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The "if you had a time machine" concert.

mdubya

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Jimi at Cafe Wha? or one of his early London club gigs.

MC5 and The Stooges at the Grande Ballroom.

The Dead Boys at CBGB or Max's, 1976 - 1978 ish.

The New York Dolls at the Mercer Center.

The Stone Roses at the Hacienda ~ 1989.
 
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Man, Detroit was a great place for music growing up. I saw so many great shows at the Grande and Eastown. Caught the Stones and Cream at Olympia. Saw Return to Forever with DiMeola at the Masonic Temple. Mahavishnu Orchestra, Free and Hendrix at Cobo, Deep Purple at Ford Auditorium and many, many artists at Pine Knob and tons of tones at the Birmingham Teen Center--in fact that's where I saw Fleetwood Mac twice (once with Green and then less than a year later with Christine, when Kiln House came out).
Detroit was the best place for music growing up.
 

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I’d like to revisit my first ever concert: Rush (AFTK tour) & UFO (Lights Out tour) circa 1977.
I saw/met them on that tour! To be honest, I don't remember who they played with? Could've been UFO, but I don't ever remember seeing Michael Schenker?
 

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I saw/met them on that tour! To be honest, I don't remember who they played with? Could've been UFO, but I don't ever remember seeing Michael Schenker?
Rush had a wide variety of support acts on that tour. What city did you see them in? I have the Rush book that lists every concert, city, date and support acts.
 

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Rush had a wide variety of support acts on that tour. What city did you see them in? I have the Rush book that lists every concert, city, date and support acts.
Very cool! It was Syracuse, NY.

We met them at the one to the hotels (the name escapes me) after the show.
 

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The Beatles, Ed Sullivan Show(s).....any of the shows in early 1964 would be fine with me.
 
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dknight16

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Very cool! It was Syracuse, NY.

We met them at the one to the hotels (the name escapes me) after the show.
Nov 18, 1977 in Syracuse, NY at the Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium with AC/DC and Crawler. $6.00 advanced, $7.00 day of show. 5,632 people was the paid attendance. The band grossed $34,454.
 

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Nov 18, 1977 in Syracuse, NY at the Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium with AC/DC and Crawler. $6.00 advanced, $7.00 day of show. 5,632 people was the paid attendance. The band grossed $34,454.
Cool, thanks dk!

Right, it was the Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium. That's pretty much where all the concerts were in Central NY. Once in a while, the Utica Auditorium would have some decent concerts too. In fact, I saw RUSH there as well (met them and the road crew before the show at the hotel).

Although I heard of them at that time and remember the band, I don't remember seeing Crawler, but I do remember seeing AC/DC, just not at that show. Needless to type, they were loud and for some reason, I seem to remember Angus having false teeth, or maybe fake ones for show?

Typically, I (we) purchased my (our) ticket(s) before the show and of course, being that most of the shows at that time were "General Admission", I (we) was (were) in the front row, directly in front of Alex! Here are some pictures from the various shows that I (we) saw them in them over the years, particularly in the '70s.

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Don't quote me, but I think the picture of Alex in the lower lefthand corner of the collage of Alex is from that show? They're definitely playing "Xanadu" there.


Thanks again and
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Lars Andreassen

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There are a lot of concerts I´d have loved to experience.
But the one I would most have liked to hear, would be Mountain at Woodstock. Leslies tone and feel on "Theme for an imaginary western" still stand out for me, as some of the best playing and tone ever.
As close second would be Albert King at Fillmore in 1969.
 
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