Concert Vault
  1. Rock: A Bob Dylan Milestone Rock A Bob Dylan Milestone Tramps Jul 26, 1999 Rock: A Bob Dylan Milestone Tramps | Jul 26, 1999

    The profoundly influential singer-songwriter, who just released his 37th album, Fallen Angels, turns 75 today. Hear him in a 1999 set.

  2. Rock: The Everly Brothers Roll Out the Hits Rock The Everly Brothers Roll Out the Hits Fillmore West Aug 3, 1969 Rock: The Everly Brothers Roll Out the Hits Fillmore West | Aug 3, 1969

    Don and Phil Everly blend tight vocal harmonies on "Wake Up Little Susie," "Cathy's Clown" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" in this '69 set

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jeff Buckley Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Jeff Buckley Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jeff Buckley Gleneagles | Sep 3, 1994

    The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1997, performs "Grace," "Hallelujah" and "Lover, You Should've Come Over" in this '94 solo set.

  4. Rock: Papa John Creach Gets 'Filthy Funky' Rock Papa John Creach Gets 'Filthy Funky' Bottom Line Sep 20, 1977 Rock: Papa John Creach Gets 'Filthy Funky' Bottom Line | Sep 20, 1977

    The former violinist for Jefferson Airplane/Starship was born on this day in 1917. Hear him lead his own band on "Milk Train" and others in '77.

  5. Jazz: Ramsey Lewis' Crossover Appeal Jazz Ramsey Lewis' Crossover Appeal Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 Jazz: Ramsey Lewis' Crossover Appeal Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1975

    The pianist-synth pioneer turns 81 today. Hear him perform early pop-jazz fare like "Betcha By Golly Wow" and "Sun Goddess" in 1975.

  6. Country: Don Williams on the Mellow Side Country Don Williams on the Mellow Side Park West Nov 2, 1984 Country: Don Williams on the Mellow Side Park West | Nov 2, 1984

    The Country Music Hall of Famer, who turns 77 today, performs his "Atta Way to Go," "Miracles" and "Good Ole Boys Like Me" in a '84 set.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn at the Park West, '84 Folk & Bluegrass Bruce Cockburn at the Park West, '84 Park West Nov 2, 1984 Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn at the Park West, '84 Park West | Nov 2, 1984

    The Canadian singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, performs compelling pieces like "Nicaragua" and "If I Had a Rocket Launcher."

  8. Blues: John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre Blues John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 10, 1992 Blues: John Lee Hooker at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 10, 1992 watch video

    The Boogie Man is joined by guitarist Ry Cooder on "Serves Me Right to Suffer," "Hobo Blues" and "Crawlin' King Snake" in this 1992 set.

  9. Country: A Birthday Shout-Out to Hank Williams Jr. Country A Birthday Shout-Out to Hank Williams Jr. Hara Arena Sep 12, 1981 Country: A Birthday Shout-Out to Hank Williams Jr. Hara Arena | Sep 12, 1981

    The rowdy son of a country icon turns 67 today. Hear him play "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" and "The American Way" in this set from 1981.

  10. Jazz: A John Gilmore Playlist Jazz A John Gilmore Playlist Jazz: A John Gilmore Playlist A John Gilmore Playlist

    Hear the potent avant garde tenor saxophonist on sets with the George Russell Sextet in 1964 and with the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1973.

  11. Indie: Bonnie Prince Billy's Daytrotter Setssion Indie Bonnie Prince Billy's Daytrotter Setssion Daytrotter Studio Mar 15, 2010 Indie: Bonnie Prince Billy's Daytrotter Setssion Daytrotter Studio | Mar 15, 2010

    The rootsy "Appalachian post-punk solipsist" (aka Will Oldham) performs "Careless Love" and "Strange Form of Life" in this 2010 set.

  12. Rock: A "Twist And Shout" Playlist Rock A "Twist And Shout" Playlist Rock: A "Twist And Shout" Playlist A Twist And Shout" Playlist

    On this day in 1962 the Isley Brothers recorded their Latin-tinged hit song. Hear covers by The Who, Patti Smith, Springsteen and others.

