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Re: Your first concert

Postby MJD » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:18 am

He did say group-not sure if he would have had one in the 60s.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:20 am

Not R&B, not Elton John.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:23 am

And for tafnut's benefit, it's not Neil Diamond.:-)
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Re: Your first concert

Postby MJD » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:27 am

Bob Seger and The Siver Bullet Band? Don't think he has done anything of note this decade though.

edit-would have to be just him-SBB not formed until the seventies
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Re: Your first concert

Postby MJD » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:30 am

Yes it is?

edit-can't be them-their 60s release was no good

Ditto for Genesis
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Re: Your first concert

Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:42 am

moody blues
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:09 am

No winner yet.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:21 am

what do i win? zz top?
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:27 am

>what do i win? zz top?

1. You win the right to go out and buy their complete collection on CD.
2. Nope.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:31 am

Crosby,stills and nash?

led zep?

the who?

the bee gees?
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:34 am

A rather stupid, very indirect clue: think of a specific Harvard professor who lost his "O".
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Re: Your first concert

Postby MJD » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:00 am

Has to be Chicago-no clue what the clue means.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:13 am

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.")
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Re: Your first concert

Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:29 am

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?
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:34 am

I must admit I did not do the research to confirm this. You know, "Well, they said it on the radio, so it must be true."
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:56 am

http://www.chicagotheband.com/discography.htm

OK, so maybe it was a top 20 each decade. Their first album hit #17 in 1969. See above link.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:00 pm

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.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:16 pm

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.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby Walt Murphy » Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:49 pm

Part of Dylan's schtick is his voice. Think about it. Anytime you sing one
>of his songs to yourself, you do it with his voice and inflection, not Frank
>Sinatra's.

Justice cannot be done to Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The
>Memphis Blues Again unless Dylan is singing it.

One of the best Dylan imitators is Joan Baez!
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Re: Your first concert

Postby MJD » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:25 am

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
BEGINNINGS
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
OLD DAYS
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Re: Your first concert

Postby Alex's daughter » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:36 am

The Association ... at our univ. around '70. And in '84 I was lucky to be at a private concert by Air Supply in the Sydney Opera House - was their first trip back home in years - loved that one!
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Re: Your first concert

Postby Walt Murphy » Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:48 pm

I have almost as many good memories through music as I do from T&F.

The first concert I can remember being at featured James Brown and The Young Rascals at Madison Square Garden in the early 1960s.

Other memorable shows/concerts
Beatles at Shea Stadium (couldn't hear them with all the screaming going on)

Electric Dylan getting booed at Forest Hills

Seeing Hendrix before he was Hendrix at a small club in Greenwich Village. Next time I saw him he was opening for the Monkees(!) at Forest Hills.

1967-Summer of Love--combined track and music in a month-long vacation out West. Saw a free Dead concert in Golden Gate Park (I have 8mm footage that I can't find!). Quicksilver Messenger Service at the Avalon Ballroom. Missed Monterey Pop (had track meets to go to), but saw the 4th of July Folk Festival in Berkely--Steve Miller Band, Richie Havens, Janis Ian.

Opening night at the Fillmore East--Big Brother/Janis, Tim Buckley, Albert King. Complete listing of shows at Fillmore: http://www.fillmore-east.com/showlist.html

Chambers Brothers at a street festival in the East Village.

Early NY appearances of Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne

The big one-Woodstock(honest!). Working on Wall Street at the time, rushed to Port Authority after work and found hundreds of other kids waiting for the bus. Took a long time, but finally made it to the site in time to catch Joan Baez finishing up the folk portion of the weekend. Plan was to meet my friends, who had all the food, sleeping bags, etc, at the "front gate", but we never hooked up. Had enough after sleeping in the mud for two nights--started for home Sunday morning.

No-Nukes concert in lower Manhattan and MSG (Missed Springsteen)

Ann Margret in Las Vegas in 1973 (I still have a crush on her).

The Dylan tribute show at MSG--20+ performers doing their favorite Dylan numbers. Sinead O'Connor booed off the stage in reaction to her ripping up a photo of the Pope on SNL.

Tina Turner's "comeback" show at the Ritz in NY

More recently, I saw Dylan a few years ago at a small club in NY called Tramps(now closed). Waited on line for about 10 hours to get tickets, but it was worth it. The sound system was great and you could actually understand everything Dylan was singing (sorry,MJD, some of us do care about the lyrics). Elvis Costello came out at the end to do 2-3 songs with Dylan.

And very recently, I saw 90-year old Les Paul last night at the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan. I had been procrastinating for years, ever since Paul started playing every Monday at the club. He was amazing and it will definitely not be the last time I go to see him. For you young'uns not familiar with Paul, check out these links:http://tinyurl.com/ahwns; http://tinyurl.com/8zb8y

Favorite non-musical show: sitting two feet from Richard Pryor at the Gaslight Cafe in the 1960s. I only knew him from his TV work, so I brought my innocent 16-year old sister to see him. Little did I know what his club act was like! My sister was never the same.

