What Bands Do You Wish You Had Seen?

John Cipollina in Concert. Day on the Brown #1 - 1977

John Cipollina in Concert. Day on the Brown #1 – 1977

A meme has been going around social media asking what band you regret not seeing.

Unfortunately my answer to this question exceeds the 8,000 character limit for FaceBrick.

And the idiots at FaceBrick had made all my personal NOTES disappear.  They LIED when they said they would still be accessible, even though no new ones could be added.

So, ZuckerTurd, I’ll just use my blog for anything I care about.  Fortunately, I have all my notes in actual Word documents, so I have lost nothing but convenience.

And so, without further ado, here is my answer to this meme:


I really regret never seeing the Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and SRV.

Those are the big ones for me. The bands I’ve seen is such a long list, but here goes:


  • The Surfaris
  • Grateful Dead
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Sopwith Camel
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company
  • Janis Joplin
  • Spirit
  • Steppenwolf
  • Blue Cheer (5 man and power trio)
  • The Doors
  • The Young Rascals
  • Clifton Chenier
  • Howlin’ Wolf
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Charlie Musselwhite and the Southside Sound System
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • HP Lovecraft
  • Iron Butterfly
  • Fever Tree
  • Freudian Slips
  • Canned Heat
  • Mountain


  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Judy Collins
  • Undisputed Truth
  • The Temptations
  • International Steel
  • Logos
  • Timmy
  • Soundhole
  • Freelight
  • Eddie Money
  • Roky and the Aliens
  • Pure Prairie League
  • Spanky and Our Gang
  • Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen




  • Cinema
  • Chumbi
  • Aldo Nova
  • Y&T
  • Greg Kihn
  • Elvin Bishop
  • Dion
  • Pam Tillis
  • Jesse Colin Young
  • Judy Collins
  • Herbie Hancock


90s Forward:


  • Leon Russel
  • Toby Keith
  • The Tubes
  • MC Hammer
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Diana Ross and the Supremes
  • Tina Turner
  • Bon Jovi
  • Aerosmith
  • Motley Crue
  • Seether
  • Jonathan Davis (Korn)
  • Blue October
  • HellYeah
  • Metallica
  • Queensryche
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Black Sabbath
  • 3 Doors Down
  • Drowning Pool
  • Witchcraft
  • Megadeth
  • Godsmack
  • Pantera
  • Blue Man Group
  • Symphony X
  • Def Leppard
  • Journey
  • Tom Jones
  • Michael McDonald
  • Toto
  • Loverboy
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Ted Nugent
  • Randy Travis
  • Buddy Guy
  • Restless Heart
  • Willie Nelson
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Judds
  • The Dixie Chicks
  • The Derailers
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Charlie Robison
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Clay Walker
  • Sara Bareilles
  • The Killdares
  • Soundgarden
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Rob Zombie
  • Audioslave
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • Tesla
  • Heart
  • Oleander
  • Velvet Revolver
  • Trans Siberian Orchestra (6 times)

Out of this list, I have photographed a significant percentage of the artists and have gotten to know some of them pretty well.  Some have been clients, and working for Motown Records in the 70s gave me access to lots of people not listed here.

I’m probably leaving out a few, but if I  think of anything else, I will update this.

What performer do you regret not seeing?

Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.