I just saw a bumper sticker making that boast. Which got me thinking…
I was never an inveterate concert-goer, even in my youth, but I did have the opportunity to see performances by:
· Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
· Muddy Waters
· Howlin’ Wolf
· The Band
· Janis Joplin
· Frank Zappa
· Jefferson Airplane
· Rod Stewart (during the brief period when he was cool).
I also saw John Denver and Helen Reddy (in the same show).
If you, like me, are of a certain age, which musical artists were you fortunate enough to see? If you’re younger, which ones are you sorry you missed?
Update: I attended the concert in Chicago in 1969 at which the live portion of the “Fathers and Sons” album (featuring Muddy Waters) was recorded. The producer, Norman Dayron, was my freshman-year English teacher at Northwestern University.