Top Ten Concerts and Live Performances

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81 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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82 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...

Best concert ever, period. - SSchirm

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83 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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84 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

85 The Who (Leeds 1970)

One of the best live albums of all time. Should be way higher on this list

86 K.S.Chithra (Royal Albert Hall)
87 311 (311 Day 2004)

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

88 John Mayer (Where The Light Is, Live in LA 2008) 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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89 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

90 The Rolling Stones (Hyde Park, 1969)

One of the best free concerts ever

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91 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.

92 Elton John (The Troubadour 1970)
93 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.

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94 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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95 The Who (Isle of Wight 1970)

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

96 Yanni (Live at the Acropolis 1993) 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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97 Cream (Royal Albert Hall 2005)
98 Bob Marley & The Wailers (The Lyceum 1975)
99 The Eagles (Melbourne 2005)

Heard of Hotel California/Desperado before I saw this concert. After I saw it I suddenly became a die-hard fan of Eagles! And especially Joe Walsh. Like Glenn Frey says it; Joe is an interesting bunch of guys! But about the concert; Technically perfect, audio/video:10/10 (yes, the bluray is the best I have ever seen, unbelievable that it is recorded in 2004/2005), the solos, all of them singing. A definite MUST WATCH

Bluray: Top notch video/audio quality, perfect technical performance and extremly good setlist with the best solo songs from the time they were split up (14 years! )
Those of you that love the Eagles, Don Henley, Glenn Frey or specially Joe Walsh, this is a crazy concert you will watch many many times. Just like me.

100 Xzibit - Thank You (David Letterman 2006)

Most heartfelt performance of a rap song I've ever scene. - DJ_critikaL

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