Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:10 AM
Hi everyone from a very rainy France.
This saturday we are going to the annual dinner dance and are looking forward to it tremendously, six or eight hours of eating , drinking and dancing to a live group.
We LOVE live music and were talking last night of all the concerts we have been to and so I thought it might make a good topic.
Our tastes in music are endless, from classical to pop (but NOT Rap)!!!
Here are some of the ones we really enjoyed
BARRY WHITE now doesn't he just hit the spot!!!!
BARRY MANILOW - not a choice we would have gone for but wouldn't have missed it for the world - what a performer
THE FOUR TOPS - couldn't stop dancing and singing along
TOM JONES - what can I say!!!
We were also talking about acts we would have loved to see and of course Elvis and The Beatles were at the top of the list.
Is there anyone out there who actually saw either of those?
Looking forward to hearing from you all
Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:37 AM
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG FAN OF NEIL DIAMOND. FROM THE FAMOUS SWEET CAROLINE TO THE LESSER KNOWN ADAPTATION TO MUSIC OF JONATHAN LIVINGSTONE SEAGULL THE MAN CAN WEAVE MAGIC WITH HIS MUSIC.
IN THE LATE 70's HE CAME TO ENGLAND TO DO A LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERT AT WOBURN ABBEY ( USING THE OLD HOUSE AS HIS BACKDROP AND STAGE )
THE WEEK BEFORE THE CONCERT WAS DUE TO TAKE PLACE OUR BRITISH SUMMER WEATHER TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORST. IT RAINED EVERY DAY AND MOST OF THE NIGHT. ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT WE ALL MADE THE LONG JOURNEY TO WOBURN WITH HEAVY HEARTS.....WOULD HE SING IN THE RAIN OR NOT. THE NEARER WE GOT TO WOBURN THE BETTER THE WEATHER GOT UNTILL AT FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON THE SUN WAS BLAZING DOWN.
WE HAD ALL PAID GOOD MONEY FOR THE BEST TICKETS NEAR TO THE STAGE, BUT IT SOON BECAME APPARENT THAT BECAUSE OF THE VOLUME OF FANS AT THE CONCERT WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO REACH OUR PLACES......WE THEN HAD A TERRIFIC PIECE OF LUCK...
PASSING A GATE WITH A SECURITY GARD IN ATTENDANCE HE NOTICED OUR COOL BOX WITH ICED DRINKS IN AND ASKED US FOR ONE. THE POOR MAN DID LOOK HOT AND NEVER ONE TO LET THE GRASS GROW UNDER MY FEET I OFFERED HIM THREE ICE COLD BEERS IF HE LET US THROUGH THE GATE INTO THE STAGE AREA, AND WE ENDED UP WITH SEATS THREE ROWS FROM THE STAGE.
THE SUN WENT DOWN AND THE STARS CAME UP AND NEIL DIAMOND WAITED UNTILL IT WAS PITCH BLACK BEFORE HE MADE HIS APPEARANCE ON STAGE, THE LIGHTS WENT UP AND 50,000 PEOPLE WERE SILENT. HE SANG FOR THREE HOURS AND INCLUDED THE FULL JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL.
IT WAS A MAGIC NIGHT AND ONE I WILL NEVER FORGET.........BUT I WILL ALWAYS BE CONVINCED THAT NEIL DIAMOND BROUGHT THE MAGIC WITH HIM.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 11:00 AM
Another good topic!
Hmmmm...this is really gonna take me back.........about 30+ years.
Let's see one big concert was when the Super Dome in New Orleans opened around the 4th of July. Alot of southern bands. Emmy Lou Harris, Allman Bros. Band,Outlaws, Lynard Skynard and lots more.
Lots of concerts in L.A. at the Forum, Starlight Bowl, Hollywood Bowl, Rose Bowl, some place in Santa Barbara and Irvine Meadows. Usually we saw Eagles, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac,Tom Petty,Bob Dylan,Huey Lewis and also the southern rock bands who came to L.A.
Now, I've done it I've exposed my miss-spent youth.
There are more I just can't remember all the way back to the 70's and early 80's.
Oh, I almost forgot about seeing Rod Stewart at Irvine Meadows. He put on a great show. It was in the mid 80's
Edited by KK, 10 March 2006 - 11:03 AM.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 08:27 PM
Edited by favoritegram, 10 March 2006 - 08:44 PM.
Posted 11 March 2006 - 03:40 AM
My first ever concert was a birthday treat when I was 14.
My mum took me and my best friend to see a double bill of MUNGO JERRY - for the youngsters on the site they had one enormous hit in the early 70s IN THE SUMMERTIME, and GARY GLITTER - whose bus broke down so he never arrived.
One of the most exciting nights was when I saw BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS - no, I'm not THAT old but they were getting on a bit!!!!
They really were great and we ended up dancing on the tables to ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - and me and my friend even got backstage to meet them in person!!!
Ohhhhhh don't you just love Memory Lane
Posted 11 March 2006 - 06:15 AM
Back in the 70's and early 80's I saw The Grateful Dead about a hundred times - all shows were great. Also The Eagles at Central Park - What a show!!
ya see, too many to count. I've left out so many other shows but.....I could go on and on.
Much more recently I've seen Sarah Partridge (a jazz singer) - she is great and BB King at his club in NYC - that was too much!
Ahhh - memories! with music!!
Posted 11 March 2006 - 01:15 PM
Tell you how old Don is though. At his high school dance when he was a junior the band was Ike and Tina Turner. And when he was a senior the band at the dance was ZZ Top. It was so long ago both of these famous bands were just starting to get local recognition and were playing small high school dances.
Now that's old, huh.
Edited by Don and Margaret, 11 March 2006 - 07:06 PM.
Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:07 AM
I saw the Beatlles a couple of times when they toured in the states
ZZTOP lives in Houston, and Dusty dates the barmaid at the " Burlap Barrell" (my local neighborhood bar) so I've tipped a few with him before and have seen the band perform many times because they are local.
Ditto Kenny rodgers, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman( her mother Johnnie Hartman, produced my TV show) ,Ray Charles, they are local so I've socialized with them before they made it big.
Of course during my younger years( can you say about 50 years ago...giggle)Y'all have to remember I am 66 now....I was a disc jockey and also had a local TV talk show on channel 26, so I probably met every celebrity that came to town....and let me tell you, they are all people just like you and I , but they run a higher profile than we do, and a lot of them really don't like being in the public eye all the time and yearn to just go to a bar and hang out like we do and not be fawned upon....The nicest person I ever met was Sammie Davis Jr, and the rudest was Tony Bennett.
People I have never met but wanted to meet....Elton John, Mac Davis, Barry Manilow,that good looking Harrison Ford and Keiffer Sutherland....LOL....who knows maybe one of these days on one of my trips to Vegas....giggle.
Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:55 PM
Best concert I've ever been to - JAMES TAYLOR!!!!!!
Posted 18 March 2006 - 11:11 PM
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