I remember Pete Townsend jokingly referring to The Who working hard to become successful only to find themselves after all the struggles “playing outside of “a f***ing diner!” I remember too looking down on Tori Amos soundchecking, from the roof of the KAH. I remember a deafening blur of teenage screams as Tokio Hotel stepped onstage. Seeing Rod Stewart for the first time – and seeing Gary Moore for the last time… Let me know what YOU remember of the many Museumsplatz concerts.
There’s no doubting the patch of ground outside of Townsend’s ‘American Diner’ has seen a lot of people as well as heard a lot of music. Rod Stewart, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, The Who, Joe Cocker, Meatloaf, just to name a few of the top stars in the tent. Did anyone see the special Blues Concert presented by Barack Obama at the Whitehouse recently? Jeff Beck, BB King, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi – half the band appeared at least once between the Museums (King, Beck and Guy twice). Great times for live music in Bonn.
Do YOU have special memories of a show at Bonn’s Museumsplatz? Let me know via the comments box below.