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10 Most Iconic Live Music Performances Of All Time

'There is only one thing better than music, live music' - Jacek Andrzej Bukowski.

Live Aid

To quote the late, great Jimi Hendrix: ‘Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.’ The infinite power of music is almost unfathomable, and throughout the ages there have been so many defining moments that has shaped its legacy, from the release of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, to ‘the day the music died’ and the inauguration of MTV and the cultural phenomenon it would eventually become.

At its core, music has always been about the connection between the artist and the audience, and because of this the live music experience can become so iconic for several different reasons; they can be shaped by the current political climate or world events, they can be the comeback of a once iconic act or can simply be the debut of a legendary artist.

For one reason or another, the events within this article have had such incredible historical and cultural significance that they have remained in our collective consciousness throughout the ages, and will no doubt live long on in our memories.

Please join us as we count down the 10 most iconic live music performances of all time…

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