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    Greatest Concert/s EVER!




    I've seen a few decent concerts in the past, not all of them great and certainly not as many as I would have liked to see, but some of them stand out for one reason or another.
    Was wondering what are some of the most memorable concerts you've ever seen. I'm particularly curious about some of you lucky ones who saw the great bands at their prime...Hendrix, Stones, Who, Zep, Zappa, Beatles, Doors, Ten Years After, CCR, you get the picture. I doesnt have to be all Rock either.

    The Kinks- Definitely one of my favorite concerts ever, when they were touring One for the Road, every song was great and the whole concert was a blast.

    The Pretenders at Jones Beach 83-84? Chrissy Hinde was so great plus I had the incredible luck of sneaking up to the front row with my high school sweetheart.
    Beautiful night, the band was tight and Chrissy was gorgeous.

    Adrian Belew 90-91, at the Bottom Line NYC, that was a blast, tiny venue, 3' away from him, amazing what he was doing with that guitar.

    Lee Ritenour, Avery fisher hall -Stolen Moments tour, so clean so tight, those guys sounded incredible.

    Larry Carlton, Avery Fisher Hall, the first three rows were empty so I upgraded without any incident and watched the Man up close, what can I say its Larry, he's great.

    Saw the Who a few times but they were so huge and it was always some sort of stadium show that the concerts always felt very impersonal hence they rank very low in my book unfortunately, as I am a big fan of theirs. Though I did see Pete at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, decent seats, he was great and I could not have picked out a better solo song list.
    Missed the Who with Keith Moon of course, Zep with Bonham and AC/DC with Bon Scott (anybody see them with dear old Bon?).

    Saw AC/DC at the Garden- Loudest concert ever! (did not help we were right next to the speakers) my ears were ringing so bad going down the escalator to catch the trains that I couldnt hear anything my friends were saying, just this ringing. Not a great show, just very loud.

    Saw a lot of Grateful Dead shows not all of them great, but they sure were fun.

    I have not gone to any concerts in quite a while, I wont do large venues so that limits some of my options to a large extent. Though I would consider going to see Pink Floyd doing their updated version of The Wall, with David Gilmour, it would probably be in a good size venue

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    All right guys, thats a good start, lets hear about some of your concert experiences.
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    1967 Beach Boys, The Association - Santa Barbara
    1968 Joni Mitchell - Big Sur
    1968 saw the Chambers Bros , The Doors - Santa Barbara
    1969 Ravi Shankar - Bay Area
    1969 CCR, The Animals , Canned Heat - Bay Area
    1972 Taj Mahal - UCSD
    1980 Talking Heads , The Outlaws - Portland
    1986 Beach Boys, America - Portland
    2009 CCR (revisited) - Lincoln City Casino

    I know there are more , but thats it for now.

    2007 Had tix for B.B. King..too sick to go , my son enjoyed it tho
    2008 ? Little Feat ...almost walked out.

    passed up Page & Plant..couldn't afford $35 ticket.

    they were all good..can't pick a BEST
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    1970 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD - The Who (Who's Next tour)
    1972 - Merriweather - ELP (Pictures at an exhibition tour)
    1972 - Merriweather - Steven Stills - Manassas
    1972 - Balt Civic Center - Moody Blues (Every Good Boy Deserves favour tour)
    1973 - RFK Stadium, DC - Grateful Dead & the Allman Brothers gig together
    1973 - Georgetown U - Little Feat, Bonnie Rait, Paul Butterfield's Better Days
    1973 - Georgetown U - Jeff Beck (BBA Tour)
    1973 - Mechanic Theatre- Baltimore - Mahavishnu Orchestra (Birds of Fire tour)
    1973 - DAR Constitution Hall - DC - Blues Project Reunion Tour
    1973 - Omni Theatre - Atlanta - The Moody Blues (7th Sojourn Tour)
    1974 - Columbia, SC - Joni Mitchell (Miles of Isles tour)
    1974 - Capital Center (Largo MD) - Traffic (When the Eagle Flies tour)
    1974 - Capital Centre - Jefferson Starship
    1975 - Lisner Auditorium, DC - Weather Report
    1977 - Balt Civic Center - Genesis (Second Out era - no Gabriel)
    1978 - Capital Center - David Bowie
    1980 - Georgetown U - XTC
    1981 - Painter's Mill Balt MD - King Crimson
    1982 - Merriweather - King Crimson
    1988 - Dc - Silly Wizard (Last US Tour)
    1996 - Merriweather - King Crimson (double Trio)

