The best live performances worth reliving

The best live performances worth reliving

Music is always best felt when performed live. Here are the top live performances from years gone by that will still send shivers down your spine.

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Every night, all over the world, people pay good money to see famous musicians perform their biggest hits, but it’s only once in a while that these shows turn into special, historical moments.

These are our top historical moments in live music history:

Green Day at Woodstock ’94

The 25th anniversary that brought rock fans back to Woodstock, N.Y., for three days of music may have been born out of ’60s nostalgia. But what made the concert a success in its own right was an infusion of new blood from the world of alternative rock and punk.

Michael Jackson at Motown 25 (1983)

This list would not be complete without the King of Pop himself. “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” was Jackson's first show after leaving the Motown label and the first time Jackson debuted his signature moonwalk move to an amazed audience both in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and those watching the special at home.

Lady Gaga with "The Sound of Music" Medley at the 2015 Academy Awards

The singer, known for her spectacular performances and infectious dance tunes, showed off a different side during her 50th anniversary tribute to the beloved film 'The Sound of Music' at the 2015 Academy Awards. Her stripped-down performance consisted of just pure vocals and one stunning ballgown, reminding critics and fans that she isn't just famous for her eclectic outfits or outlandish stunts—she's also a true talent.

Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen has always brought nearly superhuman levels of energy to his shows.


Three decades into their career they are still at the top of their stadium-killing game. What they do live is always inspiring, and they have this ability to create intimacy even if you see them in the big arenas.

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