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  1. WhiteWabbit

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    So I was just listening to a Zeppelin bootleg on YouTube from 1973 and hearing The Rain Song I had a thought of how mind blowing it would be to experience that in concert. It’s one of the most breathtakingly beautiful songs ever conceived by man and to witness that live would be nothing short of a religious experience. So I’m wondering what’s one song you never experienced live that you wish you could..
     
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    Nothing eh?
     
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    Eddie Hazels guitar solo in “Maggot Brain”.
     
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    I've never heard David Gilmour play in person. That would be really high on my list.

    Although I've seen them before I'll forever kick myself for not getting tickets to see The Smashing Pumpkins play at The Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. If you've ever been there you'd know why that was such a mistake.
     
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    That's not bad, but I'd use my one time Led Zeppelin Time Travel Ticket to this 'almost' bootleg concert and soak this in:

     
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    Can't think of any single songs...
    Louis Armstong in 1927.
    Chick Webb with Ella.
    Duke Ellington.
    Louis Jordan.
    Sinatra's Capitol sessions.
    Sinatra at the Sands in '65.
    Beatles on the roof.
    So...artists...not songs. :)
     
  9. WhiteWabbit

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    Oh yes. Australia 1971 I think. Most consider 71-72 their peak. I’m a big fan of their 1969 live shows tbh. Doesn’t get much better than a young and hungry Zeppelin.
     
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    The 1971 Concert For Bangladesh . Bangla Dhun, the Sitar
    and Sarod duet with Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan.

    Maybe Jimi, and a little pill. But Tull on the Thick As A Brick
    tour with a little pill was pretty amazing :thumb:
     
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    I’d have to go with Zeppelin. We had tickets for the “In through the out door” tour and were shattered when Bonham died. I had just started going to concerts then so I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to see them earlier.

    I’m also a fan of the rain song. I can do a reasonable job of it in standard tuning. It’s much easier to play in DADGAD tuning though. I’ve loved that song pretty much since the first time I heard it (40 years ago).
     
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    To have heard Freddy Mercury perform his version of "The Great Pretender" is high on my list of wish I could haves. Also so is seeing The Cars in concert.

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    Along those lines Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller...such good music. (imho)
     
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    One week end in 1975
    Got a ticket to see Zep at the North Stars Hockey arena in Bloomington Minnesota
    They came late 11:00 p.m.
    Apologized...
    Played till 3:00 a.m.

    Next night they played in Saint Paul
    Scalped a ticket for that show
    $4:00
    No S**t
    $4:00
     
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    Tull...My God. I've seen videos of live performances, but live would be a hoot.
     
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    That's one of my favorite lines

    Far away
    Across the field
    Tolling of the iron bells
    Calls the faithful to their knees
    To hear the softly spoken magic spells....
     
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    I saw them live in 72. They really weren't that hot. Sorry. Hawkwind on the other hand... :p
     
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    So you’re the reason they had to come to North America to make it big!
    [​IMG]
     
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    I was there, you weren't. I don't have to wish. :p And by 1972, they were already "big".
     
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