Posted: May 19, 2012 Filed under: 1920s, 1930s, 1939, 1950s, 1960s, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970s, 1972, 1976, 1979, 1980s, afrobeat, alternative, americana, Canada, Classic Rock, Concerts, Glam Rock, indie rock, jazz, Live, Memoir, Music, New Wave, pop, post-punk, psychedelia, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, roots, ticket | Tags: 20 acts i wish i'd seen, billie holiday, bob marley, django reinhardt, dusty springfield, fela kuti, frank sinatra, john coltrane, joy division, judy garland, kate bush, led zeppelin, louis armstrong, marc bolan, miles davis, My Life -- In Concert!, nico, otis redding, pink floyd, sex pistols, stephane grappelli, syd barrett, t. rex, the band, the beatles, the doors, the velvet underground, variousartists, you won't see me
(Top 20 Colour Cube by VA)
For those of you who go out to see live music, you know that part of going to shows is not going to shows. Concerts are cancelled, plans change, unforseen events present themselves, and sometimes people plain up and die (luckily, Johnny Thunders made a full recovery from his early-evening overdose on the night I went to see him, living to play the show, albeit barely).
As I work my way through my series, I wanted to have an entry that honoured those concerts and performers who I did not get to see … and here it is, also doubling as a celebration of working my way up to No. 020 (they say that hindsight is 20/20, so I felt this was a fitting number for the piece). Read the rest of this entry »