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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Simple really, what well known bands formed 1975 and earlier have you seen live? (Individual "solo" artists don't count even if they had/have a band, as the individual wasn't formed as a band at a specific point)
    Seems weird to exclude solo artists on this basis. That would seem to disqualify band membership that didn't occur prior to 1975 as well. For example, the current version of Yes just formed last year. The one before that formed only couple of years earlier, and so on. King Crimson wouldn't qualify at all, unless one saw them prior to 1975.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klothos View Post
    I briefly played with Spiral Staircase in the 80s, does that count?
    Yea, huge band, who could forget their massive hit, "Up, Up, Up"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post

    Wishbone Ash
    Scorpions
    Kiss
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post

    Add: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Traffic, The Doors, Arthur Lee & Love
    And we have a winner! I'm so jealous I could puke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    The Clash
    They miss the cut by a year, formed in 76.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Facelift View Post
    Seems weird to exclude solo artists on this basis.
    Doesn't seem weird to me at all. I think you are reading too much into it. A band is a band is a band with a name regardless of who is or isn't in it now or then. It has a very specific start point under a specific name i.e. Status Quo started performing & recording as Status Quo on known given dates, regardless of what they were called before that, or who the members were then or earlier or now.

    But you could start your own thread called,"Solo artists you've seen live..." But why I don't want solo artists is because of questions like this: e.g. how do you qualify it date wise? By when they were born perhaps? When they started performing? And that alone is a nightmare to qualify, does that parish centre gig for charity aged 15 count? Or the school dance they played and got payed for aged 17? Or the bands they played in as sessions musicians before going solo? You can see the problem I hope

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    ELO 76 My first gig where the noise from violin and guitar needed fingers in ears.
    GG '76 Interview tour, my ears are still ringing...
    WReport '76 with GD/BC Band @ Hammersmith
    SFaces '76 reformed, bleeding ears, too close to the amps
    TR's Utopia Ra tour
    Tubes '77 Hammersmith.
    PFloyd's Wall in Earls Ct 81
    Yes Union tour Wembley
    JWarrior reformed for Now tour
    Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come Birthday bash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Kayak
    Jethro Tull
    The Nits
    Please tell me you saw Ekseption, Focus and Golden Earring back in the day as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Please tell me you saw Ekseption, Focus and Golden Earring back in the day as well?
    No

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    Uriah Heep
    Deep Purple
    The Stranglers
    Motorhead
    Queen
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Focus
    Golden Earring
    Canned Heat
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    Genesis
    Gong
    Grateful Dead
    Jefferson Starship
    Jethro Tull
    King Crimson
    Magma
    Pentangle
    Pink Floyd
    Renaissance
    Rolling Stones
    The Who
    Yes
    Happy the Man
    Renaissance
    Nazareth
    Yes
    Caravan
    Camel
    Kraftwerk
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    Chicago
    Rush
    Wishbone Ash
    Allman Brothers Band
    Max Webster
    Aerosmith
    Johnny Winter
    The Ramones
    Spirit
    Fleetwood Mac
    Pat Travers
    FM & Mahogany Rush
    Vanilla Fudge
    Amon Duul 2
    Guru Guru
    Holderlin
    Styx
    Kansas
    Trower
    Triumph

    and I'm sure I forget tons of them (because they haven't been listed yet)....

