Bob Dylan is joined by Joan Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mick Ronson, Roger McGuinn and special guests Joni Mitchell and Muhammad Ali.
The singer-songwriter performs her ode to Bobbie Gentry and other originals like "Mexican Wrestler" and "Wendell Lee" in this 2013 set.
The vocal group performs '70s R&B hits "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" and "Rubber Band Man" in '77.
The trumpeter-composer leads his potent sextet on "The Majesty of the Blues" and "Black Codes From the Underground" in this searing set.
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.
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."
The great guitarist, who died on this day in 1998, performs a stunning solo intro to "My Romance" and burns on "Fascinating Rhythm."
The 71-year-old singer with the high-pitched wail plays "Are You Teasin' Me," "Hello Lonely" and "Sweet Appalachia" with his killer band.
Lanky frontman Thurston Moore, who turns 58 today, plays acoustic guitar and sings "Dirty Boots" and "Mote" in this intimate 1991 set.
The British-born singer, who turns 86 today, joins vocalese partners Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert on "Doodlin'" and "Ariegin" at Newport '60.
The New Orleans music ambassador radiates the 88s on classics like "Iko Iko," "Big Chief," "Tipitina's," "My Indian Red" and "Mardi Gras Day."
The vibraphonist performs tunes from Wanderlust with his fusion band featuring Bob Mintzer, Warren Bernhardt, Edie Gomez and Omar Hakim.
Janis Siegel blends with Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne and Alan Paul on "Four Brothers," "Twilight Zone," "Birdland" and "Java Jive" in 1983.
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.
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.
One of the most acclaimed jazz singers on the scene today interprets John Coltrane's "Resolution" and Wayne Shorter's "Night Deamer" in '01.
The folkloric troubadour and famous actor died on this day in 2015. Hear him sing in Yiddish, Spanish, Ukranian and English at Newport '68.
The New Orleans funkateers play "Hey Pocky-Way," "Fire on the Bayou," "Big Chief" and "Cabbage Alley" at Boston's Jazz Workshop in 1976.
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."
The swinging pianist plays inventive interpretations of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and the Dixieland staple "Royal Garden Blues" in 1973.
The Louisiana Creole accordionist works the crowd at the '88 Newport Folk Fest with her infectious "Chere Du Lu" and "Ailons En Louisiane."
The raspy-voiced Grammy-winner covers The Stones' "Under My Thumb" and sings her big hit "Bette Davis Eyes" on her 1981 tour.
The saxophonist-arranger, born July 20, 1922, plays "Corner Pocket" and "April in Paris" with the the Cadillac of big bands in '73.
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.
The keyboardist-composer assembled an all-star band of Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Vinnie Colaiuta and Lionel Loueke for this 2008 tour.
The eventual Byrds guitarist shows his flatpicking abilities on acoustic guitar on "Salty Dog Blues" and "Sally Goodin'" with the Whites in 1967.
The founder of the Lost Planet Airmen leads the group, featuring guitar great Bill Kirchen, on "Hot Rod Lincoln" and "Ubangi Stomp" in 1976.
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.
Hear Pete Townshend, Leon Russell and Terry Reid perform Screaming Jay's classic cult song from 1956, "I Put a Spell on You."
The British fusion pioneer, who turns 77 today, plays his "Brain Damage" and covers Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance" in a '75 set.
The singer-songwriter and former Bronx doo-wopper, who turns 77 today, sings his 1961 hit singles "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue."
The blues-rock pioneer, born on this day in 1941, performs classics like "Stormy Monday" and "Further On Up the Road" in this playlist.
The country and bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolinist, who turns 62 today, performs "Don't Get Above Your Raising" in this '81 set.
Newport impresario George Wein and record producer John Hammond host an all-star tribute to Billie Holiday, who died on this day in 1959.
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.
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.
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.
The British prog-rock band revisits classics like "Nights in White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon" and "The Story In Your Eyes" in this 1983 set.
The Mississippi-born boogie man performs "Backstabbers" and "Baby Lee" and is joined by boogie disciple John Hammond on "Highway 13."
The great singer, who turns 70 today, performs rock tunes in the early '70s and jazz standards with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in 1984.
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.
The extreme guitarist, who turns 58 today, plays tunes from his breakthrough album Surfing With the Alien in this '88 Fillmore set.
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.
The guitarist showcases his uncanny two-handed tapping technique on Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" and the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" in '86.
The Dust Bowl Troubadour was born on this day in 1912. Hear the Grateful Dead, Counting Crows, son Arlo and others sing his songs.
The Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter performs vibrant tunes from Logozo and a searing cover of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child."
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.
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.