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Just had to let you all know how good tonight was in Sydney, It was a free concert in the middle of Sydney and Al Green was the headline act!!

Over 80 thousand people moving to all his classics and a few covers. He nearly pulled out due to Willie Mitchells death.

This guy still has it!!! sharp falsetos a great presence and he had each of the 80 k audience in the palm of his hand!! It was quite an emotional evening.

love to hear anybody elses experiences at seeing great soul gods live!

pete M

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Sounds great. Wish I was there - I've never seen Al Green live. I've seen some awesome concerts though, such as

Michael Jackson - Wembley Stadium 1988 (seriously!)

Luther Vandross - Wembley Arena 1987

Prince Phillip Mitchell - Fleetwood 2002

Maze - Hammy O 1989

Anita Baker / Perri - Wembley Stadium 1988

Jean Carne - Dominion 1988

Stevie Wonder - Royal Albert Hall 1995

Gerald Albright / Peices of A Dream / Bill Withers - Hammy O 1988

Prince - Wembley Arena 1988

I'm very much looking forward to seeing Teena Marie in Jan.

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Sounds great. Wish I was there - I've never seen Al Green live. I've seen some awesome concerts though, such as

Michael Jackson - Wembley Stadium 1988 (seriously!)

Wow , His tour that that never happened looked like from the movie to be a blinder .......... sad.gif

Dave ,You have seen some great acts!!

Al Green played a new song tonight that was incredible , he said it was his new release...anybody know what i am talking about?

Best

Pete

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For me:-

Maze featuring Frankie Beverley - London about 25 + years ago

Roy Ayres - London (how could I forget)

The Masqueraders - Prestatyn

Phil Perry - Prestatyn

Archie Bell and the Drells - New York

All were absolutely amazing and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up - they were awesome thumbup.gif

Oooh and not fogetting Luther Vandross - Sheffield Arena thumbup.gif and SIMPLY RED 5 times

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Al Green played a new song tonight that was incredible , he said it was his new release...anybody know what i am talking about?

Best

Pete

No, I didn't know there was a forthcoming release. The last CD was from last year - Lay It Down - which was pretty good.

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Al Hudson and Soul partners at The Blackpool Mecca!

Wish I had a clue who I was watching but I was taken by cousin's bird who was red hot and well worth a tug! She was my fave wank for five years!

Can't remember much about Al Hudson but I did visit the Highland rooms and that is where my Northernsoul odyssey started, great music but there was a bird wearing stockings and suspenders flashing her trumpet every time she span in her circle dress!

Still keeps me awake on a night!

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Butlins Minehead 1979 awesome.

Mark

You always told me that your favourite was Mud not Showaddywaddy.......

Anyway, mine was Eddie Parker and Lorraine Chandler at TOTW - amazing

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Butlins Minehead 1979 awesome.

Saw them at Sheffield city hall 1974 FAB!!!!!!!!!

Little Ann,Dean Parish & Maxine Brown Ceethorpes

Chuck Jackson & Lenis Guess prestatyn

Edwin Starr All over

Four Tops & Temptations Sheffield Arena

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ASHFORD & SIMPSON LEROY BURGESS BIRMINGHAM HILTON WEEKENDER 2008?

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Just had to let you all know how good tonight was in Sydney, It was a free concert in the middle of Sydney and Al Green was the headline act!!

Over 80 thousand people moving to all his classics and a few covers. He nearly pulled out due to Willie Mitchells death.

This guy still has it!!! sharp falsetos a great presence and he had each of the 80 k audience in the palm of his hand!! It was quite an emotional evening.

love to hear anybody elses experiences at seeing great soul gods live!

pete M

william bell -fleetwood 200?

bobby patterson-fleetwood-sunday session absolutley awsome-this was his first visit to fleetwood

trina broussard-newyork-soul cafe along with omar

phillip mitchell -fleetwood

al green-manchester appollo on a few occassions

sam dees-jazz cafe

4 tops=1981-2 frontier bar batley

lou ragland-hinkley 1983

betty lavette-blackburn late 90's with kim weston and frankie gaye all were superb on the nightthumbup.gif

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Ten of the best!

