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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to the BBC -

Queen's iconic performance at Live Aid in July 1985 has been named the world's greatest rock gig in an industry poll.
Jimi Hendrix's appearance at Woodstock in August 1969 came second, followed by the Sex Pistols' concert at Manchester Free Trade Hall in June 1976.

Radiohead's 1997 Glastonbury appearance is the most recent entry in the Top 10.

More than 60 artists, journalists and music industry executives contributed to the survey, featured in a Channel 4 special to be screened this week.

The judges lauded Queen's "show-stealing performance" at the Live Aid concert in Wembley Stadium, where singer Freddie Mercury had 75,000 people clapping in unison to Radio Ga-Ga.

The World's Greatest Gigs can be seen on Wednesday at 2305 GMT.

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