All Time Great Performers

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the most impressive thing I've seen in a long while was when I went to see Fleetwood Mac's final world tour. They're all old as fuck and overall, understandable a pale shadow of their former selves.

Somewhere in the middle of the set, they all fucked off for cocoa or coco-aine but Mick and a percussionist stayed on stage and absolutely jammed the fuck out of the joint. The guy is nearly 120 and he made me tired just watching the fucker. No amount of coke can make someone of that age do that.

Here's someone's video of the same tour a year earlier.


 

Broxi

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Janis Joplin


Another one who would give up a bit of her own soul to hit the notes she needed to hit.
 

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Frank Sinatra didn't do anything theatrical as a performer but girls went nuts for him.

They say he had a footlong cock.

Not sure if that played into that or not.
 
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Who are the greatest performers of all time and by this I don't mean simply people who wrote great music or songs, say like The Beatles... but people who encompass everything a performer and entertainer is, effortlessly dominated the stage and puts everything into it... ideally for me they should be able to play multiple instruments, while singing flawlessly while soaked to the skin in sweat from dancing like a loon.

You don't have to be a huge fan of their music (which some of them below I'm not) to see that there's something unique about them....

A few candidates I'd think are obvious and throw out there..

Michael Jackson


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Prince


Elvis Presley



James Brown

Saw MJ and his brothers at a concert in Massachusetts in the 1979/1980 time period. Great performer.
 
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Mick Jagger is the greatest rock performer ever. There is a reason the Stones have been the biggest live act in the word for the last half a century.



 

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Mick Jagger is the greatest rock performer ever. There is a reason the Stones have been the biggest live act in the word for the last half a century.



Jagger is another good one... musically I prefer The Beatles body of work to the Stones but Jagger was by far the superior performer to any of The Beatles.
 

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I think it was Dobyzhee that made a post about it a while back but a good shout from the current day for this category is Bruno Mars ... can't stand the wee midgets music for the most part but there's no denying he can put on a show.
 
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Scott Weiland- brilliant performer, one of my favourite frontmen of all time.



 
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End thread, please.

Motley Crue are a good shout as well as Metallica, Bob. Saw them both on one bill.
Motley Crue were great. I wasn't a huge fan but went along to a gig around '89 with a bunch of mates and was blown away. Saw Metallica around the same period, that was fucking nuts. Come to think of it, saw Alice Cooper the week before Motley, he was a great performer as well with all the theatrics and I was a much bigger fan of him than Motley, but Motley left a far greater impression.
 
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Steve Allen added to the atmosphere by spontaneously throwing Jerry Lee's piano bench back across the stage in front of the camera at 6:20. Allen would lampoon much of rock 'n roll all of his life, but he admired quality as he defined it. Being a piano player himself, this was one rocker he always had great appreciation for.

If only he hadn't married Myra...