Please post a Youtube clip of what you feel is one of the most perfect live performances you've ever heard. It can be anything from Pop to Opera and everything in between. I know we've all got our favorites. I'm really interested in some that might have been overlooked. This one definitely hasn't been overlooked. It's been covered many times, originally for a 1955 film called "Unchained," but 25-year-old Bobby Hatfield's performance of Unchained Melody on the Andy Williams Show in 1965 blows me away every time. Especially the high C he hits at the end and the smile of satisfaction when he nails it.
Awesome Live Performances!
|by Anonymous||reply 325||December 6, 2023 10:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 19, 2022 2:32 AM|
The video quality does not do it justice but Melissa Etheridge at the Concert for New York brought down the house with Born to Run. Hillary was boo'd off the stage that same evening.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||May 19, 2022 2:48 AM|
Starts off as a dreary Petty/Wilbury dirge until the Petite Purple one shows up and monsters them.Utter genius guitar toss finale.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||May 19, 2022 2:56 AM|
The La's performing Timeless Melody on Canadian Tv is one of those great performances that is pretty unforgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 19, 2022 3:17 AM|
Maxwell re-emerging after a years-long absence from the public eye.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 19, 2022 3:21 AM|
Freddie at his finest.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 19, 2022 3:31 AM|
Prince's 2009 Live in Montreux is absolutely mind blowing. He was really at the height of his musical genius at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||May 19, 2022 3:32 AM|
Chaka Khan so high she can hardly hold her microphone. But she still outsings Etta James, Gladys Knight, and Billy Ocean.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||May 19, 2022 3:33 AM|
Mya on MADTV showing how to give an amazing R&B performance with no diva fans, no crumping, no lip syncing. Just amazing choreography and breath control on the vocals. She even has a dance breakdown where she vogues with the gays. Beyonce could never strip it back like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||May 19, 2022 3:39 AM|
Sexy D'Angelo in his prime. A lot of famous faces in the audience and you can tell they all want to fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||May 19, 2022 3:42 AM|
Gladys Knight - The Way We Were
|by Anonymous||reply 11||May 19, 2022 3:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||May 19, 2022 3:46 AM|
Lauryn acapella, off the cuff. I just wish Wyclef would shut up.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 19, 2022 3:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 19, 2022 3:48 AM|
Nina at Montreux Jazz Festival
|by Anonymous||reply 15||May 19, 2022 3:50 AM|
Video games halftime show.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 19, 2022 3:56 AM|
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her - Simon & Garfunkel
Such a pure voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 19, 2022 3:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 19, 2022 3:58 AM|
Not live but the greatest, most magical performance in history
Signed - The gayest boy that ever lived
gay, gayer, gayest
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 19, 2022 3:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||May 19, 2022 4:00 AM|
David Bowie - Space Oddity
|by Anonymous||reply 21||May 19, 2022 4:00 AM|
10,000 Japanese chorus members sing Beethoven.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 19, 2022 4:02 AM|
Whitney - I Will Always Love You (Monte Carlo, 1994)
|by Anonymous||reply 23||May 19, 2022 4:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 19, 2022 4:14 AM|
Aretha's 2015 live performance of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the Kennedy Center Honors for Carole King is just beyond fantastic... the fur, the purse, Clive Davis, Obamas, that voice... and at the 3 minute mark, the fur comes off, the audience rises and it's just about as perfect as can be!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 19, 2022 4:24 AM|
The amazing Kodi Lee, Winner of America's Got Talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 19, 2022 4:26 AM|
Mockingbird - Carly Simon & James Taylor Madison Square Garden, New York, 1979
|by Anonymous||reply 27||May 19, 2022 4:32 AM|
Love On Top cover by Russell Fischer, Ben Fankhauser & Corey Mach
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 19, 2022 4:35 AM|
In the same vein as R27, a blind man on The Voice (France) puts his spin on Eminem's Lose Yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||May 19, 2022 4:37 AM|
Sorry, obviously supposed to be R26 above.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 19, 2022 4:41 AM|
Look at the elegance of Mary Wilson's movements in this.
That's "poise" with a "P," as in "professional."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 19, 2022 4:42 AM|
But, R 29, he wasn't autistic also.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 19, 2022 4:48 AM|
Mina - Io vivrò senza te
|by Anonymous||reply 33||May 19, 2022 5:16 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||May 19, 2022 5:26 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||May 19, 2022 5:27 AM|
INXS – Original Sin - Wembley Stadium 1991
|by Anonymous||reply 36||May 19, 2022 5:59 AM|
That gave me chills R23 . What a fucking waste .Every time I hear her I cant help but think that. Whitney dying HURT.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||May 19, 2022 6:54 AM|
Yes R37, It's a beautiful live performance and her voice was in tip top shape. She had this talent to really draw you in on the story of the song and her emotions. She was a wonderful talent musically and as a performer and interpreter.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 19, 2022 7:27 AM|
Elis Regina singing Águas de Março.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 19, 2022 7:46 AM|
Dionne Warwick singing All in Love is Fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 19, 2022 7:51 AM|
Luther Vandross serenating Smokey Robinson
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 19, 2022 8:07 AM|
Don't Forget About Me!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 19, 2022 8:12 AM|
Grace Jones keeps a hula hoop going throughout Slave to the Rhythm
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 19, 2022 8:20 AM|
Talking Heads performing Life During Wartime
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 19, 2022 8:28 AM|
Sorry, Talking Heads performing Life During Wartime
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 19, 2022 8:29 AM|
This was good because the guy was singing live
|by Anonymous||reply 46||May 19, 2022 8:35 AM|
Liza - New York, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 19, 2022 8:36 AM|
Led Zeppelin, Sydney, 1972
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 19, 2022 8:49 AM|
Händel's "Vedrò con mio diletto", sung by Philippe Jaroussky at the Victoires (a French award show). Perfect, absolutely contained in the moment, the ensemble, the conductor (Spinosi) and the singer become one unity.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 19, 2022 8:58 AM|
David Archuleta singing "Oh Holy Night"
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 19, 2022 10:30 AM|
Garbage performing 'Stupid Girl' live on French TV.
