Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Carlos Santana's Searing Six Strings Rock Carlos Santana's Searing Six Strings Bottom Line Oct 16, 1978 Rock: Carlos Santana's Searing Six Strings Bottom Line | Oct 16, 1978

    The guitar hero, who turned 69 this week, erupts on covers of The Zombie's "She's Not There" and Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman."

  2. Jazz: Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport Jazz Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 19, 1989 Jazz: Video: Wynton Marsalis at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 19, 1989 watch video

    The trumpeter-composer leads his potent sextet on "The Majesty of the Blues" and "Black Codes From the Underground" in this searing set.

  3. Indie: Gringo Star's Garage Appeal Indie Gringo Star's Garage Appeal Indie: Gringo Star's Garage Appeal Gringo Star playlist

    The Atlanta-based band plays "March of the Gringo" and other tunes from 2008's All Y'all and 2011's Count Yer Lucky Stars in this playlist.

  4. Rock: A Darlene Love Birthday Playlist Rock A Darlene Love Birthday Playlist Rock: A Darlene Love Birthday Playlist Darlene Love Playlist

    The powerhouse singer and Phil Spector protege, who turns 75 today, performs her early '60s hits "He's a Rebel" and "Da Doo Ron Ron."

  5. Rock: Sonic Youth's Rare Unplugged Set Rock Sonic Youth's Rare Unplugged Set Shoreline Amphitheatre Nov 2, 1991 Rock: Sonic Youth's Rare Unplugged Set Shoreline Amphitheatre | Nov 2, 1991

    Lanky frontman Thurston Moore, who turns 58 today, plays acoustic guitar and sings "Dirty Boots" and "Mote" in this intimate 1991 set.

  6. Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Jazz Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1960

    The British-born singer, who turns 86 today, joins vocalese partners Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert on "Doodlin'" and "Ariegin" at Newport '60.

  7. Rock: Dr. John at His Desitively Fonkiest Rock Dr. John at His Desitively Fonkiest Rock: Dr. John at His Desitively Fonkiest A Dr. John Playlist

    The New Orleans music ambassador radiates the 88s on classics like "Iko Iko," "Big Chief," "Tipitina's," "My Indian Red" and "Mardi Gras Day."

  8. Jazz: Mike Mainieri at Seventh Avenue South, '81 Jazz Mike Mainieri at Seventh Avenue South, '81 7th Ave South Club Dec 21, 1981 Jazz: Mike Mainieri at Seventh Avenue South, '81 7th Ave South Club | Dec 21, 1981

    The vibraphonist performs tunes from Wanderlust with his fusion band featuring Bob Mintzer, Warren Bernhardt, Edie Gomez and Omar Hakim.

  9. Jazz: Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic Jazz Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic South Shore Music Circus Jul 31, 1983 Jazz: Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese Magic South Shore Music Circus | Jul 31, 1983

    Janis Siegel blends with Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne and Alan Paul on "Four Brothers," "Twilight Zone," "Birdland" and "Java Jive" in 1983.

  10. Rock: Remembering Keith Godchaux Rock Remembering Keith Godchaux Winterland Oct 4, 1975 Rock: Remembering Keith Godchaux Winterland | Oct 4, 1975 watch video

    The Grateful Dead keyboardist died in a car accident on this day in 1980. Hear him perform a soulful set with his wife Donna Jean in 1975.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Folk & Bluegrass Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Paste Studios Jan 18, 2016 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Jan 18, 2016 watch video

    One of the co-founders of Peter, Paul & Mary performs classics like "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "Blowin' In the Wind" in this solo set.

  12. Jazz: Video: Kurt Elling at Newport Jazz Video: Kurt Elling at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2001 Jazz: Video: Kurt Elling at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 12, 2001 watch video

    One of the most acclaimed jazz singers on the scene today interprets John Coltrane's "Resolution" and Wayne Shorter's "Night Deamer" in '01.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The folkloric troubadour and famous actor died on this day in 2015. Hear him sing in Yiddish, Spanish, Ukranian and English at Newport '68.

  14. Rock: The Meters Lay Down the Funk Rock The Meters Lay Down the Funk Jazz Workshop Sep 7, 1976 Rock: The Meters Lay Down the Funk Jazz Workshop | Sep 7, 1976

    The New Orleans funkateers play "Hey Pocky-Way," "Fire on the Bayou," "Big Chief" and "Cabbage Alley" at Boston's Jazz Workshop in 1976.

  15. Jazz: Marian McPartland Trio in Central Park Jazz Marian McPartland Trio in Central Park Wollman Memorial Skating Rink Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Marian McPartland Trio in Central Park Wollman Memorial Skating Rink | Jul 3, 1973

    The swinging pianist plays inventive interpretations of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and the Dixieland staple "Royal Garden Blues" in 1973.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Newport Folk Festival | Jul 1, 1988

    The Louisiana Creole accordionist works the crowd at the '88 Newport Folk Fest with her infectious "Chere Du Lu" and "Ailons En Louisiane."

