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    I’ve thought of a couple more...

    The Jam
    Nirvana ...specifically the MTV unplugged
    Bob Marley & The Wailers
    Carter USM
    Jonny Cash.... the Folsom Prison or San Quentin gigs but I suppose I would’ve had to have got a job as a prison guard or committed a crime to see them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    Either CBGBs, NYC c1976 - Blondie, Television, Ramones, Patti Smith
    I was there, the CBGB was a regular venue, can't remember Television but Patti Smith, the Ramones yes, and Blondie, briefly (but in my mind it was 1975); Blondie moved to another venue in the Bowery IIRC as she didn't get along with PS, who ruled the roost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    I’ve thought of a couple more...

    The Jam
    Nirvana ...specifically the MTV unplugged
    Bob Marley & The Wailers
    Carter USM
    Jonny Cash.... the Folsom Prison or San Quentin gigs but I suppose I would’ve had to have got a job as a prison guard or committed a crime to see them!
    Fair do's, I said just the Beatles and Elvis but Johnny Cash at Folsom is a great shout

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    INXS

    A few mates went to Glasgow summer 1988 iirc, I passed on it.

    Michael was one of the last true rock stars.

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    Michael Jackson
    Radiohead
    Rolling Stones

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    The White Stripes
    Credence Clearwater Revival


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    I had tickets to see pink floyd in Rotterdam in 1994. It was during term time at med school and I couldn’t be arsed to make the trip with some mates, so gave the ticket away. Still bitterly regret it, it was incredible apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kibrisjason View Post
    Well i was very lucky to have seen both ELO and the Eagles live in the UK in the last two years, if you ever get the chance i would jump at the chance to see them.


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    The Eagles concert at Wembley was postponed until August next year. I just hope that covid is sorted and that they all live that long

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    Pink Floyd
    David Bowie


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    The Doors (when Jim was still alive)
    Rancid Hell Spawn
    Flamin' Groovies
    Cowboy Junkies

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    Manic St Preachers
    Joy Division
    Radiohead
    Simple Minds
    Fleetwood Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchcollector1 View Post
    Manic St Preachers
    Joy Division
    Radiohead
    Simple Minds
    Fleetwood Mac
    I saw the Manics in 1994 (Nottingham Rock City - great venue) a couple of months before Richey disappeared. A cracking gig..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    I saw the Manics in 1994 (Nottingham Rock City - great venue) a couple of months before Richey disappeared. A cracking gig..
    I saw them in 1996 touring the Everything Must Go album at Leeds Town and Country Club. Another great night and great venue.

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    The Jam
    Nirvana
    Velvet Underground - but I’d need a time machine for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperStripes View Post
    Michael Jackson
    Radiohead
    Rolling Stones
    Saw Michael Jackson at Wembley. A true performer and an amazing show but only after he didn't turn up at the first gig because he had a cold. They still waited until the stadium filled before they cancelled though. Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Velvet Underground - but I’d need a time machine for that.
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    I saw them in 1993 at the Forum, London and it was great, so glad i got to see one of my all time favourite bands but I think you probably mean NYC 1966!

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    In no particular order:

    Led Zep
    The Smiths
    Bauhaus
    Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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    Great thread!

    I would love to have seen The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, The Jam, Blondie and Abba

    Lucky to have seen many greats including Queen, Bowie, Michael Jackson, Prince, AC/DC, The Who, Pink Floyd and others.

    Biggest regret was turning down a Live Aid ticket in 1985 as that day was my 18th birthday... ended up having a totally forgettable evening in half empty pubs.

    Another regret was 5 years ago in Berlin my brother and I saw roadies unloading Motorhead's stage set one afternoon. We bought tickets but got 'stuck' in a pub and missed what turned out to be their last gig as Lemmy passed away 2 weeks later.

    ELO would be great, but ticket prices north of £150 (right at the back) made me wince. I'll probably regret that too one day
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    Bob Marley & the Wailers in 1977.

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    Ella Fitzgerald.

