First concert (summer '67) was Every Mothers Son and the Turtles (!). Second one (late summer '67) was the Doors (a whole different experience!). Other great early concerts: Allman Brothers ca. winter '70/71 (with the full original lineup); John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra (yeow); Jeff Beck; etc. It helped to be going to school near NYC... I saw the Stones in July '72 and at the time thought I was lucky to be seeing them before their career was over...!
> I saw the Stones in July '72 and at
>the time thought I was lucky to be seeing them before their career was over...!
Reminded me of a trivia question I heard recently: Which group is the only one to have a top 10 album (I think it was top 10, not #1) on the rock/pop chart five decades in a row (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s? I surely would have guessed the Stones, but that's not the answer.
Harvard prof Timothy Leary would be O'Leary if he hadn't lost his "O" and 'twas Mrs. O'Leary's cow that started...the Chicago Fire. We have a winner! It's Chicago. Heard it on Friday Night Gold or some such radio show. Chicago did some shows-I don't know if it was a full tour-together with Earth, Wind, and Fire this year and they were supposedly pretty good concerts. (Tell me someone would have gotten it off of clue #2: "Wait till next year.")
Chicago had a Top 10 album in the 60's - really? Chicago I came out in 69 and was not a big hit till the next year, when they hit it big with Chicago II. I believe that Chicago I went on to be a big seller, but I sure don't remember they were Top 10 in 69 (but my reference books are at home, so I can't be sure). Anyone?
I got burned on this very thing. A DJ said that "The Letter" by the Box Tops was the shortest #1 pop tune at 2:06 or some such, when that was not true at all, as I soon found out when I was corrected (multiple times!) here.
Perusal of their discography reveals no clear top 20 in the 90s or 00s but several in that timeframe with "Information not available yet" under the chart info listing, so who knows. But they had quite the run with their first twelve albums, reaching these chart positions: 17, 4, 2, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3, 6, and 12.
Here is what I have burned by Chicago-someone told me that 25 or 6 to 4 was about making some drug. I did not know that.
(I'VE BEEN) SEARCHING SO LONG
COLOUR MY WORLD
FEELIN' STRONGER EVERY DAY
MAKE ME SMILE
WISHING YOU WERE HERE
JUST YOU 'N' ME
DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS
CALL ON ME
25 OR 6 TO 4
SATURDAY IN THE PARK
ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK
QUESTIONS 67 AND 68
I'M A MAN
BABY WHAT A BIG SURPRISE
NO TELL LOVER
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW