10 best live versions of rock music classics


After months of deprivation of live music, people slowly began to return to pubs, theaters and arenas.

No one failed to pay double the acceptable amount for a pint – or to have half the contents of said pint splashed all over them for that matter – but the atmosphere of a live show was sorely needed.

If the thought of being crammed into a crowded space still fills you with some trepidation, however, you’ve probably been cautious and given up on the fun. Resisting the temptation to see your favorite band is to be commended in such circumstances. Whichever camp you sit down in, these musicians will help satisfy your desire for a good old sweaty rock concert.

Close your blinds, set up your best speakers, and order a few bottles of your favorite drink. This list has the best of the best and will give you that must-have raw, unfiltered live rock music solution.

All the shady camera framing aside, this performance cemented Joe Cocker as one of the great voices in music. Woodstock 1969 was infamous for its bad weather, poor planning, and overcrowding. But despite all the chaos, the event was marked by multiple performances that have become iconic moments in the history of music.

It is estimated that nearly half a million people attended the festival. Although the crowd slowly thinned as the festival was continually hampered by delays and thunderstorms, Joe Cocker still took the stage and performed a moving rendition of a Beatles classic.

Cocker’s electric charisma was unprecedented, he had one of the most unconventional stage characters in music. As if plugged into the mains, Cocker fidgeted and writhed like a man possessed by the holy spirit of rock n ‘roll. And indeed, his vocal performance was reminiscent of a preacher, instilling fear of entering their flock. In this case, however, Cocker was instilling the power of rock n ‘roll in his audience.

His erratic but captivating movements were matched only by his vocal abilities. There hasn’t been a voice like that for a long time.


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