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  1. Prince's 'Controversy' Tour, '82 Rock watch video Prince's 'Controversy' Tou… The Purple One had social media buzzing after his dynamic performance on SNL this weekend. Hear him from back in the day. Prince's 'Controversy' Tour, '82 Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982
  2. Happy Birthday, Henry Grimes! Jazz Happy Birthday, Henry Grimes! The pioneering free jazz bassist turns 79 today. Hear him with Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures quintet at the '65 Newport Jazz Festival. Happy Birthday, Henry Grimes! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1965
  3. Angelique Kidjo's African Magic Folk & Bluegrass Angelique Kidjo's African … The charismatic singer from Benin plays Carnegie Hall this week. Hear her perform her hit "Batonga" and cover Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child." Angelique Kidjo's African Magic Tramps Sep 26, 1998
  4. Remembering Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis Jazz Remembering Eddie 'Lockjaw… The tenor saxophonist and inveterate jammer died on this day in 1986. Hear his robust tones and aggressive attack in this memorial playlist. Remembering Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis
  5. Simple Minds Back on Tour Rock Simple Minds Back on Tour This week the Scottish rock band releases its first album in five years, Big Music. Hear them on their Once Upon a Time tour from 1984. Simple Minds Back on Tour Up All Night May 27, 1984
  6. Suzi Quatro Is All Shook Up Rock Suzi Quatro Is All Shook Up The bassist-singer and female rock pioneer, who made a bigger splash in the UK than her native USA, plays the Record Plant in 1975. Suzi Quatro Is All Shook Up Record Plant Mar 25, 1975
  7. Kurt Elling Croons the Classics Jazz watch video Kurt Elling Croons the Cla… The Grammy-winning singer, who turns 47 today, performs "Easy Living," "Say It (Over and Over Again)" and "Nature Boy" at Newport '01. Kurt Elling Croons the Classics Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2001
  8. Jim Steinman's Epic Rock Opera Rock Jim Steinman's Epic Rock O… The composer-lyricist-producer turns 67 today. Hear Meat Loaf premiere tunes from their collaborative Bat Out Of Hell in this '77 set. Jim Steinman's Epic Rock Opera Bottom Line Nov 28, 1977
  9. Bill Anderson's Countrified Hits Country Bill Anderson's Countrifie… Whisperin' Bill turns 77 today. Hear him sing his '60s hits "Po' Folks" and "Wild Weekend" in this 1982 set from Danny's in Rhode Island. Bill Anderson's Countrified Hits Danny's Aug 1, 1982
  10. Spooky Songs for Halloween Rock Spooky Songs for Halloween Warren Zevon, Pete Townshend, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Don Henley and the Rolling Stones sing of werewolves, ghosts, witches and devils. Spooky Songs for Halloween
  11. Booker Ervin Digging Deep Jazz Booker Ervin Digging Deep The big-toned tenor saxophonist leads a quartet featuring 26-year-old pianist Chick Corea on "Boo's Blues" and "Deep Night" at Newport '67. Booker Ervin Digging Deep Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967
  12.  Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Gets Nasty Rock Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Ge… The Gangster of Love performs his funk classics "Ain't That a Bitch," "Bow Wow" and "A Real Mother For Ya" in the 1995 Tramps set. Johnny 'Guitar' Watson Gets Nasty Tramps Feb 17, 1995
  13. Eberhard Weber at Amazingrace, '78 Jazz Eberhard Weber at Amazingr… The German bassist-composer premieres tunes from his ECM album Silent Feet with his Colours band featuring saxman Charlie Mariano. Eberhard Weber at Amazingrace, '78 Amazingrace Feb 25, 1978
  14. Death Cab for Cutie in Seattle, '08 Indie Death Cab for Cutie in Sea… Principal songwriter Ben Gibbard leads the alt-rock band on tunes from 2001's The Photo Album and new material from 2008's Narrow Stairs. Death Cab for Cutie in Seattle, '08 Studio X Seattle Apr 28, 2008
  15. Mountain at the Fillmore East, '71 Rock Mountain at the Fillmore E… Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi lead the group on Jack Bruce's "Theme From an Imaginary Western" and their classic, "Mississippi Queen." Mountain at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971
  16. Jefferson Airplane at the Matrix, '68 Rock Jefferson Airplane at the … Grace Slick, who turns 75 today, sings her signature "White Rabbit" and other tunes from Surrealistic Pillow and After Bathing at Baxter's. Jefferson Airplane at the Matrix, '68 Matrix Feb 1, 1968
  17. Video Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport Jazz watch video Video Medeski Martin & Woo… The experimental trio shifts from James Brown flavored funk to Mingus' "Nostalgia in Times Square" and Sun Ra's "Angel Race" in this 2005 set. Video Medeski Martin & Wood at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2005
  18. A Salute to Clifford Brown Jazz A Salute to Clifford Brown The trumpet sensation, who died on this day in 1956 at age 25 in a car accident, performs his tune "Daahoud" with Max Roach at '55 Newport. A Salute to Clifford Brown Newport Jazz Festival Jul 16, 1955
  19. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Blues Robert Cray's Confessional… The soulful singer and stinging guitar player performs tunes from his Grammy Award-winning Strong Persuader in this 1989 concert. Robert Cray's Confessional Blues Paramount Theatre Springfield Feb 12, 1989
  20. Remembering Woody Herman Jazz Remembering Woody Herman The revered clarinetist-bandleader, who died on this day in 1987, pays tribute to the Swing era big bands at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival. Remembering Woody Herman Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1968
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