Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Steely Dan in London, 1974 Rock Steely Dan in London, 1974 Rainbow Theatre May 20, 1974 Rock: Steely Dan in London, 1974 Rainbow Theatre | May 20, 1974

    Walter Becker, who turns 67 today, joins partner Donald Fagen and the band on tunes from Countdown to Ecstasy and Pretzel Logic.

  2. Rock: J. Geils Band at the Fillmore, 1971 Rock J. Geils Band at the Fillmore, 1971 Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 Rock: J. Geils Band at the Fillmore, 1971 Fillmore East | Jun 27, 1971

    The guitarist-bandleader, who turns 71 today, wails on Albert Collins' "Sno-Cone" and showcases harp ace Magic Dick on "Whammer Jammer."

  3. Rock: X's Revved-Up Punk Appeal Rock X's Revved-Up Punk Appeal L'amour Nov 26, 1983 Rock: X's Revved-Up Punk Appeal L'amour | Nov 26, 1983

    The L.A. band fronted by Exene Cervenka and featuring guitarist Billy Zoom premieres tunes from More Fun in the New World in this '83 set.

  4. Rock: Let There Be AC/DC Rock Let There Be AC/DC Towson State College Oct 16, 1979 Rock: Let There Be AC/DC Towson State College | Oct 16, 1979

    Scottish-born Aussie singer Bon Scott, who died on this day in 1980, leads the group on "Let There Be Rock" on their Highway to Hell tour.

  5. Rock: Black Sabbath's Savage Glory Rock Black Sabbath's Savage Glory Pittsburgh Civic Arena Sep 2, 1978 Rock: Black Sabbath's Savage Glory Pittsburgh Civic Arena | Sep 2, 1978

    Guitarist Tony Iommi, who turns 69 today, fires up Ozzy and the crew on versions of "Iron Man," "Snowblind" and "Paranoid" in this 1978 set.

  6. Rock: Happy Birthday, Yoko! Rock Happy Birthday, Yoko! Hamburg, Germany Mar 12, 1986 Rock: Happy Birthday, Yoko! Hamburg, Germany | Mar 12, 1986

    Singer-songwriter and peace activist Yoko Ono turns 84 today. Hear her sing "Dream Love" and "Give Peace a Chance" on her '86 Starpeace tour.

  7. Rock: Eric Clapton's 'Slowhand' Tour Rock Eric Clapton's 'Slowhand' Tour Springfield Civic Center Apr 5, 1978 Rock: Eric Clapton's 'Slowhand' Tour Springfield Civic Center | Apr 5, 1978

    The guitar hero plays J.J. Cale's "Cocaine," Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and his own hits "Layla" and "Let It Rain" in a 1978 set.

  8. Rock: Green Day at Woodstock, '94 Rock Green Day at Woodstock, '94 Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994 Rock: Green Day at Woodstock, '94 Woodstock 94 | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who turns 45 today, fronts the pop punk group on "Chump," "Basket Case" and other tunes from Dookie.

  9. Rock: Pink Floyd at the Fillmore West Rock Pink Floyd at the Fillmore West Fillmore West Apr 29, 1970 Rock: Pink Floyd at the Fillmore West Fillmore West | Apr 29, 1970

    On this day in 1968, guitarist David Gilmour replaced Syd Barrett in the lineup. Hear them play a 22-minute "A Saucerful of Secrets' in 1970.

  10. Rock: Andy Taylor's '80s Hits Rock Andy Taylor's '80s Hits Rock: Andy Taylor's '80s Hits An Andy Taylor Playlist

    The guitarist, who turns 56 today, plays "Hungry Like the Wolf" with Duran Duran and "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" with The Power Station.

  11. Rock: Tina Turner in Sweden Rock Tina Turner in Sweden Grona Lund May 13, 1983 Rock: Tina Turner in Sweden Grona Lund | May 13, 1983 watch video

    The dynamic soul singer was 43 when she reprised her 1966 Phil Spector-produced hit "River Deep - Mountain High" in this 1983 video.

