Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations


Posted April 9, 2010

If you could arrange the reunion of a great band and concert tour what would it be? What group what you pick? Please share your thoughts as I tell you about an event this evening in Durham.

Former News & Observer columnist Geoff Edgers, who currently works for the Boston Globe, has an excellent entry in this year's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Geoff produced a documentary on his attempt to reunite the 1960's British rock band The Kinks. He didn't have much success but he had fun trying. Two founding brothers in the band can't stand each other and refuse to reconcile. "Do It Again" is the name of the film and includes an interview with Sting among many notables. Geoff's film will be shown tonight at the festival in Durham at 8:00PM followed by a discussion at Carolina Theatre.

I think my choice for a reunion would be a legendary Irish band called The Bothy Band. What about your choice?

Thanks for the pollen discussion. The winner of the Bill Leslie & Lorica-Concert Singers of Cary tickets will be announced Monday. Plus, we'll have some more giveaways next week.


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  • genegeneandnancy Apr 10, 2010

    To lynneslaughter: Hey, glad someone else remembered the Cowsill family. I recently looked them up online and read that Barry, who you said was your favorite, had died at age 51 in Hurricane Katrina. Very sad......

  • moon the loon Apr 10, 2010

    I would love to see the original lineup of Rare Earth or of the
    Guess Who. I did see the Guess Who many years ago, but it wasn't
    the original band. It was still a good show though,somewhere in
    Raleigh. At least I have them on dvd & that's good enuff for me.

  • hpmcneill Apr 9, 2010

    I would LOVE to see the Troubadour tour with James Taylor and Carole King!!!!!!! They truly got me through college! But, alas, $$$$$$$$ is a major problem. The closest venue is Charlotte and I am doing substitute teaching for a dear friend!
    Those were the best of times and the worst of times (College).These 2 good friends saw me through! By the way, Bill, I have been enjoying your CHRISTMAS CD, NOW!!!! I couldn't find it during the holidays, forgetting another box of Chritmas CDs I had! SO beautiful! Better late than never!

  • lseltmann Apr 9, 2010

    I'd like to see either Pink Floyd or Genesis reunion tour since 1/2 of the Beatles are gone.

  • Celt Apr 9, 2010

    I would like to see a reunion tour of the older (mid 70s) Chicago, CCR, Jefferson Airplane, and (don't shoot me) the Bangles. LOL

  • dewberry Apr 9, 2010

    I would love to see Stevie Ray Vaughn!

  • lynneslaughter Apr 9, 2010

    genegeneandnancy: I remember the Cowsills, my favorite member was Barry

  • genegeneandnancy Apr 9, 2010

    How about a reunion of: Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young, Grand Funk Railroad, Bad Company and Jr. Walker and the All Stars?? Anyone remember a 60's group consisting of several brothers, a sister, and mom called the Cowsills???

  • axepack Apr 9, 2010

    In no particular order, many of these bands were before my time - thus the desire to see them just once in concert:

    1. The Police (actually saw them at Disney World when I was 5, had no idea how lucky I was at the time.)

    2. Pink Floyd

    3. Led Zeppelin

    4. The Doors

    5. Glen Miller orchestra (I have very odd tastes)

    6. Jimi Hendrix

    7. Guns 'N Roses (saw them when I was very young, would like to see them again now that I can drink legally!)

    8. Nirvana

    9. Temple of the Dog (I realize this was more of a tribute then an actual band, but still one of the most powerful albums I've ever listened to.)

  • For-Better-Or-Worse Apr 9, 2010

    My favorite band finally burried the hatchet and got back together...The Eagles.




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