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Readers’ Poll: The Greatest Live Cover Songs

Your picks include Jimi Hendrix’s “Star-Spangled Banner” and Nirvana’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”

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Beck played an amazing version of David Bowie's 1977 classic "Sound and Vision" last week, and it got us thinking about other great covers from concerts in the past. Often the best part of a show is seeing an artist sing an unexpected cover, whether it's Bruce Springsteen singing "Quarter to Three," Pearl Jam doing "Rockin' in the Free World" or the Rolling Stones covering Chuck Berry's "Carol." A great artist takes someone else's song and manages to transform it into something else entirely. We asked our readers to vote for their 10 favorite live covers. Here are the results.


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