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Mine was The Beach Boys in Montreal in 1965 with Glen Campbell on bass in place of Brian Wilson.
I think I saw that gig too!
I saw the Stones in 1965 in Montreal and it was a similar set list, beginning with Not Fade Away, but I remember they played “The Last Time” as it was their current single.
George Benson on his Breezin tour. I was 13 so it had to be 1977.
My Dad was a guitar player and he was psyched to see Benson.
Stuff opened up for G.B. I was young but even then I knew I was in the presence of unattainable greatness! Westbury Music fair, Westbury New York. R.I.P Dad, thanks for everything.
OK...The band that headlined with The Animals in Milwaukee, 7/31/66 was...(The poster is from the night before in Baltimore.)...
My first concert was seeing Cream pretty early on in their career (between Fresh Cream and Disraeli Gears?), as best I can recall. (I don't recall there being any opening act.) It was held in a huge airplane hanger or something like that, pretty close to my home in Valley Stream on Long Island (the venue was somewhere north of me), and my friends and I were seated pretty far back.
My most notable takeaway memory of it all was that the P.A actually gave out partway through... and then they simply performed the rest of the concert instrumentally. Of course, for Cream... no problem!
Welcome to Gretsch-Talk! Thanks for sharing that story.
I was at concert a few years ago when the PA cut out. However the band was obviously using in ear monitors only and they kept playing, finishing the song. I thought I had suddenly lost my hearing, seeing their mouths and hands move with no sound coming out! All we could hear was the drums.
Blue Oyster Cult, with Aldo Nova opening
I saw Blue Oyster Cult with Black Sabbath (RJ Dio years). The tour was called Black and Blue.
Since the age of 15 various local bands. My first real concert was at the age of 17, Stray cats, Guana batz, Boppin kids and Jack Daniel's lovers... In Milan, Italy, 1989. Great memories!
The Beatles 1964 at the Seattle Center Coliseum. Could hardly hear them over the screaming girls.
Saw them again twice, same place 1965.
1977, Meatloaf at Massey Hall, Toronto. Before he wrecked his voice.
My first real concert was on 01/28/1978. I was 15 My friends and myself went to see KISS at the old New Haven Coliseum, New Haven Connecticut Oddly enough I remember the back up band was called "Rockets"
Years later I looked the up on the internet, Local Detroit area band never did much outside of their hometown. Anyway I remember it well and still have the full TICKETRON issued ticket as I wanted to see if I could sneak in (I did!!)
March 1974. Three Dog Night with Styx opening. My mom worked at the local rock station at the time and got us VIP passes. Could have went in a side door and wandered backstage but were too stupid to know. We stood outside with the rest of the general admission ticketholders. Still ended up about 5th row but should have been front row.
Wasn't my first concert but saw the same in 1982ish. Have a great story about the trip home but would violate TOS if I was to share it.
It was the 2SM Concert of the Decade at the Sydney Opera House, in 1979 - I was 15. Dragon was a highlight, though there were lots of others - Mi-Sex, Skyhooks, Split Enz, Dick Clap.
I remember being impressed by a rather large lad wearing his colours accidentally dropping a flagon of wine in the gutter and as it smashed, he dropped to his hands and knees and sucked the wine out of the gutter amidst the broken glass. I've drunk champagne from a sandshoe, but not wine out of the gutter!
Hurricanes (they spelled it with g but my phone refuses to post it that way) somewhere around 1975. I was 14 or 15. They played in a Walmart kind of a store. Stage put in the middle and people crowding the isles. Heck of a rock band and that's how my music journey really started.