100 Greatest Live Rock Albums

  1. James Brown - Live At The Apollo
  2. The Who - Live At Leeds
  3. The Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis - Live At The Star Club
  5. Ray Charles - In Person
  6. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
  7. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
  8. The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya Ya's Out
  9. Bob Dylan - The Royal Albert Hall Concert
10. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
11. Sam Cooke - At Harlem Square Club
12. Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsies
13. KISS - Alive
14. The MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
15. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live
16. James Brown - Live At The Apollo Volume Two
17. The Grateful Dead - Live Dead
18. Donny Hathaway - Live
19. Etta James - Rocks The House!
20. Motorhead - No Sleep Til Hammersmith
21. Neil Young - Live Rust
22. Gene Chandler - Live At The Regal
23. Ike & Tina Turner - What You Hear Is What You Get: Live At Carnegie Hall
24. Otis Redding - Live In Europe
25. Elvis Presley - In Person At The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
26. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis Live
27. U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky
28. James Brown - Say It Live & Loud: Live In Dallas 8.26.68
29. Aretha Franklin - Live At Fillmore West
30. Ray Charles - At Newport
31. War - War Live
32. AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You've Got It
33. Solomon Burke - Soul Alive!
34. Lynyrd Skynryd - One More For The Road
35. Bob Dylan & The Band - Before The Flood
36. Sam Cooke - At The Copa
37. Johnny Cash - At San Quentin
38. The Yardbirds - Five Live Yardbirds
39. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
40. Queen - Live At Wembley '86
41. Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhodes - Tribute
42. Gil Scott-Heron - Small Talk At 125th & Lenox
43. The Beach Boys - In Concert (1974)
44. Cheap Trick - At Budokan
45. Jefferson Airplane - Bless Its Pointed Little Head
46. Rush - Exit-Stage Left
47. The Roots - The Roots Come Alive
48. Bob Marley - Babylon By Bus
49. James Brown - Pure Dynamite: Live At The Royal
50. Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
51. Simon & Garfunkel - Live In Central Park
52. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
53. Jerry Lee Lewis - The Greatest Live Show On Earth
54. Cream - Live Cream Vol. 1
55. The Temptations - Live
56. Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic
57. Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour
58. Parliament - Parliament Live/P-Funk Earth Tour
59. Thin Lizzy - Live & Dangerous
60. Robin Trower - Live
61. Derek & The Dominos - In Concert/Live At The Fillmore
62. The Meters - Uptown Rulers: The Meters Live On The Queen Mary
63. The Ventures - On Stage
64. Boogie Down Productions - Live Hardcore Worldwide
65. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
66. The Beach Boys - Concert (1964)
67. Elvis Presley - At Madison Square Garden
68. Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now
69. Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen
70. Foghat - Live
71. Marvin Gaye - Live At The London Palladium
72. Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
73. King Curtis - Live At Fillmore West
74. Lou Reed - Rock 'n' Roll Animal
75. Stevie Wonder -Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 Year Old Genius
76. Jeff Buckley - Live At L'Olympia
77. James Brown - Love, Power, Peace: Live At The Olympia, Paris, 1971.
78. Otis Redding - In Person At The Whisky A Go-Go
79. The O'Jays - Live In London
80. The Blues Brothers - A Briefcase Full Of Blues
81. The Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume 4
82. Erykah Badu - Live
83. Bob Seger - Live Bullet
84. The Everly Brothers - Reunion Concert
85. The Beatles - Live At The Hollywood Bowl
86. Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
87. Ike & Tina Turner - Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show
88. Commodores - Live
89. Dion & The Belmonts - Reunion At Madison Square Garden
90. The Velvet Underground - Live At Max's Kansas City
91. George Thorogood - Live
92. The Jacksons - Jacksons Live
93. Yes - Yessongs
94. James Brown - At Madison Square Garden
95. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends
96. Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East
97. Bruce Springsteen - Live In New York City
98. Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
99. Esther Phillips - Burnin'
100. Jimi Hendrix - Live At The Fillmore East
GREATEST LIVE/STUDIO COMBINATION ALBUMS:

  1. Cream - Wheels Of Fire
  2. James Brown - Sex Machine
  3. Elvis Presley - From Memphis To Vegas
  4. Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude
  5. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
  6. ZZ Top - Fandango
  7. The Allman Brothers - Eat A Peach
  8. Donna Summer - Live And More
  9. Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
10. Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
11. The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
12. Frank Zappa - Weasles Ripped My Flesh
13. Elvis Presley - Moody Blue
14. The Kinks - Everybody's In Show Biz
15. Heart - Greatest Hits/Live
16. Gil Scott-Heron - It's Your World
17. The Chambers Brothers - Love, Peace & Happiness
18. Canned Heat - Living the Blues
19. Chuck Berry - The London Sessions
20. Teddy Pendergrass - Teddy Live! Coast To Coast
GREATEST LIVE RADIO/TV PERFORMANCE ALBUMS:

  1. Elvis Presley - Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special
  2. Nirvana - Unplugged In New York City
  3. Led Zeppelin - The BBC Sessions
  4. Eric Clapton - Unplugged
  5. The Beatles - Live At The BBC
  6. Elvis Presley - Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite
  7. Cream - BBC Sessions
  8. Jay-Z - Unplugged
  9. Roy Orbison - A Black & White Night Live
10. David Bowie - Bowie At The Beeb
11. The Who - BBC Sessions
12. Elvis Presley - Louisiana Hayride (The Beginning Years 1954-1956)
13. Bob Marley - Talkin' Blues
14. Pat Travers - King Biscuit Flower Hour
15. Alicia Keys - Unplugged
16. The Supremes & The Temptations - TCB
17. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Radio One
18. The Jackson Five - Goin' Back To Indiana
19. Al Stewart - The Live Radio Concert
20. Foghat - King Biscuit Flower Hour
GREATEST MULTI-ARTIST LIVE ALBUMS:
(features multiple artists performing separately)

  1. Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix - Monterey International Pop Festival
  2. The Band - The Last Waltz
  3. Stax/Volt Revue - Volumes One & Two
  4. George Harrison - Concert For Bangladesh
  5. Saturday Night At The Uptown
  6. Fillmore: The Last Days
  7. Motor-Town Review: Volume 1; 1963
  8. The Great 1955 Shrine Concert (inc. Sam Cooke w/ The Soul Stirrers)
  9. The Isley Brothers - Live At Yankee Stadium
10. Funky Broadway: Live At The 5/4
11. Eric Clapton - Rainbow Concert
12. Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Live
GREATEST LIVE BOX SETS:
(3 albums or more)

  1. Monterey International Pop Festival
  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band - Live 1975-1985
  3. Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
  4. Woodstock
  5. Elvis Presley - A Golden Collection
  6. Wings - Wings Over America
  7. Metallica - Live Shit: Binge & Purge
  8. Wattstax: The Living Word - Vols. 1 & 2
  9. Eric Clapton - Crossroads Two: Live In The Seventies
10. Rush - Rush In Rio

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Last Updated: 2013-05-30
Newly added names are in Red

Criteria: These Live Albums are ranked by Popularity, Influence and Impact.