Music is so readily available today that most people can grab footage of historic concerts like Johnny Cash at San Quentin, Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, and more in seconds.
But nothing compares to the thrill of being there in person.
Sadly, many of these great musical icons have passed on, leaving us with only what was recorded, immortalized forever on tape, vinyl and the internet.
But if you could fire up Doc Brown’s Delorean, rev it to 88 miles per hour, and blast off to the front row of a live show… where would you go?
According to an interview with Rob + Holly from Audacitythe great Chris Stapleton has a few artists in mind he would have liked to see:
“I never got to see Aretha Franklin live and I always regretted it when she passed away recently. You make these plans, you’re like, ‘I’m going to go see him when he comes next year’ or I’ll see that person…and then you lose a lot of history musically, the last few years.
It would have been cool to see The Beatles in their entirety. I never got to see Waylon Jennings play or Johnny Cash, any of those guys…I got to see Haggard play and I played a few shows with Haggard and Willie.
I haven’t seen the Rolling Stones but it’s on the list and I keep wanting to see the Rolling Stones but just couldn’t.
Well Chris, I saw the Rolling Stones live (thanks for the Whiskey Myers tix), and I’ll tell you what… Mick and Keith and the boys always got it. Definitely get that one calendar as soon as possible.
But overall I can’t say I disagree with any of Chris’ picks here…and you know he has this strong, booming, soulful voice…it makes sense that he wants to go see the queen of soul.
So that begs the question… who would you like to go back in time and see?
I mean, a Waylon and Johnny show would be a hell of a good time…