I follow Kevin Nealon (actor) on Twitter -- am not sure why, but I enjoy his Tweets. Just now, he Tweeted:
What was the very first concert you went to? For me it was either James Taylor or Deep Purple in CT. Can't remember for sure.
Mary might remember better than I do since we were probably together. But I replied to the Tweet with my best memory and said Jose Feliciano at American University in 1968. Do you remember that, Mary? It was in the gym and I don't think Jose even had "Light My Fire" as a hit then, or maybe he did. But he was not as popular at all when we saw him. I remember his seeing eye dog came out with him, and it may have been the first time I saw someone up close using a seeing eye dog.
So what's the first concert you went to?
A few hours later: just popped into my mind when Mary and Fran sent the photo below of them at a Paul McCartney concert that the first concert I ever saw was the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1964. What is weird about it is that my mother bought tickets as a surprise. Those who know will agree that act was so out of character for her -- to this day, I have no idea for her motivation for that. I remember you could barely hear them -- they were way out like in center field and everyone was screaming. Wished I'd saved my ticket stub! I could sell in on eBay!