Shirley Manson rules.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 19, 2022 10:31 AM|
Shirley Bassey giving a powerhouse performance of I Who Have Nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 19, 2022 10:33 AM|
Dorothy Collins performing Sondheim's "Losing My Mind" from Follies. This is a song that is now performed by women who 'act' it as angry or crazy or during a nervous breakdown. Not Collins, she's just sublime and oh, so effective.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 19, 2022 11:01 AM|
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged)
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 19, 2022 11:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||May 19, 2022 11:53 AM|
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
|by Anonymous||reply 56||May 19, 2022 11:56 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 57||May 19, 2022 12:05 PM|
Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Last Beat Of My Heart
|by Anonymous||reply 58||May 19, 2022 12:07 PM|
Her best performance
|by Anonymous||reply 59||May 19, 2022 12:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||May 19, 2022 12:15 PM|
Annie Lennox and David Bowie on "Under Pressure".
The roars of the crowd when they are introduced are enormous.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||May 19, 2022 12:16 PM|
This live performance is so unique because it goes from live to playback and nobody notices it. Iconic!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||May 19, 2022 12:39 PM|
David Bowie-My Death
|by Anonymous||reply 63||May 19, 2022 12:40 PM|
R63 I thought he sang that in 2016?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||May 19, 2022 12:41 PM|
R64 wow. Never saw an attempt of a joke fail so badly. One for the books for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||May 19, 2022 12:44 PM|
Don't laugh at me for this...
|by Anonymous||reply 66||May 19, 2022 1:41 PM|
West Side Story - One hand, one heart (Te Kanawa/Carreras)
|by Anonymous||reply 67||May 19, 2022 1:52 PM|
r66, I don't laugh. It's a great clip. Thank you for sharing.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||May 19, 2022 2:08 PM|
What was Barbra promised to make this appearance.
And why didn’t she let Jason choose her outfit?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||May 19, 2022 5:44 PM|
Switching to some live dance ...
Cute and fun: Max Pitruzzella and Thomas Blacharz - Swingin' Genova
|by Anonymous||reply 70||May 19, 2022 9:48 PM|
From 40 years ago on Late Night with David Letterman, James Brown gave one hell of a performance. You can see how engaged the crowd is at 7:30.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||May 19, 2022 11:00 PM|
Tom Jones - this one’s a panty dropper!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||May 19, 2022 11:06 PM|
Lulu on American Idol proved what a pro sounds like and how powerful she still sounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||May 19, 2022 11:09 PM|
The Bee Gees, 1974 in Melbourne.
Here Barry shows how fucking POWERFUL his voice is. Many people forget (or never knew) how he sounded before the falsetto he developed several years later (his disco years). Strong, emotional, perfect pitch.
I fucking LOVE this performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||May 20, 2022 12:14 AM|
Don’t forget Susan Boyle
|by Anonymous||reply 75||May 20, 2022 1:48 AM|
R74 Barry's fucking hair is perfect !
|by Anonymous||reply 76||May 20, 2022 2:08 AM|
The choreography, the genius and showmanship. A++++++++++
|by Anonymous||reply 77||May 20, 2022 2:15 AM|
Diana Ross debuting her latest single aided by backing vocalists on ABC's "Hollywood Palace" in September 1967. :)
|by Anonymous||reply 78||May 20, 2022 2:59 AM|
Les Beaux-Frères doing their towel dance.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||May 20, 2022 3:08 AM|
I remember watching this when Mary J. Blige performed this at the Grammys. She really sung the hell out of this song.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||May 20, 2022 3:22 AM|
Brian Wilson and the Wondermints perform SMiLe in its entirety in 2004. I saw it at the Warner Theatre in DC. The concert of my lifetime.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||May 20, 2022 4:06 AM|
Verdi Flash Mob Rio de la Plata
|by Anonymous||reply 82||May 20, 2022 12:02 PM|
Having fun at an orchestra concert.... a rare occurrence.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||May 20, 2022 12:52 PM|
Live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in April. American audience sings in Korean.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||May 20, 2022 1:00 PM|
Real men can dance.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||May 20, 2022 2:40 PM|
Another one from Tom Jones. Effortless for him. Probably not many dry seats in that audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||May 20, 2022 3:22 PM|
Rob Houchen - " The Man That Got Away." Terrific.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||May 20, 2022 7:11 PM|
Opening of the concert version of " Titanic."
|by Anonymous||reply 88||May 20, 2022 7:17 PM|
David Bowie, acoustic version of Loving the Alien. Eerie, intimate, slightly haunting. Perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||May 20, 2022 7:23 PM|
An act of steely spine and will. He was at death's door.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||May 20, 2022 7:47 PM|
Beautiful, flawless performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||May 20, 2022 8:04 PM|
Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley, France 1995.
"This is for Leonard Cohen whereever he is and this is for Nina Simone."