Otis Clay - T&C Club

Sam Dees - Thorne

Johnnie Taylor - Hammersmith

Dells - Trentham Gardens

Marvin Gaye - Sheffield City Hall

Temptations - Sheffield City Hall

Bobby Womack - Manchester

Eddie Billups - Somewhere in the sticks!

Masqueraders - Memphis

Gladys Knight - Las Vegas

:thumbsup:

Sean

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World of Twist Christmas show 1990. The Ritz Manchester.

Earl Brutus supporting The Cramps. London Astoria. 90 something.

Iggy Pop at Sheffield Leadmill. 80 something.

The Tops at Giants of Motown. Birmingham NEC. 90 something.

Kim Weston and Brenda Holloway. The Ritz Manchester. 90 something. 97?

Georgie Fame at Stockport's Davenport Theatre... the night he fell off the stage.

Jimmy Webb at a 'supper club' on Regent Street... can't think when?

oh and John Barry at The Meltdown, Royal Festival Hall, accompanied by the London Phil. 2007. June I think.

...oooh, i just can't stop!

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World of Twist Christmas show 1990. The Ritz Manchester.

Earl Brutus supporting The Cramps. London Astoria. 90 something.

Iggy Pop at Sheffield Leadmill. 80 something.

The Tops at Giants of Motown. Birmingham NEC. 90 something.

Kim Weston and Brenda Holloway. The Ritz Manchester. 90 something. 97?

Georgie Fame at Stockport's Davenport Theatre... the night he fell off the stage.

Jimmy Webb at a 'supper club' on Regent Street... can't think when?

oh and John Barry at The Meltdown, Royal Festival Hall, accompanied by the London Phil. 2007. June I think.

...oooh, i just can't stop!

Heavens above... not forgetting the mighty Chuck Jackson at Prestatyn. October 2009. Now he was top of the pops!

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gil scott heron sheffield 70s he couldn't believe the number of white people there to see him

maze nottingham rock city

originals richard searlings 50th

exciters wigan and wirrina

terry callier trentham gardens

edwin starr everywhere

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Seen lots over the years - Luther Vandross, Leroy Hutson, Will Downing, Phyllis Hyman etc but the one I always remember for pure showmanship was Roy Ayers

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Surprised only one shout for the Dells.

A fanatstic night out to see:

The Impressions

Gene Chandler

Billy Paul

and the Might Jerry Butler

All on the same bill.

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Centre 2007.

For $15.00 Don't get much better than that.

Another one....

Little Anthony and The Imperials

Little Darlin's

Kissimmee 1985

Free

The OJays

Pleasure Island

Orlando

late 90s

Most memorable for me......

Del Larks

New Jersey

on SoulTrip USA 2007 (2007)?

Also loved Brenda Holloway at The Ritz in 1998. Fantastic to see her come out and literally stun the crowd! (Especially the male componment!) :thumbsup:

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Ten of the best!

Otis Clay - T&C Club

Sam Dees - Thorne

Johnnie Taylor - Hammersmith

Dells - Trentham Gardens

Marvin Gaye - Sheffield City Hall

Temptations - Sheffield City Hall

Bobby Womack - Manchester

Eddie Billups - Somewhere in the sticks!

Masqueraders - Memphis

Gladys Knight - Las Vegas

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Sean

THE DELLS got to agree CRACKING NIGHT !

STEVE MANCHA birmingham

CAROLYN CRAWFORD BIMINGHAM thumbup.gif

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A couple of more recent concerts spring to mind during recent Vegas trips...

One was Etta James last year - god knows how old she is now but she sure knew how to flirt with an audience - and is wasn't all that subtle either !! unfortunately half way through the concert she decided she's had enough and walked off.....