    Grateful Dead about a half dozen times, some quite good.
    Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry about a half dozen time in each persona -
    Sirens, Manifesto, the endless Avalon Tour, 2000 Reunion, etc.

    Somewhere in there I also saw Pete Gabriel's first solo tour, UK's first Tour,
    Tangerine Dream's 1976 tour (super loud super clean sound!!!).
    and far too many others to mention!!


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    Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, 1969. Actually, it was New Year's Eve 1968, and they were having a great night. They were in town to tour, and record at Chess Records (Called variously Blues Jam In Chicago, Blues Jam at Chess, Fleetwood Mac In Chicago). This was the five man outfit - Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie. It was a big club in an old Jai alai fronton with a nice wooden floor where you could sit down on the floor or stand, very informal. I was by the stage, front and center. It was better than any concert has ever had the right to be. I still get weak in the knees at the thought of the experience.

    Years later I caught the beginning of the Buckingham-Nicks era band playing on a park band shell stage in Peoria, very small time. They were OK, but a pale shadow of the Green band. Jeff Beck with Jan Hamer opened and they were one of the other great concerts I have been to.

    The Kinetic Playground again, The Velvet Underground. If you were not there you will not understand. The time? Nico was gone and Cale was still there.

    If you like old school, Krunchy, Buffalo Springfield in a small club in Arlington Heights was mind boggling. I was standing against the stage.

    Muddy Waters in Mother Blues, a small club in Chicago about 1968. I mean what can I say; words fail.

    Roy Buchanan in a small blues club in Peoria.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn with Double Trouble in both a big hall in Chicago and a club in Peoria. Lordy.

    Same big hall, different night, Roxy Music with Brian Eno, and Steve Miller.

    Joni Mitchel opening, followed by CSN and CSNY at the perfect sounding Auditorium Theater in Chicago. The night Before Woodstock.

    Again Chicago in the late sixties. Aragon Ballroom, Pink Floyd. First tour with David Gilmour. Stood by the stage. Eat your heart out.

    Same ballroom, same era. Savoy Brown.

    Classical, the Chicago Symphony String Quartet at a tiny campus hall in the round with perfect acoustics. It was a free concert! The only time I saw four musicians with three Stradivari between them. Maybe four, perhaps the cello was one too. This concert is still my benchmark for live sound quality and musicianship. The Chicago Symphony was at the top of their game and this was the first and second chair violinists and the first chair viola and cellists. I was five feet away.

    Also acoustic, John Renbourn and Steffan Grossman at the Quiet Knight in Chicago.

    John Renbourn solo at a tiny theater in Champaign-Urbana about 1990.

    Peter Gabriel Shock The Monkey era tour, Bone Auditorium, Bloomington-Normal. The best bunch of musicians I heard for ten years.

    Almost forgot, Blind Faith in Chicago. Had great seats too.

    Late sixties, The Mothers Of Invention at Ravinia Park, the pavillion. Again, if you were not there, no way can you get it; forget what you think it would have been like. You may not know Ravinia Park, but it was like The Mothers crashing a classical gig at Carnegie Hall. And gaining the respect of all who did not flee in cultural terror.

    I saw the Stones on a good night in Chicago, in a good hall, late sixties. Chuck Berry opened. Even so, it does not compare in any shape or form to any of the above concerts. And I like the Stones. To hell with the superstar acts.

