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  1. Rock: NEW: The Sports in Boston, '79 Rock NEW: The Sports in Boston, '79 Paradise Dec 2, 1979 Rock: NEW: The Sports in Boston, '79 Paradise | Dec 2, 1979

    Stephen Cummings fronts the Aussie band on "Who Listens to the Radio?," "Mailed It to Your Sister" and others from Don't Throw Stones.

  2. Rock: NEW: Robert Hazard at Paradise Rock NEW: Robert Hazard at Paradise Paradise Feb 17, 1983 Rock: NEW: Robert Hazard at Paradise Paradise | Feb 17, 1983

    The new wave singer-songwriter performs "Escalator of LIfe," "Change Reaction" and other tunes from his self-titled RCA debut in this '83 set.

  3. Rock: NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Rock NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Paradise Nov 12, 1981 Rock: NEW: Steve Hackett's Prog-Rock Anthems Paradise | Nov 12, 1981

    The former Genesis guitarist premieres "Overnight Sleeper," "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" and other tunes from Cured in 1981.

  4. Rock: NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Rock NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Paradise Dec 11, 1980 Rock: NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Paradise | Dec 11, 1980

    The Tex-Mex new wave band performs "Party Doll," "Party Weekend" and the classic "96 Tears" on this Son of Stiff tour from 1980.

  5. Rock: Ronnie Spector's Retro Revue Rock Ronnie Spector's Retro Revue Latin Quarter Feb 19, 1987 Rock: Ronnie Spector's Retro Revue Latin Quarter | Feb 19, 1987

    The original 'bad girl of rock 'n' roll' and leader of the Ronettes sings "Da Doo Ron Ron" and joins Martha Reeves on "Dancing in the Streets."

  6. Rock: Narada Michael Walden Goes to Jail Rock Narada Michael Walden Goes to Jail San Quentin Prison Sep 20, 1992 Rock: Narada Michael Walden Goes to Jail San Quentin Prison | Sep 20, 1992

    The drummer-producer leads his band on the pop hit "Freeway of Love" and the fusion jam "Led Boots" in this '92 set from San Quentin Prison.

  7. Rock: NEW: Rick Derringer Rocks Boston Rock NEW: Rick Derringer Rocks Boston Paradise Jul 7, 1978 Rock: NEW: Rick Derringer Rocks Boston Paradise | Jul 7, 1978

    The guitarist/singer/songwriter leads his band on "Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie Koo" and a Chuck Berry medley in this '78 set from club Paradise.

  8. Rock: NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Rock NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Paradise May 12, 1978 Rock: NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Paradise | May 12, 1978

    The late, legendary D.C. wildman-satirist leads his Sex Change Band on "Boogie 'Til You Puke," the mock disco tune "My Wig Fell Off" and more.

  9. Rock: R.I.P. Prince Rock R.I.P. Prince Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982 Rock: R.I.P. Prince Capitol Theatre | Jan 30, 1982 watch video

    Prince Rogers Nelson, one of the most gifted and charismatic artists of the past 30 years, died today at age 57. See his Controversy tour of '82.

  10. Rock: The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Rock The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Ontario Theatre Nov 16, 1984 Rock: The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Ontario Theatre | Nov 16, 1984

    Robert Smith, who turns 57 today, leads the Brit proto-goth group on "Boys Don't Cry," "Let's Go to Bed" and new tunes from The Top in '84.

  11. Rock: NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Rock NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Agora Ballroom Atlanta Apr 20, 1979 Rock: NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Agora Ballroom Atlanta | Apr 20, 1979

    The southern rockers play rowdy versions of "Bounty Hunter" and other tunes from their self-titled debut in this '79 set from Cleveland.

  12. Rock: Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Rock Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Agora Ballroom Mar 21, 1977 Rock: Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Agora Ballroom | Mar 21, 1977

    The godfather of punk, who turns 69 today, sings "Gimme Danger" and "Raw Power" with David Bowie on piano and backup vocals in a '77 set.

  13. Rock: Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Rock Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Oakland Auditorium Nov 30, 1979 Rock: Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Oakland Auditorium | Nov 30, 1979 watch video

    The reggae legend performs "I Shot the Sheriff," "Lively Up Yourself," "No Woman, No Cry" and other classics in this 1979 set.