The other was Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts - doing all the Blues Brothers stuff and a bit more... all good crowd pleasing stuff and lots of audience participation - but the standout was the harmonica player who did a lengthy solo - awesome !!!

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Marvin Gaye - Sheffield City Hall

Detroit Spinners / Sister Sledge / Jimmy Castor / Ben E King- Manchester

Gil Scott Heron - Birmingham Barbarellas

Parliament / Funkadelic -Manchester Belle Vue

KC and the Sunshine Band - Doncaster Outlook

Fatback Band - Birmingham Barbarellas

George Benson - Manchester

Temptations and Junior Walker - Sheffield Fiesta

Stevie Wonder / Martha and the Vandellas - Sheffield City Hall

Hamilton Bohannon / Commodores / Blackbyrds - Manchester

All from 70s and all stand out for different reasons...

And more recently...

The Funk Brothers - Montreal Jazz Festival

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham - Sheffield Boardwalk

Tony Joe White Sheffield Montgomery Hall !!

Andy

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Tommy Hunt at Wigan

The Exciters at Wigan

Tavares at the Ritz Manchester

Evelyn Thomas,L J Johnson,Barbara Pennington also at the Ritz Manchester

The best entertainment at a live show I ever went to was Kid Creole and the Coconuts at the Manchester Apollo about 81-ish it was fantastic,

The one I missed that I would have loved to have seen was EWF at Bingley,The best show ever so my mates tell me,

Saw Prince in Manchester but not earth shattering,Was in America at the time of Michael Jacksons trial NOW that was a show

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Marvin Gaye - Manchester Apollo 1976?

Gladys Knight - Manchester Free Trade Hall 1973?

Bobby Bland - San Diego - 1986

Bobby Womack - Manchester International - 1991?

Millie Jackson - Manchester Apollo - 1975?

Junior Walker - Stoneground, Manchester 1973

Edwin Starr - Bury Basement Club -1972

Cannot specifically remember the years in some cases but definitely remember the concerts.

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Otis Clay - Town&Country

Sam Dees- The Kilt& Dingwalls

Ann Peebles-Outer Limits,Edinburgh(backed by THE Memphis horns)

Jo Armstead-The Kilt. This massive young guy who was traveling with JA came into the tiolet and said "what do you guys do to get high round here"? Kerso sorted it out.

Jonnie Bristol- The Kilt

David Sea- Cleethorpes Weekender(a bit hazy on sound quality but what a voice on Love Me Dow

Garland Green- see above

Art Blakey . Winston Marsellie backing -Queens Hall(Edinburgh)

GS Heron-Queens Hall(Edinburgh)

The stand out from these picks was Ann Peebles

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blimey, lots of great acts over the years. the ones that stand out to me are:

Jnr Walker - Nottm palais '79

Chuck Jackson/Edwin Starr - Nottm Astoria - '83 (incredible night)

Curtis Mayfield - Hinckley '83

Gene Chandler - 83

Major Lance - stafford

Ric Tic Revue

Eddie Holman & Jnr Walker - Peterborough (major lance did'nt show)

Maze - Rock city '82 (also hammersmith in 86)

Stevie Wonder - Brum 84

George Benson - Wembley arena 84

Four Tops - RCH Nottm, '86

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betty wright at wigan,

the tavares at wigan,

roy ayres at the cali ballroom,

three degrees at the cali ballroom,

four tops at the cali ballroom,

major lance at the queens hall leeds 1974,i think,??,unsure.gifph34r.gif

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Mine has to be,

Jackie wilson Salford King Georges Hall early 70s &

HIT THE ROAD STAX with Otis Redding, Sam&Dave, Eddie Floyd, Arthur Conley, Markeys, Booker T and the MGs.(still have the program)

atb,Geoff.

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AL GREEN at Southampton Gaumont circa 1975, absolutely awesome at his peak.

