Bands / Musicians Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?  

Ryan Carlquist
19.5k votes 703 voters 4.5k views 107 items

List Rules Vote up the superstars you HAVE to see perform before you miss your chance; vote down the ones you'd rather pass on.

There's a certain energy associated with a live performance that just can't be replicated or synthesized by a single album. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that many music legends are getting a bit too old to continue to tour as vigorously as they once did, and there are only so many years left for fans to see them at their best. These industry trailblazers are found in every genre, from blues to jazz, rock and roll, pop, folk, hip hop, country, heavy metal - the list goes on.

People tend to put off going to live shows, assuming they'll have another opportunity to see superstar performances down the line. But as time goes on, more and more artists are announcing farewell tours or abruptly stopping altogether as they get older, which means time is running out for fans to experience these musical giants in person. According to the HUD, when you hit 55 you've officially earned your senior discount, so it's imperative to rush out to see these legends before an old folks home claims another victim. 

Here are some of the most legendary musicians and groups (with lead members over 55 years old) who are still gracing us with their musical presence - excluding those groups that have become shells of their former selves after losing members that most represented their sound.

Vote up the performers you're dying to see (before it's too late), and vote down those you wouldn't mind missing out on. 

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

2
136 189
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

3
124 172
Cher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Cher Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

4
125 174
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

5
123 171
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Dolly Parton Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

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130 182
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

7
138 195
Journey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

8
115 159
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

9
111 153
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Diana Ross

10
163 239
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

11
173 255
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

12
157 234
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
The Rolling Stones Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

13
156 236
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

14
149 225
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

21 Musicians Who Are (Supposedly) in the Illuminati

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141 222
The Eagles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
The Eagles Rhythm and blues

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120 190
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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129 207
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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119 193
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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101 163
The Who is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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112 184
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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95 155
ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

The Best Rock Vocalists

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68 108
Steve Miller Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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80 129
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Willie Nelson Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

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112 185
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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114 189
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

26
94 155
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

27
75 123
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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90 150
U2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

Musicians And Bands Who Don't Allow Phones At Their Shows

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103 173
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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85 146
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Carlos Santana Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

31
100 174
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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67 116
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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56 96
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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83 146
Heart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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70 123
The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
The Beach Boys Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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86 153
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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67 119
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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55 97
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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61 109
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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62 111
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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64 115
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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68 123
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

Musicians Who Went To Rehab

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60 110
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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52 95
REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
REO Speedwagon Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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57 105
Hall & Oates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Hall & Oates Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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58 107
Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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62 115
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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52 103
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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47 94
The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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57 114
Earth, Wind & Fire is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?
Earth, Wind & Fire Disco, Rock music, Black metal