The Greatest Live Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone magazine has once again compiled a list of the “50 Greatest Live Albums of All Time” and topping it this time out is James Brown’s Live at the Apollo from 1963. The rest of the Top 10 is:

2) At Fillmore East – Allman Brothers (1971)
3) At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash (1968)
4) Live at Leeds – The Who (1970)
5) Live at the Regal – B.B. King (1965)
6) Alive – KISS (1975)
7) Live/Dead – Grateful Dead (1969)
8) Kick Out the Jams – MC5 (1969)
9) The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall Concert” – Bob Dylan (1998)
10) MTV Unplugged in New York – Nirvana (1994)

Other notable classic rock acts to round out the list include:

11) Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads (1984)
13) At Budokan – Cheap Trick (1979)
17) Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! – The Rolling Stones (1970)
18) Jimi Plays Monterey – Jimi Hendrix (1986)
19) Europe ’72 – Grateful Dead (1972)
20) Live 1975-’85 – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (1986)
22) Rock of Ages – The Band (1972)
23) How the West Was Won – Led Zeppelin (2003)
26) Live Bullet – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (1976)
28) It’s Alive – Ramones (1979)
29) Roxy & Elsewhere – Frank Zappa and the Mothers (1974)
30) Metallic K.O. – Iggy & The Stooges (1976)
32) Made in Japan – Deep Purple (1972)
34) Live! – Bob Marley and the Wailers (1975)
37) Time Fades Away – Neil Young (1973)
38) 1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed – Velvet Underground (1974)
39) Miles of Aisles – Joni Mitchell (1974)
40) Live in Cook County Jail – B.B. King (1970)
41) Frampton Comes Alive – Peter Frampton (1976)
43) Arc-Weld – Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1991)
44) Under a Blood Red Sky – U2 (1983)
45) No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith – Motörhead (1981)
46) Live and Dangerous – Thin Lizzy (1978)
49) Waiting For Columbus – Little Feat (1978)