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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 07:57 AM
im working on a book about concerts and festivals in the sixties..anyone here who was old enough to catch any concerts in the sixties?anyone who saw the Dead,quicksilver,Jefferson airplane,The doors,Hendrix or any other legendary bands in the sixties?or have been to Monterey pop,woodstock,the fillmore,winterland etc..please share your memories..

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 08:20 AM
Lets see I saw Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and The Allmans and Jini at the Fillmore and many more. I saw Jimi in downtown Newark NJ the summer of 68 when the riots were going on, tanks in the streets. Not a lot of people showed up, about 300 white kids as I recall. Soft Machine opened.

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The thig about the Fillmore was the way Bill Graham put shows together with difffernt acts that you would not expect to be compatible, like Buddy Rich and his orchestra and Steppenwolf, one of my favorite shows from back then, or James Cotton and Joni Mitchell.
Even if you never heard of the opening acts; like Creedence Clearwater Revival opening for the NY Rock and Roll Ensemble and the Turtles, but you always got a great show.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 08:33 AM
i'm envious of those who were lucky enough to see shows in the 60's, i was born 20 years too late.
 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 08:35 AM
My very first concert was Blind Faith,Taste(Rory Gallagher),and Delaney And Bonnie And Friends.It was summer(?) of '69 at the Philly Spectrum.There was a revolving stage.Ginger Baker on the last song (Do what you like),did a LONG drum solo,the crowd wouldn't let him stop.The other band members helped him off the stage.They advertised the band as "The New Cream".Which of course was not true.My first Dead show was 5-16-70 (almost the '60s) at Temple stadium in Phila.Headlining was Hendrix,then Steve Miller,Grateful Dead,Cactus(a new roup with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice.I climbed under a fence and snuck backstage,got to meet Steve Miller and shake Jimi's hand.Pretty heady stuff for a 17 year old!! Ah,those indeed were the days.
 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 08:41 AM
As to being envious about not seeing shows in the 60s,I used to be a 60s snob,believing that the music was the best and would never be repeated.That's somewhat true,but the music that is happening now definitely rivals the 60s.For quality and variation.Current ABB,Phil And Friends,Sam Bush Band,Gov't Mule ,Derek Trucks Band,Railroad Earth,the list goes on and on.
 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 09:04 AM
Saw Hendrix, the Doors, the Dead, Jeff Beck Group (Rod & Woody), Santana and a bunch of others in the 60's.... Didn't get to see Duane and the Boys until 71.... Who says age doesn't have it's privileges.....

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Hendrix (1968) - My fiirst concert ---- I think Thansksgiving Night at Philharmonic Hall in NYC- remember being surprised how long his guitar solos were... long and great they were... played the "Are you experienced" era stuff and Sunshine of your love.... Still remember seeing a guy in a gold turban walking around the lobby before the show.

Doors --- at the "Felt Forum" - they played a good tight show... I remember being struck by how the women in the audience seemed to be hypnotized by Jim..looked around and they were all very very focused on him.....

Santana -- I think right before Woodstock..... very tight..never saw a band that made people wanted to dance more than that....excellent sound mix... First taste of eletrified Latin magic.

Had lots of fun at these and many more shows.... I pray that there is more to come.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 09:07 AM
hey OldAbbfan..when did you see grateful dead in the sixties?is there anyone who saw any concerts in 66/67??? the dead,quicksilver,moby grape,country joe??

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 09:15 AM
Hey, allmanfanfromsweden. Check your private messages. I sent you a pm a couple of weeks ago w/ some information that might be of interest to you. Ok, take care.
 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 09:18 AM
ok..i will.thank you

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 12:44 PM
I would say my first Dead show was late 69 -- I love the Band to this day... they made lots of magic in their time.

I saw Quicksilver in the 70's --think it was at the Academy of Music in NY..... I remember being VERY VERY LOUD.... "What you gonna do about me" still has my ears ringing....

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 08:02 PM
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Santana -- I think right before Woodstock..... very tight..never saw a band that made people wanted to dance more than that....


Great how some things never change.

