'Saturday Night Live' Rocks: 25 Greatest Musical Performances

From Nirvana to Queen, we rank the 25 greatest musical performances in the history of 'Saturday Night Live'

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9. The Band: October 30th, 1976

Fellow Canadian Lorne Michaels wanted the Band on SNL in the run-up to their legendary farewell concert, the Last Waltz, and even offered them a hosting gig. "I told him we wouldn't want to host the show," recalled Robbie Robertson. "We weren't really that funny." Instead they became the first band to play four songs on SNL, closing with a rendition of "Georgia on My Mind." "And a few days after that," wrote drummer Levon Helm, "Jimmy Carter was elected president."

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