4) Roy Orbison at Humphrey’s, San Diego, 1987 (I was a fan in the audience as well as promoter, so you have to throw me a bone, plus it’s the last show I remember crying tears of joy at.)
5) three-way tie: Dire Straits at Bottom Line, NYC in ’79, Iron City Houserockers at Blue Note, Boulder in ’81 and Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Rainbow in Denver, ’83.
By the way, I’m a huge Richard Thompson fan too. Presented him as an opening act at Humphrey’s six times. Six jaw dropping experiences. I’ve seen him a dozen other times elsewhere.
THANKS AGAIN, Tim for taking the time to read and comment on my book!