Which gigs would you travel back in time for ?

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  1. MikeMusic

    MikeMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Surrey, England
    Mixing music and time travel
    Which gigs would you most want to travel back in time for ?

    The knock you out ones, not the good or even really good. Festivals allowed

    Starting off with a poignant one Bath Festival of Blues Saturday 28 June 1969
    Fleetwood Mac
    Bath Festival of Blues - Wikipedia
    It featured a lineup of British blues bands, including Fleetwood Mac (the headliners), John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin, The Nice, Chicken Shack, Jon Hiseman's Colosseum, Mick Abrahams' Blodwyn Pig and Principal Edwards Magic Theatre amongst others

    As many as you like.
    I have a few to post !
  2. formbypc

    formbypc Forum Resident

    Any gig by Van der Graaf Generator in the "Rockfield Trilogy" era, covering Godbluff, Still Life and World Record.

    I didn't see any of those.

    My recollection is hazy on the one Blackmore's Rainbow gig I saw on the "Rising" tour, so if I had to pick one that I've been to, I'd like a do-over on that one, please.
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  3. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    Oasis at Maine Road, Manchester, April 1996
    The Jam at Wembley Arena, London, December 1982
    The Beatles at Shea Stadium, August 1965
    The Who at Monterey Pop, June 1967
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  4. ghoulsurgery

    ghoulsurgery House Ghost

    New Jersey
    Joy Division 5/2/80, so I could hear “ceremony” live with Ian Curtis
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  5. MikeMusic

    MikeMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Surrey, England
    I was thinking of ones any of us experienced and were at, but why not ?!
    Too many missed wonders for me.
    I did see Van der Graaf Generator at Guildford Uni with Jackonsax and Van der Graaf at Royal Opera House which was a stunner around The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome
  6. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident

    Marvin Berry and the Starlighters
    November 12, 1955 - Hill Valley, CA

    I'd like to witness the first ever live performance of Johnny B. Goode.
  7. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    Tons. I was born long after many of my favorite acts had passed their live glory days. The ones I would most have my heart set on seeing if I did indeed get a time machine:

    1. The Last Waltz on Thanksgiving 1976
    2. Rolling Stones on the 1972 tour of America
    3. Joni Mitchell on the 1974 tour with the L.A. Express
    4. Genesis' tour supporting The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    5. Jethro Tull on the Heavy Horses tour
    6. Tori Amos on the 1998 Plugged tour
    7. R.E.M. on the Green tour
    8. A Kate Bush 2014 show (I desperately wanted to go to this but it was simply impossible, financially speaking).
    9. U2 on The Joshua Tree tour
    10. A stop on the Rolling Thunder Revue. The 1975 leg.

    I have no interest in going to Woodstock. I'd prefer to go to Isle of Wight 1970, even if the crowd was really rough. I like the performances and artist lineup better at Isle of Wight.
  8. MikeMusic

    MikeMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Surrey, England
    One I was at and knocked out by
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hammersmith Odeon as was, 1976

    Missed Cream at Windsor Jazz and Blues festival 1967 as I wasn't well and went home.
    Thought I would catch them another time. Fat chance !
  9. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    The Byrds at Ciros
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  10. Attila the Professor

    Attila the Professor Forum Resident

    I heard that the audience reaction was muted, perhaps they weren't ready yet.
  11. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
    I think we've had a bunch of threads like this. my answer is always the 1967 Monterey pop festival.
  12. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

    Mahwah, NJ
    Beatle gigs!

    The QuarryMen show in 1957 when Paul met John

    The Kaiserkeller gig in 1960 when Astrid and Klaus came to see them.

    The Litherland Townhall show in Dec 60 where everyone stopped dancing and crowded the stage to just watch

    Pete Best's last show at the Cavern 1962
    Ringo's first Cavern show in 1962

    .. that's just a start :)
  13. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident

    Pink Floyd - any pre-release Eclipse show
    Pink Floyd - any show on Animals tour
    Pink Floyd - any 1980 Wall show.
    Wings - any show on '76 tour
    Genesis - any show on Lamb tour
    U2 - Red Rocks '83
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  14. '05Train

    '05Train Crashin' & Flyin' & Livin' & Dyin'

    1967 Monterey Pop
    1979 Knebworth (either day, don't care)
    Any Ramones show from the late '70s at CBGB
    1965 Beatles at Shea
  15. DME1061

    DME1061 Forum Resident

    Trenton, NJ
    Any Stones show from 1969 or 1972
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  16. Talmi K

    Talmi K Forum Resident

    To THAT rooftop.
  17. Bryce

    Bryce I drank what?

    New York City
    Any Otis Redding/San & Dave show.
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  18. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident

    I was at the opening night of Tori Amos' 1998 Plugged tour in Ft. Lauderdale. I didn't love it. But I'm mostly a fan of only the first three albums and vastly preferred the earlier solo piano theater shows.

    I was just a bit too young in 1989 to see the R.E.M's Green tour (I was 14 in '89) so I had to wait until the Monster tour in 1995. Would have prefered an earlier tour but I still loved it.

    Same with U2, I was too young in the 80's, but in 1992 when I was 16/17, I did get to see the Zoo TV tour several times. So different from the 80s tours, but still nothing I'll never forget.
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  19. aorecords

    aorecords Well-Known Member

    Pearl Jam at Soldier Field. It was in '94 or '95. I can't recall which year right now.
  20. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

    Niagara Falls
    This thread has been done so many times before, but I'll play along. Going to approach this differently though. My responses aren't going to be fantasy wish lists. This will be concerts that were actually possible to attend but circumstances prevented it.

    Steve Winwood at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in 1986. Had a pair of nice seats. Show canceled with no reschedule or alternate venue. This was at the height of his popularity.

    Robert Palmer at Darien Lake in 1986. Also at the height of his popularity. Don't know why there was no effort to see him.

    Simple Minds at Buffalo State College, either late '85/early '86. Their star was still rising. Don't believe that they've come anywhere near since?

    Yes on Union Tour at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in 1991. Had seen ABWH, 2 years before. Figured that there'd be another chance, but there wasn't.

    Rolling Stones - SARStock in Toronto in 2003. Was going to be free, then it was only $20. Plus, several other big name acts.

    King Crimson in Rochester, 1995. It was end of the tour. Had seen them on opening date at UB. Persuaded me to never miss them again if within reasonable distance.
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  21. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Yes - Close To The Edge tour in 1972-1973
    David Bowie - Isolar II tour 1978
  22. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    I'm a massive Tori Amos fan and have seen her live three times, just never in the '90s. She still does solo piano shows quite often. Two of the shows I've been to (2005, 2014) were solo shows. The third (2009) was with band. Loved all three. Sorry you didn't dig it, but I'd be in heaven! :)
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  23. Big Jimbo

    Big Jimbo Forum Resident

    May 29, 1913 Stravinsky debuts “Rite of Spring” in Paris
    May 7, 1824. Beethoven conducts his 9th symphony in Vienna
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  24. Reed Black

    Reed Black Well-Known Member

    Ottawa ON Canada
    Mike Bloomfield's pre Butterfield residency at Big John's in Chicago
    Coltrane at the Village Vanguard 1961
    Pink Floyd Fillmore West Sept. 1970
    Any show by the Insect Trust
    Robert Johnson
    Magic Sam
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  25. Duffy Shrimpton

    Duffy Shrimpton Forum Resident

    East Croydon
    Had stall vouchers fer yer man Ferre Grignard st the arms in Bovey Tracey but went down with a well massive case of the trots after we tucked inta a rot of a banger at a stall before the gig proper we done

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