Guitarist-singer Mark Knopfler leads the British group on its first North American tour on the strength of their hit single "Sultans of Swing."
Guitarist Leslie West leads the group on their early '70s hits "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."
Bassist-singer Greg Lake leads the cutting edge prog-rock band on "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "The Court of the Crimson King."
Debbie Harry, who turns 70 today, leads the punk/new wave band on revved up anthems "Dreaming," "One Way Or Another" and "X Offender."
Bassist-singer Lemmy (aka Ian Fraser Kilmister) leads the Brit head banging crew on "Back to the Funny Farm" and "Marching Off to War."
Celebrate the legendary Yes bassist, whose agile, contrapuntal style helped set the tone for the prog-rock movement, with this 1974 set.
The original jam band began its 50th anniversary reunion gigs this weekend. See them at Golden Gate Park in this 1991 concert video.
The hit songwriter was born on this day 90 years ago. Hear his tunes performed by Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Marshall Crenshaw and others.
The Who bassist, dubbed Ox, died on this day in 2002. Hear him leading his own band on "Whisky Man" and "Boris the Spider" in 1975.
The Clash singer-songwriter-guitarist turns 60 today. See him with the group on "London Calling," "Train in Vain" and others in a 1980 video.
The keyboardist and British mod pop star turns 72 today. Hear him sing his 1964 hit "Yeh Yeh" with Van Morrison in this 1989 concert.
The pioneering Brit heavy metal band plays "Children of the Damned," "Run to the Hills" and other tunes from The Number of the Beast.
It was six years ago today that Michael Jackson passed away. Celebrate his memory by hearing this 2002 performance at the Apollo Theatre.
Hear their evolution from London-based blues band in the late '60s to multi-platinum-selling pop act in the '70s and beyond in this playlist.
The Brit guitar hero turns 71 today. Hear him perform "You Shook Me" from Truth and "Constipated Duck" from Blow By Blow in this playlist.
Brian Wilson, subject of the new film Love & Mercy, just turned 73. Hear him lead the group on all their classic songs in this 1980 concert.
The rock 'n' roll pioneer is in fine voice on classic rave-ups like "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Long Tall Sally," "Lucille" and "Tutti Frutti."
The Brit singer covers Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale," The Box Tops' "The Letter" and the Beatles' "A Little Help From My Friends."
The brilliant rock conceptualist, who turns 67 today, performs sans instruments with a backing choir in this adventurous set from 1985.
The prolific pop songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs his infectious hits "All Night Long" and "Dancing on the Ceiling" in 1986.
On this day in 1987, Ben & Jerry's introduced their new flavor. Hear its namesake cover "Think" and "Tangled Up in Blue" that summer.
Singer Biff Byford leads the British heavy metal band on new tunes from their platinum-selling Innocence Is No Excuse in this 1986 set.
Macca turns 73 today. Hear him perform several hits by the Beatles and Wings in a 1990 concert, and in a 1989 press conference.
On this day in 1967, Hendrix lit his Strat on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival. Hear him conclude this '68 Winterland set with that anthem.
The Big Man died on this day in 2011. Hear him with his Red Bank Rockers and with Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band in this playlist.
The Dublin band premieres tunes from their 2nd album, including "Gloria" and "I Threw A Brick Through a Window" in a set from Boston.
George Clinton leads a funky aggregation including Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell on "We Want the Funk," "Atomic Dog" and "Flashlight."
Hometown heroes perform their hits "And We Danced," "Day By Day," "All You Zombies" and other tunes from their album Nervous Night.
On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan recorded his revolutionary electric anthem for Highway 61 Revisited. Hear a few different interpretations.
Singer Steve Walsh, who turns 64 today, leads the prog-rockers on "Dust In The Wind" and "Carry On My Wayward Son" in this '77 set.
Boy George (aka George Alan O'Dowd) leads the Brit pop group on catchy fare like "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" and "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me."
Keyboardist Rod Argent, who turns 70 today, leads the group on '60s classics "Tell Her No," "Time of the Season" and "She's Not There."
David Byrne leads the edgy art-rock band on tunes from Fear of Music in this now-complete set previously featured only in part.
Sting leads the trio on "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle" and other tunes from their debut Outlando d'Amour and followup Reggatta de Blanc.
The singer and younger sister of James Taylor delivers soulful renditions of Etta James' "Stop the Wedding" and "The Shoop Shoop Song."
Steve Tyler leads the Bad Boys from Boston on "Reefer Head Woman," "Walk This Way" and a cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" in 1980.
Lead singer Donnie Van Zant, who turns 63 today, is a "Stone Cold Believer" in the power of rock 'n roll, as he demonstrates in this '85 set.
The Genius of Soul, who died on this day in 2004, performs his classics "Busted," "Georgia on My Mind" and "What'd I Say" in this 1997 set.
Hear the Grateful Dead perform classics like "U.S. Blues" and "Sugar Magnolia" and premiere "Samson and Delilah" in this 1976 concert.
The post-punk group performs tunes from London Calling and Sandanista! in this legendary set from the heart of NYC's Times Square.
The enigmatic singer-songwriter delivers "Step Right Up" and other tunes from Small Change in his distinctive, boozy growl in this '77 set.
Singer Mick Hucknall, who turns 55 today, leads the Brit soul-pop band on "Money's Too Tight" and "Holding Back the Years" in this video.
Jimi Hendrix joins drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox on a turbulent "Machine Gun" and a marathon "We Gotta Live Together."
The rock 'n' roll pioneer, who turns 76 today, sings his 1961 hit "Quarter to Three" and the Springsteen-penned "This Little Girl Is Mine."
Singer Richard Butler, who turns 59 today, leads the British new wave band on their super hits "Love This Way" and "Pretty in Pink" in 1982.
See Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band perform compelling versions of "Born to Run" and "10th Avenue Freeze Out" in this '78 concert video.
The multi-platinum-selling band performs tunes from their second album Yoyo and covers the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."
The Brit singer-songwriter, who turns 76 today, premieres tunes from Short Back 'n' Sides and performs his classic "All the Young Dudes."