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    Probably only The Smiths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    I saw them in 1993 at the Forum, London and it was great, so glad i got to see one of my all time favourite bands but I think you probably mean NYC 1966!
    I’ve seen the individual members solo.
    But never together. Early stuff would have been before I was born ... but that’s a concert I would’ve loved to attend...NYC’66

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    Woodstock

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    The Doors..... with Jim Morrison obviously....Bowie and perhaps Queen in a small venue before they made it big....

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    Hendrix at his best. The Who early 70s, Zeppelln early 70s. The cream reunion shows 2007, Bowie on the Ziggy/Aladdin Sane tours

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    Prince Sign o the Times tour


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    Pink Floyd
    Yes
    Deep Purple
    Bob Dylan
    Johnny Cash

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    Me too. Queen, or more specifically Freddie Mercury.

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    Music acts you wish you’d seen- wind back the clock.

    Would have loved to have seen -

    Randy Rhodes playing with Ozzy

    Judas Priest in their prime with KK and Tipton

    Original Queensryche line up

    The Who with Keith Moon

    Queen with Freddie

    The list goes on!

    Recently I have got into Rush and they sounded incredible live but no more after Neil Peart passing

    Also Stevie Ray Vaughn just looked amazing live and got a sound out that Strat like no other..
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    AC/DC with Bon Scott, and The Who at their absolute peak in the early 70s. I’ve seen both acts over the last 15 years or so, and both still great. Huge fan of The Band, so they’d be on the list too.

    Any Warren Zevon fans on here? After listening to some bootleg live albums from the early 80s, he put on some blistering shows!

    Oh, and Elvis, obviously.

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    The only one that still hurts is Portishead at Glastonbury 1998. Friends had tickets but I wasn't interested in going. By the time I realised Portishead were playing it was far too late. I had to make do with listening on Radio 1 which really wasn't the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I turned down some free tickets to see Leonard Cohen in London from a work colleague about 12 or so years ago.

    My the wife wanted to do something else that evening.

    Never mind, I thought, I'll catch him next time. But I never did.
    Saw him at the BIC in Bournemouth in 2013 when he was 78.

    What a performer and he came over as a very humble person.

    I would have loved to have seen The Who Live at Leeds in 1970 when I was 17.

    I was full of teenage angst at that time which wasn't helped by my father dying later that year at 55.

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    The Clash

    Even though I saw them a few times from 1981, I'd have love to seen them in their heyday in 1977.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YX4EBf93pU

    And Genesis as a five piece, with Gabriel & Hackett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halitosis View Post
    ELO would be great, but ticket prices north of £150 (right at the back) made me wince. I'll probably regret that too one day
    I saw ELO in the Nec in 86, it can be found somewhere on youtube, they open with 'Telephone Line' and were superb. But I wouldn't regret not paying £150 for 'right at the back' seats if I were you.
    For one it's not really ELO anymore, but Jeff Lynne with an ensemble of hired in musicians. Don't get me wrong, for me the man is a magician and one of the greatest talents in music. But he needs Bevan, Kaminsky, Tandy et al around him for it to be ELO.
    Secondly, last summer we went to see the Stones in the Principality Stadium, paid about £240 for two tickets and were up in the rafters. The stones were great, as always, but effectively we watched the big screens as the actual band were effectively ants they were so far away. I did enjoy it but decided it would be my last big gig (not that we've had any choice this year ahem), too expensive and you may aswell watch it on tv.
    I couldn't help but compare it to Status Quo in Pembroke Castle that same summer, yes I know Status Quo have the same original line up issues as ELO, but the tickets were about £40 each for a line up of Dr Feelgood, Bonnie Tyler, and the Quo, we were right at the front, literally about 15 feet from the musicians and you could literally feel the music through the air. It felt real in a way the big stadium gigs dont.
    If we are ever allowed to again, that Pembroke Castle gig is about as big, and expensive as I'd like to go.

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    My only regret as in 'could have seen but didn't' is Bowie.
    Give me a time machine to see stuff that was before my time (or bands I've seen but missed them at their best) and I may never come back.

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    Music acts you wish you’d seen- wind back the clock.

