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#1 Posted on 24.6.03 1942.17
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To get rid of the "SARS-tainted image of Toronto", organizers are putting on what is being called the "Concert of the Century". It will run from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m and cost $19.95 (U.S.). And it is to be headlined by The Rolling Stones.

Here is the link to the story:
Click Here (cbc.ca)

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Seems like a good idea. Have to wait and see what other acts they get but I guess its for a good cause.

EDIT: A second article is up in which it states that Dan Akroyd and Jim Belushi will host the event. And other acts that have been signed are AC/DC, The Guess Who, Justin Timberlake, Sam Roberts, The Flaming Lips, Kathleen Edwards, The Isley Brothers, Sass Jordan and La Chicane.

Here is the second article:
Click Here (cbc.ca)

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#2 Posted on 25.6.03 0123.09
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Because when you think legendary concerts, it has to have the Isley Brothers.

I'm a little cynical since apparently the Stones held up the organizers for a small fortune.
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#3 Posted on 25.6.03 0626.51
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For a concert of the Century, sure is a lame lineup. What, was Bryan Adams busy?
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#4 Posted on 25.6.03 1021.58
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Bryan Adams has been crying ever since he got called "the Britney Spears of the 80s" on I Love The 80s. Either that or he's helping the concert promoters by digging up Anne Murray.

Man... Akroyd and Belushi? Come on. I guess A. Whitney Brown and Anthony Michael Hall are busy that night.
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#5 Posted on 25.6.03 1232.44
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I'm a little cynical since apparently the Stones held up the organizers for a small fortune.


I heard the opposite-the $10 million(or whatever the number is) was mainly for the set up, etc.

I'm really excited about welcoming the world to Toronto-that's going to be a great concert. Sam Roberts and AC/DC on the same day? I'm giddy.

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#6 Posted on 25.6.03 1235.45
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Perhaps this could allow for the epic reunification of the musical titans that appeared on BBC's Top of the Pops when Justin Timberlake donned the dolphin suit to stand in on bass for the Flaming Lips. Now THAT would make it Concert of the Century.
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#7 Posted on 25.6.03 1824.41
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There was a flap in Toronto when the rumours of this first surfaced.

Basically, the Stones offered to do it for free, as long as someone provided the infrastructure (crowd control, set-up, etc.)

A quick estimate was that this would cost $10 Million. So some Toronto people started bitching about their tax dollars being used to put on a rock show. The Stones offering to interrupt their world tour and fly back to to do the concert for free was apparently not charitable enough. The band should also foot the bill for what their gift would cost the taxpayers.

The rest of the country basically went, "IDIOTS!"

(This happens a lot in Canada, but usually no one outside of the country notices. Anyone who lives outside of Toronto is convinced that livving there drops your IQ by a minimum of ten points.)
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#8 Posted on 26.6.03 0102.04
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Good thing that the century is only 3 years old.
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#9 Posted on 26.6.03 0427.06
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    Originally posted by Llakor
    Basically, the Stones offered to do it for free, as long as someone provided the infrastructure (crowd control, set-up, etc.)


Yeah, that worked so well the last time...in San Francisco. Are the Hell's Angels doing security again?
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#10 Posted on 26.6.03 1530.01
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Because when you think legendary concerts, it has to have the Isley Brothers.

    I'm a little cynical since apparently the Stones held up the organizers for a small fortune.



Yeah, what a joke to have the Isley Brothers, when they could have chosen from any of the zero other acts that are still having hits who started doing so in the FIFTIES.

If recording "Shout", "Twist And Shout", "This Old Heart Of Mine", "It's Your Thing" and "That Lady" doesn't qualify you, what the heck does?

The Isleys are one of the most important and underrated groups of the rock era--underrated even though they are in the RnRHoF.
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#11 Posted on 26.6.03 1613.49
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    And other acts that have been signed are AC/DC, The Guess Who, Justin Timberlake, Sam Roberts, The Flaming Lips, Kathleen Edwards, The Isley Brothers, Sass Jordan and La Chicane.




Man, that is an ArenaBowl halftime show lineup if I ever saw one!
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#12 Posted on 27.6.03 2124.59
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Looking at some of the names on this list, makes me wonder what century are we talking about here

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