Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Remembering CBGB's Hilly Kristal Rock Remembering CBGB's Hilly Kristal Rock: Remembering CBGB's Hilly Kristal CBGB's Playlist

    Founder of the iconic NYC club died on this day in 2007. Hear several bands that he booked there, including Blondie and The Ramones.

  2. Rock: New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Rock New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Spectrum Apr 18, 1980 Rock: New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Spectrum | Apr 18, 1980

    Hear their lush harmonies on "In My Room" and "Good Vibrations" and their rocking good energy on "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Surfin' USA."

  3. Rock: Rush at Downsview Park, 2003 Rock Rush at Downsview Park, 2003 Downsview Park Jul 30, 2003 Rock: Rush at Downsview Park, 2003 Downsview Park | Jul 30, 2003

    Guitarist Alex Lifeson, who turns 62 today, ignites the band with his fiery fretboard work on classics like "YYZ," "Freewill" and "Dreamline."

  4. Rock: New Release: Jimmy Buffett's Islands Muse Rock New Release: Jimmy Buffett's Islands Muse Minneapolis Auditorium Jul 4, 1980 Rock: New Release: Jimmy Buffett's Islands Muse Minneapolis Auditorium | Jul 4, 1980

    The singer-songwriter performs his hits "Margaritaville," "Volcano" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" for an audience of Parrotheads in 1980.

  5. Rock: New Release: Aerosmith at the Orpheum, '84 Rock New Release: Aerosmith at the Orpheum, '84 Orpheum Theatre Feb 14, 1984 Rock: New Release: Aerosmith at the Orpheum, '84 Orpheum Theatre | Feb 14, 1984

    Singer Steven Tyler leads the Boston-based band on their classics "Sweet Emotion," "Dream On" and "Walk This Way" in this hometown set.

  6. Rock: Video: Elvis Costello at Woodstock '99 Rock Video: Elvis Costello at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 Rock: Video: Elvis Costello at Woodstock '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 25, 1999 watch video

    The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 61 today, plays acoustic versions of "Accidents Will Happen," "Veronica" and "Red Shoes."

  7. Rock: Video: Kiss in New Jersey, '76 Rock Video: Kiss in New Jersey, '76 Roosevelt Stadium Jul 10, 1976 Rock: Video: Kiss in New Jersey, '76 Roosevelt Stadium | Jul 10, 1976 watch video

    Bassist-singer Gene Simmons, who turns 66 today, plays "Detroit Rock City" and "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" with the theatrical metal mavens.

  8. Rock: New Release: James Brown On the Goodfoot Rock New Release: James Brown On the Goodfoot Stars Ballroom Dec 17, 1977 Rock: New Release: James Brown On the Goodfoot Stars Ballroom | Dec 17, 1977

    The Godfather of Soul performs his classics "Soul Power," "Sex Machine," "Cold Sweat" and "Get Up Offa That Thing" in this 1977 set.

  9. Rock: Say It Ain't So, Pete Rose! Rock Say It Ain't So, Pete Rose! Rock: Say It Ain't So, Pete Rose! Pete Rose

    On this day in 1989, Charlie Hustle accepted a lifetime ban from baseball. You wanna bet they let him back in? Enjoy "The Gambler."

  10. Rock: Remembering Joe Strummer Rock Remembering Joe Strummer Bond International Casino Jun 8, 1981 Rock: Remembering Joe Strummer Bond International Casino | Jun 8, 1981

    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.

  11. Rock: New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Rock New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Paradise Mar 6, 1981 Rock: New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Paradise | Mar 6, 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.

  12. Rock: Robert Plant's Tribute to Arthur Lee Rock Robert Plant's Tribute to Arthur Lee Beacon Theatre Jun 23, 2006 Rock: Robert Plant's Tribute to Arthur Lee Beacon Theatre | Jun 23, 2006

    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.

  13. Rock: John Hiatt at the Tower Theatre, '87 Rock John Hiatt at the Tower Theatre, '87 Tower Theater Aug 26, 1987 Rock: John Hiatt at the Tower Theatre, '87 Tower Theater | Aug 26, 1987

    The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 63 today, plays "Memphis in the Meantime," "Thing Called Love" and tunes from Bring the Family.

  14. Rock: A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Rock A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Rock: A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist

    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.

  15. Rock: New Release: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Rock New Release: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz Jun 5, 1985 Rock: New Release: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz | Jun 5, 1985

    Guitarist Leslie West leads the heavy-duty rock band on "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."

  16. Rock: Jimi Hendrix Closes Woodstock Rock Jimi Hendrix Closes Woodstock Berkeley Community Theatre May 30, 1970 Rock: Jimi Hendrix Closes Woodstock Berkeley Community Theatre | May 30, 1970

    The immortal guitarist was the finale to "3 Days of Peace & Music." Hear him play the closing tune "Villanova Junction" in this 1970 set.

