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    name='Gypsy']Clapton. Is. God.


    I agree Gypsy, Eric is one of those great live artists whose playing can send shivers up the spine.



    One of my all time favourite live bands was Bob Marley and the Wailers.

    Such great music and the excitement generated on stage was intense and contagious. A true legend.



    Dave.

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    When Slade came on stage at Reading 1980 no-one wanted them there as they were a late stand in for Ozzy Osbourne. In one hour thay had 40,000 people leaping about. A completely great live experience dripping with hard-earned experience of stagecraft.



    I've also seen Zep at Knebworth, Floyd at Earl's Court, Ac/Dc (with Bon) at Hammy Odeon, Stones at Wembley as well as The Who and many other legends. As a one off, though, that Slade gig was unbeatable. Noddy's voice was even rawer and more powerful than recordings could capture.

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    name='Brigger']Ears bleeding, that reminds me of seeing Hawkwind in `73, jeez were they loud, featuring the one & only Lemmy of course


    I can vouch for Hawkwind being loud I saw them in Cardiff Castle in 1976, they were on the same bill as Quo, Curved Air and The Strawbs were also on the bill,John Peel was the compere, but he was laregly unseen.

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    Nana Mouskouri was one of the best live acts I ever seen, I saw her three times at Saint David Hall in Cardiff, the last time I saw her was last year on her farewell tour.

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    name='Bernardo']Louis Armstrong London 1956 or there abouts without a doubt. Electronic cacaphony...no contest. Which goes to show define 'best'.



    Lucky man, who was in the same place as Louis !!



    Moon.

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    name='moonfleet']Lucky man, who was in the same place as Louis !!



    Moon.
    Do you know I was in my teens when he came over, booked after seeing the concert advertised in Melody Maker, but I can remember as if it was yesterday that a supporting artist was a one legged tap dancer! Evidently he was a war veteran and he danced using crutches very much like the zimmer scene in The Producers. His finale was spinning on his leg with crutches held out like wings.

    Never got into Rock and Roll as I was a Jazz freak, still am.

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    Jazz was (and still is) my first great encounter with music....

    Few years ago, I had the great honnour to drink a glass of Champagne, backstage with Dizzy Gilespie!!



    Moon.

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    name='moonfleet']Jazz was (and still is) my first great encounter with music....

    Few years ago, I had the great honnour to drink a glass of Champagne, backstage with Dizzy Gilespie!!



    Moon.


    Dizzy Gilespie!! He cost me a girlfriend way back, I played her what was then my latest Dizzy LP... Never saw her again.

    Just been to his website playing his music now.

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    What about Le Petomane? I believe his act was a bit of a gas.

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    Personal best for me is 'The Moody Blues'

    I've been a fan of theirs for 41 years (pass me the sanatogen/wincarnis cocktail please)

    Saw them live for the first time in 1973 and 35years + 1 day later, the most recent at St David's Hall Cardiff on September 30th this year.

    They re-create and enhance the album sound to this day. Not a zimmer frame in sight; well not on stage anyway. Audience is a different matter!

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    name='Bernardo']Dizzy Gilespie!! He cost me a girlfriend way back, I played her what was then my latest Dizzy LP... Never saw her again.

    Just been to his website playing his music now.


    You're probably better off with the Dizzy LP(s)



    Talking of great live acts, Muddy Waters was pretty good as well

    I saw him a few times when he came over here. The last time he couldn't move around much, he just sat on a stool. But he still got the place rocking!



    Steve

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    name='Steve Crook']You're probably better off with the Dizzy LP(s)



    Talking of great live acts, Muddy Waters was pretty good as well

    I saw him a few times when he came over here. The last time he couldn't move around much, he just sat on a stool. But he still got the place rocking!



    Steve


    Bechet, anyone?



    John

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    name='John Llewellyn Moxey']Bechet, anyone?



    John


    A bit before my time Guv. I was only 4 when he died



    But my Mum talks of the thrills she and Dad had seeing many of the Americans that came to London. Especially Ella Fitzgerald



    If Sidney ever came to London with Louis then my Mum & Dad probably saw him - and Dad was an alto saxophonist and clarinettist in the amateur dance band that he ran



    Steve

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    name='John Llewellyn Moxey']Bechet, anyone?



    John


    Yes please John. I like Sidneys work, I diidnt realise until farily recently that he was the composer of Petite Fleur, I am sure you will remember Chris Barbers hit rendition of this song.



    Regards.



    B.H.

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    I should add that like Steve, Bechet was before my time, he passed away two years before my birth.

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    Is anyone old enough (no offence meant) to have been to 52nd street even towards the end of it's heyday? i cant even begin to imagine what it was like with the emergence of be bop,monk parker davis coltrane billy holiday et al it must have been mind blowing in every sense



    cheers Ollie.

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