Top Ten Concerts and Live Performances

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101 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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102 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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103 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


104 The Who (Isle of Wight 1970)

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

105 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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106 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.

107 Cream (Royal Albert Hall 2005)
108 Bob Marley & The Wailers (The Lyceum 1975)
109 Green Day (iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012)
110 Bob Dylan (Newport Folk Festival 1965)

So Bob comes in at number 106. Linkin Park and a Freddie Mercury tribute concert beat him. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha cough splutter choke. enough said.

111 Elton John (Sydney Entertainment Centre 2006)

Can I feel it coming in the air tonight yes I can because I love Elton john

112 Five (Invincible Tour - Live In Manchester)
113 Motley Crue (Carnival of Sins 2005)

A spectacular circus gone bad set under a huge tent with a mischievous midget, seductive aerialists and demonic clowns.

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114 K.S.Chithra (Muskat 2009)
115 K.S.Chithra (L.A. 2008)
116 Megadeth (That One Night - Live in Buenos Aires)
117 Breaking Benjamin (Stabler Arena 2007)
118 Adele (Royal Albert Hall)

Well, what can you say... Rolling in the deep, Set fire to the rain and Someone like you were just awesome... It still gives me goosebumps while listening to Set fire to the rain even after 3 years!

This should be at the N1! best concert ever!


119 Paramore (The Final Riot! Live In Chicago 2008) V 1 Comment
120 Oasis (Knebworth 1996)

One of the best and biggest bands ever and this concert had the highest demand for a concert in the UK ever, with over 2.5million people applying, and they played to 250,000 people over the two nights, one of the greatest performances ever

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