• 09-08-2004, 07:14 AM
    unleasHell
    Who have you seen that's now dead?
    Not trying to be morbid, but we have lost a lot of Musical talent through the years.

    Who have you seen in Concert that has lost a band member?

    Here are some of the Bands, I've seen that have lost somebody...
    Rory Gallagher
    Thin Lizzy (Phil)
    T-Rex (Marc Bolan)
    Lynard Skynard (Plane Wreck)
    Lords of the New Church (Lead Singer)
    Camel (Peter Bardens)
    Foghat (Lonesome Dave)
    Clash
    Supersister
    Solaris
  • 09-08-2004, 07:38 AM
    jamison
    seen a few
    well for starters I was able to see AC/DC with Bon Scott, Led Zepplin with John Bonham
    Ozzy with Randy Rhoads.

    we have lost a lot of people over the years. it is kinda sad. most of them were overdoses or stupid acts. as in all of the above concerts i have seen.


    imagine what the 70's and 80's would have been like if we hadnt lost janice joplin,jimmy hendricks, bon scott, john bohnam or randy rhoads.
  • 09-08-2004, 10:44 AM
    -Jar-
    I've seen..
    I saw Skinny Puppy 2 times before Dwayne Goettel died (heroin OD).

    I saw Janitor Joe a few times with future Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff (heroin OD)

    I saw the band Surgery a few times before their singer Sean McDonnell died (asthma related)

    One of my favorite bands, Acid Bath broke up soon after their bass player Audie Pitre was killed by a drunk driver.. luckily I got to see them a few times. They were just amazing, if you like gothic southern-fried death metal.

    no big stars really though.

    Missed Cliff Burton
    Missed Bon Scott
    Missed Randy
    Missed Ian

    though I was very young when those people died..

    would have liked to have seen Nirvnana.. oh well.

    -jar
  • 09-08-2004, 11:21 AM
    tentoze
    Too many to remember them all without really thinking hard, several of the more notable ones:

    Hendrix, Joplin, Canned Heat (harmonica dude, Owl?), Lynyrd Skynyrd, original Allman Bros Band, Spirit, Dead, Steve Goodman, Quicksilver, John Lee Hooker.
  • 09-08-2004, 11:45 AM
    MasterCylinder
    JIMI HENDRIX........................Texas..........1968 .
  • 09-08-2004, 12:05 PM
    Stone
    Quote:

    Lords of the New Church (Stiv Bators)
    Plus:

    Beach Boys (Carl and Dennis Wilson)
    Jan & Dean (Jan Berry)


    Hmmm, that's all I can think of.
  • 09-08-2004, 12:11 PM
    unleasHell
    That was his name, Stiv, I recall him being hit by a car in Paris
  • 09-08-2004, 12:25 PM
    Swish
    Miles Davis, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jaco Pastorius...
    the self-annointed "greatest bass player in the world" from Weather Report to name a few. I can't remember some of the others, although I know there are more. I just need to think about all the friggin' shows I've seen over the years, and my mind is a bit (ahem) muddled when I try to remember those days.

    Swishy Washy
  • 09-08-2004, 01:25 PM
    DariusNYC
    Jerry Garcia
    I saw the last two Grateful Dead concerts, July '95 in Chicago in the month before Jerry died. I will always remember them fondly. Jerry performed a gorgeous version of "Visions of Johanna" on the first night that especially stuck in my mind because it's always been one of my favorite Dylan songs and it was well done in his gentle style. The versions played of "Sugaree" and "Touch of Grey" I also still remember.
  • 09-08-2004, 02:56 PM
    skewiff
    Dead ,but not forgotten
    Wow way more than I thought.

    Mick Ronson.
    Rory G.
    Stevie Marriott/Greg Ridley.
    The Wilson Brothers.
    Paul Kossoff.
    Alex Harvey and his brother Les.
    Ollie Halsall/Mike Patto.
    Ronnie Laine.
    Eddie Kendricks /David Ruffin/
    Pete Hamm and the other Badfinger guy.
    Philip Lynott
    David Byron
    Skynard sp.
    Bill Haley./Rudy Pompelli
    Bonham and Moon
    Honeyman-Scot and Pete Farndon
    Joe Strummer.
    Alan Hull.
    AWB drummer
    The Dead 4 Top.

    Tony
  • 09-08-2004, 04:17 PM
    RoyY51
    Keith Richards of The Stones...wait a minute...is he dead, or does he just look dead?
  • 09-08-2004, 05:12 PM
    Worf101
    Had to think on this a while.
    1. One Four Top

    2. 3 or 4 Temptations

    3. Minnie Ripperton.

    4. Percussionist for War, the big guy that died..

    Not that many. Many of them that I wanted to see before they died, I never got to see.

