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lauren
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ok here goes but I will have to add those I forgot

The Beatles

Rolling Stones

Pink Floyd

Crosby Stills Nash and Young

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Stills and Young Band

Grateful Dead

Jefferson STarship

Joni Mitchell

Elton John

The Band

Bob Dylan

The Eagles with and without Joe Walsh

Clapton

Bonnie Raitt

BB King

Frank Zappa

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Tim Hardin

Canned Heat

Felix Pappaladi

Joe Cocker

The Bee Gees

Yes

Alanis Morrisette

Paul Weller

Elvis Costelo

Spice Girls

Britney Spears (not proud of this or the one above!)

Destiny's Child

Abba

Free

Traffic

Allman Bros

Doobie Bros

Van Morrison

Alex Harvey Band

Yes

The Who

Jethro Tull

Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen

Country Joe McDonald

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Steel PUlse

James Brown

Black Uhuru

Gregory Isaacs

STatus Quo

Ace

Jackson Browne

Steppenwolf

The Move

Frank Sinatra

The Police

It's a Beautiful Day

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Big Brother and the HOlding Co (without Janis)

Lindisfarne

Springsteen

Bowie

Beach Boys

Lou Reed

Velvet Underground

Ry Cooder

Culture Club

Mahavishnu Orchestra

Tim Buckley

America

Poco

Sting

Stevie Wonder

billy JOel

Eddy Grant

Steely Dan

Nils Lofgren

Phoebe Snow

Steve Winwood

Cheech and Chong

Hair (The Original Show)

Tommy (twice, the first time with the original cast)

Loggins and Messina

Peter Frampton

Rod Stewart

Nik Kershaw

Brian Ferry

I have probably missed some but there's a start.

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I am extremely jealous of you, Lauren. That list is beyond impressive and it'll make mine look like a minor joke.

Here's my list:

Tina Turner

Cher

Bit surprised that I managed to get two artists that wasn't on your list :)

yes it's a great list. I loved going to gigs

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Bloody hell, Lauren, that is some list, I'm jealous as hell!

Bands I've seen, or at least, the gigs I can remember: -

Rod Stewart & The Faces - Sutton Granada 1973

The Doobie Brothers - Rainbow Theatre 1974

The Who - Hammersmith Odeon 1974

Three Man Army - Hammersmith Odeon

Blue Oyster Cult - Dominion Theatre

AC/DC (3 or 4 gigs, all at Hammersmith Odeon)

Y & T - Hammersmith Odeon

The Michael Schenker Group - Hammersmith Odeon

Motörhead - Hammersmith Odeon

Deep Purple*

Scorpions* (3 gigs)

UFO*

Blackfoot*

Mountain*

Meat Loaf*

Mamas Boys*

Alaska*

* = Knebworth Fayre, 22 June 1985

I know there's more than that, but my memory's shot to pieces - I'll add any I can think of later...

oh, and er, Chicory Tip - purely by accident, honest, I took a bird to the Purley Orchid and there they were [shock, horror] :)

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Cher

AWESOME!! Would have loved to see her.

Mine isn't long, but it's quality :)

Dolly Parton

Pink

Green Day

The Kooks (Hyde Park Hard Rock Calling Festival)

The Killers (same as the above)

All the others at the O2, going to see Green Day again in June at Wembley and Lady Gaga this February again at the O2.

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I'm sure there's more, but these are the first ones that come to mind(in no particular order):

The Wailers

The Skatalites

The Aggrolites

Money Mark

Mark Sultan

King Khan & The BBQ Show

Faith No More

Muse

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Atomic Swing

Justin Sullivan

Beastie Boys

The Bellrays

Jay Reatard

Björk

Mad Professor

Fishbone

Aaargh! Surely there's more, but my mind's a blank...

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are these bands you can remember seeing or bands you know you saw :rolleyes:

wonderstuff

Pop will eat itself

swervedriver

kingmaker

Carter

longpigs

The Smiths

The Pixies

Mudhoney

Dinosaur Jr

Stone Roses

New Order

The Wedding Present

The Charlatans

The Cure

Happy Mondays

Foo Fighters

The Verve

Doves

Elbow

Air

Fugazi

TV on the Radio

Dead Kennedys

Subways

Radiohead

The Cribs

Futureheads

ill have to stop now. theres probably quite a few bands ive missed but they are the main ones i can remember

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Great list Lauren. Here's the one's I can remember.

Frank Sinatra

David Bowie

Simple Minds

Led Zepplin

Diana Ross

Stevie Wonder

Al Green

Dire Straits

Depeche Mode

Ocean Colour Scene

Kylie Minogue........................ (took me daughter, cough, cough)

The Jam

From The Jam

Neil Diamond...........................(took me missus, cough, cough)

Steel Pulse

Eddy Grant

Lonnie Liston Smith

Edwin Starr

Simply Red x 2

Madness

I love the Stones and have twice had tickets to go but for one reason or other didn't make it.

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Diana Ross

Kylie Minogue........................ (took me daughter, cough, cough)

Neil Diamond...........................(took me missus, cough, cough)

Simply Red x 2

are you ever so slightly gay? :rolleyes:

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Morrissey

Pink Floyd

The Cure

David Bowie

The Who

Neil Young

Rolling Stones

Bob Dylan

BB King

James Brown

Simple Minds

Hothouse Flowers

Tori Amos

Christy Moore

The Pogues

Divine Comedy

Stone Roses

Inspiral Carpets

The Charlatans

The Wedding Present

Lenny Kravitz

Counting Crows

Runrig

errr sure there are a few more I have forgotten

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Impressive list there!

