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What band that you could have seen do you regret not seeing?

So tonight’s music challenge question is all about regret …. as Frank Sinatra once said in the classic My Way …Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention … But tonight I am going to mention a couple.   There are some legendary concerts that I wish I could have seen … epic summer festivals mostly but the one that stands out of course for me happened in 1985.   I was 17 and at the time I didn’t live in London or Philadelphia … but if I could send a message back in time to my 17 year old self I would say “DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO GET TO WEMBLEY AND GO TO LIVE AID”

Okay but tonight’s question is not what specific concert do you regret not seeing … it’s what band and I didn’t have to think long because I have always had one band I would have loved to have seen and again really could have as their last tour was in 1985 and they even played a few gigs in the late 80’s in Scotland – however these tours were not their best … I would have like to have seen the Clash circa 1981 (of course I was only 14 in 1981).   Read what Rolling Stone magazine had to say about this tour.

The Clash booked a seven-night stand at the Bonds nightclub in Times Square in the spring of 1981. It was partially a public relations stunt, since they knew the mad scramble for tickets would make for great press. These were their only American dates of the year, and demand outstripped supply by a huge margin. Fans slept in the streets to score tickets, and that was no fun task in Times Square in 1981.

The Clash in a club in Time Square would be my choice … but to be honest … I would just have loved to see the Clash in their early days anywhere…. but as that is not going to happen I will have to just live with YouTube videos’s of past Clash performances (actually you can listen to audio from the Bonds show on YouTube as well.)


So your turn … pop over to Facebook and tell me what band that you could have seen do you regret not seeing?

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