  14. Rock: 4/20 Anthems Rock 4/20 Anthems Rock: 4/20 Anthems A 4/20 Playlist

    Cannabis culture has embraced April 20 as National Weed Day. Hear a playlist of pro-pot songs by CSN&Y, Peter Tosh, Ben Harper and others.

  15. Rock: NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Rock NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Paradise Jul 28, 1980 Rock: NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Paradise | Jul 28, 1980

    The son of rock 'n' roll pioneer Johnny Burnette lets loose on "Tired of Toein' the Line" and "Honey Hush" in this 1980 set from Paradise.

  16. Rock: Levon Helm In Memoriam Rock Levon Helm In Memoriam Newport Folk Festival Aug 3, 2008 Rock: Levon Helm In Memoriam Newport Folk Festival | Aug 3, 2008 watch video

    Former drummer-singer for The Band died on this day in 2012. See him leading his own group in this video from the '08 Newport Folk Festival.

  17. Rock: NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Rock NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Paradise Mar 22, 1979 Rock: NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Paradise | Mar 22, 1979

    The rockabilly cat sings "Mystery Train," "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Thirty Flight Rock" in this smoking 1979 set from Paradise in Boston.

  18. Rock: Do Ya Think He's Sexy? Rock Do Ya Think He's Sexy? Olympia Dec 23, 1978 Rock: Do Ya Think He's Sexy? Olympia | Dec 23, 1978

    Rod Stewart sings his disco flavored hit along with classics like "Maggie May" and "You Wear It Well" on his Blondes Have More Fun tour of '78.

  19. Rock: Moby Grape's Psych-Pop Gems Rock Moby Grape's Psych-Pop Gems Winterland Mar 22, 1968 Rock: Moby Grape's Psych-Pop Gems Winterland | Mar 22, 1968

    Drummer turned guitarist singer Skip Spence, born on this day in 1946, leads the Bay Area band on "Rounder" and "Changes" in this 1968 set.

  20. Rock: Dream Syndicate's Radio Session Rock Dream Syndicate's Radio Session KPFK Studio Z Sep 5, 1982 Rock: Dream Syndicate's Radio Session KPFK Studio Z | Sep 5, 1982

    The L.A. Paisley Underground band plays Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul," Dylan's "Outlaw Blues" and their own "When You Smile" in '82.

  21. Rock: Peter Frampton Comes Alive Rock Peter Frampton Comes Alive Record Plant Mar 24, 1975 Rock: Peter Frampton Comes Alive Record Plant | Mar 24, 1975

    The Brit guitarist-singer plays "Do You Feel Like We Do" and "Doobie Wah" in this stellar-sounding set from the Record Plant in 1975.

  22. Rock: Dave Edmunds Rocks Roseland Rock Dave Edmunds Rocks Roseland Roseland Ballroom May 18, 1983 Rock: Dave Edmunds Rocks Roseland Roseland Ballroom | May 18, 1983

    The Welsh roots rocker, who turns 72 today, plays Smiley Lewis' "I Hear You Knockin'" and Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everybody" in this '83 set.

  23. Rock: Remembering Joey Ramone Rock Remembering Joey Ramone Palladium Jan 7, 1978 Rock: Remembering Joey Ramone Palladium | Jan 7, 1978

    The frontman for the Queens punk band died on this day in 2001. Hear him lead the group on "Rockaway Beach" and "Pinhead" in this '78 set.

  24. Rock: Prince's After-Party Jam Rock Prince's After-Party Jam Tramps Sep 26, 1998 Rock: Prince's After-Party Jam Tramps | Sep 26, 1998

    The Purple One throws down with bassist Larry Graham on P-Funk's "Flashlight" and Sly Stone funk anthems in this set from Tramps.

  25. Rock: Link Wray's Raunch & Rumble Rock Link Wray's Raunch & Rumble Record Plant Sep 25, 1974 Rock: Link Wray's Raunch & Rumble Record Plant | Sep 25, 1974

    The inventor of the power chord performs "Walkin' Bulldog," "Jack The Ripper" and his 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" in this 1974 set.

