The late, great guitar slinger showcases his unparalleled chops on his "Five String Blues" and "The Messiah Will Come Again" in this '73 set.
The Outlaw Country icon, who turns 84 today, just released his humorous new song "Still Not Dead." Hear him play intimate duets in '91.
The prolific composer-bandleader, born on this day in 1899, presides over his orchestra on "Up Jump," "Swamp Goo," "Satin Doll" and others.
The great bassist, who died on this day in 2005, plays "Watergate Blues" with the Heath Brothers and "Summertime" with MJQ.
The Australian country star performs "I Want to Be Your Man (Forever)," "It's a Love Thing" and other tunes from this self-titled Stateside debut.
Violinist-keyboardist Eddie Jobson, who turns 62 today, joins Bryan Ferry, John Wetton, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay in the UK, 1974.
The New Orleans trumpeter, who died on this day in 1999, flaunts peerless chops on "Royal Garden Blues" and "Danny Boy" in a 1970 set.
Choreographer Peter Martins collaborated with the soul icon on classics like "Hit The Road Jack" and "I Got a Woman" in this concert from 1989.
Drummer Roger Taylor, who turns 57 today, fuels the new wave band on their hits "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Girls on Film."
The comedian, a bona fide banjo ace, joins the Steep Canyon Rangers on "Pitkin County Turnaround" and "Daddy Played the Banjo."
The New Jersey native and synth pioneer, who turns 74 today, performs his hit "Dream Weaver" and premieres tunes from The Light of Smiles.
Today marks the centennial of the First Lady of Song. Hear her sing "Satin Doll' and "One Note Samba" and scat on "How High the Moon."
The formidable bluesman, born on this day in 1923, unleashes his bent-string licks on "Crosscut Saw," "Oh Pretty Woman" and "Blues Power."
Big Mama Thornton, ZZ Top, Bob Weir, Link Wray, Dion, Aretha Franklin, U2 and others perform hit tunes by the prolific songwriting team.
The versatile fiddler, born on this day in 1928, plays Louis Jordan's "Barnyard Boogie," "Orange Blossom Special" and Dickey Betts' "Jessica."
The regal pop diva performs her Supremes classic "You Can't Hurry Love" and solo hits "Upside Down," "It's My House" and "Endless Love."
Hear Cheap Trick, U2, Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin, St. Vincent, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Alanis Morissette, John Legend and others.
The great saxophonist, who was born on this day in 1937, stretches heroically on his "Recorda Me" and "Power to the People" in a 1975 set.
The soul singer, who died on this day last year, performs his hit "Me and Mrs. Jones" and The Doobies' "Taking It To The Streets" in 1977.
The great singer, who died on this day in 2001, performs Ellington's "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" with Rahsaan Roland Kirk in 1973.
Hear guitar great Clarence and mandolinist Roland blend on bluegrass favorites like "Sally Goodin'," "Old Joe Clark" and "Shuckin' the Corn."
The bassist-composer leads his potent large ensemble on "Monterey Suite," "Last Minute Man" and other tunes from Overtime in 2005.
The drummer-producer, who turns 65 today, plays his "Delightful," Jeff Beck's "Led Boots" and Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love" in a '92 set.
Guitarist-singer Peter Frampton, who turns 67 today, explores his talk box on an extended version of "Do You Feel Like We Do" in a '75 set.
The great bassist and prolific composer, who was born on this day in 1922, performs "Fables of Faubus" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" in 1973.
The profoundly influential musical innovator died on this day in 2016. See him perform tunes from Dirty Mind and Controversy in a '82 video.
The revered trombonist-arranger celebrates his 85th birthday today. Hear him with the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra at the Newport '59.
The Godfather of Punk turns 70 today. Hear him perform "Kill City" and Stooges faves "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" in 1988.
The Rhode Island alt-rockers play "The Bump," "Let's All Go to the Bar" and other tunes from Divine Providence in a video from Vermont.
Robert Smith, who turns 58 today, leads the Brit band on older songs like "Boys Don't Cry" and then-new tunes from The Top.
Hear "Wake and Bake," "Who's Got the Weed," "Legalize It," "Burn One Down," "Hits From the Bong" and other pro-pot anthems in this playlist.
Steve Marriott, who died on this day in 1991, leads the British band on "30 Days in the Hole," "Hot 'N' Nasty" and "I Don't Need No Doctor."
The Robert Johnson protege, who died on this day in 1992, flaunts his deft slide guitar technique on "Dynaflow Blues" and "Crossroads."
Swing era vibes star Lionel Hampton, who was born on this day in 1908, plays Horace Silver's "Psychedelic Sally" and his signature "Flying Home."
Steve Wynn fronts the group on Donovan's "Season of the Witch," Dylan's "Outlaw Blues" and Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul" in 1982.
The pianist, composer and educator, who turns 82 today, extrapolates on the blues and Great American Songbook in this 1986 solo set.
A founding member of The Band, Helm died on this day in 2012. See him lead his own group on classics like "Ophelia" and "The Weight."
The trumpeter showcases mondo chops on his "Three Little Foxes," a swinging "Ol' Man River" and Slide Hampton's "The Mark of Jazz."
The singer-songwriter with the gritty, powerhouse vocals performs her "Hillbilly Girl With the Blues" and "Wide Eyed and Willing."
The great Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson, who died on this day in 2005, anchors the formidable, swinging trio in this '81 set.
The late P-Funk keyboardist, who would've turned 73 today, leads his Woo Warriors on "Red Hot Mama" and 'Comin' Around the Mountain."
The late Clyde Stubblefield was born on this day in 1943. Hear his syncopated beats propel "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" in 1969.
The Louisiana multi-instrumentalist bluesman was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play "Please Mr. Nixon," "Dragnet Blues" and "Black Jack."
Alexander "Skip" Spence, who was born on this day in 1946, left his gig with the Jefferson Airplane to form the psychedelic San Francisco band.
Drummers Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Freddie Waits and Papa Jo Jones showcase their chops and individual styles in this jam from 1973.
Guitarist Tyler Anthony and mandolinist Evan Ford blend harmony vocals on "Chattanooga," "Goldmine," "Stella" and the Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive."
The extraordinary guitarist who reinvented the instrument died on Easter Sunday at age 70. Hear his fabled legato lines with UK in 1978.
The New Orleans trumpeter, who died on this day in 1967, is featured on "Summertime" in this Trumpet and Guitar Workshop from 1966.