    After a lifetime of this, I conclude that the only thing better than catching your favorite musicians is catching them in a small club or amphitheater.

    Did anyone get to see Fairport Convention or Fotheringay? Or Pentangle?
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    its been a while

    three concerts that I remember really well

    Steve Miller at the Cotton Bowl Dallas 1978
    The Eagles Farewell 1 and 2 2002? and 2004

    OK "The Eagles" anywhere/anytime they are exceptional.

    On Steve Miller: the story that goes with that "Fly Like An Eagle" concert: my old college running bud/chem lab partner had gone to see Steve Miller in the Cotton Bowl. After it was all over, we went drinking to the old "Mother Blues" in Dallas. Since it was already late (11:30 PM) when we got there; and got the worst seats in the place...by the stage.

    Low and behold, in comes Steve Miller and Kinky Friedman. They ended up playing until 5:30 AM, the club quit selling booze at 2:00 AM as per the law; but the place stayed open until the wee hours; as the crowd swelled once the word got out. The worst seats there right, until Steve showed up; and played for 4 hours 4 feet in front of us. It was a once in a lifetime event. Nothing like that has ever happened to me since, but it was memorable. Like so may of us, I was a bit of a vampire in the days of my so-called "mis-spent youth"; but hey we had a blast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchy View Post


    AC/DC with Bon Scott (anybody see them with dear old Bon?).
    Yep, saw them with Bon and Brian... both in Amarillo of all places.

    Saw Van Halen at the same place, right after they hit. People were throwing all sorts of things onto the stage, and one of those things was a joint about a foot long and a couple inches in diameter...think Big Bamboo.

    David Lee Roth waves his arms, shutting the band down. Reaches down, picks up that joint and takes a drag, exclaims "I guess everything really IS bigger in Texas!". Throws the joint back into the crowd and the band fires back up as the place goes apeshit.

    Back when I subscribed to Rolling Stone, they had a concert review of Junior Brown. Said it was a bad ass show (he'd played the Garden in NYC IIRC), not to be missed. So I'm reading the daily wipe, and it says that Junior Brown is coming to town. This is a town of about 15K people, but has a lot of bars and he was playing the biggest. $10 cover.

    I call my buddy Nine Fingers the Butcher and ask if he's got $10, we're going to see Junior Brown. He's never heard of the guy. We get to the bar and there's literally 10 people there, it's like a Wednesday night. But Junior and his band set up and start playing, sort of a little too country for my tastes at first. Then he gets going and starts jamming, he can really play. Nobody is dancing, they're all right up at the stage gawking at the damnedest thing any of us had ever seen.

    By the end of the night word had spread and the was maybe 75 people there, but Junior Brown played and played like he was back at the Garden, even a couple of encores and then stuck around the sign stuff and shoot the bull. He put on a performance, even though he didn't clear dime one and knew it.

    I'm a far site from a country fan, and don't particularly care for any of the Junior Brown tunes that got any airplay/videos. But live, it was a different story. He plays a lot of Dick Dale style surf rock, Surf Medley is even a track on some of his recordings. But that's nothing compared to him jamming it out live.

    Nine Fingers was equally pumped, he even got a pic of himself jamming air guitar with a bottle of Bud right under Junior's GuitSteel. And he's not a country fan, either. Good jamming, high level musicianship can transcend genres.

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    Best Ever . . . for me:

    Grateful Dead, in the quadrangle at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, April 1969.

    Dark Star
    under the evening sky, outdoors, at age 16. Unbelievable! Even if you weren't tripping when you got there, you were by the end. I'll never forget it. Impressed me so much I started my college career there two-years later.

    Jethro Tull as the opener for Iron Butterfly at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis around that same time (1969). I've been an Ian Anderson fan-boy ever since. I went to see The Butterfly and left a changed man.

