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Mojo's Best Live Albums of All Time  

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List of the top live music albums of all time, as ranked by the editors of Mojo Magazine. This compiles the best live recorded albums ever released, with a focus on rock and roll music. Some of the celebrated live artists included are Frank Sinatra, Cream, The Velvet Underground, and Van Morrison.

The list was originally run in Mojo Magazine's 60th issue in November of 1998. It is listed in chronological order by the release date of the album (not the live performance itself, which in some cases was recorded well before.)

Significantly, no live albums from the 1980s were included in the list. Mojo jumps right from the mid-1970s to the release of Nirvana's "Unplugged in New York" in 1993.
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The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings
John Coltrane
3
Live At The Apollo Volume 1
James Brown, Released in 1962
4
Live At Harlem Square Club
Sam Cooke, Released in 1963
5
Live At The Star Club Hamburg
Jerry Lee Lewis, Released in 1964
6
B.B.King, Released in 1965
7
Live At The Plugged Nickel
Miles Davis, Released in 1965
8
Dream Letter
Tim Buckley, Released in 1968
9
MC5, Released in 1968
10
Live Cream Vol. 2
Cream, Released in 1968
11
Johnny Cash, Released in 1969
12
13
Live With Lou Reed
The Velvet Underground, Released in 1969
14
Get Your Ya Ya’s Out
The Rolling Stones, Released in 1969
15
The Who, Released in 1970
16
The Allman Brothers Band, Released in 1971
17
Rock of Ages
18
To Late To Stop Us Now
Van Morrison, Released in 1973
19
Live!
20
Stupidity
21
Unplugged In New York
Nirvana, Released in 1993