Performers you wish you had seen in concert

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  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    The Beatles circa '64
    Elvis circa '56
    The Jam in 1980
    Minor Threat in 1981
    The Clash in 1979
    The Who circa '65
    Johnny Burnette circa '57
    Little Richard circa '58
    Bill Haley circa '55
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    Mikhail Baryshnikov in classical ballet in his prime
    Vaslav Nijinsky
    Rudolf Nureyev
    Anna Pavlova
    Sylvie Guillem in classical ballet

    --Andre
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Little Richard circa '58

    That's a good call. My dad saw him around then. He said that he completely destroyed his piano onstage - just smashed it into pieces by the end of the show.
     
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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]

    Good choices. Ella was great, even though I only saw her late in life when she was physically limited and could perform only a few songs.
     
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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    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 (!).
    Obviously, it's not going to be the same as it would have been back in the day. On the other hand, Iggy has always struck me as a guy who loves performing and has a great deal of commitment and artistic integrity -- definitely not just someone who'll be chugging through the greatest hits catalog to make a buck. I think it'd be a fun show.
     
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    I wish I could see: Queen with Freddie, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Fritz Kreisler playing , Rahmaninov playing, Paganini, Oystrah, Jerry Lee Lewis.

    I hope I will see: David Bowie, Prince, Tom Waits.

    I am so lucky I saw: Horowitz, Jeff Buckley.
     
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    Jerry Lee Lewis.

    Saw him a few years ago, and unfortunately I think he just needs to retire. It's always cool to see a legend, but his set was terrible. Every song was half tempo and he only played about 3 of his own songs, it was mostly a cover set of standards.

    another letdown was Chuck Berry about 6 years ago....again, half tempo and just a sad reflection of how great he used to be.

    on the other hand, I've seen Bill Haley's Original Comets (his band in mid 50s) and these geezers are pushing 80s-90s and they rock the house like a band in their teens. They play fast, hard, and have amazing stage presence. so it can be done.
     
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    these geezers are pushing 80s-90s
    !!! And Chuck is rock n' roll...I'd pay just to spend two hours in the same room as the guy. I do feel you tho...
     
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    I am so lucky I saw: Horowitz, .

    Lucky bastard. What did you see him performing? And when?
     
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    I am so lucky I saw: Horowitz, Jeff Buckley.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    koji
     
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    Warren Zevon (kept putting it off, figured I'd get around to it)
     
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    Mikhail Baryshnikov in classical ballet in his prime

    --Andre


    Koji,

    Is he really that much slower now than he was?

    Jon.
     
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    Toscanini conducting. Sure, I’ve seen video recordings, but to see him live, with all that fire and contempt for the orchestra, roaring them into perfect and sublime acquiescence of musical glory would be a sight to behold.

    Jon.,
     
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    Who on this list have you seen??

    The Who w/ Moon at MSG
    Warren Zevon w/ X at The Ritz
    Zeppelin 1977 MSG
    Floyd Animals and The Wall
    Bowie Thin White Duke, Glass Spiders, Let's Dance (all MSG)
    Queen News of the World MSG
    Prince 1999 and Sign o' the Times
    Muddy Waters (opened fir Clapton in Philly 1980)
    The Clash Bonds 3 nights
    Ramones CBGB
    The Replacements St. Louis 1983
    Midnight Oil (opened for Peter Gabriel 1984)
    Bernie Worrell w/ PFunk 1978, with Talking Heads 1986
    Mikhail Baryshnikov in classical ballet in his prime (multiple times)
    Rudolf Nureyev (multiple times)
     

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