A Santana concert, even today will outright cause any person, pre-disposed to dancing or not, to suddenly start. Great isn't it...

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 09:11 PM
Hey Sweden......... Check your PM's

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 09:24 PM
Not to forget the Village back in the 60's. I saw what I think was my first concert, downstairs at the Cafe Wha..The Electric Flag. Small intimate place.
Leaving you walked right past Mike Bloomfield talking to some friends who were in the audience. probably sometime in late '67 or early '68. can't remember.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 10:33 PM
OMG i am getting old ,first concert "The Dave Clark Five"1965 ,bands seen live Bad Comnpany,MC5,Black Oak Arkansas,The original Allman Brothers,Led Zep,Deep Purple,Grand Funk Railroad,Black Sabath,Eagles,Uriah heep,Elf,Canned Heat,Lee Michaels,The Who,The Yardbirds,Hermans hermits,(no Laughing ) The hollies,Iron Butterfly,Moody Blues,cream,all of these concerts were between 1965 and 1975..can i tell you alot about them maybe but i was either tripping or baked at most of them ...but oh what fun..i am sure i forgot some but what the hey..

 

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  posted on 11/30/2006 at 10:48 PM
First Concert-1964-the beach boys ...saw The Stones in clearwater fla. the day before kieth richards wrote "Satisfaction" in a clearwater hotel room.( now theres some trivia for ya ) and pretty much every major band you can think of up until 75 or so.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 09:01 AM
The first name acts I saw when I was in high school in 67-68 were The Zombies(Rod Argent-She's Not There, Tell Her No), The Beau Brummels(Laugh Laugh and Cry Just a Little who were managed by Sly Stone) and the Detroit Wheels without Mitch Ryder. This was all in a small Tennessee town in a little basement that had a dance floor and held about 250 people jam packed. The first local long haired bands I saw would come down from Nashville and play there. I have always wondered if the Allman Joys were one of those bands. Noone could believe we were seeing such name acts there(although we thought it was quite expensive paying $2.50 to get in as opposed to the usual$1.00 )!
 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 09:46 AM
I think the first live concert I saw was in 1968. I went to see the Temptations at a club in New Jersey called the Latin Casino (the club died when gambling came into South Jersey).

I remember that there was a split in my group of friends at the time as far as music tastes.

The night that I went to see the Tempt's a bunch of my friends were going to another club (The Original Electric Factory) to see The Who. There was a big discussion as to which show would be better.

All the people going to The Who show had started to experiment with herb at the time, which I had not really discovered at that point.

Shortly after that I went to see James Brown and then The Four Tops at the Latin Casino, while my other friends went to see The Doors and Hendrix at the Factory. As much as I loved the Motown stuff, I still kinda kick myself for missing some of those early shows at the Factory.

The first "rock type" concert I saw was in late '69 when I went to the Philly Spectrum and saw Porcul Harum, Leon Russell and Ten Years After......

I saw the original ABB lineup on Feb. 5th 1971 at the Spectrum. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and sometimes it seems like a million years ago.

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  posted on 12/2/2006 at 08:24 AM
Chris,

Had the reverse trip. Saw the early Stones ('66) and Who/ Yardbirds/ Small Faces/. Animals ('68) but now as an avid black music fan am jealous that you saw the Temptations and Four Tops at their peak.


 

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  posted on 12/2/2006 at 08:37 AM
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i'm envious of those who were lucky enough to see shows in the 60's, i was born 20 years too late.


Me too....

Being a teen of the mid to late 70's, I feel like I just missed some cool stuff .... Some of the best bands of the time did not stay together long enough for me to even get a chance to see them...

Oh yeah.

And we ended up with disco...

[Edited on 12/2/2006 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 12/2/2006 at 09:08 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.let's see....seen: The beatles / Stones / The Animals / Hendrix / Cold Blood / Quicksilver / The Byrds / Herman's Hermits (LOL,dug 'em tho!)
/ James Brown / Jackie Wilson / Rufus Thomas & way too many more to list....but not at the Fillmore etc. ....

 

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