Joe Strummer w/ the Clash
    Keith Emerson w/ELP
    Greg Lake w/ELP
    Chris Squire w/Yes
    B.B. King
    Eddie Van Halen
    Allan Holdsworth
    Alto Reed w/Bob Seger & the SBB
  11. Dan33185

    Dan33185 Dylan/Cohen/Adams/T. Buckley/Holly

    Pretty short list compared to many here

    -Leonard Cohen
    -Daniel Johnston
  12. Tom M

    Tom M Forum Resident

    Did you get a copy of DEAD DOG'S EYEBALL: The Songs Of Daniel Johnston re-issue? It certainly sounded interesting but I missed the kickstarter by days.
  13. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    In rough reverse order of death

    Stanley Cowell
    Eddie Van Halen
    Toots Hibbert
    Gary Peacock
    Walter Lure (Heartbreakers)
    Pete Way (UFO)
    Eddie Gale
    Charlie Daniels
    Tony Allen
    Lee Konitz
    John Prine
    Wallace Roney
    Bill Withers
    McCoy Tyner
    Andy Gill (Gang Of Four)
    Neal Peart
    Kim Shattuck (Muffs)
    Ric Ocasek
    Damien Lovelock (Celibate Rifles)
    Art Neville
    Ranking Roger (Beat)
    Joseph Jarman
    Perry Robinson
    Roy Hargrove
    Hamiet Bluiett
    Randy Weston
    Tomasz Stanko
    Nick Knox (Cramps)
    Cecil Taylor
    Don Cherry
    Fast Eddie Clark (Motorhead)
    Sunny Murray
    Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
    Fred Cole (Dead Moon)
    Muhal Richard Abrams
    Tom Petty
    Grant Hart (Husker Du)
    John Abercrombie
    Greg Allman
    Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
    J Geils
    Evan Jones
    Larry Coryell
    Butch Trucks (Allman Bros)
    Overend Watts (Mott)
    Greg Lake
    Leonard Cohen
    Alan Vega
    Merle Haggard
    Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)
    Keith Emerson
    Maurice White (Earth Wind & Fire)
    David Bowie
    Paul Bley
    Ornette Coleman
    Marcus Belgrave
    Kenny Wheeler
    Joe Sample
    Charlie Haden
    Horace Silver
    Yusef Lateef
    Lou Reed
    George Jones
    Richie Havens
    John Tchcai
    Sugar Minott
    Fred Anderson
    Marvin Isley
    Steve Reid
    Alex Chilton
    Rowland Howard (Birthday Party)
    Rashied Ali
    Lux Interior (Cramps)
    Freddie Hubbard
    Bo Diddley
    Danny Federici (Bruce Springsteen)
    Max Roach
    George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker)
    Andrew Hill
    James Brown
    Boz Burrell (Bad Co.)
    Jackie McLean
    Chris Whitley
    Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchett)
    Jimmy Smith
    Johnny Ramone
    Ray Charles
    Robert Quine
    Elvin Jones
    Tony Thompson (Chic)
    Johnny Cash
    Warren Zevon
    Joe Strummer
    John Entwhistle
    Dee Dee Ramone
    Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
    Waylon Jennings
    Joey Ramone
    John Fahey
    Bryan Gregory (Cramps)
    Stanley Turrentine
    Benamin Orr (Cars)
    Tito Puente
    Curtis Mayfield
    Grover Washington Jr
    Lester Bowie
    Roland Alfonso (Skatellites)
    Cozy Powell (Rainbow)
    Thomas Chapin
    Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper)
    Fela Kuti
    Bernard Edwards (Chic)
    Jeffrey Lee Pierce (Gun Club)
    Gerry Mulligan
    Don Cherry
    Jerry Garcia
    Kristen Pfaff (Hole)
    Kurt Cobain
    Frank Zappa
    Albert Collins
    Sun Ra
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Jerry Nolan (Heartbreakers)
    Freddie Mercury
    Miles Davis
    Johnny Thunders
    Art Blakey
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead)
    Stiv Bators
    Dexter Gordon
    Allen Collins (Skynyrd)
    Puma Jones (Black Uhuru)
    Pet DeFrietas (Echo and the Bunnymen)
    Woody Shaw
    Jaco Pastorius
    Peter Tosh
    Cliff Burton (Metallica)
    Joe Farrell
    Phil Lynott
    D Boon
    Ian Stewart
    Razzle (Hanoi Rocks)Pete Farndon (Pretenders)
    James Honeyman-Scott (Pretenders)
    Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
    Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
    Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker)
    Bon Scott
    Jimmy McCulloch(Wings)
    John Glasscock (Jethro Tull)
    Terry Kath (Chicago)
    Ronny Van Zant (Skynyrd
    Steve Gaines (Skynyrd)

