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User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

At one time or another I've seen all these entertainers live - not these particular performances, but nevertheless I was struck by the ability of all of them to captivate large audiences, and get them completely 'immersed' in the music and rhythms they could conjure up. And, above all, the way they could get everyone to 'participate.' I thought I'd put them on here and invite other people to contribute their favourites of the same genre if they care to.

First, a quiet one. Kenny Rogers........late in his career, but to my mind experience simply added to his artistry, and helped him completely to captivate everyone in the place:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn481KcjvMo

Next, the Dixie Chicks (probably in Texas, judging by the hats some of the girls are wearing ). Hardly 'quiet,' but once again, talk about 'holding an audience':-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpFhRAw7hwE

Now The Byrds. Also late in their career, but, as with Kenny Rogers, that seems actually to have helped - good entertainers seem to mature like good wine. Not to forget the great Pete Seeger, who wrote such a marvellous song:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNopQq5lWqQ

Finally, an Australian entertainer, one Slim Dusty - performing the (regrettably-unofficial) 'Australian National Anthem.' Just about 'beats all records' in terms of the size of the audience (100,000-odd people at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics), 'length of career' (he was over 70 at the time) and 'simplicity' (in terms of 'props') - just a guitar, a mike, and a well-worn hat .

A 'glossary of Australian slang' may be useful to non-Aussies:-

'Swagman' - itinerant tramp, hobo.
'Billabong' - riverside pond.
'Matilda' - a bedroll.
'Waltzing Matilda' - carrying the damn thing.
'Jumbuck' - lamb or sheep.
'Tuckerbag' - foodsack.
'Squatter' - farmer who has 'made it.'
'Troopers' - armed mounted policemen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI3RcFWA8EY

Hope you enjoy the offerings. And by all means feel free to post your own favourites.

[Edited 2010-05-28 08:48:16]


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Great Live Musical Entertainers?

Right on the spot, I can think of those I have seen performing in the real world.

Frank Sinatra
Liza Minnelli
Barbara Streisand

I also think of Judy Garland - only I was never fortunate to attend any of her live shows.

For the French ones I got to see Yves Montand and Charles Aznavour, two true classics.

They don't make them like that anymore.



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User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Tina Turner: Addicted to Love -- probably my favorite live performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GYv9Zvh6Yw


User currently offlinecrazyfoo88 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 81 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Muse hands down is the best live act right now IMHO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8WP7aOD_9Q

Been to 55 concerts already this year and over 140 bands, yet they still are the icing on the cake!



crazyfoo88
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Quoting luckyone (Reply 2):

I once ran into her on a street in Paris near the Place Vendôme where the diamond sellers are. She is a one of a kind, absolutely fabulous and extravagant with so much energy.

And those who think that an old woman cannot be sexy are totally wrong. Think that Tina Turner is well over 60 now still with an incredible body and in fabulous shape. I don't see any performers who can beat her energy-wise.

The Pussycat Dolls are left very very far in the distance, the same with Rihanna, Madonna and many others.

Another performer of this kind which I liked a lot was Freddie Mercury. Queen was a fantastic band. Mercury could have made an opera singer without any doubt. He was truly a musician with an uncomparable voice, never ever going off key and so incredibly energetic.



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User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
I once ran into her on a street in Paris near the Place Vendôme where the diamond sellers are. She is a one of a kind, absolutely fabulous and extravagant with so much energy.

And those who think that an old woman cannot be sexy are totally wrong. Think that Tina Turner is well over 60 now still with an incredible body and in fabulous shape. I don't see any performers who can beat her energy-wise

Agreed!! When I saw her live she was just about to turn 69!


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Tina Turner was born on 26 November of 1939.
She will be 71 next coming November.
Frigging unbelievable!!!

  



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9805 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1454 times:
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Metallica - love'em or hate'em, they put on the most energetic show I've ever seen. They're not the tightest band live by a long shot, but it's really all about the energy at their shows.

U2 - saw them on the PopMart tour back in '97. It was my first concert, so I might be a bit biased, but that was a hell of a show!

ACDC - seen them 2 or 3 times in the last couple years. Even pushing 60 years old, they still put on a great show. They've slowed live tempos down a bit it seems, which makes the songs groove that much more.

Rush - what can you say about a band that, in their mid 50's, still puts on 3-hour shows with 25+ songs? And plays the crap outta them!

Dream Theater - similar concert to Rush; very technical music performed flawlessly.

And my least favorite concert experience goes to....Avenged Sevenfold. I've seen them 2 or 3 times, and they've played for no longer than about 1:15 - 1:30. Screw that....those guys are around my age; they should be playing 2+ hours.



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Though I in no way agree with his political message, I have to give credit to Manu Chao for putting on one hell of a live show. I saw him perform at Roskilde Festival back in 2001, and two things comes to my mind:
1) I was drenched in sweat after that concert.
2) I could have sworn that even the tent poles were jumping along with the 17,000 inside the concert tent.

Other worthy mentions, would be Underworld. For an electronic band, they can be quite 'jammy' - to the point that I was watching one of their concerts heading for the brink of disaster, when some of the equipment locked up, leaving them with only a drum machine and one or two looping samples, which they still managed to make something out of. When I pointed this out to a mate who was at the same concert, he thought it was part of the show 


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Jean-Michel Jarre was another "one of a kind". I have witnessed several of his shows, at La Défense in Paris, at the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde and also the Docklands concert in London. He drew some amazing crowds to his fabulous sound and light shows.