Favorite non-mainstream acts--Christine Lavin (Dick Patrick's sister-in-law), McGarrigles.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:22 am

wow- thanks for taking the time to go down memory lane. i know the guy who sets up les paul's sound every week. i gave him my pick guard from my new les paul to have les paul sign. i was afraid les would sign it " when are you gonna learn to play my guitar"
but to my surprise the black sharpie wrote
"scott, keep on picking les paul" his signature was an exact copy of the one on my guitar's headstock. well of course i thought you idiot he signed both didnt he? i hear is a nice but eccentric old bird.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby Walt Murphy » Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:16 am

>wow- thanks for taking the time to go down memory lane. i know the guy who sets
>up les paul's sound every week. i gave him my pick guard from my new les paul
>to have les paul sign. i was afraid les would sign it " when are you gonna
>learn to play my guitar"
but to my surprise the black sharpie wrote
>
"scott, keep on picking les paul" his signature was an exact copy of the
>one on my guitar's headstock. well of course i thought you idiot he signed both
>didnt he? i hear is a nice but eccentric old bird.

It was almost as much fun to hear him talk as it was to hear him play. He brought up three guest performers-- a tap dancer(!), with Paul and his group providing the music, a country singer from Tucson, and a comedian, and he had funny one-liners for all of them. I was wondering why there were so many guys on line with their guitars. Then they announced after the show that people could line up to meet Paul--apparently a regular occurrence at his shows. And, of course, the other pickers were there to get Paul to sign a personal note on their (Les Paul) guitars!
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Re: Your first concert

Postby DrJay » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:27 am

There was a store called Vintage 429 in the French Quarter that had all kinds of autographed memorabilia, including a guitar autographed by Les Paul ($7000?, maybe it was $17,000). Also guitars signed by the Fab Four ($175,000), the Who, Elvis, the Eagles, the Allman Brothers, Jimmy Page, etc. Original copy of "Gone With the Wind" signed by Margaret Mitchell, picture montage of Oz with signatures from Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, and Bert Lahr. Hope they got their stuff out or at least protected before Katrina.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby dj » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:33 am

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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.

MJD is younger than I thought.

Chicago's lyric is "Should I try to do some more? 25 or 624."

The chemical number for LSD is 25. The number for an antidote drug that would help get someone down from a trip is 624.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:50 am

>>The chemical number for LSD is 25. The number for an antidote drug that >would help get someone down from a trip is 624.<<

really?! and here I am, trying to figure out if Paul is really dead and what the heck the Kingsmen are saying.

CCR: "There's a bathroom on the right."
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Re: Your first concert

Postby dj » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:02 am

More specifically, LSD-25 was one of the more popular and most readily accessible forms of LSD. I think 624 was actually qualudes, which would be taken to mellow out a bad trip.

DISCLAIMER: This is knowledge gained not through practical experimentation (well, not on my part) but from thorough exegesis given to all the latest mysterious lyrics. It was the late '60s and early '70s. You had to be there.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby bad hammy » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:49 am

> I must admit I did not do the research to confirm this. You know, "Well, they
> said it on the radio, so it must be true."

Well, actually I get all my facts on Internet message boards . . .
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Re: Your first concert

Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:04 am

>>Well, actually I get all>my facts on Internet message boards . . .<<

"The T&FN Forums—Facts, Not Fiction"
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Re: Your first concert

Postby bad hammy » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:07 am

> "The T&FN Forums—Facts, Not Fiction"

But occasionally, friction.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby dj » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:23 am

And usually factions.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:56 am

>>But occasionally, friction.<<

>And usually factions.<

and fractions! (dang - that makes no sense whatsoever)
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Re: Your first concert

Postby wineturtle » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:57 pm

>>>The chemical number for LSD is 25. The number for an antidote drug that
>>would help get someone down from a trip is 624.<<

really?! and here I am,
>trying to figure out if Paul is really dead and what the heck the Kingsmen are
>saying.

CCR: "There's a bathroom on the right."
6666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666

'LUDES had a 714 stamped on them....never saw any thing else on a script 'lude.Chorpromazine(Thorazine) is front line for Trip OD's
Smith-Klein calls theirs T-64,75mg and25mg is T-74
so I see no 624 thing. But it all may just be a flashback....Those pranksters got me good.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby MJD » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:12 pm

I've already made my position on lyrics clear on a couple of occasions-it's not far from Dylan's, actually.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby jlightnin » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:36 pm

On Sunday, November 6th, 1977 at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio I attended my first concert featuring Earth, Wind & Fire with Deneice Williams (the songbird herself) as the opening act.
It was awesome!
Deneice Williams sang a few incredible high notes and I became an instant fan of hers. Then EW&F tore it up. The bass player played a solo in the air (SIDEWAYS!)The group all rose out of a pyramid and commenced to jammin'I could go on and on. I've seen EW&F 6 times since then.
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