Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Summer Concerts Poll: Fantasy Time Travel Concerts?

All right, people. Put on your thinking caps, strap into that time machine, and let your mind go where it will! It's time to share your fantasies. No, no, not those kinds of fantasies. We're talking about those concerts from days gone by you'd give your left arm to have been to. Like being there in person to see The Doors at the Whiskey, or the Beatles' last concert, or John Bonham on the drums, or Jimi playing the Star Spangled Banner. Which reminds me, don't take the brown acid...

Share your ultimate time travel concerts:
Tell us your fantasies: You know you want to!
 
You voted on these choices:
--Nirvana
--The Beatles
--Woodstock
--Jimi Hendrix
--Notorious B.I.G.
--The Smiths
--Lollapalooza #1
--Led Zeppelin
--Sinatra, Sammy & Co.
--Sex Pistols
--Joy Division
--Tupac Shakur
--Judy Garland
 
School us on our glaring omissions:
State the obvious: Tell us which ones we missed!
 
You're never just a number to us:
Vote in this week's poll: Your opinion counts!

185 comments:

tixgirl said...

AskErin says:

What about The Clash?!

tixgirl said...

PaintingGray says:

--Cat Stevens, the 1972 Moonshadow Tour
--Fleetwood Mac at the height of the Nicks/Buckingham drama
--Rosemary Clooney's first appearance at The Rainbow Room

tixgirl said...

VegasBabyVegas says:

--The Beatles circa Sgt. Peppers and White Album
--Peter Gabriel - again. ('So' tour, Great Woods, Mass. Best concert I ever went to period.)
--New Order in the heyday
--U2 (an old boyfriend of mine did see them in a tiny club in NoCal right before they broke)
--Spinal Tap
--The Brady Bunch, if they ever toured - that would just be weird
--Madonna Blonde Ambition

I know you've got em, but I second them:
--Led Zeppelin
--Nirvana

tixgirl said...

1VegasPitBoss says:

Seen a lot of monumental shows, but being of a certain age, I missed all shows pre-late 80s so that includes a lot of really great shows from the '70s, '60s and beyond. So I'll pick an obvious one, however, this would probably be first on my list anyway. Sintara, Dean and Sammy at The Sands, November 7, 1963.

Honorable Mentions:
-- Aug. 21, 1966: The Doors, Whiskey-a-Go-Go (LA), just signed with Elektra, got fired from Whiskey that night for profanity, probably last time they were pure
-- Jan. 10, 1978: Sex Pistols, Longhorn Ballroom (Dallas, TX), redneck brawl
-- May 2, 1980: Joy Division, Birmingham University (U.K.), last gig

tixgirl said...

3modernkids says:

hmm, other than Jeff Buckley? He's really the only one I'd give my left arm for. But I might give up a lesser body part to see -- oh wait. Definitely an arm for Michael Jackson's Thriller or Off the Wall tours. (or whatever they were called, if not actually named after those albums.)

Lesser body parts for Count Basie, Nick Drake, Johnny Cash and INXS before Michael Hutchence died. Oh, and Franciose Hardy if I could see her in a small venue in the late 60s.

Oh wait. How 'bout some non concert ones. First choice, Bill Hicks. Then prolly just Henry Rollins' first spoken word tour. And maybe Bill Cosby and Steve Martin in the '70s.

tixgirl said...

HRHofWest says:

When I was about 11, my sister promised to bring me to Live Aid to see my idol, Cyndi Lauper, but my mother, repeating a similar action of some 20 years earlier when my aunt tried to take my sister to Woodstock, pulled me out of the car and said an 11-year-old was not going to some rowdy concert all the way in Philly. My sister bought me a t-shirt as a condolence gift. I still have it (with Cyndi's name spelled wrong on it -- doh!) and it's so small it fits on my teddy bear. So here's my list...

--Live Aid!
--Depeche Mode's concert at the Rose Bowl
--The Killers when they played the Troubadour (they'll never play something that size again)
--David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust shows
--And you sure called it when you said The Smiths! Any of those shows would have been awesome.

tixgirl said...

mama bear says:

The Beatles (of course), Kirsty Maccoll, Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix would also be contenders. Oh, and most definitely the first Live Aid in London  (that's probably my first choice!), but wait - Queen too!  I would  love to see Freddie Mercury in action. Crud, I've missed so much - where's  my time machine?!

U2 when they were still touring tiny clubs like  St. Andrews, the Police on the Synchronicity tour.  I could kick myself for not BEGGING my parents to take me to that one.  Talking  Heads at CBGBs - actually any of the cool bands that started there. Good grief, I could go on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

randyct said...

Hank Williams Sr.  in 1951

lames3 said...


How about Humble Pie (with Peter Frampton) opening for Grand Funk Railroad at Shea Stadium the summer of 69???  that was some show!!!

dragonladynaps said...

I saw the Beatles in Kansas City, Missouri on their First Tour of the United States.  The concert was held at the old Athletics (baseball) stadium.  The group was out on the field, if I remember correctly at approximately 2nd base.  Everyone was crying, shouting and cheering so loudly that you could hardly hear the music.  But it was fabulous!  We had a pair of binocs so we could make out each and every member of the group.  I had my favorite, George, and my girlfriend loved Paul.
When the concert was over, a helicoptor landed on the field to wisk our beloved Beatles away.   I never had another opportunity to see the group together.
But I can remember that night - it was magic!!

esammb said...

Manchester England  1966.  Bob Dylan

pdm7676 said...

Elvis

dwel799856 said...

