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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2016, 02:33:46 PM »
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I was lucky enough to see Les Paul perform at a Rock Hall tribute show less than a year before he passed away. His performance was enjoyable of course, but the best parts about the experience were all the stories that he told while he was onstage, reminiscing about the past years of his life. It was just amazing to be in the same room as such a crucial figure in the development in rock music.

his age and the year you saw it?

IIRC, the show was in 2008. Not sure how old he would have been

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2016, 03:10:23 PM »
I saw the Stones last summer and I've seen Springsteen three times.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2016, 02:29:18 PM »
Just remembered...I saw the Beach Boys...that just proves I'm old!

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2016, 12:08:16 AM »
tonight i saw

Dennis DeYoung (of Styx) - 69

Peter Frampton - 66

John Waite - 63

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2016, 07:06:13 AM »
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Ravi Shankar
REALLY?

so how old was ravi when feedback saw him?

In 1992, he was 72. So yeah at the time he was the oldest living artist. The second oldest living was Dylan in 2002 on the 'Love and Theft' tour.

Oh wow, I saw dylan too.

seems a lot of us love the same music!


I actually saw Ravi both in 1988 and in '92. But yeah Dylan was a very close second followed by McCartney, the Stones, and the Who several times each.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2016, 08:17:18 AM »
I was just on another thread, and they were talking about Tom Jones...my sister took me to see him when I was a kid...she also took me to see Robert Goulet and Bobby Rydell. Holy crap...I'd forgotten about this stuff!

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2016, 04:05:29 PM »
Hm. 

I saw Bob Dylan a couple years ago.  I think he would have been 73.

I also saw the Down From the Mountain concert, which featured Ralph Stanley, who I estimate was also 73 at the time. 

I also saw Merle Haggard open for Bob Dylan awhile back, but I think he would have been younger than that.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2016, 08:41:56 PM »
BB King was probably 87 or 88 when I saw him, maybe a year-and-a-half before he died. A little bit over a year later (last year), he had to cancel another show in my city, and died not long thereafter.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2016, 11:20:36 PM »
tonight i saw Dolly Parton, 70! man alive that woman has the energy of a 40 y/o! seriously! 3 hour set <mainly cuz of her speeches about the history of EVERY.SONG.SHE.PLAYED! and a 20 min. intermission> but she is an amazing entertainer and funny as sh**. seriously, i loved that and i only knew maybe 2 songs before my wife and i decided to go, and neither of those 2 songs were Jolene! i knew 9 To 5 and I Will Always Love You <duh>.
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2016, 11:43:40 AM »
Probably Jimmy Buffett, though that was about 12 years ago. It was a great show though!

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2016, 11:50:27 AM »
I've seen Bruce Springsteen three times. He has amazing energy!

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2016, 12:37:36 PM »
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I've seen Bruce Springsteen three times. He has amazing energy!

yea i have serious concert-regret over not going this past spring. was offered 2 $25 tickets, nosebleed. passed on them to please the wife <she thinks i spend to much on concerts> and she didn't know why i turned them down. not that she'd have gone with me but just wondered why i didn't go...

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2016, 01:04:09 PM »
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I've seen Bruce Springsteen three times. He has amazing energy!

yea i have serious concert-regret over not going this past spring. was offered 2 $25 tickets, nosebleed. passed on them to please the wife <she thinks i spend to much on concerts> and she didn't know why i turned them down. not that she'd have gone with me but just wondered why i didn't go...

I never really feel like I am at a show when I am watching from a nosebleed seat.  You're so far removed from it all that you might as well be at home watching the television.  That said, I do regret turning down a 20 stadium seat ticket to see REM on that last tour.  I wanted a pitch standing ticket so declined but I never knew it was going to be their last tour.  They were performing really well at the time, with some great setlists including songs like Ignoreland and Let Me In, so I wish I had taken that ticket.  Last time I saw them live was on the Monster tour, over 20 years ago now.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2016, 01:19:32 PM »
Billy Joel - 64


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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2016, 04:41:05 PM »
This question is haunting me.  It was either Neil Diamond or Barry Manilow, I know I'm too cool for school. I was racking my brain to think of something cool. I saw the Stones but not recently.