Concerts Checklist: Who Have You Seen Take the Stage?

Concerts checklist

By Scott Goldfine

List of music acts seen live through the years. Be sure to add your own concert comments, such as the best shows you have even seen.

AC/DC (multiple times)
Aerosmith (1976 and 1983)
Al Green (1974)
Albert Collins
Allman Brothers (multiple times)
Alphonse Mouzon
Atlantic Starr (1982)
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Average White Band (multiple times)
Bar-Kays (1978)
Beastie Boys
Billy Preston
Black Crowes
Bootsy (multiple times)
Brides of Funkenstein (1978)
Buddy Guy (multiple times)
Cameo (multiple times)
Carl Carlton (1981)
Chic (1977)
Commodores (1980)
Con Funk Shun (1979)
Deep Banana Blackout
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi
Eagles (1972)
Earth, Wind & Fire (multiple times)
Enchantment (1978)
Eric Gales (multiple times)
Eric Johnson
Five Special (1979)
Fresh (1976)
Gap Band (1980)
George Benson (1978)
George Duke (1978)
George Porter (2015)
George Thorogood (1981)
Gil Scott-Heron (multiple times)
Gov’t Mule (multiple times)
Graham Central Station (multiple times)
Grover Washington Jr.
Guitar Shorty
Heatwave (1979)
Herbie Hancock (more than once)
Ice T
Isley Brothers (1980)
J. Geils Band (1981)
Jeff Beck (twice)
Jeff Lorber Fusion (1981)
Jesse Johnson (twice)
Joe Satriani
Jon Luc Ponty
Jonny Lang
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kiddo (1983)
Kool & the Gang
KC & the Sunshine Band
Lenny White
Les Paul
Living Colour (twice)
LL Cool J
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maceo Parker
Marc Ford
Mary Jane Girls
Masters of Reality
Neil Diamond (1972)
O’Jays (1982)
Ohio Players (multiple times)
P-Funk (est. 30 times)
Prince (est. 50 times)
Raydio (1978)
Red Devils
Red Hot Chili Peppers (multiple times)
Return to Forever
Rick James (1981)
Robert Walker
Roger and Zapp (multiple times)
Rolling Stones (1981)
Ronnie Laws (1978 and 1981)
Rose Royce (1978)
Rufus and Chaka Khan (1977)
Seawind (1981)
Side Effect (1978)
Slave (1977 and 1981)
Sly Stone (1974)
Smokey Robinson (1981)
SOS Band (1980)
Stanley Clarke
Stanton Moore
Steve Vai
Stevie Ray Vaughan (multiple times)
Stevie Salas & Nicklebag
Stevie Wonder (1980 and 2007)
Sun (1979)
Tab Benoit
Ted Nugent
Teena Marie (1981)
The Time (multiple times)
War (1980 and 1994)
ZZ Top (twice)



Scott Goldfine

As a fervid lifelong music & film enthusiast / student, I grew up in and around the Los Angeles entertainment industry. I have worked and held many positions in various media realms, since 1998 serving as Editor-in-Chief and now Associate Publisher for Security Sales & Integration, a trade publication serving the electronic security industry. I love several genres of music & film. The former includes funk (Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, Ohio Players, etc.); blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, etc.); rock (Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, etc.); hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc.); jazz (Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Crusaders, etc.); R&B (Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gil Scott-Heron, etc.); and more. I was a club disc jockey and ran a mobile DJ company (Musical Moods) for more than 15 years, which is where the name Dr. GX originates (Doctor Good Times). Fave film genres include horror (Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.); science fiction (Aliens, Terminator, 2001, etc.); action (Warriors, Road Warrior, Die Hard); westerns (Outlaw Josey Wales, Showdown at OK Corral; Wild Bunch, etc.); suspense (Jaws, Inception, Silence of the Lambs, etc.); drama (Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, etc.); and comedies (Life of Brian, Superbad, Ruthless People, etc.). I have attended many hundreds of concerts and movies (in theaters or screenings). I may as well also throw in a few favorite TV shows to give an even broader taste of my sensibilities. A handful would be Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Lost, Justified, Fargo, Seinfeld, Sopranos, South Park, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Key & Peele, Monty Python, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Last Man on Earth, Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family and The Office. Fave authors are Stephen King, Clive Barker and Michael Crichton. I am also a big sports fan and lifelong supporter of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). Also enjoy my family of course, electronics/computers/AV gear, and animals, nature and outdoor activities. Graduate of Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College and California State University Northridge (Radio-TV-Film, Psychology minor). Also studied at UCLA for kinesiology/psychology and earned post-grad Certificate in Accounting from Santa Monica College. Present main occupation is as Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Security Sales & Integration (SSI), which I joined in 1998. I am responsible for overseeing all editorial content in print. online, electronic, in-person and any other media or products for the electronic security industry's leading business-to-business trade publication. SSI is part of Framingham, Mass.-based Emerald Expositions.