  13. Jazz: Eric Gale In Memoriam Jazz Eric Gale In Memoriam Jazz: Eric Gale In Memoriam An Eric Gale Playlist

    The ubiquitous '70s session guitarist died on this day in 1994. Hear him with Grover Washington Jr. and the NYC funk-jazz band Stuff.

  14. Rock: Remembering Desmond Dekker Rock Remembering Desmond Dekker Tramps Feb 24, 1996 Rock: Remembering Desmond Dekker Tramps | Feb 24, 1996

    The ska-reggae pioneer died on this day in 2005. Hear him sing his 1968 rocksteady hit song "The Israelites" in this '96 set from Tramps.

  15. Jazz: Duke Ellington In Memoriam Jazz Duke Ellington In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959 Jazz: Duke Ellington In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1959

    The legendary pianist-composer-bandleader died on this day in 1974. Hear his orchestra romp through "Rockin' in Rhythm" at '59 Newport.

  16. Rock: "Get Back, Jo Jo!" Rock "Get Back, Jo Jo!" Rock: "Get Back, Jo Jo!" A "Get Back" Playlist

    On this day in 1969, the Beatles' single "Get Back" went #1 on the pop charts. Hear Paul McCartney, the Black Crowes and others play this hit.

  17. Jazz: Charles Earland, the Mighty Burner Jazz Charles Earland, the Mighty Burner Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Charles Earland, the Mighty Burner Carnegie Hall | Jul 1, 1974

    The Philly Hammond B-3 organist, who was born on this day in 1941, burns with his quintet on "Van Jay" from Leaving the Planet in a '74 set.

  18. Rock: Happy Birthday, Patti LaBelle! Rock Happy Birthday, Patti LaBelle! Rock: Happy Birthday, Patti LaBelle! Patti LaBelle Playlist

    The Philly soul singer, who turns 72 today, performs "You Are My Friend," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Lady Marmalade" in '84.

  19. Jazz: Remembering Joe Pass Jazz Remembering Joe Pass Great American Music Hall Nov 16, 1974 Jazz: Remembering Joe Pass Great American Music Hall | Nov 16, 1974

    The guitar great died on this day in 1994. Hear him play dazzling solo versions of "Giant Steps," "Lush Life" and "'Round Midnight" in 1974.

  20. Blues: NEW: T. Blade & The Fabulous Esquires Blues NEW: T. Blade & The Fabulous Esquires May 9, 1981 Blues: NEW: T. Blade & The Fabulous Esquires May 9, 1981

    Guitarist Steve (T. Blade) Berkowitz (now A&R/blues archivist at Sony/Legacy) leads the Boston band on a set of jump blues in 1981.

  21. Country: Shelly West Was Raised on Country Sunshine Country Shelly West Was Raised on Country Sunshine Exit Inn Mar 4, 1982 Country: Shelly West Was Raised on Country Sunshine Exit Inn | Mar 4, 1982

    The daughter of country star Dottie West turns 58 today. Hear her with partner David Frizzell on Roger Miller's "Husbands and Wives" in 1982.

  22. Rock: Jean-Luc Ponty Meets Jon Anderson Rock Jean-Luc Ponty Meets Jon Anderson Rock: Jean-Luc Ponty Meets Jon Anderson A Ponty/Anderson Playlist

    The French fusion violinist is currently on tour with the former Yes singer. Hear a playlist of their most potent tunes culled from the Vault.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jewel at Woodstock, '99 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Jewel at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jewel at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 25, 1999 watch video

    The platinum-selling singer-songwriter, who turns 42 today, performs tunes from her debut album Pieces of You and her followup Spirit.

  24. Rock: Happy Birthday, Bernie Taupin! Rock Happy Birthday, Bernie Taupin! Rock: Happy Birthday, Bernie Taupin! A Bernie Taupin Playlist

    Elton John's longtime songwriting partner turns 66 today. Hear his lyrics to favorites like "Tiny Dancer" and "Your Song" and in interview.

