Historically significant concerts in rock music

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  1. soli528

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    I was discussing this subject with my 9 yr-old daughter recently; she's interested in music and history, and I was relating my affinity for live music in particular. This introduced a listing of major historical moments in live rock music. As I rattled off the list that came to mind, I knew I was overlooking several. Please add anything I missed, and feel free to question the historical value of anything on this list. :p
    (in no particular order, other than loosely chronological)
    • Beatles on Ed Sullivan (1964)
    • Dylan at Newport Jazz Festival (1965)
    • Monterrey Pop Festival (1967)
    • Woodstock (1969)
    • Stones at Altamont (1969)
    • The Who Live at Leeds concert (1970)
    • Atlanta International Pop Festival (1970)
    • ABB Live at Fillmore East (1971)
    • Watkins Glen Summer Music Festival (1973)
    • Bob Marley & the Wailers at the Lyceum- London (1975)
    • The Band's Last Waltz concert San Francisco (1976)
    • Grateful Dead at Barton Hall, Ithaca, NY (1977) [tempted to list the whole spring tour that year :D]
    • U2 at Red Rocks, Under a Blood Red Sky (1983)
    • Talking Heads at Pantages, Hollywood, Stop Making Sense filming (1983)
    • Live Aid (1985)
    • Farm Aid (1985)
    • Roger Waters The Wall Live in Berlin (1990)
    • [original] Lollapalooza, Chicago (1991)
    • Tibetan Freedom Concert NYC (1997)
    • Woodstock '99 (1999)
    ...and now I'm struggling to come up with historically significant concerts in the last 20 years :(
     
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    The Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, June 4, 1976.
     
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    you're missing Woodstock '94.



    i still can't believe i lucked into being there for this, though i honestly don't remember much of it. NIN was really the only reason i went. walking down the hill into a crowd of thousands with 'Pinion' blasting was pretty surreal. i ended up making it relatively close to the stage. well, maybe "30th row", but still... it was crazy.
     
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    Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester is a no-brainer.

    Bowie's 'farewell' concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in '73.

    Andy Warhol's 'Up-Tight' event in New York in '66 with the early VU performing.
     
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    Cheap Trick Live at Budokan

     
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    I sort of wonder in a 100 years if anyone will care anything about most of these...the only one I can think of would be "Woodstock", mainly b/c it was a point in time that roughly 300,000 people gathered to enjoy music at that time and place, and it was totally unexpected and some chaos, but there were no incidents or anything etc....most will only know it from the documentary that was made, but I think it was a pretty big moment in culture at the end of the 1960s... I'm not sure if in a 100 years many of the musicians of the era will still be talked about... but the event will still be a touchstone...
    and again if you think, in the late 60s, how much music from 1869 was being talked about?

     
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    Point taken, perhaps insignificant in the whole of history among world events in general, but speaking specifically of live music events, particularly in rock music as we know it today.
     
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    Two obvious omissions on my part, thanks!
     
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    absolutely. hard to believe that was 1964
     
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    Cream's last show at the Royal Albert Hall


    Johnny Cash at San Quentin

    James Brown in Boston right after MLK was killed.

    BB King at the Regal

    The Motown 25th Anniversary show
     
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