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50 Bands You've Seen

I don't know where this started, but a friend of mine asked me to make a list of 50 bands or artists I've seen live. The instructions are simple. You have to do it from memory, ordering them as they pop into your head. Some of the fun of this is seeing the random list.

I couldn't stop, I went to bed after I hit 101, and I only included shows I'd seen as a fan, not shows we've covered.

Here's my list. Tell us yours (You only have to do 50).

Bob's list of concerts from memory:

1. Pink Floyd
2. Blind Faith
3. Grand Funk Railroad
4. Patti Smith
5. John Cale
6. World Saxophone Quartet
7. Chicago Art Ensemble
8. Don Cherry
9. Phillip Glass
10. Laurie Anderson
11. The Residents
12. George Lewis
13. Cheap Trick
14. Urban Verbs
15. Talking Heads
16. The Clash
17. Magazine
18. Gang of Four
19. Ultravox
20. The Lounge Lizards
21. Pere Ubu
22. Devo
23. David Bowie
24. George Harrison
25. Bob Dylan
26. The Who
27. The Ramones
28. King Crimson (pre Belew)
29. Lou Reed
30. Regina Spektor
31. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
32. Arcade Fire
33. Bon Iver
34. Conor Oberst
35. Jonathan Richman
36. Echo and the Bunnymen
37. The Incredible String Band
38. Richard Thompson
39. King Sunny Ade
40. Fela Kuti
41. David Byrne
42. The Frames
43. Iron and Wine
44. M. Ward
45. Nick Lowe
46. Peter Gabriel
47. Radiohead
48. Sam Phillips
49. Sigur Ros
50. Steeleye Span
51. Jethro Tull
52. Strawbs
53. Sufjan Stevens
54. Tegan & Sara
55. Ryan Adams
56. Death Cab for Cutie
57. Television
58. Wilco
59. Emerson Lake & Palmer
60. The White Stripes
61. Andrew Bird
62. Antony and the Johnsons
63. Roxy Music
64. Bruce Springsteen
65. The Cramps
66. Elvis Costello and the Attractions
67. Fanfarlo
68. Fleet Foxes
69. Flight of the Concords
70. Iggy Pop
71. The Kinks
72. Miles Davis
73. Pj Harvey
74. The Rolling Stones
75. X-Ray Spex
76. Siouxsie and the Banshees
77. Jens Lekman
78. Hem
79. Grizzly Bear
80. Minor Threat
81. Lucinda Williams
82. The Decemberists
83. John Doyle and Liz Carol
84. Daniel Lanois
85. Bill Frisell
86. Anthony Braxton
87. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
88. The Beach Boys
89. Queen
90. Yes
91. They Might Be Giants
92. Steppenwolf
93. Procol Harum
94. The Polyphonic Spree
95. Kraftwerk
96. Loudon Wainwright
97. Public Image
98. Leonard Cohen
99. Killing Joke
100. Bad Brains
101. XTC

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