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6 of the most iconic rock concerts beamed straight to your living room
Ever catch yourself buried deep in old concert footage and wishing you were born in a different era? We’ve got some great news for you.
Music Vault has released thousands of new video clips (13,409 to be precise) on their YouTube channel, a lot of which are full-length concerts from some of the most iconic legends to have ever graced the stage. If you weren’t lucky enough to be a part of some of the greatest eras of music, then turn back the hands of time and immerse yourself in the inspired sounds of the past.
To help you along, we’ve trawled through and hand-picked six videos that we think are a must-see for music fans everywhere. Our pleasure.
1. Elvis Costello
From pubs to sold out concerts, English legend Elvis Costello made a name for himself as an angry rebellious type who will always be remembered for his stunt on Saturday Night Live. Here’s a chance to relive the spectacle that was Woodstock 1999, where Costello blew the crowds away with the talent that saw him at the forefront of the 1970s new-wave.
2. Aretha Franklin
The Memphis-born Franklin quickly became the ‘Queen of Soul’ with her distinctive voice and stellar discography, best known for her commercial hit ‘Respect’. She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and here’s your chance to see exactly why with her full-length concert from Fillmore West in 1971.
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd
These guys epitomised Southern hard-rock, with memorable tracks including ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Free Bird’. They’ve even featured numerous times on video-game Rock Band, surely a truer testament to their success. Here’s a chance to see their Winterland gig of 1976.
The San Francisco rockers were a hit during the 1960s with their Latin infused music, led by Mexican maestro Carlos Santana, who as you might know went on to enjoy a rather successful solo career. Watch the band perform their ‘Let There Be Light’ concert from 1989.
5. Fleetwood Mac
Formed in London by both British and American musicians, Fleetwood Mac became one of the best-selling bands of all time with their blues-inspired pop-rock. The Grammy award-winning band recent embarked on a reunion tour, but here’s an opportunity to enjoy the group at their peak during their 1971 concert at Capitol Theatre.
One of the greatest rock bands from the land down under, Australians AC/DC went through three different lead singers throughout their journey to stardom. Here’s the band performing with Bon Scott at their Oakland Coliseum concert from 1979, one year before current singer Brian Johnson joined the band.