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

Ryan Carlquist
33.4k votes 1.4k voters 7.8k 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
299 262
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
221 386
Alice Cooper 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?
Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

3
313 560
Madonna 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

4
203 384
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
300 576
Paul McCartney 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

6
68 123
Aretha Franklin 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?
voting closed at #42 Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

7
73 142
Sting 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?
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

8
197 393
Blondie 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?
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

9
194 387
Eric Clapton 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

10
70 136
James Taylor 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?
Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

11
191 381
The Who 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?
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

12
148 294
Bruce Springsteen 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?
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

13
148 294
Ozzy Osbourne 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?
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

14
67 130
Depeche Mode 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?
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

15
147 292
ZZ Top 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, Boogie rock, Rock music

16
265 531
The Rolling Stones 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

17
225 450
The Eagles 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?
Rhythm and blues

18
105 207
Neil Young 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?
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

19
224 448
Aerosmith 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?
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

20
103 203
Bob Dylan 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?
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

21
181 361
Tina Turner 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?
Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

22
102 201
The Beach Boys 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

23
141 280
Carlos Santana 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?
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

24
180 359
Dolly Parton 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?
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

25
255 511
Elton John 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?
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock