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    Default Top Live Rock Band Performances

    What are some of your favorites over the years? I'll list a handful of mine.

    Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused
    Deep Purple - Highway Star
    Little Feat - Spanish Moon
    The Band - It Makes No Difference
    Zappa - RDNZL from the Helsinki Concert
    Allman Brothers - Mountain Jam
    Grateful Dead - Dark Star
    Peter Frampton - Lines On My Face
    Wings - Maybe I'm Amazed
    The Who - Young Man Blues
    Santana - the opening medley from Moonflower
    Genesis - Cinema Show
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    Here's a pretty famous concert! I saw Living Colour in Oslo a few years ago

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    For a brief while back in the day, Fanny was amazing live, hanging out a lot at the Whiskey A Go Go.


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    The Dictators - Next Big Thing from Dictators Live - New York, New York (1981):
    Hawkwind - Time We Left This World Today from Space Ritual (1973):
    Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun from Band of Gypsies (recorded 1969):
    Slade - Get Down And Get With It from Slade Alive! (recorded 1971):
    Talking Heads - Burning Down The House from Stop Making Sense (1984):
    The Who - Young Man Blues from Live At Leeds (1970):
    David Bowie - Heroes (Live Aid 1985):
    War - Get Down from War Live (1973):
    The Rolling Stones - Little Queenie from Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1969):
    Grand Funk Railroad - Inside Looking Out from Live Album (1971):
    The Beatles - I've Got A Feeling from Let It Be (recorded in 1969):
    Led Zeppelin - The Ocean from How The West Was Won (recorded in 1972):
    Mountain - Mississippi Queen from Twin Peaks (1974):
    Black Oak Arkansas - Hot And Nasty from Raunch 'N' Roll Live (1973):
    Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone from Bootleg Series Vol. 4: 'Royal Albert Hall' (recorded in 1966):
    Free - Fire and Water from Free Live! (1971):
    MC5 - Ramblin' Rose/Kick Out The Jams from Kick Out The Jams (recorded 1968):


    God, I could go on for ever!
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    All various sub-genres of prog for me!

    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (24th January 1975 at the Shrine Auditorium)
    King Crimson - Larks Tongue in Aspic (15th October 1973 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium)
    YES - Close to the Edge (4th August 1972 Long Beach Arena)
    Magma - 1999 House of Blues Hollywood
    Deus Ex Machina (Italian band) - (12th November 1995 Progfest, Variety Arts Theater Los Angeles)
    UK (with Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth) - (12th August 1978 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium)
    Univers Zero (Belgian band) - (15th March 2007 BajaProg Mexicali Mexico)
    Frank Zappa - (17th September 1975 Royce Hall)
    Gentle Giant - (1 November 1975 Shrine Auditorium)

    There are so many more that reached the same, or close to the same level.

    Camel at the Roxy in about 1979, Bruford at the Roxy in about 1980, PFM - Paspartu tour at the Roxy 1978, After Crying (Hungarian band) at BajaProg festival in 2000, Happy the Man at the Roxy, THinking Plague at Nearfest in 2001, just to name a few more.
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    Are those bootleg shows, Simon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Are those bootleg shows, Simon?
    Oh, I thought we were listing live shows we attended in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    Oh, I thought we were listing live shows we attended in person.
    I should have been more specific but attended performances are fine too.
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    Some live concert performance favorites of mine, drawn from past Strange Magic of: posts. Not in any order: I include a mix of rock, pop, blues as I am an equal-opportunity listener. Here are ten selections--there are hundreds more.

    Go Your Own Way: Fleetwood Mac
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qNM6IuA87eM

    Losing My Religion: R.E.M.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xfw8lFVDAg

    Just Be Good to Me/Borrowed Love: SOS Band
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UKIYGlMrPPs

    Watching You: Luther Allison
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PV8WJq6YweE

    Dress You Up: Madonna
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWtpd8mS5jw

    The Ghost of Tom Joad: Bruce Springsteen/Tom Morello
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mzRbeHyIomk

    Eyes of a Stranger: Queensryche
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=drxkr5bZanY

    Hella Good: No Doubt
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ec0qEBhu8ms

    Voodoo Child: Stevie Ray Vaughan
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wgIB1OL09H0

    Pretend We're Dead: L7
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GypkmEUhHvQ

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    Seeing Gentle Giant would have been exciting. Unfortunately I missed the peak years of the 70s as I was a few years too young. I didn't get to my first concert (ELP) until 1978.
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    Philadelphia, July 24th, 1968 at the JFK Stadium. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Department of Recreation and billed as The English Invasion. Forget that this concert headlined The Who, as well as featured The Troggs and Procol Harum. At night's end everyone was saying "Who are they?" It was the unbilled band, a late addition to the ticket, who owned the night: Pink Floyd, especially after the rain started.

    And you thought it was Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra who defined the "Philadelphia Sound"?

    By the way, I have heard that it was a stomach ache gotten while touring in Philadelphia that inspired Roger Waters to write "Comfortably Numb", which is apparently how he felt after a doctor gave him a shot of a painkiller prior to his taking the stage for a concert. (Not the concert referenced above, for your information, but a later date.)

    Of course, too … while we're on the subject … there was that happening in Woodstock, New York in August of '69 … not that anyone noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONNET CLV View Post
    … there was that happening in Woodstock, New York in August of '69 … not that anyone noticed.

    Even fewer noticed the Atlantic City Pop Festival a couple of weeks earlier....

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    I've never seen the Woodstock movie or listened to the album. I know there was a big box set released last year that sold out immediately. I've watched some performances on YouTube. The Santana is great, and I like Johnny Winter. Haven't seen much else except a bit of Hendrix, The Who, and Joe Cocker.
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