MY TIME MACHINE WOULD BE STUCK AT A LED ZEPPELIN CONCERT WITH A TALL GLASS OF WHISKEY AND SEVEN-UP.   THAT'S THE BEST ROCKIN ROLL BAND.  JIMMY PAGE CAN JAM.  

andreagigilove said...

ok (sometime in the 60's) seeing Led Zeppelin, in person, at a tiny movie theater in Cleveland. Ohio was so cool, but hitching a ride to Gooselake, Mich for a 3 day fun fest of drugs, sex, and rock and roll was the top of the list for me at 16 years old. Had to lie to my poor mother and sneak out of town but it was well worth the trip. Many surprise quest musicians including Jefferson Starship, Hendrix, The Animals, Three Dog night, Janis etc... Music all day and all night, we didn't sleep at all. didn't want to miss the fun. And only took the wndow pane.

gindafran said...

NO SENSE IN WISHING FOR SOMETHING THAT CAN'T EVER HAPPEN IN THIS LIFETIME AGAIN, SOOOOOOOOOOOO....I'D BE HAPPY SEEING THE ORIGINAL ALLMANS (DICKIE BETTS) AND WARREN HAINES.  THEY ARE THE BEST TO DANCE TO OUTDOORS IN THE SUNSHINE.

cnoe1221 said...

I did not go to woodstock because that weekend I was at Atlantic City with a friend and saw Janice Joplin  and Joe Cocker together at the convention center on the boardwalk.  It was great, then they left and went to woodstock.  I stayed at the beach, because my dad said dont go to woodstock.  I said okay.  I wish I saw Jimmy though.   I will never forget that weekend.

kfigenscher said...

I actually saw Frank Sinatra at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas 25 years ago. It was the greatest voice I ever heard. But I wish I could have also heard the Beatles. They are universally considered the greatest band who ever played. They changed the world with their music. However, I was living in a small town off their tour path and was unable to get to them in the 60's.

pv6505 said...

Dream concert, gotta be realisitic, we're talking a few headlining bands, so, to keep it all in one day, well...

- Soilwork (main act)
- In Flames
- Evergrey
- Nevermore
- Children Of Bodom

ipodguy123 said...

ac/dc is the best band ever,next 2 metallica

tixgirl said...

vingt2et1un says:

Frank Sinatra at the Sands for the show that became the album of the same name... or Neil Diamond's legendary Hot August Night show... or Freddie Mercury at Live Aid. And of course Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall.

dutchpats said...

brian culbertson & dave koz & peter white!

diedanidie said...

my vote went to Joy Division. Ian Curtis was a madman, and seeing him live would be amazing. his presense and antics were just crazy! I'd be willing to pay top dollar to see Nick Cave's old group The Birthday Party throw on a show of crazy post-punk noisiness and violence. Minor Threat would also be an interesting show.

kiminthevan said...

What happened to the Doors?

lin3223 said...

Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium---my two favs of all time!!!  The HBO taping had technical window dressing that was too heavy handed and spoiled the concert for the television viewer.  

redhd62330 said...

I would have loved to have seen Elvis. Also, I saw Harry Chapin once and wish I could have seen him more often. He died way too soon. And I can't forget about Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison. Oh there are just too many to list. Time to put in a CD.

bobcatrt66 said...

vvoted for jimi hendrix saw him at the forum in inglewood with then called cta chicago transit authority and cat mothers and the allnite news boys a band the jimi produced

crazy121564 said...

AC/DC is always great in concert

heikeith said...

You missed. Marshall Tucker and Charlie Daniels band at the Armadillo World Headquarters.197?. 1st come 1st serve. Unbelievable. I think. It was the seventies.

meldamram said...

I think we should go back tolater 60and the later70s when we had real mmuick in all areas not this hhead bagingshit we are foced to put up with today but ihave to say there are afew good hits   countryrock out thery

pshay5 said...

Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings

miguel3277 said...

Mamma of Mamma and the Pappa's

timnewhart said...

Two words. Jerry Garcia.

magic32muir said...

I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan 5 weeks before his tragic death on July 20th 1990 in Salem Oregon this man was the greatest guitar player who ever lived and to not have him on your list is a serious missing piece.

joponica said...

Your list did not contain "Pink Floyd"

srenwanz said...

I would have liked to have seen Janis Joplan, et al at the MontereyJazz Fest.  Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez anywhere they were.  Please pass the peanut butter and the mariquana brownies. very cool

wolferobinsims said...

Had Beatle poster all over room, not taped but glued! To be young again and
see Paul and fill that rush when he was singing to me.

hd2002xl said...

Best Concert ever,
This done on Thursday at Woodstock (I know it actually started on Friday, but this is a fantasy) to open up the acts and warm up the crowd.
1st opening act Cream, then 2 nd openers Jimi Hendrix,
Main act THE BEATLES..
Then at the end all star band with John/Jimi/Jack sharing vocals,
Lead guitar Hendrix, backed up by Clapton,
Bass Jack Bruce, drums Ginger Baker, Keys John Lennon,
backup vocals, Paul/Eric/Ringo... ..

Other groups to play that day, ZEP,Iron Butterfly, Blue Cheer, Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, and David Peel.
Nice show huh!!!

katdo said...

Cat Stevens and Van Morrison

singrainbow said...

Would like to see Sam Harris and his tour come to Boston or Worcester so he can do HIS original rendition of Judy's song
Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
THATS WHAT MADE HIM THE WINNER on the original Star
Search21 years ago

Also would like to see "k.d." come to Boston or Worcester.
                    Phyllis

roaddog1088 said...

acdc with bon scott

egan49 said...

I remember seeing the Rolling Stones at Shea Stadium on July 2, 1966. It was a very hot night (102 degrees) and the Stones were fantastic! I was 16 years old and it was a night I will always remember. The Stones landed via helicopter behind the stage and when the concert was over the helicopter took them away! It was such a special night.

iamapeach said...

I would love, love, love, to see BoBice in concert this summer!

pwday said...

