Founder of the iconic NYC club died on this day in 2007. Hear several bands that he booked there, including Blondie and The Ramones.
Hear their lush harmonies on "In My Room" and "Good Vibrations" and their rocking good energy on "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Surfin' USA."
Guitarist Alex Lifeson, who turns 62 today, ignites the band with his fiery fretboard work on classics like "YYZ," "Freewill" and "Dreamline."
The singer-songwriter performs his hits "Margaritaville," "Volcano" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" for an audience of Parrotheads in 1980.
Singer Steven Tyler leads the Boston-based band on their classics "Sweet Emotion," "Dream On" and "Walk This Way" in this hometown set.
The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 61 today, plays acoustic versions of "Accidents Will Happen," "Veronica" and "Red Shoes."
Bassist-singer Gene Simmons, who turns 66 today, plays "Detroit Rock City" and "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" with the theatrical metal mavens.
The Godfather of Soul performs his classics "Soul Power," "Sex Machine," "Cold Sweat" and "Get Up Offa That Thing" in this 1977 set.
On this day in 1989, Charlie Hustle accepted a lifetime ban from baseball. You wanna bet they let him back in? Enjoy "The Gambler."
The late vocalist, born on this day in 1952, sings "London Calling" and "Guns of Brixton" at the Clash's fabled Bond Casino show from 1981.
The band from Dublin performs their singles "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" and "I Will Follow" along with other tunes from their debut album, Boy.
The former Led Zeppelin frontman, who turns 67 today, performs Love's "7 And 7 Is" and Zep's "Ramble On" in this 2006 benefit concert.
The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 63 today, plays "Memphis in the Meantime," "Thing Called Love" and tunes from Bring the Family.
Rock's first superstar drummer (subject of the film Beware of Mr. Baker) turns 76 today. Hear him with Cream and the Baker Gurvitz Army.
Guitarist Leslie West leads the heavy-duty rock band on "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."
The immortal guitarist was the finale to "3 Days of Peace & Music." Hear him play the closing tune "Villanova Junction" in this 1970 set.
The singer-songwriter performs "Heart To Heart," "Don't Fight It," "I Gotta Try" and other tunes from High Adventure in this 1982 set.
One of the founding fathers of rock 'n roll performs his classics "Lucille," "Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Tutti Frutti" in this 1970 set.
Former lead singer for the Go-Gos turns 57 today. Hear her cover Cream's "I Feel Free" and sing her hit "Heaven Is A Place on Earth" in '88.
It was 53 years ago today that Richard Starkey replaced Pete Best in the Beatles. Hear him with his All-Starr Band and in a 1977 interview.
The prolific hit songwriter (for Glen Campbell, Fifth Dimension, Richard Harris, Art Garfunkel) turns 69 today. Hear him perform solo in 1974.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter, who turns 74 today, appears here in a solo setting from '89, with his band CPR in '97 and with CSNY in '70.
Bassist-vocalist Aimee Mann leads the Boston new wave band on "Love In a Vacuum" and other tunes from their debut album, Voices Carry.
The Bay Area band performs "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "I Want a New Drug," "Bad Is Bad" and other tunes from their hit album Sports.
The late singer-songwriter, who was born on this day in 1951, performs tunes from his albums Souvenirs and Captured Angel.
The Athens, Georgia party band performs infectious dance tunes from their self-titled debut at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.
Debbie Harry leads the punk/new wave group on a revved-up set including "X-Offender," "I'm On E" and "Rip Her To Shreds" in Boston.
Dapper August Darnell, who turns 65 today, leads the Latin-tinged dance band on "No Fish Today" and tunes from Tropical Gangsters.
The Boss leads the E Street Band on "Born To Run" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" in this video from the Capitol Theatre.
Ozzy showcases new guitarist Brad Gillis in this concert held just 40 days after the tragic plane crash that killed guitar hero Randy Rhoads.
The man who laid the groundwork for rock history was born on this day in 1909. Hear a playlist eight of all-time great Fender Strat players.
The charismatic Jethro Tull frontman, who turns 68 today, leads the British prog-rock group on "Nothing Is Easy" and "Dharma for One."
The Aussie-born pop star/actor performs his smash hit "Jessie's Girl," "Love Is Alright Tonite" and other tunes from Working Class Dog.
The rock 'n soul twosome covers the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and sings tunes from Private Eyes in this '83 set.
Declan Patrick MacManus premieres "Shipbuilding," "Let Them All Talk," "Everyday I Write the Book" and other tunes from Punch the Clock.
Singer Nick Heyward leads the Brit new wave band on "Love Plus One," "Fantastic Day," "Snow Girl" and other tunes from Pelican West.
"Message In a Bottle" topped the UK charts in 1979. Fittingly, the band opened this '86 reunion set with their hit from Reggatta de Blanc.
The keyboardist-composer passed on this day in 2013. Hear him with the Mothers of Invention in 1970 and leading his own group in 1977.
The guitarist and former member of The McCoys turns 68 today. Hear him with the Edgar Winter Group in 1974 and his own group in 1981.
Poet and author of "The Basketball Diaries" performs "Nothing Is True," "People Who Died" and other tunes from Catholic Boy in this 1980 set.
British singer and rude girl Pauline Black leads the Coventry ska revival band on "Train to Skaville," "Too Much Pressure" and "Die Happy."
The influential '60s songwriter, who died on this day in 2006, is feted by Robert Plant, Alice Cooper, Nils Lofgren and others in this playlist.
Guitarist-singer James Hetifield, who turns 52 today, leads the metal warriors through intense renditions of "Master of Puppets" and "Fuel."
The keyboardist and charter member of The Band turns 78 this week. See them play "Don't Do It," "Ophelia" and "The Weight" in 1976.
See the iconic guitarist, who would've turned 73 this week, play Dead anthems "Shakedown Street" and "Dark Star" in this '81 video.
Ozzy Osbourne joins Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward on "War Pigs," "Iron Man" and "Sabbra Cadabra" in this historic '74 festival.
The Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, lead the Brit band on "Digsy's Dinner," "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and other tunes from Definitely Maybe.
'70s popster and former Fairport Convention member plays "Don't Hang Up Your Dancing Shoes," "Shake It" and other tunes from Stealin' Home.