  12. Rock: The JB Horns at Newport, 1992 Rock The JB Horns at Newport, 1992 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1992 Rock: The JB Horns at Newport, 1992 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1992 watch video

    Maceo Parker, who turns 73 today, joins Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley on "Soul Power," "Cold Sweat" and "Gonna Have a Funky Good Time."

  13. Rock: Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock, 1994 Rock Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994 Rock: Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    The singer-songwriter and humanitarian activist, who turns 67 today, performs "Red Rain," "Sledgehammer," "Biko" and "Come Talk To Me."

  14. Rock: Bowie's Grammy Sweep Rock Bowie's Grammy Sweep Olympic Stadium Aug 30, 1987 Rock: Bowie's Grammy Sweep Olympic Stadium | Aug 30, 1987

    The late David Bowie was honored with five posthumous awards for Blackstar in last night's Grammy show. Hear him sing classics in 1987.

  15. Rock: Steve Hackett's Six-String Sizzle Rock Steve Hackett's Six-String Sizzle Rock: Steve Hackett's Six-String Sizzle Steve Hackett Playlist

    The prog-rock guitarist, who turns 67 today, performs "Los Endos" with Genesis in 1976 and "Hackett to Bits" with the group GTR in 1986.

  16. Rock: D'Angelo at Tramps, 1995 Rock D'Angelo at Tramps, 1995 Tramps Aug 30, 1995 Rock: D'Angelo at Tramps, 1995 Tramps | Aug 30, 1995

    The neo-soul singer-songwriter, who turns 43 today, performs "Jonz in My Bonz," "Crusin'" and other tunes from his debut album Brown Sugar.

  17. Rock: Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Rock Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 Rock: Talking Heads at the Heatwave Festival Heatwave Festival | Aug 23, 1980

    David Byrne leads the band on "Psycho Killer," "Once in a Lifetime" and other tunes from Remain in Light in this 1980 set from Canada.

  18. Rock: Roberta Flack's Sultry Style Rock Roberta Flack's Sultry Style Springfield Civic Center Oct 1, 1972 Rock: Roberta Flack's Sultry Style Springfield Civic Center | Oct 1, 1972

    The singer-pianist, who turns 80 today, performs her hit "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and Dylan's "Just Like a Woman' in 1972.

  19. Rock: A Carole King Milestone Rock A Carole King Milestone Eastman Theatre Sep 12, 1993 Rock: A Carole King Milestone Eastman Theatre | Sep 12, 1993

    The prolific singer-songwriter turns 75 today. Hear her perform her classics "Up On The Roof," "So Far Away" and "It's Too Late" in 1993.

  20. Rock: The Best of NRBQ Rock The Best of NRBQ Rock: The Best of NRBQ The Best of NRBQ

    Big Al Anderson, Joey Spampinato, Terry Adams and Tom Ardolino are rockin' on "Green Lights," "Wacky Tobacky" and others from the '70s.

  21. Rock: The Best of Billy Joel Rock The Best of Billy Joel Rock: The Best of Billy Joel The Best Of Billy Joel

    This playlist spans three decades, ranging from early classics like "Piano Man" and "The Ballad of Billy the Kid" to later hits like "Uptown Girl."

  22. Rock: Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Rock Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Westfahlenhalle Apr 15, 1983 Rock: Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Westfahlenhalle | Apr 15, 1983

    Guitarist-singer Midge Ure leads the London-based electro-pop pioneers on "Visions in Blue," "Reap the Wild Wind" and more from Quartet.

  23. Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Rock R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 17, 1998 Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 17, 1998 watch video

    Michael Stipe leads the band on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedback" in 1998.

  24. Rock: Foghat's Slow Ride in Philly Rock Foghat's Slow Ride in Philly Spectrum Dec 18, 1976 Rock: Foghat's Slow Ride in Philly Spectrum | Dec 18, 1976

    Band founder Dave Peverett, who died on this day in 2000, leads the British blues-rockers on "Fool for the City" and "Slow Ride" in a '76 set.

