The 10 Best Classic Rock Live Bootlegs

Live Variety Of Greatness

These are some of the best classic live private recording made by fans and audiences. Some of these rare bootlegs are the only documents of the work of these rock legends – some even have not official recordings exist.

These in-concert materials are awesome and they are what we’re going to focus on this list – the ten best live bootlegs.

10) The Byrds: Live in Stockholm (1967)

Here we listen to The Byrds n Sweden for a 1967 radio session recorded excellently.


9) Cream: The Real One (1967)

This is definitely one of the best Cream recordings there is – the 1967 Grande Ballroom set.


8) The Animals: The Deluxe BBC Files (1964-’65)

The mini-set from the NME Poll Winners Concert in 1965. Hilton Valentine just showed how incredible he is on the guitar.


7) Pink Floyd: Star-Club Phyco (1967)

A September 1967 audience record with a loud, crunchy, aggressive sound as Syd Barrett fronting the band


6) The Kinks: Top of the Rocks (1970)

One of Kinks rare materials from the 1970 Fillmore West show.


5) Rolling Stones: Rocks Off (1973)

There are many Rolling Stones boots that were awesome, but nothing can top this off.


4) The Beatles: Live in Paris 1965

Live in Paris in June 1965, – one of their rarest, and shows how different they were in that era.


3) Jimi Hendrix: Live at the Los Angeles Forum 4-25-70

Hendrix doesn’t care about his bootleg recordings – all he cares about was him playing his ax, and that’s what he did.


2) Bob Dylan: A Nightly Ritual (1966)

Dylan’s famous May 1966 show at the Manchester Free Trade Hall, and one of the crowd called him Judas.


1) The Who: Toronto 1975

Keith Moon’s final North American show, and arguably one of his best.