Obviously you missed The King

iamstuckinohio said...

well it's quite obvious that there is only 1 tour that is really worth going back in time to see and that is PINK FLOYD'S THE WALL.  Just the fact that it failed to make your list just goes to show that you know nothing about music at all.  There has never been a concert like it before or after.

christie102l said...

New York City in the 60's-early 70's:
Who could possibly leave out JANICE JOPLIN !!  Where were these people?  Recall her appearing with an actress diva, wish I could remember just who, saying "I get so tired of people wanting my autograph when I'm in public", and before girlfriend broke out in her ragged blues song for the night, she told ms. diva, mind you with her eyes squinting in disbelief, "how could you possibly be too tired to sign autographs for fans?  They're why you exist. They're EVERYTHING, you should be thanking them".  Held out her arms and enveloped her audience (and me watching the telecast) on that night-time talk show, the applause was real and sounded wild.  J.J. only had eyes for whoever was in the crowd, no time for the camera or folks at home watching.  Yes, she was the real thing.

Special mention to Richie Havens, who might never have really made it out of NYC, Alicia Bridges "I love the nightlife", then fell off the earth somewhere, the beautiful soul who sang "I will survive", saw her in a ratty club in Brooklyn, no one paid any attention, drinking, dancing, but I watched her, knew the star she was, didn't know what she was doing in such a low class place.  It must have been the most depressing night of her life, but her voice was true and exact as her album.

linjoy321 said...

I would have liked to have been old enough to see "The Big Bopper" Ritchie Valli and The Bands that started RocK and Roll.

nguy1234 said...

Have to vote for Zeplin also Chicago, Johnny Cash,Waylon Jennings, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, MTB, CDB, CCR, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and John Hartford. Your probably thinking Whos John Hartford

mechsec said...

Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and The Band at Watkins Glen in 1972 (or around that year...lol

mysticleo7 said...

I couldn't belive that Elvis wasn't on your list with the Beatles and Woodstock.

lgold606 said...

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Woodstock
Jimi Hendrix

jcarstens said...

I had the pleasure of seeing Jimi and his two other band members at Cincinnati Gardens back in 1968.He came out to play with this big round joint and proceeded to wow the sold out house.Everyone just sat there in amazement as they saw him create this new sound never to be heard again by another artist.Everyone sat politely in their seats,nobody smoked as this was way before the days of smoking cigarettes or weed at concerts.At the end of the show,Jimi proceeded to trash his guitar into the amplifiers and speakers.What a cool dude!
With Jimi later gone into the psychadelic sunset,the next great sound closest to the man himself came from a bandmember named Robin Trower.I saw his band in an old theatre in Dayton Ohio back in 1974.Yes,"Bridge of Sighs" was a cool song that brought back memories of Jimi and his band.I wish I could have been at Woodstock            Thanks for reading,John in Cinti

mocarl81 said...

As crazy as it sounds, the one concert that I would want to see more than any other is Michael Jackson.  Ol' Jacko may have gotten a bad rep, but that man can dance.

scorp2283 said...

Queen, to see them play must have been an orgasmic experience for all the senses.
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor gave a concert and a half.

bmd2853 said...

It was 1971 at the Filmore East in New York. Elvin Bishop opened. Next, the Allman Brothers with Duanne and Oakly. While they were playing they were recording for Live At The Filmore the classic album. Finally the headliners took to the stage-Johnny Winter And with Rick Derringer. At he end on the night they took a break and then all 3 bands came out to jam till about 4:00 in the morning. Union!!!!! Never. You may never see this again.

doylene5150 said...

John Lennon

sithtabby said...

Best concert I ever saw was Day on the Green at the Oakland Colisseum, August , 1985. The Scorpions headlined, also on the bill was : Ratt, Y &T, Metallica, Yngvie Malmsteen's Rising Force, and some band named Victory.

melis1256 said...

How about Bob Seger???

stewhttk said...

I'm 62yr and have'nt seen or wanted to see any of the rock star sence Elvis, UNTIL I was taken to a PAT BENATAR concert in 2001. Sense then I've seen her 4 times and to see her again this summer at least once and maybe twice if I can afford it

marcgert said...

The Clash-best live band ever.

sparks561 said...

THE JACKSON 5!!!! circa 1970!!!! Before Michael got so "weird", you have to remember he was the amazing, talented lead singer of a group of brothers who broke records!!  To date, in my opinion, their has not been a boy band group that has even come close to what these brothers did over thirty years ago.  My only regret was never seeing them live in concert back then..... oh well, I still have my memories.

iflip4chocolate4 said...

you missed AC/DC

wndrflwmn8 said...

I would go back in time to woodstock and to go to a beatles concert.

mpolarbears1234 said...

the first time i saw the beatles they had just came to atlanta 1965ish...?my oldest brother was about 15 and he knew everything. i saw a 8x10 picture of the group.my brother liked the group so i liked the group.remember my brother knew everything... i thought thats a nice looking boy...paul and john lennon looked like he was very smart.

xpatriot223 said...

I would've loved to have been in London across the road from Abbey Road Studios for The Beatles last concert on the rooftop. It was the only concert that the music wasn't blocked out by the fans. Also, Billy Preston was there with them playing keyboards. I would've climbed up a fire escape to an adjecent rooftop and savored the moment.

monag5341 said...

Elvis = #1

monag5341 said...

Elvis, of course!

angeldec1227 said...

the beatles who else.....

basketlady420 said...