    Da Worfster
  • 09-08-2004, 05:34 PM
    MindGoneHaywire
    Roy Orbison--1987
    Lords Of The New Church (Stiv Bators)--1986
    Johnny Thunders & Jerry Nolan (and Tony Coiro)--1990
    Joey & Dee Dee Ramone--1985-1996
    Sun Ra--1992
    Grateful Dead--1993
    Johnny Cash--1992
    Echo & The Bunnymen (Pete De Freitas)--1986

    Um, I saw KISS a few months after Eric Carr died, does that count? How about Barry Bonds' father Bobby when he played with the NY Yankees in 1975? I'm probably leaving someone out here, and I'm sure I've seen some bands that had some members that died that I wasn't aware of, either...
  • 09-08-2004, 07:48 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    I can't think of anyone...maybe the original bassist from Styx (Panozzo)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RoyY51
    Keith Richards of The Stones...wait a minute...is he dead, or does he just look dead?

    I think he's technically died like three times (full blood transfusion), which makes him "undead". Which isn't the same as dead.
  • 09-09-2004, 04:56 AM
    kexodusc
    I'll bite...
    Nirvana - Toronto (November 1993).
    Alice In Chains - Vancouver (1992 - August? July?)
    AC/DC - Winnipeg (1989/90, geez, can't remember the month)

    Hmmm...I think that's it...
    Oh, wait, I saw M.C. Hammer too...is he dead?

    <i>edit: Just though about it, I never saw Scott in AC/DC, guess that doesn't count</i>
  • 09-09-2004, 05:08 AM
    Mike
    I've got a few from my teen days, though nobody recently is rock 'n' roll going soft?
    Phil Lynnot
    Paul Kossof
    Joe Strummer
    Alex Harvey
    Mick Ronson
    Bon Scott

    Cheers
    Mike
  • 09-09-2004, 02:59 PM
    skewiff
    I forgot Robert Palmer and Freddy Mercury.
    Also Eric Morcombe, Tommy Cooper and Spike Milligan.
    Tony
  • 09-09-2004, 04:30 PM
    Chip_B
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
    Lynyrd Skynyrd (Ronnie Van Zandt and Allen Collins)
    Allman Brothers (post Duane Allman/pre-Berry Oakley)
    Uriah Heep (Byron) (sidenote: hands down, the worst band I ever saw)
    Robin Trower (James Dewar)
    George Harrison
    John Lee Hooker
    Jonny Lang (bass player)
    Marshall Tucker Band (Toy Caldwell)
    Mountain (Felix Pappalardi)
    Foghat (Lonesome Dave Peverett)
    Muddy Waters
    ...and that's all I can remember for now

    I wish I'd seen:
    Hendrix
    Joplin
    Jimmie Spheeris
    Buddy Holly
    Johnny Cash
    The Beatles
    Free (with Paul Kossoff)
    Rory Gallagher
    Quicksilver (with John Cippolina)
    John Fahey
    The Stones (with Brian Jones)
  • 09-09-2004, 05:00 PM
    Chip_B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tentoze
    Too many to remember them all without really thinking hard, several of the more notable ones:

    Hendrix, Joplin, Canned Heat (harmonica dude, Owl?), Lynyrd Skynyrd, original Allman Bros Band, Spirit, Dead, Steve Goodman, Quicksilver, John Lee Hooker.

    You're thinking of Blind Al Wilson, so named for the big round specks he wore.

    I saw Spirit also, but California wasn't with them at the time.
  • 09-09-2004, 06:24 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    Chuck Panozzo isn't dead yet.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    I think he's technically died like three times (full blood transfusion), which makes him "undead". Which isn't the same as dead.

    But his brother John, who was the drummer, is. So count John Panozzo for me.

    I'm sure that there's more, but the ones that immediately come to mind are...

    Mick Ronson
    Freddy Mercury
    John Denver
  • 09-10-2004, 05:37 AM
    kexodusc
    Muddy Waters AND John Lee Hooker? Man, am I envious!!!
  • 09-10-2004, 11:34 AM
    paper warrior
    demon alcohol
    I would have liked to see Big Country with Stuart Adamson. Didn't he drank himself to death?
  • 09-10-2004, 01:45 PM
    Mr MidFi
    No, I think Stuart Adamson killed himself to death.

    Off the top of my head, the only ones I can think of are Joe Strummer of the Clash and Stevie Ray Vaughn. And Phil Collins, who's dead to me anyway.
  • 09-11-2004, 07:23 PM
    Chip_B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skewiff
    I forgot Robert Palmer and Freddy Mercury.
    Also Eric Morcombe, Tommy Cooper and Spike Milligan.
    Tony

    I forgot one too...a biggie!

    Ray Charles

    I saw him at a basketball gym on Ft. G.G. Meade, MD when I was stationed there back around '75 or '76. It was a weird place to see an icon, but it was more intimate than most venues would've been, and Ray was in fine, fine voice. He talked to people in the crowd, told jokes, and performed every song I'd hoped to hear. I've never heard a better singer.