|by Anonymous||reply 92||May 20, 2022 9:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||May 20, 2022 9:24 PM|
Wynonna singing Anyone Who Had a Heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||May 20, 2022 9:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||May 20, 2022 9:54 PM|
She was so great here while most sing playback on that show, she sang live with ad libs and higher notes YEAH
|by Anonymous||reply 96||May 20, 2022 9:59 PM|
Ross at her strongest, finest best.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||May 20, 2022 11:30 PM|
HAUSER - Adagio for Strings (Barber)
beautiful man doing beautiful music
|by Anonymous||reply 98||May 21, 2022 12:38 AM|
Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman
|by Anonymous||reply 99||May 21, 2022 12:41 AM|
R74 Thanks for this. You're right, I had no idea his voice was so powerful and I really liked the BeeGees.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||May 21, 2022 1:02 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||May 21, 2022 1:13 AM|
James Brown on Italian television in March, 1971. Mindblowing.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||May 21, 2022 1:24 AM|
The end of *Der Rosenkavalier*, in concert. A 3-part orgasm that goes on for 20 minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||May 21, 2022 1:30 AM|
Hmm, the link didn't make it:
|by Anonymous||reply 104||May 21, 2022 1:31 AM|
Björk singing Human Behavior at the Royal Opera House. Her voice is good and she's really cute here.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||May 21, 2022 2:09 AM|
Whitney Houston, All the Man I Need, Welcome Home Heroes (Persian Gulf War) concert.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||May 21, 2022 2:11 AM|
Mariah Carey, Vision of Love, 1990, SNL.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||May 21, 2022 2:15 AM|
Tonya Harding, 1991, landing the triple Axel, around the 1:00 mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||May 21, 2022 2:33 AM|
Pixies performing the song Gigantic
|by Anonymous||reply 109||May 21, 2022 2:44 AM|
PJ Harvey performing Dress.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||May 21, 2022 2:47 AM|
Is anyone actually watching the performances or just looking at the songs and moving on?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||May 21, 2022 3:27 AM|
I'm watching some of them, R111. The Dionne Warwick one brought a tear to my eye.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||May 21, 2022 3:28 AM|
I watched Aretha for the 20th time, the BeeGees and Adam Lambert. I don't care about the other artists, accomplished as they might be.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||May 21, 2022 4:03 AM|
I forgot, I also watched the 2 James Brown videos. Didn't think they were his best.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||May 21, 2022 4:08 AM|
Good video, great song. Love Bruce. But the main thing about this video is that he was still married to Julianne Phillips (supposedly) but you can’t convince me Patti and he weren’t already together. The performance is hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||May 21, 2022 4:19 AM|
I am watching the videos now. Bjork is a great live performer.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||May 21, 2022 4:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 117||May 21, 2022 4:25 AM|
I also liked the Tina Turner Proud Mary posted at R14. It's not the classic one with Ike ... but probably just as good. On top of that, she's got 2 really good-looking women / singers / dancers up on stage with her, including a woman with long, blonde hair. Lots of women performers won't put any blonde women on stage alongside themselves. If you notice, Beyoncé is always the only one with blonde hair on stage.
I'm guessing Tina is just so damn confident and sure that all eyes are on her, she can put whoever on stage and still be the focus.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||May 21, 2022 4:38 AM|
Every knows about this, but their one and only performance of this and their last performance, period. Kind of hurts to watch it just because, damn, the Beatles were clearly a great band live--love the little interactions and reactions--George allowing himself to smile finally, Paul given a little dance and John putting his raggedy-ass heart right on the line.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||May 21, 2022 5:02 AM|
R119, that's a nice performance, for sure. That's my favorite era of Paul's looks. The beard looks great on him.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||May 21, 2022 5:07 AM|
R48 At their peak.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||May 21, 2022 5:13 AM|
So much aRt
|by Anonymous||reply 122||May 21, 2022 5:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 123||May 21, 2022 5:39 AM|
Concert is stunning
|by Anonymous||reply 124||May 21, 2022 5:42 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 125||May 21, 2022 5:44 AM|
This is lovely to watch. Someone superbly gifted casting a spell over people in a studio.
Yes, Jakey and Tom Holland as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||May 21, 2022 5:45 AM|
You can never forget…
|by Anonymous||reply 127||May 21, 2022 5:52 AM|
This is instructive because the performance is so knockout, and the two queens judging him are so patronising. Lessons for DL here.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||May 21, 2022 5:54 AM|
One of the judges. "Goes a little cabaret". FFS.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||May 21, 2022 5:59 AM|
High schooler singing from " Beauty and the Beast." Spectacular.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||May 21, 2022 6:01 AM|
Graham Nash and David Crosby at the Warfield, San Francisco, 1991. I was in the audience!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||May 21, 2022 6:04 AM|
Kate Bush - Breathing, live
|by Anonymous||reply 132||May 21, 2022 6:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 133||May 21, 2022 6:10 AM|
Another great treble performance at the King of Norway's 80th birthday party.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||May 21, 2022 6:17 AM|
Great choice, OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||May 21, 2022 7:19 AM|
Heart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||May 21, 2022 8:16 AM|
Robin Williams - Blame Canada
|by Anonymous||reply 137||May 21, 2022 10:52 AM|
Tori Amos covering PJ Harvey
I love this performance-
|by Anonymous||reply 138||May 21, 2022 11:46 AM|
Siouxsie Sioux and Martin McCarrick performing Lou Reed's Caroline Says II. They are being introduced by Brett Anderson from Suede.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||May 21, 2022 12:21 PM|
BTS performing Mic Drop on SNL. Singling live amid intense choreography.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||May 21, 2022 12:26 PM|
The Weeknd singing Blinding Light on top of a skyscraper overlooking NYC and Hudson River with a helicopter circling. It's NYC at night that is most impressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||May 21, 2022 12:32 PM|
In 2007, the agency that Park Hyo Shin was signed to didn't give him his income and furthermore they were planned his tour concert beforehand, and Hyo Shin only found this out through the internet. The concert was to be held a month later which meant that he only had a month left for him to prepare. To make up for the lack of time, Hyo Shin put in extra efforts in his rehearsals and overused his throat. At the end of his rehearsal, Hyo Shin could not take the intensity and collapsed and was taken to the hospital. He was told by a doctor that he got a brain disease called Dysphonia which is damage to the voice and makes it extremely difficult for the sufferer to speak normally. Even up till now, Park Hyo Shin is still suffering from this disease (yes, that's so unfortunate of him) . Because of this incident, his concert in Busan had to be cancelled. But the drama doesn't stop here. Hyo Shin was scheduled an encore concert (basically an additional mini concert) as his main concert had already been cancelled.
The agency continued to mistreat even after the concert incident: not giving him income for subsequent concerts and didn't give him income for singing OSTs. Park Hyo Shin eventually got fed up over all of this and filed a lawsuit against his agency for misusing him. Despite all the doings the agency had dealt to him, they won the lawsuit (by accusing him of fraud and evasion of debt collectors) and Hyo Shin was fined 1,500,000,000 won ( that's approximately $1,500,000 USD)
After being through all this, he declared bankruptcy and had to work really hard to pay off his debts but despite all he did, his debt was far from being repaid. What made it worse was that he was enlisted into the army shortly afterwards. During his army service period, he dealt with all these negative emotions and his repeated applications for financial revitalization (basically a move to get him out of debt) was rejected.