    Obviously I don't have this memorized -- I went through Wikipedia over the past few days. I'm sure I missed some.
  14. PhoenixWoman

    PhoenixWoman Forum Resident

    Lancaster, NY
    Tom Petty
    Warren Zevon
    Dr. John
    BB King
    Toots Hibbert
    Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici (Bruce Springsteen)
    Neil Peart (Rush)
    Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
    Pat DiNizio (Smithereens)
    Chris Squire (Yes)
    John Entwistle (Who)
    Walter Becker (Steely Dan)
    Ray Thomas (Moody Blues)
    Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
    Rob Buck (10,000 Maniacs)

    I was supposed to have seen Leonard Cohen in 2012 but that didn't happen for personal reasons. The one that galls me is John Prine, who I blew off even though I knew it would be a good show.
  15. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    East Lansing, MI
    I remember seeing Alto Reed, aka Tom Cartmell, many times before the many times I saw him with Seger back then, (cover being in the $1-$3 range in those pre Live Bullet days), back when he was still Tom Cartmell, with the area band Ormandy.
    So does this guy:
    Remembering the early rock and roll shows in Howell
    "Along with The Woolies for the Armory show was the band Ormandy, which had a pretty good saxophone player named Tom Cartmell, who later went on to play with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band under the pseudo-name Alto Reed. Incidentally, also playing at the armory with The Woolies and Ormandy for that melon festival show was a very good Howell band called Quiet Sun, made up entirely of Howell kids, some of whom still live in Howell."
  16. pdenny

    pdenny 19-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
    Too many to list. Life stops for all of us at some point. Probably the most poignant is Tom Petty—my wife and I saw what turned out to be his last show at the Hollywood Bowl. What a gut punch to have him snatched away so unexpectedly after that.
  17. Son of Ziggy