FOUR TOPS at same venue, same period, utterly brilliant performance, made more memorable by meeting LEVI and the lads backstage and sitting with them for nearly an hour talking about Detroit and Chicago in the 60s. Me and two mates, the only people who bothered going back! LEVI had on the biggest gold lions head ring I had ever seen! Still remember asking him about MAJOR LANCE and he replied 'Yeah I had a few beers with 'The Major' in Detroit a few months ago!' We followed their coach for 25 miles up the old A roads until they turned onto the old M3 junction, flashing us big grins and thumbs up from their coach windows. Oh, the golden days of youth....!!thumbsup.gif

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THE DELLS got to agree CRACKING NIGHT !

STEVE MANCHA birmingham

CAROLYN CRAWFORD BIMINGHAM thumbup.gif

The Dells was a standout for me,mainly because I went with Martyn Ellis,hadn't been out and about for a long time,and met up with several old faces..........brilliant.

Gladys Knight was awsome in Hanley in the seventies,when she sang Help me make it through the night,you cold have heared a pin drop..........and at the end the place exploded.

Al Green was disappointing in Manchesterrecently,half an hour and just seemed to be going through the motions.

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World of Twist Christmas show 1990. The Ritz Manchester.

Earl Brutus supporting The Cramps. London Astoria. 90 something.

Iggy Pop at Sheffield Leadmill. 80 something.

The Tops at Giants of Motown. Birmingham NEC. 90 something.

Kim Weston and Brenda Holloway. The Ritz Manchester. 90 something. 97?

Georgie Fame at Stockport's Davenport Theatre... the night he fell off the stage.

Jimmy Webb at a 'supper club' on Regent Street... can't think when?

oh and John Barry at The Meltdown, Royal Festival Hall, accompanied by the London Phil. 2007. June I think.

...oooh, i just can't stop!

soul gigs!! Bowie at milton keynes bowl, Squeeze at Rock city :thumbup:

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Junior Walker at the Casino.........................need I say more?

Rick

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went to see johnny guitar watson at bailys doncaster late 1970s with my mate , after other show in town was full, so glad we did , due to other show being full there was only about 30 there, but he played like there was 30000, anybody else at that show?.

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Cool. I bet that was good. Same Girl is CD of the decade imo.

yeh sure was cool stage was about a foot high.you could get as close as you liked,also got invited yo yhe appollo by a bass player that night who also played in the appollo house band,he called me over in an interval asking me where I was from .only my flight to chicago stoppped me going I was gutted but bumped into jimmy burns in a bar the next day which made up for it:thumbup:

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The 3 at the top of my list would be.

1. JJ Barnes at The Casino (mid /late70's)

This was the first time I heard a black man sing live and it was the absolute main reason I continued the soul journey. I swear I changed physically that night.

2. My second would be The Masqueraders at Prestatyn for shear Quality and Class.

3. Ray Pollard/Tony Middleton/Terry Callier/Sid Barnes/Hoagy Lands/Maxine Brown/Betty Lavette/Dean Parrish at 100club.

Would have loved to have seen The O'Jays and Jackie Wilson.

Kev

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Sam Dees - Thorne.

loved this night, never saw video Rob Wigley took though ( i think).

got a Voices signed, "After All, The Show Must Go On"

BUT, best for me was:

Chairman of the Board at Hucknall Welfare, Notts, on night they split up, AWESOME

steve

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I got spoiled by the first gig I ever went to - Sam & Dave @ Sheffield Fiesta in early 70's. Absolutely unbelievable performance when they both came out into the audience at both sides of the venue and just blew the place apart.

I thought all gigs were gonna be like that!

Seen most acts over the years but I've never seen a performance as good as that first one!

Ian D biggrin.gif

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Mine has to be,

Jackie wilson Salford King Georges Hall early 70s &

HIT THE ROAD STAX with Otis Redding, Sam&Dave, Eddie Floyd, Arthur Conley, Markeys, Booker T and the MGs.(still have the program)

atb,Geoff.

Any chance of a scan Geoff?

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