Sifting through 40 years of Rock ‘N’ Roll history is no small task.  Seemingly undaunted, The Cleveland Scene, takes a stab at it in its 40th anniversary issue.  And while it’s hard to find great fault with this list (I can personally attest to the greatness of many of these shows, and even those entries I find personally appalling, like Meatloaf and MSB, do have relevance in the greater narrative of Cleveland Rock ‘N’ Roll in the past 40 years), someone has to point out that this list of 40 memorable moments only has 37 entries.

Now, we could do one of two things here.  We could be d*cks and point out the Scene’s massive counting failure.  Or, we could fill in the missing three concerts.  I’m in a good mood this morning, so let’s give The Scene a hand.  Tell me, which three concerts did the Scene overlook in compiling their list of the 40 37 Most Memorable Concerts of the Last 40 Years?

Scene Turns 40: The 40 37 Most Memorable Concerts of the Last 40 Years

David Bowie – Music Hall – September 22, 1972
Arcade Fire – Beachland Ballroom – March 3, 2008
Black Flag – JB’s – October 13, 1984
The Black Keys – Beachland Tavern – May 7, 2008
Concert for the Rock Hall – Municipal Stadium – September 2, 1995

The Dead Boys – Agora Theatre – March 22, 1977
Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie – Severance Hall – Sepember. 1, 1996
The Hives, Mooney Suzuki, New Bomb Turks – Beachland Ballroom – June 7, 2002
Hold Steady – Grog Shop – December 11, 2006
Michael Jackson – Richfield Coliseum Octotber 10 and 11, 1988

Kuyahoga Fest (Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth) – Blossom Music Center – August 3, 2006
Lollapalooza – August 5, 1991 – Blossom
Meat Loaf – Blossom Music Center – September 6, 1978
Ministry – The Odeon – April 26, 2003
Motorhead – Variety Theatre – December 2, 1984

Nine Inch Nails – The Odeon – December 28, 1994
Nirvana – Empire Concert Club – October 10, 1991
Ozzfest – Blossom Music Center – June 3, 1997
Pavement – Euclid Tavern – June 15, 1992
Pixies – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Scene Pavilion – June 8, 2005

The Plasmatics – Agora Ballroom – January 21, 1981
The Pretenders – Agora Theatre – March 17, 1980
Prince – Gund Arena – April 17, 2004
Radiohead – Blossom – Aug. 21, 2003
The Raspberries – House of Blues – Nov. 26, 2004

R.E.M. – Variety Theatre – July 10, 1984
The Replacements – Peabody’s – Aug. 20, 1985
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions – Public Hall – April 4, 2009
Bruce Springsteen – Agora Theatre – August 9, 1978
Michael Stanley Band – Agora Theatre October 22-24, 1976

U2 – Music Hall – Dec. 9, 1984
Vote for Change Concert (REM, Springsteen, Bright Eyes, John Fogerty) – Gund Arena – October 2, 2004
Tom Waits – House of Blues – August 13, 2006
Warped Tour – Tower City Amphitheater – Aug. 2, 2007
Scott Weiland – Odeon – May 19, 1998

The White Stripes – Odeon – March 29, 2002
The Who, James Taylor, the James Gang – Public Hall – June 27, 1970

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