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The 25 Greatest Gigs Ever

The Times has revealed its all time to 25 live shows, topped by The Who at Leeds University in 1970 followed by  Queen at Live Aid in 1985, James Brown at the Apollo in New York in 1962, David Bowie at the Rainbow Theatre, London, in 1972 and Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon in 1979. The 25 Greatest Gigs Ever also features Bob Marley at the Lyceum in London (1975) at number 6, Nirvana at Sony Music Studios in New York (1993) at Number 7, Blur at Glastonbury (2009) at Number 8, The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park in 1969 at Number 9 and Radiohead at Glastonbury 1997 at Number 10, said to be Michael Eavis’s favourite ever show at the Festival and one of four performances from the iconic Somerset event which make the list – the others being Lady Gaga in 2009 (16) and Orbital in 1994 (22).

Other notable gigs include Led Zeppelin at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970 (11), The Sex Pistols’ 100 club show in 1976 (14), Elvis Presley on the Milton Berle Show in LA in 1956 (15), Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison in California in 1968 (20) and Patti Smith at CBGBs in  1975 (23).