The '70s session guitarist was born on this day in 1938. Hear him with Paul SImon, Joe Cocker, Aretha Franklin and the great NYC band Stuff.
The funky rhythm guitarist joins Chic bandmate Tony Thompson on stage with the Brit group for a finale of "Girls on Film" in this '84 set.
On this day in 1960, Chubby ignited a dance craze when his single "The Twist" went #1 on the pop charts. Hear various takes on that classic.
The rock guitar god died on this day in 1970. Hear him play "Foxy Lady" and "Purple Haze" and cover Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" in 1968.
Theatrical frontman Fee Waybill, who turns 66 today, leads the Bay Area band on "White Punks on Dope," "Boy Crazy" and "Rock & Roll Hospital."
The Ramones guitarist (aka John William Cummings) died on this day in 2004. Hear his ferocious attack on "Cretin Hop" and "Pinhead" in 1978.
Guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith wails with the Motor City's proto-punk rockers on "Black to Comm" in this '68 set from the Sturgis Armory.
Alex Chilton leads the Memphis rock 'n' soul band on their '60s hits "Cry Like a Baby," "Soul Deep" and "The Letter" in this '97 reunion set.
Peter Cetera, who turns 72 today, sings "25 Or 6 To 4" in this dynamic set by the rock 'n' roll horn band featuring guitar great Terry Kath.
David Clayton-Thomas, who turns 75 today, leads the horn-driven jazz-pop band on "Spinning Wheel" and "Lucretia MacEvil" in '77.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce play "Crossroads," "I'm So Glad" and "Sunshine of Your Love" in this '68 set from Oakland.
Drummer Neil Peart, who turns 64 today, fuels the Canadian trio on "The Enemy Within" and others from Grace Under Pressure in 1984.
The guitarist, who turns 66 today, plays tunes from his 1980 solo debut along with Aerosmith classics from a '75 set in this playlist.
The ultra-cool guitar man struts on stage while power chording on his instrumental anthems "Rumble" and "Rawhide" at Winterland.
The Yes frontman sings tunes from his third solo album Animation along with Yes classics like "I've Seen All Good People" in this '82 set.
Bo Dollis leads the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian tribe on "Handa Wanda" and "Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right)" at Fordham.
Brian Wilson and crew join the Dead on "Riot In Cell Block #9," "Okie From Muskogee" and "Johnny B. Goode" in this '71 Fillmore East set.
The Southern rocker plays some wicked slide guitar on "Whiskey" and pulls out the fiddle on "The South's Gonna Do it Again" in this '75 set.
The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2003, performs "Werewolves of London" and other new tunes from Excitable Boy in '78.
This 1980 set captures Chrissie Hynde with the punk-new wave band on raw, ripping renditions of "The Wait," "Precious" and "Space Invader."
Roger Waters, who turns 73 today, sings "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," "Have a Cigar" and other tunes from Wish You Were Here.
The singer-songwriter performs his "Amoreena" and "Burn Down the Mission" in a stripped-down piano trio setting at the Fillmore in 1970.
Lead singer and principal songwriter for Queen was born on this day in 1946. Hear him sing "Spread your Wings" and "We Will Rock You" in '77.
Dweezil Zappa pays tribute to his father Frank on this "Zappa's Universe" concert from '91 featuring guest stunt guitarist Steve Vai.
The Revolution, Prince's backing band, honors the Purple One in a concert tonight at Minneapolis' First Avenue. Hear Prince in a '82 set.
The organist-singer-songwriter, who would've turned 70 today, plays "Nothing From Nothing" and "Will It Go Round in Circles" in a '96 set.
On this day in 1972, Mod Rod's single "You Wear It Well" reached #1 on the U.S. charts. Hear him sing his hit in this '76 set from Newcastle.
That little ole band from Texas plays "Arrested for Driving Blind," "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" and the classic "Tush" in this 1980 set.
The lone surviving member of the Bee Gees turns 70 today. Hear him with his brothers on "You Should Be Dancing" and more in a '76 set.
The Cuban-American pop star, subject of the Broadway musical On Your Feet!, turns 59 today. Hear her sing "Conga" and other hits.
The Irish singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, delivers in soulful fashion on "Into the Mystic," "Moondance" and "Listen to the Lion."
The singer-songwriter-guitarist, born on this day in 1960, reveals a Hendrix influence on "Narcotic Prayer" and "Can't Get Off" in a '95 set.
On this day in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden with some very special guests.
The second edition of the popular vocal group performs their hit songs "Monday Monday," "Go Where You Wanna Go" and "California Dreamin'."
The singer-songwriter performs J.J. Cale's "Thirteen Days" and his own anthemic "Free Fallin'" in this intimate acoustic set from 1994.
The King of Pop would've turned 58 today. Hear him sing "Dangerous" and "Black or White" at this 2002 benefit concert from Harlem.
The CBGB founder died on this day in 2007. Hear a playlist of New York City bands that played at his iconic punk-new wave club in the '70s.
The guitar great, who died on this day in 1990, leads Double Trouble on rockin' originals from Couldn't Stand The Weather in this '84 set.
The soulful singer flaunts her stellar slide guitar chops on NRBQ's "Green Lights" and "About to Make Me Leave Home" in this '89 set.
The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 62 today, premieres "Pump It Up," "Lip Service" and other tunes from This Year's Model in this '78 set.
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."