Max, over at PowerPop Blog, suggested in one of his comments that I should make a list of all the artists I’ve seen over the years. I did one in Music, Mayhem, and Bad Decisions for the bands I’d seen during the period covered in the book, but never a complete (or reasonably complete) one. I’ll try here, with that list as the proverbial jumping-off point. The list is eclectic, to say the least. I’ve stuck to national/international acts for the sake of space — and it’s entirely possible that I’ve forgotten a few shows. I have not counted theatrical performances/roles. Here goes:
Alton & Jimmy; Randy Bachman; Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham; Marty Balin; Alex Beaton; Jeff Beck; Lee Benoit; Beau Brummels; Bee Gees; Pat Benatar; Big Country; Elvin Bishop; David Bowie; The Box Tops; Gary Brooker; Brother; Jack Bruce; T-Bone Burnett; Cheap Trick; Clannad; Clarence Clemons; The Coasters; Combustible Edison; Crazy 8s; Dick Dale; Franc D’Ambrosio; The Drifters; Sheila E.; Sheena Easton; Duane Eddy; The Elvis Brothers; English Beat; John Entwistle; Fabulous Thunderbirds; Narvel Felts; Bryan Ferry; Fleetwood Mac; Peter Frampton; Galactic; Grand Funk Railroad; Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell; Jessie Mae Hemphill; W.S. “Fluke” Holland; Buddy Holly’s Crickets; Ian Hunter; Billy Idol; INXS; Jefferson Starship; Billy Joel; Howard Jones; Laurence Juber; Ramin Karimloo; Seamus Kennedy; Doug Kershaw; Greg Kihn; B.B. King; Greg Lake; Jerry Lee Lewis; Lynyrd Skynyrd; Paul McCartney; Madness; Carl Mann; John Mayall; Bette Midler; The Miracle Workers; Eddie Money; Motorhead; Motor Dude Zydeco; Nine Inch Nails; Nu Shooz; Pearl Jam; Peter, Paul & Mary; Johnny Powers; Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Billy Preston; Public Image Ltd.; Dan Reed Network; Steve Riley; Romeo Void; Mick Ronson; Roxy Music; Royal Crown Revue; Todd Rundgren; Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels; Carlos Santana; Andres Segovia; Preston Shannon; Sons of the Soul Revivers; Rick Springfield; Ringo Starr; Al Stewart; Andy M. Stewart; Rod Stewart; Stray Cats; Tempest; Hayden Thompson; Trombone Shorty; The Tubes; Tommy Tutone; U2; Tower of Power; Frankie Valli; Jimmy Van Eaton; The Ventures; Violent Femmes; “Weird” Al Yankovic; Paul Young; Rufus Wainright; The Who; The Wipers; Wire Train; Ron Wood.