  25. Rock: Bob Marley & the Wailers at Paul's Mall Rock Bob Marley & the Wailers at Paul's Mall Paul's Mall Jun 26, 1975 Rock: Bob Marley & the Wailers at Paul's Mall Paul's Mall | Jun 26, 1975

    The reggae legend, born on this day in 1945, leads the group on "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Stir It Up" in this intimate nightclub set from 1975.

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  1. Rock: Al Kooper's Solo Record Plant Session Rock Al Kooper's Solo Record Plant Session Record Plant Oct 23, 1974 Rock: Al Kooper's Solo Record Plant Session Record Plant | Oct 23, 1974

    The singer-songwriter-guitarist-pianist, who turns 73 today, performs tunes from his albums Easy Does It and Naked Songs in this 1974 set.

  2. Rock: The Mahavishnu Orchestra in Central Park Rock The Mahavishnu Orchestra in Central Park Central Park Aug 18, 1973 Rock: The Mahavishnu Orchestra in Central Park Central Park | Aug 18, 1973

    Bassist Rick Laird, who turns 75 today, premieres his tune "Steppings Tones" and is featured in a rare solo on "One Word" in this 1973 set.

  3. Rock: Alice Cooper at the L.A. Forum, 1975 Rock Alice Cooper at the L.A. Forum, 1975 Los Angeles Forum Jun 17, 1975 Rock: Alice Cooper at the L.A. Forum, 1975 Los Angeles Forum | Jun 17, 1975

    The Godfather of Shock Rock (aka Vincent Furnier), who turns 69 today, sings "School's Out," "No More Nr. Nice Guy" and "Billion Dollar Babies."

  4. Rock: Kansas Plays Pine Knob, 1978 Rock Kansas Plays Pine Knob, 1978 Pine Knob Jul 26, 1978 Rock: Kansas Plays Pine Knob, 1978 Pine Knob | Jul 26, 1978

    Drummer Phil Ehart, who turns 66 today, fuels the prog-rockers on their hits "Point of No Return" and "Carry on Wayward Son."

  5. Rock: A Purple Haze Playlist Rock A Purple Haze Playlist Rock: A Purple Haze Playlist A Purple Haze Playlist

    On this day in 1967, Jimi Hendrix recorded his psychedelic gem in a London studio. Hear it covered by Jimi, Sting, Adrian Belew and others.

  6. Rock: The Day the Music Died Rock The Day the Music Died Rock: The Day the Music Died The Day the Music Died

    On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a tragic plane crash. Hear their songs covered in this playlist.

  7. Rock: A Graham Nash Birthday Playlist Rock A Graham Nash Birthday Playlist Rock: A Graham Nash Birthday Playlist A Graham Nash Playlist

    The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 74 today, performs his "Our House," "Chicago," "Dark Star" and "Teach Your Children" with CSNY.

  8. Rock: Sid Vicious Checks Out Rock Sid Vicious Checks Out Winterland Jan 14, 1978 Rock: Sid Vicious Checks Out Winterland | Jan 14, 1978 watch video

    The Sex Pistols bassist died of a heroin overdose on this day in 1979. Hear them play "God Save the Queen" and "Anarchy in the UK" in '78.

  9. Rock: R.I.P. John Wetton Rock R.I.P. John Wetton Rock: R.I.P. John Wetton A John Wetton Playlist

    The British prog-rock bassist-singer died yesterday at age 67. Hear him with King Crimson in 1973, Roxy Music in '74 and Bryan Ferry in '77.

  10. Rock: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show in NYC Rock Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show in NYC Bottom Line Jan 25, 1978 Rock: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show in NYC Bottom Line | Jan 25, 1978

    Ray "Patch Eye" Sawyer, who turns 80 today, sings lead vocals on the band's hit "Cover of the Rolling Stone" in this 1978 Bottom Line set.

  11. Rock: Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Rock Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Tramps Jul 15, 1996 Rock: Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Tramps | Jul 15, 1996

    Guitarist Warren Haynes leads the jam band on "Grinning' in Your Face" from their self-titled debut and a raunchy cover of "Young Man Blues."

