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  1. Long Live Count Basie! Jazz Long Live Count Basie! The Swing era bandleader, born on this day in 1904, drives his Cadillac of big bands through Newport in this swinging set from 1959. Long Live Count Basie! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959
  2. Kenny Rogers' Gift for Storytelling Country Kenny Rogers' Gift for Sto… The Country Music Hall of Famer, who turns 78 today, performs his hits "Lucille," "Coward of the County" and "The Gambler" in this 1980 set. Kenny Rogers' Gift for Storytelling Aug 4, 1980
  3. Happy Birthday, Robert Plant! Rock Happy Birthday, Robert Plant! 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." Happy Birthday, Robert Plant! Beacon Theatre Jun 23, 2006
  4. John Hiatt at the Palace, '83 Rock John Hiatt at the Palace, '83 The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 64 today, plays "I Don't Even Try," "Say It With Flowers" and other tunes from Riding With the King. John Hiatt at the Palace, '83 Palace Nov 24, 1983
  5. A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist Rock A Ginger Baker Birthday Pl… The irascible superstar drummer turns 77 today. Hear him in concerts with Cream in 1968 and with the Baker Gurvitz Army in 1975. A Ginger Baker Birthday Playlist
  6. The Incredible Eubie Blake in Concert Jazz The Incredible Eubie Blake… The pianist was 94 years old at the time of this 1977 set from New Orleans. Hear him play his "Charleston Rag" and "Memories of You." The Incredible Eubie Blake in Concert New Orleans Apr 1, 1977
  7. Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 Country Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 The Lafayette, Louisiana native, who turns 72 today, sings "I Got Mexico," "We Robbed Trains" and tunes from Love & Other Hard Times. Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 Rumors Apr 20, 1986
  8. k.d. Lang's Torch Songs Rock k.d. Lang's Torch Songs The Canadian singer performs a dramatic version of Cole Porter's "So In Love" along with her "Save Me" and other tunes from Ingenue in '92. k.d. Lang's Torch Songs New York City Dec 16, 1992
  9. A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist Jazz A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Pl… The pianist, composer and consummate accompanist, born on this day in 1918, plays with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz. A Jimmy Rowles Birthday Playlist
  10. Jimi Plays Berkeley Rock Jimi Plays Berkeley On this day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix closed the Woodstock Festival with the jazzy "Villanova Junction." Hear him reprise it in this 1970 set. Jimi Plays Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre May 30, 1970
  11. Dizzy Gillespie at the Fillmore East Jazz Dizzy Gillespie at the Fil… The bebop pioneer serenades the hippies with his funky "Matrix," his classic "Kush" and an ode to Martin Luther King ("Brother K") in 1970. Dizzy Gillespie at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Apr 18, 1970
  12. Los Straitjackets' Supersonic Guitars Rock Los Straitjackets' Superso… The post-Pulp Fiction surf revival band from Nashville plays "Goo Goo Muck" and "Space Mosquitoes" in this 2012 Daytrotter session. Los Straitjackets' Supersonic Guitars Daytrotter Studio Nov 7, 2012
  13. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Blues Sonny Terry & Brownie McGh… The longtime partners and purveyors of Piedmont blues join in on "Hootin' the Blues" and "Rock Island Line" in this '67 Ash Grove set. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hootin' Ash Grove Jan 21, 1967
  14. Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport, '92 Jazz watch video Video: Nicholas Payton at … The New Orleans-born trumpeter, a rising star at the time of this performance, plays his "Gumbo Nouveau" and Cedar Walton's "Bolivia." Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport, '92 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1997
  15. Video: George Benson at Newport, '66 Jazz watch video Video: George Benson at Ne… See the rising star guitarist play "Benson's Rider" (his take on "C.C. Rider") in this Trumpet & Guitar Workshop from 50 years ago. Video: George Benson at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966
  16. Son Seals at the Bottom Line Blues Son Seals at the Bottom Line The Chicago bluesman unleashes his stinging guitar chops and roaring vocals on "Hot Sauce" and "Mother-in-Law Blues" in this '78 set. Son Seals at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Jan 10, 1978
  17. Dexy's Midnight Runners in Detroit Rock Dexy's Midnight Runners in… Singer Kevin Rowland, who turns 63 today, leads the Brit pop-soul band on their hit songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno" in this 1983 set. Dexy's Midnight Runners in Detroit Detroit Feb 15, 1983
  18. Remembering Wild Bill Davis Jazz Remembering Wild Bill Davis The pioneering Hammond organ player, who died on this day in 1995, peforms "Checkered Hat" and "Cubano Chant" in this 1974 trio set. Remembering Wild Bill Davis Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 1974
  19. A Woodstock 10th Anniversary Concert Rock A Woodstock 10th Anniversa… Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Jorma Kaukonen and others perform at the 1979 jam in Parr Meadows, Long Island. A Woodstock 10th Anniversary Concert
  20. A Tribute to the King Rock A Tribute to the King Elvis Presley, who died on this day in 1977, is feted by Link Wray, Doc Watson, Kim Carnes, Grateful Dead and Pete Townshend in this playlist A Tribute to the King
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