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Your top 5 favorite bands when.....

Sean French

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you were 16?
I turned 16 in the summer of 1982.
Did you get to see them live?
I was able to.

Iron Maiden '82/'83 tours
Ozzy '81/'82
Van Halen '81/'82
Scorpions '82
Rush '81
 
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monwobobbo

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Led Zeppelin - sadly no tried but show got cancelled

Deep Purple - 84 and 87 for mk2 line up

Alice Cooper - 86, 88

Kiss - 82, 84

Aerosmith - 80, 85, 91 (had tickets in 78 show cancelled)

turned 16 in 77
 

Lance

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Hmm, that woulda been 1984 for me.

Van Halen
Yngwie J.
Dokken
Judas Priest
Ozzy
 

blackmore11

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The bands I listened to the most when I was 16. Not necessarily my favorite, though.
1. Black Sabbath/Ozzy
2. Machinehead
3. Sevendust
4. Slayer
5. Pantera
Honorable Mention: Ultraspank. I still listen to them today.
 

winterblu

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I turned 16 in 1969.

The Beatles
Rolling Stones - Free concert Hyde Park
Taste/Rory Gallagher - Multiple times at various venues and festivals, The Barn Club in Little Bardfield was a standout show as was Isle of Wight the following year.
Jimi Hendrix - Isle of Wight and with Arthur Lee and Love at Waltham Forrest College (1970).
Blind Faith - Free concert Hyde Park

I saw them all with the exception of the Beatles. I lived in England when I was in High School and the music scene was overflowing with great concerts.
 

27sauce

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I was 16 in '96
Aerosmith-I'd seen them 4 by then
Metallica-saw them once by this time
Sepultura-saw them 3 times
White Zombie-4 times
COC-4 times
 

NB_Terry

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It was 1985

Van Halen
LZ
Rush
Max Webster
Pink FLoyd

I've only seen the 2 Canadian bands live.
 

pbenn2112

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1,182
you were 16?
I turned 16 in the summer of 1982.
Did you get to see them live?
I was able to.

Iron Maiden '82/'83 tours
Ozzy '81/'82
Van Halen '81/'82
Scorpions '82
Rush '81
Since you said to list 5, I'll go ahead and come up with about 30. Be back soon...
 

Bieling3

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Turned 16 in the Spring of '93.

Nirvana
Soundgarden
Social Distortion
Alice in Chains
Metallica

Got to see Soundgarden and Metallica at Lollapalooza '96. Finally saw Social Distortion at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo in '13.
 

big mike

Cathode biased
Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
13,198
you were 16?
I turned 16 in the summer of 1982.
Did you get to see them live?
I was able to.

Iron Maiden '82/'83 tours
Ozzy '81/'82
Van Halen '81/'82
Scorpions '82
Rush '81

1990 for me...but I was way into outside stuff.

Guns N Roses (Predictable then)
Eric Clapton
Allman Bros Band
Aerosmith
Ramones


I was all over the place.
 

StratoCraig

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you were 16?
I turned 16 in the summer of 1982.
So you're my age, then. I turned 16 earlier that year.

My favorite bands back then, as best I can recall, were probably Jethro Tull, Yes, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Beatles, and the Doors. The only one of those that was touring at the time was Tull, and I wasn't into Yes's '80s stuff. But I didn't see Tull live until later on, in '92. Good show, though by then Ian Anderson's voice had deteriorated enough that there was serious discussion in online Tull forums (mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups; the Web didn't exist yet) over whether he should stick to flute and acoustic guitar and hire someone else to sing. (I thought that was a crazy idea, but the fact that people were discussing it shows you what they thought of his singing by that time.) I eventually saw Yes in '02 when they got Rick Wakeman back in to re-create the Topographic Oceans lineup. They put on a good show; you'd almost have thought it was 1973 all over again (except with a better PA than you would likely have had back then).
 

Leonardwest

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16 in 1970

Tony Williams Lifetime
Miles Davis
Santana
John Coltrane

And, um...

Humble Pie

Saw them all live eventually except JC

Mahavishnu and Weather Report were in the top five in short order...
 

Catch

Analog>Digital Converter
Gold Supporting Member
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891
16 in 1990:

R.E.M.
The Smiths
The Church
Midnight Oil
The The

Saw all of them at least once except The Smiths (though I did see Morrissey years later).
 




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