– A Pleasant Distraction from politics and COVID-19!
We needed a diversion this afternoon, so we wrote this Blog Post.
We expanded the answers, added some pics, and enhanced with anecdotes.
“100 BANDS YOU DONE SAW N’ SH*T… (from fb, thanks Skippy!)”
Fleetwood Mac (“Rumours” Tour August 1977) at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, CA.*
* We went to a lot of concerts when we were growing up
because our Dad managed some famous rock and roll musical artists.
Read our previous Blog Post “TBT: My First Concert!”
Herbie Hancock used to stay at our house (1970-71) and we played piano with him.
We used to visit the Iron Butterfly and Black Oak Arkansas at “the ranch” in Topanga Canyon, and they would come to our house for backyard barbecues and holiday parties.
And we have vivid memories of being backstage with the band and under the bleachers for a Black Oak Arkansas at the Celebrity Theater at Circus-Circus in Las Vegas (August 1973 – our first time in “Sin City”) on one of our family motorhome vacations. We also have fuzzy memories of seeing the Grateful Dead, KISS and YES live in concert in the early 70s.
Alan Parson Project Live (February 7, 2020)
at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.
Read our previous Blog Post:
“Alan Parsons Live Project at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills”
Here’s a vid of “Luciferama” the 2nd Set Opener,
we shot at the show (and check out our other vids on YouTube.
Best concert –
Grateful Dead and The Band on New Year’s Eve 1983-84 at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium (now the Bill Graham Memorial Auditorium) in San Francisco, CA!
Ventura ’82 & 83, The Marin Civic Benefit shows, the first Chinese New Year show, UCLA in 1982 (the KLOS rainbow sticker), the Greek Theatre in Berkeley Darkstar 1984 (when a shooting star crossed above the stage)
The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1981 – The “Tattoo You” Tour with Prince, the J. Geils Band, and George Thorogood (and Prince got booed offstage)
The Who 1980 at the LA Sports Arena and 1983 (with The Clash) at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Jethro Tull – “Stormwatch”, “A”, and “Broadsword and the Beast”
The A.R.M.S. Benefit in 1983 with Eric Clayton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and an all-star band at the Cow Palace in South San Francisco.
Neil Young at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.
The Band at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.
Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang, with Yellowman, Eek-A-Mouse and Ini Kamoze at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA (and the Reggae ’86 festival at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley)
The Black Crowes at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band at the Greek Theatre on June 5, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA.
Lollapalooza 1991 – Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T & Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes, and Fishbone
Lollapalooza 1992 – Porno for Pyros, Lush, Pearl Jam, Jesus and Mary Chain, Soundgarden, Ice Cube, Ministry, and The Red Chili Peppers
Lollapalooza was held at the Irvine Meadows Ampitheater in Irvine, CA both years.
KROQ Weenie Roasts and Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts were always great.
NOTE: We worked on a lot of music video productions, and for Warner Bros Records,
and for Alice Cooper’s “Hey Stoopid” Tour. (ALICE COOPER LIVE EVERYDAY)
Read about our Entertainment Industry History
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In 1994, We worked for World Cup USA’94. We also worked as a VIP Host for “World Cup Week at the Hollywood Bowl”. Concerts by The Three Tenors (Spaniards Plácido Domingo and José Carreras, and Italian Luciano Pavarotti), Issac Perlman with Linda Ronstadt, and the Gypsy Kings. And the Gypsy Kings also played live at the closing party at Universal Studios.
1984: we met Bob Brozman and John Lee Hooker
after a performance and guest lecture at UC Santa Cruz.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
with Paul Schaffer and the Late Night Band (taped January 24, 1990)
“Late Night With David Letterman 8th Anniversary Special”
in 1990 at the Universal Ampitheater in Los Angeles, CA
We also saw a lot of great Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers concerts.
They ALWAYS did a great show!
Loudest concert –
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Pearl Jam’s December 1991 Tour
Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers – LA Sports Arena on December 27, 1991
17th row and the amplified sound bounced off the concrete. Our ears rang for two weeks afterwards and we have some permanent hearing damage from that night.
Worst concert –
Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson “Under Wraps” tour) – Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA.
Bob Dylan (2007) – Pacific Ampitheater at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Irvine, CA.
Foreigner at the Greek Theatre (1991) in Los Angeles, CA.
Seen the most –
Grateful Dead! More than 30 times LIVE in concert.
First show December 1980, Last Show December 1994
Metallica and Guns and Roses on September 27, 1992 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
7th Row Center! Metallica ROCKED! And G&R sucked. Motorhead was the opening act.
We entered the Coliseum at field level and walked across the field, through a bunch of gates, fences and checkpoints to get to the front of the stage. And the stage set was huge! Metallica performed all their hits in one of the best and loudest sets we’ve ever seen live.
But then there was an hour and half intermission while they built a platform and stage set for Guns&Roses, and that sucked…. and then Guns and Roses and Axl Rose just fully sucked. And we had seen G&R twice before: One time Sebastian Bach opened for them and another time when they opened for Aerosmith, and they were great and totally rocked both times before.
Next concert –
Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band Winter Couch Tour –
Quarantine Sessions Day 332
(LIVE performance everyday for 331 days so far!
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Wish I could have seen – So many!
Howling Wolf and Willie Dixon,
Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, Louis Prima, Big Joe Turner,
Led Zeppelin (we saw Jimmy Page and Robert Plant)
so many…. and so many we wish we would have seen again.
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