A Partial List of Concerts I’ve Attended

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Acuff, Roy

June 23, 1989, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN

Allman Brothers

Dec. 4, 1971, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

Andersen, Eric

Nov. 21, 1993, The Turning Point, Piermont, NY

Angel

Nov. 23, 1975, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI

Happy Together Tour 1984 program

Association, The

1984, Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Aztec Two-Step

Oct. 29, 1972, Syracuse, NY

April 16, 1976, My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY

1993, Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, Paramus, NJ

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The Band 1970 concert ticket

BandThe

Aug. 15, 1970, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, NY

Beach Boys

March 19, 1972, Lusk Field House, State University of New York, Cortland, NY

Nov. 16, 1972, Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

Bee Gees

Feb. 13, 1971, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Rock & Roll Revival program at Felt Forum from 1969

Berry, Chuck

Oct. 18, 1969, Felt Forum, New York, NY

Bluenotes, The

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Stony Brook Blues Bag concert ticket

Blues Project

Nov. 19, 1966, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Bookbinder, Roy

Dec. 8, 2002, Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ

Browne, Jackson

June 10, 1989, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Bruce, Jack

Feb. 12, 1971, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

BuckleyTim

Sept. 23, 1967, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Burnette, Johnny

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Butterfield, Paul Blues Band

April 25, 1966, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Byrds, The

Feb. 19, 1971, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

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Cactus

Feb. 19, 1971, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

CashRosanne

Oct. 8, 1982, Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Charles, Jimmy

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Charles, Ray

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Checker, Chubby

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Chicago

Jan. 30, 1971, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Clanton, Jimmy

Oct. 18, 1969, Felt Forum, New York, NY

Coasters, The

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 18, 1969, Felt Forum, New York, NY

Collectors, The

March 15, 1969, Fillmore East, New York, NY

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

July 18, 1973, Uncle Sam’s, Syracuse, NY

Cornish, Gene (Rascals)

June 21, 2012, Kasschau Memorial Shell, Ridgewood, NJ

Country Gentlemen, The

April 23, 1974, Vanguard Recording Studio, New York, NY

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Dante and the Evergreens

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

DavisRev. Gary

Nov. 16, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Diddley, Bo

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Dion

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Donovan

Oct. 20, 1966, Island Garden, Hempstead, NY

The Doors concert poster

DoorsThe

Sept. 23, 1967, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Drifters

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Bob Dylan 1978 concert ticket

DylanBob

Sept. 27, 1978, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

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Eagles, The

Aug. 30, 1974, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Edwards, Jonathan

Aug. 13, 1971, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York, NY

Ely, Joe

Dec. 13, 1981, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

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Feliciano, Jose

Aug. 30, 1974, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

FlemingKye

April 20, 1977, The Hobbit Hole, Selden, NY

Forbert, Steve

Aug. 5, 1994, Club Bene Dinner Theatre, Morgan, NJ

Foreigner

July 30, 2009, Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ

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Geils, J. Band

Dec. 4, 1971, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

GilbertoAstrud

Dec. 17, 1966, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Gilkyson, Eliza

Oct. 11, 2002, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ

Gosh, Bobby

Aug. 13, 1971, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York, NY

Grateful Dead & Incredible String Band concert ticket
The Dead and the String Band…all for $3

Grateful Dead

May 4, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 

April 29, 1977, The Palladium, New York, NY

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Haley, Bill & the Comets

Oct. 18, 1969, Felt Forum, New York, NY

Hall, Carol

Aug. 13, 1971, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York, NY

Hammond, John Trio

Nov. 16, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Hannigan, Lisa

June 17, 2009, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ

Tim Hardin concert ticket

HardinTim

Oct. 19, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Havens, Richie

April 1, 1967, Garrick Theatre, New York

Stony Brook Blues Bag concert ticket
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company shared the bill with John Hammond, Richie Havens, and Rev. Gary Davis.