Now in another domain, which is taking the opera to the masses, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras nicknamed The 3 Tenors have done some wonderful work many times in free concerts drawing hundreds of thousands of people in all the major cities around the world. I remember seeing the fabled 3 Tenors at several venues among which the concert for the Football World Cup in Paris in 1998. Their wonderful music made time fly much too quickly.



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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4510 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Metallica--Great Energy, Tight playing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICKaVAbACek

Kiss--Their music may not be that great, but they put on a heck of a show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgkLhfiGIqY&feature=related

Bruce Springsteen--Best Entertainer by far. Longest sets and most energy of any performer today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5PoI...d34&a=8S76S5HANiQ&playnext_from=ML

Dave Matthews--Great jams at their concerts. Every setlist is different, and they give you more than you got on the CD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnq2wi664yc



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Another performer of this kind which I liked a lot was Freddie Mercury. Queen was a fantastic band. Mercury could have made an opera singer without any doubt. He was truly a musician with an uncomparable voice, never ever going off key and so incredibly energetic.

Completely agree, Freddie Mercury was the greatest frontman of them all.

Standout live performers that I've seen are:

Crowded House live, in a small intimate venue are really hard to beat, really pissed that I can't see them in Copenhagen or Oslo next month, damm you work.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, awesome if you get them on the right night, when Kiedis is off he's well off.

Rolling Stones, still put on a great show, went to Steel Wheels and Bridges to Babylon, everyone knows all the songs

Robbie Williams, seen him twice will see him again if I get the chance, an excellent performer, really interacts well with the audience

Paul McCartney was quite a surprise, really, really good, excellent show, played for nearly 3 hours, played heaps of Beatles songs (next best thing to seeing the Beatles IMO), it was an event which I was pretty happy to see.

Neil Diamond, really good, went with my olds, had a great time.

Now the stinkers

Madonna went to see her with my wife last year, a total disappointment, she just went through the motions.

R.E.M. would be great live if they replaced Stipe with someone who can actually perform live, went to see them twice, each time Stipe was crap and ruined the efforts of the rest of the band.


User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Lets see....

Tool (phenominal), Alice in Chains, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Van Halen (when they weren't all drunk off their asses), Rush...too many to name. I don't like bands that can't play for shit in real life.   



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 12):
I don't like bands that can't play for shit in real life.

Too many fall into that category


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5233 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 11):
Neil Diamond, really good, went with my olds, had a great time.

   Excellent live performer.



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User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

A-ha - The living daylights "Rock in Rio II 1991" ( 198 000 people in paying audience. Was a Guinnnes Book world record at the time ) ( Check it out from 02:50 and onwards )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgpCP0DhBRU


a-ha - The Sun Always Shines on TV ( from the same show. Check out the audience participation )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64NcAoyt7BM


a-ha - Hunting High and Low ( from the same show. The audience takes over the song and the vocalist gets fewer and fewer words in as the song progress )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZCNkfP3KzM


a-ha - Touchy ( This performance from somewhere in South America during the same period is crazy ( Check out from 03:30 and onwards ) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_BT4u78DA

a-ha - I've Been Losing You ( Live from South America 1990's )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LfZXuVOMbw

a-ha You'll Never Get Over Me 2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9qpBVphwc

a-ha - Take On Me ( from 2001 )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzAnG4ID7Xo


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Billy Joel - River of Dreams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAJaM...AFF1C17&playnext_from=PL&index=127



Toto - Africa 2007:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKj30...AFF1C17&playnext_from=PL&index=129


User currently offlinecorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Without a doubt the best live performer I have ever seen was Prince. I saw him during the purple rain tour and it was amazing.....

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 15):
A-ha - The living daylights "Rock in Rio II 1991" ( 198 000 people in paying audience. Was a Guinnnes Book world record at the time ) ( Check it out from 02:50 and onwards )

A-ha were a good 80's band they were not the headliners for Rock in Rio II, George Michael, Guns N' Roses and Prince were.


User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 17):
A-ha were a good 80's band they were not the headliners for Rock in Rio II, George Michael, Guns N' Roses and Prince were.

Your point ?


I have never said that a-ha were the headliners. They were one of several acts that performed during the week of the particulare event However most people saw them perform. 198 000 people.

George Michael, Guns N'Roses and Prince played for some 60 000 each. Guns N'Roses vocalist Axel Rose was seriously pissed to be playing for a smaller crowd than a-ha  Smile

[Edited 2010-05-29 16:44:36]

User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8035 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Among others, this chick just totally gets the job done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQa-AFoXEdY

As far as instrumental performance, it's hard to top this twosome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-qgum7hFXk



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1199 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1227 times:
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I was lucky to catch Bryan Adams at a "small intimate concert" here in Oslo last Thursday (May 27)
He was only using acoustic guitar, no band, only accompanied by Gary Bright(?) on a grand piano.
-This guy never seizes to amaze me, he looks and sounds the same as when I first saw him live at the Juno Awards in '83

He is also a noted photographer -according to a radio-station (P4 here in Norway), that got an interview with him, he's off to photograph Sophia Loren this weekend....


Another note-able act I have experienced was in Alice Town, Bimini in the Easter of '83.
During lunch at a small hotel I had to take a bathroom-break. I got into some small talk with the only other occupant standing up against the wall and doing his "business". -It was Johnny Cash.....

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 9):
Jean-Michel Jarre was another "one of a kind".

Unfortunately I will have to miss his show on Aug. 28, since someone scheduled our annual family barbecue on that day.

Scooter01



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