Top Ten Concerts and Live Performances

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81 AC/DC (Live at River Plate 2009)

The Rock veterans came back and showed everyone how the big boys do it. This is one hell of a concert, amazing crowd combined with an amazing band!

This is my favourite live performance come on just 103?

The energy! It's a lesson worth learning...

Amazing crowd, best concert ever.

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82 Gladys Knight (VH1 Divas Live)
83 Bob Seger (Cobo Hall 1975)

Seger in his prime recorded in front of his hometown Detroit rock fans

84 Jimi Hendrix (Woodstock 1969)

Because he performed star spangled banner

I mean, jimi Hendrix in just one event? Where is Monterrey, Berkley etc.? - waldo

85 Michael Jackson (Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show 1993)

Michael is still the best of all I love you mj danish

Can't stop watching it when I start. RIP King of Pop.

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86 Jackie Evancho ("Awakening" TV Special, Longwood Gardens, 2014)

This was a lovely, funny, focused, professional and completely mesmerizing performance by teenager Jackie in a lush, natural environment. All new material, too! - BobG

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87 The Who (The Kids Are Alright 1979)

THE BEST rock performance in history by a single act, well maybe with the exception of L Z - slacker121234

88 311 (311 Day 2004)

68 songs... 5 hours long... great show

89 K.S.Chithra (Royal Albert Hall)
90 John Mayer (Where The Light Is, Live in LA 2008)

"Free Fallin'" was absolutely unreal. Should be number 1 in my opinion

In my opinion, the best live performance I have ever seen!

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91 Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (Elvis Presley)

One of the most watched concerts ever and one of the first ever broadcast via satellite, the Aloha from Hawaii concert is one of Presley's crowning moments. This concert greatly contributed to Elvis' image worldwide, and thus deserves to be counted among the greatest musical events of all time.

This was a great concert! I remember watching it myself all those years ago. Elvis was sure at the top of his game.

I actually watched this when it aired... Great performance!

It's ok but it is not as good as his 68 comeback show.

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92 Eric Clapton (Madison Square Garden 1999)

This concert is one of the main reasons I believe he's the one of the greatest guitarists to ever live so I'll what I said there - I honestly can't believe this isn't number one on the list. This concert and really all of Clapton's music is so personal to me and so many millions of people in this world who've been inspired to pick up a guitar because of him. I remember never particularly liking the guitar as an instrument, whether it was to play with or to listen to, but this concert changed everything for me. From Layla to Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven to River Of Tears, even though he wrote them such a long time ago, you can hear the emotion and sadness going through every word and every note he plays on his guitar. You can just understand the lyrics and connect with them even without knowing what he sang them for. That's what music is. You don't need a context, you should be able to understand it just by listening to it. Music is supposed to be an outlet for everything - your ...more - guyritchi


93 The Band: The Last Waltz (Winterland 1976) The Band: The Last Waltz (Winterland 1976) The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

I saw the special on PBS years ago and just fell in love with The Band. Their music was incredible, just so real and down to earth. You can tell by the who's who of musicians at the time that showed up to perform with them that they were highly appreciated by their piers.

How can this be so far down the's top 10 if not top 5 easy!

It's primarily due to ignorance, as well as the age group, exposure and preferences of most of the users on the site. - Billyv

There's a video of the whole concert (over 4 hours) that shouldn't be missed - Billyv

It would have been amazing to have been there.

94 Elton John (The Troubadour 1970)
95 The Doors (Hollywood Bowl 1968)

One of the best concerts of the Doors. Lysergic frontman Jim Morrison on fire and good work from the band. Unbeliable The End version

96 The Rolling Stones (Hyde Park, 1969)

One of the best free concerts ever

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97 Jackie Evancho (Music of the Movies, June 13, 2012)

Jackie debuted all new material and ran the show like a professional emcee. All at the age of 12! - BobG

Jackie's second PBS Great Performances special, recorded at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Guest performers accompanying Jackie included Jumaane Smith (trumpet), The Tenors, Caroline Campbell (violin), and her brother Jacob.

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98 Bob Marley & The Wailers (The Lyceum 1975)
99 The Who (Isle of Wight 1970)

classic that really got me liking the who more... check it out - pOoPiEpAnTs

100 Yanni (Live at the Acropolis 1993)

How come you guys missed this angelic concert... The best ever in the history of music!

Amazing performance, should be in top 10!

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