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Best Gigs of 1990

Gig of the year was easily Bon Jovis - small by their standards at the Hammersmith Odeon. This year's Donington was another cracker with Steve Vai playing with Whitesnake and Jimmy Page coming on with Aerosmith. Another big highlight for me was Billy Idol's first UK shows for 10 years. This year had a load of bands doing multi nights at the same venue. Prince played 16 shows at Wembley Arena this summer, Level 42 played 15 shows at Hammersmith Odeon, Paul McCartney played 11 shows at Wembly Arena and Bob Dylan played 6 nights at Hammersmith Odeon (I was at all 6 of them). Other great shows I went to this year included Johnny Thunders, Paul McCartney Band, George Clinton Allstars, Prince, Hunter Ronson Band, Stiff Little Fingers, Saxon, Sinead O'Connor, Big Country, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Ratt, Queensryche, Thunder, Level 42 and Gary Glitter.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 2170 Bon Jovi Hammersmith Odeon, London 10.01.1990 10
2 2249 Whitesnake + Aerosmith + Poison Monsters Of Rock Festival, Donington Race Track, UK 18.08.1990 9,75
3 2252 Rolling Stones Wembley Stadium, London 25.08.1990 9,75
4 2203 David Bowie Docklands Arena, London 27.03.1990 9,75
5 2304 Billy Idol + Gene Loves Jezebel Wembley Arena, London 20.12.1990 9,75