    Joe Cocker opened for The Who at Kiel Auditorium in June, 1969. I'd never even heard of Cocker before this. He was a lunatic! We had backstage passes courtesy of Jimmy Page as Led Zeppelin was supposed to be the headliner but didn't show. The Who played an unbelievably long set with incredible energy and I didn't even really like their "music". But being on the stage (yeah, really) while they destroyed their equipment was quite an experience. I even scooped up the "horn" of Pete's red SG as a souvenir. Don't know what Mom did with it when I went off to college.

    The Band from Big Pink at the Mississippi River Festival in Carbondale, IL, July 1969. Again, outside in the summer helps. But this was the concert where Bob Dylan made his return to the stage as a surprise guest, with his "new" voice. Very weird. The Band was fantastic. It was supposedly Dylan's first appearance on stage since his motorcycle accident.

    Lyle Lovett and his large band (21 piece) at the Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA, last year, 2010, where they did just about the entire Joshua Judges Ruth album. Leland Sklar on bass, outdoors again; they sounded perfect! What a trip!

    Woodstock (the original) in 1969 (that seems to have been a great year for music) but I don't remember hearing any music except some group I recall was named Clouds, or something like that. I guess that shouldn't count!
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    The Old Wembley Stadium

    I would have loved to have been at Woodstock when Carlos made his debut ... oh, of course with , Jimmy as back up ... .

    1986 ... David Bowie , a true legend in any book . The album he was pushing wasn't much cop ! However, when he started to play Heroes , hairs on the back of my neck stood up and my eyes filled with tears . Not just me either . 70,000 of us singing the chorus -hard to beat that ,even if I bring the Glastonbury gigs into the mix . Yep .... Bowie in his home town .... PURE TRIBAL ! Life changing. This is my spiritual home , my culture , my clan warts an all. But, I still love the friends I have made here !

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    Wow!!!
    I am green with envy, I knew some of you guys would have seen some of the best acts to ever produce a sound My friends and I always joked that we were born about 10 years too late, by the time we started going to concerts everything had changed & the big arenas were the norm. I guess there is nothing particularly wrong with an arena (in theory) but it cant compete with the smaller venues.

    You guys are killing me, Who shows (especially you BMWCCA & you too Heather), Bon, Stevie, Tangerine, Heads, Muddy!!!

    Lousy Music Lovers!
    Thanks for sharing guys, it really brings a smile to my face.
    There can really be Magic at a concert sometimes & if you are lucky enough to be there for it you will have really experienced something trancendental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducatista47 View Post
    The Kinetic Playground again, The Velvet Underground. If you were not there you will not understand. The time? Nico was gone and Cale was still there.

    If you like old school, Krunchy, Buffalo Springfield in a small club in Arlington Heights was mind boggling. I was standing against the stage.

    Muddy Waters in Mother Blues, a small club in Chicago about 1968. I mean what can I say; words fail.

    Roy Buchanan in a small blues club in Peoria.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn with Double Trouble in both a big hall in Chicago and a club in Peoria. Lordy.

    Same big hall, different night, Roxy Music with Brian Eno, and Steve Miller.

    Joni Mitchel opening, followed by CSN and CSNY at the perfect sounding Auditorium Theater in Chicago. The night Before Woodstock.

    Again Chicago in the late sixties. Aragon Ballroom, Pink Floyd. First tour with David Gilmour. Stood by the stage. Eat your heart out.

    Same ballroom, same era. Savoy Brown.

    Classical, the Chicago Symphony String Quartet at a tiny campus hall in the round with perfect acoustics. It was a free concert! The only time I saw four musicians with three Stradivari between them. Maybe four, perhaps the cello was one too. This concert is still my benchmark for live sound quality and musicianship. The Chicago Symphony was at the top of their game and this was the first and second chair violinists and the first chair viola and cellists. I was five feet away.

    Late sixties, The Mothers Of Invention at Ravinia Park, the pavillion. Again, if you were not there, no way can you get it; forget what you think it would have been like. You may not know Ravinia Park, but it was like The Mothers crashing a classical gig at Carnegie Hall. And gaining the respect of all who did not flee in cultural terror.