Here is his first live appearance after a long absence' The pianist is the composer of the soundtrack to " Parasite."
|by Anonymous||reply 142||May 21, 2022 1:07 PM|
The 2022 Halftime show for Super Bowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||May 21, 2022 1:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 144||May 21, 2022 1:36 PM|
Foreigner- Cold as Ice
|by Anonymous||reply 145||May 21, 2022 2:01 PM|
Dionne Warwick- Promises, Promises
|by Anonymous||reply 146||May 21, 2022 2:02 PM|
Mariah Carey- If It's Over
|by Anonymous||reply 147||May 21, 2022 2:03 PM|
Shirley Bassey - Ballad of The Sad Young Men
|by Anonymous||reply 148||May 21, 2022 2:05 PM|
Johnny Mathis singing 'Pieces of Dreams' on Carson.
Listen to the purity of his voice and how he holds the note.
(I'm going to see Mathis in concert next week! Can't wait!)
|by Anonymous||reply 149||May 21, 2022 2:10 PM|
Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga's Gimme Shelter duet. Gaga is a force of nature here. Mick is in complete awe. Her voice and those heels!
|by Anonymous||reply 150||May 21, 2022 2:21 PM|
EXO performing Wolf in Tokyo
|by Anonymous||reply 151||May 21, 2022 2:25 PM|
Ball and Chain by Janis. A performance I've watched many times.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||May 21, 2022 2:35 PM|
R150 she is such a try-hard and it really is on display in this performance.
And does she ever NOT sing through her nose? Nasal mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||May 21, 2022 2:50 PM|
[R153]. How is she trying too hard? This was a rock and roll song by the Rolling Stones. What the fuck was she supposed to do stand there like a bump on a log and sing softly? A rock and roll performance is supposed to be sung hard . She killed it And She is hardly nasal.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||May 21, 2022 3:16 PM|
Pavarotti - live early 80s with Mirella Freni - Che Gelida Manina - high c/b towards end of the aria is miraculous - hear that applause/bravo calls
|by Anonymous||reply 155||May 21, 2022 4:28 PM|
^^ fabulous. I saw them perform together and they changed the trajectory of my life. Sublime.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||May 21, 2022 4:44 PM|
Barbra Streisand - He Touched Me 1994
|by Anonymous||reply 157||May 21, 2022 6:42 PM|
The Cure performs "Just Like Heaven" Live on MTV's Most Wanted, December 1995.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||May 22, 2022 8:41 AM|
Radiohead's version is great but Brian Justin Crum's vocal performance of "Creep" on America's Got Talent is in a class by itself. Don't know why he doesn't have a bigger career.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||May 23, 2022 5:02 AM|
Depeche Mode in Cologne, Germany 1998. The whole concert is great. The link selected is to "Personal Jesus."
|by Anonymous||reply 160||May 23, 2022 9:12 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 161||May 23, 2022 9:24 AM|
Love this song and the ice skaters who performed to it. Just beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||May 23, 2022 10:53 AM|
Heart performing " Stairway to Heaven."
|by Anonymous||reply 163||May 23, 2022 1:37 PM|
The best performance of this year's Grammys.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||May 23, 2022 1:39 PM|
I find this performance of Amazing Grace amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||May 23, 2022 3:02 PM|
[R165]Wow- Diana Ross looked so beautiful in that clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||May 23, 2022 3:14 PM|
Adam Lambert singing "Believe" at the Kennedy Center Honors. Near flawless performance. Moving arrangement.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||May 23, 2022 11:34 PM|
In R167 he actually made Cher cry!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||May 23, 2022 11:43 PM|
The reason she cried is that she was thinking, " How did he lose American Idol to that no-talent?"
|by Anonymous||reply 169||May 23, 2022 11:56 PM|
Dusty - I Don't Want to Go On Without You. Not a 'big' performance but just perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||May 24, 2022 12:15 AM|
This thread needs more figure skating! I always loved these two -
|by Anonymous||reply 171||May 24, 2022 12:32 AM|
Don't tell me what to say! Don't tell me what to do !
|by Anonymous||reply 172||May 24, 2022 12:36 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 173||May 24, 2022 12:48 AM|
Whitney Houston live at Billboard Awards 1993. Early Whitney live was glorious. No auto-tune. Sadly, there hasn't been a voice this blessed since.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||May 24, 2022 1:11 AM|
Leontyne Price sings her last O Patria Mia (from Aida) on the MET Stage.
Voted greatest moment ever from PBS’ Live From The MET Series
|by Anonymous||reply 175||May 24, 2022 1:18 AM|
Pulp @ Glastonbury in 1995, might want to skip the brief chitchat at the beginning
|by Anonymous||reply 176||May 24, 2022 1:37 AM|
Gorgeous tribute medley
|by Anonymous||reply 177||May 24, 2022 1:44 AM|
Certainly unique and good vocals
|by Anonymous||reply 178||May 24, 2022 12:03 PM|
This never fails to bring me to tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||June 23, 2022 11:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 180||June 23, 2022 11:31 PM|
A star was born after this performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||June 24, 2022 12:43 AM|
Like him or not, you can't deny this performance still stands as the best Tony opener
|by Anonymous||reply 182||June 24, 2022 12:48 AM|
Dave had to talk her into it, and it's nothing but awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||June 24, 2022 1:35 AM|
Dionne Warwick after 30 minutes of singing…
“That’s all you’re getting”.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||June 24, 2022 2:05 AM|
r182 This, this is who you hate? You fucktwats have no reason to breathe.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||June 24, 2022 3:56 AM|
R185, I don't hate him. But, I've seen many posts here on DL from people that don't seem to like him. Not really sure why.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||June 24, 2022 12:50 PM|
Early Led Zep
|by Anonymous||reply 187||June 24, 2022 1:16 PM|
and 37 years later...
