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  1. A Birthday Salute to Glen Campbell Country A Birthday Salute to Glen … The singer-guitarist, who turns 80 today, performs his hits "Galveston," "Gentle On My Mind" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" in this '85 set. A Birthday Salute to Glen Campbell War Memorial Auditorium Greensboro Mar 2, 1985
  2. Charles Mingus Premieres a Masterwork Jazz Charles Mingus Premieres a… The prolific bassist-composer, who was born on this day in 1922, performs his "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" in this '77 set from New Orleans. Charles Mingus Premieres a Masterwork New Orleans Apr 1, 1977
  3. NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Rock NEW: Root Boy Slim at Para… 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. NEW: Root Boy Slim at Paradise, '78 Paradise May 12, 1978
  4. R.I.P. Prince Rock watch video R.I.P. Prince 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. R.I.P. Prince Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982
  5. Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport Jazz watch video Video: Nicholas Payton at … The New Orleans trumpeter leads his quintet on Cedar Walton's classic "Bolivia" and his new arrangement of "Little Liza Jane" in this '97 set. Video: Nicholas Payton at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1997
  6. The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Rock The Cure Courts a Dark Mus… 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. The Cure Courts a Dark Muse in D.C. Ontario Theatre Nov 16, 1984
  7. Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Blues Freddie King Cookin' at th… The Texas Cannonball stretches out on a medley of Jimmy Rogers' "That's Alright" and his own instrumental hit "Hide Away" in this '70 set. Freddie King Cookin' at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970
  8. NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Rock NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three… The southern rockers play rowdy versions of "Bounty Hunter" and other tunes from their self-titled debut in this '79 set from Cleveland. NEW: Molly Hatchet's Three-Guitar Army Agora Ballroom Atlanta Apr 20, 1979
  9. Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Rock Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog 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. Iggy Pop Wants to Be Your Dog Agora Ballroom Mar 21, 1977
  10. Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Rock watch video Bob Marley's Positive Vibr… The reggae legend performs "I Shot the Sheriff," "Lively Up Yourself," "No Woman, No Cry" and other classics in this 1979 set. Bob Marley's Positive Vibration Oakland Auditorium Nov 30, 1979
  11. Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Comedy Cheech & Chong Burn Anothe… The stoner duo performs their famous "Up In Smoke" sketch before a raucous Spring Break audience in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977. Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down Daytona Beach, FL Apr 8, 1977
  12. 4/20 Anthems Rock 4/20 Anthems 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. 4/20 Anthems
  13. Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Jazz Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams The energetic vibraphonist, born on this day in 1908, leads his band on "I Got Rhythm," "How High The Moon" and "Sing Sing Sing" in 1972. Lionel Hampton's Jumpin' Jams Philharmonic Hall Jul 5, 1972
  14. A Salute to Johnny Shines Blues A Salute to Johnny Shines The Delta bluesman, a protege of Robert Johnson, died on this day in 1992. Hear him sing "Crossroads" and "Dynaflow Blues" in this '74 set. A Salute to Johnny Shines Avery Fisher Hall Jun 30, 1974
  15. NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Rock NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears … 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. NEW: Rocky Burnette Tears It Up Paradise Jul 28, 1980
  16. Levon Helm In Memoriam Rock watch video Levon Helm In Memoriam 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. Levon Helm In Memoriam Newport Folk Festival Aug 3, 2008
  17. Golden Voices of Country Country Golden Voices of Country Singing greats George Jones, Gus Hardin, John Conlee, Con Hunley and Tammy Wynette showcase their pipes in this one-hour playlist. Golden Voices of Country
  18. Remembering 'The Viking' Jazz Remembering 'The Viking' Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, who died on this day in 2005, grooves and swings with the Oscar Peterson Trio in this '81 set. Remembering 'The Viking' Great American Music Hall Mar 14, 1981
  19. The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party Comedy The Happy Wanderers' Polka… Leutonia brothers Yosh and Stan Schmenge (John Candy and Eugene Levy) play "The Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka" at '86 Comic Relief. The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party
  20. NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Rock NEW: Robert Gordon's Rocka… The rockabilly cat sings "Mystery Train," "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Thirty Flight Rock" in this smoking 1979 set from Paradise in Boston. NEW: Robert Gordon's Rockabilly Boogie Paradise Mar 22, 1979
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