Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Gil Evans at Philharmonic Hall, 1973 Jazz Gil Evans at Philharmonic Hall, 1973 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Gil Evans at Philharmonic Hall, 1973 Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    The keyboardist-composer, who was born on this day in 1912, leads his 15-piece ensemble on "Blues in Orbit," "Zee Zee" and "Eleven."

  2. Rock: Steve Winwood with Traffic, 1970 Rock Steve Winwood with Traffic, 1970 Fillmore East Nov 18, 1970 Rock: Steve Winwood with Traffic, 1970 Fillmore East | Nov 18, 1970

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 69 today, leads the group on "Freedom Rider," "Every Mother's Son" and "Dear Mr. Fantasy" at the Fillmore East.

  3. Jazz: Jaco Joins Weather Report Jazz Jaco Joins Weather Report City Center Jun 30, 1976 Jazz: Jaco Joins Weather Report City Center | Jun 30, 1976

    Bass phenom Jaco Pastorius was with the group for just three months when they played this concert at New York's City Center in 1976.

  4. Rock: Ian Dury's New Wave Punk Rock Ian Dury's New Wave Punk Bottom Line May 2, 1978 Rock: Ian Dury's New Wave Punk Bottom Line | May 2, 1978

    The Upminster Kid, who was born on this day in 1942, leads the Blockheads on "Wake Up and Make Love to Me" in this '78 set from NYC.

  5. Jazz: Video: Harry Connick Jr. at Newport, 2004 Jazz Video: Harry Connick Jr. at Newport, 2004 Newport Jazz Festival Oct 12, 2004 Jazz: Video: Harry Connick Jr. at Newport, 2004 Newport Jazz Festival | Oct 12, 2004 watch video

    The popular singer-songwriter and talk show host sticks to an all-instrumental set, performing tunes from Other Hours with his quartet.

  6. Rock: A Burt Bacharach Birthday Playlist Rock A Burt Bacharach Birthday Playlist Rock: A Burt Bacharach Birthday Playlist

    The great American songsmith turns 89 today. Hear some of his tunes played by Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, The Tubes and others.

  7. Rock: Bob Marley's Rebel Music Rock Bob Marley's Rebel Music Music Hall Jun 8, 1978 Rock: Bob Marley's Rebel Music Music Hall | Jun 8, 1978

    The reggae pioneer died on this day in 1981. Hear him perform "Lively Up Yourself," "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get Up Stand Up" in this 1978 set.

  8. Jazz: Carla Bley at Amazingrace, 1978 Jazz Carla Bley at Amazingrace, 1978 Amazingrace Mar 23, 1978 Jazz: Carla Bley at Amazingrace, 1978 Amazingrace | Mar 23, 1978

    The pianist-composer-arranger turns 81 today. Hear her 10-piece ensemble play "Wrong Key Donkey," "Ida Lupino" and "Drinking Music."

  9. Rock: Remembering Butch Trucks Rock Remembering Butch Trucks Rock: Remembering Butch Trucks

    The late drummer would've turned 70 today. Hear him with the Allman Brothers Band; with Betts, Hall, Leavell & Trucks; and Warren Haynes.

  10. Jazz: A Salue to Irving Berlin Jazz A Salue to Irving Berlin Jazz: A Salue to Irving Berlin

    The prolific songwriter and key contributor to the Great American Songbook was born on this day in 1888. Hear his tunes interpreted.

  11. Rock: Happy Birthday, Bono! Rock Happy Birthday, Bono! Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Rock: Happy Birthday, Bono! Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    Watch the singer, who turns 57 today, lead U2 on "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" and the Beatles' "Help!" in 1986.

  12. Jazz: Remembering Mel Lewis Jazz Remembering Mel Lewis Great American Music Hall Feb 8, 1975 Jazz: Remembering Mel Lewis Great American Music Hall | Feb 8, 1975

    The great drummer, who was born on this day in 1929, swings the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on "Once Around" and others in 1975.

  13. Country: Maybelle Carter at Ash Grove, 1963 Country Maybelle Carter at Ash Grove, 1963 Ash Grove Apr 21, 1963 Country: Maybelle Carter at Ash Grove, 1963 Ash Grove | Apr 21, 1963

    The country music matriarch was born on this day in 1909. Hear her perform the Carter Family classics "Lulu Wall" and "Wildwood Flower."

  14. Rock: Dave Mason's Soulful Touch Rock Dave Mason's Soulful Touch San Diego Sports Arena Dec 20, 1975 Rock: Dave Mason's Soulful Touch San Diego Sports Arena | Dec 20, 1975

    The British singer-songwriter-guitarist, who turns 71 today, performs his classics "Feelin' Alright" and "Only You Know And I Know" in 1975.

  15. Rock: Video: The Sex Pistols at Winterland, 1978 Rock Video: The Sex Pistols at Winterland, 1978 Winterland Jan 14, 1978 Rock: Video: The Sex Pistols at Winterland, 1978 Winterland | Jan 14, 1978 watch video

    Snarling bassist Sid Vicious, who would've turned 60 today, provides the thumping low-end on "God Save the Queen" and "I'm a Lazy Sod."

