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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Live Album of the 1970s?

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March 28, 2014 5:45 PM ET
Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Live Album of the 1970s?
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It took a long time, but Kiss finally wound up on the cover of Rolling Stone this week, just in time for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The crazy Kiss saga would probably not have been possible without Alive!, their 1975 live record that finally broke the band across America. It was one of many incredible live albums from the decade. 

Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury

Now we have a question for you: What is the greatest live album of the 1970s? Feel free to go for an old standby like the Who's Live at Leeds or the Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East, a prog rock staple like Yessongs or Genesis Live, or just vote for Frampton Comes Alive. Vote for any live album you want as long as it hit shelves sometime in the 1970s. 

You can vote here in the comments, on faceboook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the hashtag #weekend rock. 

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