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

Ryan Carlquist
34.1k votes 1.5k voters 8k 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. 

list ordered by

1
324 293
Paul Simon 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?
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

2
341 588
Madonna 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

3
231 431
Alice Cooper 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?
Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

4
219 411
Barbra Streisand 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?
Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

5
68 123
Aretha Franklin 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?
voting closed at #42 Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

6
105 205
Bob Dylan 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

7
104 203
The Beach Boys 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

8
307 614
Paul McCartney 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

9
109 214
Neil Young 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?
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

10
153 303
Bruce Springsteen 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?
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

11
149 295
ZZ Top 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?
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

12
182 362
Dolly Parton 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?
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

13
177 352
Annie Lennox 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?
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

14
71 138
James Taylor 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?
Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

15
270 542
The Rolling Stones 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

16
125 248
Electric Light Orchestra 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?
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

17
119 236
Van Morrison 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?
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

18
150 299
Ozzy Osbourne 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?
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

19
145 289
Carlos Santana 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?
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

20
177 354
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?
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

21
168 336
Stevie Wonder 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?
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

22
198 397
Blondie 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?
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

23
134 267
Heart 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

24
195 391
Eric Clapton 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

25
164 328
Phil Collins 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?
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music