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  1. Blues: A Salute to Stevie Ray Vaughan Blues A Salute to Stevie Ray Vaughan Capitol Theatre Sep 21, 1985 Blues: A Salute to Stevie Ray Vaughan Capitol Theatre | Sep 21, 1985 watch video

    The iconic Texas guitar slinger, who died tragically 25 years ago today, wails with Double Trouble in this exhilarating 1985 video.

  2. Rock: Chris Whitley Channels Jimi Rock Chris Whitley Channels Jimi Middle East Jun 15, 1995 Rock: Chris Whitley Channels Jimi Middle East | Jun 15, 1995

    The late guitarist-singer-songwriter, who would've turned 55 today, reveals a Hendrix influence on "Ultraglide" and others in this '95 set.

  3. Jazz: Leon Redbone's Tin Pan Alley Classics Jazz Leon Redbone's Tin Pan Alley Classics Camden County College May 13, 1976 Jazz: Leon Redbone's Tin Pan Alley Classics Camden County College | May 13, 1976

    The enigmatic troubadour plays "Shine On Harvest Moon" and other jazz and blues tunes from his album Champagne Charlie in this '76 set.

  4. Rock: Matisyahu's Daytrotter Session Rock Matisyahu's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jan 18, 2010 Rock: Matisyahu's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jan 18, 2010

    The American Hassidic Jewish reggae superstar (aka Matthew Paul Miller) performs "One Day," "Temple" and "Thunder" in this 2010 set.

  5. Rock: The King of Pop at The Apollo Rock The King of Pop at The Apollo Apollo Theatre Apr 24, 2002 Rock: The King of Pop at The Apollo Apollo Theatre | Apr 24, 2002

    Michael Jackson, who would've turned 57 today, performs "Dangerous" and "Black Or White" in this 2002 set from Harlem's Apollo Theatre.

  6. Jazz: Stan Kenton Orchestra at Newport '59 Jazz Stan Kenton Orchestra at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Stan Kenton Orchestra at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The pianist-composer-arranger leads his ensemble on signature tunes like the Latin-tinged "Artistry in Rhythm" and the swinging "Kingfish."

  7. Blues: Chris Smither at the Lenox Music Inn, '73 Blues Chris Smither at the Lenox Music Inn, '73 Lenox Music Inn Jul 28, 1973 Blues: Chris Smither at the Lenox Music Inn, '73 Lenox Music Inn | Jul 28, 1973

    The solo blues troubadour plays Elmore James' "Dust My Broom," Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" and his own "Love You Like a Man."

  8. Country: Happy Birthday, Shania Twain! Country Happy Birthday, Shania Twain! Texas Stadium Nov 14, 1999 Country: Happy Birthday, Shania Twain! Texas Stadium | Nov 14, 1999

    The singer, who turns 50 today, performs her hits "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" and "Rock This Country!" on her Come On Over tour of 1999.

  9. Rock: Remembering CBGB's Hilly Kristal Rock Remembering CBGB's Hilly Kristal Rock: Remembering CBGB's Hilly Kristal CBGB's Playlist

    Founder of the iconic NYC club died on this day in 2007. Hear several bands that he booked there, including Blondie and The Ramones.

  10. Rock: New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Rock New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Spectrum Apr 18, 1980 Rock: New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Spectrum | Apr 18, 1980

    Hear their lush harmonies on "In My Room" and "Good Vibrations" and their rocking good energy on "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Surfin' USA."

  11. Rock: Rush at Downsview Park, 2003 Rock Rush at Downsview Park, 2003 Downsview Park Jul 30, 2003 Rock: Rush at Downsview Park, 2003 Downsview Park | Jul 30, 2003

    Guitarist Alex Lifeson, who turns 62 today, ignites the band with his fiery fretboard work on classics like "YYZ," "Freewill" and "Dreamline."

  12. Jazz: Alice Coltrane In Memoriam Jazz Alice Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Alice Coltrane In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The gifted pianist-harpist, who was born on this day in 1937, joins her husband John in this transcendent performance from Newport '66.

