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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.
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1
127 66
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

2
64 62
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

3
63 67
Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Sex Pistols Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

4
63 68
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Kinks Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

5
65 71
The Clash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Clash Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

6
69 88
The Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

7
47 60
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
AmandaThomas2 added The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

8
44 58
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

9
52 71
The Police is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

10
42 57
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

11
37 50
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

12
38 53
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

13
31 43
Elvis Costello & The Attractio... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live

14
15 21
Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Sonic Youth Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

15
9 13
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
BenNicholson added Stereophonics Indie pop, Rock music, Post-Britpop

16
67 106
Queen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
68 108
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Led Zeppelin Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

18
32 52
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Yardbirds British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

19
30 49
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

20
36 59
Cream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

21
25 42
Traffic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Traffic Rock music, Folk rock, Jazz fusion

Low Cost Airlines in the USA

22
20 35
Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Richard Thompson Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

23
46 78
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

24
46 83
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Beatles Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

25
28 53
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

26
13 30
Scorpions With Uli Jon Roth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Dismalhead added Scorpions With Uli Jon Roth

27
31 61
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

28
14 32
UFO is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Dismalhead added UFO Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin

29
9 25
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
ciel.x.noir added Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

30
25 55
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
The Rolling Stones Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

31
27 59
Faces is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Faces/Rod Stewart Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

32
5 19
Pavement is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Pavement Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock

33
14 37
U2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

34
16 41
Yes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

35
15 40
INXS is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
INXS New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

The Best All-Round Gun Brands

36
11 33
Gang of Four is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Gang of Four New Wave, Dance-punk, Punk rock

37
12 35
Rockpile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Rockpile New Wave, Rock music, Rockabilly

38
7 25
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Pearl Jam

39
12 37
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

40
16 45
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

41
8 29
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
JawnNapier added Neil Young Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

42
9 32
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
27 added Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

43
14 45
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

44
17 54
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Non-American Bands You Wish You'd Seen Live
Oasis Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock