Hear the iconic singers raw, uninhibited style with Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Winterland Ballroom in 1968.
Hear son Arlo, Pete Seeger and other folk artists pay tribute to the Dust Bowl Troubadour at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
The Texas guitar hero premieres tunes from his debut album Texas Flood in this 1983 set from Philly's Ripley Hall.
We bid farewell a one of the titan of American music with this spirited show from early in his illustrious career.
The guitar hero fronts a killer band featuring Ron Wood on bass and Rod Stewart on vocals on "Jeff's Boogie," "You Shook Me" and others.
Hear the transcendent saxophonist perform with his expansive quintet at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
Remember the profoundly influential musical innovator with this 1982 concert video, performing tunes from Dirty Mind and Controversy.
The singer-songwriter leads the group on "Freedom Rider," "Every Mother's Son" and "Dear Mr. Fantasy" at the Fillmore East.
Hear a 22-year-old Pete Townshend on pulverizing jams like "I Can't Explain," "Summertime Blues," "Shakin' All Over" and "My Generation."
The great pianist-composer leads an all-star quintet on classic material like "Actual Proof," "Cantaloupe Island" and "Chameleon" in 2008.
Guitar hero Carlos Santana leads the legendary San Francisco group on "Spirits Dancing in the Flesh," "Jingo" and "Oye Como Va" in 1991.
Michael Stipe leads the band on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedback" in 1998.
Jimi Hendrix is supported by powerhouse rhythm section Billy Cox and Buddy Miles on "Them Changes," "Power of Soul" and "Earth Blues."
Founders Fagen & Becker continue their 10-night run at NYC's Beacon Theatre this weekend. Hear an early edition of the band from 1974.
Duane and Gregg Allman lead the band on classics like "One Way Out" and "Whipping Post" on the last night of the NYC rock palace in 1971.
The trumpeter and bebop pioneer was in classic form on "Manteca," "My Man" and "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" at George Wein's annual bash.
The Queen of Soul, who turns 75 today, performs her classic "Respect" and interprets "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and "Eleanor Rigby."
Keyboardist Tony Banks, who turns 67 today, joins his prog-rock mates on the entire rock opera The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in 1975.
The two folk icons blend voices on "Never Let Me Go," "Water Is Wide" and "Mama, You Been On My Mind" on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
Debbie Harry fronts the new wave band on "Dreaming," "One Way Or Another," "Heart of Glass" and a cover of "Bang a Gong (Get It On)."
The King of the Blues died on this day in 2015. Hear him play his classics "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "The Thrill Is Gone."
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rojas lead the Chicano rockers on "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" and a cover of the Grateful Dead's "Bertha" in 1997.
The Mississippi bluesman delivers gritty vocals and toe-curling guitar licks on "Darling I Need Your Love" and "Don't Mess With My Toot Toot."
Guitar virtuosos Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia perform "Tres Hermanos" and "Fantasia Suite" in this acoustic set.
The Talking Heads frontman, who turns 65 today, leads the group on "Psycho Killer," "Crosseyed and Painless" and "Once in a Lifetime."
Soul maestro Stevie Wonder turns 67 today. Hear him play his classics like "Superstition," "Living for the City," "Sir Duke" and "Higher Ground."
The keyboardist-composer, who was born on this day in 1912, leads his 15-piece ensemble on "Blues in Orbit," "Zee Zee" and "Eleven."
Bass phenom Jaco Pastorius was with the group for just three months when they played this concert at New York's City Center in 1976.
The Upminster Kid, who was born on this day in 1942, leads the Blockheads on "Wake Up and Make Love to Me" in this '78 set from NYC.
The popular singer-songwriter and talk show host sticks to an all-instrumental set, performing tunes from Other Hours with his quartet.
The great American songsmith turns 89 today. Hear some of his tunes played by Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, The Tubes and others.
The reggae pioneer died on this day in 1981. Hear him perform "Lively Up Yourself," "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get Up Stand Up" in this 1978 set.
The pianist-composer-arranger turns 81 today. Hear her 10-piece ensemble play "Wrong Key Donkey," "Ida Lupino" and "Drinking Music."
The late drummer would've turned 70 today. Hear him with the Allman Brothers Band; with Betts, Hall, Leavell & Trucks; and Warren Haynes.
The prolific songwriter and key contributor to the Great American Songbook was born on this day in 1888. Hear his tunes interpreted.
Watch the singer, who turns 57 today, lead U2 on "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" and the Beatles' "Help!" in 1986.
The great drummer, who was born on this day in 1929, swings the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on "Once Around" and others in 1975.
The country music matriarch was born on this day in 1909. Hear her perform the Carter Family classics "Lulu Wall" and "Wildwood Flower."
The British singer-songwriter-guitarist, who turns 71 today, performs his classics "Feelin' Alright" and "Only You Know And I Know" in 1975.
Snarling bassist Sid Vicious, who would've turned 60 today, provides the thumping low-end on "God Save the Queen" and "I'm a Lazy Sod."
The guitar great performs tunes from his Blue Note debut, Meant to Be, with bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Bill Stewart in this 1993 set.
The instrumental group led by organist Booker T. Jones reprises its 1960 hits "Green Onions" and "Time Is Tight" the Bottom Line, 1977.
The dynamic Brazilian artist, who turns 69 today, showcases her piano chops and scatting prowess in this 1975 set from Avery Fisher Hall.
The Piano Man, who turns 68 today, performs "Allentown," "Angry Young Man," "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Only the Good Die Young."
The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band plays "Brown Sugar," "Tumblin' Dice" and a 12-minute version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in this 1981 set.
The pianist-composer turns 72 today. Hear him explore a full range of expression on the keyboard in this purely improvised set from 1973.
The seminal blues figure was born on this day in 1911. Hear his tunes played by Cream, Keb' Mo', Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna and others.
The pianist-composer, who was born on this day in 1910, performs her tunes "Medi, No. 1" and "Blues for Timme" with her trio in this 1973 set.