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    What well known bands formed 75 and earlier have you seen live?

    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)

    My list:

    Uriah Heep
    Deep Purple
    Black Sabbath
    Pink Floyd
    The Stranglers
    Judas Priest
    Iron Maiden
    Motorhead
    Accept
    Alice Cooper
    Status Quo
    Queen
    Ultravox
    Kraftwerk
    Magnum
    Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Foghat
    Canned Heat
    Y & T
    The Boomtown Rats
    The Skatalites
    Booker T. & the M.G.'s
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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    Pink Floyd
    King Crimson
    Camel
    Rush
    The Who
    Grateful Dead
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Genesis
    Kansas
    Styx
    Journey
    Nektar
    Gong
    Renaissance
    Yes
    Jethro Tull
    PFM
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Hawkwind
    Magma
    Van der Graaf Generator

    Had to add a few after Lopez reminded me!
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    I think you're okay on all your date question marks.

    I must ask though, what were Styx like live? I've always heard bad reports especially from UK gigs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post

    I think solo artists who started as solo artists should be allowed, like for example Johnny Winter or Warren Zevon.
    Nah, cos then it will devolve into sillyness about who only had a backing band or session musicians but was in effect still a solo artist, and who in effect actually was a band, but just using their own name. Steve Miller Band? Yea, that's a band. Neil Young? No, not a band. However, Neil Young & Crazy Horse is a named band credited with albums ... and I forgot to include them on my list Elvis Costello? No. Elvis Costello & The Attractions? Yes, that's also a named band credited with albums.

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    Byrds
    Canned Heat
    Johnny Winter And
    Orpheus
    Strawbs
    King Crimson
    Yes
    Moody Blues
    Jefferson Starship
    Jethro Tull
    Pearls Before Swine
    Spirit
    Fleetwood Mac (Bob Welch/Danny Kirwin version)
    West, Bruce & Laing
    J. Geils Band
    PFM
    Flash
    Humble Pie
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Happy the Man
    Hawkwind
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen
    Genesis
    Renaissance
    Van der Graaf Generator
    Burning Spear
    Sha Na Na
    Mott the Hoople
    Ike & Tina Turner Revue

    and there might be a few others
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I think you're okay on all your date question marks.

    I must ask though, what were Styx like live? I've always heard bad reports especially from UK gigs
    It was ok - this was in the early 90s when they toured with Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Byrds
    Canned Heat
    Johnny Winter And
    Orpheus
    Strawbs
    King Crimson
    Yes
    Moody Blues
    Jefferson Starship
    Jethro Tull
    Pearls Before Swine
    Spirit
    Fleetwood Mac (Bob Welch/Danny Kirwin version)
    West, Bruce & Laing
    J. Geils Band
    PFM
    Flash
    Humble Pie
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Happy the Man
    Hawkwind
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen
    Genesis
    Renaissance
    Van der Graaf Generator
    Burning Spear
    Sha Na Na
    Mott the Hoople
    Ike & Tina Turner Revue

    and there might be a few others
    Sancta Madre Dio! That's an impressive list. You've got 3 there I'm really REALLY jeaolus of: Hawkwind, Jethro Tull and Burning Spear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post

    and there might be a few others
    Going by those on your list I might guess Mountain?

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    Hmmm...in no particular order:

    Alice Cooper
    Jethro Tull
    Pink Floyd
    The Moody Blues
    Genesis
    Yes
    Deep Purple
    Black Sabbath
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Neil Young
    Crosby, Stills & Nash
    James Taylor
    B.B. King
    Muddy Waters
    Bobby Blue Bland
    James Cotton
    Koko Taylor
    Luther Allison
    Stevie Wonder
    Eric Clapton
    Uriah Heep
    Foghat
    Ted Nugent
    Aerosmith
    George Harrison
    Humble Pie
    Captain Beyond
    Todd Rundgren
    Fairport Convention
    The Allman Brothers
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Johnny Winter
    ZZ Top
    Ten Years After
    Robin Trower
    Jefferson Starship
    Supertramp

    Oh hell, I can't remember them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Going by those on your list I might guess Mountain?
    No, I missed Mountain. Did manage to see Leslie West and Corky Laing with Jack Bruce.

