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  1. Rock: Booker T. & the MG's at the Bottom Line Rock Booker T. & the MG's at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Jun 19, 1977 Rock: Booker T. & the MG's at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Jun 19, 1977

    The chart-topping instrumental group revisits some of its '60s hits including "Green Onions," "Time Is Tight" and "Hip Hug-Her" in 1977.

  2. Jazz: Branford Marsalis Testifies at Newport Jazz Branford Marsalis Testifies at Newport Jazz: Branford Marsalis Testifies at Newport Branford Marsalis Playlist

    The saxophonist-composer, who turns 56 today, wails on "Giant Steps," "Oleo" and "Yesterdays," then gives a candid interview after this '87 set.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Folk & Bluegrass Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The singer-songwriter, who has been recuperating from an illness, made a rare public appearance this week in L.A. See her in a '86 video.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Chris Thile & Michael Daves at Paste Folk & Bluegrass Video: Chris Thile & Michael Daves at Paste Paste Magazine Offices May 17, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Chris Thile & Michael Daves at Paste Paste Magazine Offices | May 17, 2011 watch video

    Mandolinist and guitarist blend on some high lonesome harmonies on "20-20 Vision" and other tunes from Sleep With One Eye Open in 2011.

  5. Jazz: A Wayne Shorter Birthday Playlist Jazz A Wayne Shorter Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Wayne Shorter Birthday Playlist A Wayne Shorter Playlist

    The saxophonist-composer, who turns 83 today, is featured with Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, Weather Report and his quartet.

  6. Jazz: Randy Weston Plays Central Park Jazz Randy Weston Plays Central Park Central Park Jul 7, 1973 Jazz: Randy Weston Plays Central Park Central Park | Jul 7, 1973

    The pianist-composer leads his 18-piece all-star band on the expansive "African Cookbook" and his popular "Hi-Fly" in this '73 set.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Amazingrace Jan 24, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Amazingrace | Jan 24, 1974

    The solo troubadour shifts from banjo to guitar to fiddle on engaging ditties like "Electric Washing Machine" and "The Category Stomp."

  8. Rock: John Cipollina's Lightning Licks Rock John Cipollina's Lightning Licks Winterland Dec 28, 1975 Rock: John Cipollina's Lightning Licks Winterland | Dec 28, 1975 watch video

    The lead guitarist for San Francisco's Quicksilver Messenger Service was born on this day in 1943. Hear him blazing at Winterland in a '75 set.

  9. Jazz: Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, '04 Jazz Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, '04 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: Video: Jamie Cullum at Newport, '04 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    The pianist-singer charms the Fort Adams State Park crowd with his "Twentysomething" and a rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary."

  10. Country: McGuffey Lane at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Country McGuffey Lane at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Lone Star Cafe Jan 18, 1983 Country: McGuffey Lane at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Lone Star Cafe | Jan 18, 1983

    The dual guitar work of Terry Efaw and John Schwab sparks the Ohio band on "Making a Living's Killing Me" from Let the Hard Times Roll.

  11. Jazz: Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Jazz Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Philadelphia Art Museum Jul 4, 1991 Jazz: Maynard Ferguson Hits the High Note Philadelphia Art Museum | Jul 4, 1991

    The trumpet star, who died on this day in 2006, leads his orchestra on "Birdland," "St. Thomas" and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)."

  12. Blues: Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Blues Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Carousel Ballroom Jun 8, 1968 Blues: Fleetwood Mac's Raw Bluesy Roots Carousel Ballroom | Jun 8, 1968

    Guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer lead the Brit band on B.B. King's "Worried Dream" and Elmore James' "Dust My Broom" in a '68 set.

  13. Rock: A Birthday Salute to Keith Moon Rock A Birthday Salute to Keith Moon Tanglewood Jul 7, 1970 Rock: A Birthday Salute to Keith Moon Tanglewood | Jul 7, 1970 watch video

    The Who drummer, who would've turned 70 today, thrashes the kit on the instrumental "Sparks" and more from Tommy in this 1970 video.

  14. Rock: Steely Dan's London Premiere Rock Steely Dan's London Premiere Rainbow Theatre May 20, 1974 Rock: Steely Dan's London Premiere Rainbow Theatre | May 20, 1974

    The original lineup performs the revved up "Bodhisattva," the Latin-tinged "Do It Again" and the rockin' "Reeliin' In The Years" in 1974.

  15. Rock: Peter Gabriel's Final Tour with Genesis Rock Peter Gabriel's Final Tour with Genesis Shrine Auditorium Jan 24, 1975 Rock: Peter Gabriel's Final Tour with Genesis Shrine Auditorium | Jan 24, 1975

    The theatrical frontman leads the prog-rockers on "Cuckoo Coconut" and other tunes from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in this '75 set.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Dec 10, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Dec 10, 2009

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 53 today, performs "Lady in Blue," "Ophelia" and other tunes from Abnormally Attracted to Sin in 2012.

