CBS News asked our readers to nominate the best performances of all time, with a particular emphasis on the long-running shows on TV.
The results of our poll were compiled by our team of historians and scholars.
The final list is presented below.
We also asked our listeners to nominate songs that they loved from their favorite artists, artists, bands or bands and musicians, and they came up with a winner for “Best Live Performance of the Last 100 Years.”
We asked our viewers to vote on the final list by entering their favorite song in the comments section below the video.
The final list was compiled by the history team at the Smithsonian Institute and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.