Hey RB, didja ever see Lightnin' Hopkins?

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    Just finished a book about him. Fascinating guy! Especially liked how everyone who tried to play with him complained that he did hid chord changes when he felt like it. Might have I IV V but in no particular order or time.
     
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    I saw him once for sure. I don't remember seeing him more than that. It's possible.:D
     
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    "Lightin' change when Lightnin' want ta change!" :D
     
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    Yeah, he wasn't bound by many rules.:eek::D
     
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    It took me a while but I finally remembered where I read that:

    This Historic Day In Music: Lightnin’ Hopkins | sixstr stories

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    Classic! The guy was real, that's for sure. I've tried to remember if I saw him more and I can't remember anything but the once. I find that hard to believe.

    It got me thinking, and I even checked the Fillmore show list and there was only one appearance there. I need to look at Winterland too.
     
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    Rogue - where do you find the Winterland Fillmore and Avalon lists?


    I'm sure there are some I've seen that aren't on my list. (I have a huge list)
     
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    Here's the one for Fillmore West. I haven't looked for Winterland again yet.

    Funny, it's easier for me to do the search again than find it in my bookmarks.lmao

    http://www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Fill%20West%20Shows.htm

    By the way, I can't believe how many shows we went to!

    The shows with Grateful Dead, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, and Spirit are the weekend we met Jerry Garcia. We gabbed while BS&T jammed.:D

    Edit: I found the Winterland list. Just glancing through it, I still can't believe all the shows we got to see. Fillmore one night and Winterland the next. I've seen a ton of bands. I can only remember about half of them.

    http://www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Winterland%20Shows.htm
     
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    BS&T jamming… must have been the first incarnation!
     
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    Hey big bro, do you remember seeing a Marine with a pretty Hawaiian girl at the Fillmore in 1969??

    I was born in November 1969. Dad was home on leave from Vietnam in March 1969, only 20 years old and he loved taking my mom to the Fillmore....I may have been conceived after one of these:

    16 February 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
    Santana, Collectors, Melanie Lights: Brotherhood Of Light
    19 February 1969
    Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
    Grateful Dead, "Celestial Synapse" put on by The Frontiers of Science of Harbinger, CA
    20 February 1969
    Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
    Albert King, Sons Of Champlin, Cold Blood Lights: Little Princess #109, Notes: Albert King Replaced The Move
    21 February 1969
    Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
    Albert King, Sons Of Champlin, Cold Blood Lights: Little Princess #109, Notes: Albert King Replaced The Move
    22 February 1969
    Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
    Albert King, Sons Of Champlin, Cold Blood Lights: Little Princess #109, Notes: Albert King Replaced The Move
    23 February 1969
    Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
    Albert King, Sons Of Champlin, Cold Blood Lights: Little Princess #109, Notes: Albert King Replaced The Move
    27 February 1969
    Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
    Grateful Dead, Pentangle, Sir Douglas Quintet Lights: Brotherhood Of Light


    That would explain a lot!! :D
     
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    It was right after their album with their first hit and the dude with three names singing lead. Damn, I can't think of his name.

    I cheated. David Clayton-Thomas. It was January 2, 3 & 4 1969. We cornered Jerry either Friday or Saturday night. I have no recollection of which.

    BS&T was tight! A good, slick show. I was never a big fan of Spirit. I wasn't very impressed with Randy California.

    I've told this before, I don't know if you've seen it.

    I saw Spirit one weekend with Golden Earring and another band I don't remember. RC tap danced on pedals more than he played licks, it seemed to me. I wasn't into effects and shunned them at the time.

    I waited after the show ended while RC jumped off the stage and grabbed his lady friend and did the suck face deal a few minutes while his entourage gathered to glad hand him and sing his wonderful praises.

    I stood just outside the gaggle of hangers on until they settled down. I walked up to RC and asked if he minded if I asked him something. He said sure. I asked if he could play anything legitimate on that guitar or did he just tap dance on pedals.

    All hell broke loose! The entourage was now a lynch mob. RC is stuttering out how he can play any damn thing and the entourage is screaming at me in unison. Five part harmony.

    I took it all in and laughed, turned around and walked out.

    I don't think they liked me.:eek::D
     
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    DUDE! I was at all of those shows!!! I probably did see your parents. A buzz cut would have stood out like a beacon. I would have recognized a Marine in civvies. Well, that's pretty damn cool.

    I never missed a Dead concert while I lived in the Bay Area. And The Sons of Champlin was another of my favorite bands. When they played the same bill, I was there. Usually every night too. I don't care who else was playing, if there was a choice between the Dead and anyone, it was the Dead.
     
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    Hah!! I KNEW it!!!! :D
     
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    Hell, we could have bumped into each other. Or stood next to each other.

    This stuff always trips me out.