    I also forgot James Cotton Blues Band, Loggins & Messina, Steeleye Span, Weather Report, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Bruce & the E Street Band (in 1973), David Bowie & the Spiders from Mars, the Beach Boys, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sea Train, and the Young Rascals .
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    I briefly played with Spiral Staircase in the 80s, does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Byrds
    Canned Heat
    Strawbs
    King Crimson
    Yes
    Moody Blues
    Jethro Tull
    Spirit
    Fleetwood Mac (Bob Welch/Danny Kirwin version)
    J. Geils Band
    PFM
    Flash
    Humble Pie
    Happy the Man
    Hawkwind
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen
    Genesis
    Renaissance
    Sha Na Na
    Deleted the bands on Lopez's list that I missed.

    Add:Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver MS, Blues Project, Frank/MOI, Grateful Dead, Ten Years After, The Who, Hendrix Experience, The Paupers, Lothar & The Hand People, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Traffic, Janis (both w/Big Brother & Full Tilt), The Doors, Nazz, Chase, CTA, BS & T, Tower of Power, Cold Blood, Mark-Almond, Arthur Lee & Love, Steely Dan, Country Joe & The Fish, Joe Cocker & the Grease Band, HP Lovecraft, Styx, Starcastle, Santana & I'm sure I forgot other bands from Woodstock '69.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Pink Floyd
    King Crimson
    -Camel
    Rush
    The Who
    Grateful Dead
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Genesis
    Kansas
    Styx
    Journey
    Nektar
    Gong
    Renaissance
    Yes
    Jethro Tull
    PFM
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Hawkwind
    Magma
    Van der Graaf Generator
    Seen all these except for Camel!

    I can add...
    Rolling Stones
    Bob Dylan
    Black Sabbath
    Eric Clapton
    David Bowie
    Moody Blues
    The Kinks
    Mike Oldfield
    Deep Purple
    UK
    Peter Hammill
    Paul McCartney
    Steve Winwood/Traffic
    Kevin Ayers
    Tim Blake
    Michael Rother/Dieter Moebius
    Zombies
    Robin Trower
    Neil Young
    Peter Frampton
    Allman Bros
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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberrybrick View Post
    Seen all these except for Camel!

    I can add...
    Rolling Stones
    Bob Dylan
    Black Sabbath
    Eric Clapton
    David Bowie
    Moody Blues
    The Kinks
    Mike Oldfield
    Deep Purple
    UK
    Peter Hammill
    Paul McCartney
    Steve Winwood/Traffic
    Kevin Ayers
    Tim Blake
    Michael Rother/Dieter Moebius
    Zombies
    Robin Trower
    Neil Young
    Peter Frampton
    Allman Bros
    The following don't count according to the rules of the thread:

    Bob Dylan
    Eric Clapton
    David Bowie
    Mike Oldfield
    Peter Hammill
    Paul McCartney
    Steve Winwood
    Kevin Ayers
    Tim Blake
    Robin Trower
    Neil Young
    Peter Frampton

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    Rush 2112
    Genesis - Trick of the Tail
    Yes - Tormato (in the round stage)
    Jethro Tull (in 76)
    Max Webster (a bunch of times)
    Aerosmith
    Johnny Winter
    The Ramones
    The Clash
    Elton John
    Rick Derringer
    Robert Fripp and the League of Gentlemen (around 1979)

    These were all bands I saw in the 70's (solo Gabriel too but I know your looking for bands).

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    Grateful Dead
    Pink Floyd
    Yes
    Genesis
    Hawkwind
    Magma
    ELP
    Rush
    Gong
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    Wishbone Ash
    Allman Brothers Band
    The Who
    The Beach Boys
    Scorpions
    Deep Purple
    Kiss
    Sun Ra Arkestra
    Nektar
    PFM
    Banco Del Mutuo Soccorsso
    Il Balletto Di Bronzo
    Happy The Man
    King Crimson
    Proto-Kaw

    There's probably been a bunch of others I can't think of, probably a bunch from the fests I've been to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Rush 2112
    Genesis - Trick of the Tail
    Yes - Tormato (in the round stage)
    Jethro Tull (in 76)
    Max Webster (a bunch of times)
    Aerosmith
    Johnny Winter
    The Ramones
    The Clash
    Elton John
    Rick Derringer
    Robert Fripp and the League of Gentlemen (around 1979)

    These were all bands I saw in the 70's (solo Gabriel too but I know your looking for bands).
    These don't count according to the rules of the thread:

    Johnny Winter
    Elton John
    Rick Derringer

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    These don't count according to the rules of the thread:

    Johnny Winter
    Elton John
    Rick Derringer
    Okay - I retract them!