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  1. Rock: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow in Boston, '81 Rock Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow in Boston, '81 Orpheum Theatre May 7, 1981 Rock: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow in Boston, '81 Orpheum Theatre | May 7, 1981

    The Brit guitar hero, who turns 71 today, leads his group on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water."

  2. Rock: A Jack Casady Birthday Playlist Rock A Jack Casady Birthday Playlist Rock: A Jack Casady Birthday Playlist Jack Casady Birthday Playlist

    The bass guitar great turns 72 today. Hear him in sets from '66-'67 with Jefferson Airplane and with partner Jorma Kaukonen In Hot Tuna.

  3. Rock: Van Morrison Premieres 'Tupelo Honey' Rock Van Morrison Premieres 'Tupelo Honey' Pacific High Studios Sep 5, 1971 Rock: Van Morrison Premieres 'Tupelo Honey' Pacific High Studios | Sep 5, 1971

    The recently-knighted Irish soul man sings "Wild Night," "Moonshine Whiskey" and others from his then-new album in this 1971 set.

  4. Rock: Tom Tom Club's Infectious Grooves Rock Tom Tom Club's Infectious Grooves Oakland Coliseum Arena Dec 31, 1988 Rock: Tom Tom Club's Infectious Grooves Oakland Coliseum Arena | Dec 31, 1988

    Bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer-husband Chris Frantz play the much-sampled "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood" in an '88 set.

  5. Rock: Pat Travers Rocks the Ritz Rock Pat Travers Rocks the Ritz Ritz Nov 10, 1982 Rock: Pat Travers Rocks the Ritz Ritz | Nov 10, 1982

    The blues-rock guitar slinger, who turns 62 today, plays his signature "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)" and tunes from Black Pearl in 1982.

  6. Rock: A Cream Farewell in Oakland Rock A Cream Farewell in Oakland Oakland Coliseum Arena Oct 4, 1968 Rock: A Cream Farewell in Oakland Oakland Coliseum Arena | Oct 4, 1968

    Clapton, Bruce and Baker unleash on "Crossroads," "I'm So Glad" and "Sunshine of Your Love" in one of their last U.S. concerts in 1968.

  7. Rock: The Pointer Sisters 'Break Out' Rock The Pointer Sisters 'Break Out' Michigan State Fairgrounds Jul 2, 1985 Rock: The Pointer Sisters 'Break Out' Michigan State Fairgrounds | Jul 2, 1985

    June Pointer, who died on this day in 2006, joins sisters Anita and Ruth on pop hits "I'm So Excited," "Slow Hand" and "Neutron Dance" in 1985.

  8. Rock: Bunny Wailer's Cool Runnings Rock Bunny Wailer's Cool Runnings Madison Square Garden Aug 16, 1986 Rock: Bunny Wailer's Cool Runnings Madison Square Garden | Aug 16, 1986

    The longtime reggae standard-bearer (aka Neville Livingston) turns 69 today. Hear him sing "Rasta Man" and "Rootsman Skanking" in 1986.

  9. Rock: Happy Birthday, Brian Setzer! Rock Happy Birthday, Brian Setzer! Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 Rock: Happy Birthday, Brian Setzer! Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 25, 1999 watch video

    The rockabilly guitar slinger, who turns 57 today, plays "Hawaii Five-0," "The Dirty Boogie" and "Rock This Town" with his orchestra in 1999.

  10. Rock: Carl Perkins Boppin' the Lone Star Rock Carl Perkins Boppin' the Lone Star Lone Star Cafe May 17, 1983 Rock: Carl Perkins Boppin' the Lone Star Lone Star Cafe | May 17, 1983

    The rockabilly pioneer, who was born on this day in 1932, sings his signature tunes "Boppin' the Blues" and "Honey Don't" in this '83 set.

  11. Rock: Grace Slick With the Great Society, '66 Rock Grace Slick With the Great Society, '66 Fillmore Auditorium Jun 10, 1966 Rock: Grace Slick With the Great Society, '66 Fillmore Auditorium | Jun 10, 1966

    The singer premieres "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit" with the Bay Area band before joining Jefferson Airplane later that year.