  17. Rock: Kim Carnes' 'Mistaken Identity' Tour Rock Kim Carnes' 'Mistaken Identity' Tour Savoy Aug 25, 1981 Rock: Kim Carnes' 'Mistaken Identity' Tour Savoy | Aug 25, 1981

    The raspy-voiced Grammy-winner covers The Stones' "Under My Thumb" and sings her big hit "Bette Davis Eyes" on her 1981 tour.

  18. Jazz: Ernie Wilkins Swings With Basie Jazz Ernie Wilkins Swings With Basie Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Ernie Wilkins Swings With Basie Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1973

    The saxophonist-arranger, born July 20, 1922, plays "Corner Pocket" and "April in Paris" with the the Cadillac of big bands in '73.

  19. Rock: Queen's BBC Studio Session Rock Queen's BBC Studio Session Maida Vale Studio Oct 28, 1977 Rock: Queen's BBC Studio Session Maida Vale Studio | Oct 28, 1977

    Brian May, who turns 69 today, showcases his six-string wizardry on "Spread Your Wings" and a rare fast version of "We Will Rock You" in '77.

  20. Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock's 'River of Possibilities' Jazz Video: Herbie Hancock's 'River of Possibilities' Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2008 Jazz: Video: Herbie Hancock's 'River of Possibilities' Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2008 watch video

    The keyboardist-composer assembled an all-star band of Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Vinnie Colaiuta and Lionel Loueke for this 2008 tour.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Folk & Bluegrass Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Ash Grove Apr 1, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Ash Grove | Apr 1, 1967

    The eventual Byrds guitarist shows his flatpicking abilities on acoustic guitar on "Salty Dog Blues" and "Sally Goodin'" with the Whites in 1967.

  22. Rock: Commander Cody's Country Rockin' Boogie Rock Commander Cody's Country Rockin' Boogie New York City Mar 14, 1976 Rock: Commander Cody's Country Rockin' Boogie New York City | Mar 14, 1976

    The founder of the Lost Planet Airmen leads the group, featuring guitar great Bill Kirchen, on "Hot Rod Lincoln" and "Ubangi Stomp" in 1976.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Folk & Bluegrass Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Slim's Feb 26, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Slim's | Feb 26, 2009 watch video

    The daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle performs tunes from I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too in 2009.

  24. Rock: Screaming Jay Hawkins' Shock Rock Rock Screaming Jay Hawkins' Shock Rock Rock: Screaming Jay Hawkins' Shock Rock Screamin' Jay Hawkins

    Hear Pete Townshend, Leon Russell and Terry Reid perform Screaming Jay's classic cult song from 1956, "I Put a Spell on You."

  25. Jazz: Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at Winterland Jazz Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at Winterland Winterland Nov 29, 1975 Jazz: Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at Winterland Winterland | Nov 29, 1975 watch video

    The British fusion pioneer, who turns 77 today, plays his "Brain Damage" and covers Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance" in a '75 set.

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  1. Rock: Dion's Retro Rock 'N Soul Rock Dion's Retro Rock 'N Soul Tramps Jul 29, 1997 Rock: Dion's Retro Rock 'N Soul Tramps | Jul 29, 1997

    The singer-songwriter and former Bronx doo-wopper, who turns 77 today, sings his 1961 hit singles "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue."

  2. Blues: Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Blues Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Blues: Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues Lonnie Mack, Strictly the Blues

    The blues-rock pioneer, born on this day in 1941, performs classics like "Stormy Monday" and "Further On Up the Road" in this playlist.

  3. Country: Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach Country Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Nov 6, 1981 Country: Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach West Palm Beach | Nov 6, 1981

    The country and bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolinist, who turns 62 today, performs "Don't Get Above Your Raising" in this '81 set.

  4. Jazz: Remembering Lady Day Jazz Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York Aug 18, 1985 Jazz: Remembering Lady Day Newport Jazz Festival New York | Aug 18, 1985

    Newport impresario George Wein and record producer John Hammond host an all-star tribute to Billie Holiday, who died on this day in 1959.

  5. Jazz: John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Jazz John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The jazz legend, who passed on this day in 1967, is joined by Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali in a searing set.

  6. Rock: Johnny Winter In Memoriam Rock Johnny Winter In Memoriam Rock: Johnny Winter In Memoriam Johnny Winter Playlist

    The iconic Texas guitar slinger died on this day in 2014. Hear his searing solos on blues and rock tunes in this two-hour playlist.

