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

Ryan Carlquist
19.8k votes 735 voters 4.7k 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

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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

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127 176
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

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Journey 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?
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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127 178
Tina Turner 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?
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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125 175
Dolly Parton 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?
Dolly Parton Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

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Blondie 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?
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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Fleetwood Mac 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?
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Annie Lennox 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?
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Diana Ross 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?
Diana Ross

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The Rolling Stones 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?
The Rolling Stones Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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Aerosmith 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?
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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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

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Paul McCartney 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?
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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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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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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The Who 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?
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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Red Hot Chili Peppers 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?
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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Phil Collins 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?
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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ZZ Top 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?
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Stevie Nicks 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?
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Willie Nelson 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?
Willie Nelson Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

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Bon Jovi 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?
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Steve Miller Band 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?
Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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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

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112 186
Billy Joel 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?
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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105 174
Eric Clapton 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?
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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Bruce Springsteen 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?
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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U2 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?
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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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

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58 97
Def Leppard 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?
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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69 117
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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Robert Plant 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?
Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Ozzy Osbourne 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?
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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65 113
Electric Light Orchestra 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?
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Heart 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?
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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The Beach Boys 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?
The Beach Boys Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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56 99
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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65 116
The Cure 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?
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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67 121
Van Morrison 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?
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Aretha Franklin 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?
voting closed at #42 Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Dire Straits 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?
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Paul Simon 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?
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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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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Cheap Trick 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?
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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Hall & Oates 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?
Hall & Oates Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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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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The Doobie Brothers 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?
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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53 105
Rod Stewart 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?
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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58 116
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