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Who would you pay to see?

Pete and Roger
1
10%
Paul and Ringo
4
40%
Mick and Keith
1
10%
Jimmy and Robert
1
10%
Brian and Al
0
No votes
other
0
No votes
none of them
3
30%
 
Total votes: 10

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And then there were two...

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Sep 2021, 13:26

Some of the biggest bands ever are down to two surviving members, whether touring or disbanded. Would you go to see a big name if they are down to two founding members, or even one?

I saw Temptations with two. Four Tops with one. They hardly even count as "having seen those groups".

Would you pay good money to see:

Pete and Roger
Paul and Ringo
Mick and Keith
Jimmy and Robert
Brian and Al
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby The Slider » 15 Sep 2021, 13:42

I'd maybe pay to see Mick and Keef do an acoustic sit down in a smallish venue

But none of the others
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Purgatory Brite » 15 Sep 2021, 14:02

Percy and Plant

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Re: And then there were two...

Postby der Freiherr » 15 Sep 2021, 14:03

Did I miss the death of John Paul Jones?
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Rorschach » 15 Sep 2021, 14:04

GoogaMooga wrote:
I saw Temptations with two. Four Tops with one. They hardly even count as "having seen those groups".


I just wanted to point out that the Four Tops had the same lineup from 1956 (then called the Four Aims) until 1997, when one of them died. It's just been Abdul Fakir and three other guys for a few years, after the other two died, but they had remarkable longevity with the original lineup.

I'd pay to see Paul and Ringo (The Twotles?) but I wouldn't expect much. I actually had tickets for Paul for last year but, obviously, it was cancelled.
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Sep 2021, 14:11

Rather obviously I'd pay to see Jimmy & Robert. Even now -macabre as it may be :)

The issue really is that Macca, Roger, Mick & Robert's voices are all shot. I've no idea about Brian - but I've really no interest in seeing him anyway.

I'd possibly pay for Macca & Ringo only because I've never seen Ringo live (the rest I have).

I saw Roger & Pete at the small(ish) Indigo Club downstairs at the O2 in the mid 2000's. Roger was okay (then, just) but Pete was - to his credit- astonishingly committed and animated. Not sure that applies these days.

Mick & Keef..... nah. Keef has been winging it in for 20+ years and Mick almost makes me cringe. I suppose in an intimate acoustic based setting (as The Slider suggests) they may have something still....but I very much doubt it.
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Sep 2021, 14:12

der Freiherr wrote:Did I miss the death of John Paul Jones?



I did wonder that myself! :)
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby C » 15 Sep 2021, 14:55

None of them fill me with great hope...



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Re: And then there were two...

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Sep 2021, 17:31

Rorschach wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
I saw Temptations with two. Four Tops with one. They hardly even count as "having seen those groups".


I just wanted to point out that the Four Tops had the same lineup from 1956 (then called the Four Aims) until 1997, when one of them died. It's just been Abdul Fakir and three other guys for a few years, after the other two died, but they had remarkable longevity with the original lineup.


Yes, one of the longest running acts with the same line-up. I was in London in December 96, and had a choice between going home for Christmas or staying in London and catching Four Tops with the original line-up. I chose Christmas with the family, which I soon enough got to regret. Nowadays I hardly even celebrate Christmas any more, can't tell them apart on old photos.
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Sep 2021, 17:32

der Freiherr wrote:Did I miss the death of John Paul Jones?


I wasn't sure, but should have checked. Somehow I got the impression that it was only Page and Plant for the last concert appearances.
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Positive Passion » 15 Sep 2021, 17:34

Mick and Keith, but none of the others, and not Brian and Roger either ( I know John is still alive but he doesn’t play anymore)

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Re: And then there were two...

Postby slightbreeze » 15 Sep 2021, 17:46

GoogaMooga wrote:
der Freiherr wrote:Did I miss the death of John Paul Jones?


I wasn't sure, but should have checked. Somehow I got the impression that it was only Page and Plant for the last concert appearances.

JP Jones is alive and kicking. Do your homework, son! :D

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Re: And then there were two...

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Sep 2021, 17:48

slightbreeze wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
der Freiherr wrote:Did I miss the death of John Paul Jones?


I wasn't sure, but should have checked. Somehow I got the impression that it was only Page and Plant for the last concert appearances.

JP Jones is alive and kicking. Do your homework, son! :D


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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Sep 2021, 18:01

I've seen Brian and Al, so the answer to that one is, or at least was, yes. Not sure I'd do it a second time, though.

I'd enjoy seeing Paul and Ringo, but I suspect the ticket price would be well out of my range.

And I like The Slider's idea re: the two Rolling Boneheads. If Percy and Jimmy did something similar, I'd consider that.
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Sep 2021, 19:10

GoogaMooga wrote:
der Freiherr wrote:Did I miss the death of John Paul Jones?


I wasn't sure, but should have checked. Somehow I got the impression that it was only Page and Plant for the last concert appearances.


From first hand experience, I can assure you it was not.
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Jimbly » 17 Sep 2021, 00:06

Diamond Dog wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
der Freiherr wrote:Did I miss the death of John Paul Jones?


I wasn't sure, but should have checked. Somehow I got the impression that it was only Page and Plant for the last concert appearances.


From first hand experience, I can assure you it was not.



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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Sep 2021, 16:09

Jimbly wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
I wasn't sure, but should have checked. Somehow I got the impression that it was only Page and Plant for the last concert appearances.


From first hand experience, I can assure you it was not.



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Re: And then there were two...

Postby yomptepi » 17 Sep 2021, 20:25

Diamond Dog wrote:Mick & Keef..... nah. Keef has been winging it in for 20+ years and Mick almost makes me cringe. I suppose in an intimate acoustic based setting (as The Slider suggests) they may have something still....but I very much doubt it.


I don't think Keef's guitar has been plugged in since 1987...
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Sep 2021, 20:57

yomptepi wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Mick & Keef..... nah. Keef has been winging it in for 20+ years and Mick almost makes me cringe. I suppose in an intimate acoustic based setting (as The Slider suggests) they may have something still....but I very much doubt it.


I don't think Keef's guitar has been plugged in since 1987...


:lol: I very much doubt he knows the answer to that. Nor cares.
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Re: And then there were two...

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Sep 2021, 00:12

:lol:
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