Oh wow, why did I start this thread? It's so hard having been going to gigs for over 40 years. The first 2 shows were real close together and both brilliant, namely Cream at the Newbury Corn Exchange and a show by John Mayall, (Bare Wires line-up), can't remember where that was. I was 15 and an impressionable young lad as were all my spotty faced pals. Tull have never been less than superb, Colosseum, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Ten Years After, John Mayall, every one of them great.
But thinking about it, although Tull have been my favourite band over the years, I have to say the single best show I've ever seen was The Whos' performance at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970. Sitting in the middle of half a million people on a warm night in the wee small hours with the smell of certain substances wafting about had a lot to do with it. The Who were at their very best, a tighter knit band of musicians you could not find. There was humour, superb musicianship, waves of affection from and to the band - it has never been bettered.
Seen many great bands over too many years but I also go for The Who this time at Charlton 1974. I can just remember the sheer euphoria of the crowd and the absolutely spell binding performance of the band. Saw the Who several times more before Mooney died always great and I just cant bring myself to see them since.
Apart from Tull over the years, I must admit to seeing quite a few really great concerts. My first ever concert was in1963 at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon where I saw the Beatles and I've still got the flyer in my collection. Gigs that really stand out apart from the above would be Simon & Garfunkel at the Royal Albert Hall in the late 60's, Delaney & Bonnie with Eric Clapton, Cream, Hendrix, Free, Mott The Hoople, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and too many others. I must have spent a small fortune over the years!
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Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT
maddogfagin: Ash: I've left a private message for you
Jan 18, 2020 7:29:53 GMT
babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
Jan 27, 2020 18:32:13 GMT
maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
Jan 28, 2020 15:41:35 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
Feb 2, 2020 10:32:49 GMT
steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
Feb 4, 2020 21:32:15 GMT