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  1. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1510328509' post='3405664'] I wouldn't call the Beatles a rock band. [/quote] Would you call The Rolling Stones a Rock Band? I think there's another debate here. I'm in the fence with The Stones, originally a blues cover band. Blue
  2. [quote name='Donnyboy' timestamp='1510330770' post='3405692'] What about The Pretenders then? - Chrissie Hynde was the only non British member of the original line up....[/quote] Good point, sort of mirrors my concern about The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Blue
  3. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1510339608' post='3405822'] Surely they are the original Pop band? Pop acts still do a mixture of rocky stuff,dance music,rap and ballads etc to this day.[/quote] Agreed, I'll call Rolling Stone and let them know The Beatles don't qualify for their list.😂 Blue
  4. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1510328509' post='3405664'] I wouldn't call the Beatles a rock band. [/quote] Good point, what were they? A Rock & Roll band that ultimately played and recorded a few songs that would be considered rock? The early 60s Beatles were so much different than The Beatles of later years. Initially they were playing rock & roll covers. Blue
  5. Sings I like to listen to wouldn't necessarily go over well in a live gig setting. Particularly a bar gig. Blue
  6. [quote name='Jimothey' timestamp='1510330860' post='3405693'] I don’t play in a band but i try to play along with backing tracks I struggle to play more songs than I can actually play but I’m really struggling with “the trooper” I just can’t get the gallops however hard I try I’ve tried two fingers and three fingers but after I do a couple it all goes to s**t Was it just practice that made you master it or did something seem to just click and then you could play them? [/quote] Playing along to tracks is completely different than playing live with other musicians. Be carful not to over estimate your abilities. Blue
  7. XRL from my amp , which I believe goods right into the board on stage. Then, I I think the board is interfaced with our sound techs lap top. Does that sound right? Blue
  8. Moody Blues? Originally considered a blues band? Blue
  9. I haven't read all the responses. Isn't there an argument for Cream? Blue
  10. [quote name='Jimothey' timestamp='1510323848' post='3405607'] Technically Fleetwood Mac are classed as British-American rock band so the line is a bit blurred[/quote] Didn't The Jimi Hendrix Experience break big in England first. Maybe another blurred line since Jimi was American. Blue
  11. [quote name='hiram.k.hackenbacker' timestamp='1510276532' post='3405312'] Should make blue happy, but the other 19 have a few notable omissions. Makes no mention of how this 'greatness' was measured, so I guess it's in someone's humble opinion. Who would you kick off the list and who would you put in their place? [/quote] I've never been a fan of lists of any kind. Like you said, how is greatness measured. Seems like a few influential pioneers we're left out. No Yard Birds, or did the author think he had them covered with Zep? Well, I guess The Yard Birds would make the greatest British blues band list Blue
  12. In most cases gigs don't become consistent until you've made a name for yourself and have a decent following. Can't believe some guy thought we would play a free Tuesday night as an audition for paid Saturday night. We told him he'd be lucky for us to play his bar considering the business we'd bring. We declined his offer. Blue
  13. [quote name='ivansc' timestamp='1510268131' post='3405273'] I gigged at the Dorothy Ballroom in Cambridge with Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers a number of times. Most memorable night was when we were all fooling around before showtime and one of the sax players took a header into one of my knees and broke his glasses in half. Just as well they werent reading their parts! Nice guys. Also had a decent sized hit with "one way love". Just looked them up on Wiki & saw that that sax player - Sid Phillips - had died a couple of years ago. Damn! Just followed another link and discovered that our old drummer Rick Winters played drums for a later incarnation of Cliffs Band! Small world. [/quote] Wow! awesome story. Blue
  14. [quote name='obbm' timestamp='1510264144' post='3405230'] This German concert was recorded during their Germany, Japan and Phillipines tour. They then went on to the USA for their final tour there and the famous Shea Stadium show in NYC. I think it's fair to say that they were internationally famous by June 1966. I first saw them in Guildford in June 1963 and then at their annual Xmas shows in London - 1963, 1964 and 1965. The memories of those shows has long faded apart from the incessant screaming. [/quote] My Dad took me to the Shea show. I remember it like it was yesterday. Blue
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