  25. Jazz: Sun Ra Arkestra at Carnegie Hall, '73 Jazz Sun Ra Arkestra at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1973 Jazz: Sun Ra Arkestra at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall | Jul 6, 1973

    Contrary to myth, the avant garde pioneer did not come from Saturn but instead was born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1914.

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  1. Jazz: A Salute to Fats Waller Jazz A Salute to Fats Waller Jazz: A Salute to Fats Waller Fats Waller Tribute

    The stride piano master and beloved jivester was born on this day in 1904. Hear Earl Hines, Helen Humes and others play his popular tunes.

  2. Rock: The Brothers Johnson Funk It Up Rock The Brothers Johnson Funk It Up Capitol Theatre Apr 25, 1980 Rock: The Brothers Johnson Funk It Up Capitol Theatre | Apr 25, 1980 watch video

    Bassist Louis Johnson, who died on this day in 2015, grooves on "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Get the Funk Out Ma Face" in 1980.

  3. Rock: NEW: Suzanne Fellini at Paradise Rock NEW: Suzanne Fellini at Paradise Paradise Jun 14, 1979 Rock: NEW: Suzanne Fellini at Paradise Paradise | Jun 14, 1979

    The one hit wonder performs her new wave anthem "Love on the Phone" and other tunes from her self-titled debut in this 1979 set from Boston.

  4. Jazz: NEW: Spring Street Stompers in Boston Jazz NEW: Spring Street Stompers in Boston Great Hall Feb 5, 1982 Jazz: NEW: Spring Street Stompers in Boston Great Hall | Feb 5, 1982

    The collegiate classic jazz band from the '50s plays "That's A Plenty" and "South Rampart Street Parade" in this reunion concert from 1982.

  5. Rock: The Bee Gees' Brotherly Harmonies Rock The Bee Gees' Brotherly Harmonies Los Angeles Forum Dec 20, 1976 Rock: The Bee Gees' Brotherly Harmonies Los Angeles Forum | Dec 20, 1976

    The Brothers Gibb (Barry, Maurice, Robin) blend on "I've Got to Get a Message to You," "Lonely Days" and "Run to Me" in this 1976 set.

  6. Jazz: NEW: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz NEW: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop Nov 25, 1975 Jazz: NEW: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop | Nov 25, 1975

    The former frontwoman for Bay Area hippie band Joy of Cooking gets jazzy on her "Changing Colors" and Illinois Jacquet's "Robin Nest" in '75.

  7. Rock: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Rock Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Central Park Jul 12, 1980 Rock: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Central Park | Jul 12, 1980

    The late singer was born on this day in 1944. Hear his distinctive gritty voice on "The Letter," "Feelin' Alright" and "Whiter Shade of Pale."

  8. Rock: Santana Rides Again Rock Santana Rides Again Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970 Rock: Santana Rides Again Tanglewood | Aug 18, 1970 watch video

    Carlos Santana reunited his Woodstock-era crew for the group's latest studio album, Santana IV. Hear them in a 1970 set from Tanglewood.

  9. Jazz: Cecil Taylor at Newport, '65 Jazz Cecil Taylor at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1965 Jazz: Cecil Taylor at Newport, '65 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1965

    The avant garde pianist-composer premieres pieces from Unit Structures with a quintet featuring saxophonist Jimmy Lyons.

  10. Rock: Video: Pete Townshend's 'Psychoderelict' Rock Video: Pete Townshend's 'Psychoderelict' Brooklyn Academy of Music Aug 7, 1993 Rock: Video: Pete Townshend's 'Psychoderelict' Brooklyn Academy of Music | Aug 7, 1993 watch video

    The Who's principal composer, who turns 71 today, plays tunes from his latest rock opera in a '93 set from the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

  11. Jazz: Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Jazz Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Bottom Line Nov 2, 1978 Jazz: Tom Scott at the Bottom LIne Bottom Line | Nov 2, 1978

    The L.A. saxophonist, who turns 68 today, plays Carole King's "Jazz Man" and tunes from his New York Connection in this 1978 set.

