October 15th, 2017


MUSIC, Music, music

Since my LJ friend, bill_schubert posted his concert list, I have been working to compile a list of all the concerts I have attended. This proved to be a challenging task. Luckily a box of ticket stubs, programs, armbands etc. was invaluable, but they only represent a fraction of the total. The internet proved useful in providing a good number of set lists from various venues. It is most likely that I forgot some, and mis-remembered some as well, but hey, I gave it my best shot.

I'll probably never recall how many times I've actually seen the Grateful Dead so I'm reduced to a wild guess on that one. The list is cumbersome. Putting it in any kind of real order made me tired and took the fun out of the whole thing. Thus the list appears as it came to me, in bits and pieces, in fragmented memories and tangled dreams, threaded throughout with distant melodies, pounding drums and me, dancing my way across time.

The beginning, early 60's "Shower of Stars"  - local venue

Paul and Paula
Lou Christie
Dick & DeeDee
Steve Alaimo

Bo Diddley
Chuck Berry

The 70's were great,and not only because I went to my first Dead show in 1971. For many years I traveled back and forth and up and down the highways of this country selling tie-dyed tshirts at "Dead" shows. Had amazing adventures, but that's a story for another time. I saw them perform in venues large and small: Alpine Valley Theater, Tinley Park, Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, Oakland Coliesum, Shoreline Amphitheater, in KC and St. Louis, and RFK Stadium in DC. /p>

Grateful Dead 1971-1995 - 30x
Garcia Band - Eel River .CA
The Others - after Jerry's Death 3x
Further - post Jerry 10x

Eric Clapton
Bob Dylan 4x
Rolling Stones 3x
Elton John
Tina Turner
Neil Young & The International Harvesters
The Eagles 3x
Allman Brothers post Duane
Dickie Betts
Joan Baez
John Prine 4x
Santana 2x
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 3x
Robert Earle Keen

1974 - Ozark Mountain Folk fair - Eureka Springs AM

David Lindley w/El RayoX                                        
Moody Blues 2x
Black Oak Arkansas 2x
Brownsville Station
Ted Nugent
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show 2x
Jackson Brown
Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Mary McCaslin
Bruce Hornsby
Black Crows
Rat Dog
Rufus w/Chaka Khan
Gap Band
Leon Russell 3x
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 3x

I do love reggae!

Ziggy Marley 4x
Stephen Marley 2x
Bunny Wailer
The Wailers
Burning Spear
Jimmy Cliff
Steel Pulse

Gordon Lightfoot 2x
Jeff Beck
REO Speedwagon
Indigo Girls
Fabulous Thunderbirds
ZZ Top
Pure Prairie League
New Riders if the Purple Sage
Mason Profitt 2x
Ozark Mountain Daredevils 3x

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Too tired to type, more tomorrow

to be continued...