Concert Vault
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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."

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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."

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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."

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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."

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Rock: Happy Birthday, Larry Graham! Rock Happy Birthday, Larry Graham! Tramps Aug 2, 1995 Rock: Happy Birthday, Larry Graham! Tramps | Aug 2, 1995

    The father of funky slap bass turns 70 today. Hear him get down with his Graham Central Station in this two-hour set from Tramps in 1995.

  10. Blues: Remembering Roy Buchanan Blues Remembering Roy Buchanan Central Park Jun 30, 1973 Blues: Remembering Roy Buchanan Central Park | Jun 30, 1973

    The late, great guitar player passed away on this day in 1988. Hear his cathartic, toe-curling licks on "Five String Blues" and "Hey Joe" in 1973.

  11. Jazz: George Shearing's Burnished Brass Jazz George Shearing's Burnished Brass Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: George Shearing's Burnished Brass Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The pianist-composer premieres his 16-piece band on swinging renditions of "Lulu's Back in Town" and "Cheek to Cheek" in 1959.

  12. Country: Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Country Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Tramps Apr 17, 1996 Country: Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Tramps | Apr 17, 1996

    Ray Benson leads the Austin-based band on "Route 66," Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" and "San Antonio Rose" in this '96 set.

  13. Rock: Janis Joplin at the Fillmore East, '69 Rock Janis Joplin at the Fillmore East, '69 Fillmore East Feb 12, 1969 Rock: Janis Joplin at the Fillmore East, '69 Fillmore East | Feb 12, 1969

    The legendary singer leads her own band on "Raise Your Hand" and "Summertime" shortly after leaving Big Brother & The Holding Company.

  14. Jazz: Remembering Les Paul Jazz Remembering Les Paul Iridium Jun 9, 2003 Jazz: Remembering Les Paul Iridium | Jun 9, 2003

    The legendary guitarist-inventor died on this day in 2009. Hear him with a bevy of guest guitarists celebrating his 88th birthday at Iridium.

  15. Country: George Jones at Paradise, '82 Country George Jones at Paradise, '82 Paradise Mar 16, 1982 Country: George Jones at Paradise, '82 Paradise | Mar 16, 1982

    The greatest country singer ever puts his soulful stamp on "The Race Is On," "Bartender's Blues" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in Boston.

  16. Jazz: Pat Metheny Group in Chicago, '87 Jazz Pat Metheny Group in Chicago, '87 Vic Theater Dec 1, 1987 Jazz: Pat Metheny Group in Chicago, '87 Vic Theater | Dec 1, 1987

    The guitarist-composer, who turns 62 today, performs "Last Train Home," "Third Wind" and other tunes from Still Life (Talking).

  17. Rock: Kid Creole & The Coconuts at Tramps, '95 Rock Kid Creole & The Coconuts at Tramps, '95 Tramps Jul 15, 1995 Rock: Kid Creole & The Coconuts at Tramps, '95 Tramps | Jul 15, 1995

    Frontman August Darnell leads his group on catchy Latin-Caribbean flavored disco-funk tunes like "Endicott" and "My Male Curiosity."

  18. Rock: Joe Jackson Looks Sharp Rock Joe Jackson Looks Sharp Berklee Performance Center May 25, 1979 Rock: Joe Jackson Looks Sharp Berklee Performance Center | May 25, 1979

    The Brit new wave pioneer, who turns 62 today, plays his hit single "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and tunes from Look Sharp in 1979.

  19. Jazz: Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Jazz Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Great American Music Hall Feb 26, 1976 Jazz: Art Ensemble of Chicago in San Francisco Great American Music Hall | Feb 26, 1976

    The avant garde pioneers perform tunes from their album Reese and the Smooth Ones in this '76 set from the Great American Music Hall.

  20. Blues: B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Blues B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium Jun 6, 1968 Blues: B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium | Jun 6, 1968

    The king of the blues serenades the hippies with his classics "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss," Sweet Sixteen" and "Rock Me Baby" in this '68 set.

  21. Rock: The Cult of Del Fuegos Rock The Cult of Del Fuegos Papagalio Apr 17, 1986 Rock: The Cult of Del Fuegos Papagalio | Apr 17, 1986

    Singer Dan Zanes leads the Boston-based band on "Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love," "Don't Run Wild" and other tough tunes in a '86 set.

  22. Country: John Conlee in Alabama, '76 Country John Conlee in Alabama, '76 Red Level, AL Jun 6, 1982 Country: John Conlee in Alabama, '76 Red Level, AL | Jun 6, 1982

    The crossover country singer, who turns 70 today, performs his hits "Friday Night Blues," "Lady Lay Down" and "Rose Colored Glasses."

  23. Rock: Jethro Tull Revisits Their Past Rock Jethro Tull Revisits Their Past Tower Theater Nov 25, 1987 Rock: Jethro Tull Revisits Their Past Tower Theater | Nov 25, 1987

    Ian Anderson, who turns 69 today, leads the prog-rockers on '60s hits "Living in the Past," "Aqualung," and "Thick As a Brick" in this '87 set.

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