Judy Collins, Berkeley Community Theater, March 4, 1967. My first concert, and, according to this flyer/ad, her first appearance in the Bay Area:
She was touring behind In My Life. I remember I needed new glasses, so I wasn't seeing as well as I wanted, which mattered, because it was very clear that Judy Collins was beautiful. I was 13 years old, she was 27.
Jesse Colin Young, Oakland Coliseum, July 1974. He was the opening act for a Day on the Green headlined by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. The Youngbloods broke up in 1972, and Young's solo career was never higher than it was in 1973-4.
And a reminder that The Youngbloods were more than "Get Together":
The B-52s, Lower Sproul Plaza, 1979? Not sure about the date, but this was the time of their classic debut album. This was a lunchtime show on the Berkeley campus. Here they are before their fame:
Cadallaca, Davis Coffee Shop, Bottom of the Hill, August 1999. This is when I interviewed them for Punk Planet.
Sarah Dougher teaches Women's Studies at Portland State.