  16. Jazz: John Scofield Trio at Newport Jazz John Scofield Trio at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: John Scofield Trio at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The guitar great performs tunes from his Blue Note debut, Meant to Be, with bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Bill Stewart in this 1993 set.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Together Again, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Together Again, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Together Again, 1975

    The two folk icons blend voices on "Never Let Me Go," "Water Is Wide" and "Mama, You Been On My Mind" on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour.

  18. Rock: Groovin' With Booker T. & The M.G.'s Rock Groovin' With Booker T. & The M.G.'s Bottom Line Jun 19, 1977 Rock: Groovin' With Booker T. & The M.G.'s Bottom Line | Jun 19, 1977

    The instrumental group led by organist Booker T. Jones reprises its 1960 hits "Green Onions" and "Time Is Tight" the Bottom Line, 1977.

  19. Jazz: Tania Maria's Stateside Debut Jazz Tania Maria's Stateside Debut Avery Fisher Hall Jul 5, 1975 Jazz: Tania Maria's Stateside Debut Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 5, 1975

    The dynamic Brazilian artist, who turns 69 today, showcases her piano chops and scatting prowess in this 1975 set from Avery Fisher Hall.

  20. Rock: Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium, 1990 Rock Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium, 1990 Yankee Stadium Jun 22, 1990 Rock: Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium, 1990 Yankee Stadium | Jun 22, 1990

    The Piano Man, who turns 68 today, performs "Allentown," "Angry Young Man," "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Only the Good Die Young."

  21. Rock: The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' Tour Rock The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' Tour Silverdome Nov 30, 1981 Rock: The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' Tour Silverdome | Nov 30, 1981

    The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band plays "Brown Sugar," "Tumblin' Dice" and a 12-minute version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in this 1981 set.

  22. Jazz: Keith Jarrett's In-The-Moment Masterpiece Jazz Keith Jarrett's In-The-Moment Masterpiece Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Keith Jarrett's In-The-Moment Masterpiece Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    The pianist-composer turns 72 today. Hear him explore a full range of expression on the keyboard in this purely improvised set from 1973.

  23. Blues: A Robert Johnson Playlist Blues A Robert Johnson Playlist Blues: A Robert Johnson Playlist

    The seminal blues figure was born on this day in 1911. Hear his tunes played by Cream, Keb' Mo', Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna and others.

  24. Jazz: Mary Lou Williams at Philharmonic Hall Jazz Mary Lou Williams at Philharmonic Hall Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Mary Lou Williams at Philharmonic Hall Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    The pianist-composer, who was born on this day in 1910, performs her tunes "Medi, No. 1" and "Blues for Timme" with her trio in this 1973 set.

  25. Rock: Video: Van Halen in Oakland, 1981 Rock Video: Van Halen in Oakland, 1981 Oakland Coliseum Stadium Jun 12, 1981 Rock: Video: Van Halen in Oakland, 1981 Oakland Coliseum Stadium | Jun 12, 1981 watch video

    Dutch-born drummer Alex Van Halen, who turns 64 today, fuels the band on "Hear About It Later," "So This is Love" and "Unchained."

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  1. Rock: Trombone Shorty & the Meters Bring da Fonk Rock Trombone Shorty & the Meters Bring da Fonk Rock: Trombone Shorty & the Meters Bring da Fonk

    Two generations of New Orleans funksters close out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival today. Hear them throw down in funky fashion.

  2. Country: Eddie Rabbit's Crossover Hits, 1981 Country Eddie Rabbit's Crossover Hits, 1981 Roxy Jan 31, 1981 Country: Eddie Rabbit's Crossover Hits, 1981 Roxy | Jan 31, 1981

    The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1998, plays "Drivin' My Life Away," "I Love a Rainy Night" and "Every Which Way But Loose."

  3. Jazz: Remembering Barney Kessel Jazz Remembering Barney Kessel Great American Music Hall Jun 28, 1975 Jazz: Remembering Barney Kessel Great American Music Hall | Jun 28, 1975

    The guitar great, who died on this day in 2004, joins partner Herb Ellis on swinging renditions of "Broadway" and "Seven Come Eleven."

  4. Rock: Bob Seger on His Home Turf Rock Bob Seger on His Home Turf Cobo Arena Mar 17, 2007 Rock: Bob Seger on His Home Turf Cobo Arena | Mar 17, 2007

    The rock 'n' roll lifer, who turns 72 today, sings "Against the Wind," "Hollywood Nights" and "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets" in Detroit, 2007.

  5. Jazz: A Shout Out to Stanley Cowell Jazz A Shout Out to Stanley Cowell Jazz: A Shout Out to Stanley Cowell

    The great pianist turns 76 today. Hear him with the Heath Brothers, the Max Roach Quintet and leading his own band in this birthday playlist.