Nov. 16, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Richie Havens Albany concert ticket

Feb. 7, 1970, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Heads, Hands & Feet

July 13, 1972, Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

Jimi Hendrix concert ticket
Stony Brook students paid $2.50 but it cost me a full $3 to see Jimi Hendrix in concert in 1968.
Jimi Hendrix concert poster

Hendrix, Jimi, Experience

March 9, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Hicks, Dan & His Hot Licks

Oct. 11, 1972, Jabberwocky, Syracuse, NY

Horslips concert ticket

Horslips

Nov. 9, 1974, Rainbow Theatre, London, UK

Humble Pie

July 13, 1972, Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

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Janis Ian/Donovan concert ticket
Janis Ian opened for Donovan at this Long Island show.

Ian, Janis

Oct. 20, 1966, Island Garden, Hempstead, NY

Incredible String Band

May 4, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 

IsaakChris

Feb. 28, 2019, Million Air, White Plains, NY

It’s a Beautiful Day

Nov. 4, 1972, Gibbons Hall, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

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Jefferson Airplane

Nov. 5, 1967, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Big Brother & the Holding Company concert contract
Janis Joplin and her band earned $4,000 for the show.

Joplin, Janis with Big Brother & the Holding Company

Nov. 16, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

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Kalb, Danny (Blues Project)

Oct. 15, 1969, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

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1960 Murray the K concert with Brenda Lee
I was 11 when my 70-year-old grandmother bravely accompanied me to my first rock concert, featuring Brenda Lee, 15 other acts, and even a movie—all for about 50 cents or a dollar.

Lee, Brenda

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Lettermen, The

Aug. 30, 1974, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Lightfoot, Gordon

Dec. 6, 1970, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Nov. 14, 1971, Junior College of Albany, Albany, NY

Lindisfarne

Nov. 16, 1972, Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

Little Anthony & the Imperials

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

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Maestro, Johnny (Crests) & the Brooklyn Bridge

Aug. 25, 2008, outdoor concert, Woodbridge, NJ

Manhattan Transfer

Dec. 18, 1970, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

Herbie Mann concert program

Mann, Herbie Sextet

Dec. 17, 1966, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Marshall Tucker Band

Nov. 22, 1975, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

Mayall, John

March 22, 1970, State University of New York, Albany, NY

MC5 concert ticket
MC5 and David Peel & the Lower East Side

MC5

Dec. 26, 1968, Fillmore East, New York, NY

McDonald, Country Joe

Oct. 30, 1971, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

McLaughlin, John & Mahavishnu Orchestra

April 29, 1972, Syracuse, NY

McLeanDon

Aug. 5, 1994, Club Bene Dinner Theatre, Morgan, NJ

Miles, Buddy

Nov. 15, 1970, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Mitchell Trio concert ticket

Mitchell (Chad) Trio

March 27, 1965, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Mitchell, Joni

Oct. 19, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Moody Blues

March 22, 1970, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Mothers of Invention Garrick Theatre poster

Mothers of Invention

April 1, 1967, Garrick Theatre, New York, NY

MurphyElliott

Dec. 17, 2011, Mexicali Blues, Teaneck, NJ

c. 1996, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ

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Nektar

Sept. 14, 1974, Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis, MO

Newman, Randy

Oct. 29, 1972, Syracuse, NY

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Aug. 24, 1973, Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY

NRBQ

Dec. 4, 1971, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

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Ordinaires concert ticket

Ordinaires, The

April 26, 1991, The Knitting Factory, New York, NY

Oregon

Feb. 20, 1974, Café Wha, New York, NY

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Pacific Gas & Electric

March 15, 1969, Fillmore East, New York, NY

Nov. 15, 1970, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Schaefer Music Festival concert ticket

Paxton, Tom

Aug. 13, 1971, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York, NY

1992, Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, Paramus, NJ

Peel, David & the Lower East Side

Dec. 26, 1968, Fillmore East, New York, NY

Persuasions, The

Dec. 31, 2009, First Night, Montclair, NJ

Platters, The

Oct. 18, 1969, Felt Forum, New York, NY

Pousette-Dart Band

April 16, 1976, My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY

Pozo-Seco Singers, The

Oct 13, 1967, State University of NY, Oneonta, NY

Procol Harum at Fillmore East concert ticket
Procol Harum at the Fillmore, plus Pacific Gas & Electric and a Canadian band called the Collectors.

