Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: R.I.P. Al Jarreau Jazz R.I.P. Al Jarreau Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: R.I.P. Al Jarreau Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    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.

  2. Jazz: Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Jazz Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 Jazz: Nancy Wilson Charms Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1987 watch video

    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.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: A Chris Thile Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Chris Thile Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Chris Thile Birthday Playlist A Chris Thile Playlist

    The mandolinist and new host of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion turns 36 today. Hear him with Michael Daves and the Punch Brothers.

  4. Rock: X's Revved-Up Punk Appeal Rock X's Revved-Up Punk Appeal L'amour Nov 26, 1983 Rock: X's Revved-Up Punk Appeal L'amour | Nov 26, 1983

    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.

  5. Rock: Let There Be AC/DC Rock Let There Be AC/DC Towson State College Oct 16, 1979 Rock: Let There Be AC/DC Towson State College | Oct 16, 1979

    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.

  6. Rock: Black Sabbath's Savage Glory Rock Black Sabbath's Savage Glory Pittsburgh Civic Arena Sep 2, 1978 Rock: Black Sabbath's Savage Glory Pittsburgh Civic Arena | Sep 2, 1978

    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.

  7. Jazz: Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Jazz Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Paste Studios Feb 23, 2016 Jazz: Kamasi Washington Digs Deep Paste Studios | Feb 23, 2016

    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.

  8. Rock: Happy Birthday, Yoko! Rock Happy Birthday, Yoko! Hamburg, Germany Mar 12, 1986 Rock: Happy Birthday, Yoko! Hamburg, Germany | Mar 12, 1986

    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.

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

    Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who turns 45 today, fronts the pop punk group on "Chump," "Basket Case" and other tunes from Dookie.

  10. Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Jazz Machito Meets Tito Avery Fisher Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    Havana-born singer-percussionist-bandleader Machito joins "El Rey de los Timbales" Tito Puente on "Newport Jazz Latino 1978."

  11. Jazz: Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Jazz Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1963 Jazz: Thelonious Monk Meets Pee Wee Russell Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 4, 1963

    The idiosyncratic clarinetist sits in with the enigmatic pianist-composer on "Nutty" and "Blue Monk" at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.

  12. Rock: Andy Taylor's '80s Hits Rock Andy Taylor's '80s Hits Rock: Andy Taylor's '80s Hits An Andy Taylor Playlist

    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.

  13. Blues: A Brownie McGhee Memorial Playlist Blues A Brownie McGhee Memorial Playlist Blues: A Brownie McGhee Memorial Playlist Brownie McGhee playlist

    The Piedmont blues guitarist-singer died on this day in 1996. Hear him perform solo and with duo partners Sonny Terry and Buddy Moss.

  14. Jazz: Duke Takes the A Train Jazz Duke Takes the A Train Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Jazz: Duke Takes the A Train Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    On this day in 1941, Duke Ellington recorded Billy Strayhorn's most famous composition. Hear him play it in New Orleans, 1970.

  15. Blues: Mike Bloomfield In Memoriam Blues Mike Bloomfield In Memoriam Blues: Mike Bloomfield In Memoriam A Mike Bloomfield playlist

    The great Chicago guitarist died on this day in 1981. Hear him with Electric Flag, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and his own groups.

  16. Featured: Happy Valentine's Day! Featured Happy Valentine's Day! Featured: Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day playlist, 2017

    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.

  17. Jazz: Remembering George Shearing Jazz Remembering George Shearing Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: Remembering George Shearing Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The British pianist-composer, who died on this day in 2011, premieres his 16-piece Burnished Brass ensemble at the '59 Newport Jazz Festival.

  18. Rock: Tina Turner in Sweden Rock Tina Turner in Sweden Grona Lund May 13, 1983 Rock: Tina Turner in Sweden Grona Lund | May 13, 1983 watch video

    The dynamic soul singer was 43 when she reprised her 1966 Phil Spector-produced hit "River Deep - Mountain High" in this 1983 video.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Tim Buckley at the Newport Folk Festival Folk & Bluegrass Tim Buckley at the Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Tim Buckley at the Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival | Jul 28, 1968

    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.

  20. Rock: The JB Horns at Newport, 1992 Rock The JB Horns at Newport, 1992 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1992 Rock: The JB Horns at Newport, 1992 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1992 watch video

    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."

  21. Rock: Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock, 1994 Rock Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994 Rock: Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    The singer-songwriter and humanitarian activist, who turns 67 today, performs "Red Rain," "Sledgehammer," "Biko" and "Come Talk To Me."

  22. Jazz: John Scofield's Grammy Victories Jazz John Scofield's Grammy Victories Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: John Scofield's Grammy Victories Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    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.

  23. Blues: Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session Blues Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Apr 29, 2014 Blues: Bobby Rush's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Apr 29, 2014

    The 83-year-old Louisiana bluesman won his first Grammy Award last night for Porcupine Meat. Hear him sing "Garbage Man" in 2014.

  24. Rock: Bowie's Grammy Sweep Rock Bowie's Grammy Sweep Olympic Stadium Aug 30, 1987 Rock: Bowie's Grammy Sweep Olympic Stadium | Aug 30, 1987

    The late David Bowie was honored with five posthumous awards for Blackstar in last night's Grammy show. Hear him sing classics in 1987.

  25. Jazz: Just Wild About Eubie Jazz Just Wild About Eubie Jazz: Just Wild About Eubie Eubie Blake Playlist

    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."

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  1. Rock: Steve Hackett's Six-String Sizzle Rock Steve Hackett's Six-String Sizzle Rock: Steve Hackett's Six-String Sizzle Steve Hackett Playlist

    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.

