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Best Gigs of 1988

This was a fantastic year for live music. Returning as the King Of Pop was Micheal Jackson who played a staggering 7 shows at Wembley Stadium this summer. I went to 2 of these great shows. This years Monsters Of Rock Festival was the biggest ever and some say the best. Sadly a man was crushed to death when everyone rushed down the front to see hot newcomers Guns And Roses. Prince did 7 shows at Wembley Arena, I went to 4 of them. Superb. David Lee Roth with Steve Vai on guitar was just the total rock n roll frontman. Indeed it was a great year for classic rock and glam metal as loads of UK and American bands played UK shows. Other highlights I saw were Bruce Springsteen, Marillion, Bon Jovi, John Cougar Mellencamp, Godfathers, Ace Frehleys Comet, Ted Nugent, Meat Loaf, Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Erasure, Alarm, Judas Priest, Cheap Trick, Metallica, Jimmy Page, Gary Glitter, Iggy Pop, Motorhead, Dire Straits and Def Leppard.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 1981 Iron Maiden + KISS + David Lee Roth + Megadeth + Guns And Roses Monsters Of Rock Festival, Donington Race Track UK 20.08.1988 10
2 1978 to 1980 Prince (Lovesexy Tour In The Round) Wembley Arena, London July/Aug 1988 10
3 1982 + 1983 David Lee Roth + Great White Hammersmith Odeon, London 30/31.08.1988 10
4 1907 + 1908 AC/DC + Dokken Wembley Arena, London 11/12.03.1988 9,75
5 2012,13,16 Iron Maiden + Killer Dwarfs Hammersmith Odeon, London 07/08/12Dec 1988 9,75