In addition to local history and classic literature, I also love popular music, particularly classic rock, sixties pop and early Rock and Roll. I love listening to it, researching its history and learning how to play it on the guitar and drums. I especially love listening to live music, so I try to attend as many… Continue reading The Best Concert Year Ever
Tonight I saw all surviving Beach Boys on the same stage together, celebrating the group's 50th anniversary. I can't believe it.
Roger Daltrey Performs The Who's Tommy Newark, NJ– September 18, 2011 Out of all of the bands I follow religiously, I would travel anywhere and pay anything to see The Who. "I Can't Explain" how deeply they have impacted my life (haha, sorry...). Over the years, I have traveled the most to see either The… Continue reading 2011 Concert Season: My Amazing Journey With Roger Daltrey
An Evening with The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour at Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA - June 22, 2011 Hey hey, they're The Monkees and they came to my town this summer! The Monkees are celebrating their 45th anniversary this year by touring the United Kingdom and North America for the first time in ten years. … Continue reading 2011 Concert Season: The Monkees 45th Anniversary Tour
Chicago at Trib Total Media Amphitheater in Station Square Pittsburgh, PA - May 24, 2011 I have really slacked off on my concert posts! Here's hoping I can catch up and get back into the swing of things... Watching the dark clouds loom over Pittsburgh from my office windows, I was pretty nervous about the… Continue reading 2011 Concert Season: Chicago
Crosby & Nash at Carnegie Library Music Hall Munhall, PA - April 29, 2011 Last Saturday night, our Carnegie Library Music Hall was a very, very, very fine hall, with two folk rock heroes on the stage, and it wasn't hard to hear these veteran musicians put musicians one-third of their age to shame. Their white… Continue reading 2011 Concert Season: Crosby & Nash
Jeff Beck World Tour 2011 Pittsburgh, PA - April 23, 2011 One of the songs Jeff Beck and his band played during their encore last Saturday night at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland was Sly and the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher." Well Jeff, you did. I was uncharacteristically on the fence about going… Continue reading 2011 Concert Season: Jeff Beck