Performers you wish you had seen in concert

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Plenty of the great ones have passed, and I'm sure a lot of us missed out on seeing them live. If you could resurrect a few musicians and hear them play, who would they be?

    Three come to mind almost instantly:

    Muddy Waters--listen to his live albums. You can feel the electricity through the speakers.

    Frank Sinatra--Well, it's Frank. What more to say.

    Ella Fitzgerald--[​IMG]
     


  2. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jeff Buckley
    Joy Division
    Jimi Hendrix
    The Brecker Brothers
    The Who (post-Moon incarnations don't count)
    Led Zeppelin (post-Bonzo incarnations don't count, though I did see Page/Plant on both of their tours)
    Gustav Mahler (I'd love to hear the difference between his interpretations of the classics and those of modern conductors such as Tilson-Thomas or Kent Nagano.)
    Bruno Walter
     


  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Janis Joplin
    Lester Flatt
    Edith Piaf
    Freddie Mercury
    Joey Ramone
    Johnny Cash
    Joe Strummer
     


  4. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Graham Parsons
    Patsy Cline
    Sex Pistols
     


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    seanchai Senior member

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    Uh, The Jam would be nice.
    The Who with Keith Moon
    The last living castrato
     


  6. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    Joe Strummer (preferably in the Clash days)
     


  7. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    The last living castrato
    [​IMG]
     


  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I've read that the last living castrato wasn't a very good castrato in terms of voice. The best ones had, even at that time, already passed on.

    I would have liked to seen Oscar Wilde's American lectures.
     


  9. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Liszt performing his 1st piano concert in Weimar with Berlioz conducting
    Rachmaninoff performing his 3rd piano concerto with Mahler conducting
    Busoni performing the complete works of Liszt in Berlin
    Beethoven improvising
    Heifetz
    Horowitz
    Kapell
    Art Tatum

    koji

    PS: Would of loved to have been at the premiere of the Rite of Spring.[​IMG]
     


  10. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Horowitz. Pavarotti in his youth (had tickets for his last performance before they were cancelled). Jussi Bjorling. Domingo. Heifetz.

    EDIT: Koji, you have good taste, sir!
     


  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll also add this one...

    Miles Davis quartet with Coltrane on sax.
     


  12. Stax

    Stax Senior member

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    Otis Redding
     


  13. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    this is a great thread:

    dead:
    Jimi Hendrix
    The Doors
    John Coltrane (and a whole bunch of old school jazz greats for that matter...)
    The Beatles (simply because The Beatles are just The Beatles)
    Nina Simone
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Louis Armstrong
    Count Basie
    Duke Ellington
    The Stooges
    Velvet Underground
    Charles Mingus
    Bob Marley and the original Wailers
    Mozart

    broken up/not talking to each other/want to kill each other:
    Galaxie 500
    The Smiths
    The Stone Roses (right after they had released their first album)
    My Bloody Valentine (oh wait...i have seen them but i'd really like to see them again)

    i'm sure i'm missing a whole bunch of other artists.

    -Jeff
     


  14. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I am sad that I never saw Perlman and Ma together.
     


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    The Stooges
    I shelled out for a ticket to their reunion tour, but I'm debating selling it - not because I need the cash, but because I think it may be depressing. What does the committee think? Bear in mind that Iggy is pushing 60 (!).
     


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