  12. Rock: The Ohio Players' Funky Ride Rock The Ohio Players' Funky Ride Circle Star Theatre Mar 12, 1977 Rock: The Ohio Players' Funky Ride Circle Star Theatre | Mar 12, 1977

    On this day in 1976, the Clevelander's single "Love Rollercoaster" hit #1. Hear them play it and their other hits "Fire" and "Skin Tight" in '77.

  13. Rock: Humble Pie in NYC Rock Humble Pie in NYC Private's Mar 25, 1981 Rock: Humble Pie in NYC Private's | Mar 25, 1981

    The guitarist-singer and founding member Steve Marriott, who was born on this day in 1947, leads the band on "I Don't Need No Doctor."

  14. Rock: Marty Balin Flies Solo Rock Marty Balin Flies Solo Savoy Oct 6, 1981 Rock: Marty Balin Flies Solo Savoy | Oct 6, 1981

    The singer-songwriter and Jefferson Airplane founder, who turns 74 today, plays "Miracles" and new tunes from his 1981 self-titled debut.

  15. Rock: A Phil Collins Birthday Playlist Rock A Phil Collins Birthday Playlist Rock: A Phil Collins Birthday Playlist A Phil Collins Birthday Playlist

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" with Genesis and "In the Air Tonight" as a leader.

  16. Rock: Paul Kantner in Memoriam Rock Paul Kantner in Memoriam McCabes Oct 26, 1991 Rock: Paul Kantner in Memoriam McCabes | Oct 26, 1991

    The singer-songwriter and Jefferson Airplane co-founder died on this day in 2016. Hear him play "I'm on Fire" and "Volunteers" in 1991.

  17. Rock: Video: Cowboy Junkies at Newport, 2008 Rock Video: Cowboy Junkies at Newport, 2008 Newport Folk Festival Aug 2, 2008 Rock: Video: Cowboy Junkies at Newport, 2008 Newport Folk Festival | Aug 2, 2008 watch video

    Singer Margo Timmins, who turns 56 today, leads the Toronto-based band on "Miles From Our Home" and "My Little Basquiat."

  18. Rock: A Six-String Extravaganza Rock A Six-String Extravaganza Warfield Theatre Sep 19, 1992 Rock: A Six-String Extravaganza Warfield Theatre | Sep 19, 1992

    A parade of plectrists from Dick Dale to Adrian Legg, Frank Gambale, Elliott Easton and Harvey Mandel flaunt their chops in this 1992 set.

  19. Rock: Eddie Van Halen's Righteous Riffs Rock Eddie Van Halen's Righteous Riffs Rock: Eddie Van Halen's Righteous Riffs Eddie Van Halen playlist

    The influential '80s guitar hero, who turns 62 today, plays a medley of "Eruption/Spanish Fly/Cathedral" in 1995 and sits for a 1984 interview.

  20. Rock: R.I.P. Butch Trucks Rock R.I.P. Butch Trucks Rock: R.I.P. Butch Trucks A Butch Trucks Memorial Playlist

    The drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band died yesterday at age 69. Hear him with ABB and in an 1984 interview.

  21. Rock: Johnny Winter at Winterland Rock Johnny Winter at Winterland Winterland Apr 30, 1976 Rock: Johnny Winter at Winterland Winterland | Apr 30, 1976

    The Texas guitar slinger unleashes his signature licks on Chuck Berry classics "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven" in this '76 set.

  22. Rock: R.I.P. Maggie Roche Rock R.I.P. Maggie Roche Capitol Theatre Oct 21, 1978 Rock: R.I.P. Maggie Roche Capitol Theatre | Oct 21, 1978 watch video

    The New Jersey-born singer lost her fight with cancer last weekend. See her singing with younger sisters Terre and Suzzy in this 1978 video.

  23. Rock: Warren Zevon at Black Oak Ranch Rock Warren Zevon at Black Oak Ranch Black Oak Ranch Sep 1, 1996 Rock: Warren Zevon at Black Oak Ranch Black Oak Ranch | Sep 1, 1996

    The late singer-songwriter, who would've turned 70 today, revisits several tunes from his 1978 classic, Excitable Boy, in this 1996 set.

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