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What musician(s) do you regret not seeing in person before they died?

Asked by Kraigmo (7816points) April 13th, 2010

I regret never seeing Johnny Cash. I regret it so much I’ve shed some tears over it. I did manage to catch some performances by Doc Watson before he passed on; and quite a few by Jerry Garcia thank God I saw Jerry Garcia

Which musicians do you regret not seeing? And which musicians did you see that made you realize how great they can get?

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anartist's avatar

Everyone at Woodstock. I really didn’t like crowds.
And Roy Orbison

dpworkin's avatar

I was lucky enough to have seen the greatest ‘60s and ‘70s bands, but I never saw the Yardbirds in person, or Them (although I have seen Van Morrison a few times.)

I only saw Thelonius Monk once, and it was a disappointing performance. I wish I had gone at a better time.

I’m sorry I missed Billie Holiday and Art Tatum, but I guess they don’t really count. Luckily I did see Nina Simone.

Biggest regret – Marvin Gaye.

Aethelwine's avatar

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

I had the ticket for Lollapalooza. I was so excited. then Courtney had to kill him.

Stevie Ray Vaughan would have been a great show to see too.

Strauss's avatar

Jimi Hendrix

MissAnthrope's avatar

I wish I’d seen Jerry Garcia.. sadly, I did not at all get the Grateful Dead until it was too late. Now I get it and I really wish I’d had a chance to see them with Jerry in the band.

My dad and uncle took guitar lessons from him.. he gave lessons in exchange for practice space above a music store, before the Dead were the Dead.

Vunessuh's avatar

Like you, I wish I would have gotten the chance to see Johnny Cash.

tb1570's avatar

Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, WA Mozart—- just to name a few off the top of my head…

deni's avatar

the only person who was alive at all during my lifetime that i technically had the chance to see, was michael jackson, and i wish i would have. and you can stuff your rude comments about him in a sack!


anartist's avatar

@tb1570 ah, yes, Zappa and Hendrix :-)

ETpro's avatar

Funny, the first name that popped into my mind was Ludwig Von Beethoven. I would particularly have loved to see him conduct the 9th when he was completely deaf, but writing some of the finest music the world has ever heard.

For modern times, Hendrix, Janis Joplin, all the now-gone acid rockers.

faye's avatar

Always planned to see Elvis in Vagas when I was a teen.

tinyfaery's avatar

Michael Jackson

loser's avatar

Bob Marley

benjaminlevi's avatar

Bradley Nowell (Sublime), Hendrix and Marley

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