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Favorite band when I was in high school ... (Original Post) marble falls Dec 2019 OP
Class of 1976 PJMcK Dec 2019 #1
I still play the first album. A lot. marble falls Dec 2019 #2
Class of '75 - Same for me. TomSlick Dec 2019 #10
My FIRST concert ! Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2019 #3
I never got to see them live, but that Chicago Transit Authority album still rocks ... marble falls Dec 2019 #4
You know that they HAD to change the name from Chicago Transit Authority to just Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2019 #5
I saw Caravan at the Agora, New York Rock and Roll Ensemble ... marble falls Dec 2019 #6
I saw a bumper sticker the other day -- Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2019 #7
I feel really bad over how many I don't remember .... marble falls Dec 2019 #9
There was another venue downtown, it had a man's name ... marble falls Dec 2019 #8
Thought I was going to see David Alan Coe at a night club in Roanoke Va. ooky Jan 2020 #16
Sometimes with Coe the fights start onstage ... marble falls Jan 2020 #17
Yea, this was close to after I got out of the Navy in '77. ooky Jan 2020 #18
I remember when Black Flag Aquaria Jan 2020 #21
This message was self-deleted by its author Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 2020 #20
Class of '77 BluesRunTheGame Dec 2019 #11
Had a bad Yes habbit while I was in the Navy. marble falls Dec 2019 #12
I'm getting old. Aquaria Jan 2020 #13
Oh, and I'm apparently the whipper-snapper here Aquaria Jan 2020 #19
Class of '66...Class song.."We Gotta Get Out of This Place"...The Animals Tikki Jan 2020 #14
Ours was 'Hang on Sloopy", probably because the previous class was ... marble falls Jan 2020 #15

Haggis for Breakfast

(6,831 posts)
3. My FIRST concert !
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:16 PM
Dec 2019

I saw Chicago in Cleveland in 1968. At Public Auditorium. It was their first trip to Cleveland. I can still remember the crowd going wild at the opening strains of "25 or 6 to 4."

marble falls

(59,547 posts)
4. I never got to see them live, but that Chicago Transit Authority album still rocks ...
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:28 PM
Dec 2019

Saw the Beach Boys, Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, The Raspberries, John McGlothlin, Mountain, McKendry Springs, Cactus .... at Public Auditorium.

Went to an anti war demonstration being held there on April 15, 1970 while there was an ITT stockholders meeting going on inside. The first time I got photographed by the FBI.

Haggis for Breakfast

(6,831 posts)
5. You know that they HAD to change the name from Chicago Transit Authority to just
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:36 PM
Dec 2019

"Chicago" after the REAL Chicago Transit Authority took them to court, right ??

I remember seeing the Raspberries at the Agora Theater. They hadn't gotten that big break yet. Eric Carmen's father's money went a long way before success.

You mentioned Cactus. I was BF with a guy who promoted various acts into Cleveland music venues. He got me into see Cactus with Grover Washington, Jr -- a GREAT sax man, Dreams -- one of the BEST jazz-rock bands EVER and Uriah Heep. The Heep was insane. During a quick break, I remember Mick Box came out and sat down on the edge of the stage and just jammed by himself. He was a phenomenal guitar player. What a night !!

Haggis for Breakfast

(6,831 posts)
7. I saw a bumper sticker the other day --
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:08 PM
Dec 2019

"I may be old, but I got to see all the GREAT bands."

That's us, marble falls !

marble falls

(59,547 posts)
9. I feel really bad over how many I don't remember ....
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:15 PM
Dec 2019

Saw T-Rex at the Allen Theater the night before I went into the Navy Feb 2, 1972.

Saw Jefferson Airplane at the Allen, for $5.00 in '68.

Roadied for Wild Butter when they opened for Jefferson Airplane for a little tour in'68 of colleges in Pennsylvania.

marble falls

(59,547 posts)
8. There was another venue downtown, it had a man's name ...
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:08 PM
Dec 2019

Saw Damnation of Adam Blessing when David Alan Coe was in it.

Saw David Alan Coe at a coffee house in Akron called the Avalon, they passed the hat to pay him and only raised a couple of bucks in spare change.

ooky

(9,093 posts)
16. Thought I was going to see David Alan Coe at a night club in Roanoke Va.
Thu Jan 2, 2020, 10:39 PM
Jan 2020

He and the band had started their first song when a fight broke out in front of the stage and the whole place went up in front of him. They exited the back of the stage and that was the end of the performance.

marble falls

(59,547 posts)
17. Sometimes with Coe the fights start onstage ...
Thu Jan 2, 2020, 10:57 PM
Jan 2020

I was at a Kinks concert in Providence with Bad Company opening. Someone in the front row kept yelling for the Kinks, and when the set was over the bass player jumped down and tried to home run the yeller's head with the bass. Got him hard enough I heard the thump about 15 rows back, October of '72.

Saw Poco w/ Jim Croce opening, and Mothers of Invention at the same theater earlier that year. Great place to hear a band.

ooky

(9,093 posts)
18. Yea, this was close to after I got out of the Navy in '77.
Thu Jan 2, 2020, 11:09 PM
Jan 2020

Its a real shame because we were literally within 25 feet of that stage with a couple of pitchers of beer when that fight broke out. Could have been a hell of a night.

 

Aquaria

(1,076 posts)
21. I remember when Black Flag
Wed Jan 8, 2020, 03:34 PM
Jan 2020

Used to play in places not much bigger than my living room. I was so close to Henry Rollins that his microphone cord nearly dragged over my feet.

One of my boyfriend's pals was a roadie for Black Flag back then, so we got to see them quite a bit. Henry was always...strange. Super-smart. But...strange.

Response to ooky (Reply #16)

BluesRunTheGame

(1,675 posts)
11. Class of '77
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:04 PM
Dec 2019

That was a long time ago. I remember listening to a lot of YES and ELP. At some point I discovered Dylan and haven’t been the same since.

 

Aquaria

(1,076 posts)
13. I'm getting old.
Thu Jan 2, 2020, 07:13 PM
Jan 2020

When I was in junior high, I was a big Elton John fan, but that’s the only time I can remember having a favorite while I was school age.

After that, I remember all the songs and albums I liked, but I don’t remember having one band I preferred above any others.

Too many great artists in the 70s to choose only one.

Tikki

(14,612 posts)
14. Class of '66...Class song.."We Gotta Get Out of This Place"...The Animals
Thu Jan 2, 2020, 08:47 PM
Jan 2020
Favorite band...The Sonics


Tikki
Grew up in the PNW.

marble falls

(59,547 posts)
15. Ours was 'Hang on Sloopy", probably because the previous class was ...
Thu Jan 2, 2020, 09:36 PM
Jan 2020

the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie".

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