I remember being all excited in 1975 about Led Zeppelin going on tour.  I was 17 and this time I was bound and determined that I was going to see Led Zeppelin no matter what my father thought of it.  
I already knew that the last time they had been on tour and came through Cleveland that the tickets had sold out in just a couple hours.  I listened to the radio constantly, waiting for them to announce anyday now when the tickets were going on sale.  I wanted to be one of the first people in line to get tickets.  And then it happened.  The Led Zeppelin concert was cancelled.  John Bonham had died.  I was so devastated!  
All these years, the one thing that I've wanted the most and still want is a Led Zeppelin T-shirt with the word "Cancelled" across the front of the shirt.
                             Joyce

telstar5019 said...

I SAW PAUL MCCARTNEY IN CONCERT LOL, HE WAS SMAHSING. AND AND AWESOME. I ALSO SAW THE BEATLES IN CONCERT IN CINCINNAITI WOWA WERE THEY EVER GREAT. THE BEATLES WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST IN MY LIFE. AS THEY REPRESENT MY CHILD HOOD. AND LIFE GROWING UP. THEY WERE A SMASH BACK IN THOSE DAYS. PAUL IS OK ON HIS OWN, BUT HE WILL NEVER MAKE THE GROUP THAT THE BEATLES WERE. THANKS FOR LISTENING MARILYN B

roossharon said...

saw a Janis Joplin concert and that was the best would like to go back in time for that

blgraham49 said...

Elvis...........I saw him in concert in L.A.......it was like time stood still.........he was wonderful!! Wish I could turn back time........lol

ruqueennoreen said...

The Grateful Dead with Jerry Garcia at any venue.

eyewinker said...

The Eagles are good in concert.  I would have loved to have seen Led Zepplin and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

hathelm said...

How about Pink Floyd, the Police, CCR

mikewynkoop said...

When I was a kid my 2 greatest fantasies were to see The Beatles in concert and Elvis in concert.I never saw THe Beatles,even though I have all of their concerts on video.I did see Elvis at the Capital Center in Largo Md.My seats were in the very last row behind the stage.During the lead up band,Whom I can`t remember who it was, I saw some seats 1st row behind the stage.We all moved down there before Elvis entered.My friend got so excited she wanted to try and touch him.I bent over the rails and held her by the ankles and she missed his head by 2 inches.Elvis sang his heart out that day.He was over weght and could shake too much but his voice never changed.It was a concert highlight I will never forget.
                               Mike Wynkoop

sna8kbit said...

How in the world could you leave Elvis Presley off the list?  

spierce231 said...

i was at lollapalooza 1, so that's out. always regretted not seeing Kraftwerk, U2 and/or Ultravox at the old cleveland agora in the early eighties (81?).

lastwaltz1 said...

The Last Waltz - The Band's farewell concert at Winterland 1976.  Made into a movie by Martin Scorcese.

rushcujo said...

Bob Dylan - Manchester 1966
Bob Dylan - Newport 1965
The Rolling Stones - Altamont 1969
Grateful Dead - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Bruce Springsteen - The Bottom Line, NY 1975

gbelgrade said...

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS WHEN BETTS WAS ALIVE!!!

gbelgrade said...

PINK FLOYD WITH DAVID GILMOUR

pranamjs said...

Bob Marley of course. The only music I have heard literally all over the world.

paulmcyardi said...

Saw the Who backing up the Doors in 1968.

dy48w56 said...

PINK FLOYD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stp20 said...

Early Elvis!!!!!!!  Second only to the Beatles.

stp20 said...

Would like to see the survivors of the Beatles and The Who join and tour.   McCartney singing and on Bass, Starr on Drums, Townsend Lead Guitar, and Daltrey out in front (with Paul ala John and Paul?)

weeeeeble said...

Pink FLoyd's The Wall....they only did a handful of shows

weeeeeble said...

Pink FLoyd's The Wall....they only did a handful of shows

kcbronx33 said...

Alice In Chains! Nuff said.

fordhamfive said...

The ultimate time travel concert would also involve some multiple time warping. I would like to go back in time and persuade my favs to come for a ride into the future.  In a "Christmas Carol" kind of maner I could show them what events they missed where they could have a second chance if they so desired.

The fantasy outcome?

The Monkees, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys with Glenn Cambell, the Turtles, the Lovin' Spoonful, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, the Doors, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, 10 cc, the Rascals, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Grand Funk Railroad, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, and an endless list of all time favorites would join all the Woodstock Artists for a two week extraveganza.  A small army of volunteers, an airport, an intire infrastructure would be set up where everything was set up for all the needs of a small city.  Admission would be charged and only those with the proper ID could enter the city.

The money raised through admissions would be invested and snowballed into an emense superfund through the use of the "time machine".  You could search through time and know what would be a good investments.  The astronomical wealth could then be used for a world of good causes possibly leading to worldwide euphoria, world peace, goodwill. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP-"Dam alarm!!"

abulletproofcat said...

Well I'm only 17 but sometimes I think I was born in the wrong period of time. I wish I could have seen Led Zeppelin more than anything, but also the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and the list goes on. Luckily The Who, Def Leppard, Styx, Journey, and Van Halen get together still, even if only ever so often. I've managed to see the Who, Styx, Journey, and Def Leppard. Also I saw "The Machine" and those Pink Floyd fans out there probably know of them. For those who don't you MUST see them, they do them justice. The leader of the band plays like Gilmour and sounds just like Waters. I almost cried during Fletcher Memorial Home.

Dream Concert: Radiohead opening for Led Zeppelin followed by some insane axe work by any of the following: Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, or Joe Satriani

abulletproofcat said...

Well I'm only 17 but sometimes I think I was born in the wrong period of time. I wish I could have seen Led Zeppelin more than anything, but also the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and the list goes on. Luckily The Who, Def Leppard, Styx, Journey, and Van Halen get together still, even if only ever so often. I've managed to see the Who, Styx, Journey, and Def Leppard. Also I saw "The Machine" and those Pink Floyd fans out there probably know of them. For those who don't you MUST see them, they do them justice. The leader of the band plays like Gilmour and sounds just like Waters. I almost cried during Fletcher Memorial Home.

