ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Some Great Live Music Videos on the Internet

Updated on April 10, 2017
LiveMusicLoverLyn profile image

Lyn grew up in a musical household and has a passion for popular music genres. Lyn has also studied Music at University in Britain.


Real live music, even when it is a recording has something very special, watching the guitarist reach for that tricky note, hearing the singer hold the tune, even at those difficult parts of the song and seeing how the band interact keep time and often how they are enjoying themselves. Enjoying the little live tweaks they add to enhance the performance. Often, even through the power of watching a recording the atmosphere can be felt and although at times the sound is treated to improve the recording there is something very special about viewing live performances.

I remember when lip-syncing started and how real musicians were particularly incensed when some “artists” began miming “live” to their music on television shows and even on stage. Indeed, sometimes it is the little idiosyncrasies of live performance that makes it so special. Here is a collection of some priceless live performance videos available to view for free on the internet.

Music Videos


Paul Carrick

Bruce Springsteen

Deep Purple

Fleur East

Slash and Myles Kennedy

How Long Paul Carrick Live at Wembley Arena, London 2004

Paul Carrick is a British soul singer who made his name with the group Mike and Mechanics from 1985 until 2004. Mike and the Mechanics was formed by Mike Rutherford of Genesis fame and their biggest hit to date was The Living Years written by Rutherford and B A Robinson and featuring Paul Carrack on lead vocals a role that he generally shared with Paul Young (Wherever I Lay My Hat). These days Paul leads his own band and I believe that Paul Carrack is hugely underrated as a ‘blue eyed soul’ performer.

How Long

Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen 1984

Bruce Springsteen needs no introduction and this is from that great album Born in the USA and according to this was recorded at St. Paul Civic Center in Minnesota in 1984 and Dancing in the Dark was voted single of the year in 1985.

Okay, so this is the official video, but it is a highly charged live performance nevertheless. Check out the young Bruce and the risqué camera shots.

“I have seen the future of rock and roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”

— Landau J (1974)

Dancing in the Dark

Child in Time Deep Purple 1970

Child in Time is from the 1970 album Deep Purple in Time and I found this gem in recent months. The line-up comprised of Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord and Paice and this video is particularly interesting because in this mark 2 line-up of Deep Purple the guys in the band and their audience look like students at a student gig. However, the talent just falls out of the screen as you watch and listen though. The vocal especially is superb. Check out the 1970's fashion, this video is an interesting social observation and I'm guessing that no-one in the audience was aware that they were watching a band perform live who were to become one of the worlds most influential bands.

Child in Time Deep Purple

Fleur East

Fleur East
Fleur East | Source

Uptown Funk Fleur East 2014

If you have not heard of Fleur East before, check out her other videos on Youtube, Fleur is an industry trouper and a really good live singer and you’ll hear more of her for sure. Fleur first came to mainstream attention in 2014 when she competed in the British X Factor finishing as runner up to Ben Haenow.

In this video she performs Bruno Mars' and Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, a track that she put her own mark on. Fleur also covered Jessie J's Bang Bang and Meghan Trainor's All About the Bass brilliantly, so check her out.

Fleur released her first solo album Love, Sax and Flashbacks in 2015.

Uptown Funk Fleur East

Sweet Child O' Mine Slash 2010

This is a live performance at Glastonbury 2010, I know there are many good Guns and Roses live versions of this track with the great Axel Rose on vocals, but there is so much good about this feel good version featuring Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy on vocals that I just have to share it here. Slash somehow seemed more humble at this Glastonbury gig and his musicianship really shone through.

Sweet Child O' Mine Slash


These are five random choices from my favorites and other files on that video sharing channel, chosen purely for the quality of the recording and the real live feel of the videos. Some are old and some newer, you may need to think outside of your usual musical choice, but they all represent quality and musicianship. I hope you cranked up the volume and enjoyed them.


© 2017 Lyn


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)