  12. Rock: ZZ Top: The Lil' Ole Band From Texas Rock ZZ Top: The Lil' Ole Band From Texas Capitol Theatre May 4, 1980 Rock: ZZ Top: The Lil' Ole Band From Texas Capitol Theatre | May 4, 1980

    Bassist-singer Dusty Hill, who turns 67 today, joins Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard on "Cheap Sunglasses," "TV Mama" and "Tush" in 1980.

  13. Rock: A Rick Wakeman Birthday Playlist Rock A Rick Wakeman Birthday Playlist Rock: A Rick Wakeman Birthday Playlist Rick Wakeman Birthday Playlist

    The prog-rock keyboardist turns 67 today. Hear him with Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and leading his own group in 1975.

  14. Jazz: The Incomparable Elvin Jones in Concert Jazz The Incomparable Elvin Jones in Concert Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Jazz: The Incomparable Elvin Jones in Concert Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 4, 1974

    The great drummer, who died on this day in 2004, leads his quintet on "Someone's Rocking My Jazz Boat" and "Three Card Molly" in 1974.

  15. Country: George Strait in the Big Apple Country George Strait in the Big Apple Lone Star Cafe Apr 28, 1984 Country: George Strait in the Big Apple Lone Star Cafe | Apr 28, 1984

    The neo-traditional country icon, who turns 64 today, performs "I Can't See Texas From Here" and "Honky Tonk Crazy" at NYC's Lone Star Cafe.

  16. Rock: The Vapors Ride the New Wave Rock The Vapors Ride the New Wave 15 Landowne Sep 11, 1980 Rock: The Vapors Ride the New Wave 15 Landowne | Sep 11, 1980

    The Brit one-hit wonders play their chart-topping "Turning Japanese" and other tunes from their debut album New Clear Days in 1980.

  17. Blues: Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Blues Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Tramps May 8, 1998 Blues: Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Tramps | May 8, 1998

    The Mississippi-born guitarist-singer, nicknamed the Oil Man, performs raw Delta numbers like "I'm Goin' Away, Baby" in a '98 set.

  18. Country: R.I.P. Guy Clark Country R.I.P. Guy Clark Country: R.I.P. Guy Clark A Guy Clark Playlist

    The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer died today at age 74. Hear him in a 2013 set along with covers of his popular tunes in this playlist.

  19. Jazz: Remembering Dewey Redman Jazz Remembering Dewey Redman Jazz: Remembering Dewey Redman A Dewey Redman Birthday Playlist

    The free jazz saxophonist, born on this day in 1931, plays with the Keith Jarrett Quartet in 1975 and leads his own quintet at '74 Newport.

  20. Blues: Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Blues Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Fillmore West Sep 18, 1969 Blues: Taj Mahal Gets Rootsy at the Fillmore Fillmore West | Sep 18, 1969

    The Harlem-born bluesman (aka Henry Saint Clair Fredericks), who turns 74 today, plays "Diving Duck Blues" and "Easy Rider" in 1969.

  21. Rock: NEW: Zebra Rocks Malibu Rock NEW: Zebra Rocks Malibu Malibu Night Club Dec 3, 1986 Rock: NEW: Zebra Rocks Malibu Malibu Night Club | Dec 3, 1986

    Guitarist-singer Randy Jackson leads the New Orleans band on "Bears" and "Who's Behind the Door?" at the Long Beach nightclub in a '86 set.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Jesse Winchester in Montreal, '76 Folk & Bluegrass Jesse Winchester in Montreal, '76 Studio Six Oct 13, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Jesse Winchester in Montreal, '76 Studio Six | Oct 13, 1976

    The late folk-rocker, born on this day in 1944, performs "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" and the talking blues pot anthem "Twigs and Seeds."

  23. Rock: Nine Inch Nails at Woodstock, '94 Rock Nine Inch Nails at Woodstock, '94 Woodstock 94 Aug 13, 1994 Rock: Nine Inch Nails at Woodstock, '94 Woodstock 94 | Aug 13, 1994 watch video

    Founder and principal songwriter Trent Reznor, who turns 51 today, leads the industrial rock band on tunes from Pretty Hate Machine.

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