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

Ryan Carlquist
22.2k votes 881 voters 5.4k 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
201 256
The Rolling Stones 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?
The Rolling Stones Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

3
211 281
Paul McCartney 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?
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

4
149 192
Dolly Parton 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?
Dolly Parton Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

5
170 224
Journey 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?
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

6
193 260
Elton John 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?
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

7
194 268
Fleetwood Mac 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?
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

8
136 183
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
160 224
Barbra Streisand 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?
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

10
175 249
Aerosmith 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?
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
144 201
Tina Turner 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?
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

12
143 202
Cher 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?
Cher Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

13
136 193
Eric Clapton 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?
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

14
169 247
The Eagles 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?
The Eagles Rhythm and blues

15
141 203
Billy Joel 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?
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

16
143 207
Blondie 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?
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

17
121 175
Diana Ross 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?
Diana Ross

18
129 188
The Who 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?
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

19
92 129
Steve Miller Band 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?
Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

20
142 214
Metallica 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?
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
149 228
Red Hot Chili Peppers 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?
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

22
93 138
Bon Jovi 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?
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

23
137 212
Phil Collins 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?
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

24
131 203
Stevie Wonder 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 Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

25
105 160
Heart 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?
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

26
97 147
Willie Nelson 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?
Willie Nelson Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

27
113 174
Bruce Springsteen 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?
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

28
82 123
Electric Light Orchestra 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?
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

29
102 157
Carlos Santana 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?
Carlos Santana Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

30
128 202
Stevie Nicks 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?
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

31
84 129
Van Morrison 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?
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

32
106 167
ZZ Top 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?
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

33
106 167
Ozzy Osbourne 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?
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

34
82 131
Guns N' Roses 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?
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

35
114 188
Robert Plant 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?
Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

36
74 120
Dire Straits 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?
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

37
83 136
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

38
75 122
Paul Simon 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?
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

39
100 169
U2 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?
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

40
67 111
Def Leppard 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?
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

41
75 130
Bob Dylan 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?
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

42
71 124
Earth, Wind & Fire 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?
Earth, Wind & Fire Disco, Rock music, Black metal

43
63 110
Pat Benatar 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?
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

44
61 107
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

45
77 138
Neil Young 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?
Neil Young Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

46
73 131
The Cure 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?
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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

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70 129
Peter Gabriel 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?
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

49
53 99
Steely Dan 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?
Steely Dan Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

50
56 106
The Doobie Brothers 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?
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music