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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I envy you. The closest I got to a Grobschnitt-concert is a Rockpalast performance on television.
    I wonder if Rob & Chad ever tried to get Grobschnitt over to perform at NEARfest? Seems they would have been an obvious choice.

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    Pretty much all of the good ones except LZ, Hendrix, Stones and the Beatles
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    Yes
    King Crimson
    Genesis
    Pink Floyd
    Gong
    Hawkwind
    Deep Purple
    Kiss
    The Who
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    PFM
    Il Balletto Di Bronzo
    Camel
    Magma
    Happy The Man
    Secret Oyster
    Hatfield And The North
    Proto-Kaw
    Rush
    Caravan
    Soft Machine
    Banco Del Muteo Suocorsso
    ELP
    Jethro Tull
    Blue Oyster Cult
    The Grateful Dead
    Allman Brothers Band
    Focus
    Wishbone Ash
    Judas Priest
    Nektar
    Flash
    Queen (sort of, it was with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert)
    The Beach Boys
    Renaissance
    Sun Ra Arkestra
    Thin Lizzy
    UFO
    Scorpions


    There's probably a bunch of others who I saw at either NEARfest or ProgDay that I'm just not remembering at the moment.

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    Originally Posted by SunRunner2
    Not nearly as long of a list as some of the lucky ones above, but I recall them with much delight:

    Beatles

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    I think you win.
    Thanks, but what a complete blur it was and is now, as it entailed hundreds and hundreds of estrogen laden screaming girls grabbing my binoculars and knocking over anyone in their path to get a closer glimpse at the Fab Four as they performed "she loves you yeah, yeah, yeah" (almost inaudibly, as the screams drowned out most of the 31 minute set). Charles Finley paid them the (then) huge sum of $150,000 to stop at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City (09/17/64). My parents doled out $8 for me to see what they described at the time as a bunch of untalented, long haired creeps. Hey, at least they were more fun than watching the cellar dweller KC Athletics lose another doubleheader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    Originally Posted by SunRunner2
    Not nearly as long of a list as some of the lucky ones above, but I recall them with much delight:

    Beatles



    Thanks, but what a complete blur it was and is now, as it entailed hundreds and hundreds of estrogen laden screaming girls grabbing my binoculars and knocking over anyone in their path to get a closer glimpse at the Fab Four as they performed "she loves you yeah, yeah, yeah" (almost inaudibly, as the screams drowned out most of the 31 minute set). Charles Finley paid them the (then) huge sum of $150,000 to stop at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City (09/17/64). My parents doled out $8 for me to see what they described at the time as a bunch of untalented, long haired creeps. Hey, at least they were more fun than watching the cellar dweller KC Athletics lose another doubleheader.
    I know about three or four people who got to see The Beatles, and they all say teh same thing, "I saw The Beatles, I didn't really hear them". Imagine if they had the kind of PA systems that bands had even 10 years later. I imagine if The Beatles could have the Grateful Dead's Wall Of Sound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I envy you. The closest I got to a Grobschnitt-concert is a Rockpalast performance on television.
    I treasure that gig, although it was the tour to their last Studio Album "Fantasten" (which was rather poor) it was an awesome set.

    These guys knew to put on a Show even in the small club this was happening. I'm very glad to have experienced a Version of Solar Music
    live.

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    I know I posted to this thread when it made its first rounds, but I have a few additions:

    Styx, FM, Soft Machine, Dixie Dregs, Mother Mallard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    I know I posted to this thread when it made its first rounds, but I have a few additions:

    Styx, FM, Soft Machine, Dixie Dregs, Mother Mallard.
    How was the FM concert? I recall their first album "Indiscreet" when it came out in 1986, with "Frozen Heart" being a single with some airplay. I noticed their follow up albums in the bins in the (used to be) record stores around town. Appears as if they are still around today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    How was the FM concert? I recall their first album "Indiscreet" when it came out in 1986, with "Frozen Heart" being a single with some airplay. I noticed their follow up albums in the bins in the (used to be) record stores around town. Appears as if they are still around today.
    I'm not sure, but I think you mean another FM.

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    ^^

    Yep, the "Indiscreet" FM are a U.K. Hard Rock band and not the Canadian Progies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I'm not sure, but I think you mean another FM.
    I don't think so, unless he meant the Canadian space/rock band from earlier on. I doubt it though, since the FM band I mentioned opened for a lot of famous bands, including Foreigner. Arturs, can you elaborate on which one it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    ^^

    Yep, the "Indiscreet" FM are a U.K. Hard Rock band and not the Canadian Progies
    Thank you.

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    I guess it depends on what the OP means by "well known". But at least here on Progears, these are well known:

    ELP
    YES
    King Crimson
    Gentle Giant
    Magma
    PFM
    Banco
    Il Balleto di Bronzo
    Mahavisnu Orchestra
    Jethro Tull
    Le Orme
    Museo Rosenbach
    Return to Forever
    Weather Report
    Camel
    Hatfield and the North
    Mike Oldfield
    Sebastian Hardy
    Gong
    Genesis
    Supersister
    Focus
    Univers Zero
    Ange
    Shylock
    Mona Lisa
    Zappa
    Arti & Mestieri
    SBB

    I am sure there are quite a few more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    ^^

    Yep, the "Indiscreet" FM are a U.K. Hard Rock band and not the Canadian Progies
    You're kidding me, right? You think this is hard rock?!



    I suppose you also think Glass Tiger is "hard rock", huh?

    Now, this version of the same song, is a different matter:


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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    You're kidding me, right? You think this is hard rock?!



    I suppose you also think Glass Tiger is "hard rock", huh?

    Now, this version of the same song, is a different matter:

    Sorry no now I won't think so anymore, all I ever heared of them before was the Iron Maiden cover.

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    Doubt this is complete,
    Pink Floyd
    Yes
    ELP
    Jethro Tull
    Genisis
    Renasance
    Rolling Stones
    The Who
    Black Sabbeth
    Alice Cooper
    Queen
    Van Halen?
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Rush
    Santana
    Meatloaf
    Asia ?
    King Crimson
    Kansas
    Styix
    Alan Parsons Project
    The Doors ( no Morrison )
    Tom petty
    Jackson brown
    Return To Forever
    Stanley Clarke
    Chick Corea Electric Band

    Theres more but senility encroaches

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    ^^^
    Well, at least you spelled senility correctly.

    As to the Van Halen and Asia question marks, I assume that you are not sure if they pre-date 1975. VH qualifies (1972) but Asia doesn't (1981). Good list, though; I especially am envious of the Chick Corea Electric Band concert, must have been a real treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    ^^^
    Well, at least you spelled senility correctly.

    As to the Van Halen and Asia question marks, I assume that you are not sure if they pre-date 1975. VH qualifies (1972) but Asia doesn't (1981). Good list, though; I especially am envious of the Chick Corea Electric Band concert, must have been a real treat.
    I can't spell for s**t. And yes CCEB was / is excellent. I have seen them multiple times , most memorable shows in The Blue Note in NYC. Literally had my elbows on the stage.

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    saw these bands before 1976:
    Black Sabbath
    Humble Pie
    Three Dog Night
    Lighthouse
    Alice Cooper
    Commander Cody & HLPA
    James Gang
    Edgar Winter's White Trash
    Yes
    A Foot In Cold Water
    Wishbone Ash
    Gentle Giant
    Jethro Tull
    Pink Floyd
    ELP
    BTO
    Genesis
    Mott the Hoople
    Kansas
    Golden Earring
    King Crimson
    Lynyrd Skynrd
    Status Quo
    CSNY
    The Band
    Nazareth
    Rush
    Camel
    Queen
    Grand Funk
    The Guess Who
    Neil Young and the Santa Monica Flyers
    Hall and Oates
    Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
    Beach Boys
    Supertramp
    Triumvirat
    PFM
    The Who
    and then 1976-1979:
    The Chieftans
    Paul McCartney & Wings
    Poco
    VDGG
    Steeleye Span
    Strawbs
    Renaissance
    Eagles
    ELO
    Tangerine Dream
    Journey
    Fleetwood Mac
    Max Webster
    Triumph
    10cc
    Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    UK
    Devo
    Abba
    I remember tomorrow

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    ^^^^
    Quite a history of live performance attendance.

    and then 1976-1979:

    And, diversity as well as quantity.
    Devo
    Abba


    If Devo had opened for Abba wouldn't that have been a night from heck.

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    I would have killed to see Devo open for ABBA. . .
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    adding to my previous list, from 1980 to now, not including bands already listed
    The Kinks
    Talking Heads
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    April Wine
    ZZ TOP
    Booker T & the MG's as Neil Young's band
    The Rolling Stones
    Allman Brothers Band
    The Oak Ridge Boys
    Downchild Blues Band
    The Zombies
    The Yardbirds
    Sweet
    Faust
    Flamin Groovies
    Eric Burdon and the Animals
    Chilliwack
    Santana
    I remember tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    I don't think so, unless he meant the Canadian space/rock band from earlier on. I doubt it though, since the FM band I mentioned opened for a lot of famous bands, including Foreigner. Arturs, can you elaborate on which one it is?
    The Canadian "progies"... Saw 'em at Progtoberfest just two years ago. IIRC Cam Hawkins said it was the first FM show since Nearfest in 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    The Canadian "progies"... Saw 'em at Progtoberfest just two years ago. IIRC Cam Hawkins said it was the first FM show since Nearfest in 2006.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

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