Monday, April 14, 2014

An Updated List of Concerts I've Seen

Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), abolitionist

Rock concerts
Frank Zappa (3xs, my first concert ever. Tom Waits was the opening act. This was at the Santa Monica Civic)
Beach Boys and Chicago (Anaheim Stadium)
David Bowie (2xs, Diamond Dogs tour, Anaheim Convention Center, and The LA Forum)
Jethro Tull (Los Angeles Forum)
ELO (Santa Monica Civic)
Tom Waits (2xs, Ivar Theater in Hollywood and at the Pantages Theater)
Leon Redbone (opened for Tom Waits)
Arlo Guthrie (Santa Monica Civic)
Pete Seeger (Cal. State Long Beach)
The Kinks (3xs CSUN, Irvine, Universal)
                                                        Paul Simon in concert                               Photo by DKW
The Rolling Stones (14 times: LA Forum 2xs ’75; LA Coliseum ’81; Anaheim Stadium ’84 not sure of the year, Rose Bowl 2xs one of those was Daughter’s first Stones concert, of course she wanted to go to the bathroom during the encore, but we were back without missing a song; Seattle Dome; Staples Center Halloween night three years ago; Madison Square Garden.
Joe Cocker (2xs, Santa Monica Civic & UCLA)
Bob Dylan (3xs, Universal Amphitheatre, Tucson, and Lake Tahoe casino, front row center)
Paul McCartney (2xs, his first tour after the Beatles and in 2011 at the Las Vegas MGM)
Elton John (2xs, Hollywood Bowl and at Caesar's Palace)
Guns & Roses (opened for the Stones)
Sheryl Crow (opened for the Stones)
J. Geils Band (opened for the Stones)
Prince (2xs, once opened for the Stones and was pummeled with shoes and at Staples Center)
Bruce Springsteen (2xs times, LA Sports Arena, Coliseum)
Red Hot Chile Peppers (Opened for the Stones)
Sting (Wiltern Theater)
Guns & Roses (Opened for the Stones)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Hollywood Bowl)
Crosby, Stills & Nash (at the Greek)
The Eagles (2xs The first time was a free private concert at the Wiltern sponsored by American Express and an open bar promoting Jack Daniel’s Black Label)
The Grateful Dead (Santa Monica Civic)
Paul Simon (2xs)
Ray Davies (2 or 3xs)
from Google images
Elvis Costello (2xs)
Lucinda Williams (opened for Elvis Costello)
Leon Russell (at a local venue in Agoura)
John Fogerty (Nokia Theater)
Randy Newman (Universal)
Rod Steward (early ‘80s, LA Forum)
Taj Mahal (Lake Tahoe, opened for Bob Dylan)
Zac Brown (Hollywood Bowl)

Jazz concerts
Frank Sinatra (4xs, three at the Universal Amphitheater, once at the LA Forum with Liza and Sammy Davis)
Tony Bennett (Hollywood Bowl)
Ella Fitzgerald (Hollywood Bowl)
Sarah Vaughn (Blue Note in NY)
Mel Torme (2 or 3xs, at the Hollywood Bowl)
Carmen McRae (4xs, Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Brandford Marsalis (Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Terence Blanchard (Hollywood Bowl and at local jazz club)
Ray Brown (Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Benny Green (Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Jane Monheit (3x at Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Tierney Sutton (3xs Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Karrin Allyson (3xs, Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Dee Dee Bridgewater (2xs, Catalina's Jazz club)
Oscar Peterson (Hollywood Bowl)
Diana Krall (Hollywood Bowl)
Regina Carter (Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Joshua Redman (2xs, Catalina’s Jazz Club)
Sonny Rollins (somewhere in Orange County)

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