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Killer TV Performances.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by redfloatboat, May 3, 2021.

  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.
  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

    Easton, MD
    This is the one. Neil and Old Black.

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  4. Spastica

    Spastica Run aground on the floor for you....

    Modesto, CA
  5. Nielsoe

    Nielsoe Forum Resident

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

    fairaintfair I Buried Paul

    SF Bay Area
    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

    guitarman1969 Forum Resident

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

  8. Jem

    Jem Forum Resident

  9. Slack Babbath

    Slack Babbath Hit The North...

    North Yorkshire
    One of my all time fave Elton songs...
    Stellar performance and check the size of the drums !
  10. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Lancaster UK
  11. l-l-d

    l-l-d Forum Resident

    Denmark, Europe
    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:

  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

    RageRomano Idiot

    One the best SNL performances of all time:

    Faith No More - Epic (1990)
  15. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

  16. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Chicago, IL, US
    This one is in a class by itself.

  17. MikeM

    MikeM Senior Member

    Youngstown, Ohio
    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

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Seattle Area
  19. Johnny Rock N' Roll

    Johnny Rock N' Roll Forum Resident

    Came to post:

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

    piston broke Forum Resident

    Dinosaur Jr on The Word.
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  21. D_minor

    D_minor Senior Member

    Ontario, Canada
    Feist - 1234 (Later With Jools Holland)

  22. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
  23. Slip_Kid

    Slip_Kid Forum Resident

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

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  24. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

    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.
    Last edited: May 3, 2021
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