  17. Rock: New Release: Kenny Loggins in Austin Rock New Release: Kenny Loggins in Austin Frank Erwin Center Dec 12, 1982 Rock: New Release: Kenny Loggins in Austin Frank Erwin Center | Dec 12, 1982

    The singer-songwriter performs "Heart To Heart," "Don't Fight It," "I Gotta Try" and other tunes from High Adventure in this 1982 set.

  18. Rock: Little Richard's Boston Tea Party Rock Little Richard's Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party May 23, 1970 Rock: Little Richard's Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party | May 23, 1970

    One of the founding fathers of rock 'n roll performs his classics "Lucille," "Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Tutti Frutti" in this 1970 set.

  19. Rock: Happy Birthday, Belinda Carlisle! Rock Happy Birthday, Belinda Carlisle! Tower Theater May 26, 1988 Rock: Happy Birthday, Belinda Carlisle! Tower Theater | May 26, 1988

    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.

  20. Rock: A Ringo Starr Playlist Rock A Ringo Starr Playlist Rock: A Ringo Starr Playlist Ringo Starr Playlist

    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.

  21. Rock: A Jimmy Webb Birthday Salute Rock A Jimmy Webb Birthday Salute Record Plant Nov 16, 1975 Rock: A Jimmy Webb Birthday Salute Record Plant | Nov 16, 1975

    The prolific hit songwriter (for Glen Campbell, Fifth Dimension, Richard Harris, Art Garfunkel) turns 69 today. Hear him perform solo in 1974.

  22. Rock: Happy Birthday, David Crosby! Rock Happy Birthday, David Crosby! Rock: Happy Birthday, David Crosby! David Crosby Playlist

    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.

  23. Rock: New Release: 'Til Tuesday at Boston's Metro Rock New Release: 'Til Tuesday at Boston's Metro Metro Mar 13, 1985 Rock: New Release: 'Til Tuesday at Boston's Metro Metro | Mar 13, 1985

    Bassist-vocalist Aimee Mann leads the Boston new wave band on "Love In a Vacuum" and other tunes from their debut album, Voices Carry.

  24. Rock: Huey Lewis & the News in Chicago, '83 Rock Huey Lewis & the News in Chicago, '83 Park West Nov 9, 1983 Rock: Huey Lewis & the News in Chicago, '83 Park West | Nov 9, 1983

    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.

  25. Rock: Video: Dan Fogelberg & Fools Gold, '76 Rock Video: Dan Fogelberg & Fools Gold, '76 Capitol Theatre Mar 20, 1976 Rock: Video: Dan Fogelberg & Fools Gold, '76 Capitol Theatre | Mar 20, 1976 watch video

    The late singer-songwriter, who was born on this day in 1951, performs tunes from his albums Souvenirs and Captured Angel.

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  1. Rock: New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Rock New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Berklee Performance Center Aug 24, 1979 Rock: New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Berklee Performance Center | Aug 24, 1979

    The Athens, Georgia party band performs infectious dance tunes from their self-titled debut at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.

  2. Rock: New Release: Blondie at Paradise, '78 Rock New Release: Blondie at Paradise, '78 Paradise May 27, 1978 Rock: New Release: Blondie at Paradise, '78 Paradise | May 27, 1978

    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.

  3. Rock: Kid Creole & the Coconuts at Tramps Rock Kid Creole & the Coconuts at Tramps Tramps Jul 15, 1995 Rock: Kid Creole & the Coconuts at Tramps Tramps | Jul 15, 1995

    Dapper August Darnell, who turns 65 today, leads the Latin-tinged dance band on "No Fish Today" and tunes from Tropical Gangsters.

  4. Rock: Video:  Springsteen in Passaic, '78 Rock Video: Springsteen in Passaic, '78 Capitol Theatre Sep 19, 1978 Rock: Video:  Springsteen in Passaic, '78 Capitol Theatre | Sep 19, 1978 watch video

    The Boss leads the E Street Band on "Born To Run" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" in this video from the Capitol Theatre.

  5. Rock: New Release: Ozzy Osbourne Reboots in '82 Rock New Release: Ozzy Osbourne Reboots in '82 Mid South Coliseum Apr 28, 1982 Rock: New Release: Ozzy Osbourne Reboots in '82 Mid South Coliseum | Apr 28, 1982

    Ozzy showcases new guitarist Brad Gillis in this concert held just 40 days after the tragic plane crash that killed guitar hero Randy Rhoads.

  6. Rock: A Tribute to Leo Fender Rock A Tribute to Leo Fender Rock: A Tribute to Leo Fender A Fender Stratocaster Cavalcade

    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.

  7. Rock: Video: Jethro Tull at Tangleood, 1970 Rock Video: Jethro Tull at Tangleood, 1970 Tanglewood Jul 7, 1970 Rock: Video: Jethro Tull at Tangleood, 1970 Tanglewood | Jul 7, 1970 watch video

    The charismatic Jethro Tull frontman, who turns 68 today, leads the British prog-rock group on "Nothing Is Easy" and "Dharma for One."