    However I saw a lot of those in the last 20 years
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Black Sabbath
    Pink Floyd
    The Stranglers
    Judas Priest
    Iron Maiden
    Motorhead
    Alice Cooper
    Status Quo
    Queen
    Magnum
    Yes
    Jethro Tull
    Hawkwind
    Magma
    Van der Graaf Generator
    King Crimson
    Rolling Stones
    Ten Years After
    Rush
    Scorpions
    Thin Lizzy
    Rainbow
    Atomic Rooster
    Caravan
    Univers Zero
    Art Zoyd
    Return To Forever
    Faust
    AC/DC
    Blackfoot
    The Enid
    Groundhogs
    Renaissance
    Twisted Sister
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Kiss
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Haven't there been lots of opportunities to see Kiss over the decades?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Steve Hackett
    Doesn't count - solo artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Johnny Winter
    Pat Travers
    Don't count.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    However I saw a lot of those in the last 20 years
    The thread is about bands formed before 1975 that you've seen AT ANY TIME, not before a certain year. So no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Black Sabbath
    Pink Floyd
    The Stranglers
    Judas Priest
    Iron Maiden
    Motorhead
    Alice Cooper
    Status Quo
    Queen
    Magnum
    Yes
    Jethro Tull
    Hawkwind
    Magma
    Van der Graaf Generator
    King Crimson
    Rolling Stones
    Ten Years After
    Rush
    Scorpions
    Thin Lizzy
    Rainbow
    Atomic Rooster
    Caravan
    Univers Zero
    Art Zoyd
    Return To Forever
    Faust
    AC/DC
    Blackfoot
    The Enid
    Groundhogs
    Renaissance
    Twisted Sister
    Were Twisted Sister and Iron Maiden formed in or before 1975?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Were Twisted Sister and Iron Maiden formed in or before 1975?
    OP said 75 and earlier, Iron Maiden formed 75 & Twisted Sister formed 72. The fact that their debuts came out in 80 & 82 is irrelevant
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    OP said 75 and earlier, Iron Maiden formed 75 & Twisted Sister formed 72. The fact that their debuts came out in 80 & 82 is irrelevant
    Yup, that's why I had named Triumph (I used to mow Gil Moore's lawn)


    But yeah, I had no idea that IM and TS were so old myself.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Don't count.
    Well in the 70's, JW had a stable line-up, just like Rory Gallagher or the Pat Travers Band did
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Steve Hackett
    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Doesn't count - solo artist.
    Okay, just pretend that I haven't seen him live then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Doesn't seem weird to me at all. I think you are reading too much into it. A band is a band is a band with a name regardless of who is or isn't in it now or then. It has a very specific start point under a specific name i.e. Status Quo started performing & recording as Status Quo on known given dates, regardless of what they were called before that, or who the members were then or earlier or now.

    But you could start your own thread called,"Solo artists you've seen live..." But why I don't want solo artists is because of questions like this: e.g. how do you qualify it date wise? By when they were born perhaps? When they started performing? And that alone is a nightmare to qualify, does that parish centre gig for charity aged 15 count? Or the school dance they played and got payed for aged 17? Or the bands they played in as sessions musicians before going solo? You can see the problem I hope
    I can understand the desire for specificity, but then the same degree of specificity should be extended to bands as well. As such, King Crimson does not qualify, and Yes only qualifies if seen in the 1970s.

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    Having been born in 1977, my list is woefully short, but I seem to have a couple that haven't been mentioned yet (Colosseum, Comus, Goblin + the three Finnish ones).

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    AC/DC
    Black Sabbath
    Colosseum
    Comus
    Deep Purple
    Elonkorjuu
    Goblin
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    King Crimson
    Kraftwerk
    Magma
    Nits
    Queen
    Procol Harum
    Rush
    Tasavallan Presidentti
    Wigwam
    Uriah Heep
    Yes
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    Next month I'll add Blue Öyster Cult to the list.

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    King Crimson
    Jethro Tull
    Dr. Hook and the medicine show
    Magma
    AC/DC
    Edgar Winter Group
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Tony Williams Lifetime
    Secret Oyster
    Alrune Rod
    Burning Red Ivanhoe

    These doesnt count I guess:

    Robin Trower
    John Mayall
    Dr. John
    Zappa
    Fripp

    On the other hand most of you mentions artist that are not bands.
    In the jazz departement this is almost unavoidable, my list could be much longer - Rypdal, Eberhard Weber, Holdsworth, etc. - And when I mention Mahavishnu or Tony Williams, it wasnt with the original lineup, so...
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