  2. Country: Sheryl Crow's Country Debut Country Sheryl Crow's Country Debut Big Light Studio May 28, 2013 Country: Sheryl Crow's Country Debut Big Light Studio | May 28, 2013

    The pop singer-songwriter, who turns 55 today, plays tunes from her first country album, Feels Like Home, in this 2013 set from Nashville.

  3. Rock: D'Angelo at Tramps, 1995 Rock D'Angelo at Tramps, 1995 Tramps Aug 30, 1995 Rock: D'Angelo at Tramps, 1995 Tramps | Aug 30, 1995

    The neo-soul singer-songwriter, who turns 43 today, performs "Jonz in My Bonz," "Crusin'" and other tunes from his debut album Brown Sugar.

  4. Rock: Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Rock Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 Rock: Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Heatwave Festival | Aug 23, 1980

    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.

  5. Jazz: A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Jazz A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: A Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Reunion Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The saxophonist and pianist are up for a Grammy Award for their recent duo album, Nearness. See them together in a '93 Newport video.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass Dave Van Ronk In Memoriam Windham College Dec 2, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk In Memoriam Windham College | Dec 2, 1972

    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.

  7. Rock: Roberta Flack's Sultry Style Rock Roberta Flack's Sultry Style Springfield Civic Center Oct 1, 1972 Rock: Roberta Flack's Sultry Style Springfield Civic Center | Oct 1, 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.

  8. Jazz: The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Jazz The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Jazz: The Jazzy Side of Kenny Rankin Kenny Rankin Playlist

    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.

  9. Rock: A Carole King Milestone Rock A Carole King Milestone Eastman Theatre Sep 12, 1993 Rock: A Carole King Milestone Eastman Theatre | Sep 12, 1993

    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.

  10. Jazz: Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Jazz Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Jazz: Video: Carlos Santana Meets Miles Davis Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    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.

  11. Indie: Yo La Tengo at Tramps, 1995 Indie Yo La Tengo at Tramps, 1995 Tramps May 19, 1995 Indie: Yo La Tengo at Tramps, 1995 Tramps | May 19, 1995

    The husband-wife duo of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley leads the Hoboken band on "Paul Is Dead" and others from Electr-O-Pura.

  12. Country: Joe Ely's 'Letter to Laredo' Country Joe Ely's 'Letter to Laredo' Tramps Jun 20, 1996 Country: Joe Ely's 'Letter to Laredo' Tramps | Jun 20, 1996

    The Texas singer-songwriter, who turns 70 today, mixes roadhouse rockers and tunes from his striking Letter to Laredo in this 1996 set.

  13. Rock: The Best of NRBQ Rock The Best of NRBQ Rock: The Best of NRBQ The Best of NRBQ

    Big Al Anderson, Joey Spampinato, Terry Adams and Tom Ardolino are rockin' on "Green Lights," "Wacky Tobacky" and others from the '70s.

  14. Rock: The Best of Billy Joel Rock The Best of Billy Joel Rock: The Best of Billy Joel The Best Of Billy Joel

    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."

  15. Jazz: All Hail the B-3 King! Jazz All Hail the B-3 King! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Jazz: All Hail the B-3 King! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    Organist Jimmy Smith, who died on this day in 2005, burns on Sonny Rollins' "Sunnymoon for Two" and his soul-jazz anthem "The Sermon."

  16. Indie: Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Indie Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Great American Music Hall Feb 29, 2008 Indie: Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Great American Music Hall | Feb 29, 2008 watch video

    Front-woman Luisa Black fronts the Jesus and Mary Chain-inspired trio on raw, distortion-laced tunes from Tiger Songs and Nom de Guerre.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Tom Rush at Amazingrace, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass Tom Rush at Amazingrace, 1976 Amazingrace Jan 10, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Tom Rush at Amazingrace, 1976 Amazingrace | Jan 10, 1976

    The Boston-based singer-songwriter, who turns 76 today, performs his 1968 classic "No Regrets" and covers Joni Mitchell's "Urge for Going."

  18. Rock: Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Rock Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Westfahlenhalle Apr 15, 1983 Rock: Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Westfahlenhalle | Apr 15, 1983

    Guitarist-singer Midge Ure leads the London-based electro-pop pioneers on "Visions in Blue," "Reap the Wild Wind" and more from Quartet.

  19. Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Rock R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 17, 1998 Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 17, 1998 watch video

    Michael Stipe leads the band on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedback" in 1998.

  20. Jazz: A Salute to Jimmy Van Heusen Jazz A Salute to Jimmy Van Heusen Jazz: A Salute to Jimmy Van Heusen A Jimmy Van Heusen Playlist

    One of the most prominent names in the Great American Songbook died on this day in 1990. Hear his tunes interpreted in this playlist.

  21. Indie: Death Cab for Cutie on Home Turf Indie Death Cab for Cutie on Home Turf Studio X Seattle Apr 28, 2008 Indie: Death Cab for Cutie on Home Turf Studio X Seattle | Apr 28, 2008

    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.

  22. Country: Junior Brown's Honky Tonk Tales Country Junior Brown's Honky Tonk Tales Camp Mather Sep 5, 1992 Country: Junior Brown's Honky Tonk Tales Camp Mather | Sep 5, 1992

    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.

  23. Rock: Foghat's Slow Ride in Philly Rock Foghat's Slow Ride in Philly Spectrum Dec 18, 1976 Rock: Foghat's Slow Ride in Philly Spectrum | Dec 18, 1976

    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.

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