This goes back to the mid 70s

The Who

Rolling Stones

The Kinks

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

The Eagles (with Joe Walsh)

Bad Company

Thin Lizzy

Supertramp

Genesis

Jethro Tull

J Geils Band

Cheap Trick

Dire Straits

Foreigner

Sammy Hagar

Black Uhuru

REM

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Earth Wind and Fire

Barclay James Harvest

Sting

Lloyd Cole and The Commotions

Joe Jackson

Squeeze

Glenn Tilbrook

Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera)

Billy Bragg

10000 Maniacs

Captain Sensible

The Steve Gibbons Band

Manic Street Preachers

Chairman of the Board

Deacon Blue

del Amitri

Cranberries

Stereophonics

Black Crowes

Michael McDonald

Tom Jones

Ian Matthews (of Matthews Southern Comfort)

Christopher Cross

April Wine

Justin Currie (Del Amitri)

The Gaslight Anthem

Frank Turner

Not hard to say who the best was - Springsteen, all 3 occasions, by a distance, but these also gave stunning performances:

The Who (1975)

Rolling Stones (1982)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse (2001)

Jethro Tull (1978)

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes(2001)

Squeeze (1988)

Glenn Tilbrook (2009)

Justin Currie (Del Amitri) (2007)

The Gaslight Anthem (2009)

The worst two gigs I've seen were:

The Cranberries (supporting REM. Just abysmal, especially the sound quality)

Bad Company (I was bored between the openng two songs and the encore - just a tedious show)

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No Alzheimers in your family then Lauren. I think we're around the same age and I started to go to gigs around 69/70 and haven't stopped yet, but it would take me a year and a day to try to remember but I'll have a go when I have time. How long did it take you to compile your list?

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Apologies, slight technical hitch earlier, you probably should've guessed that I wouldn't've seen gigs that've stretched back to the 70s :P

My real list is not so impressive:

Green Day

Sum 41

Paramore

The Gaslight Anthem

Frank Turner (support)

Paper Route (support)

Now Now Little Children (support)

Sound and Fury (support)

Reuben (support)

You Me At Six (support)

Polar Bear Club (support)

Evidently, I've seen more support acts than headliners (Paramore had 3!), but every gig has been top, top class.

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I just remembered I saw Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon at Scamps in Sutton in the early 70's - or was it Jimmy James & The Vagabonds? Went on quite a pub crawl before hitting Scamps, so the memory is very vague.

I also saw quite a few bands at the Greyhound in Croydon, but they were very pissy arsed nights indeed. I kinda remember seeing The Groundhogs, and Thin Lizzy before they were well known, but most of the rest is just a drunken haze.

I regret not going to far more gigs than I did, especially in the 70's. Trouble was, I was on piss poor wages most of the time back then, and I needed my money for essentials like Chelsea away games and beer (and any fines thus incurred). I also preferred to spend my money on albums that I could listen to over and over again, rather than blow it all on a concert. One other factor was that I tended to intensely dislike the majority of tossers who were at most gigs, left-wing art student types who clearly deserved a good kicking :P

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No Alzheimers in your family then Lauren. I think we're around the same age and I started to go to gigs around 69/70 and haven't stopped yet, but it would take me a year and a day to try to remember but I'll have a go when I have time. How long did it take you to compile your list?

about an hour

also seen Diana Ross - forgot her on my list

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Hmm, let's see.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Led Zeppelin

Beastie Boys

Run DMC

NWA

Limp Bizkit

Bob Dylan

Bruce Springsteen

Steely Dan

Steve Miller Band

Pat Benatar

Heart

Journey

Kid Rock

Joni Mitchell

Houdini

REM

Fleetwood Mac

Natalie Merchant

kd lang

Rolling Stones (at RFK Stadium)

Luciano Pavarotti

Tori Amos

Santana

The best was the Beastie Boys.

The worst was Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos.

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Hmmm...just remembered I saw Jose Gonzales at the local club before he had made his international breakthrough. I remember I wasn't too impressed back then and I haven't heard anything from him to change my opinion. I also just remembered I've seen Weeping Willows twice for some reason. I remember I wasn't too impressed when I first saw them. That was at a festival when they had just released their first album. I know they never became huge, but they did have some minor success later on and I think that's why I checked them out again to see what the buzz was about. I guess they must've been playing at my local club and I guess the tickets must have been pretty cheap. I remember I wasn't too impressed when I saw them the second time. Talking of Swedish bands...just remembered I saw Bombshell Rocks around 2001-2003 or something along those lines. I think they went on to support Blink 182 on some tour and as far as I remember, they probably were better than Blink 182. Also, I've seen Liberator a few times now that they've made their comeback...they're always a fun band to see live. Also...just remembered a load of Finnish bands that I've seen, but there's no point in me listing them as it's very unlikely that you've heard of them.

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I won't be able to remember every band I've seen, as I've been to too many random festivals, but:

Rush (the best band I've ever seen or ever will see live - absolutely phenomenal)

Garbage

Patti Smith

Head>fake

The Enid

Foo Fighters

Motorhead

Queens of the Stone Age

Angels and Airwaves (unfortunately - they got booed off by all us Motorhead fans)

Juliette and the Licks

*shels

Bossk

Latitudes

Thin Lizzy tribute

Metallica tribute

I've seen many more, but this is all I can remember at this point.

Bear in mind that everyone else was fortunate to be born into an era when the music of the time was still good!

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Bear in mind that everyone else was fortunate to be born into an era when the music of the time was still good!

There's still a lot of good music being made, it's just that the music scenes are just so fragmented that the good stuff rarely makes it into the mainstream. :JC_doubleup:

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