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Happy Birthday, Nick Lowe!
The singer-producer-multi-instrumentalist turns 65 today. Hear him blend Everlys-styled vocals with Dave Edmunds in Rockpile in 1978.
Video: Michel Camilo Stuns…
The Dominican piano virtuoso shifts deftly from Latin-tinged jazz to Art Tatum-inspired workouts on the keyboard in this 1991 set.
Something Good From Chaka …
The soulful R&B diva turns 61 today. Hear her at the early stages of her career as frontwoman for the funk band Rufus in this 1975 concert.
A Ric Ocasek Birthday Play…
The lanky new wave star turns 65 today. Hear him with The Cars in 1978 and premiering material from his solo album
Ike & Tina Turner Rock New…
After opening for the Rolling Stones' '69 tour, the dynamic husband-and-wife team opens their Newport set with "Honky Tonk Woman."
Video: A Young Benson Burner
See a 23-year-old George Benson, who turns 71 today, showcase his blazing chops on "See See Rider" from the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
Video: McCoy Tyner Meets M…
The jazz piano giant performs material from his
album with the Trane-inspired tenor saxophonist at '98 Newport.
Remembering Pinetop Perkins
The venerable Chicago blues pianist died on this day in 2011 at age 97. Hear him with Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.
Funk Fridays: Galactic and…
N'awlins funkateers are joined by guest guitarist Warren Haynes and avant saxman Skerik at the 1999 Mountain Aire Festival.
Video: Grover Washington, …
The sax icon seamlessly shifts from smooth jazz ("Winelight") to straight ahead ("Stella By Starlight") at the 1988 Newport Jazz Festival.
Eddie Money Wants to Be a …
The raspy-voiced singer turns 65 today. See him perform material from his self-titled debut in this revved-up concert video from 1977.
Happy Birthday, Carl Palmer!
The virtuoso drummer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame turns 64 today. Hear him showcased on "Tank/Enemy of God" in this '77 concert.
Remembering Maestro Gil Evans
The composer-arranger-bandleader died on this day in 1988. Hear him lead his band through "Blues in Orbit" and "Zee Zee" in this 1973 set.
'Long Tall' Marcia Ball in…
The two-fisted 'Fess-inspired N'awlins pianist turns 65 today. Hear her perform her signature tunes "Red Beans" and "La Te Da" in this '97 set.
Remembering Jerry Reed
The late guitar picker would've turned 77 today. Hear his downhome humorous story songs like "The Bird" and "Amos Moses" in 1982.
Pat Metheny's Fretboard Fa…
The phenomenal guitarist performs solo and with his trio of bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez at '03 Newport.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry S…
The New Orleans R&B singer turns 77 today. Hear him perform his 1956 hit "Ain't Got No Home" in this 1981 set from the Superdome.
Video: Harry Connick, Jr. …
The popular actor and vocalist stretches out on piano in this set of instrumentals from his
album at 2004 Newport.
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Gordon Lightfoot's Canadia…
The Ontario singer-songwriter premieres material from his third album,
Did She Mention My Name?
, in this 1968 Fillmore set.
Monk Plays Monk at Newport…
The drummer son of a bona fide jazz legend, Thelonious Sphere Monk III leads his sextet through tunes from his debut,