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I didn’t because I thought my wife would surprise me with it, but she didn’t. She is amazing that way, but some how that one got by her Smile

So I guess there’s no birthday present for your wife this year!

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There’s just one more band I think I should mention before having my last beer for the night, and that’s TOTO.
One of the great groups who were session musicians individually on many records for a few decades.
I have many of their DVD’s and I’m sorry to have never seen them play live.
Steve Lukather is a guitar legend!

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Thanks you mentioning Toto. For me, they are always in one group with Chicago and Boston. All they with their a bit enthusiastic and cheerful style (missed some English here… :).
Asia is also close to this group.

My daughter told me about a joke in her company:
If you hear a really good old song and you do not know who performs it, be sure that you listen Boston. Wink

The Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky

And for vodka lovers Facepalm
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Thanks Bonham,
Alan Parsons and Chicago – 2 of my favourites – I still play them a lot.
I was not that much into Boston – they play that one song on the radio all the time “More than a feeling”, and it is one that I got weary of for hearing it too many times.

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Fully agree for “More than a feeling”. This song is really overexposed. I point it inertial… Facepalm

But Boston has a number of hits that worth it (and are in my golden collection): Foreplay Long Time, Peace of Mind, Rock and Roll Band, Smokin, Hitch a Ride, Something About You, Let Me Take You Home Tonight, Don’t Look Back, Still In Love, Amanda, etc. Beer

Deep Purple in their (and our) best years …

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A little brass never hurt anybody, and the sax always been a cool instrument to me.
Even tried playing one which was freaky for a DIY drummer / picker / harp player

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Joe Cocker sings “A little help from my friends”. subtitles for the hearing impaired

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Ha Ha – Now I finally know what Joe was singing…!

I saw him live in concert at least 10 years ago and he was apparently off the booze and drugs.
He still had the most powerful voice ever.

He was a wild young man and got himself into a bit of trouble in Australia according to this news article:

JOE COCKER IN AUSTRALIA

Joe Cocker’s hard-living reputation was the stuff of rock and roll mythology.

However his first Australian tour in 1972 was remembered for more than just the music.

Getting back into touring after the rigours of his infamous Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of America in 1970, the tour was derailed when Cocker and five bandmates were arrested in Adelaide for possession of Indian hemp and fined $300 each.

The tour made its way to Melbourne where Cocker, who was 28 at the time, was arrested after a brawl in the Commodore Chateau Hotel when management asked the singer and his entourage to leave the venue.

He was charged with assaulting police, indecent language, common assault, offensive behaviour and refusing to leave licensed premises.

The Herald said at his Festival Hall review Cocker drank from whiskey bottles and told the crowd of his deportation order “they can touch our bodies but they can’t touch our souls” and added “anyway marijuana will be legal here in five years.”

After the Melbourne incident the Immigration Department issued Cocker with a deportation order, and promoter Harry M Miller was forced to cancel shows in Perth and Brisbane as Cocker left the country.

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Robowski wrote:
Ha Ha – Now I finally know what Joe was singing…!

I saw him live in concert at least 10 years ago and he was apparently off the booze and drugs.
He still had the most powerful voice ever.

He was a wild young man and got himself into a bit of trouble in Australia according to this news article:

JOE COCKER IN AUSTRALIA

Joe Cocker’s hard-living reputation was the stuff of rock and roll mythology.

However his first Australian tour in 1972 was remembered for more than just the music.

Getting back into touring after the rigours of his infamous Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of America in 1970, the tour was derailed when Cocker and five bandmates were arrested in Adelaide for possession of Indian hemp and fined $300 each.

The tour made its way to Melbourne where Cocker, who was 28 at the time, was arrested after a brawl in the Commodore Chateau Hotel when management asked the singer and his entourage to leave the venue.

He was charged with assaulting police, indecent language, common assault, offensive behaviour and refusing to leave licensed premises.

The Herald said at his Festival Hall review Cocker drank from whiskey bottles and told the crowd of his deportation order “they can touch our bodies but they can’t touch our souls” and added “anyway marijuana will be legal here in five years.”

After the Melbourne incident the Immigration Department issued Cocker with a deportation order, and promoter Harry M Miller was forced to cancel shows in Perth and Brisbane as Cocker left the country.

We used to buy the Detroit Free Press every Sunday, strip out the concert schedule and toss the rest of the paper. Drove down to see Joe Cocker in 1976. Unfortunately it was a very forgettable show. The show was late getting started, crowd was getting annoyed. The band came on stage and started playing without Joe. After the first song ended without Joe, the crowd was even more annoyed. Finally Joe came out, crowd cheered. He was stumbling around on stage, singing way off key, and got down on his hands and knees and started vomiting. The roadie crew got him off stage, and the band continued to play the rest of the evening without him. We stayed for a few songs and left to drive home. I believe Joe was at the height of his heroin and alcohol addiction at the time. Was really sad to see witness this, and couldn’t imagine being one of his incredibly talented band members, when all they wanted to do was play awesome music with a sober Joe Cocker.

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Not a big country music fan but I kind of have to listen on occasion. The first is alright and I like the second one enough to have it in my collection

https://youtu.be/zDo0H8Fm7d0 Bebe Rexha – Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line)

https://youtu.be/g7f6HiQ2LuU Midland – Drinkin Problem

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RobertB…
Unfortunate Joe Cocker concert for you..

Interesting poster you have there..
I think they have misspelt the BRecker Brothers who played brass on just about every album in the 70’s.
Randy was one of the original members of Blood Sweat and tears, and also played in Dreams with his brother Michael and Billy Cobham.
I used to really like Billy Cobham for his solo stuff and work with John Mclaughlin.
Billy Cobham came to Australia a few times to do drum workshops and a few concerts in the 90’s and 2000’s.
I went to one of his concerts probably about 17 years ago at a small jazz venue.
He had Randy Brecker in his band, and a few talented Aussie musicians. It was a great show.
He was selling and signing CD’s after the show and I had a chat with him after buying one – what a pleasant, humble man he was.

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RobertB…
Unfortunate Joe Cocker concert for you..

Interesting poster you have there..
I think they have misspelt the BRecker Brothers who played brass on just about every album in the 70’s.
Randy was one of the original members of Blood Sweat and tears, and also played in Dreams with his brother Michael and Billy Cobham.
I used to really like Billy Cobham for his solo stuff and work with John Mclaughlin.
Billy Cobham came to Australia a few times to do drum workshops and a few concerts in the 90’s and 2000’s.
I went to one of his concerts probably about 17 years ago at a small jazz venue.
He had Randy Brecker in his band, and a few talented Aussie musicians. It was a great show.
He was selling and signing CD’s after the show and I had a chat with him after buying one – what a pleasant, humble man he was.

Was just a cutout from the Detroit Free Press newspaper. So misspellings were common! We use to listen to Birds of Fire a lot. Great album. It was Cobham’s drumming on that record that got me interested in the drums

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Was just a cutout from the Detroit Free Press newspaper. So misspellings were common! We use to listen to Birds of Fire a lot. Great album. It was Cobham’s drumming on that record that got me interested in the drums

Birds of Fire was one of the first LP’s I bought when I started working and had some newly acquired beer and music money…
While at school, we didn’t have much money for records, and friends would borrow each other’s LP’s and record cassettes from them.
I was interested in drumming because my older brother was a drummer. I used to sneak into his room and bang the drums when he wasn’t there, but I never learned to play properly.

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Some more more obscure oldies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ovldSGd_A
This is the original, later covered by The Hollies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8HpI4QkaoI
Had some of the members of 10cc playing on it

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Can you recognize the artists?

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Wow…a fantastic gathering of some of the best. The video gave away some information by listing the bands involved, but I still had to guess a few of them and look it up on Wikipedia.
Another great concert with some of the worlds best is “A concert for George” honoring George Harrison after his death.

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From YouTube comments:

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“The good old 70s, didn’t need alcohol. The music was enough of a buzz for me, first on the dance floor and last off! I’d give anything to be on that dance floor now… “

Chaka Khan with Rufus – Sweet Thing

Incredible voice comparable to Whitney, Aretha, Dionne, Diana, Gladis and probably not so much more. Gloria Gaynor also, when disco starts

I missed quite like: Ella, Sarah, Billie, Shirley, Natalie and father, Nina etc.

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I’m going to see The Turtles (Flo and Eddie) and others from the 1960’s tomorrow night at Westbury Music Fair. Can’t wait. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a concert.

https://www.livenation.com/events/728480-jun-22-2018-happy-together-tour

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We waiting a feedback from The Turtles, Glenn Wink
Quite a long time distance is …

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This excellent thread started by Bonham has been quiet for a few weeks…
Just trying to keep it alive with a few tunes…

Janis Joplin – Summertime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn5TNqjuHiU

Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton – Can’t Find My Way Home (old Blind Faith song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-SFgkVlno

Jim Croce – I Got a Name
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcqauC49Xmc

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Never been much of a live album guy, 9 below zero – live at the marquee, thats a album right up there.

This is how it kick off.

And i think the saying was for a long time, you are not a band before you have played at the marquee.

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Now we are at the live album part of the evening, then Supertramp live in Paris ( 1979 ) is also executed pretty well both the concert and the mix.

Rocked the “house” on my big ass B&W speakers, mixed with the unmistaken smell of hot tube amps, and also on the Bayer dynamics headset when cool calm and collective.

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Fleetwood mac you say

Sure,,,,,, BUT ! the early years, thats where my heart is.

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Great recent posts. I could be the author of them too … Smile

Unfortunately, such a great music like as Supertramp’s is not so popular now.
Most young people do not know about the existence of such groups. Another generation …

sparkyDK, I’m happy that found Taj Mahal some years ago. Pretty late, but it still happened. Smile

And just a spark to a legend with his whole career with Roxy Music – Sir Brian Ferry:

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Equations…

Bowie + Lindemann + Apocalyptica = awesome
mind = blown

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Bonham wrote:
Can you recognize the artists?

Whoa… why have I not seen this before??

Lessee, I know I spotted Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, David Gilmour… was that also Brian May? Bah, can’t keep the list in my head. Old age…

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In a similar vein…

Still get goosebumps at some points.

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I cant read music, so since i always liked the piano as a awesome instrument, so i have been thinking about playing a little piano hero.

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