    I saw the Stones on a good night in Chicago, in a good hall, late sixties. Chuck Berry opened. Even so, it does not compare in any shape or form to any of the above concerts. And I like the Stones. To hell with the superstar acts.

    After a lifetime of this, I conclude that the only thing better than catching your favorite musicians is catching them in a small club or amphitheater.

    Did anyone get to see Fairport Convention or Fotheringay? Or Pentangle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    1970 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD - The Who (Who's Next tour)
    1972 - Merriweather - ELP (Pictures at an exhibition tour)
    1972 - Merriweather - Steven Stills - Manassas
    1972 - Balt Civic Center - Moody Blues (Every Good Boy Deserves favour tour)
    1973 - RFK Stadium, DC - Grateful Dead & the Allman Brothers gig together
    1973 - Georgetown U - Little Feat, Bonnie Rait, Paul Butterfield's Better Days
    1973 - Georgetown U - Jeff Beck (BBA Tour)
    1973 - Mechanic Theatre- Baltimore - Mahavishnu Orchestra (Birds of Fire tour)
    1973 - DAR Constitution Hall - DC - Blues Project Reunion Tour
    1973 - Omni Theatre - Atlanta - The Moody Blues (7th Sojourn Tour)
    1974 - Columbia, SC - Joni Mitchell (Miles of Isles tour)
    1974 - Capital Center (Largo MD) - Traffic (When the Eagle Flies tour)
    1974 - Capital Centre - Jefferson Starship
    1975 - Lisner Auditorium, DC - Weather Report
    1977 - Balt Civic Center - Genesis (Second Out era - no Gabriel)
    1978 - Capital Center - David Bowie
    1980 - Georgetown U - XTC
    1981 - Painter's Mill Balt MD - King Crimson
    1982 - Merriweather - King Crimson
    1988 - Dc - Silly Wizard (Last US Tour)
    1996 - Merriweather - King Crimson (double Trio)

    Somewhere in there I saw Pete Gabriel's first solo tour, UK's first Tour, Tangerine Dream's 1976 tour (super loud super clean sound!!!)
    and far too many others to mention!!


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    Thats a very enviable list Heather, all at the right time to boot
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffW View Post
    Yep, saw them with Bon and Brian... both in Amarillo of all places.

    Saw Van Halen at the same place, right after they hit. People were throwing all sorts of things onto the stage, and one of those things was a joint about a foot long and a couple inches in diameter...think Big Bamboo.

    David Lee Roth waves his arms, shutting the band down. Reaches down, picks up that joint and takes a drag, exclaims "I guess everything really IS bigger in Texas!". Throws the joint back into the crowd and the band fires back up as the place goes apeshit. Good jamming, high level musicianship can transcend genres.
    Agreed!

    I had a chace to see Van Halen with David Lee Roth during their Women & Children tour but for some reason we did not go to it, I still regret that, I did not follow them after David left the band. He was quite the wild man, must have been a great show you caught.
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    Ah well there's a thread

    Dr John in some student hall in Edinburgh about '73. He played a big white 335 most of the time. Very swamp / voodoo tunes from that era. Great stuff

    Muddy Waters and all his boys in a tiny club in Glasgow prob '74 , the backing band played two hours of stellar blues while Muddy was down the street in a bar called Oceans Eleven. I assume he was thirsty , anyway once he came on the place was in uproar. Just wonderful. Saw most of the backing band in a speakeasy in Chicago about 20 years after that.

    Little Feat at a football park in Glasgow seconding to the Who , my vote went to Little Feat

    Soft Machine outdoors in the south of France. Hard to beat that
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOolooapCjk

    Zappa several times , some extraordinary some mundane

    Miles Davis Twice one good one amazing

    Captain Beefheart in the Kelvin Hall Arena prob 1971. Absolutely astonishing.