  7. Rock: A Stewart Copeland Birthay Playlist Rock A Stewart Copeland Birthay Playlist Rock: A Stewart Copeland Birthay Playlist Stewart Copeland Playlist

    The inventive drummer turns 64 today. Hear him with The Police from 1979 to 1986 and in the studio working on soundtrack material in '95.

  8. Rock: The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum Rock The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum LA Forum Dec 3, 1983 Rock: The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum LA Forum | Dec 3, 1983

    The British prog-rock band revisits classics like "Nights in White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon" and "The Story In Your Eyes" in this 1983 set.

  9. 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 performs "Backstabbers" and "Baby Lee" and is joined by boogie disciple John Hammond on "Highway 13."

  10. Rock: A Linda Ronstadt Playlist Rock A Linda Ronstadt Playlist Rock: A Linda Ronstadt Playlist Linda Ronstadt Playlist

    The great singer, who turns 70 today, performs rock tunes in the early '70s and jazz standards with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in 1984.

  11. Jazz: Philly Joe Jones Meets Bill Evans Jazz Philly Joe Jones Meets Bill Evans Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: Philly Joe Jones Meets Bill Evans Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The irrepressibly hip drummer, a member of Miles Davis' first great quintet, was born on this day in 1923. Hear him swing at Newport '67.

  12. Rock: Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops Rock Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops Fillmore Auditorium Apr 16, 1988 Rock: Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops Fillmore Auditorium | Apr 16, 1988

    The extreme guitarist, who turns 58 today, plays tunes from his breakthrough album Surfing With the Alien in this '88 Fillmore set.

  13. Rock: Boston at the Centrum, 1987 Rock Boston at the Centrum, 1987 Centrum Aug 16, 1987 Rock: Boston at the Centrum, 1987 Centrum | Aug 16, 1987

    Guitarist Tom Scholz leads the group on their hit "More Than a Feeling" and new tunes from Third Stage during a 10-night run in Worcester.

  14. Jazz: Video: Stanley Jordan's Magic Touch Jazz Video: Stanley Jordan's Magic Touch Newport Jazz Festival Aug 23, 1986 Jazz: Video: Stanley Jordan's Magic Touch Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 23, 1986 watch video

    The guitarist showcases his uncanny two-handed tapping technique on Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" and the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" in '86.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to Woody Guthrie Folk & Bluegrass A Salute to Woody Guthrie Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie Playlist

    The Dust Bowl Troubadour was born on this day in 1912. Hear the Grateful Dead, Counting Crows, son Arlo and others sing his songs.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter performs vibrant tunes from Logozo and a searing cover of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child."

  17. Rock: Video: Rage Against the Machine Rock Video: Rage Against the Machine Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Rock: Video: Rage Against the Machine Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 24, 1999 watch video

    Metal meets hip hop when singer-rapper Zack de la Roche leads the L.A. band on "No Shelter." "Wake Up" and others at '99 Woodstock.

  18. Rock: Happy Birthday, Roger McGuinn! Rock Happy Birthday, Roger McGuinn! Rock: Happy Birthday, Roger McGuinn! Roger McGuin Playlist

    The former lead singer and lead guitarist of The Byrds turns 74 today. Hear him with the Byrds in the early '70s and solo in 1984.

  19. Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman's Killer Quartet Jazz Video: Joshua Redman's Killer Quartet Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: Video: Joshua Redman's Killer Quartet Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The rising star saxophonist, then 24, thrills Newport with pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in 1993.

  20. Blues: The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Blues The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove Jun 30, 1967 Blues: The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove | Jun 30, 1967

    The edgy L.A. band, featuring John Diaz's raw vocals and guitar work, puts a punk spin on blues classics like "Crossroads" and "I'm Ready."

  21. Jazz: Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Jazz Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Gift Center May 29, 1989 Jazz: Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Gift Center | May 29, 1989 watch video

    The percussionist-bandleader and Bay Area icon, who turns 81 today, leads his 11-piece band on Latin jazz fusion tunes from Mister E in '89.

  22. Rock: Procol Harum Plays the Fillmore, '68 Rock Procol Harum Plays the Fillmore, '68 Fillmore West Nov 1, 1968 Rock: Procol Harum Plays the Fillmore, '68 Fillmore West | Nov 1, 1968

    The British progressive rock group, featuring guitarist Robin Trower, plays "Christmas Camel" and other tunes from its self-titled debut.

  23. Rock: Fleetwood Mac at the Record Plant, '74 Rock Fleetwood Mac at the Record Plant, '74 Record Plant Dec 15, 1974 Rock: Fleetwood Mac at the Record Plant, '74 Record Plant | Dec 15, 1974

    Christine McVie, who turns 73 today, performs her tunes "Spare Me a Little," "Why" and "Believe Me" with the Bob Welch edition of the band.

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