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  1. Rock: Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Rock Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Tower Theatre Mar 6, 1979 Rock: Just Added: Dire Straits in Philly, '79 Tower Theatre | Mar 6, 1979

    Guitarist-singer Mark Knopfler leads the British group on its first North American tour on the strength of their hit single "Sultans of Swing."

  2. Rock: Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Rock Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz Jun 5, 1985 Rock: Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz | Jun 5, 1985

    Guitarist Leslie West leads the group on their early '70s hits "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."

  3. Rock: King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Rock King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West Dec 14, 1969 Rock: King Crimson at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West | Dec 14, 1969

    Bassist-singer Greg Lake leads the cutting edge prog-rock band on "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "The Court of the Crimson King."

  4. Rock: Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Rock Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Convention Hall Jul 7, 1979 Rock: Video: Blondie in Asbury Park, '79 Convention Hall | Jul 7, 1979 watch video

    Debbie Harry, who turns 70 today, leads the punk/new wave band on revved up anthems "Dreaming," "One Way Or Another" and "X Offender."

  5. Rock: Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 Rock Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 L'amour Aug 10, 1983 Rock: Motorhead at L'Amour, 1983 L'amour | Aug 10, 1983

    Bassist-singer Lemmy (aka Ian Fraser Kilmister) leads the Brit head banging crew on "Back to the Funny Farm" and "Marching Off to War."

  6. Rock: R.I.P. Chris Squire Rock R.I.P. Chris Squire Boston Garden Dec 11, 1974 Rock: R.I.P. Chris Squire Boston Garden | Dec 11, 1974

    Celebrate the legendary Yes bassist, whose agile, contrapuntal style helped set the tone for the prog-rock movement, with this 1974 set.

  7. Rock: Fare Thee Well, Dead Rock Fare Thee Well, Dead Golden Gate Park Nov 3, 1991 Rock: Fare Thee Well, Dead Golden Gate Park | Nov 3, 1991 watch video

    The original jam band began its 50th anniversary reunion gigs this weekend. See them at Golden Gate Park in this 1991 concert video.

  8. Rock: A Tribute to Doc Pomus Rock A Tribute to Doc Pomus Rock: A Tribute to Doc Pomus Doc Pomus Playlist

    The hit songwriter was born on this day 90 years ago. Hear his tunes performed by Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Marshall Crenshaw and others.

  9. Rock: Remembering John Entwistle Rock Remembering John Entwistle Spectrum Mar 15, 1975 Rock: Remembering John Entwistle Spectrum | Mar 15, 1975

    The Who bassist, dubbed Ox, died on this day in 2002. Hear him leading his own band on "Whisky Man" and "Boris the Spider" in 1975.

  10. Rock: Happy Birthday, Mick Jones! Rock Happy Birthday, Mick Jones! Capitol Theatre Mar 8, 1980 Rock: Happy Birthday, Mick Jones! Capitol Theatre | Mar 8, 1980 watch video

    The Clash singer-songwriter-guitarist turns 60 today. See him with the group on "London Calling," "Train in Vain" and others in a 1980 video.

  11. Rock: A Birthday Salute to Georgie Fame Rock A Birthday Salute to Georgie Fame Beacon Theatre Nov 30, 1989 Rock: A Birthday Salute to Georgie Fame Beacon Theatre | Nov 30, 1989

    The keyboardist and British mod pop star turns 72 today. Hear him sing his 1964 hit "Yeh Yeh" with Van Morrison in this 1989 concert.

  12. Rock: Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Rock Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Palladium Jun 29, 1982 Rock: Just Added: Iron Maiden at the Palladium, '82 Palladium | Jun 29, 1982

    The pioneering Brit heavy metal band plays "Children of the Damned," "Run to the Hills" and other tunes from The Number of the Beast.

  13. Rock: A Salute to the King of Pop Rock A Salute to the King of Pop Apollo Theatre Apr 24, 2002 Rock: A Salute to the King of Pop Apollo Theatre | Apr 24, 2002

    It was six years ago today that Michael Jackson passed away. Celebrate his memory by hearing this 2002 performance at the Apollo Theatre.

  14. Rock: Fleetwood Mac Through the Years Rock Fleetwood Mac Through the Years Rock: Fleetwood Mac Through the Years Fleetwood Mac playlist

    Hear their evolution from London-based blues band in the late '60s to multi-platinum-selling pop act in the '70s and beyond in this playlist.

  15. Rock: Happy Birthday, Jeff Beck! Rock Happy Birthday, Jeff Beck! Rock: Happy Birthday, Jeff Beck! Jeff Beck Playlist

    The Brit guitar hero turns 71 today. Hear him perform "You Shook Me" from Truth and "Constipated Duck" from Blow By Blow in this playlist.

  16. Rock: Just Added: Beach Boys at Philly Spectrum Rock Just Added: Beach Boys at Philly Spectrum Spectrum Apr 18, 1980 Rock: Just Added: Beach Boys at Philly Spectrum Spectrum | Apr 18, 1980

    Brian Wilson, subject of the new film Love & Mercy, just turned 73. Hear him lead the group on all their classic songs in this 1980 concert.

  17. Rock: New to the Vault: Little Richard in 1970 Rock New to the Vault: Little Richard in 1970 Boston Tea Party May 23, 1970 Rock: New to the Vault: Little Richard in 1970 Boston Tea Party | May 23, 1970

    The rock 'n' roll pioneer is in fine voice on classic rave-ups like "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Long Tall Sally," "Lucille" and "Tutti Frutti."

  18. Rock: Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Rock Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Central Park Jul 12, 1980 Rock: Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Central Park | Jul 12, 1980

    The Brit singer covers Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale," The Box Tops' "The Letter" and the Beatles' "A Little Help From My Friends."

  19. Rock: Todd Rundgren Goes 'A Cappella' Rock Todd Rundgren Goes 'A Cappella' Bismark Theater Oct 26, 1985 Rock: Todd Rundgren Goes 'A Cappella' Bismark Theater | Oct 26, 1985

    The brilliant rock conceptualist, who turns 67 today, performs sans instruments with a backing choir in this adventurous set from 1985.

  20. Rock: Happy Birthday, Lionel Richie! Rock Happy Birthday, Lionel Richie! Houston, TX Dec 3, 1986 Rock: Happy Birthday, Lionel Richie! Houston, TX | Dec 3, 1986

    The prolific pop songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs his infectious hits "All Night Long" and "Dancing on the Ceiling" in 1986.

  21. Rock: Jerry Garcia Band at French's Camp Rock Jerry Garcia Band at French's Camp French's Camp Aug 29, 1987 Rock: Jerry Garcia Band at French's Camp French's Camp | Aug 29, 1987

    On this day in 1987, Ben & Jerry's introduced their new flavor. Hear its namesake cover "Think" and "Tangled Up in Blue" that summer.

  22. Rock: New From the Vault: Saxon Invades Boston Rock New From the Vault: Saxon Invades Boston Paradise Feb 12, 1986 Rock: New From the Vault: Saxon Invades Boston Paradise | Feb 12, 1986

    Singer Biff Byford leads the British heavy metal band on new tunes from their platinum-selling Innocence Is No Excuse in this 1986 set.

  23. Rock: Happy Birthday, Sir Paul! Rock Happy Birthday, Sir Paul! Rock: Happy Birthday, Sir Paul! Paul McCartney playlist

    Macca turns 73 today. Hear him perform several hits by the Beatles and Wings in a 1990 concert, and in a 1989 press conference.

  24. Rock: Jimi's Pyrotechnic 'Wild Thing' Rock Jimi's Pyrotechnic 'Wild Thing' Winterland Oct 12, 1968 Rock: Jimi's Pyrotechnic 'Wild Thing' Winterland | Oct 12, 1968

    On this day in 1967, Hendrix lit his Strat on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival. Hear him conclude this '68 Winterland set with that anthem.

  25. Rock: Remembering Clarence Clemons Rock Remembering Clarence Clemons Rock: Remembering Clarence Clemons Clarence Clemons playlist

    The Big Man died on this day in 2011. Hear him with his Red Bank Rockers and with Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band in this playlist.

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  1. Rock: U2's 'October' Tour, 1981 Rock U2's 'October' Tour, 1981 Orpheum Theatre Nov 14, 1981 Rock: U2's 'October' Tour, 1981 Orpheum Theatre | Nov 14, 1981

    The Dublin band premieres tunes from their 2nd album, including "Gloria" and "I Threw A Brick Through a Window" in a set from Boston.

  2. Rock: Video: P-Funk All-Stars at Woodstock '99 Rock Video: P-Funk All-Stars at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 23, 1999 Rock: Video: P-Funk All-Stars at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 West Stage | Jul 23, 1999 watch video

    George Clinton leads a funky aggregation including Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell on "We Want the Funk," "Atomic Dog" and "Flashlight."

  3. Rock: The Hooters in Philly, 1985 Rock The Hooters in Philly, 1985 Tower Theater Oct 20, 1985 Rock: The Hooters in Philly, 1985 Tower Theater | Oct 20, 1985

    Hometown heroes perform their hits "And We Danced," "Day By Day," "All You Zombies" and other tunes from their album Nervous Night.

  4. Rock: 'Like a Rolling Stone' Turns 50 Rock 'Like a Rolling Stone' Turns 50 Rock: 'Like a Rolling Stone' Turns 50 Like a Rolling Stone playlist

    On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan recorded his revolutionary electric anthem for Highway 61 Revisited. Hear a few different interpretations.

  5. Rock: Kansas' 'Point of No Return' Tour Rock Kansas' 'Point of No Return' Tour Palladium Dec 18, 1977 Rock: Kansas' 'Point of No Return' Tour Palladium | Dec 18, 1977

    Singer Steve Walsh, who turns 64 today, leads the prog-rockers on "Dust In The Wind" and "Carry On My Wayward Son" in this '77 set.

  6. Rock: Culture Club in Seattle, 1983 Rock Culture Club in Seattle, 1983 Palace Theatre Seattle Mar 1, 1983 Rock: Culture Club in Seattle, 1983 Palace Theatre Seattle | Mar 1, 1983

    Boy George (aka George Alan O'Dowd) leads the Brit pop group on catchy fare like "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" and "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me."

  7. Rock: Video: The Zombies at SXSW, 2013 Rock Video: The Zombies at SXSW, 2013 Stage On Sixth Mar 15, 2013 Rock: Video: The Zombies at SXSW, 2013 Stage On Sixth | Mar 15, 2013 watch video

    Keyboardist Rod Argent, who turns 70 today, leads the group on '60s classics "Tell Her No," "Time of the Season" and "She's Not There."

  8. Rock: New From the Vault: Talking Heads, '79 Rock New From the Vault: Talking Heads, '79 Berklee Performance Center Aug 24, 1979 Rock: New From the Vault: Talking Heads, '79 Berklee Performance Center | Aug 24, 1979

    David Byrne leads the edgy art-rock band on tunes from Fear of Music in this now-complete set previously featured only in part.

  9. Rock: New From the Vault: The Police in Boston, '79 Rock New From the Vault: The Police in Boston, '79 Orpheum Theatre Nov 27, 1979 Rock: New From the Vault: The Police in Boston, '79 Orpheum Theatre | Nov 27, 1979

    Sting leads the trio on "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle" and other tunes from their debut Outlando d'Amour and followup Reggatta de Blanc.

  10. Rock: Video: Kate Taylor on Martha's Vineyard, '08 Rock Video: Kate Taylor on Martha's Vineyard, '08 Martha's Vineyard Festival Aug 10, 2008 Rock: Video: Kate Taylor on Martha's Vineyard, '08 Martha's Vineyard Festival | Aug 10, 2008 watch video

    The singer and younger sister of James Taylor delivers soulful renditions of Etta James' "Stop the Wedding" and "The Shoop Shoop Song."

  11. Rock: New From the Vault: Aerosmith in Boston Rock New From the Vault: Aerosmith in Boston Boston Club Dec 3, 1980 Rock: New From the Vault: Aerosmith in Boston Boston Club | Dec 3, 1980

    Steve Tyler leads the Bad Boys from Boston on "Reefer Head Woman," "Walk This Way" and a cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" in 1980.

  12. Rock: .38 Special Rough-Housin' on Long Island Rock .38 Special Rough-Housin' on Long Island Nassau Coliseum Jan 29, 1985 Rock: .38 Special Rough-Housin' on Long Island Nassau Coliseum | Jan 29, 1985

    Lead singer Donnie Van Zant, who turns 63 today, is a "Stone Cold Believer" in the power of rock 'n roll, as he demonstrates in this '85 set.