|by Anonymous||reply 188||June 24, 2022 1:18 PM|
Big gay Jim Ed Brown and Helen. So bad it's great.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||June 25, 2022 9:19 AM|
Helen, there's no way you're going to bed that big queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||June 25, 2022 9:27 AM|
From niche to mainstream star in 3 minutes. The Ricky Martin performance was indeed a knockout, but I can't think of another performance that really altered someone's public status so dramatically as this one at the American Music Awards. Although she had a big fan base, for America generally, who didn't know of her, this moment is what brought her in the limelight. Who WAS this dykey girl who looked like Elvis? They soon knew.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||June 25, 2022 11:15 AM|
As unlikely a duet as you'll ever see, and it's stunning.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||June 25, 2022 11:21 AM|
Neil Diamond - Holly Holy Live At The Greek 1977
|by Anonymous||reply 193||June 25, 2022 11:36 AM|
Imelda May with Jeff Beck, both wonderful.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||June 25, 2022 11:40 AM|
The woman, the song, the staging!
|by Anonymous||reply 195||June 25, 2022 11:43 AM|
Bobby Darin months before his untimely death in 1973 Midnight Special
|by Anonymous||reply 196||June 25, 2022 11:53 AM|
I have always loved this performance. It's the best Lou Christie looked and that drummer was hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 197||June 25, 2022 1:17 PM|
Thanks R193. I was there that night! : )
|by Anonymous||reply 198||June 25, 2022 3:40 PM|
Take me back…
|by Anonymous||reply 199||June 25, 2022 7:45 PM|
Nothing like a little vintage Barbra - she's 25 here -
|by Anonymous||reply 200||June 25, 2022 7:58 PM|
LInkin Park's performance in Texas in 2003
|by Anonymous||reply 201||June 25, 2022 8:10 PM|
Patti blowing the roof off Radio City at the 1980 Grammys -
|by Anonymous||reply 202||June 25, 2022 8:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 203||June 25, 2022 8:32 PM|
I've never been a huge Streisand fan. I find a lot of her later stuff kind of schlocky and bland. But I really enjoy this performance - she seems much more animated and into the song that she did in the 70s and (especially) the 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||June 25, 2022 9:00 PM|
Philippe Jaroussky at the Victoires with Spinosi and the Ensemble Matheus. Magical.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||June 25, 2022 9:08 PM|
Glen Campbell & Roy Clark, Ghost Riders in the Sky.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||June 25, 2022 9:08 PM|
"It's Your Life" by Milla Jovovich in 1994
|by Anonymous||reply 207||June 25, 2022 9:15 PM|
Any Cars live performance available online.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||June 26, 2022 7:15 AM|
Sandra Bernhard singing to Boy George
|by Anonymous||reply 209||June 26, 2022 7:52 AM|
Caetano Veloso singing Sozinho
|by Anonymous||reply 210||June 27, 2022 6:29 AM|
Jennifer Hudson performing Simply Beautiful
|by Anonymous||reply 211||June 27, 2022 6:36 AM|
Fleetwood Mac performing Silver Springs
|by Anonymous||reply 212||June 27, 2022 7:21 AM|
Just watched Rufus Wainwright on PBS Austin City Limits. His music was great but his performance sucked or maybe it was the photography. The head bobbing and movements were too much. Less than Joe Cocker but annoying nonetheless. I'll listen to both of them but won't watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||June 27, 2022 9:19 AM|
Fuck Stevie. However, at that time before I realized that Fleetwood Mac was a bunch of egomaniacal pussies, that performance was quite moving- because she was singing from her heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||June 27, 2022 3:56 PM|
You can see the moment Boy realizes Sandra can sing at the forty second mark at R209
|by Anonymous||reply 215||June 28, 2022 4:49 AM|
Dire Straits with Sting on backup vocals at Live Aid singing Money for Nothing. Boy, I miss this kind of music. The intro is legendary.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||June 29, 2022 10:59 PM|
Sting was so fuckable back then... yum.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||June 30, 2022 1:33 AM|
I assume Dire Straits didn't repeat the word "faggot" in that rendition of the song as in their original recording of it?
|by Anonymous||reply 218||June 30, 2022 1:40 AM|
Sarah Vaughan singing Misty. Vocal perfection with a streaming cold.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||June 30, 2022 9:27 AM|
Rossini's "Duet for Two Cats"
These two choirboys are hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||July 4, 2022 8:41 AM|
Amy Winehouse would have been a lot happier if she had been allowed to stick to jazz.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||July 4, 2022 8:54 AM|
She brought the house down with this one. Standing ovation. She had a way of getting inside of you and touching your heart until it melted. This performance always brings tears to my eyes. She was a goddess and I really miss her.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||July 4, 2022 9:54 AM|
OP, I love that performance. I watch it every once in a while. What a voice and such a great love song.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||July 4, 2022 9:56 AM|
Michael Hutchence was one of the best rock band front man ever. This performance was 6 years before his death when he was a smokin' hot 31 year old. Amazing voice. This performance is one huge party! What an amazing voice! Sexy as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||July 4, 2022 10:27 AM|
Ooops.. I meant to post this video of Michael Hutchence in R224 however The Stairs is a good one too.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||July 4, 2022 10:33 AM|
R222 That brought me to tears too. Here's another great diva...
|by Anonymous||reply 226||July 4, 2022 7:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 227||July 4, 2022 8:22 PM|
From Italian TV reality show Amici
Michele and Leonardo annihilate the competition during the paired flamenco dance off. The other boys are not happy .. lol
|by Anonymous||reply 228||July 28, 2022 9:31 PM|
Bruce Springsteen, Saturday, July 26, 1975. Kutztown State College, PA. We sat on the floor in the school gym. The band set up on the floor, facing us. No stage. He sweat on me. I haven't washed my face since. No, but seriously, this is my awesomest live performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||July 28, 2022 9:53 PM|
One of many from her
|by Anonymous||reply 230||July 28, 2022 10:04 PM|
I wish there was a better print of this 1981 concert around. Devo was like performance art back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||August 25, 2022 7:50 AM|
Folk group Chad Mitchell Trio performing at Brooklyn College on May 12, 1961.
