Twenty Memorable Musical Debuts On Saturday Night Live

Sturgill Simpson, who just played for the aboriginal time on a contempo adventure of Saturday Night Live, abutting a admirable account of recording artists who accept been agreeable guests on the long-running show.

Perhaps the a lot of memorable agreeable achievement came during just the additional actualization ever, hosted by Paul Simon on October 18, 1975. Art Garfunkel fabricated a abruptness appearance, and he reunited with his continued time music accomplice Simon for a agitating arrangement of their hit The Boxer.

Since afresh hundreds of top name musicians accept performed on SNL, including abounding who accept fabricated as abounding as a bisected dozen appearances. Here are twenty of the best debuts as able-bodied as the date.

John Prine

The affecting folk singer-songwriter played on the actualization on October 16, 1976.

Elvis Costello

This achievement provided a bit of altercation on December 17, 1977, if Costello and the Attractions played their hit Radio Radio adjoin the wishes of those in charge.

Bob Dylan

The approaching Nobel Prize champ was traveling through a religious transformation if he sang Serve Somebody on October 20, 1979.

David Bowie

After the success of Fame, which hit amount one two years before, Bowie was at a bartering aiguille if he took the SNL date on December 15, 1979.

Elton John

Sir Elton sat at his piano on April 17, 1982, added than a decade back his aboriginal individual Your Song hit the Top Ten.


Freddie Mercury and his accumulation were at the aiguille of their success on September 25, 1982, if Another One Bites The Dust was ubiquitous.


It was on November 20, 1982 if Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford brought their bandage on date to sing Tempted.

Joe Jackson

The above New Wave artisan had afflicted agreeable administration already afresh if he performed on April 12, 1986.

Neil Young

Surprisingly, Young fabricated his admission on September 30, 1989, added than two decades afterwards his success with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

World Party

Only a few years afterwards abrogation the Waterboys, Karl Wallinger took his new bandage to a civic admirers on November 10, 1990.


The Smiths never did arise on SNL, but their foreground man as a abandoned artisan debuted on September 14, 1992.


Liam and Noel managed to stop their affectionate argument continued abundant to play on the set on October 4, 1997,


The approaching Grammy champ was acceptable a domiciliary name if he showed up on January 11, 1997.

The Strokes

Last Nite had aerial their admission anthology to the top of the bedrock archive on January 19, 2002, the night they were the show’s agreeable guests.

Franz Ferdinand

The quartet with the befuddled rhythms and abundant accents aboriginal played on October 22, 2005.

Death Cab For Cutie

Ben Gibbard had completed an anthology with his ancillary activity The Postal Service and by January 14, 2006 had reunited with Chris Walla and the blow of Death Cab.

The Shins

It was on January 13, 2007 if James Mercer and his bandage performed on civic arrangement television for the aboriginal time.


Brit Daniel and his pals had been authoritative another bedrock for about a decade if they assuredly appeared on the October 6, 2007 episode.


Fifteen years afore March 1, 2008 Jeff Tweedy had fabricated a name with Uncle Tupelo, but it was with this bandage that he aboriginal fabricated SNL.

My Morning Jacket

Jim James and his another Louisville accumulation performed initially on May 10, 2008.