Dream Concert: Radiohead opening for Led Zeppelin followed by some insane axe work by any of the following: Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, or Joe Satriani

fordhamfive said...

The ultimate time travel concert would also involve some multiple time warping. I would like to go back in time and persuade my favs to come for a ride into the future.  In a "Christmas Carol" kind of maner I could show them what events they missed where they could have a second chance if they so desired.

The fantasy outcome?

The Monkees, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys with Glenn Cambell, the Turtles, the Lovin' Spoonful, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, the Doors, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, 10 cc, the Rascals, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Grand Funk Railroad, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, and an endless list of all time favorites would join all the Woodstock Artists for a two week extraveganza.  A small army of volunteers, an airport, an intire infrastructure would be set up where everything was set up for all the needs of a small city.  Admission would be charged and only those with the proper ID could enter the city.

The money raised through admissions would be invested and snowballed into an emense superfund through the use of the "time machine".  You could search through time and know what would be a good investments.  The astronomical wealth could then be used for a world of good causes possibly leading to worldwide euphoria, world peace, goodwill. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP-"Dam alarm!!"

fordhamfive said...

The ultimate time travel concert would also involve some multiple time warping. I would like to go back in time and persuade my favs to come for a ride into the future.  In a "Christmas Carol" kind of maner I could show them what events they missed where they could have a second chance if they so desired.

The fantasy outcome?

The Monkees, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys with Glenn Cambell, the Turtles, the Lovin' Spoonful, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, the Doors, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, 10 cc, the Rascals, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Grand Funk Railroad, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, and an endless list of all time favorites would join all the Woodstock Artists for a two week extraveganza.  A small army of volunteers, an airport, an intire infrastructure would be set up where everything was set up for all the needs of a small city.  Admission would be charged and only those with the proper ID could enter the city.

The money raised through admissions would be invested and snowballed into an emense superfund through the use of the "time machine".  You could search through time and know what would be a good investments.  The astronomical wealth could then be used for a world of good causes possibly leading to worldwide euphoria, world peace, goodwill. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP-"Dam alarm!!"

chrisdough55 said...

I would have loved to seen Jimi Hendrix.  He was such a great musician and his death was a complete tragedy, as bad as Lennon's later on.  He changed the dynamic of guitar playing and really invented rock guitar as we know it today.

notesman55 said...

okay...you missed these two super groups:

The ORIGINAL Commodores (yes with Lionel Richie);
The ORIGINAL Temptations (not the sad excuse touring now)

alxfan1 said...

The Who, when they still had Moon.

ftorres6969 said...

Pink Floyd 'The Wall Concert'. I was to young to see it live back then.

glfaren said...

Janis Joplin !!!

bluepointpra said...

THE BEATLES STILL ROCK EVEN UNTILL THIS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rockenmoma79 said...


dear readers


       led zepplin has been the best concert i been to it was the no quater concert in new orleans louisiana back in march 10,1995.my really good friend said that before god take her with him her wish was to see led zepplin.her birthday is march 10,1962 she had her wish on her birthday than she passed away on november 28,1995and was buried on my wedding aniversary.she got her wish.and she had the time of her life something i will never forget.that is why i wish for led zepplin to return to new orleans.




                                                                       thank you,
                                                                        faye
                                                                         rockenmoma79@aol.com










           

emmykaye921 said...

You forgot Elvis...that would be my vote. He was the king of rock and roll, for goodness sakes.

darkskater272 said...

Why arent the Ramones on there.  Or Minor Threat.  They both started revolutions and were amazing bands.

andilee2112 said...

Pink Floyd

amath1337 said...

The Who!  they are my boys!

windcriesmary112 said...

I saw Cream at Madison Square Gardenthis Fall, it was awesome, and clapton was playing with more fire than the london shows. Jack Bruce was happy along with ginger. The best song was White Room or Pressed Rat and Warthog, but Sunshine was an awesome encore.

Alex,
Chester County. PA

ibisisi3892 said...

The King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley. Enough said.

bumblebee12and3 said...

Harry Nilsson. I know Nilsson never gave concerts (well, I guess it made more sense), but he has a beautiful voice (and a helluvalot more besides -- one cannot forget his lyrics and instrumentals, which were likewise beautiful). God, to have met that man just once...
~Bee

jak318 said...

Ummmmmm AC/DC...................enough said......

bumblebee12and3 said...

Durr! Silly me, I forgot to add-

Yeah, uhm, Johnny Cash? You missed him. Not to mention, I would have LOVED to have seen Pentangle and Steeleye Span. They're wonderful.

My father went to Woodstock when he was 15, I think he and a friend hitch hiked. I found his old tickets the other day, pressed between the book he wrote, in their original envelope. 'Twas pretty awesome.

But, yeah. I wasn't meant for this generation... Beatles, Bob Dylan for chrissakes (god, I'd've loved to see the Blood On The Tracks tour), Harry Nilsson, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix... and we have such utter CRAP now; a comment which extends beyond the music in the 60's-70's vs. today and into nearly all forms of pop culture.
~Bee

weels55 said...

Nirvana unpluged in ny

nutzbuthot said...

janice joplin and the doors!!!
how could they not be on the list

irishsaint2006 said...

Van Halen with David Lee Roth in the 1980's would be the concert I would most want to see. The Beatles would be great and all, I'm not gonna lie, but Diamond Dave was the early eighties and a sexy beast to boot. I'm gonna have to go with Van Halen with Diamond Dave in the 80's.

sylvester21b said...