    I ‘ve been very lucky and seen probably nearly every artist I wanted to see. A few have slipped through the net...
    A work colleague stole my wallet in 1975, it had my Be Bop Delux ticket in it, I missed the gig. I also decided not to go and see Lynrd Skynyrd being lazy one night, same with Stevie Ray Vaughan, I thought I’d see them next time.
    I also was told of Pearl Jam playing a local bar in 1991, it was raining and I was tired. Only a 100 people witnessed that gig they played the whole 10 album, really regret that!

    Ps the Ramones cancelled at Reading 1978, I was gutted


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    AC/DC with Bon Scott
    Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix.
    James Brown, The Meters, The Crusaders.
    Marvin Gaye, Chic with Bernard Edwards... and many many more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRockNRoll View Post
    AC/DC with Bon Scott, and The Who at their absolute peak in the early 70s. I’ve seen both acts over the last 15 years or so, and both still great. Huge fan of The Band, so they’d be on the list too.

    Any Warren Zevon fans on here? After listening to some bootleg live albums from the early 80s, he put on some blistering shows!

    Oh, and Elvis, obviously.
    Wembley 1979. The Who with Kenney Jones on drums and ACDC with the Highway to Hell album. It was a good show but still a stadium. Springsteen, late 70s on his long tours of the US as he cemented his reputation would have been a good watch. Saw Zevon a couple of times. Some great songs. I didn't bother with Fleetwood Mac touring Rumours. They were playing theatres in the UK. Also ignored Metallica and Foo Fighters on their way up. Trick was to see these acts just before they went huge. Seeing INXS at Leeds Uni then a year later at Mcr Apollo on the Kick tour is a good example. Oh, can I have the 70s prices back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    My only regret as in 'could have seen but didn't' is Bowie.
    Give me a time machine to see stuff that was before my time (or bands I've seen but missed them at their best) and I may never come back.
    He was an amazing performer - saw him at Manchester, Old Trafford 2002. Brilliant gig, he was very funny too - wasn't expecting that. Love to have seen a 1975-8 gig though!
    I did get to meet him on a job the year before and he was friendly and professional, amazing to see a TV soundcheck and he was 10 feet away working through rehearsals.

    The world is really a sadder place without him around to entertain us : (

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    Springsteen in Rotterdam, 1985. My first wife and I had tickets - but on the day before the concert, my (then) wife told me that she didn't want to go. I sold the tickets in no-time. I was mad at her for her erratic behaviour. In hindsight, the first signal that she had mental problems that ultimately finished our marriage. Still, a missed opportunity to see The Boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrushton View Post
    Wembley 1979. The Who with Kenney Jones on drums and ACDC with the Highway to Hell album. It was a good show but still a stadium. Springsteen, late 70s on his long tours of the US as he cemented his reputation would have been a good watch. Saw Zevon a couple of times. Some great songs. I didn't bother with Fleetwood Mac touring Rumours. They were playing theatres in the UK. Also ignored Metallica and Foo Fighters on their way up. Trick was to see these acts just before they went huge. Seeing INXS at Leeds Uni then a year later at Mcr Apollo on the Kick tour is a good example. Oh, can I have the 70s prices back?
    That would have been a cracker. Jones was never quite right for The Who, but would still love to have been there. How did you rate Zevon? I think his vodka intake would either make or break his shows.

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    The big 2 for me that were contemporary to me 'gigging' are
    The Prodigy and Rush.
    I had Prodigy tickets for a concert at the MK Bowl but sold them on the day as I was nursing a hangover - one of the worst decisions of my life.
    Sadly neither will now be possible due to key members passing away.

    In the fantasy 'time travel' category. Pretty much any 60's / 70's rock band
    Zeppelin, Floyd, the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, etc.

    I think for me there are places I'd like to be for certain eras'
    London in the swinging 60's
    San Fransisco in the late 60's / early 70's
    London and New York in the mid to late 70's for punk and disco
    LA in the 80's for the metal
    Madchester in the 90's
    London in the 90's for the m25 rave scene
    Holland and Ibiza in the 00's for trance and harder house music.

    Just go there and soak up the vibe and performances.

    I kick myself about the last 3 as I was in the right places at the right times but just didn't have a clue...

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    Would have loved to see Jackie Wilson at Wigan Casino in '74.
    Was lucky enough to have seen Edwin Starr, The Elgins, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas in '79 there though.

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