They were one of the dozens of generic folk groups trying to make it in the Village. They'd been kicking around for over a year when they were discovered by Harry Belafonte who invited them to sing backup at his Carnegie Hall concert. He taught them how to present themselves and how to sell a song by really making an effort to connect with the audience.
A few months later, they introduced their new satirical song "Lizzie. Borden" during a concert at Brooklyn College, which was recorded and released the following year as their album "Mighty Day on Campus."
In the recording, they do sort of a bait-and-switch, opening with a puzzling, spoken word recitation from their "poet laureate Joe Frazier." When they start to play, you can hear the audience slowly catching on, nervously laughing at first, then waking up to the satire and realizing that it's okay to laugh at murder, family feuds, the US justice system and the shitty, uptight Puritanical society which they were raised in and that America still continues to wallow in today.
By the end of the song, the audience had gotten it completely and they start cheering like crazy. It's like a dam broke and all those years of 50s oppression came flooding out in one great rush.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||December 2, 2022 6:59 AM|
OP, Bobby Hatfield - what a range! Thank you for that clip. It's a shame that Bobby isn't as appreciated as Roy Orbison who also had a great range.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||December 2, 2022 7:38 AM|
DJ Bobo - Where is your love? This one is done with No Angels for the female vocals. I like the energy.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||December 2, 2022 7:41 AM|
Aretha Franklin - Nessum Dorma
|by Anonymous||reply 235||December 2, 2022 7:42 AM|
This 4 Chords Song from Axis of Awesome, an Australian musical comedy group. They performed it in different forms before and since but this is the one that blows all of them away. The lead singer who looks like Jack Black has now transitioned and is a woman now. The little guy who plays keyboard has an amazing voice.
It says "with song titles" but annotations are disabled on YouTube. Here are the songs:
00:52 - Don't Stop Believing, Journey 00:59 - You're Beautiful, James Blunt 01:09 - Forever Young, Alphaville 01:16 - I'm Yours, Jason Mraz 01:25 - Happy Ending, Mika 01:33 - Amazing, Alex Lloyd 01:42 - Wherever You Will Go, The Calling 01:49 - Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Sir Elton John 01:56 - She Will Be Loved, Maroon 5 02:04 - Pictures of You, The Last Goodnight 02:11 - With or Without You, U2 02:19 - Fall at Your Feet, Crowded House 02:29 - Not Pretty Enough, Kasey Chambers
02:38 - Let it Be, The Beatles 02:42 - Under the Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers 02:46 - Horses, Daryl Braithwaite 02:54 - No Woman No Cry, Bob Marley 02:56 - Sex and Candy, Marcy Playground 02:58 - Land Down Under, Men at Work 03:01 - Waltzing Matilda, Banjo Patterson 03:06 - Take on Me / When I Come Around, A-Ha / Green Day 03:21 - Save Tonight / Africa, Eagle Eye Cherry / Toto 03:29 - If I Were a Boy / Self Esteem, Beyonce / The Offspring 03:37 - You're Gonna Go Far Kid, The Offspring 03:45 - You and Your Hand, P!nk 03:53 - Poker Face, Lady Gaga 03:58 - Barbie Girl, Aqua 04:00 - You Found Me, The Fray 04:08 - Don't Trust Me, 30h!3 04:15 - Kids, MGMT 04:23 - Canvas Bags, Tim Minchin 04:33 - Torn, Natalie Imbrugila 04:48 - Superman, Five for Fighting 04:52 - Birdplane, Axis of Awesome 05:02 - Scar, Missy Higgins
|by Anonymous||reply 236||December 3, 2022 8:25 AM|
Romeo Void performing "Never Say Never (I might like you better if we slept together)" 1984.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||December 3, 2022 10:22 AM|
This performance by Sheena Easton is pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||December 6, 2022 7:49 AM|
Taylor's beautiful vocals.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||December 6, 2022 7:51 AM|
This is a pretty good performance by Toni Basil too. Live vocals despite intense dancing.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||December 6, 2022 8:04 AM|
ONJ Landslide live.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||December 6, 2022 8:14 AM|
Dispatch's summer 2022 tour
|by Anonymous||reply 242||December 7, 2022 12:22 AM|
Great video of the B-52s from Rhino Records.
Hard to believe it'll soon be 45 years since this song was released.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||December 17, 2022 9:15 PM|
Skill in effect
|by Anonymous||reply 244||December 17, 2022 10:24 PM|
This most excellent clip of Toto at Montreux Jazz Festival 1991 is also one of the first experimental videos ever made with newfangled high definition video camera thingies (for you techies out there).
|by Anonymous||reply 245||December 22, 2022 12:56 PM|
Does anyone actually watch the posted videos?
|by Anonymous||reply 246||December 22, 2022 3:06 PM|
R246 I don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||December 22, 2022 9:44 PM|
OP likes a performance because the performer hits a mark and impresses himself by doing so, breaking the performance.
Such high standards.
Just like at the Special Olympics, huh, Corky?
|by Anonymous||reply 248||December 22, 2022 10:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 249||December 22, 2022 11:10 PM|
r246 I watch them.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||December 23, 2022 3:08 AM|
I watch the ones when they're bands I like--I'm older, so seeing old live footage of Romeo Void makes me all kinds of happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||December 24, 2022 8:03 AM|
Diana Ross singing We Shall Overcome at an open-air concert in Budapest, backed by a full orchestra and a heavenly choir.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||December 24, 2022 9:47 AM|
Really beautiful performance of Moby's "Into the Blue" featuring Mimi Goese on "Later ... With Jools Holland" from 1995 on BBC2.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||December 25, 2022 9:14 AM|
When BTS made their first appearance on AMA awards
|by Anonymous||reply 254||December 26, 2022 8:59 AM|
Sorry folks, THIS is the greatest "pop" singer in the world, Dimash Kudaibergen from Kazakhistan. Classically trained, with a range forever. He is on a singing competition show, singing in French. I'd hate to be the one who had to follow.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||December 31, 2022 1:54 PM|
Japanese star Fujii Kaze live. The thing that is most noticeable is that no one in the audience has a cellphone, recording the performance. The title means " Festival."
