What Age Were You At Your First Live Gig?

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  1. Margrave

    Margrave I'll Give It 5 Thread Starter

    Down by the sea.
    I was around 8 when I saw Miles Davis .
  2. John54

    John54 Forum Resident


    Guess Who, CNE 1971
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  3. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    I was around 6 or 7 when my parents forced me to sit through the Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Geenwood and Ronnie Millsap at the Strawberry Festival in beautiful Plant City, Florida.

    The first concert I went to by choice was Rush when I was 12.
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  4. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    Wow. Where and when? What do you remember?
  5. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    fourteen. aerosmith. 1978
  6. 1 week before my 1oth birthday, Rolling Stones, Wembley Stadium, 1990.
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  7. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    I was 14 (1988)

  8. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

    15 years old. Marillion. Misplaced childhood tour.
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  9. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident


    Glen Campbell and Every Mother's Son at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha.

    It was not packed.
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  10. classicrocker

    classicrocker Life is good!

    Worcester, MA, USA
    I was 16yrs old

    1972 Garlic Park, Bronx, NY

    3 band bill

    Humble Pie
    Edgar Winter Group w/ Ronnie Montrose on guitar
    Ramatam w/ Mitch Mitchell on drums and an amazing female lead guitar player named April Lawton
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  11. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    10 years old. Spice Girls, 1998.

    My World's Greatest Dad took me as a surprise. :)
  12. Jack

    Jack It’s alright, in fact it’s a gas

    Orange, MA
    15, James Taylor, One Man Dog tour, 1972
  13. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

    Near Seattle, WA
    12. Duran Duran in 1984 :righton:
  14. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    13, Metallica damaged justice tour, October 88.
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  15. Who'sTommy

    Who'sTommy Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    I was 10 years old and I went to see the Dutch/Belgian singer Raymond van het Groenewoud. My dad was with me.
    Raymond noticed me (I was in the first row), and whispered to me: "Isn't it time to go to bed, my friend?"
    He was joking ofcourse, but during the show he kept checking that I was alright. Fond memories of that gig, my first real rock & roll show.
  16. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Less than 10 when I went to the symphony for the first time, 10 or 11 when I saw my first jazz concert (Wynton Marsalis), 15 when I saw my first rock concert (Santana).
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  17. For my 14th birthday, got to see Creedence Clearwater Revival at the L.A. Forum in October of 1971. Still have the stub - tickets were $6.00!!!
  18. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    I attended my first concert at 10, it was Liberace at The Greek Theater. The following year, I saw Michael Jackson at Dodger Stadium. Then, at 12, I saw Rush at The Forum. That's a pretty unusual start to a lifetime of concert going.
  19. tdavis0903

    tdavis0903 Forum Resident


    The Who December 8, 1982
    Rosemont Horizon outside Chicago
    Still #1 Music Memory

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  20. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    About 7. The Beach Boys, naturally.
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  21. Murph

    Murph Somewhere...under heaven

    12. Saw Elton. Said to my big sis “That smoke smells funny”
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  22. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    12, The Monkees 1967
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  23. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

    Saratoga, NY
    16. BOC, Alvin Lee, Derringer, Nantucket @ Albany-Saratoga Speedway 7/22/1978.
    It was hot. Miller High Life. Someone from JB Scott Productions let me and my pal inside and under the stage. When we emerged BOC was on during a thunderstorm so BOC's lasers were augmented with lightning.
  24. Terry

    Terry Senior Member

    14 Mountain
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  25. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    15, JIMI GODDAM HENDRIX and more in 1969!
    All three days!
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