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

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

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104 120
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

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107 131
Fleetwood Mac 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?
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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98 129
Elton John 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?
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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81 105
Madonna 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?
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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98 131
Aerosmith 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?
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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76 105
Barbra Streisand 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?
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

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71 98
Dolly Parton 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?
Dolly Parton Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

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The Eagles 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?
The Eagles Rhythm and blues

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

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Cher 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?
Cher Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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

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60 85
Diana Ross 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?
Diana Ross

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Journey 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?
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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Tina Turner 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?
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, 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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Robert Plant 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?
Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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82 130
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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75 120
Billy Joel 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?
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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

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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?
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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U2 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?
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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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

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66 106
The Who 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?
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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

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Heart 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?
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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65 107
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

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

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

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51 87
The Beach Boys 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?
The Beach Boys Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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44 76
Electric Light Orchestra 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?
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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59 102
Carlos Santana 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?
Carlos Santana Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

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41 71
Hall & Oates 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?
Hall & Oates Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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60 105
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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39 69
Sheryl Crow 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?
Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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51 90
Neil Young 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?
Neil Young Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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48 85
Aretha Franklin 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?
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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41 73
Chicago 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?
Chicago Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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43 77
Bon Jovi 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?
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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35 63
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

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39 71
Steve Miller Band 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?
Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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39 73
Cheap Trick 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?
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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

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50 93
Willie Nelson 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?
Willie Nelson Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

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40 76
Paul Simon 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?
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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42 80
Guns N' Roses 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?
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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44 85
Bob Dylan 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?
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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28 56
Elvis Costello 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?
Elvis Costello New Wave, Rock music, Pub rock

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41 80
The Cure 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 Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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41 80
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