|by Anonymous||reply 256||December 31, 2022 2:01 PM|
Nice, R254, but this might be the most spectacular performance on any award show in the world ever. And to think that we believe the Grammy and Tony productions are something; purely amateur in comparison.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||December 31, 2022 2:08 PM|
One of the most obvious differences between American and Japanese concert audiences can be seen in the Fujii Kaze video. The audience is enjoying the performance and not trying to record it on their cellphone.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||December 31, 2022 8:55 PM|
The Tide is High
|by Anonymous||reply 259||January 1, 2023 12:38 AM|
Speaking of Blondie, since it's New Years Eve, that's always a good time to replay the band's 1979 NYE performance for the BBC, live from the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||January 1, 2023 1:03 AM|
Fiona Apple w/Elvis Costello, "I Want You."
|by Anonymous||reply 261||January 1, 2023 5:20 AM|
Pink, 2010 Grammys, "Glitter in the Air."
|by Anonymous||reply 262||January 1, 2023 5:22 AM|
Lady Gaga's performance of "Paparazzi" at the 2009 VMA's
I had the same reaction as the crowd as soon as I saw the "blood."
|by Anonymous||reply 263||January 1, 2023 5:56 AM|
Britney Spears, 2000 VMAs, Satisfaction & Oops I Did It Again.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||January 1, 2023 6:07 AM|
R262 Thank you! Great performance by Pink.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||January 1, 2023 10:10 AM|
As a nod to the Pope passing away and sexual abuse at the hands of priests, here's Live to Tell/Oh Father from the 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour.
Note in Oh Father, Madge just puts her hand out, and the dancer playing the priest moves the sacrament thingy up and down so it looks like he's making her jerk his dick off.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||January 1, 2023 1:11 PM|
Awesome, not awful! The Madonna- Britney shit is awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||January 1, 2023 7:00 PM|
I have been sofa-dancing all afternoon to this live disco concert by five very cute and talented Aussies.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||January 1, 2023 8:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 269||February 26, 2023 7:49 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 270||February 26, 2023 2:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 271||February 26, 2023 2:46 PM|
Charity and Andres.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||February 26, 2023 2:48 PM|
Before I get around to your task, OP, allow me to say I REALLY heard and saw the great Bobby Hatfield hit that note live, in concert, Easton, PA., August of 2000.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||February 26, 2023 2:57 PM|
The Killer killing it -
|by Anonymous||reply 274||February 28, 2023 1:33 AM|
30 years later, Chante Moore is still lovely, sounds amazing and those whistle notes after 3:10 are mindblowing.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||February 28, 2023 3:48 AM|
Gary Numan & The Skaparis Orchestra performing "Are 'Friends' Electric?" 2019.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||February 28, 2023 12:42 PM|
Fleetwood Mac 1982. A famous ex-couple who don't really talk but sing out their grievances on stage. Lindsay and Stevie must had had an off/on relationship because he excoriates her onstage while staring knives at her. Rage and cocaine.
I can't wait for the mini-series of Fleetwood Mac if it ever comes out. I never paid attention to them before but I was curious why their album Rumours is still on Billboard 200 after 35 years.. Harry Styles and a new Prime series about a fictitious couple in a band (Daisy Jones and The Six) piqued my interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||March 7, 2023 4:37 AM|
I dont know how to post video/ links but one performance which has stuck with me since I saw it over 2 decades ago is Bowie's performance of " "Heroes" at Live Aid, 1985. I first saw this performance in early 200s, during a very special time in my life. It was a time of discovery , now whenever I feel nostalgic and yearn for these simpler times, I find the video on YouTube, watch it and weep.
A close second is Darlene Love's numerous performances of " Christmas" on the David Letterman show
Last but not least Bonnie Rait with the Rolling Stones performing " Shine a Light" on stage in Vancouver. Unsure if video is still on YouTube
|by Anonymous||reply 278||March 7, 2023 4:44 AM|
Fleetwood Mac 1997. This vid was posted earlier but there's a story behind it. This was Stevie's song about her breakup with Lindsay. She fought to have the song on the Rumours album, it meant a lot to her and gave total royalties to her mother. It was denied. They released it 10 years later to little fanfare. 20 years later, they have their reunion and she sings it for the first time on stage and to her former lover.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||March 7, 2023 4:56 AM|
This clip of Chris Isaak performing "Baby Did a Bad Thing" is pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||March 7, 2023 5:05 AM|
James Canupp. Brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||March 7, 2023 5:13 PM|
So good, changed the future
|by Anonymous||reply 282||March 15, 2023 5:19 PM|
Joni Mitchell Summertime
|by Anonymous||reply 283||April 4, 2023 8:22 AM|
The Smiths performing "Bigmouth Strikes Again" and "Vicar in a Tutu" on The Old Grey Whistle Test, May 20, 1986.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||July 25, 2023 11:03 AM|
It's grainy and choppy ,but the late David Carroll performing " Anthem" is special.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||July 25, 2023 1:54 PM|
anything by KD LANG.
she is even better in person!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 286||July 25, 2023 2:29 PM|
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon - Liverpool, St. George's Hall, 1984
What a beautiful voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||September 26, 2023 2:58 PM|
41 years ago .. Depeche Mode on French TV singing "Just Can't Get Enough."
(Gahan would have just turned 20, and Martin Gore turned 21 that week.)
|by Anonymous||reply 288||September 28, 2023 10:34 PM|
Four Dimashes sing in Spanish. Amazing - opera and pop.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||September 28, 2023 11:15 PM|
Paul Shaffer put together this great crew to perform Let's Stay Together for the Late Night 7th Anniversary show in 1989. Al Green, Toni Childs, Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, David Sanborn, Melissa Etheridge, Derlene Love, Patti Austin, and the Tower of Power horns.
