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  1. The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Blues The Outlaw Blues Band at A… The edgy L.A. band, featuring John Diaz's raw vocals and guitar work, puts a punk spin on blues classics like "Crossroads" and "I'm Ready." The Outlaw Blues Band at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove Jun 30, 1967
  2. Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Jazz watch video Pete Escovedo's Percolatin… The percussionist-bandleader and Bay Area icon, who turns 81 today, leads his 11-piece band on Latin jazz fusion tunes from Mister E in '89. Pete Escovedo's Percolating Rhythms Gift Center May 29, 1989
  3. Procol Harum Plays the Fillmore, '68 Rock Procol Harum Plays the Fil… The British progressive rock group, featuring guitarist Robin Trower, plays "Christmas Camel" and other tunes from its self-titled debut. Procol Harum Plays the Fillmore, '68 Fillmore West Nov 1, 1968
  4. Fleetwood Mac at the Record Plant, '74 Rock Fleetwood Mac at the Recor… Christine McVie, who turns 73 today, performs her tunes "Spare Me a Little," "Why" and "Believe Me" with the Bob Welch edition of the band. Fleetwood Mac at the Record Plant, '74 Record Plant Dec 15, 1974
  5. A Salute to Benny Carter Jazz A Salute to Benny Carter The alto sax great and prolific composer-arranger, who died on this day in 2003, leads an all-star big band at the '72 Newport Jazz Festival. A Salute to Benny Carter Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1972
  6. Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the Blues Blues Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the… The slide guitar great and soulful singer performs "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Walking Blues," "Women Be Wise" and others in this playlist. Bonnie Raitt, Strictly the Blues
  7. Emmylou Harris' New Directions Country Emmylou Harris' New Direct… The singer-songwriter performs tunes from her Grammy-winning album Wrecking Ball and delivers a rousing "Indian Red" in this '96 set. Emmylou Harris' New Directions Tramps Aug 10, 1996
  8. Spandau Ballet's New Romantic Reunion Rock Spandau Ballet's New Roman… The London-based new wave group performs their early '80s hits "True," "Chant No. 1" and "Only When You Leave" in this 2014 set. Spandau Ballet's New Romantic Reunion Good Danny's Mar 14, 2014
  9. Bowie's Trip to the Stars Rock Bowie's Trip to the Stars On this day in 1969, David Bowie released his single "Space Oddity" just nine days before the Apollo moon landing. Hear him sing it in 1983. Bowie's Trip to the Stars Montreal Forum Jul 12, 1983
  10. Freddie Hubbard & the Jazz Messengers Jazz Freddie Hubbard & the Jazz… The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers when he guested with Art Blakey's group on "Birdlike" and "A Night in Tunisia" in '76. Freddie Hubbard & the Jazz Messengers Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1976
  11. Andrew Bird's Strangely Compelling Ditties Indie Andrew Bird's Strangely Co… The whistler-fiddler-singer, who turns 43 today, performs "Fiery Crash," "Plasticities" and other tunes from Armchair Apocrypha in 2007. Andrew Bird's Strangely Compelling Ditties Daytrotter Studio Oct 29, 2007
  12. Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Folk & Bluegrass Suzanne Vega's Observation… The singer-songwriter, who turns 57 today, performs "Tom's Diner," "Luka" and other tunes from Solitude Standing in this 1987 set. Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Warfield Theatre Aug 6, 1987
  13. Bon Jovi's '80s Reign Rock Bon Jovi's '80s Reign Guitarist Richie Sambora, who turns 57 today, riffs righteously on "You Give Love a Bad Name" and other tunes from Slippery When Wet in '87. Bon Jovi's '80s Reign Capital Centre Jul 21, 1987
  14. Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise Folk & Bluegrass Mavis Staples Makes a Joyf… The gospel-tinged soul singer, who turns 77 today, performs with the Staple Singers in 1968 and as a solo artist in 1994 in this playlist. Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise
  15. Lee Morgan with the Jazz Messengers Jazz Lee Morgan with the Jazz M… The hard bop trumpet sensation, who was born on this day in 1938, was just six days shy of his 21st birthday in this set at '59 Newport. Lee Morgan with the Jazz Messengers Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1959
  16. A Salute to Bon Scott Rock A Salute to Bon Scott The late Scottish-born Aussie singer, born on this day in 1946, fronts AC/DC on classics like "Live Wire" and "Highway to Hell" in this '79 set. A Salute to Bon Scott Towson State College Oct 16, 1979
  17. Galactic Rolls Out the Funk Rock Galactic Rolls Out the Funk Drummer Stanton Moore, who turns 44 today, fuels the New Orleans band on jams like "Blue Pepper" and "Freedom Acid Jazz Dance" in '99. Galactic Rolls Out the Funk Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 30, 1999
  18. Remembering Johnnie Johnson Rock Remembering Johnnie Johnson The late Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame pianist, born on this day in 1924, joins longtime collaborator Chuck Berry on classics in this '86 set. Remembering Johnnie Johnson Fox Theatre St. Louis Oct 16, 1986
  19. Mr. B In a Mellow Tone Jazz Mr. B In a Mellow Tone Billy Eckstine, born on this day in 1914, wraps his alluring baritone voice around "Sophisticated Lady" and "A Song for You" in 1974. Mr. B In a Mellow Tone Nassau Coliseum Jul 3, 1974
  20. Beck at the Knitting Factory Rock Beck at the Knitting Factory The eclectic alt-rock auteur, who turns 46 today, performs "Nausea," "We Dance Alone" and other tunes from The Information in this '06 set. Beck at the Knitting Factory Knitting Factory Oct 26, 2006
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