Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Sly & the Family Stone at the Fillmore East Rock Sly & the Family Stone at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Oct 5, 1968 Rock: Sly & the Family Stone at the Fillmore East Fillmore East | Oct 5, 1968

    The late trumpeter Cynthia Robinson was born on this day in 1944. Hear her featured on "Dance to the Music," "M'Lady" and "Love City."

  2. Rock: Paul Young's Blue-Eyed Soul Rock Paul Young's Blue-Eyed Soul Entertainment Center Jun 9, 1985 Rock: Paul Young's Blue-Eyed Soul Entertainment Center | Jun 9, 1985

    The British singer, who turns 61 today, performs his biggest hit "Everytime You Go Away" in this 1985 set from Melbourne, Australia.

  3. Rock: Video: Kid Rock at Woodstock Rock Video: Kid Rock at Woodstock Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Rock: Video: Kid Rock at Woodstock Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 24, 1999 watch video

    Detroit's favorite son covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" and performs his signature "My Name Is Rock" in this '99 set.

  4. Jazz: Benny Goodman's Historic Concert Jazz Benny Goodman's Historic Concert Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Benny Goodman's Historic Concert Carnegie Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    On this day in 1938, the "King of Swing" blew the roof off Carnegie Hall with "Sing Sing Sing." Hear him play it with his original quartet in 1973.

  5. Jazz: Remembering Jack Teagarden Jazz Remembering Jack Teagarden Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Remembering Jack Teagarden Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The trombonist-singer, who died on this day in 1964, plays his signature "Rockin' Chair" and a relaxed "Stars Fell On Alabama" in 1959.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: A T-Bone Burnett Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A T-Bone Burnett Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A T-Bone Burnett Birthday Playlist T-Bone Burnett playlist

    The roots music maven turns 69 today. Hear him in unaccompanied tracks from 1991 and featured on the Rolling Thunder Revue of 1975.

  7. Rock: An Allen Toussaint Playlist Rock An Allen Toussaint Playlist Rock: An Allen Toussaint Playlist Allen Toussaint playlist

    The prolific New Orleans songwriter was born on this day in 1938. Hear his tunes covered by The Who, Grateful Dead, Devo and Warren Zevon.

  8. Blues: Charlie Musselwhite Solo in Berkeley Blues Charlie Musselwhite Solo in Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre May 15, 1998 Blues: Charlie Musselwhite Solo in Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre | May 15, 1998

    The Mississippi bluesman sings, plays guitar and harmonica on "Lonesome in My Bedroom" and "If I Should Have Bad Luck" in '98.

  9. Jazz: The Solo Brilliance of Joe Pass Jazz The Solo Brilliance of Joe Pass Great American Music Hall Jan 26, 1980 Jazz: The Solo Brilliance of Joe Pass Great American Music Hall | Jan 26, 1980

    The guitar virtuoso, who was born on this day in 1929, plays gorgeous versions of "How Insensitive" and "As Time Goes By" in this 1980 set.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, 2001 Folk & Bluegrass Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, 2001 Kennedy Center Nov 19, 2001 Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, 2001 Kennedy Center | Nov 19, 2001

    The iconic folkie performs orchestral versions of "When a Soldier Comes Home," "The Patriot's Dream" and his father's "This Land Is Your Land."

  11. Jazz: Michael Brecker In Memoriam Jazz Michael Brecker In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1998 Jazz: Michael Brecker In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1998 watch video

    The tenor sax titan, who died on this day in 2007, premieres "Delta City Blues" and other tunes from Two Blocks From the Edge at Newport '98.

  12. Rock: A Salute to George Duke Rock A Salute to George Duke Rock: A Salute to George Duke George Duke Memorial Playlist

    The late keyboardist-composer stretches on "King Kong" with the Mothers of Invention in 1970 and leads his own band in a 1977 set.

  13. Jazz: Remembering Alice Coltrane Jazz Remembering Alice Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Jazz: Remembering Alice Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1966

    The pianist-harpist died on this day in 2007. Hear her alongside her husband John on "My Favorite Things" and "Welcome" at Newport '66.

  14. Blues: Jesse Fuller's One-Man Band Blues Jesse Fuller's One-Man Band Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 Blues: Jesse Fuller's One-Man Band Newport Folk Festival | Jul 18, 1969

    The Bay Area musician plays guitar, harmonica, kazoo, the fotdella and sings on "Hump In Your Back" and "San Francisco Bay Blues" in 1969.

  15. Rock: Steve Miller Is The Joker Rock Steve Miller Is The Joker Palace Theatre Nov 7, 1973 Rock: Steve Miller Is The Joker Palace Theatre | Nov 7, 1973

    On this day in 1974, the guitarist's hit single "The Joker" went #1. Hear him play it and an embryonic version of "Fly Like an Eagle" in '73.

  16. Rock: Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore, 1966 Rock Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium Nov 6, 1966 Rock: Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium | Nov 6, 1966

    Grace Slick sings her anthemic "White Rabbit" and other new tunes from the band's landmark Surrealistic Pillow in this set from 50 years ago.

