Wednesday Question: Most Iconic Live Show Ever?

Which gigs will stand the test of time and go down in the history books as the best live shows ever? Place your votes here!

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Rock always sounds great on record, but everyone knows its real home is on the stage.

Seeing a band you love perform live is one of life's great pleasures, and it's even better when you catch a performance that ends up in the history books.

Nirvana's unplugged MTV performance? Queen at Live Aid? The Sex Pistols' influential Manchester show? They're all events that have gone down in the history books as their most iconic live moments.

So this week we're calling upon the UG hive mind to answer the following question:

What are the most iconic live shows ever?

Make your nominations in the comments, and remember to up vote comments that you agree with. We'll stack up your votes and round them up in an epic top 10 list this Friday.

Remember that we'll need to find a clip of each show on YouTube, so voting for your cousin's band and their first show aged 14 where there was no camera man won't work.

We'll only include one performance from each band too, so if a band has been nominated twice, we'll have to opt for the one with the most votes.

With your help, we'll end up with the most authoritative top 10 live shows ever. It'll be a perfect video playlist to watch over the weekend!

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    Strummerboy Leo
    Marty McFly at that school dance in 1955. Gave us 'that new sound'
    People who win the gold medal it's always because they were either trolling or saying something stupid
    Jimi Hendrix @ Woodstock
    Agreed! As for My ownexperience, Iron Maiden's Maiden England tour was the best show I've ever seen so far. I saw Rush last night and they were incredible as usual. Foo Fightersput on a memorable show too.
    Would Beatles on Ed Sullivan count?
    I would say the beatles rooftop concert was more iconic. Thats just my opinion though.
    Metallica-Live in Seatle 1989
    Josh Reubenking
    Hell yeah! \m/ Metallica were at their best in 1989 if you ask me. Before they went mainstream and before Bob Cock came into the picture and changed their sound.
    Amazing show. I can only compare that show with GNR live at Ritz. Both are my favourite
    I would go for Zeppelin at Royal Albert Hall in 1970 (from 'DVD'). They were still raw and hungry then, before they went over the top with dragon suits and coke binges...
    Alice in Chains unplugged
    Yeah, gotta go with this. I can't really pick one live performance because different bands capture different emotions live, even from show to show, but this is one of my all-time favorites.
    Most iconic show - the very first gig you get your parents to drive you and your mates to when you're 14 years old.
    Pink Floyd - ANYWHERE ANYTIME!!
    Pink Floyd live at pompeii? Or their gig at Live 8, where the sign on the stage-screen changed to: "No more excuses" when they entered the stage. Also, I love the fact that the picture up in the article is actually Pink Floyd.
    Queen - Live Aid Led Zeppelin - Song Remains The Same Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock
    Song Remains the Same, by Zep's own admission, was not one of their better shows. Page even admits to be slightly embarrased that they used that performance for the film. If you wanna nominate some Zep, try picking from the vastly superior Zeppelin DVD shows: Royal Albert Hall-1970 or Madison Square Garden-1973
    you do realise that song remains the same IS madison square garden 1973. (the songs are not the same in sng and led zeppelin DVD but its the same performance)
    Song Remains The same is a collaboration of footage collected from 3 shows at MSG