What is your most fond musical memory.

One that makes you yearn for the ‘good old days.’

Mine took place in 1970. My grandparents were going on a world tour and I had their whole house to myself for 2 months. Alone at last!. I was 16. First thing I did was set up my audio system. Then I turned down the lights and put on the just released Grand Funk “Closer to Home’ album. I thought I was in heaven when ‘I’m your Captain’ came on. 10 minutes of Pure Bliss. To this day I get the tingles whenever I play that song.



Sneaking down and seeing Elvis a hundred feet away for five minutes at the Nassau Coliseum in 1975. 

God Bless The King.

Freddie King in ’74 -- most intense live Blues I’ve witnessed. Cops set up a cage inside the Gym at UCR for "offenders".

Richard Thompson -- most impressive display of guitar playing I’ve seen, overall, in renovated 18th century church in Portland. Shawn Colvin opened and stuck around to play rhythm guitar with RT.

SRV (after he’d cleaned up) State Theater, Portland, Maine. At that point, he was a preacher, delivering an urgent spiritual message. Very uplifting.

Bonnie Raitt-- last gig of "Sweet Forgiveness" tour -- she and band were red hot -- Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara

David Lindley and El Rayo X at Raoul’s Roadside Attraction bar in Maine -- the most fun

Dave Holland Quintet 3X They should’ve made a live album from the best of those gigs (at Yoshi’s). It surpassed the show they did release.

G. Dead ’77 -- UCSB gym

Oregon late 70’s -- UCSB Campbell Hall -- transcendent

Rodney Crowell backed by The Hot Band (w/ A. Lee and Frank Reckard) at a tiny bar in S. Barbara. Every bit as good as you’d expect, given the players.

Solas -- Center for the Arts, Nevada City. Took us to "Celtic Heaven"

Jorma K. at a junior high school auditorium in Maine. He sat at floor level and we were about 15 feet away. Most intimate.


August ‘72 ,, Leon Russell at Municipal Auditorium in KC.  Great great show.  After the concert leaving in traffic .. stopped at the light in my ‘64 beetle,,with my future wife by my side.. clear hot Midwest summer night,, concert foot traffic crossing in front of us,,,everybody happy.  In a moment of clarity, I knew that beautiful moments image would always remain vivid in my mind.  I have other great memories, but that is a peach.  

Magnificent stories from everyone... Thanks...

My most excrutiating moment in music was my exclusion from the chorus because i never been able to sing on tune...😊

I "see music" as spatial dynamic not as sound i can reproduce... I learned that later in life ...music is like a movie in my imagination, abstract geometry more than concrete stories... 

I am envious of musicians...😊

For me there exist two perfect life : as musicians or mathematicians...

I only encountered dead musicians , the first one being chorus music  on radio in the few  starting years of my life  as i already said in a post above... I stay with my love of choral music...


Ah, around 1966. I was 8 years old. My brother-in-law bought one of those "console" all-in-one wooden RCA stereos/combination liquor cabinet. I sat down in front between the speakers, staring at the red "stereo" light and heard two-channel, stereo audio for the first time in my life.  I was hooked.