For your mother: in the summer of 1967, Bob Seger released Heavy Music and spent all summer playing little gigs all over the Detroit metro area. My sister and I saw him that August; he played our high cafeteria. Most of the kids danced or socialized but Susie and I were right smack against the stage, in fact Susie was actually leaning a bit on his keyboard. He was very sweaty. We were enthralled.
For you: Susie has seen both ZZTop and Cheap Trick very recently and says they’ve still got it!
I went off to college in 1969. The three big albums you’d hear all over the dorm were Three Dog Night, Crosby Stills and Nash (no Young yet) and the Chicago silver album.
I come from a musical family and went to concerts with my folks but my first “real” concert was The Mamas and The Papas. I was 15 and my best friend and I managed to finagle our way into the front row. Still one on my favorite memories.