    Son of Ziggy Forum Resident

    Fentanyl should be banned. Then Prince would also still be around.
  18. Jack R

    Jack R Well-Known Member

    Nashua, NH
    So I made a list....it’s kinda long

    Glenn Frey
    Gary Richrath
    Ken Hensley
    Lee Kerslake
    Trevor Boulder
    Sandy West (Runaways)
    Tom Petty
    Howie Epstein
    Billy Jones/Hughie Thomasson (Outlaws)
    Neil Peart
    Eddie Money
    Brad Delp/Sib Hashian (Boston)
    Freddie Mercury
    Petr Sweival (Starz)
    Rod Price/Dave Peverett/Craig MacGregor (Foghat)
    Eddie Van Halen
    Pete Way/Paul Raymond (UFO)
    Alto Reed
    Chris Squire
    Dave Gilbert/Donnie Backus/Bobby Neil Harrelson (The Rockets)
    James Dewar (Robin Trower)
    Dave Hlubek/Duane Roland/Steve Holland/Danny Joe Brown/Banner Thomas/Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchet)
    Jakson Spires (Blackfoot)
    Allen Collins
    Billy Powell
    Leon Wilkeson
    Ed King
    Steve Marriott
    Boz Burrell
    Keith Emerson
    Greg Lake
    Ray Thomas
    Gregg Allman
    Butch Trucks
    Dan Toler
    Frankie Toler
    Allen Woody
    Bob Welch
    Toy & Tommy Caldwell/George mcCorkle (Marshall Tucker)
    Billy Preston
    Ginger Baker
    Duck Dunn
    Matt Guitar Murphy/Alan Rubin (Blues Bros.)
    Clarence Clemens/Danny Federici (E Street)
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Chuck Berry
    Johnny Cash
    Aretha Franklin
    Little Richard
    James Brown
    Bo Diddley
    Peter Green
    Paul Kantner
    Joe Cocker
    Leon Russell
    Levon Helm
    Rick Danko
    Lou Reed
    Art Neville
    Charles Neville
    Richard Wright
    Walter Becker
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jerry Garcia
    Vince Welnick
    John Entwistle
    Warren Zevon
    Malcolm Young
    Mark Sandman
    Dennis Wilson
    Carl Wilson
    Steve Goodman
    Ronnie James Dio
    Ric Ocasek
    Ben Orr
    Jon Lord
    Mitch Mitchell
    Dr. John
    Johnnie Johnson
    Eric Carr
    Kurt Cobain
    Paul Butterfield
    Pete Seeger
    Hillel Slovik
    Nina Simone
    Ian McLagan
    Pops Staples
    Ron/Scott Asheton Steve McKay (Stooges)
    Chris Cornell
    J. Geils
    John Panozzo (Styx)
    Ed Gagliardi (Foreigner)
    Ian Stewart
    Allen Lanier (BOC)
    Randy Rhoads
    Dimebag Darrell
    Vinnie Paul
    Fast Eddie Clarke
    Michael Hutchence
    Jay Bennett (Wilco)
    Darrell Sweet (Nazareth)
    JJ Cale
    Ritchie Hayward/Paul Barrerre (Little Feat)
    Grant Hart (Husker Du)
    Bob Stinson (Replacements)
    Karl mueller (Soul Asylum)
    Leroi Moore (DMB)
    Doc Neeson (Angel City)
    John Wetton
    Johnny Winter
    Jeff Healey
    Dave Brubeck
    Michael Brecker
    Tony Williams
    Mulgrew Miller
    Chick Corea
    Elvin Jones
    McCoy Tyner
    Milt Jackson
    Percy Heath
    Jimmy Heath
    Lyle Mays
    Gil Scott Heron
    Nancy Wilson
    Ray Brown
    Joe Henderson
    Charlie Haden
    Joe Zawinul
    Geri Allen
    Wallace Roney
    Kevin Mahogany
    Larry Coryell
    Ornette Coleman
    Ronald Shannon Jackson
    Sonny Sharrock
    Letter Bowie
    Little Milton
    Rufus Thomas
    Otis Clay
    Sunnyland Slim
    Brownie MacGhee
    Johnny Otis
    Lowell Fulson
    Junior Wells
    Jimmy Rogers
    Johnny Adams
    Buckwheat Zydeco
    Rockin Dopsie
    Beau Jacque
    Boozoo Chavis
    Jimmy Dawkins
    Luther Allison
    Carey Bell
    Bobby Bland
    Ruth Brown
    Solomon Burke
    Willie Dixon
    Isaac Hayes
    John Lee Hooker
    Etta James
    Albert King
    BB King
    Johnny Copeland
    Albert Collins
    Lonnie Brooks
    Koko Taylor
    Son Seals
    Otis Rush
    Robert Jr. Lockwood
    Johnny Shines
    Honeyboy Edwards
    Eddy Clearwater
    Ray Charles
    Lonnie Mack
    Gatemouth Brown
    Hubert Sumlin
    Pinetop Perkins
    Calvin Fuzz Jones
    Willie Big Eyes Smith
    Earl King
    Champion Jack Dupree
    R.L. Burnside
    Junior Kimbrough
    William Clarke
    Katie Webster
    Lucky Peterson
    Ted Hawkins
    Wendell Holmes/Popsy Dixon (Holmes Bros.)
    Magic Slim
    Snooks Eaglin
    Jimmy Witherspoon
    Howard Tate
    Charles Brown

    Guess I’ve been to a few shows
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  19. Jowcol

    Jowcol Forum Resident

    Somerset, England
    Quite a few, including:

    John Lennon
    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan
    Jim Morrison
    Muddy Waters
    Bob Marley
  20. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

    Indianapolis, IN
    B.B. King
    James Brown
    Ray Charles
    David "Honeyboy" Edwards
    Lou Rawls
  21. Baidur

    Baidur Forum Resident

    There might be more but as far as I know:
    David Bowie
    Rick Wright
    John Entwistle
    Johan Johannson.
  22. Fillmore West

    Fillmore West Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    BB King, Lou Reed, Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Paul Kantner, Michael Hutchence, David Bowie, Dr. John, Art Neville, Gregg Allman, Charles Brown ("Merry Christmas, Baby"), Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Clarence Clemons, LeRoi Moore, Norton Buffalo, Merl Haggard, and Warren Zevon. And Bill Graham after a show at the Henry J in Oakland.
  23. Gazz

    Gazz Well-Known Member

    Sure there are more but two come to mind immediately- Johnnie Johnson and Pat DiNizio with The Smithereens
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  24. davetracey

    davetracey Forum Resident

    As I saw my first gig in 1972-T. Rex all of whom have sadly died, my list would be long indeed. The most startling was Mick Farren, who actually died on stage a couple of yards in front of me at The Borderline in London in 2013.
  25. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    Glenn Frey
    Andres Segovia (twice)
    Merle Watson
    Doc Watson (four times)
    Jean-Pierre Rampal
    Gatemouth Brown
    Professor Longhair
    Clifton Chenier

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