  8. Rock: Just Added: Rick Springfield in L.A., '82 Rock Just Added: Rick Springfield in L.A., '82 Universal Amphitheatre Aug 13, 1982 Rock: Just Added: Rick Springfield in L.A., '82 Universal Amphitheatre | Aug 13, 1982

    The Aussie-born pop star/actor performs his smash hit "Jessie's Girl," "Love Is Alright Tonite" and other tunes from Working Class Dog.

  9. Rock: Just Added: Hall & Oates at the Park West Rock Just Added: Hall & Oates at the Park West Park West Feb 27, 1983 Rock: Just Added: Hall & Oates at the Park West Park West | Feb 27, 1983

    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.

  10. Rock: New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Rock New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Frank Erwin Center Sep 7, 1983 Rock: New: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, '83 Frank Erwin Center | Sep 7, 1983

    Declan Patrick MacManus premieres "Shipbuilding," "Let Them All Talk," "Everyday I Write the Book" and other tunes from Punch the Clock.

  11. Rock: Just Added: Haircut 100 at the Ritz, '82 Rock Just Added: Haircut 100 at the Ritz, '82 Ritz Jul 19, 1982 Rock: Just Added: Haircut 100 at the Ritz, '82 Ritz | Jul 19, 1982

    Singer Nick Heyward leads the Brit new wave band on "Love Plus One," "Fantastic Day," "Snow Girl" and other tunes from Pelican West.

  12. Rock: The Police Open With a Hit Rock The Police Open With a Hit Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Rock: The Police Open With a Hit Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    "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.

  13. Rock: Remembering George Duke Rock Remembering George Duke Rock: Remembering George Duke George Duke Memorial Playlist

    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.

  14. Rock: A Rick Derringer Birthday Playlist Rock A Rick Derringer Birthday Playlist Rock: A Rick Derringer Birthday Playlist Rick Derringer Playlist

    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.

  15. Rock: Just Added: Jim Carroll at Paradise Rock Just Added: Jim Carroll at Paradise Paradise Dec 20, 1980 Rock: Just Added: Jim Carroll at Paradise Paradise | Dec 20, 1980

    Poet and author of "The Basketball Diaries" performs "Nothing Is True," "People Who Died" and other tunes from Catholic Boy in this 1980 set.

  16. Rock: The Selecter at Tramps, '96 Rock The Selecter at Tramps, '96 Tramps Sep 7, 1996 Rock: The Selecter at Tramps, '96 Tramps | Sep 7, 1996

    British singer and rude girl Pauline Black leads the Coventry ska revival band on "Train to Skaville," "Too Much Pressure" and "Die Happy."

  17. Rock: Remembering Arthur Lee Rock Remembering Arthur Lee Rock: Remembering Arthur Lee An Arthur Lee Memorial Playlist

    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.

  18. Rock: Video: Metallica at '99 Woodstock Rock Video: Metallica at '99 Woodstock Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Rock: Video: Metallica at '99 Woodstock Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 24, 1999 watch video

    Guitarist-singer James Hetifield, who turns 52 today, leads the metal warriors through intense renditions of "Master of Puppets" and "Fuel."

  19. Rock: Happy Birthday, Garth Hudson! Rock Happy Birthday, Garth Hudson! Casino Arena Jul 20, 1976 Rock: Happy Birthday, Garth Hudson! Casino Arena | Jul 20, 1976 watch video

    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.

  20. Rock: A Salute to Jerry Garcia Rock A Salute to Jerry Garcia Oakland Auditorium Dec 31, 1981 Rock: A Salute to Jerry Garcia Oakland Auditorium | Dec 31, 1981 watch video

    See the iconic guitarist, who would've turned 73 this week, play Dead anthems "Shakedown Street" and "Dark Star" in this '81 video.

  21. Rock: Black Sabbath at the California Jam Rock Black Sabbath at the California Jam Ontario Motor Speedway Apr 6, 1974 Rock: Black Sabbath at the California Jam Ontario Motor Speedway | Apr 6, 1974

    Ozzy Osbourne joins Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward on "War Pigs," "Iron Man" and "Sabbra Cadabra" in this historic '74 festival.

  22. Rock: Oasis in Scotland, 1994 Rock Oasis in Scotland, 1994 Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 Rock: Oasis in Scotland, 1994 Gleneagles | Sep 3, 1994

    The Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, lead the Brit band on "Digsy's Dinner," "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and other tunes from Definitely Maybe.

  23. Rock: Just Added: Ian Matthews at Paradise, '79 Rock Just Added: Ian Matthews at Paradise, '79 Paradise Feb 5, 1979 Rock: Just Added: Ian Matthews at Paradise, '79 Paradise | Feb 5, 1979

    '70s popster and former Fairport Convention member plays "Don't Hang Up Your Dancing Shoes," "Shake It" and other tunes from Stealin' Home.

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