Procol Harum

March 15, 1969, Fillmore East, New York, NY

Puckett, Gary

1984, Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Pure Prairie League

Oct. 25, 1980, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ

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Bonnie Raitt concert ticket

Raitt, Bonnie

Oct. 8, 1982, Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Redeye

Feb. 19, 1971, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Rhinoceros

Oct. 25, 1969, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

Smokey Robinson concert ticket

Robinson, Smokey

May 26, 1982, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Rolling Stones concert ticket

Rolling Stones, The

Dec. 13, 1981, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

Roxy Music

Nov. 23, 1975, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI

Rush, Tom

Dec. 6, 1970, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Aug. 5, 1994, Club Bene Dinner Theatre, Morgan, NJ

RussellTom

Oct. 11, 2002, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ

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Scruggs, Gary & Randy

Oct. 30, 1971, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

Sedaka, Neil

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Sha-Na-Na concert ticket

Sha-Na-Na

Oct. 18, 1969, Felt Forum, New York, NY

Sept. 10, 1971, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Ravi Shankar concert ticket

Shankar, Ravi

Nov. 17, 1967, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

April 29, 1972, Syracuse, NY

ShirellesThe

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 18, 1969, Felt Forum, New York, NY

Simon & Garfunkel concert program
Note that Garfunkel’s name is misspelled on this early program, which Simon faintly autographed for me (upside down on the right).

Simon & Garfunkel

April 25, 1966, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Oct. 29, 1966, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

Paul Simon 1984 concert ticket

Simon, Paul

Aug. 26, 1984, Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ

Nina Simone concert ticket

SimoneNina

Dec. 13, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Ricky Skaggs concert ticket

Skaggs, Ricky

Sept. 9, 1984, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Skyliners

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Soft Machine

March 9, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Sommer, Bert

Aug. 13, 1971, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York, NY

Southside Johnny

Sept. 24, 2010, Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Spanky & Our Gang

1984, Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Springsteen, Bruce

Bruce Springsteen 2005 New Jersey setlist

Nov. 16, 2005, Continental Arena, NJ

Springsteen, Bruce & the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen 1978 concert ticket

Aug. 21, 1978, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Springsteen 1980 concert ticket
Possibly the best rock concert I’ve seen. Bruce hit the stage at 8 p.m., and—aside from one approximately 10-minute intermission—played straight through till about 1 a.m.

Nov. 5, 1980, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Bruce Springsteen concert ticket 1984

Nov. 8, 1984, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Stampeders, The

Aug. 30, 1974, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Staple Singers

Feb. 13, 1971, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Steely Dan

March 8, 1974, Sopwith Camel, Westwood, CA

Stewart, Al

Aug. 5, 1994, Club Bene Dinner Theatre, Morgan, NJ

Stivell, Alan

April 23, 1974, UN General Assembly Hall, New York, NY

Stoneground

Nov. 4, 1972, Gibbons Hall, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

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Taylor, Alex

April 22, 1971, State University of NY, Albany, NY

Livingston Taylor 1970 concert ticket

TaylorLivingston

Dec. 18, 1970, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

Ten Wheel Drive & Rhinocerous concert ticket

Ten Wheel Drive

Oct. 25, 1969, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

Thorogood, George & the Destroyers

Dec. 13, 1981, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

Turtles concert ticket

Turtles, The

Oct 13, 1967, State University of NY at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

1984, Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

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Vagrants, The

April 17, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Vanilla Fudge & the Vagrants concert ticket
Alas, Cream cancelled.

Vanilla Fudge

April 17, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Vaughan, Sarah

Aug. 30, 1974, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Vee, Bobby

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Vinton, Bobby

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

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Wakefield, Frank

Oct. 23, 1970, Bethlehem Coffee House, Delmar, NY

White, Tony Joe

Aug. 13, 1971, Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York, NY

Jesse Winchester concert ticket
Still miss Jesse!

Winchester, Jesse

June 25, 1981, Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Winter, Edgar

July 13, 1972, Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

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Young, Kathy

Dec. 29, 1960, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Youngbloods, The

Dec. 13, 1968, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY