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  1. Rock: Happy Birthday To Ya, Stevie! Rock Happy Birthday To Ya, Stevie! Rock: Happy Birthday To Ya, Stevie! A Stevie Wonder Birthday Playlist

    Soul maestro Stevie Wonder turns 67 today. Hear him play his classics like "Superstition," "Living for the City," "Sir Duke" and "Higher Ground."

  2. Rock: Steve Winwood with Traffic, 1970 Rock Steve Winwood with Traffic, 1970 Fillmore East Nov 18, 1970 Rock: Steve Winwood with Traffic, 1970 Fillmore East | Nov 18, 1970

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 69 today, leads the group on "Freedom Rider," "Every Mother's Son" and "Dear Mr. Fantasy" at the Fillmore East.

  3. Rock: Ian Dury's New Wave Punk Rock Ian Dury's New Wave Punk Bottom Line May 2, 1978 Rock: Ian Dury's New Wave Punk Bottom Line | May 2, 1978

    The Upminster Kid, who was born on this day in 1942, leads the Blockheads on "Wake Up and Make Love to Me" in this '78 set from NYC.

  4. Rock: A Burt Bacharach Birthday Playlist Rock A Burt Bacharach Birthday Playlist Rock: A Burt Bacharach Birthday Playlist A Burt Bacharach Playlist

    The great American songsmith turns 89 today. Hear some of his tunes played by Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, The Tubes and others.

  5. Rock: Bob Marley's Rebel Music Rock Bob Marley's Rebel Music Music Hall Jun 8, 1978 Rock: Bob Marley's Rebel Music Music Hall | Jun 8, 1978

    The reggae pioneer died on this day in 1981. Hear him perform "Lively Up Yourself," "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get Up Stand Up" in this 1978 set.

  6. Rock: Remembering Butch Trucks Rock Remembering Butch Trucks Rock: Remembering Butch Trucks A Butch Trucks Playlist

    The late drummer would've turned 70 today. Hear him with the Allman Brothers Band; with Betts, Hall, Leavell & Trucks; and Warren Haynes.

  7. Rock: Happy Birthday, Bono! Rock Happy Birthday, Bono! Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Rock: Happy Birthday, Bono! Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    Watch the singer, who turns 57 today, lead U2 on "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" and the Beatles' "Help!" in 1986.

  8. Rock: Dave Mason's Soulful Touch Rock Dave Mason's Soulful Touch San Diego Sports Arena Dec 20, 1975 Rock: Dave Mason's Soulful Touch San Diego Sports Arena | Dec 20, 1975

    The British singer-songwriter-guitarist, who turns 71 today, performs his classics "Feelin' Alright" and "Only You Know And I Know" in 1975.

  9. Rock: Video: The Sex Pistols at Winterland, 1978 Rock Video: The Sex Pistols at Winterland, 1978 Winterland Jan 14, 1978 Rock: Video: The Sex Pistols at Winterland, 1978 Winterland | Jan 14, 1978 watch video

    Snarling bassist Sid Vicious, who would've turned 60 today, provides the thumping low-end on "God Save the Queen" and "I'm a Lazy Sod."

  10. Rock: Groovin' With Booker T. & The M.G.'s Rock Groovin' With Booker T. & The M.G.'s Bottom Line Jun 19, 1977 Rock: Groovin' With Booker T. & The M.G.'s Bottom Line | Jun 19, 1977

    The instrumental group led by organist Booker T. Jones reprises its 1960 hits "Green Onions" and "Time Is Tight" the Bottom Line, 1977.

  11. Rock: Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium, 1990 Rock Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium, 1990 Yankee Stadium Jun 22, 1990 Rock: Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium, 1990 Yankee Stadium | Jun 22, 1990

    The Piano Man, who turns 68 today, performs "Allentown," "Angry Young Man," "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Only the Good Die Young."

  12. Rock: The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' Tour Rock The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' Tour Silverdome Nov 30, 1981 Rock: The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' Tour Silverdome | Nov 30, 1981

    The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band plays "Brown Sugar," "Tumblin' Dice" and a 12-minute version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in this 1981 set.

  13. Rock: Video: Van Halen in Oakland, 1981 Rock Video: Van Halen in Oakland, 1981 Oakland Coliseum Stadium Jun 12, 1981 Rock: Video: Van Halen in Oakland, 1981 Oakland Coliseum Stadium | Jun 12, 1981 watch video

    Dutch-born drummer Alex Van Halen, who turns 64 today, fuels the band on "Hear About It Later," "So This is Love" and "Unchained."

  14. Rock: Trombone Shorty & the Meters Bring da Fonk Rock Trombone Shorty & the Meters Bring da Fonk Rock: Trombone Shorty & the Meters Bring da Fonk Trombone Shorty & The Meters

    Two generations of New Orleans funksters close out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival today. Hear them throw down in funky fashion.

  15. Rock: Bob Seger on His Home Turf Rock Bob Seger on His Home Turf Cobo Arena Mar 17, 2007 Rock: Bob Seger on His Home Turf Cobo Arena | Mar 17, 2007

    The rock 'n' roll lifer, who turns 72 today, sings "Against the Wind," "Hollywood Nights" and "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets" in Detroit, 2007.

  16. Rock: Angelique Kidjo Conjures the Spirit of Jimi Rock Angelique Kidjo Conjures the Spirit of Jimi Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Rock: Angelique Kidjo Conjures the Spirit of Jimi Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The African singer, who re-imagines Talking Heads' Remain in Light tonight at Carnegie Hall, plays Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" at Newport.

  17. Rock: The Savage Glory of Black Sabbath Rock The Savage Glory of Black Sabbath Musikladen May 25, 1970 Rock: The Savage Glory of Black Sabbath Musikladen | May 25, 1970

    Ozzy Osbourne leads the heavy metal pioneers on "Paranoid," "Iron Man" and a cover of "Blue Suede Shoes" in this 1970 set from Germany.

  18. Rock: Surf's Up With Dick Dale Rock Surf's Up With Dick Dale Laguna Seca Raceway May 28, 1995 Rock: Surf's Up With Dick Dale Laguna Seca Raceway | May 28, 1995

    The King of Surf Guitar turns 80 today. Hear him play his signature 1962 single "Miserlou," "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and "Peter Gunn."

  19. Rock: Green Day at Woodstock, 1994 Rock Green Day at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994 Rock: Green Day at Woodstock, 1994 Woodstock 94 | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    Bassist Mike Dirnt, who turns 45 today, joins Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool on "Welcome to Paradise" and other tunes from Dookie.

  20. Rock: A Birthday Salute to James Brown Rock A Birthday Salute to James Brown Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 Rock: A Birthday Salute to James Brown Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1969

    The Godfather of Soul was born on this day in 1933. Hear him premiere "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud" at the 1969 Newport Jazzfest.

  21. Rock: Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Rock Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Record Plant Nov 16, 1975 Rock: Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Record Plant | Nov 16, 1975

    The prolific songwriter, who is being feted tonight in an all-star concert at Carnegie Hall, performs his "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" in 1975.

  22. Rock: Stevie Wonder Covers the Hits Rock Stevie Wonder Covers the Hits Rock: Stevie Wonder Covers the Hits A Stevie Wonder Covers Playlist

    Hear the prolific songwriter put his soulful touch on tunes by Bob Dylan, Billy Paul, Patsy Cline, Roberta Flack, The Temptations and John Lennon.

  23. Rock: Video: Link Wray at Winterland, 1974 Rock Video: Link Wray at Winterland, 1974 Winterland Nov 19, 1974 Rock: Video: Link Wray at Winterland, 1974 Winterland | Nov 19, 1974 watch video

    The inventor of the power chord was born on this day in 1929. See him play his signature "Rumble," "Rawhide" and "Backwoods Preacher Man."

  24. Rock: The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Rock The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Winterland Dec 15, 1978 Rock: The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Winterland | Dec 15, 1978

    Clarence Clemons joins Bruce Springsteen on classics like "Thunder Road," "Jungleland" and "Born to Run" in this nearly three-hour set.

  25. Rock: Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson at Tramps, 1995 Rock Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson at Tramps, 1995 Tramps Apr 28, 1995 Rock: Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson at Tramps, 1995 Tramps | Apr 28, 1995

    The couple, who later married in 2008, share the stage - Laurie reading from her book "Stories From the Nerve Bible," Lou performing solo.

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  1. Rock: Rita Coolidge's Soulful Covers Rock Rita Coolidge's Soulful Covers Concertgebouw May 15, 1971 Rock: Rita Coolidge's Soulful Covers Concertgebouw | May 15, 1971

    The singer, who turns 72 today, covers Eric Clapton's "Blues Power" and Dave Mason's "Only You Know And I Know" in Amsterdam.

  2. Rock: A Wayne Kramer Birthday Playlist Rock A Wayne Kramer Birthday Playlist Rock: A Wayne Kramer Birthday Playlist A Wayne Kramer Playlist

    The guitarist-singer-songwriter and Detroit native, who turns 69 today, plays "Kick Out the Jams" with MC5 and "Dead Movie Stars" as a leader.

  3. Rock: Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, 1968 Rock Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, 1968 Winterland Oct 11, 1968 Rock: Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, 1968 Winterland | Oct 11, 1968

    Hear the guitar god stretch on an 18-minute version of "Are You Experienced?" and a 13-minute version of his slow blues "Red House."

  4. Rock: Roxy Music Premieres 'Country Life' Rock Roxy Music Premieres 'Country Life' City Hall Oct 28, 1974 Rock: Roxy Music Premieres 'Country Life' City Hall | Oct 28, 1974

    Violinist-keyboardist Eddie Jobson, who turns 62 today, joins Bryan Ferry, John Wetton, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay in the UK, 1974.

  5. Rock: The Byrds in London, 1972 Rock The Byrds in London, 1972 Rainbow Theatre Jan 16, 1972 Rock: The Byrds in London, 1972 Rainbow Theatre | Jan 16, 1972

    Roger McGuinn sings the country-rocker "I Want To Grow Up To Be President" and their classics "Eight Miles High" and "Mr. Spaceman."

  6. Rock: Ray Charles Meets the NYC Ballet Rock Ray Charles Meets the NYC Ballet ST Theater May 11, 1989 Rock: Ray Charles Meets the NYC Ballet ST Theater | May 11, 1989

    Choreographer Peter Martins collaborated with the soul icon on classics like "Hit The Road Jack" and "I Got a Woman" in this concert from 1989.

  7. Rock: Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, 1984 Rock Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, 1984 Madison Square Garden Mar 19, 1984 Rock: Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, 1984 Madison Square Garden | Mar 19, 1984

    Drummer Roger Taylor, who turns 57 today, fuels the new wave band on their hits "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Girls on Film."

  8. Rock: Gary Wright Weaves His Spell Rock Gary Wright Weaves His Spell Atlanta Civic Center Mar 2, 1977 Rock: Gary Wright Weaves His Spell Atlanta Civic Center | Mar 2, 1977

    The New Jersey native and synth pioneer, who turns 74 today, performs his hit "Dream Weaver" and premieres tunes from The Light of Smiles.

  9. Rock: A Leiber & Stoller Playlist Rock A Leiber & Stoller Playlist Rock: A Leiber & Stoller Playlist A Leiber & Stoller Playlist

    Big Mama Thornton, ZZ Top, Bob Weir, Link Wray, Dion, Aretha Franklin, U2 and others perform hit tunes by the prolific songwriting team.

  10. Rock: Diana Ross in Central Park, 1983 Rock Diana Ross in Central Park, 1983 Central Park Jul 22, 1983 Rock: Diana Ross in Central Park, 1983 Central Park | Jul 22, 1983

    The regal pop diva performs her Supremes classic "You Can't Hurry Love" and solo hits "Upside Down," "It's My House" and "Endless Love."

  11. Rock: The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Rock The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Rock: The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist A Beatles Covers Playlist

    Hear Cheap Trick, U2, Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin, St. Vincent, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Alanis Morissette, John Legend and others.

