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  1. A Scott Joplin Memorial Jazz A Scott Joplin Memorial The 'King of Ragtime Writers' died on this day in 1971. Hear his "Elite Syncopations," "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer" in this playlist. A Scott Joplin Memorial
  2. A David Bowie Tribute in NYC Rock A David Bowie Tribute in NYC Michael Stipe, Jakob Dylan, Ann Wilson, Blondie, Pixies, Flaming Lips and others salute the Thin White Duke tonight at Radio City Music Hall. A David Bowie Tribute in NYC Montreal Forum Jul 13, 1983
  3. Remembering Gil Scott-Heron Rock Remembering Gil Scott-Heron The singer-songwriter and spoken word artist, born on this day in 1949, performs "Winter in America" and "Johannesburg" in this '77 set. Remembering Gil Scott-Heron Bottom Line Aug 20, 1977
  4. Happy Birthday, Jimmy Cliff! Rock Happy Birthday, Jimmy Cliff! The Jamaican reggae star turns 68 today. Hear him sing "Many Rivers to Cross" and "Under the Sun, Moon and Stars" in a '75 set from Boston. Happy Birthday, Jimmy Cliff! Orpheum Theatre Oct 25, 1975
  5. AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Tour Rock AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' … 'Schoolboy' guitarist Angus Young, who turns 61 today, fires up the Aussie rockers on "Bad Boy boogie" and "Problem Child" in this '79 set. AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Tour Towson State College Oct 16, 1979
  6. Red Norvo's Good Vibes Jazz Red Norvo's Good Vibes The jazz vibraphone pioneer, who was born on this day in 1908, swings "Rosetta" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" at the '67 Newport Jazz Festival. Red Norvo's Good Vibes Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967
  7. Like Father, Like Son Country Like Father, Like Son Hank Williams Jr. sings his daddy's classics "Hey Good Looking," "Your Cheating Heart" and "You Win Again" in this 1981 set from Birmingham. Like Father, Like Son Birmingham, Alabama Jan 1, 1981
  8. Count Basie Orchestra in the Pocket Jazz Count Basie Orchestra in t… Rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, born on this day in 1911, fuels the band on "Corner Pocket" and "Lil' Darlin'" in this '73 Carnegie Hall set. Count Basie Orchestra in the Pocket Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973
  9. NEW: Pearl Harbor & The Explosions Rock watch video NEW: Pearl Harbor & The Ex… The Bay Area new wave band performs "Let's Eat," "Shut Up And Dance" and their single "Drivin'" in this 1979 set from the Oakland Auditorium. NEW: Pearl Harbor & The Explosions Oakland Auditorium Aug 24, 1979
  10. Happy Birthday, Slowhand! Rock Happy Birthday, Slowhand! Hear the legendary Eric Clapton with Cream, Delaney & Bonnie, Derek & The Dominos and leading his own group in this 3-hour playlist. Happy Birthday, Slowhand!
  11. Video: Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Jazz watch video Video: Miles Runs the Vood… On this day in 1970, Miles Davis released Bitches Brew. See him perform the title track and others from that groundbreaking opus. Video: Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970
  12. Mel Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry Country Mel Tillis at the Grand Ol… The Nashville-based singer-songwriter performs his hits "Coca Cola Cowboy," "Good Woman Blues" and "I Got the Hoss" is this 1980 set. Mel Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry Aug 28, 1980
  13. Video: Tracy Chapman's Confessions Folk & Bluegrass watch video Video: Tracy Chapman's Con… The singer-songwriter, who turns 52 today, plays "If Not Now" and "Fast Car" from her self-titled debut album in this solo set from 1988. Video: Tracy Chapman's Confessions Oakland Coliseum Arena Dec 4, 1988
  14. NEW: The Outlaws Invade Saratoga Rock NEW: The Outlaws Invade Sa… The southern rockers play "Devil's Road," "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and stretch out on an epic "Green Grass and High Tides" in this '81 set. NEW: The Outlaws Invade Saratoga Saratoga Performing Arts Center Jun 21, 1981
  15. Emmy Lou Harris' Revealing Tales Country Emmy Lou Harris' Revealing… The singer-songwriter performs "Heart to Heart," "I Think I Love Him" and more from her semi-autobiographical The Ballad of Sally Rose. Emmy Lou Harris' Revealing Tales Taft Theatre Mar 22, 1985
  16. Happy Birthday, Astrud Gilberto! Jazz Happy Birthday, Astrud Gil… The iconic bossa nova singer, who turns 76 today, performs "The Girl From Ipanema" with Stan Getz at the '64 Newport Jazz Festival. Happy Birthday, Astrud Gilberto! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964
  17. Blues Traveler Rocks Golden Gate Park Rock Blues Traveler Rocks Golde… Harmonica ace John Popper, who turns 49 today, leads the New York band on "Mountrain Cry" featuring guest Carlos Santana in 1991. Blues Traveler Rocks Golden Gate Park Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park Sep 29, 1991
  18. The Elegant Swing of the MJQ Jazz The Elegant Swing of the MJQ Pianist-composer John Lewis, who died on this day in 2001, leads the Modern Jazz Quartet on his "Django" and others at Newport '59. The Elegant Swing of the MJQ Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959
  19. Jane's Addiction Shocks Philly Rock Jane's Addiction Shocks Ph… Singer and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell, who turns 57 today, leads the band on "Pigs in Zen" and others from Nothing's Shocking in 1989. Jane's Addiction Shocks Philly Theater of Living Arts Feb 20, 1989
  20. Omar & the Howlers in Austin Rock Omar & the Howlers in Austin Gruff-voiced Omar Dykes fronts the tough Texas blues-rockers on "Mississippi Hoodoo Man" and "You Ain't Foolin' Nobody" in '87. Omar & the Howlers in Austin Austin Opera House Aug 30, 1987
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