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Killer TV Performances.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by redfloatboat, May 3, 2021 at 4:42 AM.

  1. redfloatboat

    redfloatboat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    On a different thread, i just posted this amazing Thin Lizzy performance which was from a Rod Stewart TV special back in 1976, they tore the roof off the studios, imo. This little concert seems to of been forgotten unfortunately.
    I was really into Lizzy at the time and it was so joyous to see them play.

    What other great tv performances have happended over the years that perhaps most of us have never seen?
    Not whole concerts, maybe one to five songs.
     
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  2. redfloatboat

    redfloatboat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Back in the early nineties i was at home watching this live Aussie tv show. I wasn't a fan of KD Lang at the time, but after this song i became a massive fan of her voice. I loved Don McLean's version and was quite familiar with that at the time. I recall i was blown away by how great a singer she was.
    I've included the little interview before the song so you can realize how impromtu it was. The song starts around the 2.00 mark.
     
  3. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

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    This is the one. Neil and Old Black.

     
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  5. Nielsoe

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    Queen Live Aid and Prince Super Bowl halftime show.
     
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  6. fairaintfair

    fairaintfair I Buried Paul

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    King Crimson. Fridays. 1981. I recorded the performance on a VHS tape and re-watched it in slack jawed wonder sooo many times. To me it's the definitive version of the song

     
  7. guitarman1969

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    This needs no introduction - the squeal of feedback which almost makes Lulu faint tells you all you need to know!

     
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  9. Slack Babbath

    Slack Babbath Hit The North...

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    One of my all time fave Elton songs...
    Stellar performance and check the size of the drums !
     
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    I like this Danish TV performance from Lukas Graham. Especially the latter half (and when he borrows a cellphone around the 10 minute mark).



    and the (sports awards) show was a bit dreary to get through - so Lukas Graham lifted the mood considerably.
     
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  12. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Maybe everyone has seen this one, but one of my faves, Rosetta Tharpe, TV Gospel Time, early '60s:

     
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  13. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    This one was one of those ones which, when it surfaced, was evidence that confirmed all the legends: Parliament-Funkadelic, Say Brother, 1969

     
  14. RageRomano

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    One the best SNL performances of all time:

    Faith No More - Epic (1990)
     
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  16. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

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    This one is in a class by itself.

     
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  17. MikeM

    MikeM Senior Member

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    This was my immediate thought upon seeing the thread title, although "perhaps most of us have never seen" probably doesn't apply.

    I've pointed out before that many years ago Spin magazine did some sort of a list of the 100 greatest rock performances on TV.

    This one was nowhere to be found on their list — thus confirming my long-held view that Spin is perhaps the most worthless publication to ever grace a magazine stand.
     
  18. Kevin j

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  19. Johnny Rock N' Roll

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    Came to post:

    Pretty much any FNM live performance at all.
     
  20. piston broke

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    Dinosaur Jr on The Word.
     
  21. D_minor

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    Feist - 1234 (Later With Jools Holland)

     
  22. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

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  23. Slip_Kid

    Slip_Kid Well-Known Member

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    Stevie Wonder and Ray Parker Jr. CRUSHING “Superstition’ on Sesame Street. God I miss the 70’s...

     
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  24. Guitarded

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    Derek and the Dominos on the Johnny Cash Show
     
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  25. The Curator

    The Curator Forum Resident

    Of note:

    3. Echobelly "Natural Animal" - glorious melodic axe attack finishing with Debbie Smith and Glenn Johansson kissing, on Channel 4's The White Room.
    2. McAlmont & Butler "Yes" - a skinny Bernard Butler going a bit Pete-Townshend-on-speed on Later With Jools Holland.
    1. John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett "Really Free" - Old Grey Whistle Test 1977. A real "what just happened ?!" moment, even 40-odd years later.
     
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