10 of the best live albums every rock fan needs to hear

The Rolling Stones' Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts perform in London's Hyde Park in 1969
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With few exceptions, rock’s best live albums were recorded in the pre-MTV days as a cheap way to give fans a taste of what they missed if they couldn’t get tickets or were busy puking up Boone’s Farm wine in the arena toilets.

Thanks to the albums, you can still visit those days with the help of a little imagination. This time, though, skip the screw-top wine and indulge in some of the best electric and acoustic guitar performances of all time.

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