  17. Blues: Boogie On With John Lee Hooker Blues Boogie On With John Lee Hooker Blues: Boogie On With John Lee Hooker A John Lee Hooker Playlist

    The man who electrified the Delta blues was born on this day in 1917. Hear him play "I'm In the Mood" with Bonnie Raitt in a birthday playlist.

  18. Jazz: R.I.P. Toots Thielemans Jazz R.I.P. Toots Thielemans Jazz: R.I.P. Toots Thielemans Toots Thielemans Playlist

    The Belgian harmonica ace-guitarist-whistler died today at age 94. Hear him play his "Bluesette" and guest with Jaco Pastorius in 1982.

  19. Rock: Remembering Nick Ashford Rock Remembering Nick Ashford Bottom Line Feb 26, 1977 Rock: Remembering Nick Ashford Bottom Line | Feb 26, 1977

    The singer and husband/songwriting partner of Valerie Simpson died on this day in 2011. Hear them perform "Let's Go Get Stoned" in 1977.

  20. Jazz: Long Live Count Basie! Jazz Long Live Count Basie! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: Long Live Count Basie! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The Swing era bandleader, born on this day in 1904, drives his Cadillac of big bands through Newport in this swinging set from 1959.

  21. Country: Kenny Rogers' Gift for Storytelling Country Kenny Rogers' Gift for Storytelling Aug 4, 1980 Country: Kenny Rogers' Gift for Storytelling Aug 4, 1980

    The Country Music Hall of Famer, who turns 78 today, performs his hits "Lucille," "Coward of the County" and "The Gambler" in this 1980 set.

  22. Rock: Happy Birthday, Robert Plant! Rock Happy Birthday, Robert Plant! Beacon Theatre Jun 23, 2006 Rock: Happy Birthday, Robert Plant! Beacon Theatre | Jun 23, 2006

    The iconic Led Zeppelin frontman, who turns 68 today, sings an eerie medley of "Hey Joe/Nature Boy," and ends his set with "Ramble On."

  23. Rock: John Hiatt at the Palace, '83 Rock John Hiatt at the Palace, '83 Palace Nov 24, 1983 Rock: John Hiatt at the Palace, '83 Palace | Nov 24, 1983

    The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 64 today, plays "I Don't Even Try," "Say It With Flowers" and other tunes from Riding With the King.

  24. Rock: A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Rock A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Rock: A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist

    The irascible superstar drummer turns 77 today. Hear him in concerts with Cream in 1968 and with the Baker Gurvitz Army in 1975.

  25. Jazz: The Incredible Eubie Blake in Concert Jazz The Incredible Eubie Blake in Concert New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: The Incredible Eubie Blake in Concert New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    The pianist was 94 years old at the time of this 1977 set from New Orleans. Hear him play his "Charleston Rag" and "Memories of You."

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  1. Country: Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 Country Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 Rumors Apr 20, 1986 Country: Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 Rumors | Apr 20, 1986

    The Lafayette, Louisiana native, who turns 72 today, sings "I Got Mexico," "We Robbed Trains" and tunes from Love & Other Hard Times.

  2. Rock: k.d. Lang's Torch Songs Rock k.d. Lang's Torch Songs New York City Dec 16, 1992 Rock: k.d. Lang's Torch Songs New York City | Dec 16, 1992

    The Canadian singer performs a dramatic version of Cole Porter's "So In Love" along with her "Save Me" and other tunes from Ingenue in '92.

  3. Jazz: A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist Jazz A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist A Jimmy Rowles Playlist

    The pianist, composer and consummate accompanist, born on this day in 1918, plays with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz.

  4. Rock: Jimi Plays Berkeley Rock Jimi Plays Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre May 30, 1970 Rock: Jimi Plays Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre | May 30, 1970

    On this day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix closed the Woodstock Festival with the jazzy "Villanova Junction." Hear him reprise it in this 1970 set.

  5. Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at the Fillmore East Jazz Dizzy Gillespie at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Apr 18, 1970 Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at the Fillmore East Fillmore East | Apr 18, 1970

    The bebop pioneer serenades the hippies with his funky "Matrix," his classic "Kush" and an ode to Martin Luther King ("Brother K") in 1970.

  6. Rock: Los Straitjackets' Supersonic Guitars Rock Los Straitjackets' Supersonic Guitars Daytrotter Studio Nov 7, 2012 Rock: Los Straitjackets' Supersonic Guitars Daytrotter Studio | Nov 7, 2012

    The post-Pulp Fiction surf revival band from Nashville plays "Goo Goo Muck" and "Space Mosquitoes" in this 2012 Daytrotter session.

  7. Blues: Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Blues Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Ash Grove Jan 21, 1967 Blues: Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Ash Grove | Jan 21, 1967

    The longtime partners and purveyors of Piedmont blues join in on "Hootin' the Blues" and "Rock Island Line" in this '67 Ash Grove set.

  8. Jazz: Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport, '92 Jazz Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport, '92 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1997 Jazz: Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport, '92 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1997 watch video

    The New Orleans-born trumpeter, a rising star at the time of this performance, plays his "Gumbo Nouveau" and Cedar Walton's "Bolivia."

