Wayback machine: What band would you see?
If you could go back in time, what band or musician would you see in concert?
Being 15 in 1970, I saw some great ones, but missed Janis, Jimi and Jim Morrison.
On the jazz side, I was lucky to see Ella and Joe Pass(different shows).
Anyway, I'm going to go with Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green and Danny Kirwan,
at least for today. How about you?
Zappa's 1984 concert at the Pier in New York. Although I've seen it literally hundreds of times on video.
Id want to see Jimi, sabbath (like in the 70's around the second albums release, not now) and the doors. I wish I could've seen pantera before they split too. I know I'm missing someone.......
pink floyd during "animals" tour.
John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. I would have loved to have been at the Village Vanguard when the classic recording was made in 1961. Hearing the clinking of glasses in the background almost makes the recording a 'wayback machine.'
Saw Fleetwood Mac with Peter & Danny. Also saw them touring with Jeremy Spencer.
Saw Zeppelin's first headlining concert in North America touring Zep I.
Pink Floyd twice in a small 2,000 seat arena touring releases for Umma Gumma & Atom Heart Mother.
I wasn't a jazz fan but my wife won tickets for a taping of Oscar Peterson's TV show. His guests were Count Basie & Louie Bellson on drums. Unfortunately I don't recall the bass players name.
Ton's more concerts attended back then but these were the standouts.
Also, the Bill Evans Trio with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motin at the Village Vanguard. I would love to have owned the place.
Probably playing some teen dance or hole-in-the-wall in Tacoma...
I was just a toddler in the mid '60s.
I'd like to see Lester Young. Also Hendrix and Cream would be high on my list. I'd like to have seen Bob Marley when he came to NZ in 79.
If I could time travel I would go back and get a bunch of 1950s Les Pauls and bring them back to the 21st century and sell them, and a few vintage Fenders and Rickenbackers as well.
I wouldn't care about old concerts ...
Although it might be interesting to see Hendrix opening for the Monkees
Emerson, Lake and Palmer. I once missed them in my home town.
But EVEN more... In the early 1990's Sinatra came through Houston on his last tour, with Dean Martin and Liza Minelli. I WANTED to get to that but couldn't. Within a very few years, Sinatra and Martin were gone.
I would LOVE to have seen those icons in concert. Doesn't matter if you're a rock fan or not, Sinatra spanned 50 years and his singing was timeless. Dean Martin made singing sound as easy as talking - unlike today's singers who need auto-pitch correction.
Rush Hemispheres tour
Pink Floyd when they were the de facto house band at the UFO Club
Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1961 or so, the classic lineup
Tool in 1992, this show in particular: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNH2_5ntLTM
The Allman Brothers, with Duane, Dickey, and Berry.
I missed Miles Davis by one day. I missed Ella by one day. Tears for Fears had a rain out at my local venue and broke up before they rescheduled. I only heard of Jeff Buckley when he died.
I'd see those four.
Oh, and I'd really like to see how Handel, Bach, Lully, and Mozart played. Would love to hear what the performance practice of those days actually were.
Thanks for this!!! :) I forgot, and I can't believe I did, rage against the machine!! And the Beatles if they ever would've toured SFT peppers or the white album. Those two bands are in my top three all Time favorites.
So many choices! I'd like to have seen the Beatles' last concert in San Francisco, Led Zeppelin in MSG for the Song Remains The Same concert, the Rat Pack doing their thing in Vegas back in the day, Genesis with Peter Gabriel's wild costumes, Cream in their heyday. I'd also like to have seen Rush when they were teenagers playing in the Coffin Club in the basement of a church in Willowdale, that would have been a trip!
I've seen quite a few, can't complain.
But I almost attended the Playboy Jazz Festival the year SRV & Double Trouble played - which was the year he died.
Always wanted to see Tangerine Dream.
Today, it'd be Weather Report...
Seeing Led Zeppelin in 1972 at Western Springs here in NZ would have been amazing. There was one gig in the country and people came on trains and cars from the other end of the country for it. 25,000 is a pretty monstrous crowd, especially for NZ being just shy of a population of 3 million at the time.
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