  13. Rock: Ray Charles at the Philly Art Museum Rock Ray Charles at the Philly Art Museum Philadelphia Art Museum Jul 4, 1997 Rock: Ray Charles at the Philly Art Museum Philadelphia Art Museum | Jul 4, 1997

    The Genius of Soul, who died on this day in 2004, performs his classics "Busted," "Georgia on My Mind" and "What'd I Say" in this 1997 set.

  14. Rock: New From the Vault: The Dead in Boston Rock New From the Vault: The Dead in Boston Boston Music Hall Jun 12, 1976 Rock: New From the Vault: The Dead in Boston Boston Music Hall | Jun 12, 1976

    Hear the Grateful Dead perform classics like "U.S. Blues" and "Sugar Magnolia" and premiere "Samson and Delilah" in this 1976 concert.

  15. Rock: New From the Vault: The Clash at Bond's, '81 Rock New From the Vault: The Clash at Bond's, '81 Bond International Casino Jun 9, 1981 Rock: New From the Vault: The Clash at Bond's, '81 Bond International Casino | Jun 9, 1981

    The post-punk group performs tunes from London Calling and Sandanista! in this legendary set from the heart of NYC's Times Square.

  16. Rock: New From the Vault: Tom Waits at Paradise Rock New From the Vault: Tom Waits at Paradise Paradise Oct 5, 1977 Rock: New From the Vault: Tom Waits at Paradise Paradise | Oct 5, 1977

    The enigmatic singer-songwriter delivers "Step Right Up" and other tunes from Small Change in his distinctive, boozy growl in this '77 set.

  17. Rock: Simply Red at the Ritz, '86 Rock Simply Red at the Ritz, '86 Ritz Apr 21, 1986 Rock: Simply Red at the Ritz, '86 Ritz | Apr 21, 1986 watch video

    Singer Mick Hucknall, who turns 55 today, leads the Brit soul-pop band on "Money's Too Tight" and "Holding Back the Years" in this video.

  18. Rock: Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore, 1970 Rock Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore, 1970 Fillmore East Jan 1, 1970 Rock: Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore, 1970 Fillmore East | Jan 1, 1970

    Jimi Hendrix joins drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox on a turbulent "Machine Gun" and a marathon "We Gotta Live Together."

  19. Rock: Gary U.S. Bonds at the Ritz, '81 Rock Gary U.S. Bonds at the Ritz, '81 Ritz May 22, 1981 Rock: Gary U.S. Bonds at the Ritz, '81 Ritz | May 22, 1981

    The rock 'n' roll pioneer, who turns 76 today, sings his 1961 hit "Quarter to Three" and the Springsteen-penned "This Little Girl Is Mine."

  20. Rock: The Psychedelic Furs at the Main Event Rock The Psychedelic Furs at the Main Event Main Event Oct 28, 1982 Rock: The Psychedelic Furs at the Main Event Main Event | Oct 28, 1982

    Singer Richard Butler, who turns 59 today, leads the British new wave band on their super hits "Love This Way" and "Pretty in Pink" in 1982.

  21. Rock: Vintage Boss in New Jersey Rock Vintage Boss in New Jersey Capitol Theatre Sep 19, 1978 Rock: Vintage Boss in New Jersey Capitol Theatre | Sep 19, 1978 watch video

    See Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band perform compelling versions of "Born to Run" and "10th Avenue Freeze Out" in this '78 concert video.

  22. Rock: Bourgeois Tagg in San Jose, 1987 Rock Bourgeois Tagg in San Jose, 1987 Club Oasis San Jose Nov 17, 1987 Rock: Bourgeois Tagg in San Jose, 1987 Club Oasis San Jose | Nov 17, 1987

    The multi-platinum-selling band performs tunes from their second album Yoyo and covers the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."

  23. Rock: Ian Hunter in Central Park, 1981 Rock Ian Hunter in Central Park, 1981 Central Park Sep 11, 1981 Rock: Ian Hunter in Central Park, 1981 Central Park | Sep 11, 1981

    The Brit singer-songwriter, who turns 76 today, premieres tunes from Short Back 'n' Sides and performs his classic "All the Young Dudes."

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