Features

  1. Happy Birthday, Nick Lowe! Rock 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.
  2. Video: Michel Camilo Stuns Newport Jazz watch video 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.
  3. Something Good From Chaka Khan Rock 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.
  4. A Ric Ocasek Birthday Playlist Rock 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 Beatitudes in 1983.
  5. Ike & Tina Turner Rock Newport '70 Rock 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."
  6. Video: A Young Benson Burner Jazz watch video Video: A Young Benson BurnerSee a 23-year-old George Benson, who turns 71 today, showcase his blazing chops on "See See Rider" from the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
  7. Video: McCoy Tyner Meets Michael Brecker Jazz watch video Video: McCoy Tyner Meets M…The jazz piano giant performs material from his Infinity album with the Trane-inspired tenor saxophonist at '98 Newport.
  8. Remembering Pinetop Perkins Blues Remembering Pinetop PerkinsThe venerable Chicago blues pianist died on this day in 2011 at age 97. Hear him with Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.
  9. Funk Fridays: Galactic and Friends Rock Funk Fridays: Galactic and…N'awlins funkateers are joined by guest guitarist Warren Haynes and avant saxman Skerik at the 1999 Mountain Aire Festival.
  10. Video: Grover Washington, Jr. Lets It Flow Jazz watch video Video: Grover Washington, …The sax icon seamlessly shifts from smooth jazz ("Winelight") to straight ahead ("Stella By Starlight") at the 1988 Newport Jazz Festival.
  11. Eddie Money Wants to Be a Rock & Roll Star Rock watch video 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.
  12. Happy Birthday, Carl Palmer! Rock 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.
  13. Remembering Maestro Gil Evans Jazz Remembering Maestro Gil EvansThe 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.
  14. 'Long Tall' Marcia Ball in the Big Apple Blues '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.
  15. Remembering Jerry Reed Country 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.
  16. Pat Metheny's Fretboard Fantasia Jazz watch video 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.
  17. Clarence "Frogman" Henry Still Croakin' Rock 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.
  18. Video: Harry Connick, Jr. Radiates the 88s Jazz watch video Video: Harry Connick, Jr. …The popular actor and vocalist stretches out on piano in this set of instrumentals from his After Hours album at 2004 Newport.
  19. Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Tales Folk & Bluegrass Gordon Lightfoot's Canadia…The Ontario singer-songwriter premieres material from his third album, Did She Mention My Name?, in this 1968 Fillmore set.
  20. Monk Plays Monk at Newport '92 Jazz watch video 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, Take One.
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