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« on: January 19, 2017, 04:59:38 PM »


Saw him as a support act for someone on an English tour in the early 70's?


Nils Lofgren, 1977?

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Edit: A mention of an upcoming Tom Petty concert turned into a chat about Nils Lofgren which I think is worth it's own thread...Cheers Nick
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 05:16:01 PM »



Saw him as a support act for someone on an English tour in the early 70's?


Nils Lofgren, 1977?

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Jules you're possibly correct.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 09:15:53 PM »


Didn't he trampoline on stage


Yes.  He used to do body flips.

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 11:17:40 PM »



Didn't he trampoline on stage


Yes.  He used to do body flips.

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He was quite the acrobat, but his tumbling took a toll and he had to have both his hips replaced a few years ago. But it didn't completely corker his clogs, watch a video of him on YouTube doing his amazing solo on "Because the Night" with Bruce Springsteen. He can still do a bloody good whirling dervish with his new hips.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 11:43:39 AM »




Didn't he trampoline on stage


Yes.  He used to do body flips.

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He was quite the acrobat, but his tumbling took a toll and he had to have both his hips replaced a few years ago. But it didn't completely corker his clogs, watch a video of him on YouTube doing his amazing solo on "Because the Night" with Bruce Springsteen. He can still do a bloody good whirling dervish with his new hips.


He was a blisteringly good live performer in his prime. He may well still be, I haven't seen him solo for about 20 years. His Hammersmith Odeon show in '84 was one of the most exciting I have ever seen, particularly when he disappeared from the stage mid solo and reappeared on the balcony right next to us. And yes, there were somersaults. His Night After Night album from an earlier tour deserves to be regarded as one of the all time great live albums. The Hammersmith show was released as Code of the Road but the CD version edits down the crowd noise to fit it on a single disc which loses some of the atmosphere. It was originally a 2 LP set.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 02:37:51 PM »

I've seen Nils Lofgren live many times. Most recently was two years ago at Guildford.  Extremely talented guitarist and engaging performer. For one song they brought on some wooden flooring on which he kind of tap danced while playing guitar and singing. An alternative one man band.

He stayed back afterwards to meet fans and sign merchandise. He gave everyone as much time as they needed. To facilitate this, the bar staff took people's drinks orders in the queue and served them there!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 03:04:10 PM »




Didn't he trampoline on stage


Yes.  He used to do body flips.

Jules


He was quite the acrobat, but his tumbling took a toll and he had to have both his hips replaced a few years ago. But it didn't completely corker his clogs, watch a video of him on YouTube doing his amazing solo on "Because the Night" with Bruce Springsteen. He can still do a bloody good whirling dervish with his new hips.



heres the youtube link to one of his performances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGQvjAgyA-Q
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 03:18:34 PM »





Didn't he trampoline on stage


Yes.  He used to do body flips.

Jules


He was quite the acrobat, but his tumbling took a toll and he had to have both his hips replaced a few years ago. But it didn't completely corker his clogs, watch a video of him on YouTube doing his amazing solo on "Because the Night" with Bruce Springsteen. He can still do a bloody good whirling dervish with his new hips.



heres the youtube link to one of his performances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGQvjAgyA-Q

and here he is in the old days doing a back flip
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su959eEFnnA
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 03:20:39 PM »





Didn't he trampoline on stage


Yes.  He used to do body flips.

Jules


He was quite the acrobat, but his tumbling took a toll and he had to have both his hips replaced a few years ago. But it didn't completely corker his clogs, watch a video of him on YouTube doing his amazing solo on "Because the Night" with Bruce Springsteen. He can still do a bloody good whirling dervish with his new hips.



heres the youtube link to one of his performances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGQvjAgyA-Q

Hyde Park 2012 - wonderful ! I was there (as was Poor Will of this parish and family).

That was the infamous night that Macca came on and played I Saw Her Standing There, followed by an elongated Twist & Shout which turned into La Bamba with call-and-response which caused the gig to overrun the curfew and the sound to be turned off before the band (unaware this was happening) had finished playing ! Didn't spoil the previous 3 hours, though...
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 04:37:51 PM »

Nils in his prime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_n_D5An2Gg
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 05:00:21 PM »



Thanks Al, I discovered Grin way back as a teenager and loved the way they could convince with an acoustic ballad and then blow your socks off with full blown guitar rock, Nil's finest music is in this band IMHO but his solo work is not too shabby. I'll second the Night After Night album as a worthy piece of enjoyment
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 08:23:43 PM »




Thanks Al, I discovered Grin way back as a teenager and loved the way they could convince with an acoustic ballad and then blow your socks off with full blown guitar rock, Nil's finest music is in this band IMHO but his solo work is not too shabby. I'll second the Night After Night album as a worthy piece of enjoyment


The acoustic live album isn't too shabby either.
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2017, 09:51:58 AM »

Well, since we're on a Nils thing at the moment, here's a pic I took years ago of him and brother Tommy playing guitars...



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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2017, 09:47:03 AM »

Great photo Nick.  Thanks!
It's really nice to have tribute-type posts about someone while they are still alive and well, instead of waiting until they have died.
Have enjoyed reading about Nils Lofgren which prompted me to watch him on youtube.  Any chance a moderator can move these posts to give him his own thread please?
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 10:58:37 AM »

Stumbled upon this thread this morning whilst I was looking for a different one. As I have some Nils chatter today it seemed appropriate.

I am given to understand that his new album, made with pretty much his 70s band and featuring several co-writes with Lou Reed from their 1979 collaboration, will be dropping through my letterbox today.
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2019, 11:11:05 AM »

Wonderful live performer and such a lovely man. Was disappointed to see him so underused when with Springsteen.
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2019, 11:47:00 AM »


Wonderful live performer and such a lovely man. Was disappointed to see him so underused when with Springsteen.


In what way ‘underused’?
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2019, 12:03:06 PM »


Stumbled upon this thread this morning whilst I was looking for a different one. As I have some Nils chatter today it seemed appropriate.

I am given to understand that his new album, made with pretty much his 70s band and featuring several co-writes with Lou Reed from their 1979 collaboration, will be dropping through my letterbox today.


It didn't arrive and still hasn't due to Amazon sending it to the wrong distribution centre.  Angry
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Wonderful live performer and such a lovely man. Was disappointed to see him so underused when with Springsteen.


In what way ‘underused’?


I was wondering that too.  He's an integral part of the E-Street sound of recent decades.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2019, 01:49:04 PM »



Wonderful live performer and such a lovely man. Was disappointed to see him so underused when with Springsteen.


In what way ‘underused’?


His guitar seemed a bit indistinct from where we sitting (on the side at The Ricoh). Although the overall noise being made was pretty fab. I appreciate it wasn't his show.
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