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Musicians The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live  

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List Rules Non-American bands and musicians only. Upvote those you wish you had gotten the opportunity to see live, back when they were at their prime.

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Throughout the course of music history, there have been bands that have had a meteoric rise which coincided with their fleeting fame. That said, music fans will forever be ruing the day didn't have a chance to see Queen with Freddie Mercury, and decided to blow off that Led Zeppelin tour because they'd be back in 1981. These blunders, seeing a band at its peak with their iconic lineup, will haunt fans of many rock bands. 

The thing about this list, is that we're only looking at bands from outside the U.S. Even though there are bands on here, like The Who and the Rolling Stones, that are still touring, it's indisputable that their best days have passed.

Vote for the group you wish you could have seen back in their heyday, and if you notice a group isn't on this list, feel free to add them, as long as they fit the criteria.

1
131 67
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

2
65 64
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

3
68 70
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

4
68 73
The Clash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

5
63 72
Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

6
74 88
The Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

7
47 59
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

8
48 62
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
AmandaThomas2 added New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

9
79 106
Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
39 50
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

11
53 74
The Police is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

12
42 59
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

13
39 55
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

14
31 45
Elvis Costello & The Attractio... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live

15
72 108
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

16
15 23
Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

17
9 14
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
BenNicholson added Indie pop, Rock music, Post-Britpop

18
38 59
Cream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

19
49 78
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

20
51 83
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

21
32 54
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

22
30 51
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

23
25 44
Traffic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Folk rock, Jazz fusion

24
20 38
Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

25
29 54
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music