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Old 11-07-2008, 06:14 PM
Paul Quin Paul Quin is offline
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Default Re: Bands or acts you regret missing before they passed away

I am very lucky that I have managed to see many of the bands that folks here wish they had seen. I saw ACDC on the HIghway to Hell tour with Bon Scott, Led Zeppelin at Knebworth, I saw Pink Floyd on the Animals tour at Stafford Bingly Hall (when I was 9) and later I saw the Wall at Earls Court on two separate occasions. I saw Queen at the NEC in Birmingham, the Dead in Greenville, North Carolina, Toto with Jeff in Toronto, and Stevie Ray in Austin.

I went through a stage of being nervous about going to see older musicians as I seemed to catch many on their last tour before they died. I saw Dizzy, Miles, Michael Brecker and Ray Charles shortly before each of them died.

I do wish, however, that I had seen Little Feat before the death of Lowell George, that I could have seen Jimi, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. I also am haunted by missing Buddy Rich when he played at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester because I missed the bus and decided not to go. I'll catch him next time, I thought . . . . I also never saw Max or Elvin or Tony Williams. I guess the moral is go to see these folks next time they come around and you won't regret it.
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