By Major Artist

I’ve tried to provide links to the major artists from the different music genres featured on the Best Live Albums Blog together with a few of my personal favourites which aren’t as well known.

Abba – pop
AC/DC – hard rock
Aerosmith – hard rock
Alice Cooper – hard rock
Joan Armatrading – singer songwriter

Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bad Company
Be Bop Deluxe
The Band
Count Basie
The Beatles
Black Sabbath
Blue Oyster Cult
Tommy Bolin
Joe Bonamassa
David Bowie
James Brown
Dave Brubeck
Jeff Buckley
Burning Spear

Captain Beefheart
Eric Clapton

Climax Blues Band
Joe Cocker
Leonard Cohen
Albert Collins

John Coltrane – jazz
Sam Cooke
Elvis Costello
Crosby Stills & Nash
Crowded House

Deaf School
Deep Purple

Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Dire Straits
Eric Dolphy
Dr Feelgood
Dr John
Dream Theater
Bob Dylan

Earth Wind & Fire
Echo & The Bunnymen
Electric Light Orchestra
Duke Ellington

Joe Ely – country rock
Emerson Lake & Palmer

Bill Evans

Fairport Convention
Ella Fitzgerald

Fleetwood Mac
Peter Frampton
Aretha Franklin

Rory Gallagher
J Geils Band
Dizzy Gillespie
Govt Mule
Grand Funk Railroad
Grateful Dead
Al Green
Buddy Guy

George Harrison – classic rock
Jimi Hendrix – blues rock
Billie Holiday – jazz
John Lee Hooker – blues
Howlin’ Wolf – blues

Iron Maiden – hard rock

Joe Jackson – singer songwriter
The Jam
– punk rock
Jefferson Airplane – psychedelic rock
Jethro Tull – progressive rock
Billy Joel – singer songwriter
Elton John – classic rock
Janis Joplin – blues rock
Journey – AOR
Judas Priest – hard rock

Albert King – blues
BB King – blues
Kiss – hard rock

Led Zeppelin – hard rock
John Lennon – classic rock
Little Feat – southern rock
Nils Lofgren – classic rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd – southern rock

Bob Marley
John Martyn – singer songwriter
Dave Matthews
John Mayall – blues
Curtis Mayfield
Paul McCartney
Charles Mingus
Joni Mitchell
Gary Moore
Van Morrison

Ted Nugent

Charlie Parker
Graham Parker

Pink Floyd

Iggy Pop
Elvis Presley


Bonnie Raitt
Jess Roden
Paul Rodgers
The Rolling Stones
Roxy Music

Bob Seger
Southside Johnny
Bruce Springsteen
Status Quo

Talking Heads
Thin Lizzy

Uriah Heep

Van Der Graaf Generator

The Who
Johnny Winter – blues rock
Wishbone Ash

Neil Young

Frank Zappa

3 thoughts on “By Major Artist”


    Disc 2 of the Bob Weir anthology “Weir Here” is in fact a superb Grateful Dead live album, in all but name. It’s my favourite live Dead album but never makes any lists because it’s packaged as part 2 of the BW anthology. Check it out!

  2. Rod Stewart Absolutley Live is no where to be found on your site. I love your page I grew up a huge fan of live albums. Then I became interested in collecting live bootleg shows I have hundreds of shows.

    1. I’m glad you like the website.

      Absolutely Live is on here and has been since September 2015. Although I’ve got it in my collection and even bought the mp3s of the bonus tracks added to it when it was re-released, it’s not one of my favourite Rod Stewart albums. I keep hoping we’ll get a box set collecting live performances from around 1970 to 1975 when he’s backed by Ron, Ronnie, Ian and Kenny.
      It’s here

      I’m sad that bootlegs were ever needed. Some have been exceptional and gone on to be great official live albums too but you always take a big risk, even with those that are sourced from concerts broadcast on the radio.

      You’ve also alerted me to the fact that I’ve never updated my major artists page and, indeed, my more detail listing has also stopped working for some strange reason. I had to change hosts because the first one kept suspending my account for some strange reason and things have been funny since then.

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