Carlos Santana leads his powerhouse ensemble on "Spirits Dancing in the Flesh" and "Oye Como Va" in this Earthquake Relief benefit concert.
The punk-edged singer turns 60 today. Hear him perform his MTV hits "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding" and "Dancing With Myself" in this '84 set.
The late, great guitarist would've turned 68 today. Hear him lead his bands Montrose and Gamma and support Edgar Winter in this playlist.
The flugelhornist-composer, who turns 75 today, plays breakthrough pieces like "Chase the Clouds Away" and "Sunshower" in this '75 set.
The longtime musical director for the David Letterman show, who turns 66 today, hosts a blues party featuring Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor.
The pianist-composer with the acerbic wit turns 72 today. Hear him play "Davy the Fat Boy," "Political Science" and other pointed ditties.
The trumpeter-composer, who turns 70 today, performs with Horace Silver, the Brecker Brothers and Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth big band.
The Long Island hard rockers play their classics "Godzilla," "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Burnin' for You" in this 1981 concert from New Haven.
The stride piano master and raconteur performs his ebullient theme "Relaxin'" and his autobiographical "Music on My Mind" in this '68 set.
The Brit new wave star premieres "Fools in Love," "Is She Really Going Out With Him" and other tunes from his debut album, Look Sharp!
The alto saxophonist with the buttery tone was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play his timeless tune with Dave Brubeck in 1964.
MM&W bassist Chris Wood, who turns 46 today, joins brother Oliver on "Lovin' Arms," "Walk Away" and other tunes from Loaded in this '08 set.
Mr. Love Symbol leads the New Power Generation on ultra-funky fare like "The Sacrifice of Victor," "Come" and "Black MF in the House."
The elegant, swinging pianist, born on this day in 1912, pays tribute to Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington at the Great American Music Hall.
The irascible satirist, social commentator and prolific songwriter performs a series of mind-blowing solos on these instrumental tunes.
The great flatpicker joins an impromptu jam with fiddler Howdy Forrester, banjoist Bill Keith and others at the '68 Newport Folk Festival.
The innovative guitarist leads his potent quartet on "Phase Dance," "Bright Size Life," "Unity Village" and "Jaco" in this set from The Loft.
The pianist-singer-composer, who turns 61 today, performs his chart-topper "The Way It Is" and Dylan's "Girl From the North Country."
The country music pioneer, who passed on this day in 1992, performs his classic "Great Speckled Bird" with the Smoky Mountain Boys.
The Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter performs "You + Me + Alcohol," "I Was an Island" and more from ...Was Right All Along.
The late singer, who died on this day in 2006, scats a blue streak on "Four Brothers" and soothes on the ballad "Here's That Rainy Day."
Hear everyone from The Stones, The Who and Flo & Eddie to Dottie West, Betty Carter and Sheryl Crow spread joy in this playlist.
Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt, who turns 65 today, performs "Sanctuary" and other tunes from Freedom, No Compromise.
The late, great drummer-composer died on this day in 2011. Hear him playing with Mose Allison and the Keith Jarrett Quartet at Newport.
The New Orleans funk ambassador, who turns 75 today, plays "Iko, Iko," "Right Place, Wrong Time" and other faves in this '97 set.
Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl unveils his new band a year after the death of Kurt Cobain, premiering tunes from their self-titled debut.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter, who turns 68 today, revisits his James Gang tune "The Bomber" and premieres "Rocky Mountain Way."
The neo-psychedelic garage rockers perform "Dove" and other darkly compelling, distortion-laced tunes from Directions To See A Ghost.
The Argentine saxophonist-composer stretches out with his powerful ensemble on a 16-minute "Latino America" from Hasta Siempre.
The British troubadour performs "No One Knows Nothing Anymore," "Handyman Blues" and others from his Tooth & Nail in this solo set.
The blues-rocker died on this day in 2005. Hear a decided Hendrix influence on "Narcotic Prayer" and other tunes from his Din of Ecstasy.
The Piano Man, who plays Madison Square Garden this week, performs many of his classics and premieres tunes from River of Dreams.
The brilliant pianist with the driving left-handed basslines plays Charlie Parker's "Scrapple From the Apple" and "Sweet Lorraine" in this solo set.
The earthy singer and harmonica player performs her signature tunes "Ball and Chain," "Hound Dog" and "Rock Me Baby" at the Folk Fest.
Pops Staples leads his soul-folk family band, featuring daughter Mavis on lead vocals, on socially-conscious tunes like "For What It's Worth."
Former backup singer to Linda Ronstadt steps into the solo spotlight with "I Can't Hold On," "Home" and others from her self-titled debut.
The influential Brit pub-rocker turns 65 today. Hear him perform his classic "Howlin' Wind" and premiere tunes from Another Grey Area.
The organist and pioneering U.K. fusioneer leads his group on electrifying versions of "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Compared to What."
The guitarist-singer performs "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door" from his breakthrough album, Strong Persuader, in this 1987 concert.
The late singer-songwriter performs haunting renditions of "Grace" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from his one and only studio album.
The heavy metal juggernaut goes acoustic on versions of "Fade To Black," "Nothing Else Matters" and others in this Bridge School Benefit.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter and Orleans co-founder plays his hits "Still The One" and "Dance With Me" and covers "Compared To What."
Satchmo leads his all-star crew on "Now You Has Jazz," "Mack The Knife," "Sleepy Time Down South" and others in this invigorating set.
Native New Yorkers (Dion from the Bronx, Simon from Queens) recently dueted on the single "New York Is My Home." Hear each in concert.
The Canadian singer-songwriter, who turns 77 today, performs his "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" and tunes from Back Here On Earth.
The legendary R&B singer, who died on this day in 2006, performs her 1950 hit "Teardrops From My Eyes" in this '73 set from the Apollo.
The popular pianist-singer, who turns 51 today, performs "I Love Being Here With You," "All Or Nothing At All" and "Route 66" with her quartet.
The son of folk legend Woody Guthrie performs humorous monologues about the FBI and beach rules in California at the '68 Newport Folk Fest.