The Grammy-winning vocalist, who died Sunday at age 76, sings "We're In This Love Together" and the Beatles' "She's Leaving Home" in 2004.
The soulful jazz vocalist, who turns 80 today, sings her 1960 hit "Guess Who I Saw Today" and "I Was Telling Him About You" in this 1987 set.
The mandolinist and new host of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion turns 36 today. Hear him with Michael Daves and the Punch Brothers.
The L.A. band fronted by Exene Cervenka and featuring guitarist Billy Zoom premieres tunes from More Fun in the New World in this '83 set.
Scottish-born Aussie singer Bon Scott, who died on this day in 1980, leads the group on "Let There Be Rock" on their Highway to Hell tour.
Guitarist Tony Iommi, who turns 69 today, fires up Ozzy and the crew on versions of "Iron Man," "Snowblind" and "Paranoid" in this 1978 set.
The powerhouse saxophonist-composer, who turns 36 today, takes it to "The Next Step" in this 2016 set from Paste Studios in New York City.
Singer-songwriter and peace activist Yoko Ono turns 84 today. Hear her sing "Dream Love" and "Give Peace a Chance" on her '86 Starpeace tour.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who turns 45 today, fronts the pop punk group on "Chump," "Basket Case" and other tunes from Dookie.
Havana-born singer-percussionist-bandleader Machito joins "El Rey de los Timbales" Tito Puente on "Newport Jazz Latino 1978."
The idiosyncratic clarinetist sits in with the enigmatic pianist-composer on "Nutty" and "Blue Monk" at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.
The guitarist, who turns 56 today, plays "Hungry Like the Wolf" with Duran Duran and "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" with The Power Station.
The Piedmont blues guitarist-singer died on this day in 1996. Hear him perform solo and with duo partners Sonny Terry and Buddy Moss.
On this day in 1941, Duke Ellington recorded Billy Strayhorn's most famous composition. Hear him play it in New Orleans, 1970.
The great Chicago guitarist died on this day in 1981. Hear him with Electric Flag, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and his own groups.
From Don Henley's "Best Of My Love" to The Persuasions' "Pledging My Love" to Prince's "Baby, I Love You," this playlist will set the mood.
The British pianist-composer, who died on this day in 2011, premieres his 16-piece Burnished Brass ensemble at the '59 Newport Jazz Festival.
The dynamic soul singer was 43 when she reprised her 1966 Phil Spector-produced hit "River Deep - Mountain High" in this 1983 video.
The singer-songwriter, who was born on this day in 1947, casts a spell on his impassioned reading of "Wayfaring Stranger" in this 1968 set.
Maceo Parker, who turns 73 today, joins Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley on "Soul Power," "Cold Sweat" and "Gonna Have a Funky Good Time."
The singer-songwriter and humanitarian activist, who turns 67 today, performs "Red Rain," "Sledgehammer," "Biko" and "Come Talk To Me."
The guitarist picked up two awards last night for his Country for Old Men. See him perform tunes from his album What We Do in 1993.
The 83-year-old Louisiana bluesman won his first Grammy Award last night for Porcupine Meat. Hear him sing "Garbage Man" in 2014.
The late David Bowie was honored with five posthumous awards for Blackstar in last night's Grammy show. Hear him sing classics in 1987.
Ragtime pianist-composer Eubie Blake died on this day in 1983 at age 96. Hear him play his "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and "Charleston Rag."
The prog-rock guitarist, who turns 67 today, performs "Los Endos" with Genesis in 1976 and "Hackett to Bits" with the group GTR in 1986.
The pop singer-songwriter, who turns 55 today, plays tunes from her first country album, Feels Like Home, in this 2013 set from Nashville.
The neo-soul singer-songwriter, who turns 43 today, performs "Jonz in My Bonz," "Crusin'" and other tunes from his debut album Brown Sugar.
David Byrne leads the band on "Psycho Killer," "Once in a Lifetime" and other tunes from Remain in Light in this 1980 set from Canada.
The saxophonist and pianist are up for a Grammy Award for their recent duo album, Nearness. See them together in a '93 Newport video.
The musical Mayor of MacDougal Street, who died on this day in 2002, covers songs by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Kurt Weil in 1972.
The singer-pianist, who turns 80 today, performs her hit "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and Dylan's "Just Like a Woman' in 1972.
The singer-songwriter, born on this day in 1940, swings Jimi Hendrix's "Up From the Skies" and his "In the Name of Love" in a playlist.
The prolific singer-songwriter turns 75 today. Hear her perform her classics "Up On The Roof," "So Far Away" and "It's Too Late" in 1993.
The guitar hero sits in with the enigmatic trumpeter and his electric ensemble on the aptly-titled "Burn" in this '86 set from Giants Stadium.
The husband-wife duo of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley leads the Hoboken band on "Paul Is Dead" and others from Electr-O-Pura.
The Texas singer-songwriter, who turns 70 today, mixes roadhouse rockers and tunes from his striking Letter to Laredo in this 1996 set.
Big Al Anderson, Joey Spampinato, Terry Adams and Tom Ardolino are rockin' on "Green Lights," "Wacky Tobacky" and others from the '70s.
This playlist spans three decades, ranging from early classics like "Piano Man" and "The Ballad of Billy the Kid" to later hits like "Uptown Girl."
Organist Jimmy Smith, who died on this day in 2005, burns on Sonny Rollins' "Sunnymoon for Two" and his soul-jazz anthem "The Sermon."
Front-woman Luisa Black fronts the Jesus and Mary Chain-inspired trio on raw, distortion-laced tunes from Tiger Songs and Nom de Guerre.
The Boston-based singer-songwriter, who turns 76 today, performs his 1968 classic "No Regrets" and covers Joni Mitchell's "Urge for Going."
Guitarist-singer Midge Ure leads the London-based electro-pop pioneers on "Visions in Blue," "Reap the Wild Wind" and more from Quartet.
Michael Stipe leads the band on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedback" in 1998.
One of the most prominent names in the Great American Songbook died on this day in 1990. Hear his tunes interpreted in this playlist.
Ben Gibbard leads the Jet City group on "Long Division," "Cath..." and other tunes from Narrow Stairs in this 2008 set at Seattle's Studio X.
The guit-steel picker and country singer plays "My Wife Thinks You're Dead" and "My Baby Don't Dance to Nuthin' But Ernest Tubb" in 1992.
Band founder Dave Peverett, who died on this day in 2000, leads the British blues-rockers on "Fool for the City" and "Slow Ride" in a '76 set.