I would loved to see the beatles at golden gate park

stonesfan321 said...

woodstock the doors The beatles or just lennon and harrison

themagain93 said...

totally van morrison and paul mccartney. also chuck berry and boston.

safetydancer92 said...

Elliot Smith, Janis Joplin, the Mamas and the Papas,  and Queen. Hello?!

bobjmarks said...

Stevie Ray Vaughn, Austin City Limits, I'd give anything to see stevie live

bobjmarks said...

oh and Sublime wouldn't suck either...

oblivioustoyou9 said...

i would give anything to see either a John Lennon concert, a Doors Concert, or Johnny Cash at San Quentin.

amyjones08 said...

Garth Brooks

amyjones08 said...

Garth Brooks

xcookieluvx said...

Here's one..blink 182! Sadly, I couldn't go to their concert and now, I never will. Anyone else feel like this? I mean, come on, it's blink 182!
Though, you were dead on with Nirvana. Kurt Coban is dearly missed.

x0xdogluver0x said...

The only concert I ever went to was an N*Sync concert right before they broke up. I went with one of my best friends, her sister, and her parents. We went in a limo. It was my first concert and I absoulutley enjoyed it. Though now I wish my first, and probably last, concert was to someone who's still popular today, and people my age probably listen to. I probably had more fun then my friend. Granted I did lose my voice the next day 'cause I was screaming so hard. I probably won't forget that concert for a long, long time.

ale8one101 said...

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elg1950 said...

Saw The Beatles in Houston in 1965 when I was 14 years old.  Went to airport to wait for the plane.  Plane landed and we were about 100 yards from the plane.  Roped off with alot of security. They waved from inside looking out of the window and came down the steps and waved again.  Then we drove by the Coliseum and they had alot of people camping out so they could get could seats since it was general admission.  We went to the first show (had 2 shows) that afternoon and sat in the balcony with speakers in front of us.  We could hear everything they were saying and songs they were singing.  Show lasted about 30 minutes.  Tickets were $5.00.

Saw Paul 3 times in Houston and Ringo 1 time.

beatlebabe2000 said...

To have seen the Beatles in Hamburg Germany, before they got big, with Stu on Bass, Paul, George, and John on quitar and with Pete Best on drums.

Or to have been at woodstock 1969.

When Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash were all touring together.

rainydysndmondys said...

I think the Carpenters should've been on the list!  I'm 16, so I missed them by 8+ years.  It would be so amazing to be able to go back in time to see them in person.  I really don't have one concert that I would've wanted to see; any would do.  The clips I've seen of their Budokan concert are great though, so perhaps that one...

oobeetlebugoo said...

Stevie Ray Vayghan!!!!!!!   Would have loved to see him...

mofqueens said...

The Who

mb2190 said...

WOODSTOCK ROCKED

hotdogoramer said...

YES!

skidoodles23 said...

Man where da fuck the doors at? And mutha fuckin sublime? And i think we all forgot about queen

lzrdkngof17 said...

I would have LOVED to have been at the Rock & Roll Circus concert in London in 1968.  Jethro Tull opened up 1 song.  Then the Who played a song.  Then Taj Mahal with a song followed by Marianne Faithfull singing Something Better (she is so lovely).  After her, a group called the Dirty Mac played a song.  The Dirty Mac was John Lennon (Winston Legthigh was his alias for the show), Mitch Mitchell from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards.  Lennon was singing.  The Dirty Mac also played a song with a talented violinist and Yoko Ono.  After this, the Rolling Stones played 5 songs.  They all gave an AMAZING show.  My favorites were Jethro Tull, The Who, Marianne Faithfull, and the Stones.  The Dirty Mac played amazing but I didn't quite dig the lyrics.  "...Woke up this morning, wanna die, if I aint dead already, girl you know the reason why...".  The show ended with everyone sitting in the crowd, (even the performers), and Keith Richards and Mick Jagger singing a "goodbye" song.  I have the concert on my computer, it's simply stellar.

laherreratwc said...

the beatles......no doubt about it.  they have  played such an important part in my life from the day i was born.  i was born in "68, and my dad was a HUGE beatle fan...he used to put sgt. pepper on the turntable every night when he came home from the base at night, and play on the floor with me.  i have no recollection of NOT knowing every single lyric or note to the entire album for my whole life.  when john was murdered, i was 12, and remember not being able to go to school that day.....i was unconsolable.  when george passed, i took my 3 children to the "memorial"  on hollywood blvd, and i'm proud to say that i have passed my love of the beatles on to my children.  the beatles will live on forever....

alebeth2 said...

What about Janis Joplin or John Lennon solo

punkxsure said...

the clash? duh.

spaceace1970 said...

I would have loved to see The Beatles.  It would have been the BEST show in my life.  Unfortunately they broke up the year that I was born.

thickwoodsideny said...

If the time machine only took me back in time in THIS timeline, I'd still go see the Beatles, and it would either be a later live show (1966) if I could find one where you can actually hear them as musicians, or probably better - see them in Hamburg or the Cavern Club circa 1959, all wearing leather jackets and greaser haircuts playing in a smokey rockin nightclub to hip young Germans.  Maybe one of the times when their friend Ringo Starr sat in on drums, with Stu Suttcliffe on bass, and they're hoping no one will find out their guitar player George is under age.

If I could travel back in time in an ALTERNATE time line (why not?) I'd see the mid-80s reunion concert that John Lennon stated in 1980 that they were planning.  I bet they would have played a great Live Aid set too.  

I acting did see Frank and Sammy!! With Liza fer crissakes (filling in for an ailing Dino).  I was 17 and went because it was just so funny to see those relics still around doing their thing (it was 1989, I went with my mom).  And plus, its Frank and Sammy, y'know.   I'll never forget when we walked to our seats at the USF Sundome - Sammy was singing 'Bad' by Michael Jackson!  

godessstavon said...

