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OK matman, ya got me thinking with your desert island thread...so what are you top 5 moments in music where you wish you coulda been there? Only caveat is that it had to happen in your lifetime. No order on mine:

Queen @ Live Aid
The Who @ the Concert for NYC
ASIA's impromptu college gig in '82 power outages and all
Peter Gabriel Amnesty International @ Giants Stadium in '86
ELP in Montreal with the Orchestra

Some of these are on youtube.


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Asia's first show
Led Zep's last show @ Knebworth w/ Bonzo
Queen @ Live Aid
The Who when Moon passed out & Townshend asked 4 audience member to sit in; I'd've played
Yes's first show of 90125 tour

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  1. When Sonny met Cher
  2. The first time Yoko "Ono'ed" John Lennon
  3. When the Bay City Rollers premiered their follow up and lesser known single, "Friday Morning."
  4. When Macca decided a pre-nup was not necessary with Stumpy.
  5. When Jon Anderson took a shot in the naughty bits by an errant cricket ball thus changing his voice and rock music forever.
  6. When MTV contest winners stepped off the plane in Tokyo, '83 and righteously exclaimed, "This is bogus! Where the f--- is my boy, John Wetton?"
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1) When JIMI jammed with CREAM! 

2) When SHAWN LANE (at age 16 w/BOA) blew away Ted Nugent in 1979

3)When JACK BRUCE & EDWARD VAN HALEN emptied a LIMO BAR together!

4) When JON HISEMAN threw GARY MOORE against a wall and told him to Straighten out!

5) When Jack Bruce, Allan Holdsworth & Jon Hisman got togther to form SHERWOOD FOREST and why it didn't work out!????  


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When the Bay City Rollers premiered their follow up and lesser known single, "Friday Morning."
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JK: Why that one?  Are you being facetious?  Just curious.
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just off the top of my head...in no order
to be in London or Philly for Live Aid live in 85 at the shows  (who is/ was Nik Kershaw?)
Macca at Soldier Field in 1990-91 to kick of his world tour 'Tripping The Live Fantastic'
to be at all 3 shows when Def Lep played 3 continents in 1 day
to see a UK show where they played 'Sahara Of Snow'.
to see Asia play 'Man With The Golden Arm' live

#6 sorry...
to see the original Queensryche play Operation: Mindcrime all the way through...again
#7 (sorry again) i had tix to this show but i got food poisoning, and sold them....Pink Floyd at Soldier Field for 'Momentary Lapse Of Reason'


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Only one of mine is a true "event" concert. The rest are just concerts that I will always regret missing.


1. Sometime, somewhere, The Buggles must have played "Elstree" live. I wish I could have seen it.

2. Boston, Minneapolis fall of 1987 --I wanted to go but was in college, didn't have my car with me, and the busses didn't run that late to Met Center where they were playing. I never got around to seeing Boston later and now I never will.

3. Def Leppard/ Slang tour -- It was the one tour since "Hysteria" that I've missed. We had just moved to NM and they didn't come there.

4. Live Aid -- I watched the WHOLE thing from my living room but I wish I could have been there. Philly or London -- I don't care!

5. Shaun Cassidy in 1977 -- first concert I ever REALLY wanted to see. I was 8 and my parents wouldn't take me.


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I only have one missed musical moment and it was Asia 1982, Red Rocks...I was too young, didn't even bother asking my parents, I remember the day STILL...I felt like the only person on earth not at that show. My parents would have looked at me like I was crazy for asking (which they usually did anyway). Well at least it was out of my control, I remember telling myself that...and now I make up for it, I'll travel anywhere to see JW!

Last time I saw Asia it was so much fun, every time it is...but I remember turning around to my friend with me, who I grew up with listening to Asia, and I just smiled and said did you ever imagine we'd see this? We both had huge smiles, I think it was during "Without You"...special moment to make up for the 1982 show, I would have died to see Asia in 1982.

Elstree, I wish you would have seen the Buggles, just for the sake of knowing how much you would have enjoyed it...

JK, re naughty bits comment, I'm watching "And You And I" on youtube from the Union tour in Denver...Now I know why after all these years....

 
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  1. When the Bay City Rollers premiered their follow up and lesser known single, "Friday Morning."






Never thought I'd see Bay City Rollers mentioned on this GB!  I have to confess to having their posters on my bedroom wall in my younger youth - before I discovered real music .... Bye Bye Baby!!!!

JK - just clicked I think - were you referring to a follow up to "Saturday Night"?



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  1. When the Bay City Rollers premiered their follow up and lesser known single, "Friday Morning."






Never thought I'd see Bay City Rollers mentioned on this GB!  I have to confess to having their posters on my bedroom wall in my younger youth - before I discovered real music .... Bye Bye Baby!!!!

JK - just clicked I think - were you referring to a follow up to "Saturday Night"?


Yes, Mags...I was "trying" to be humorous but yes, a faux follow-up ref for the boys in plaid. Be careful, I may have to pull out a Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods mention to get myself back on the rails.
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Man JK you been doing some 70s trippin' for sure...Bo Donaldson? as in "Billy Don't be a Hero" .....How about being there for the Bay City Rollers when they starred in their Saturday morning show courtesy of Sid & Marty Krofft?




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Now you can see how screwed up I was as a teen. I blame it on my cousin who took me to see Crimson in the Park as my first show. There was NO WAY BACK after that one. Bo Donaldson, David Geddes, Jigsaw and Silver Convention never had a chance after seeing the Demon Bassist do his thang.

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Dude, Silver Convention "Fly Robin Fly"....yer killin' me here.... To early in the morning for this.



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I have three concert regrets or "Wish I Could Have Been There" moments.

1.)  Queen - Live Aid or any other concert with Freddy Mercury.  Probably my favorite band that I never saw perform. 

2.)  Missing Led Zeppelin by one show.  I had tickets to the Chicago show that was cancelled as a result of Bonham's death.

3.)  Never seeing the 70's version of ELO with the huge spaceship stage (The one used at Wembly on the "Out Of The Blue Tour").

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Live Aid, Philly & London

Beatles at Red Rocks, 1964

Knebworth 1979 (Zep, etc)

John Denver at Red Rocks anytime - he did a yearly show there until he died

Kiss on the Alive II tour - High chesse factor, but I though they were so cool when I was a kid! 

Over 5 again...

Any full Queen concert with Freddy

Pink Floyd - Any show from The Wall "tour" (only did 4 cities)

Live 8 - Floyd/Roger reunion

Zep - one of the California 1972 shows - they were at their peak then.

 

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