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White Mystery - Miss Alex and Francis Scott Key White crank up the garage rock in their December 18, 2010 set at Subterranean in Chicago.
Rogers Waters - "Comfortably Numb" from the performance of The Wall on September 20, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago.
Jimmy Buffett - Patrick Kane and the Stanley Cup guest on "Boat Drinks" on August 14, 2010 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.
Patti Smith - The punk poet appears on the early 1980s show Kids Are People, Too and sings "You Light Up My Life."
The Maybenauts - Singer Leilani Frey, bassist Ellie Maybe, drummer Emily Agustin and guitarist Vee Sonnets aka Space Panda play "Girlfight" on the Chicago cable dance show for kids of all ages, Chic-A-Go-Go!
The Wanton Looks - Bassist Traci Trouble, drummer Meg Thomas and guitarists Inga Olson and Susie Q play "Worse Side of Me" during a 2009 show at the Bottom Lounge.
The Whites Stripes and the Flaming Lips - The bands play "We're Going To Be Friends" and "Seven Nation Army" on December 31, 2003 at the Aragon Ballroom.
Ida Maria - The rocker from Norway covers The Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" at Lollapalooza on August 8, 2009 in Grant Park.
Green Day - The boys play a Shout/Chicago/I'll Be There/Stand By Me medley on July 13, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago.
Wilco - The local heroes play "Airline to Heaven" after being introduced by Barack Obama during Farm Aid's 20th anniversary concert on September 18, 2005 at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park.
Bruce Springsteen - "Reason to Believe," an acoustic number from the "Nebraska" album, is turned into an electric highlight of the Magic Tour on October 21, 2007 at the United Center.
Rolling Stones - The Bridges To Babylon Tour opened on a chilly September 23, 1997 at Soldier Field. Here's "19th Nervous Breakdown," which was the Web vote choice by the fans that night.
The Bangles - Here's "Going Down to Liverpool" from December 13, 1986 at Syria Mosque Arena in Pittsburgh. The song is from their first full-length album, "All Over the Place," released in 1984. It's a cover - written by Katrina and the Waves guitarist Kimberley Rew for his band. It references being unemployed. The UB40 it refers to is Unemployment Benefit form 40, a document in the 1980s issued to people in the UK claiming unemployment benefits.
Queen at Live Aid (part 1 and part 2) - Freddie Mercury seizes the moment as Queen steals the show at Live Aid on July 13, 1985 at London's Wembley Stadium. The 20-minute set is one of the greatest concert performances in history.
The Giants of Rock 'N' Roll - This is like watching a rock 'n' roll Mt. Rushmore come to life. From a 1989 concert in Rome, Italy, this jam features the remarkable lineup of Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, James Brown, B.B. King and Bo Diddley. The joy emanating from the stage is something to behold.