Ray Davies, who turns 72 today, leads the group on classics like "Victoria," "Lola" and "You Really Got Me" in this '72 set from New York.
The guitarist, formerly with Crazy Horse and currently with the E Street Band, turns 65 today. Hear him showcase his own tunes in this '75 set.
Brian Wilson, who turns 74 today, leads the California band on classics like "Surfer Girl," "Help Me, Rhonda" and "Good Vibrations" in 1979.
The former lead singer of the Commodores and prolific songwriter turns 67 today. Hear him perform "Dancing on the Ceiling" in a '86 set.
Lead singer Ann Wilson, who turns 66 today, delivers typically intense vocal performances on "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You" in this '77 set.
Paul McCartney turns 74 today. Hear him perform classic Beatles and Wings tunes in this 1990 concert from RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.
The late saxophonist Clarence Clemons died on this day in 2011. Hear him with his Red Band Rockers and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
George Clinton leads the P-Funk All-Stars on anthems like "We Want the Funk" and "Mothership Connection" at the 1999 Woodstock Festival.
The husband-wife team delivers a scintillating set that includes covers of "Respect," "Land of 1,000 Dances" and "Honky Tonk Women."
James Honeyman Scott, who died on this day in 1982, shares guitar duties with Chrissie Hynde in this 1980 set from Ontario, Canada.
Singer-songwriter Steve Walsh, who turns 65 today, leads the prog-rockers on "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On Wayward Son" in '78.
The rapper-actor, who turns 47 today, performs "Natural Born Killaz," "Straight Outta Compton," "Check Yo Self" and other gangsta anthems.
Boy George, who turns 55 today, leads the Brit pop-soul band on "Karma Chameleon" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" in this 1983 set.
The Irish guitar hero and blues-rocker died on this day in 1995. Hear his fiery fretboard work on "Shin Kicker" and "Bullfrog Blues" in 1978.
Rod Argent, keyboardist and founder of the British Invasion band, joins singer Colin Blunstone on "Time of the Season" and "She's Not There."
On this day in 1969, the guitarist replaced Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones lineup. Hear him wail on "Midnight Rambler" and others in '73.
The Brooklyn-born singer performs her hit single "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and covers the Beatles "Helter Skelter" in this 1981 set.
Bernard Purdie, the most recorded session drummer ever, turns 75 today. Hear him with Aretha Franklin, Lionel Hampton and Jeff Beck.
The soul icon died on this day in 2004 at age 73. Hear him lead his band on "Drown in My Own Tears" and "What'd I Say" at Newport '60.
The pop singer performs The Union Gap's #1 hits including "Lady Willpower," "Woman Woman" and Young Girl" in this '83 set.
Hear the Sammy Hagar edition of the band perform "There's Only One Way to Rock," "You Really Got Me" and their hit single "Jump" in 1995.
Following stints with Cream and Blind Faith, irascible super-drummer Ginger Baker formed the Baker Gurvitz Army. Hear them in 1975.
The smooth singer-songwriter-guitarist, who turns 72 today, performs his hits "Lowdown" and "Lido Shufle" from Silk Degrees in this '81 set.
British soul singer Mick Hucknall, who turns 56 today, leads the group on "Holding Back the Years" and "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)."
The late Prince Rogers Nelson would've turned 58 today. Hear him debut his New Power Generation band on his Act I Tour from 1993.
The guitar great, born on this day in 1944, reveals his bluegrass influences on "Mr. Spaceman" with the Byrds in this 1972 set.
Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren discovered 14-year-old Anglo-Burmese singer Annabella Lwin in 1980. Hear her with the band in '83.
On this day in 1965, the Rolling Stones released one of their biggest and oft-covered hits. Hear the Grateful Dead, Devo an others play it.
The rock 'n roll pioneer turns 77 today. Hear him sing his 1961 hits "New Orleans" and "Quarter to Three" in this set at the Stone Pony.
The singer-songwriter fronts members of the NYC band Stuff on "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening" in 1980.
The smooth British soul singer performs "Under Suspicion," "Pressure Drop" and "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" in this '79 set.
The roots reggae band from Birmingham, England performs "Taxi Driver," "No More Weapons" and "African Holocaust" in this 2008 set.
The former Mott the Hoople frontman, who turns 77 today, plays "Cleveland Rocks" and the anthemic "All the Young Dudes" in 1981.
The iconic R&B singer-songwriter, who was born on this day in 1942, introduces "Superly," "Freddie's Dead" and "Pusherman" in this '72 set.
Charlie Watts, who turns 74 today, provides his classic backbeat on "Star Star," "Happy," "Shattered," "Brown Sugar" and others in this set.
The Stones guitarist, who turns 69 today, joins the rock 'n' roll pioneer on "Diddley Daddy," "I'm a Man" and others in this 1987 video.
On this day in 1969, John and Yoko Ono recorded their anti-war anthem "Give Peace a Chance" at their Bed-In honeymoon in Montreal.
On this day in 1961, Dick Dale invented surf guitar with his instrumental "Let's Go Trippin'." Hear him play "Miserlou" in this '95 set.
The late guitarist, who died on this day in 2004, delivers a sick Sonny Sharrock-inspired solo on "Waves of Fear" in this '83 set with Lou Reed.
Burton Cummings leads the Canadian band, featuring guitarist Randy Bachman, on "American Woman" and "Laughing" in this '83 reunion.
Don and Phil Everly blend tight vocal harmonies on "Wake Up Little Susie," "Cathy's Clown" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" in this '69 set
Frontman John Fogerty, who turns 71 today, leads the Bay Area roots rockers on "Proud Mary," "Suzy Q" and "Stormy Monday" in a 1969 set.
The former violinist for Jefferson Airplane/Starship was born on this day in 1917. Hear him lead his own band on "Milk Train" and others in '77.
Hear Midnight Oil, Men At Work, The Little River Band, Crowded House, The Bee Gees, AC/DC and other bands from Australia in this playlist.
The street-smart poet, spoken word artist and proto-rapper, who died on this day in 2011, performs "The Bottle" and "Johannesburg" in 1977.
The late drummer-singer was born on this day in 1940. Hear him with The Band & Bob Dylan in '74 and leading his own bands in '78 and '08.
The singer, who turns 68 today, performs with Fleetwood Mac in concerts from '75 and '03 and on 'The Wild Heart Tour' from '83.
On this day in 1962 the Isley Brothers recorded their Latin-tinged hit song. Hear covers by The Who, Patti Smith, Springsteen and others.