Were you one of the lucky ones that got to see one of these amazing concerts? 10



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There were some concerts through the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s that defined our taste in and our love of music. Some of these concerts were incredible, roaring rock concerts and some were beautiful soul-wrenchingly meaningful concerts that stayed with us for decades.

So tonight, grab a big glass of vino, sit down and reminisce with these snippets from the concerts that shaped our love of music greats. Join in our conversation and tell us, what was your favourite concert of all time? Or what was the most memorable and why?

The Beatles, World Tour, Australia 1964

The Rolling Stones, Asia Pacific Tour 1973

Elton John, Jump Up Tour 1982 (videos from his performances on various television shows)

Bob Dylan, World Tour 1978

Fleetwood Mac, Rumours Tour 1977 (videos from other locations during their tour)

What was your most favourite concert you’ve attended?  Who do you think would be excellent to see that you never got the chance to see?

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  1. What about The Beach Boys at
    The Sydney Football Stadium in pouring rain. What an amazing night! Prior to that Peter, Paul and Mary in the bleachers at the old wooden stadium (Rushcutter’s Bay?). All wood and stairs and such a fire hazard. That was the last concert ever held there and then they built the Entertainment Centre. Which brings me to the Bicential Concert of 1988. Wonderful days.

  2. Seeing the Beatles in 1964 was the most memorable concert I ever went to just because at 12, I was an enormous fan. I have been to many concerts since then and loved them all! Last year I finally got to a Queen concert with Adam Lambert singing lead. I wish I had been able to see Queen with Freddy Mercury when they toured in the 70’s!!

  3. Saw the Stones in Auckland ’73 Santana in Auckland about ’74 Joe Cocker in ’75

  4. I saw the Fleetwood Mac Auckland concert, but Mick Fleetwood broke his thumb drumming and they only performed for an hour. The support act was a bunch of unknowns called The Little River Band!

    Around the same period I saw the Beach Boys, David Bowie, ELO and, my favourite, Alice Cooper’s Welcome to my Nightmare show. Great days!

  5. Have seen ‘The Beach Boys’ here at every Tour!
    To be sitting just five feet away from Brian Wilson was marvellous!

    Looking forward to seeing ‘Human Nature’ early next year.

  6. saw the Stones in 73, five rows from the front, , cost $10.00, show was fantastic.
    Saw Frank Zappa three times.

  7. I saw the Beatles in 1964, which was fantastic, in fact I saw them twice. I also saw the Rolling Stones in 1965, the amazing concert at Kooyong in 1973, also at the MCG in 1995, and in 2003. I have also seen Elton John twice, and the Fleetwood Mack concert. I feel very lucky.

  8. Didn’t see any of those listed, but I did see Tina Turner at the Perth entertainment centre and the Beatles in Guernsey in 63.

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    Agree Peter Paul and Mary at the old Sydney stadium was one of the best concerts I have attended. But some other great shows included Eric Burden and the Animals at Brisbane Festival Hall, Ray Charles at Brisbane City Hall.

  10. I loved being near London, when I used to live in the UK, and saw U2, Wings, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Rick Wakeman, Focus, Moody Blues, Barclay James Harvest, the Monkees and Cliff Richard, all live in concert in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Such excellent music, with no equivalent today, in my opinion.

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