A Random List Of Acts I’ve Seen Live

Lulu! In concert Bournemouth Pavilion

Lulu! In concert Bournemouth Pavilion

OK it’s a list to remind me who I’ve seen (that I haven’t reviewed on here yet), stick on some photos, and if there is any interest I’ll do some reviews based on fading memories. That’ll be fairly short, then….

The act I’ve seen most times? Pet Shop Boys. Always reliable, always arty, always a great live show.

My fave live concert? Pet Shop Boys at the Barcelona  Poble Espanol 2009.(it’s a saga how I got to be there)

Random acts, great performances or great acts nearer the top:

U2, The Beach Boys, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Texas, The Pretenders, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Robbie Williams, The Human League, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Coldplay, The Monkees, Prince, Scissor Sisters, Michael jackson, George Michael, Eurythmics, Glen Campbell, The Jam, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mary Wilson, The Bee Gees, INXS, Squeeze..

Pause for another batch, phew!

Lightning Seeds, Bryan Adams, New Order, Ultravox, Bobby Vee, Steppenwolf, Alice Cooper, Heart, La Roux, Bernard Butler, Lisa Stansfield, Duran Duran, Pulp, M People, Vic Reeves, Stereophonics, Gary Numan, Hurts, Dennis Loccorriere, Hot Chocolate, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Shakespear’s Sister, a-ha, The Sweet, Mud, Bananarama, Gary Glitter, The Glitter Band, Suzi Quatro, Katrina & The Waves, Boney M

oK another pause..

Peter Noone, The Boomtown Rats, Paul Weller, The Police, Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne, Republica, OMD, Belinda carlisle, Thunder, Hall & Oates, Jethro Tull, Boy George & Culture Club, UB40, Danii Minogue, Altered Images, Kim Wilde, Kirsty Maccoll, The Three Degrees, Snap!, Roy Wood, Jon Bon Jovi, Mavis Staples, Semisonic, The Seahorses, Spandau Ballet…

Still here? I’ll continue, but I’m sure Ive forgotten quite a few more recent ones..

Technotronic, Cher, Tina Turner, David Essex, Tommy Roe, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Tremeloes, Status Quo, Natalie Cole, KWS, Marv Johnson, The Chi-Lites, The Corrs, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Joe Brown, Sam Brown, Edgar Winter, Hugh Cornwell, Mr Mister, Neil Sedaka, Andy Williams, 5 Star, Visage, Dollar, The Belle Stars, The Manfreds, The Blues Band, Depeche Mode, Nik Kershaw…

Well, I’m getting bored, and it’s my list…next batch

Big Country, 10CC, Bucks Fizz, Bad manners, Madness, Men At Work, Santana, Hue And Cry, Girlschool, Heaven 17, ABC, The Black Crowes, Lynden David Hall, Peter Sartsedt, Robin Sarstedt, Eden kane,  Bjorn Again, T.Rextasy, Simple Minds, Catatonia, Bush, Def Leppard, Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich, Dave Berry, Blondie, Jocelyn Brown

and that’ll do for now. Another batch when Ive remembered them! Plus photos.

and here’s the next batch I’d forgotten..

The kaiser Chiefs, Tom Jones, Dionne warwick, Hazel Dean, Mike Oldfield, Lulu, Go West, The Guillemots, We Are Scientists, The Noisettes, The Who, Imelda May, Alan Price, Dave Edmunds, The Cheeky Girls, The Moody Blues, Laura Mvula, Olivia Newton-John, Paloma Faith, Dennis Locorriere, Shelley Nelson, The ELO Experience….

and there’s still more to come, I’m sure! I mean I forgot The Who and Tom Jones and Dionne Warwick!


2 thoughts on “A Random List Of Acts I’ve Seen Live

  1. Oh my god!!! John, are you serious?
    Amazing list! I just have no words!
    There are some gigs i would kill for: 10CC, Altered Images, Paul Simon, Boy George & Culture Club, The Jam, Squeeze, Gary Numan, Duran Duran, The Police, Blondie, Pulp, The Human League,…
    Would be interesting to see in what year you saw the certain act.

    • Thanks Andrey, yes I’m actually watching my first ever proper gig off hard drive TV right now: Beach Boys Live At Knebworth 1980, original line-up. Loads of those listed Ive seen many times over the years, some in their heyday, some in later life. 10CC was after the Godley & Creme split which was tragic, I ADORE 10CC’s early albums, probably the most-underrated 70’s act. Altered Images was a few years ago, they were fine, Paul Simon more recently and he was fab, Boy George in his solo druggy 80’s period. His 15-minute jams got so boring most of the audience walked out, as did I. The only concert Ive left early on purpose… Culture Club were OK (late 90’s) but a huge glitter ball fell on george and he wasnt happy! The Jam, 1981 heyday, Squeeze a few times over the years always great, Gary Numan was last year and he did his hits, but the rest of the set was a bit too metal for my tastes. Duran Duran 90’s version, The Police 1983, Blondie a few times 90’s and since, Human League Ive seen at least 6 times, 80’s right up to last year, they have never failed to be absolutely brilliant…

      I saw The Moody Blues last night. Graeme is 72. A bit shocking to hear that! They were in rocking form though, review to follow…..

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