  17. Country: Waylon Jennings at Opryland Country Waylon Jennings at Opryland Opryland Oct 14, 1983 Country: Waylon Jennings at Opryland Opryland | Oct 14, 1983

    The outlaw country icon sings his hit "Amanda" and "Mamas don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" in this 1983 set from Nashville.

  18. Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Jazz Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    The remarkable reedman plays Trane's "Giant Steps," Duke's "Creole Love Call" and his "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" in 1975.

  19. Rock: Tom Petty Rocks Houston Rock Tom Petty Rocks Houston Houston Music Hall Dec 6, 1979 Rock: Tom Petty Rocks Houston Houston Music Hall | Dec 6, 1979

    The singer-songwriter leads The Heartbreakers on "Refugee," "Don't Do Me Like That" and other new tunes from Damn the Torpedoes in 1979.

  20. Jazz: Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Jazz Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Carlyle Feb 15, 1982 Jazz: Bobby Short Crooning at the Carlyle Carlyle | Feb 15, 1982

    The quintessential classy Manhattan cabaret star performs standards like "Too Marvelous For Words," "As Tme Goes By" and others in 1982.

  21. Rock: Rod Stewart Wears It Well Rock Rod Stewart Wears It Well Olympia Dec 22, 1978 Rock: Rod Stewart Wears It Well Olympia | Dec 22, 1978

    The gravely-voiced rocker turns 72 today. Hear him sing "Maggie May," "Hot Legs," "You're in My Heart" and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" in 1978.

  22. Country: Dwight Yoakam's Honky Tonk Appeal Country Dwight Yoakam's Honky Tonk Appeal Fillmore Auditorium Dec 31, 1985 Country: Dwight Yoakam's Honky Tonk Appeal Fillmore Auditorium | Dec 31, 1985

    The country star covers classics like "Heartaches By the Number," Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" and Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" in 1985.

  23. Rock: Steely Dan in Seattle, 1974 Rock Steely Dan in Seattle, 1974 Paramount Theatre Seattle Jul 1, 1974 Rock: Steely Dan in Seattle, 1974 Paramount Theatre Seattle | Jul 1, 1974

    Keyboardist-singer-songwriter Donald Fagen, who turns 69 today, leads an early edition of the group on "Do It Again" and "Dirty Work."

  24. Jazz: Max Roach Through the Decades Jazz Max Roach Through the Decades Jazz: Max Roach Through the Decades A Max Roach Playlist

    The master drummer-composer was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play in a variety of settings from 1955 to 1992 in a 3-hour playlist.

  25. Rock: Jerry Lee Lewis at the Grand Ole Opry Rock Jerry Lee Lewis at the Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry Oct 14, 1982 Rock: Jerry Lee Lewis at the Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry | Oct 14, 1982

    On this day in 1967, The Killer's single "Great Balls of Fire" went #1. Hear him play that rock 'n' roll classic and "Chantilly Lace" in an '82 set.

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  1. Jazz: A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist Jazz A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist Jazz: A Bucky Pizzarelli Birthday Playlist A Bucky Pizzarelli Playlist

    The 7-string guitar master turns 91 today. Hear him play a solo Django Reinhardt medley and some swinging duets with saxman Zoot Sims

  2. Rock: Happy Birthday, Dave Matthews! Rock Happy Birthday, Dave Matthews! Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Rock: Happy Birthday, Dave Matthews! Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 24, 1999 watch video

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 50 today, leads his band on "Ants Marching" and a cover of "All Along the Watchtower" at Woodstock '99.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: A Joan Baez Milestone Folk & Bluegrass A Joan Baez Milestone Cumberland County Civic Center Jul 3, 1982 Folk & Bluegrass: A Joan Baez Milestone Cumberland County Civic Center | Jul 3, 1982

    The iconic '60s folk singer, who turns 75 today, performs "Diamonds and Rust" and Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" in a solo set.

  4. Rock: David Johansen Is 'Funky But Chic' Rock David Johansen Is 'Funky But Chic' Rock: David Johansen Is 'Funky But Chic' A David Johansen Playlist

    The former New York Dolls frontman, who turns 67 today, sings "Frenchette" and talks about the influence of Esquerita in 1986.

  5. Country: Crystal Gayle's Crossover Country Sound Country Crystal Gayle's Crossover Country Sound Uptown Theatre Nov 21, 1980 Country: Crystal Gayle's Crossover Country Sound Uptown Theatre | Nov 21, 1980

    The singer, who turns 66 today. covers "What a Little Moonlight Can Dor" and performs "Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue" in 1980.

  6. Rock: A Salute to David Bowie Rock A Salute to David Bowie Rock: A Salute to David Bowie A David Bowie Birthday Playlist

    The chameleonic rock star would've turned 70 today. Hear him perform several of his classic tunes and sit for a revealing interview in 1978.

  7. Rock: An Elvis Presley Tribute Rock An Elvis Presley Tribute Rock: An Elvis Presley Tribute An Elvis Presley Tribute

    The King was born on this day in 1935. Hear several rock and pop stars play his hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "All Shook Up" and "Hound Dog."

  8. Rock: The Chambers Brothers at the Fillmore Rock The Chambers Brothers at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium May 29, 1968 Rock: The Chambers Brothers at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium | May 29, 1968

    The one-time gospel group gets psychedelic on a stretched-out rendition of their crossover hit "Time Has Come Today" in this '68 set.

  9. Rock: A Kenny Loggins Birthday Playlist Rock A Kenny Loggins Birthday Playlist Rock: A Kenny Loggins Birthday Playlist Kenny Loggins playlist

    The singer, who turns 69 today, performs "Your Mama Don't Dance" with Loggins & Messina and leads his own group on "Footloose."

  10. Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Jazz Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    The bebop and Latin jazz pioneer, who died on this day in 1993, plays his "Kush" and "Con Alma" and interprets "Chega de Saudade" in 1965.

  11. Rock: Billy Idol's Debut at Malibu Rock Billy Idol's Debut at Malibu Malibu Night Club Apr 29, 1982 Rock: Billy Idol's Debut at Malibu Malibu Night Club | Apr 29, 1982

    The Brit singer with the famous snarl performs his hits "White Wedding" and "Dancing With Myself" and covers "Mony Mony" in this 1982 set.

  12. Indie: An Umphrey's McGee Daytrotter Session Indie An Umphrey's McGee Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jan 5, 2012 Indie: An Umphrey's McGee Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jan 5, 2012

    The neo-prog jam band from South Bend blends idioms on "Booth Love," "Domino Theory" and other tunes from Death By Stereo in 2012.

  13. Blues: Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Blues Lou Rawls Sings the Blues Blues: Lou Rawls Sings the Blues A Lou Rawls Blues Playlist

    The soulful singer known for his silky smooth baritone voice gets down on "Tobacco Road," "Stormy Monday" and "Hoochie Coochie Man."

  14. Rock: Fabulous Thunderbirds Crawl Into Boston Rock Fabulous Thunderbirds Crawl Into Boston Paradise May 9, 1981 Rock: Fabulous Thunderbirds Crawl Into Boston Paradise | May 9, 1981

    Singer-blues harp ace Kim Wilson, who turns 66 today, leads the Austin-based group on "She's Tuff" and "The Crawl" at Paradise in '81.

  15. Rock: Aerosmith in Central Park Rock Aerosmith in Central Park Central Park Aug 29, 1975 Rock: Aerosmith in Central Park Central Park | Aug 29, 1975

    Steven Tyler fronts the classic rock band from Boston on their mega hits "Sweet Emotion," "Dream On" and "Walk This Way" in this 1975 set.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Five Blind Boys of Alabama's Sanctified Soul Folk & Bluegrass Five Blind Boys of Alabama's Sanctified Soul Central Park Jul 8, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: Five Blind Boys of Alabama's Sanctified Soul Central Park | Jul 8, 1994

    Vocalist and co-founder Clarence Fountain leads the gospel group on "Look Where He Brought Me From" and Dylan's "I Believe in You" in '94.

  17. Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Jazz Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 4, 1976 Jazz: Kenny Burrell at Great American Music Hall Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 4, 1976

    The guitar great, who just released new album Unlimited 1 at age 85, plays Dizzy's "Tin Tin Deo" and Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born" in 1976.

  18. Indie: Video: Banditos at Paste Studios Indie Video: Banditos at Paste Studios Paste Studios Jan 15, 2016 Indie: Video: Banditos at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Jan 15, 2016 watch video

    The 6-piece Nashville band's rootsy sound falls somewhere between Big Brother & the Holding Company and Alabama Shakes in this 2016 set.

  19. Rock: Blondie Rockin' in Paradise Rock Blondie Rockin' in Paradise Paradise Nov 4, 1978 Rock: Blondie Rockin' in Paradise Paradise | Nov 4, 1978

    Guitarist and co-founder Chris Stein, who turns 67 today, backs Debbie Harry on "Dreaming" and "Heart of Glass" at the Paradise club in '78.

  20. Rock: Video: R.E.M. Unplugged Rock Video: R.E.M. Unplugged Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 18, 1998 Rock: Video: R.E.M. Unplugged Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 18, 1998 watch video

    Michael Stipe, who turns 57 today, leads the Athens band on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Everybody Hurts" and others in '98.

  21. Jazz: A John McLaughlin Milestone Jazz A John McLaughlin Milestone Jazz: A John McLaughlin Milestone A John McLaughlin Playlist

    The fusion guitar hero turns 75 today. Hear him unleash his legendary chops in acoustic and electric settings in a potent three-hour playlist.

  22. Indie: The Black Lips' Daytrotter Session Indie The Black Lips' Daytrotter Session Indie: The Black Lips' Daytrotter Session A Black Lips Playlist

    The Atlanta-based garage punk band performs "Dumpster Diving" and other tunes from their sixth album Arabia Mountain in this playlist.

  23. Jazz: Remembering Frank Wess Jazz Remembering Frank Wess Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Frank Wess Carnegie Hall | Jul 3, 1973

    The tenor saxophonist-flutist, who was born on this day in 1922, joins the Count Basie Orchestra on "Corner Pocket" and others in a '73 set.

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