  9. Jazz: Video: George Benson at Newport, '66 Jazz Video: George Benson at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Video: George Benson at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966 watch video

    See the rising star guitarist play "Benson's Rider" (his take on "C.C. Rider") in this Trumpet & Guitar Workshop from 50 years ago.

  10. Blues: Son Seals at the Bottom Line Blues Son Seals at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Jan 10, 1978 Blues: Son Seals at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Jan 10, 1978

    The Chicago bluesman unleashes his stinging guitar chops and roaring vocals on "Hot Sauce" and "Mother-in-Law Blues" in this '78 set.

  11. Rock: Dexy's Midnight Runners in Detroit Rock Dexy's Midnight Runners in Detroit Detroit Feb 15, 1983 Rock: Dexy's Midnight Runners in Detroit Detroit | Feb 15, 1983

    Singer Kevin Rowland, who turns 63 today, leads the Brit pop-soul band on their hit songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno" in this 1983 set.

  12. Jazz: Remembering Wild Bill Davis Jazz Remembering Wild Bill Davis Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974 Jazz: Remembering Wild Bill Davis Carnegie Hall | Jul 1, 1974

    The pioneering Hammond organ player, who died on this day in 1995, peforms "Checkered Hat" and "Cubano Chant" in this 1974 trio set.

  13. Rock: A Woodstock 10th Anniversary Concert Rock A Woodstock 10th Anniversary Concert Rock: A Woodstock 10th Anniversary Concert Woodstock 19th Anniversary Celebration

    Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Jorma Kaukonen and others perform at the 1979 jam in Parr Meadows, Long Island.

  14. Rock: A Tribute to the King Rock A Tribute to the King Rock: A Tribute to the King An Elvis Presley Tribute

    Elvis Presley, who died on this day in 1977, is feted by Link Wray, Doc Watson, Kim Carnes, Grateful Dead and Pete Townshend in this playlist

  15. Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Bill Evans Jazz A Birthday Salute to Bill Evans Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 25, 1976 Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Bill Evans Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jun 25, 1976

    The brilliant pianist who brought a new harmonic sensibility to jazz was born on this day in 1929. Hear a great trio set at Carnegie Hall in 1976.

  16. Rock: Happy Birthday, Madonna! Rock Happy Birthday, Madonna! JFK Stadium Jul 13, 1985 Rock: Happy Birthday, Madonna! JFK Stadium | Jul 13, 1985

    The Material Girl turns 58 today. Hear her perform her hits "Holiday," "Into the Groove" and "Love Makes the World Go Round" in 1985.

  17. Jazz: R.I.P. Bobby Hutcherson Jazz R.I.P. Bobby Hutcherson Jazz: R.I.P. Bobby Hutcherson A Bobby Hutcherson Playlist

    The vibraphonist-composer died yesterday at age 75. Hear him in a Vibes Workshop and with the John Handy Quintet at Newport '67.

  18. Rock: A Woodstock 30th Anniversary Celebration Rock A Woodstock 30th Anniversary Celebration Rock: A Woodstock 30th Anniversary Celebration 30th Anniversary of Woodstock Playlist

    Day 2 of the original Woodstock Festival happened on this day in 1969. Hear a list of bands perform at the 1999 edition of that Aquarian bash.

  19. Rock: Mountain's Massive Attack Rock Mountain's Massive Attack Fillmore East Dec 31, 1970 Rock: Mountain's Massive Attack Fillmore East | Dec 31, 1970

    Guitarist Leslie West showcases his humungous tone on "Mississippi Queen" and "Nantucket Sleighride" in this 1970 Fillmore East set.

  20. Jazz: Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, '59 Jazz Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Jazz: Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, '59 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1959

    The prodigious pianist, born on this day in 1925, dazzles on Clifford Brown's "Daahoud" and Dizzy Gillespie's bop anthem "Woody N' You."

  21. Rock: Jimmy Webb at the Record Plant, '75 Rock Jimmy Webb at the Record Plant, '75 Record Plant Nov 16, 1975 Rock: Jimmy Webb at the Record Plant, '75 Record Plant | Nov 16, 1975

    The prolific pop songwriter, who turns 70 today, premieres new songs like "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" and "Rose" in this intimate set.

  22. Jazz: Stix Hooper Puts It In the Pocket Jazz Stix Hooper Puts It In the Pocket Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 Jazz: Stix Hooper Puts It In the Pocket Avery Fisher Hall | Jul 4, 1974

    The drummer and founding member of The Crusaders turns 78 today. Hear him groove on "Stomp and Buck Dance" the the group in 1974.

  23. Rock: Video: Highlights of Woodstock '94 Rock Video: Highlights of Woodstock '94 Woodstock 94 Aug 12, 1994 Rock: Video: Highlights of Woodstock '94 Woodstock 94 | Aug 12, 1994 watch video

    On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Festival opened. See Aerosmith, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more at the 25th anniversary bash.

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