    Also I've seen the remains of that era band on three occasions in Scotland ,

    MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar
    JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion * vocals * harmonica
    GARY LUCAS * guitar
    DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar
    MICHAEL TRAYLOR * drums * percussion

    Tiny venues , they brought the house down 8<))

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    1977 - Led Zeppelin, the "Presence" tour at the Capitol Centre in Largo, MD (suburb of DC). Obviously, before the MTV days. I had been playing drums for about 2 or 3 years and listened to a lot of music, but got to see very few drumers (I was 12). My Dad got me tickets to this concert w/o me asking and made my older brother take me. It was my first concert. When I saw Bonham playing the drums, it was life-changing. I remember thinking, "Oh, so THAT'S how you hit the drums." I've hit them hard ever since.

    Unfortunately, Robert Plant's son died a little while after that concert and the rest of the tour was cancelled. Still have the ticked and an UNWORN tee shirt from the show.

    1978 - AC/DC Opening for KISS. Yes, I went to see KISS; remember, I was a kid! Anyway this band I'd never heard of before (AC/DC with Bon Scott) opened for KISS and kicked the shit out of them. Never listened to KISS again and bought "High Voltage" and "Let There be Rock" the next day from Korvette's departent store.

    There's been a buch of other really good concerts since then, many of which I don't remember . But those two really changed my drumming and the type of music I wanted to play as a drummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macaroonie View Post
    Dr John in some student hall in Edinburgh about '73. He played a big white 335 most of the time. Very swamp / voodoo tunes from that era. Great stuff

    Muddy Waters and all his boys in a tiny club in Glasgow prob '74 , the backing band played two hours of stellar blues while Muddy was down the street in a bar called Oceans Eleven. I assume he was thirsty , anyway once he came on the place was in uproar. Just wonderful. Saw most of the backing band in a speakeasy in Chicago about 20 years after that. He was probably Smoking, in a tiny place in '74, lucky you.

    Little Feat at a football park in Glasgow seconding to the Who , my vote went to Little Feat. Yeah I can see that happening, with the Who I guess they really had to be On.

    Soft Machine outdoors in the south of France. Hard to beat that
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOolooapCjk

    Zappa several times , some extraordinary some mundane

    Miles Davis Twice one good one amazing

    Captain Beefheart in the Kelvin Hall Arena prob 1971. Absolutely astonishing.

    Also I've seen the remains of that era band on three occasions in Scotland ,

    MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar
    JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion * vocals * harmonica
    GARY LUCAS * guitar
    DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar
    MICHAEL TRAYLOR * drums * percussion

    Tiny venues , they brought the house down 8<))
    Zappa, Davis & Who - Even with the same artist, some nights are just going to be better than others, multiple shows are always a good idea.
    Though thats easier said than done, big name artists these days command a fairly steep price even for crappy seats ?!


    Quote Originally Posted by svollmer View Post
    1977 - Led Zeppelin, the "Presence" tour at the Capitol Centre in Largo, MD (suburb of DC). Obviously, before the MTV days. I had been playing drums for about 2 or 3 years and listened to a lot of music, but got to see very few drumers (I was 12). My Dad got me tickets to this concert w/o me asking and made my older brother take me. It was my first concert. When I saw Bonham playing the drums, it was life-changing. I remember thinking, "Oh, so THAT'S how you hit the drums." I've hit them hard ever since.

    1978 - AC/DC Opening for KISS. Yes, I went to see KISS; remember, I was a kid! Anyway this band I'd never heard of before (AC/DC with Bon Scott) opened for KISS and kicked the shit out of them. Never listened to KISS again and bought "High Voltage" and "Let There be Rock" the next day from Korvette's departent store.

    There's been a buch of other really good concerts since then, many of which I don't remember . But those two really changed my drumming and the type of music I wanted to play as a drummer.
    Ahh Good Old Korvettes, I still remember that place, great stories Man, thanks for sharing.
    Psst, dont tell anyone but I too went to see kiss, alone in NYC, I was in 5th grade, they were all the rage back then as you welll know Dont remember any opening band, but I do remember a "funny" smell in the air, that seemed to be all around me.
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