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ROCK 'N ROLL SUMMER FOR ME


I'm getting to be an old fart, which means that a lot of the musicians I grew up listening to are also getting up in age. So this summer I got tickets for my wife and I to see Three Dog Night, The Righteous Brothers, and The Moody Blues. The Righteous Brothers have a different make up because Bobby Hatfield passed away, but Bill Medley is still singing strong. And I was amazed to realize the the Moody Blues are celebrating the 50th anniversary release of" Nights In White Satin". So who would you folks go to see if an opportunity arose? I think back on so many entertainers I have seen in person that are now retired or performing in the Great Beyond.



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Medley is awesome and has his Daughter with him now,  don't know about Moody Blues but, if I had my choice it would be Three Dog Night. 

I've never seen either of these groups - - - - Three Dog Night were my favorite during those years (as best I remember anyway)   they did a song where their voices were accapella called "Just For You" that blew me away.  As far as Groups go I did get too see Zepplin right when "Whole Lotta Love" was HOT and Paige stole the show WOW WOW WOW   Then after I moved to Colorado for five years I saw Poco, the Dirt Band and hung out with Kershaw and Kompany for a while.  Those were the DAZE evileyewink



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We met the Medleys once in Santa Ana, CA at a popular restaurant and night spot; our neighbors and good friends were sort of "into" the music and dancing scene back then, and we tagged along once in a while. The headliner that night was The Bob Gulley Band, and we saw his shows several times; of course, our neighbors knew them all sort of personally, and the Medleys and Gulley stopped by our table to visit a bit. I enjoyed the shows, but I am not too gregarious, and a little bit of loud music goes a very long way for me, so we didn't go out all that much.

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The Three Dog Night concert was GREAT. Only one of the original 3 singers still with the Band plus an original guitarist. Danny Hutton is 74, but he ain't wheezing and gasping like some old rock and rollers. The band still plays in the same key, and he is hitting the high notes clear and strong and with power. Cory Wells passed away a couple of years ago and Chuck Negron (best moustache in rock) had such a bad long term drug problem, that he's been out of the band for a couple of decades. The current configuration sounds great, sounds the same, and they did a first class show, even though it was a rather small venue. I saw Three Dog Night (with 200,000 other people) the first time in July of 1972 at the Pocono rock festival at the then new race track in Long Pond, PA. The second time was in the late 1980's in NJ. (I can't remember exactly when as I don't remember the 1980s very clearly, lots of alcohol consumed back then) And this was the third time for me, but the first time for my wife. She LOVED the music . She knew most of the songs as they are popular in the Philippines on radio. If you get a chance to see them in your neck of the woods, I can recommend it worth the price of tickets! I can't wait to see my wife's reaction to seeing the Moody Blues.

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