  13. Rock: New Release: Jimmy Buffett's Islands Muse Rock New Release: Jimmy Buffett's Islands Muse Minneapolis Auditorium Jul 4, 1980 Rock: New Release: Jimmy Buffett's Islands Muse Minneapolis Auditorium | Jul 4, 1980

    The singer-songwriter performs his hits "Margaritaville," "Volcano" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" for an audience of Parrotheads in 1980.

  14. Jazz: Video: Branford Marsalis at Newport '99 Jazz Video: Branford Marsalis at Newport '99 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1999 Jazz: Video: Branford Marsalis at Newport '99 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1999 watch video

    The saxophonist-composer turns 55 today. Hear him with his ace quartet featuring Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

  15. Rock: New Release: Aerosmith at the Orpheum, '84 Rock New Release: Aerosmith at the Orpheum, '84 Orpheum Theatre Feb 14, 1984 Rock: New Release: Aerosmith at the Orpheum, '84 Orpheum Theatre | Feb 14, 1984

    Singer Steven Tyler leads the Boston-based band on their classics "Sweet Emotion," "Dream On" and "Walk This Way" in this hometown set.

  16. Jazz: Remembering Jimmy Rushing Jazz Remembering Jimmy Rushing Jazz: Remembering Jimmy Rushing Jimmy Rushing playlist

    The late blues shouter (aka Mr. Five By Five) was born on this day in 1901. Hear him sing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at '59 Newport.

  17. Country: Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82 Country Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82 Nashville Jul 24, 1982 Country: Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82 Nashville | Jul 24, 1982

    The country star and frequent "Hee Haw" guest performs his '70s hits "Don't Go City Girl on Me" and "If Love Was a Bottle of Wine."

  18. Jazz: The Roots of Pat Martino Jazz The Roots of Pat Martino Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1967 Jazz: The Roots of Pat Martino Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1967

    Guitar legend Pat Martino turns 71 today. Hear him as a 23-year-old rising star with John Handy at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

  19. Rock: Video: Elvis Costello at Woodstock '99 Rock Video: Elvis Costello at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 Rock: Video: Elvis Costello at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 25, 1999 watch video

    The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 61 today, plays acoustic versions of "Accidents Will Happen," "Veronica" and "Red Shoes."

  20. Country: Tele Master Jim Campilongo at the Fillmore Country Tele Master Jim Campilongo at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium Sep 21, 1996 Country: Tele Master Jim Campilongo at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium | Sep 21, 1996

    Stellar guit-picker plays "Harlem Nocturne" and "Sweet Dreams" with the Ten Gallon Cats, featuring Bay Area pedal steel hero Joe Goldmark.

  21. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Wayne Shorter! Jazz Happy Birthday, Wayne Shorter! Newport Jazz Festival Aug 9, 2008 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Wayne Shorter! Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 9, 2008 watch video

    The master saxophonist-composer turns 82 today. See him lead his quartet on music from Beyond the Sound Barrier at Newport 2008.

  22. Rock: Video: Kiss in New Jersey, '76 Rock Video: Kiss in New Jersey, '76 Roosevelt Stadium Jul 10, 1976 Rock: Video: Kiss in New Jersey, '76 Roosevelt Stadium | Jul 10, 1976 watch video

    Bassist-singer Gene Simmons, who turns 66 today, plays "Detroit Rock City" and "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" with the theatrical metal mavens.

  23. Indie: The Polyphonic Spree Rolls Deep Indie The Polyphonic Spree Rolls Deep Studio Paradiso Oct 17, 2012 Indie: The Polyphonic Spree Rolls Deep Studio Paradiso | Oct 17, 2012

    The psychedelic choral rock band from Dallas led by charismatic Tim DeLaughter performs "Into The Light" and "Bullseye" in this 2012 set.

  24. Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport '91 Blues Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport '91 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 17, 1991 Blues: Video: John Lee Hooker at Newport '91 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 17, 1991 watch video

    The Mississippi-born Boogie Man plays "Backstabbers," "Crawlin' Kingsnake" and is joined by disciple John Hammond on "Highway 13."

  25. Jazz: Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Jazz Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Jazz: Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Maynard Ferguson playlist

    The trumpet star covers Sonny Rollins' "Oleo," Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" in this playlist.

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  1. Rock: New Release: James Brown On the Goodfoot Rock New Release: James Brown On the Goodfoot Stars Ballroom Dec 17, 1977 Rock: New Release: James Brown On the Goodfoot Stars Ballroom | Dec 17, 1977

    The Godfather of Soul performs his classics "Soul Power," "Sex Machine," "Cold Sweat" and "Get Up Offa That Thing" in this 1977 set.

  2. Rock: Say It Ain't So, Pete Rose! Rock Say It Ain't So, Pete Rose! Rock: Say It Ain't So, Pete Rose! Pete Rose

    On this day in 1989, Charlie Hustle accepted a lifetime ban from baseball. You wanna bet they let him back in? Enjoy "The Gambler."

  3. Rock: Remembering Joe Strummer Rock Remembering Joe Strummer Bond International Casino Jun 8, 1981 Rock: Remembering Joe Strummer Bond International Casino | Jun 8, 1981

    The late vocalist, born on this day in 1952, sings "London Calling" and "Guns of Brixton" at the Clash's fabled Bond Casino show from 1981.

  4. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Basie Jazz A Birthday Salute to Basie Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Basie Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The Count, who was born on this day in 1904, pilots the Cadillac of big bands on "Back to the Apple," "The Deacon" and others at Newport '59.

  5. Rock: New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Rock New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Paradise Mar 6, 1981 Rock: New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Paradise | Mar 6, 1981

    The band from Dublin performs their singles "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" and "I Will Follow" along with other tunes from their debut album, Boy.

  6. Country: Happy Birthday, Kenny Rogers! Country Happy Birthday, Kenny Rogers! Aug 4, 1980 Country: Happy Birthday, Kenny Rogers! Aug 4, 1980

    The country star, who turns 67 today, performs some of his biggest hits, including "The Gambler" and "Coward of the County" in 1980.

  7. Indie: Video: Scissors for Lefty at Slim's Indie Video: Scissors for Lefty at Slim's Slim's Mar 1, 2007 Indie: Video: Scissors for Lefty at Slim's Slim's | Mar 1, 2007 watch video

    The San Francisco band performs "Lay Down Your Weapons," "Ghetto Ways" and other tunes from Underhanded Romance in this 2007 set.

  8. Rock: Robert Plant's Tribute to Arthur Lee Rock Robert Plant's Tribute to Arthur Lee Beacon Theatre Jun 23, 2006 Rock: Robert Plant's Tribute to Arthur Lee Beacon Theatre | Jun 23, 2006

    The former Led Zeppelin frontman, who turns 67 today, performs Love's "7 And 7 Is" and Zep's "Ramble On" in this 2006 benefit concert.

  9. Jazz: Thad Jones In Memoriam Jazz Thad Jones In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978 Jazz: Thad Jones In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga | Jul 2, 1978

    The trumpeter-composer-arranger, who died on this day in 1986, leads his dynamic big band on "The Little Pixie" and "A Child Is Born" in 1978.

  10. Indie: Video: The Civil Wars at SXSW, 2011 Indie Video: The Civil Wars at SXSW, 2011 Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2011 Indie: Video: The Civil Wars at SXSW, 2011 Stage On Sixth | Mar 16, 2011 watch video

    The duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White blend enchanting vocals on "Tip of My Tongue," "Forget Me Not" and tunes from Barton Hollow.

  11. Blues: New Release: Bonnie Raitt at Wesleyan, '72 Blues New Release: Bonnie Raitt at Wesleyan, '72 Wesleyan University Dec 1, 1972 Blues: New Release: Bonnie Raitt at Wesleyan, '72 Wesleyan University | Dec 1, 1972

    The guitarist-singer, who had just turned 23, performs The Stones' "Under My Thumb" and Stephen Stills' "Bluebird" in an unplugged set.

  12. Rock: John Hiatt at the Tower Theatre, '87 Rock John Hiatt at the Tower Theatre, '87 Tower Theater Aug 26, 1987 Rock: John Hiatt at the Tower Theatre, '87 Tower Theater | Aug 26, 1987

    The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 63 today, plays "Memphis in the Meantime," "Thing Called Love" and tunes from Bring the Family.

  13. Rock: A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Rock A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Rock: A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist

    Rock's first superstar drummer (subject of the film Beware of Mr. Baker) turns 76 today. Hear him with Cream and the Baker Gurvitz Army.

  14. Country: Doug Kershaw at Windham College, '73 Country Doug Kershaw at Windham College, '73 Windham College Feb 17, 1973 Country: Doug Kershaw at Windham College, '73 Windham College | Feb 17, 1973

    The Ragin' Cajun plays fiddle and sings his hit songs "Louisiana Man," "Diggy Diggy Lo" and "Cajun Joe" in this set from Putney, Vermont.

  15. Jazz: A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist Jazz A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist A Jimmy Rowles Playlist

    The late pianist-composer, born on this day in 1918, plays his classic "The Peacocks" and is heard with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Stan Getz.

  16. Rock: New Release: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Rock New Release: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz Jun 5, 1985 Rock: New Release: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz | Jun 5, 1985

    Guitarist Leslie West leads the heavy-duty rock band on "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."

  17. Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman at Newport 2005 Jazz Video: Joshua Redman at Newport 2005 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 2005 Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman at Newport 2005 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 2005 watch video

    The saxophone star leads his modern organ quartet on funky fare like "Shut Your Mouth," "Sweet Nasty" and other tunes from Momentum.

  18. Rock: Jimi Hendrix Closes Woodstock Rock Jimi Hendrix Closes Woodstock Berkeley Community Theatre May 30, 1970 Rock: Jimi Hendrix Closes Woodstock Berkeley Community Theatre | May 30, 1970

    The immortal guitarist was the finale to "3 Days of Peace & Music." Hear him play the closing tune "Villanova Junction" in this 1970 set.

  19. Blues: Freddie King at the Ash Grove Blues Freddie King at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970 Blues: Freddie King at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Aug 25, 1970

    Savor the stinging guitar work and gospel-holler vocals of the late Texas Cannonball on "That's Alright" and "Tore Down" in this 1970 set.

  20. Jazz: Willie 'The Lion' Smith in Virginia Jazz Willie 'The Lion' Smith in Virginia Hampton Jazz Festival Jun 27, 1968 Jazz: Willie 'The Lion' Smith in Virginia Hampton Jazz Festival | Jun 27, 1968

    The stride piano ace and raconteur performs "The Theme," "Nagasaki" and "Satin Doll" in this 1968 set from the Hampton Jazz Festival.

  21. Indie: Iron & Wine's Daytrotter Session Indie Iron & Wine's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jan 12, 2011 Indie: Iron & Wine's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jan 12, 2011 watch video

    The indie singer-songwriter (aka Sam Beam) performs "Godless Brother in Law" and other tunes from Kiss Each Other Clean in this 2012 set.

  22. Rock: New Release: Kenny Loggins in Austin Rock New Release: Kenny Loggins in Austin Frank Erwin Center Dec 12, 1982 Rock: New Release: Kenny Loggins in Austin Frank Erwin Center | Dec 12, 1982

    The singer-songwriter performs "Heart To Heart," "Don't Fight It," "I Gotta Try" and other tunes from High Adventure in this 1982 set.

  23. Rock: Little Richard's Boston Tea Party Rock Little Richard's Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party May 23, 1970 Rock: Little Richard's Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party | May 23, 1970

    One of the founding fathers of rock 'n roll performs his classics "Lucille," "Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Tutti Frutti" in this 1970 set.

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