  12. Rock: A Steve Howe Birthday Playlist Rock A Steve Howe Birthday Playlist Rock: A Steve Howe Birthday Playlist Steve Howe Playlist

    The Brit guitarist and prog-rock pioneer turns 69 today. Hear him with Yes, GTR and the supergroup Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe.

  13. Rock: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders' Eclectic Set Rock Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders' Eclectic Set Winterland Oct 2, 1973 Rock: Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders' Eclectic Set Winterland | Oct 2, 1973

    Hear them go from reggae ("The Harder They Come") to blues ("Sweet Little Angel"), jazz ("My Funny Valentine") and soul ("How Sweet It Is").

  14. Rock: Robin Lane & the Chartbusters at Paradise Rock Robin Lane & the Chartbusters at Paradise Paradise Apr 15, 1980 Rock: Robin Lane & the Chartbusters at Paradise Paradise | Apr 15, 1980

    The singer-songwriter leads the Boston new wave band on "Why Do You Tell Lies" and "When Things Go Wrong" from their 1980 debut album.

  15. Rock: A Warren Haynes Birthday Playlist Rock A Warren Haynes Birthday Playlist Rock: A Warren Haynes Birthday Playlist Warren Haynes Birthday Playlist

    The guitar slinger turns 56 today. Hear his hot licks with Gov't Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends and leading his own band.

  16. Rock: Point Blank Hits the Mark in Hotlanta Rock Point Blank Hits the Mark in Hotlanta Capri Ballroom Sep 21, 1979 Rock: Point Blank Hits the Mark in Hotlanta Capri Ballroom | Sep 21, 1979

    The tough Texas rockers play "Louisiana Lag," "Thunder and Lightning" and their single "Mean to Your Queenie" from Airplay in this 1979 set.

  17. Rock: A Jimi Hendrix-Bob Dylan Playlist Rock A Jimi Hendrix-Bob Dylan Playlist Rock: A Jimi Hendrix-Bob Dylan Playlist A Bob Dylan-Jimi Hendrix Playlist

    Hear versions of Dylan tunes "Like a Rolling Stone," "All Along The Watchtower" and "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"

  18. Rock: NEW: Rachel Sweet at Paradise Rock NEW: Rachel Sweet at Paradise Paradise Jul 25, 1979 Rock: NEW: Rachel Sweet at Paradise Paradise | Jul 25, 1979

    The 16-year-old pop star sings her single "B-A-B-Y" and "Cuckoo Clock" from her debut album Fool Around in this '79 set from Boston.

  19. Rock: Remembering Richard Manuel Rock Remembering Richard Manuel Carter Barron Amphitheater Jul 17, 1976 Rock: Remembering Richard Manuel Carter Barron Amphitheater | Jul 17, 1976

    The late pianist for the Band was born on this day in 1943. Hear him with the group on "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek" in 1976.

  20. Rock: Leon Russell Put a Spell on You Rock Leon Russell Put a Spell on You Fillmore East Nov 20, 1970 Rock: Leon Russell Put a Spell on You Fillmore East | Nov 20, 1970

    The Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter turns 74 today. Hear him cover tunes by Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Screaming Jay Hawkins in 1970.

  21. Rock: Marvin Gaye In Memoriam Rock Marvin Gaye In Memoriam Rock: Marvin Gaye In Memoriam A Marvin Gaye Memorial Playlist

    The soul icon died on this day in 1984. Hear his most popular songs interpreted by Joe Cocker, Gladys Knight, James Taylor and others.

  22. Rock: A David Bowie Tribute in NYC Rock A David Bowie Tribute in NYC Montreal Forum Jul 13, 1983 Rock: A David Bowie Tribute in NYC Montreal Forum | Jul 13, 1983

    Michael Stipe, Jakob Dylan, Ann Wilson, Blondie, Pixies, Flaming Lips and others salute the Thin White Duke tonight at Radio City Music Hall.

  23. Rock: Remembering Gil Scott-Heron Rock Remembering Gil Scott-Heron Bottom Line Aug 20, 1977 Rock: Remembering Gil Scott-Heron Bottom Line | Aug 20, 1977

    The singer-songwriter and spoken word artist, born on this day in 1949, performs "Winter in America" and "Johannesburg" in this '77 set.

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