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    Happy the Man
    Renaissance
    Nazareth
    Yes
    ELP
    King Crimson
    Caravan
    Camel
    Grateful Dead
    Crosby, Stills & Nash ( no Young)
    Pat Metheny Group
    Kraftwerk
    Elton John
    Gong
    Nektar
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    The Beachboys
    The Grass Roots
    Chicago
    America
    Count Basie

    Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers ( touring with Winton & Branford Marsalis )
    In the grey area of "solo names with bands attached"
    Ted Nugent
    Donavan
    B.B King
    Paul McCartney
    Lonnie Mack ( touring with Stevie Ray Vaughn )
    Chet Atkins
    Bonnie Raitt
    Barry Manilow
    Billy Joel
    Van Morrison
    Alan Stivell
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Happy the Man
    Renaissance
    Nazareth
    Yes
    ELP
    King Crimson
    Caravan
    Camel
    Grateful Dead
    Crosby, Stills & Nash ( no Young)
    Pat Metheny Group
    Kraftwerk
    Elton John
    Gong
    Nektar
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    The Beachboys
    The Grass Roots
    Chicago
    America
    Count Basie

    Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers ( touring with Winton & Branford Marsalis )
    In the grey area of "solo names with bands attached"
    Ted Nugent
    Donavan
    B.B King
    Paul McCartney
    Lonnie Mack ( touring with Stevie Ray Vaughn )
    Chet Atkins
    Bonnie Raitt
    Barry Manilow
    Billy Joel
    Van Morrison
    Alan Stivell
    These don't count according to the rules of the thread:

    Elton John
    Count Basie
    Ted Nugent
    Donovan
    B.B King
    Paul McCartney
    Lonnie Mack ( touring with Stevie Ray Vaughn )
    Chet Atkins
    Bonnie Raitt
    Barry Manilow
    Billy Joel
    Van Morrison
    Alan Stivell

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    These don't count according to the rules of the thread:

    Elton John
    Count Basie
    Ted Nugent
    Donovan
    B.B King
    Paul McCartney
    Lonnie Mack ( touring with Stevie Ray Vaughn )
    Chet Atkins
    Bonnie Raitt
    Barry Manilow
    Billy Joel
    Van Morrison
    Alan Stivell
    If that's the case, it's an asinine rule and I suggest everyone ignore it. Ted Nugent played with the same band for several albums from his 1975 debut onward (after disbanding the Amboy Dukes), as did Elton John throughout the 70s. Paul McCartney and Wings began in 1973. Count Basie had an orchestra. B.B. King had the same band for years.

    Who gives a damn. If they played solo '75 or before (like David Bowie or Donovan). Then list them to your heart's content.
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    What I can remember:

    Ace
    Big Brother & the Holding Company (not with Janis)
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
    Climax Blues Band
    Doobie Brothers
    ELP
    Fairport Convention
    Firesign Theatre
    Genesis
    Gentle Giant
    Gong
    Grateful Dead
    Iron Butterfly
    It's a Beautiful Day
    Jefferson Starship
    Jethro Tull
    King Crimson
    The Kinks
    Magma
    Zappa/Mothers
    The Nice
    Pentangle
    Pink Floyd
    Procol Harum
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    Renaissance
    Rolling Stones
    Sparks
    Steeleye Span
    Strawbs
    The Who
    Yes
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    ^ Hey, you didn't violate the rules of the thread! Congrats! Nice list!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I think you're okay on all your date question marks.

    I must ask though, what were Styx like live? I've always heard bad reports especially from UK gigs
    I have seen Styx numerous times with various lineups over the years and they have always been great.

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    The Tubes '76
    Gentle Giant '76
    Yes '76, '77, '78, '79, '91
    Tull '76, '77, '78, '79, '85, '87
    ELO '76
    ELP '77
    Genesis '77, '78, '80
    Uriah Heep '78
    The Who '79
    Led Zeppelin '77
    Judas Priest '77
    Blue Oyster Cult '78
    Queen '77, '78, '80
    Kansas '78
    Thin Lizzy '78
    Journey '77
    Renaissance '77
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