Pink Floyd

daisygirl4584 said...

I am a huge Beatles fan. John Lennon died 3 1/2 years before I was born but my parents made sure that I was introduced to the Beatles first thing. I would love to go back and time to watch them play back at the Tavern or Hamburg, so the sound wouldn't be drowned out buy screaming girls. I just think that would be amazing to the see the best band ever to grace the earth.

evrchanginanthem said...

I would give anything to have seen The Blues Brothers in concert.  I grew up watching the SNL sketches and original movie.  The most amazing thing to me is that something could start as a sketch on a TV show and turn into a sold out tour.  And I guess the ultimate concert would inclue Aretha, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, and all the original cast.
~EvrChanginAnthem@AOL

cnobler said...

My fanatasy concert happened last night when my wife and I sat in the fourth row at Pala Casino ( Fallbrook, CA) to see Ringo Starr's Traveling All-Stars. The line-up was awesome---
         Ringo and Sheila E on drums
         Edgar Winter on Keyboards and sax
         Billy Squire and Richard Marx on guitars
         Hamish Stuart ( AWB) on bass
         Rod Argent (Zombies) on keyboards

Besides doing all of Ringo's great hits:
 It Don't Come easy, Yellow Sub, Little Help from my friends,
 What Goes On. Photgraph, Act Naturally...

The All-Stars did awesome versions of:
   Frankenstein, She's Not There, Hold Your Head Up

Sheila E is one of the best drummers flat out I have ever seen.

They all had a great time playing and Ringo is also one of the best frontman and comedians (!) I have seen on stage.

This is my third Ringo concert. I grew up with the Beatles ( I was 9 when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan) and I finally saw Paul last year in Anaheim.

I'll put Ringo and his band up against anyone!!!

Mr. R from Kids Rock
cnobler@aol.com



holeinsock108 said...

Stevie Ray Vaughn
The Clash
The Who- with John and Keith

krupski574 said...

Pink Floyd

redsox19488 said...

Queen Live At Wimbley Stadium

agentsjm33nyc said...

The Ventures March 5, 1965 at Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Hall

As recorded on their Live in Japan 65 album

Beatles fans:  don't worry, they play a killer "I Feel Fine"

othone said...

The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd and Moody Blues

u2gurl87 said...

I can't believe you left out THE POLICE!!!! I'd give anything to see them together in concert!!

lilly16852 said...

Nirvana and Alice In Chains are my choices

notoriousphatty said...

Bob Marley
Janis Joplin

pegnarron said...

I would love to hear the lead singer of Foreigner sing "I want to know what love is " once again.

craiggers1960 said...

My fantasy concert would be to see Duane Allman play with Eric Clapton when Clapton was with Derek and the Dominos.

chocolattef said...

YOU OBVIOUSLY WEREN'T THINKING!!  HOW COULD YOU FORGET ELVIS?   LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, 70'S CONCERT AT KIEL OR ANY ELVIS CONCERT.  SAW HIM ONCE, A BIRTHDAY GIFT.   WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP ANY BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR THE PRICE OF ADMISSION TO SEE HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN.  MISS HIM.  GETTING READY TO RETURN TO GRACELAND.

dittocmv said...

When I was a kid I wanted so badly to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium but we were so poor my parents could not afford the tickets. Today I am a commercial photographer (Promo  Shots,-Pro football action photography for 24 years, Web site photos. etc). i wish I could go back to a Beatles Concert but only as a photographer. I have gotten used to the great access that I currently have & would ONLY GO BACK WITH MY CAMERAS!!!!! Don't expect me to go back to a great concert to a  Upper-Level seat!
Hey-BTW-Imagin going back to shoot a Beatle Concert with my Canon Digital!!!
That woudl blow the minds of the other photographers!!! Thanks for letting me dream!
Henry O

roglk50 said...

How could you forget CHER?

db4elvis said...

ELVIS IS MISSING !!!!!!!!!!!!! BEFORE ANYONE DID ANYTHING, ELVIS DID EVERYTHING. IF IT WERE NOT FOR ELVIS THERE WOULD BE NO CONCERTS.

djlathe said...

Tha original Allman Brother's Band

gulfstreamfour2 said...

Saw the Beatles summer of 1964 with another member of my band at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles hosted by KRLA radio.  Openers were Bobby Heb, Kim Sisters, Merry- go -Round.  Girls in the crowd were tearing their clothes off.  The crowd quieted down in time to hear a perfect harmony "If you wore red tonight"  FAB!

texasplates4me said...

ELVIS............

orajane said...

Boston!

christie102l said...

How could Rolling Stones not be included? Has Janis really been lost to time?
Janis Joplin, it is too bad that her tunes probably can't be brought up to current sound quality to be fully enjoyed, it's just amazing that those who heard her and were mesmerized did not count her in.  More currently, Elton John, but Carly Simon deserves to be in the top 10.  Too much talent, too little time.

fun4me44 said...

How could you forget the King of Rock in Roll. The greatest entertainer of all time. Shame on you!

cubsfan091791 said...

The Ramones and Pink Floyd

gilliami said...

Luther Vandross

cjrbans said...

In 1965, the Beatles came to Portland OR for 2 shows, they each lasted less then 45 min. John came to the mic and said "this is from our lastest movie" then they sang HELP, I need somebody! I don't know who really saw them, everyone says they did but I could hear them and sang along with them, I loved it! Our Mother, who just passed away bought the tickets at 6 bucks each at Fred Meyers for my brother and me and I got the 2nd show which was 4 minutes longer, 2 songs. In the 40 min show they sang about 15-17 songs and I can'r remember an opening act. I saw there car leave for the airport while the crowd was still cheering for another ancore. After about 10 minutes the MC said "the Beatles are no longer in the building" that's when the yells and cries got the loudest. That was such a fun time, no real worries in the world and Pop music ruled but you either had to be a Beatle fan or a Stone's fan but never both, it wasen't COOL! John

dwfree1 said...

