The baritone-voiced crooner was born on this day in 1923. Hear his mellow renditions of "Sophisticated Lady" and "Lush LIfe" in this '75 set.
The London power pop quartet performs "Suburban Coated Creatures," "Velvet Morning" and other dreamy tunes from Choreography.
James Brown, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and B.B. King are featured in this incredible 1989 concert.
The guitarist-singer and charter member of the Band turns 73 today. Hear them perform "Don't Do It," "The Weight" and "Ophelia" in 1976.
The '30s trumpet star died on this day 1983. Hear him perform big band faves like "Tuxedo Junction," "Caravan" and "Two O'Clock Jump."
This patriotic playlist includes 4th of July favorites by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, Billy Joel, Leo Kottke and the Grateful Dead.
The Brit singer and former frontman of The Babys turns 63 today. Hear him perform his hit song and other tunes from No Brakes in a '84 set.
The Austin honky-tonk band fronted by singer Mike Harmeier and featuring Catlin Rutherford's killer Tele licks plays Codfish Hollow Barn.
Guitarist-singer Mark Knopfler leads the British group on its first North American tour on the strength of their hit single "Sultans of Swing."
The late bass great, known for his deep, walking lines, died on this day in 2002. Hear him with the Oscar Peterson Trio from 1959-1965.
The great gospel singer, who died on this day in 1994, is joined by "father of black gospel music" Thomas A. Dorsey in this 1975 concert.
Guitarist Leslie West leads the group on their early '70s hits "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."
The innovative pianist turns 85 today. Hear him with his classic trio of drummer Vernel Fournier and bassist Israel Crosby at Newport '59.
Bassist-singer Greg Lake leads the cutting edge prog-rock band on "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "The Court of the Crimson King."
The late free jazz drumming icon was born on this day in 1933. Hear him with the John Coltrane Quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival '66.
The blues harp ace and former Muddy Waters sideman turns 80 today. Hear him play "Rocket 88," "Cotton Boogie" and "The Creeper" in 1973.
The American original plays downhome ditties like "Hillbilly Hula Gal" and "My Baby Don't Dance to Nothin' But Ernest Tubb" in this '92 set.
Debbie Harry, who turns 70 today, leads the punk/new wave band on revved up anthems "Dreaming," "One Way Or Another" and "X Offender."
Bassist-singer Lemmy (aka Ian Fraser Kilmister) leads the Brit head banging crew on "Back to the Funny Farm" and "Marching Off to War."
The Austin singer-songwriter performs his "Viper of Melody," "Fair Weather Blues" and "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" in this playlist.
The saxophonist-composer, who died on this day in 2001, blows with ferocious abandon on his "Afro-Centric" and "Isotope" in this 1975 set.
The "Mayor of McDougal Street," born on this day in 1936, plays Leonard Cohen's "Bird On a Wire" and Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now."
The electric bass pioneer, who turns 64 today, performs Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and his own anthemic "School Days."
Singer Erika Wennerstrom leads the Cincinnati-based band on "Parted Ways," "Got to Have Rock and Roll" and other tunes from Arrow in 2012.
The guitarist just received the Miles Davis Award from the Montreal Jazz Festival. Hear him play tunes from Kiss My Axe and The Infinite Desire.
The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1975, showcases his extraordinary voice on "Buzzin' Fly" and "The Dolphins" at Newport '68.
Celebrate the legendary Yes bassist, whose agile, contrapuntal style helped set the tone for the prog-rock movement, with this 1974 set.
The original jam band began its 50th anniversary reunion gigs this weekend. See them at Golden Gate Park in this 1991 concert video.
The Medeski, Martin & Wood keyboardist turns 50 today. See him with his colleagues on tunes by Mingus and Sun Ra in this 2005 video.
The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on jam band favorites "Dry Bones" and "Traveling Shoes" with his Family Band in this 2010 set.
The hit songwriter was born on this day 90 years ago. Hear his tunes performed by Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Marshall Crenshaw and others.
The Who bassist, dubbed Ox, died on this day in 2002. Hear him leading his own band on "Whisky Man" and "Boris the Spider" in 1975.
The Clash singer-songwriter-guitarist turns 60 today. See him with the group on "London Calling," "Train in Vain" and others in a 1980 video.
The master bassist and educator turns 78 today. Hear him with the Herbie Mann Quintet in 1967 and the Freddie Hubbard Quintet in 1974.
The alt-country musician (aka Jonny Fritz) performs "When a Ford Man Turns to Chevy" from Down on the Bikini Line in this 2010 video.
Singer-songwriter John McCauley will be doing a solo tour this summer. Meanwhile, see him with the Providence-based band in 2011.
The keyboardist and British mod pop star turns 72 today. Hear him sing his 1964 hit "Yeh Yeh" with Van Morrison in this 1989 concert.
The pioneering Brit heavy metal band plays "Children of the Damned," "Run to the Hills" and other tunes from The Number of the Beast.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum in NYC is observing the 100th anniversary of his first gig at age 15. See him reminisce in this doc.
It was six years ago today that Michael Jackson passed away. Celebrate his memory by hearing this 2002 performance at the Apollo Theatre.
The King of Zydeco was born on this day 90 years ago. Hear the Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas perform "Les Bon Temps Rouler."
The South Carolina singer leads his Hurricane Band on signature tunes like "Soul Searchin'," "Midnight Rodeo" and "If I Keep On Going Crazy."
Hear their evolution from London-based blues band in the late '60s to multi-platinum-selling pop act in the '70s and beyond in this playlist.
The fabled New York nightclub has showcased countless legends since opening in 1935. Hear Johnny Griffin and Nat Adderley there in 1981.
The Brit guitar hero turns 71 today. Hear him perform "You Shook Me" from Truth and "Constipated Duck" from Blow By Blow in this playlist.
The Canadian singer-songwriter performs "What I Saw," "No One But You" and others from Constant Companion in this intimate solo set.
The unorthodox trio led by singer-songwriter Annie Lynch performs "Like a Dog" and "Dirty Laundry" in this 2010 set from Decatur.
Brian Wilson, subject of the new film Love & Mercy, just turned 73. Hear him lead the group on all their classic songs in this 1980 concert.