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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.

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
67 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
32 54
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

21
30 51
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

22
25 44
Traffic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Folk rock, Jazz fusion

23
49 83
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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

26
15 34
UFO is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Dismalhead added Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

27
31 63
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

28
27 56
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

29
13 32
Scorpions With Uli Jon Roth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Dismalhead added Scorpions With Uli Jon Roth

30
9 27
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
ciel.x.noir added Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

31
15 38
U2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

32
14 37
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

33
27 61
Faces is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

34
16 42
Yes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

35
17 45
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

36
15 42
INXS is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

37
11 35
Gang of Four is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
New Wave, Dance-punk, Punk rock

38
12 37
Rockpile is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
New Wave, Rock music, Rockabilly

39
5 21
Pavement is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock

40
15 45
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

41
7 27
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Pearl Jam

42
8 31
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

43
9 34
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
27 added Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

44
18 56
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock