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  1. Jazz: A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Jazz A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Avery Fisher Hall Jul 1, 1975 Jazz: A Johnny Hartman Birthday Salute Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 1, 1975

    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.

  2. Rock: Happy Birthday, Ringo! Rock Happy Birthday, Ringo! Rosemont Theatre Aug 22, 2001 Rock: Happy Birthday, Ringo! Rosemont Theatre | Aug 22, 2001 watch video

    Mr. Starkey, who turns 75 today, leads his All-Starr Band on "Photograph," "Act Naturally" and "Yellow Submarine" in a 2001 set.

  3. Jazz: The Jazz Messengers at Newport '59 Jazz The Jazz Messengers at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: The Jazz Messengers at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    Art Blakey leads an early edition of the group featuring saxophonist Hank Mobley and trumpeter Lee Morgan on "Moanin'" and "M&M."

  4. Rock: Style Council at the Savoy, 1984 Rock Style Council at the Savoy, 1984 Savoy May 11, 1984 Rock: Style Council at the Savoy, 1984 Savoy | May 11, 1984

    Paul Weller and Mick Talbot lead the British band on hit singles "Speak Like a Child," "Money-Go-Round" and "My Ever Changing Moods."

  5. Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport '90 Jazz Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport '90 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1990 Jazz: Video: Joe Zawinul Syndicate at Newport '90 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1990 watch video

    The keyboardist-composer, who was born on this day in 1932, leads his dynamic electric ensemble on "Madagascar" and "Carnavalito."

  6. Indie: Weird Dreams at 2KHz, 2012 Indie Weird Dreams at 2KHz, 2012 2KHz Jun 12, 2012 Indie: Weird Dreams at 2KHz, 2012 2KHz | Jun 12, 2012

    The London power pop quartet performs "Suburban Coated Creatures," "Velvet Morning" and other dreamy tunes from Choreography.

  7. Rock: Video: The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Rock Video: The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Jul 6, 1989 Rock: Video: The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Jul 6, 1989 watch video

    James Brown, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and B.B. King are featured in this incredible 1989 concert.

  8. Rock: Happy Birthday, Robbie Robertson! Rock Happy Birthday, Robbie Robertson! Carter Barron Amphitheater Jul 17, 1976 Rock: Happy Birthday, Robbie Robertson! Carter Barron Amphitheater | Jul 17, 1976

    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.

  9. Jazz: Harry James at Newport '74 Jazz Harry James at Newport '74 Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 2, 1974 Jazz: Harry James at Newport '74 Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 2, 1974

    The '30s trumpet star died on this day 1983. Hear him perform big band faves like "Tuxedo Junction," "Caravan" and "Two O'Clock Jump."

  10. Featured: Have a Happy 4th! Featured Have a Happy 4th! Featured: Have a Happy 4th! A Patriotic Playlist

    This patriotic playlist includes 4th of July favorites by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, Billy Joel, Leo Kottke and the Grateful Dead.

  11. Rock: John Waite Is 'Missing You' Rock John Waite Is 'Missing You' Detroit Oct 22, 1984 Rock: John Waite Is 'Missing You' Detroit | Oct 22, 1984

    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.

  12. Country: Video: Mike and the Moonpies, 2011 Country Video: Mike and the Moonpies, 2011 Codfish Hollow Barn Apr 30, 2011 Country: Video: Mike and the Moonpies, 2011 Codfish Hollow Barn | Apr 30, 2011 watch video

    The Austin honky-tonk band fronted by singer Mike Harmeier and featuring Catlin Rutherford's killer Tele licks plays Codfish Hollow Barn.

  13. Rock: Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Rock Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Tower Theatre Mar 6, 1979 Rock: Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Tower Theatre | Mar 6, 1979

    Guitarist-singer Mark Knopfler leads the British group on its first North American tour on the strength of their hit single "Sultans of Swing."

  14. Jazz: Digging Ray Brown at Newport Jazz Digging Ray Brown at Newport Jazz: Digging Ray Brown at Newport Ray Brown Playlist

    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.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Marion Williams In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass Marion Williams In Memoriam Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: Marion Williams In Memoriam Carnegie Hall | Jun 28, 1975

    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.

  16. Rock: Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Rock Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz Jun 5, 1985 Rock: Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz | Jun 5, 1985

    Guitarist Leslie West leads the group on their early '70s hits "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."

  17. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Jazz A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Ahmad Jamal Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The innovative pianist turns 85 today. Hear him with his classic trio of drummer Vernel Fournier and bassist Israel Crosby at Newport '59.

  18. Rock: King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Rock King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West Dec 14, 1969 Rock: King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West | Dec 14, 1969

    Bassist-singer Greg Lake leads the cutting edge prog-rock band on "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "The Court of the Crimson King."

  19. Jazz: Remembering Rashied Ali Jazz Remembering Rashied Ali Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Remembering Rashied Ali Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    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.

  20. Blues: Happy Birthday, James Cotton! Blues Happy Birthday, James Cotton! SMU Feb 25, 1973 Blues: Happy Birthday, James Cotton! SMU | Feb 25, 1973

    The blues harp ace and former Muddy Waters sideman turns 80 today. Hear him play "Rocket 88," "Cotton Boogie" and "The Creeper" in 1973.

  21. Country: Junior Brown's Stinging Guit-Steel Country Junior Brown's Stinging Guit-Steel Camp Mather Sep 5, 1992 Country: Junior Brown's Stinging Guit-Steel Camp Mather | Sep 5, 1992

    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.

  22. Rock: Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Rock Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Convention Hall Jul 7, 1979 Rock: Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Convention Hall | Jul 7, 1979 watch video

    Debbie Harry, who turns 70 today, leads the punk/new wave band on revved up anthems "Dreaming," "One Way Or Another" and "X Offender."

  23. Rock: Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 Rock Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 L'amour Aug 10, 1983 Rock: Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 L'amour | Aug 10, 1983

    Bassist-singer Lemmy (aka Ian Fraser Kilmister) leads the Brit head banging crew on "Back to the Funny Farm" and "Marching Off to War."

  24. Country: Wayne 'The Train' Hancock at Daytrotter Country Wayne 'The Train' Hancock at Daytrotter Country: Wayne 'The Train' Hancock at Daytrotter Wayne Hancock playlist

    The Austin singer-songwriter performs his "Viper of Melody," "Fair Weather Blues" and "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" in this playlist.

  25. Jazz: Joe Henderson In Memoriam Jazz Joe Henderson In Memoriam Great American Music Hall Dec 19, 1975 Jazz: Joe Henderson In Memoriam Great American Music Hall | Dec 19, 1975

    The saxophonist-composer, who died on this day in 2001, blows with ferocious abandon on his "Afro-Centric" and "Isotope" in this 1975 set.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk's Folk-Blues Muse Folk & Bluegrass Dave Van Ronk's Folk-Blues Muse Windham College Dec 2, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk's Folk-Blues Muse Windham College | Dec 2, 1972

    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."

  2. Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Jazz Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2003 Jazz: Video: Stanley Clarke at Newport '03 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2003 watch video

    The electric bass pioneer, who turns 64 today, performs Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and his own anthemic "School Days."

  3. Indie: The Heartless Bastards' Daytrotter Session Indie The Heartless Bastards' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Mar 9, 2012 Indie: The Heartless Bastards' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Mar 9, 2012

    Singer Erika Wennerstrom leads the Cincinnati-based band on "Parted Ways," "Got to Have Rock and Roll" and other tunes from Arrow in 2012.

  4. Jazz: Al Di Meola at Tramps, 1997 Jazz Al Di Meola at Tramps, 1997 Tramps Oct 10, 1997 Jazz: Al Di Meola at Tramps, 1997 Tramps | Oct 10, 1997

    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.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Tim Buckley Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Tim Buckley Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Tim Buckley Newport Folk Festival | Jul 28, 1968

    The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1975, showcases his extraordinary voice on "Buzzin' Fly" and "The Dolphins" at Newport '68.

  6. Rock: R.I.P. Chris Squire Rock R.I.P. Chris Squire Boston Garden Dec 11, 1974 Rock: R.I.P. Chris Squire Boston Garden | Dec 11, 1974

    Celebrate the legendary Yes bassist, whose agile, contrapuntal style helped set the tone for the prog-rock movement, with this 1974 set.

  7. Rock: Fare Thee Well, Dead Rock Fare Thee Well, Dead Golden Gate Park Nov 3, 1991 Rock: Fare Thee Well, Dead Golden Gate Park | Nov 3, 1991 watch video

    The original jam band began its 50th anniversary reunion gigs this weekend. See them at Golden Gate Park in this 1991 concert video.

  8. Jazz: John Medeski Hits a Landmark Jazz John Medeski Hits a Landmark Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005 Jazz: John Medeski Hits a Landmark Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2005 watch 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.

  9. Indie: Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Indie Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Big Orange Studios Nov 22, 2010 Indie: Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Big Orange Studios | Nov 22, 2010

    The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on jam band favorites "Dry Bones" and "Traveling Shoes" with his Family Band in this 2010 set.

  10. Rock: A Tribute to Doc Pomus Rock A Tribute to Doc Pomus Rock: A Tribute to Doc Pomus Doc Pomus Playlist

    The hit songwriter was born on this day 90 years ago. Hear his tunes performed by Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Marshall Crenshaw and others.

  11. Rock: Remembering John Entwistle Rock Remembering John Entwistle Spectrum Mar 15, 1975 Rock: Remembering John Entwistle Spectrum | Mar 15, 1975

    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.

  12. Rock: Happy Birthday, Mick Jones! Rock Happy Birthday, Mick Jones! Capitol Theatre Mar 8, 1980 Rock: Happy Birthday, Mick Jones! Capitol Theatre | Mar 8, 1980 watch video

    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.

  13. Jazz: A Reggie Workman Birthday Playlist Jazz A Reggie Workman Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Reggie Workman Birthday Playlist Reggie Workman playlist

    The master bassist and educator turns 78 today. Hear him with the Herbie Mann Quintet in 1967 and the Freddie Hubbard Quintet in 1974.

  14. Country: Jonny Corndawg's Americana Tales Country Jonny Corndawg's Americana Tales Codfish Hollow Barn Jul 4, 2010 Country: Jonny Corndawg's Americana Tales Codfish Hollow Barn | Jul 4, 2010 watch video

    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.

  15. Indie: Video: Deer Tick at Old Lantern Barn Indie Video: Deer Tick at Old Lantern Barn Old Lantern Barn Aug 28, 2011 Indie: Video: Deer Tick at Old Lantern Barn Old Lantern Barn | Aug 28, 2011 watch video

    Singer-songwriter John McCauley will be doing a solo tour this summer. Meanwhile, see him with the Providence-based band in 2011.

  16. Rock: A Birthday Salute to Georgie Fame Rock A Birthday Salute to Georgie Fame Beacon Theatre Nov 30, 1989 Rock: A Birthday Salute to Georgie Fame Beacon Theatre | Nov 30, 1989

    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.

  17. Rock: Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Rock Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Palladium Jun 29, 1982 Rock: Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Palladium | Jun 29, 1982

    The pioneering Brit heavy metal band plays "Children of the Damned," "Run to the Hills" and other tunes from The Number of the Beast.

  18. Jazz: Video: Celebrating Satchmo Jazz Video: Celebrating Satchmo Newport Jazz Festival Feb 22, 1990 Jazz: Video: Celebrating Satchmo Newport Jazz Festival | Feb 22, 1990 watch video

    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.

  19. Rock: A Salute to the King of Pop Rock A Salute to the King of Pop Apollo Theatre Apr 24, 2002 Rock: A Salute to the King of Pop Apollo Theatre | Apr 24, 2002

    It was six years ago today that Michael Jackson passed away. Celebrate his memory by hearing this 2002 performance at the Apollo Theatre.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Clifton Chenier in New Orleans, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass Clifton Chenier in New Orleans, 1970 Beauregard Square Apr 23, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Clifton Chenier in New Orleans, 1970 Beauregard Square | Apr 23, 1970

    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."

  21. Country: Leon Everette in Knoxville, 1983 Country Leon Everette in Knoxville, 1983 Knoxville Coliseum Jan 21, 1983 Country: Leon Everette in Knoxville, 1983 Knoxville Coliseum | Jan 21, 1983

    The South Carolina singer leads his Hurricane Band on signature tunes like "Soul Searchin'," "Midnight Rodeo" and "If I Keep On Going Crazy."

  22. Rock: Fleetwood Mac Through the Years Rock Fleetwood Mac Through the Years Rock: Fleetwood Mac Through the Years Fleetwood Mac playlist

    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.

  23. Jazz: Village Vanguard Turns 80 Jazz Village Vanguard Turns 80 Jazz: Village Vanguard Turns 80 Village Vanguard playlist

    The fabled New York nightclub has showcased countless legends since opening in 1935. Hear Johnny Griffin and Nat Adderley there in 1981.

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