A high point in tv show music.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||September 29, 2023 8:14 PM|
Sara Bareilles doing " Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road."
|by Anonymous||reply 291||September 29, 2023 8:18 PM|
Jennifer Nettles and J Rome in the finale of " Duets."
|by Anonymous||reply 292||September 29, 2023 8:26 PM|
Another vote for r81.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||September 29, 2023 9:06 PM|
Earlier this month, British gymnast, Jake Jarman, submitted, a new routine for floor exercise, and was able to successfully perform the move at this month's Paris World Challenge 2023.
It's described as a double salto backward laid-out with a whopping three and a half twists, now being referred to as "The Jarman."
|by Anonymous||reply 294||September 29, 2023 9:13 PM|
I have been in love with Steve Winwood since I was 7 or 8 years old. And for such a low-key guy he's AMAZING live.
Here he is performing one of my Top 10 all time favorite songs in any genre "Can't Find My Way Home."
Plus Eric Clapton (and it's always been the case Stevie is the superior musician BY FAR, and really shows it here), the incredible Derek Trucks, and Doyle Bramhall.
This live version many decades after the original studio version, is every bit as stunning as the Blind Faith OCR. Gives me chills every time I play it.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||September 29, 2023 11:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 296||September 30, 2023 1:54 AM|
"The Flying Dutchman" - Epke Zonderland on high bar.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||October 1, 2023 4:15 AM|
10,000 sing Beethoven.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||October 1, 2023 5:54 AM|
Proving how music is universal, Dimash from Khazakstan joins three singers from China on a singing show to salute Freddie Mercury and Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||October 1, 2023 6:08 AM|
The wonderfully quirky Fujii Kaze. As with all Japanese audiences, no cellphones recording, just respect for the performer and participation.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||October 1, 2023 3:47 PM|
On November 4, 1980, Bruce had stayed up late, watching the national election results that made Ronald Reagan the President of the United States. The next night, onstage at Arizona State University in Tempe, he made one of his first outright political statements.
“I don’t know what you guys think about what happened last night, but I think it’s pretty frightening.... you guys are young, there’s gonna be a lot of people depending on you coming up, so this is for you....”
At which point he launched into what may be the angriest and most impassioned version of "Badlands" ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||October 3, 2023 6:00 PM|
From 40 years ago, U2 performing "I Will Follow" Live from Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado.
Rolling Stone named the concert one of the Top 50 defining moments in rock history.
The four band members were 21 and 22 years of age here. Even though, it was June, a turn in the weather made it very cold and with rain and sleet. The 10,000 seat amphitheater wasn't even half full.
The band was in top form as was Bono's butt in those snug jeans.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||October 21, 2023 8:06 AM|
Ben Folds & Rufus Wainwright - Careless Whisper.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||October 21, 2023 8:14 AM|
Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney and Wings
|by Anonymous||reply 304||October 21, 2023 12:45 PM|
The Who at Shepperton Studios doing Won’t Get Fooled Again for the second time. They were tired and angry because the first-time director didn’t get a good capture of the first performance and their annoyance comes out in this version. It also has what I believe is the coolest moment in rock: Pete Townshend sliding across the stage on his knees.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||October 21, 2023 12:52 PM|
Forgot to add that this performance was for The Kids Are Alright documentary, which I highly recommend.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||October 21, 2023 12:53 PM|
I was never a huge Duran Duran fan, but I love their song "Ordinary World" from the mid-90s. The video was really memorable as well.
When the band appeared on Austin City Limits last year, it was really quite amazing to hear how great Le Bon's voice still sounds, now some 30 years later.
Great performance all-around.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||October 22, 2023 9:34 PM|
Joan Jett with Foo Fighters performing "Bad Reputation" on Letterman, November 15, 2011.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||November 19, 2023 1:48 AM|
Leonard Bernstein conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Second Symphony at the Ely Cathedral in England in 1973. Bradley Cooper is replicating this performance as part of his Bernstein biopic Maestro, opening soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||November 20, 2023 9:03 AM|
Remembering Michael Hutchence who died 26 years ago,
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart - Wembley Stadium 1991
|by Anonymous||reply 310||November 23, 2023 9:03 AM|
Absolutely the highest note you will have ever heard sung at 4:38. Start at 4:00 to build into it. The note has vibrato, so it is his voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||November 23, 2023 3:09 PM|
Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Passenger (1987)
|by Anonymous||reply 312||November 24, 2023 8:19 AM|
Happy 68th birthday Billy Idol.
A live performance of "Rebel Yell" from 2009.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||December 1, 2023 7:27 AM|
I’ve been loving this thread - loving the videos.
Here’s Smokey Robinson and Linda Ronstadt singing Ooh Baby Baby and Tracks of my Tears on the 1983 Motown 25 Soecial. Linda belting a major harmony and the two of them really having fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||December 1, 2023 8:42 AM|
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (Sydney, 1972)
|by Anonymous||reply 315||December 1, 2023 8:54 AM|
I was at that show - they didn’t play Rio!
|by Anonymous||reply 316||December 1, 2023 10:36 AM|
Was NOT a fan until this...
|by Anonymous||reply 317||December 1, 2023 11:09 AM|
Not because I'm a Miley fan BUT I love this song
|by Anonymous||reply 318||December 1, 2023 11:13 AM|
U2 - Bad (Live Aid 1985)
|by Anonymous||reply 319||December 1, 2023 11:15 AM|
Jennifer Holliday "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" 1982 Tony Awards
Listen...if you're NOT moved by this, you are dead inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||December 1, 2023 11:17 AM|
Jungkook at Times Square with his hot dancers. Fist number is his homage to Michael Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||December 1, 2023 1:48 PM|
^first. However, some of the dancers look as if they could do a mean fisting.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||December 1, 2023 2:17 PM|
Heart performing "Straight On" (1978)
Ann Wilson said this was the band's first "dance song." True enough! It became quite popular in the gay dance clubs of the era.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||December 2, 2023 7:49 AM|
I remember listening to this as a freshman (I think) in high school and just being absolutely riveted. That fucking yell at the end still kills me.
My favorite performance of all time.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||December 2, 2023 8:36 AM|
Midnight Oil - Read About It - Wave Aid 2005.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||December 6, 2023 10:06 AM|