This week's Ten onTuesday prompt: 10 performers -individual or group - seen in live concert - really had me searching and digging deep. Whoa! Took me back to high school and college years, many moons ago! So, here goes:
1954-55: Elvis Presley, live on Ed Sullivan! I remember writing about him in my diary, especially how "shocked" everyone was by his gyrations.
1958 - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers ~ a "rock and roll " group from Harlem, NY. My favorite was Herman Santiago; be still my heart.
The Platters! I was president (self-appointed?) of their fan club (in Toledo OH) and I remember going to the Greyhound Station to welcome them as they arrived for a concert. I think there was a crowd : 2-3 of us there.
1962 - Lou Rawls. During my sophomore year in college, I spent the Christmas holidays with my roommate (who was from Chicago ) in Chicago. During that time, coffee houses were big and my roommate's father took us to one to see Lou Rawls. Oh, did we think we were grown! And of course, Lou Rawls has always been one of my favorite swooners.
1963 - Gloria Lynn
1966 - My sister in our high school alma mater's marching band.
Fast forward to the late '70s/early '80s:
Dionne Warwick and Cissy Houston each on separate occasions in Washington DC. Cissy is Whitney Houston's mother and Dionne, her aunt.
Over the years, I've seen an opera star or two.
And just this past December, I saw the Rockettes in person, for the first time... and a few wanna be Broadway stars, waitin' tables and taking time out to sing a song or two, at the Stardust Lounge on Broadway, a fun NYC restaurant. And the performances were great!
Who's on your list?
Thanks Carole for another fun prompt; for more trips down memory lane, go here.