  6. Rock: Angelique Kidjo Conjures the Spirit of Jimi Rock Angelique Kidjo Conjures the Spirit of Jimi Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Rock: Angelique Kidjo Conjures the Spirit of Jimi Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The African singer, who re-imagines Talking Heads' Remain in Light tonight at Carnegie Hall, plays Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" at Newport.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Simon Felice's Tender Tales Folk & Bluegrass Simon Felice's Tender Tales 2KHz May 29, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: Simon Felice's Tender Tales 2KHz | May 29, 2012

    The Catskills troubadour performs his intimate, heart-wrenching ballads "New York Times" and "Courtney Love" at 2KHz Studios.

  8. Country: Tammy Wynette In Memoriam Country Tammy Wynette In Memoriam Mar 13, 1982 Country: Tammy Wynette In Memoriam Mar 13, 1982

    The late Queen of Country was born on this day in 1942. Hear her sing her signature "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Stand By Your Man" in this '82 set.

  9. Rock: The Savage Glory of Black Sabbath Rock The Savage Glory of Black Sabbath Musikladen May 25, 1970 Rock: The Savage Glory of Black Sabbath Musikladen | May 25, 1970

    Ozzy Osbourne leads the heavy metal pioneers on "Paranoid," "Iron Man" and a cover of "Blue Suede Shoes" in this 1970 set from Germany.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Country Joe McDonald at the Fillmore East Folk & Bluegrass Country Joe McDonald at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass: Country Joe McDonald at the Fillmore East Fillmore East | Jun 27, 1971

    The political folkie delivers this infamous "Fish Cheer" and performs his "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" in this solo acoustic set from 1971.

  11. Rock: Surf's Up With Dick Dale Rock Surf's Up With Dick Dale Laguna Seca Raceway May 28, 1995 Rock: Surf's Up With Dick Dale Laguna Seca Raceway | May 28, 1995

    The King of Surf Guitar turns 80 today. Hear him play his signature 1962 single "Miserlou," "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and "Peter Gunn."

  12. Jazz: Ron Carter With the Miles Davis Quintet Jazz Ron Carter With the Miles Davis Quintet Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Ron Carter With the Miles Davis Quintet Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The great bassist, who turns 80 today, provides a formidable low-end presence on tunes like "Footprints" and "So What" at '67 Newport.

  13. Country: Randy Travis at Music Village USA Country Randy Travis at Music Village USA Music Village USA Jul 16, 1986 Country: Randy Travis at Music Village USA Music Village USA | Jul 16, 1986

    The country star, who turns 58 today, plays "Reasons I Cheat," "Diggin' Up Bones" and others from his debut album Storms of Life in 1986.

  14. Rock: Green Day at Woodstock, 1994 Rock Green Day at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994 Rock: Green Day at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    Bassist Mike Dirnt, who turns 45 today, joins Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool on "Welcome to Paradise" and other tunes from Dookie.

  15. Jazz: A Salute to John Lewis Jazz A Salute to John Lewis Jazz: A Salute to John Lewis

    The pianist-composer and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet was born on this day in 1920. Hear him perform solo and with the MJQ.

  16. Interviews: Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons Interviews Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons Oct 29, 1988 Interviews: Frankie Valli on the Four Seasons Oct 29, 1988

    The Jersey-born singer, who turns 83 today, talks about the formation of the popular group in 1960 and their many Top 40 hits.

  17. Rock: A Birthday Salute to James Brown Rock A Birthday Salute to James Brown Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 Rock: A Birthday Salute to James Brown Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1969

    The Godfather of Soul was born on this day in 1933. Hear him premiere "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud" at the 1969 Newport Jazzfest.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger at New England College, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass Pete Seeger at New England College, 1972 New England College Nov 22, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger at New England College, 1972 New England College | Nov 22, 1972

    The pioneering folkie and environmental activist, born on this day in 1919, sing "Garbage," a cautionary tale about the perils of pollution.

  19. Rock: Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Rock Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Record Plant Nov 16, 1975 Rock: Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Record Plant | Nov 16, 1975

    The prolific songwriter, who is being feted tonight in an all-star concert at Carnegie Hall, performs his "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" in 1975.

  20. Rock: Stevie Wonder Covers the Hits Rock Stevie Wonder Covers the Hits Rock: Stevie Wonder Covers the Hits

    Hear the prolific songwriter put his soulful touch on tunes by Bob Dylan, Billy Paul, Patsy Cline, Roberta Flack, The Temptations and John Lennon.

  21. Jazz: Sun Ra Travels the Spaceways Jazz Sun Ra Travels the Spaceways Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1973 Jazz: Sun Ra Travels the Spaceways Carnegie Hall | Jul 6, 1973

    The avant garde pioneer and innovative bandleader performs his classics "Astro Black" and "Space Is The Place" at Carnegie Hall, 1973.

  22. Country: The Gatlin Brothers in Memphis Country The Gatlin Brothers in Memphis Midsouth Coliseum Nov 3, 1982 Country: The Gatlin Brothers in Memphis Midsouth Coliseum | Nov 3, 1982

    Larry Gatlin, who turns 69 today, leads the vocal harmony group on their biggest hits, "Broken Lady" and "All the Gold in California" in 1982.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The late actor-singer-activist, who was born on this day in 1924, sings in Yiddish, Spanish, Ukranian and English at Newport Folk,1968.

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