In the 1970s in Boston I heard Harry Chapin at City Hall Plaza during the Kevin White administration. A good college friend was with him before Mr. Chapin had his fatal accident on the Long Island Expressway.
From September 6, 1980 CE plus I attended about 165 shows by the Grateful Dead, Bobby and the Midnights, and Jerry Garcia Band. I never travelled more than 1000 miles to see them, but that was one hell of a weekend with shows in Buffalo NY and Washington DC. I stopped seeing them so much after Jerry Garcia overdosed in Golden Gate Park. I did have tickets to see them in September 1995 CE, but Jerry Garcia passed on before the show.
I started to enjoy one of my local bands Fortunate Sun with Jeff Schein, Bruce Thomson, and Phil Greene in the clubs around Boston. I became one of their top fans.
In Somerville Massachusetts, I sang in the Patronage of St. Joseph Choir for a number of years until I moved to Southern California. Josephine Lucreziano was our Choir Director. Maureen Gaffney took over after a while as choir director. She also sang at our wedding. Josephine stayed on as Organist.
Now as a family man, I generally prefer listening to a variety of music. I still enjoy the English Opera of Gilbert and Sullivan.
My parents took me to see D’Oyly Carte Opera Company when they performed in Boston, MA.