Its not a fantasie, I did see Yes & Iggy Pop at the Whiskey with my friend Danny Sugerman.I still have a ashtray I took from the -Whisky'aGoGo 8901 Sunset BLVD HOLLYWOOD, CALIF ( this is what it says )  We use to do The Doors flyers for their concerts, and we get backstage passes and front row seats it was a lot of fun.The Doors had their office at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd right on the s.w. corner.

vingal0909 said...

Not enough people of my generation have computers, thus the low number for Sinatra. In my day (40's, 50's and 60'x) he would have come in as Number #1.

cynthklass said...

Queen, my GOD! DUH! How could you have Tupac on this list and leave out a talent like Freddie Mercury.You didnt just miss him you obviously need your ears checked.

carlehomeimpr1 said...

Getting wasted and seeing Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix, Led zepellin in cocncert.

kevinhog said...

My first concert was Blue Oyster Cult opening for...."ELO" the Electric light Orchastra" in 1972 at the Paladium.  There were three of us but only two tickets.  I had the car but not the ticket, so I drove my buddies down there and we stood around and begged for a ticket.  Some rock star looking dude gave us three tickets in the lodge where there was an operating bar and no visual obstructions.  Unbelievable experience, smoking dope drinking Bacari 16 years old.  What a trip.
  The one's I missed was Deep Purple at California Jam along with Emerson Lake and Palmer whom I caught another time at the Colaseum opening for Jethron Tull.  Never sawe ZEP, would have liked to catch them early on in the 60's doing whole lotta Love.  
  Always wished I had seen Bowie when he was doing Ziggy. Saw him on the midnight special when I was having a bad trip on acid and brought me down.  Never forget that.  How about Mott the Hoople? All the young dudes etc. I would have likes to see alot of the glam bands in the early 70's in London, a lot of genius shit going on then just before Punk took over.
  Would have liked to see The Cars in their heyday and the police, that would be a nice show card.  I've seen a lot of Yes, Tull, Pink Floyd shows....every time they're in town.  The Wall was probably the most unbelievable display....You had to be there.  Would love to see that again.
   Would sell my soul to see Deep Purple "Live In Japan"  We rocked our asses off to that record when we were white punks on dope.  
  Of course Janis goes without even saying and Elvis in his black leather days. Would still like to catch the Moody's before they or I die.  Gawd it just goes on and on.....woulda shoulda coulda, or not.

johnzatoichi said...

Saw black Sabbath as a warm up Group for Led Zepplin at the FORUM in INGLEWOOD ca.  OZZIE kicked ass.  Best concert ?  The Who at Long Beach Arena after the release of WHOS NEXT.

sclinsin said...

ELVIS  was missing.

driedpusit said...

My concert fantasy is Stevie Ray Vaughan. I think he is the greatest guitarist ever!. It is too bad, after he died, that's when I found out about his music and I wish that it never happened about his tragic. Imagine if he's still alive making music and appearing concert. I would have always be there whenever I get the chance. God bless stevie's soul!

Jesse

kygolfboyy said...

elvis, are you out of your mind ???? leave the king off your list !!! shame on your viewers

jibrahimsyr said...

OMG how easily we forget, how could u forget about the king of pop, rock and soul, Mr. michael Jackson. The best live performer ever.

blttrox said...

I still remember being 8 years old in 1964, growing up in the Chicago Suburbs planning with my best freind to go to the Beatles concert in downtown Chicago, we were going to sneak out of the house, never mind we had no idea how we were going to get there, except sheer determination.  That is; til our parents found out!! LOL

eitalk58 said...

Chicago and the Beach Boys   Summer '74, '75 and '76. Awsome drum solo for
"Beginnings".

chumley104 said...

Remember the Fantasmics!

kcleve4468 said...

The Fabulous Righteous Brothers, many times in Houston, TX. They are the best and their music and songs create such a feeling, way down in your soul and heart. Bill Medley can still sing such beautiful songs on his own, what talent he has and Bobby Hatfield, sure am glad they found each other and formed the group. Thanks for the memories and feelings Bill and Bobby.

lindasue31551 said...

Mine is not so much a comment but a huge regret! I had a ticket to go see the Rolling Stones in Jacksonville, Fl. for my 16th birthday. I had absolutely no one to take me to the stadium. I missed the concert and I still have the ticket. It says on the face that it only cost $10.00!!
I wonder if they would trade it in for one to see them now??
HA! What a joke! Oh well maybe in the next life!

schmauscr said...

the original BEACH BOYS   al jardine  mike love  brian wilson carl wilson  dennis wilson  AMERICA'S BAND!

erikdflannigan said...

The funny thing about the Beatles being #1 is that their concerts were only 30 minutes long and they didn't tour after 1966. So by voting them first, you're saying you want to see a 30-minute show you can hardly hear (crappy PAs in the mid-'60s and screaming girls) of songs like "Baby's In Black" and "Long Tall Sally" not "Revolution" and "Hey Jude.'

erikdflannigan said...

The funny thing about the Beatles being #1 is that their concerts were only 30 minutes long and they didn't tour after 1966. So by voting them first, you're saying you want to see a 30-minute show you can hardly hear (crappy PAs in the mid-'60s and screaming girls) of songs like "Baby's In Black" and "Long Tall Sally" not "Revolution" and "Hey Jude.'

jkw5372 said...

Elvis was the concert I missed.  It was one of his last shows in Indianapolis. Little did I know that I missed my last chance.