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The Top 10 Best Concerts

U2 Rooftop

10.)  U2
.Liquor Store Rooftop.Los Angeles. CA. add. 04/02/87. The Rooftop event, while not original, (the Beatles having invented the concept), was made memorable when the city police decided to pull the plug on the event and spoiled the fun for U2 and their fans who gathered below. The police intervention did add a nice touch to the "Where The Streets Have No Name" video. The uniqueness of that particular situation makes this rooftop concert number 10 on our top ten list.

The Who Live at leeds

9.) The Who Live at Leeds
. Performed at the University of Leeds refectory in 1970 became a critical smash, with The New York Times acclaiming it as "the best live rock album ever made." Its reputation as such continues to this day. It was The Who's first live album, and is their only live album that was released while the band was still recording and performing regularly. The album's reputation grew so big that the venue at which it was recorded has been named a national landmark in the UK, and the event was commemorated with a plaque

Moody Blues A Night At red Rocks

8.) The Moody Blues at Red Rocks
. The Moody Blues performed at Morrison, Colorado’s beautiful and popular Red Rocks amphitheater on September 9, 1992 . Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheater that consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths which create an other-worldly atmosphere to any performance. This performance was the first time The Moody Blues performed in concert backed by a full orchestra. Red Rocks is without a doubt the most unique venue for concerts.

Madison Square garden

7.) Led Zeppelin's Madison Square Garden trilogy in 1973. Performing three consecutive sold-out shows at the garden, Led Zeppelin epitomized the Rock Legend image of the time. The three s shows at Madison Square Garden in New York were filmed for a motion picture, "The Song Remains the Same". During the final night's performance, $203,000 of the band's money from gate receipts allegedly went missing from a safety deposit box at the Drake Hotel. It was the single highest theft from a deposit box in Manhattan's history and was never recovered. Madison Square Garden comes in second as the 'World's Busiest Arena' after the MEN in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Concert For Bangladseh

6.) George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh
on August 1, 1971 at Madison Square Garden, New York City. What had started as a small fundraiser to bring humanitarian relief to the refugees in Bangladesh quickly turned into one of the biggest rock fund raisers of the 1970s. The 40,000 fans who crowded New York's Madison Square Garden witnessed some rare performances.

Simon and Garfunkel Central park

5.) Simon and Garfunkel's Concert in Central Park , New York City on September 19, 198. After an 11-year separation they performed before half a million fans in New York's Central Park, and probably never sounded so close together, their voices and folk / guitar lines meshing perfectly. The New York homecoming was as special for the fans as it was for the pop duo. Central Park is a large public, urban park with about twenty-five million visitors annually. Most of the areas immediately adjacent to the park are known for impressive buildings and valuable real estate. Central Park has been a National Historic Landmark since 1963.

Rolling Stones

4.) The Rolling Stones Bigger Bang world tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The biggest selling concert tour of all time. The Rio show from February 2006 was attended by over 1.5 million people who crammed onto The Copacabana Beach

Beatles at Shea Stadium Poster

3.) The Beatles at Shea Stadium, New York City in 1965. The first-ever stadium concert of its kind before a sell-out crowd of 55,600 was so deafening that the Fab Four could barely hear themselves play throughout their 30-minute set. The Beatles' Shea Stadium "armored van entrance", ( due to threats resulting from earlier remarks by Lennon of rivaling Jesus in popularity), John onstage tantrum, and the event's record-setting gross revenues stole the show. Shea Stadium was a stadium located in the New York City borough of Queens. It was the home baseball park of Major League Baseball's New York Mets from 1964 to 2008. Originally built as a multi-purpose stadium, Shea was also the home of the National Football League's New York Jets until 1983. It is currently being demolished to furnish additional parking for the adjacent Citi Field, under construction to replace Shea in 2009.

Pink Floyd The Wall

2.) Pink Floyd's The Wall
. In Berlin, Germany on 21 July 1990. Each show required timed performances and unprecedented cooperation between the musicians, concert crew, lighting engineers, and computer programmers. Roger Waters at times had to extend his solos or stage banter to cover up stage fires and other technical difficulties which were inevitable with a staged presentation of this magnitude. The album's overriding themes are the causes and implications of self-imposed isolation, symbolized by the metaphorical wall of the title.


1.) Woodstock
. Probably the greatest concert event of all time. The Aquarian Exposition as it was originally billed, was held at a 600 acre dairy farm owned by Max Yasgur in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel,New York, (actually 40 plus miles southwest of Woodstock). Thirty-two of the best-known musical acts of the time appeared in front of nearly half a million concert goers. The performers at Woodstock were of very diverse styles;
Richie Havens - Tim Hardin - Melanie - Arlo Guthrie - Joan Baez - John Sebastian - Country Joe Mcdonald - Santana - Canned Heat - Janis Joplin with The Kozmic Blues Band
Grateful Dead - Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Who - Jefferson Airplane - The Grease Band - Joe Cocker - Ten Years After - The Band - Blood, Sweat & Tears - Johnny Winter
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Jimi Hendrix - Sha-Na-Na - Ten Years After, and many other lesser know acts.


  The Lists :
Unusual Musical Instruments | Worst Recording Artists | Best Concerts | Novelty Songs | Modern Day Minstrel
One Hit Wonders | Best Selling Albums | Best Electric Guitars
| Top Lyricists | Music Magz | Top Venues

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