  12. Rock: Remembering Billy Paul Rock Remembering Billy Paul Bottom Line Dec 19, 1977 Rock: Remembering Billy Paul Bottom Line | Dec 19, 1977

    The soul singer, who died on this day last year, performs his hit "Me and Mrs. Jones" and The Doobies' "Taking It To The Streets" in 1977.

  13. Rock: Narada Michael Walden at San Quentin Rock Narada Michael Walden at San Quentin San Quentin Prison Sep 20, 1992 Rock: Narada Michael Walden at San Quentin San Quentin Prison | Sep 20, 1992

    The drummer-producer, who turns 65 today, plays his "Delightful," Jeff Beck's "Led Boots" and Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love" in a '92 set.

  14. Rock: Frampton Comes Alive at the Record Plant Rock Frampton Comes Alive at the Record Plant Record Plant Mar 24, 1975 Rock: Frampton Comes Alive at the Record Plant Record Plant | Mar 24, 1975

    Guitarist-singer Peter Frampton, who turns 67 today, explores his talk box on an extended version of "Do You Feel Like We Do" in a '75 set.

  15. Rock: Prince In Memoriam Rock Prince In Memoriam Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982 Rock: Prince In Memoriam Capitol Theatre | Jan 30, 1982 watch video

    The profoundly influential musical innovator died on this day in 2016. See him perform tunes from Dirty Mind and Controversy in a '82 video.

  16. Rock: Iggy Pop's 'Instinct' Tour Rock Iggy Pop's 'Instinct' Tour Channel Jul 19, 1988 Rock: Iggy Pop's 'Instinct' Tour Channel | Jul 19, 1988

    The Godfather of Punk turns 70 today. Hear him perform "Kill City" and Stooges faves "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" in 1988.

  17. Rock: The Cure in Ontario, 1984 Rock The Cure in Ontario, 1984 Ontario Theatre Nov 16, 1984 Rock: The Cure in Ontario, 1984 Ontario Theatre | Nov 16, 1984

    Robert Smith, who turns 58 today, leads the Brit band on older songs like "Boys Don't Cry" and then-new tunes from The Top.

  18. Rock: Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Rock Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Winterland May 6, 1973 Rock: Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Winterland | May 6, 1973

    Steve Marriott, who died on this day in 1991, leads the British band on "30 Days in the Hole," "Hot 'N' Nasty" and "I Don't Need No Doctor."

  19. Rock: Dream Syndicate's Late Night Jam Rock Dream Syndicate's Late Night Jam KPFK Studio Z Sep 5, 1982 Rock: Dream Syndicate's Late Night Jam KPFK Studio Z | Sep 5, 1982

    Steve Wynn fronts the group on Donovan's "Season of the Witch," Dylan's "Outlaw Blues" and Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul" in 1982.

  20. Rock: Remembering Levon Helm Rock Remembering Levon Helm Newport Folk Festival Aug 3, 2008 Rock: Remembering Levon Helm Newport Folk Festival | Aug 3, 2008 watch video

    A founding member of The Band, Helm died on this day in 2012. See him lead his own group on classics like "Ophelia" and "The Weight."

  21. Rock: Video: Bernie Worrell at Woodstock, 1999 Rock Video: Bernie Worrell at Woodstock, 1999 Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 22, 1999 Rock: Video: Bernie Worrell at Woodstock, 1999 Woodstock 99 West Stage | Jul 22, 1999 watch video

    The late P-Funk keyboardist, who would've turned 73 today, leads his Woo Warriors on "Red Hot Mama" and 'Comin' Around the Mountain."

  22. Rock: James Brown's Funky Drummer Rock James Brown's Funky Drummer Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 Rock: James Brown's Funky Drummer Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1969

    The late Clyde Stubblefield was born on this day in 1943. Hear his syncopated beats propel "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" in 1969.

  23. Rock: Moby Grape at Winterland, 1968 Rock Moby Grape at Winterland, 1968 Winterland Mar 22, 1968 Rock: Moby Grape at Winterland, 1968 Winterland | Mar 22, 1968

    Alexander "Skip" Spence, who was born on this day in 1946, left his gig with the Jefferson Airplane to form the psychedelic San Francisco band.

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