Concert Vault

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  1. A Salute to John Handy Jazz A Salute to John Handy The alto saxophonist-composer celebrates his 82nd birthday today. Hear him at Newport '67 with 22-year-old guitar star Pat Martino. A Salute to John Handy Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1967
  2. Jimi's Second Single Rock Jimi's Second Single On this day in 1967 the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded "Purple Haze" in a London studio. Hear them perform it in this 1968 Winterland set. Jimi's Second Single Winterland Oct 10, 1968
  3. Sonny Stitt's Incendiary Sax Jazz Sonny Stitt's Incendiary Sax The Charlie Parker contemporary, who was born on this day in 1924, showcases his fabled chops on "Lester Leaps In" in this '77 set. Sonny Stitt's Incendiary Sax Great American Music Hall Jun 15, 1977
  4. Jose Feliciano at Ash Grove, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass Jose Feliciano at Ash Grov… Hear a 19-year-old Feliciano perform solo arrangements of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" and Pete Seeger's "Indian Summer." Jose Feliciano at Ash Grove, 1964 Ash Grove Sep 26, 1964
  5. A Salute to Stan Getz Jazz A Salute to Stan Getz The late, great saxophonist, who would've turned 88 today, performs his hit "Girl From Ipanema" with Astrud Gilberto at '64 Newport. A Salute to Stan Getz Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964
  6. B.B. King at the Fillmore, 1968 Blues B.B. King at the Fillmore,… The bluesman scored his first #1 hit on this day in 1952 with "Three O'Clock Blues." Hear him perform "Rock Me Baby" and "Sweet Sixteen." B.B. King at the Fillmore, 1968 Fillmore Auditorium Jun 6, 1968
  7. Billy Idol's Rebel Yell Rock Billy Idol's Rebel Yell The former William Broad, part of the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the early '80s, performs his hit song "Dancing With Myself." Billy Idol's Rebel Yell Poplar Creek Jun 1, 1984
  8. Remembering Joe Sample Jazz Remembering Joe Sample They great keyboardist, who passed away last year at age 75, was born on this day in 1939. Hear him with the Crusaders in this 1974 set. Remembering Joe Sample Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974
  9. The Everly Brothers at the Fillmore Rock The Everly Brothers at the… The Kentucky brothers (the late Phil and Don, who turns 78 today) play their hits "Wake Up Little Suzie" and "Cathy's Clown" in this 1969 set. The Everly Brothers at the Fillmore Fillmore West Aug 3, 1969
  10. Happy Birthday, Johnny Rotten! Rock Happy Birthday, Johnny Rot… The lead singer of the Sex Pistols (aka John Lydon) turns 59 today. Hear him with the band at Winterland in '78 and in a 1983 interview. Happy Birthday, Johnny Rotten!
  11. A Bobby Hackett Centennial Jazz A Bobby Hackett Centennial The star trumpeter with the Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman bands of the '30s and '40s was born on this day 100 years ago. Hear a playlist. A Bobby Hackett Centennial
  12. Sly Stone at the Fillmore East, '68 Rock Sly Stone at the Fillmore … The 71-year-old funk legend was recently awarded $5 million in lost royalties by an LA jury. Hear him throwing down back in the day. Sly Stone at the Fillmore East, '68 Fillmore East Oct 5, 1968
  13. Video: Steve Martin's Bluegrass Fix Folk & Bluegrass Video: Steve Martin's Blue… The comedian-author picks a mean banjo in his "other job" with the Steep Canyon Rangers in this 2009 concert from Nashville. Video: Steve Martin's Bluegrass Fix
  14. Remembering Buddy Montgomery Jazz Remembering Buddy Montgomery The late pianist-vibraphonist, who would've turned 85 today, performs with bassist brother Monk and the Mastersounds at '59 Newport. Remembering Buddy Montgomery Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959
  15. Lightnin' Hopkins & Mance Lipscomb Duo Blues Lightnin' Hopkins & Mance … Both Texas country bluesmen died on this day (Hopkins in '82, Lipscomb in '76). Hear them playing together in this '66 Ash Grove set. Lightnin' Hopkins & Mance Lipscomb Duo Ash Grove May 8, 1966
  16. Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Rock Humble Pie at Winterland, … The late lead singer Steve Marriott would've turned 67 today. Hear him with the UK group on "I Don't Need No Doctor" and "Hot N' Nasty." Humble Pie at Winterland, 1973 Winterland May 6, 1973
  17. Stevie Wonder at Winterland, 1973 Rock Stevie Wonder at Winterlan… The superstar plays "Love Having You Around" from Music of My Mind, "Superstition" from Talking Book and covers "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." Stevie Wonder at Winterland, 1973 Winterland Mar 3, 1973
  18. Sarah Vaughan Casts Her Spell Jazz Sarah Vaughan Casts Her Spell The extraordinary singer goes from ballads and blues to bebop and bossas with remarkable finesse and authority in this 1974 concert. Sarah Vaughan Casts Her Spell Great American Music Hall Oct 19, 1974
  19. A Willie Dixon Memorial Blues A Willie Dixon Memorial The prolific composer, whose songs have been covered by countless musicians, died on this day in 1992. Hear him in this 2-hour playlist. A Willie Dixon Memorial
  20. Remembering Roy Eldridge Jazz Remembering Roy Eldridge The trumpeter, nicknamed "Little Jazz," was born on this day in 1911. Hear him perform "St. James Infirmary" in this '77 set from New Orleans. Remembering Roy Eldridge New Orleans Apr 1, 1977
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