Jeff Tweedy, who turns 49 today, leads the Chicago-based band on "Sunken Treasure," "Hotel Arizona" and other tunes from Being There.
The chart-topping instrumental group revisits some of its '60s hits including "Green Onions," "Time Is Tight" and "Hip Hug-Her" in 1977.
The lead guitarist for San Francisco's Quicksilver Messenger Service was born on this day in 1943. Hear him blazing at Winterland in a '75 set.
The Who drummer, who would've turned 70 today, thrashes the kit on the instrumental "Sparks" and more from Tommy in this 1970 video.
The original lineup performs the revved up "Bodhisattva," the Latin-tinged "Do It Again" and the rockin' "Reeliin' In The Years" in 1974.
The theatrical frontman leads the prog-rockers on "Cuckoo Coconut" and other tunes from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in this '75 set.
The singer and husband/songwriting partner of Valerie Simpson died on this day in 2011. Hear them perform "Let's Go Get Stoned" in 1977.
The iconic Led Zeppelin frontman, who turns 68 today, sings an eerie medley of "Hey Joe/Nature Boy," and ends his set with "Ramble On."
The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 64 today, plays "I Don't Even Try," "Say It With Flowers" and other tunes from Riding With the King.
The irascible superstar drummer turns 77 today. Hear him in concerts with Cream in 1968 and with the Baker Gurvitz Army in 1975.
The Canadian singer performs a dramatic version of Cole Porter's "So In Love" along with her "Save Me" and other tunes from Ingenue in '92.
On this day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix closed the Woodstock Festival with the jazzy "Villanova Junction." Hear him reprise it in this 1970 set.
The post-Pulp Fiction surf revival band from Nashville plays "Goo Goo Muck" and "Space Mosquitoes" in this 2012 Daytrotter session.
Singer Kevin Rowland, who turns 63 today, leads the Brit pop-soul band on their hit songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno" in this 1983 set.
Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Jorma Kaukonen and others perform at the 1979 jam in Parr Meadows, Long Island.
Elvis Presley, who died on this day in 1977, is feted by Link Wray, Doc Watson, Kim Carnes, Grateful Dead and Pete Townshend in this playlist
The Material Girl turns 58 today. Hear her perform her hits "Holiday," "Into the Groove" and "Love Makes the World Go Round" in 1985.
Day 2 of the original Woodstock Festival happened on this day in 1969. Hear a list of bands perform at the 1999 edition of that Aquarian bash.
Guitarist Leslie West showcases his humungous tone on "Mississippi Queen" and "Nantucket Sleighride" in this 1970 Fillmore East set.
The prolific pop songwriter, who turns 70 today, premieres new songs like "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" and "Rose" in this intimate set.
On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Festival opened. See Aerosmith, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more at the 25th anniversary bash.
The father of funky slap bass turns 70 today. Hear him get down with his Graham Central Station in this two-hour set from Tramps in 1995.
The legendary singer leads her own band on "Raise Your Hand" and "Summertime" shortly after leaving Big Brother & The Holding Company.
Frontman August Darnell leads his group on catchy Latin-Caribbean flavored disco-funk tunes like "Endicott" and "My Male Curiosity."
The Brit new wave pioneer, who turns 62 today, plays his hit single "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and tunes from Look Sharp in 1979.
Singer Dan Zanes leads the Boston-based band on "Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love," "Don't Run Wild" and other tough tunes in a '86 set.
Ian Anderson, who turns 69 today, leads the prog-rockers on '60s hits "Living in the Past," "Aqualung," and "Thick As a Brick" in this '87 set.
The man who invented the electric guitar that bears his name was born on this day in 1909. Hear some greats who play his signature axe.
The drummer-singer and founding member of The Band leads his eight-piece group on "The Same Thing," "Ophelia" and "The Weight."
The soulful singer leads the News on their hit song from Sports and covers of "Lets Go Get Stoned" and "Working In a Coal Mine" in 1989.
Guitarist The Edge, who turns 55 today, fuels tunes like "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "Exit" in this 1987 set from MSG.
The singular guitarist-bandleader-satirist lets his fingers do the talking on "Sinister Footwear," "Bowling on Charen" and "Black Napkins."
The rootsy singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2009, performs "Spanish Stroll," "Cadillac Walk" and others in a '78 set from Paradise.
On this day in 1966, the Beatles released their single "Yellow Submarine." Hear Ringo sing it with his All-Starr Band in this 2001 set.
The guitarist, who turns 69 today, plays "Frankenstein" with the Edgar Winter Group in '74 and "Hang On Sloopy" with his own group in '81.
The soulful singer performs "Stoned" and other tunes from her album The Way and covers Melanie's "Brand New Key" in this 2014 set.
Hear hookmeisters John Fogerty, John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, Marshall Crenshaw and others in this 3-hour playlist.
Hear hookmeisters Dave Edmunds, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, The Police, The Kinks, Squeeze, Madness and others in this 3-hour playlist.
Singer-guitarist and principal songwriter James Hetfield, who turns 53 today, leads the group on "Master of Puppets" and "King Nothing."
Robert Plant, Alice Cooper, Garland Jeffreys and others pay tribute to the singer-songwriter of the group Love, who died on this day in 2006.
Drummer Jim Capaldi, born on this day in 1944, joins Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Rick Grech on "Medicated Goo" and "Dear Mr. Fantasy."
The Band keyboardist, who turns 79 today, joins his brethren on "Rag Mama Rag," "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and others in 1983.
Guitarist Jerry Garcia, born on this day in '42, plays with the Grateful Dead and his Acoustic Band in this playlist spanning four decades.
The original jam band stretches out on "Iko Iko," "Little Red Rooster," "Box of Rain" and others in this '88 set from Madison Square Garden.
Bassist-singer Geddy Lee, who turns 63 today, joins Neal Peart and Alex Lifeson on tunes from Grace Under Pressure in a '84 set from Toronto.
The Cate Brothers, The Band, Dr. John, Stephen Stills and Bob Dylan perform on the the White House South Lawn in this 1993 concert.
The brothers Vaughan rock their hometown Austin Opera House on "Cold Shot" and "Couldn't Stand the Weather" in this 1984 set.
The guitar hero, who turns 62 today, performs with the Dixie Dregs in 1979, with Kansas in 1989 and with his Steve Morse Band in 1997.