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Performers you wish you had seen in concert

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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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
     
  5. seanchai

    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

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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.
     
  15. Bona Drag

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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 (!).
     
  16. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you don't go see Iggy while you can, you'll regret it when you can't.
     
  17. countdemoney

    countdemoney Senior member

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    Joy Division
    Sex Pistols
    The Clash
    Television
    Pink Floyd with Waters
    Beach Boys with Brian Wilson
    Skynyrd
    Derek and the Dominoes with Duane Allman
    The Ink Spots
    The Replacements
    Husker Du
    Kraftwerk with Karl Bartos
     
  18. Violinist

    Violinist 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.


    One of the last castrato was in fact recorded, and he was a very mediocre singer.
     
  19. LabelKing

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    I saw a recent special on TV for Jerry Lee Lewis. It certainly lacked everything that the Star Club performance was about.
     
  20. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    led zeppelin in their prime
    Prince in a small nightclub (there was a secret Prince aftershow that was supposed to happen in a little club in Dallas about 5 years ago - I got the word and waited outside the club in the freezing cold with 100 other people for 2 hours. at 3 am we finally got the word that he had laryngitis and it was off. That was an all time let-down.)
    Hendrix
    Coltrane
    Monk
    Caruso

    I can't believe I never drove up to Bakersflield to see Buck Owens - my friends and I were talking about it for the last 3 or 4 years, then he up a dies on us.

    Last year at Coachella I got into a long debate with some friends about which band would be the ultimate Coachella headliner. The Clash was an obvious choice, and probably all of our first choice to see, but we limited it to bands where everyone was alive it was actually possible. We decided that The Smiths had to be it. Nothing would be better, and nothing would draw a bigger crowd.
     

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