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  1. Pentangle Plays Berkeley, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass Pentangle Plays Berkeley, … The rootsy British quintet, featuring guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch and singer Jacqui McShee, blends Celtic, blues and jazz flavors. Pentangle Plays Berkeley, 1970 Berkeley Community Theatre May 29, 1970
  2. R.I.P. Jackie Cain Jazz R.I.P. Jackie Cain Half of the husband-wife vocal team Jackie & Roy passed away last night at age 85. Hear them perform an all-Alec Wilder program in 1974. R.I.P. Jackie Cain Avery Fisher Hall Jul 3, 1974
  3. Happy Birthday, Fee Waybill! Rock watch video Happy Birthday, Fee Waybill! The theatrical frontman for The Tubes turns 64 today. See him in his Quay Lewd character in this "White Punks on Dope" video from 1975. Happy Birthday, Fee Waybill! Winterland Dec 31, 1975
  4. Eric Clapton's 'I Shot The Sheriff' Rock Eric Clapton's 'I Shot The… 40 years ago, Eric Clapton hit #1 with his version a Bob Marley classic. Hear Slowhand wail on it in 1985. Eric Clapton's 'I Shot The Sheriff' Richmond Coliseum Apr 22, 1985
  5. Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks! Jazz Happy Birthday, Jon Hendri… The vocalese master turns 93 today. Hear him scatting and harmonizing with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival. Happy Birthday, Jon Hendricks! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960
  6. Duke Ellington Records a Classic Jazz Duke Ellington Records a C… The maestro first recorded "In a Mellow Tone" in 1940. Hear versions of that Duke classic by Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry and Teddy Wilson. Duke Ellington Records a Classic
  7. All Hail the Blues King! Blues All Hail the Blues King! Riley "B.B." King turns 89 this week. Hear his signature sweet string bends on his guitar Lucille and soulful vocals on this birthday playlist. All Hail the Blues King!
  8. Remembering Mary Travers Folk & Bluegrass watch video Remembering Mary Travers The former member of Peter, Paul & Mary died this week in 2009. See them perform "If I Had a Hammer" and "Blowin' in the Wind" in 1986. Remembering Mary Travers Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986
  9. John Mellencamp On Top Rock John Mellencamp On Top American Fool was released back in 1982. Check out Cougar on tour for the album, playing hits like "Jack & Diane" and "Hurts So Good." John Mellencamp On Top Pershing Auditorium Aug 12, 1982
  10. A Bill Evans Memorial Playlist Jazz A Bill Evans Memorial Play… The influential pianist who introduced a new aesthetic to jazz in the late '50s died on this day in 1980. Hear his best moments from the Vault. A Bill Evans Memorial Playlist
  11. J Mascis Shreds Video watch video J Mascis Shreds You've never heard an acoustic guitar sound like this. Watch J Mascis tear it up at SXSW, 2011. J Mascis Shreds Stage On Sixth Mar 17, 2011
  12. A Salute to Johnny Ramone Rock watch video A Salute to Johnny Ramone The late guitarist died on this day in 2004. See him perform "Rockaway Beach," "Bliztkrieg Bop" and others with The Ramones in this '78 video. A Salute to Johnny Ramone Winterland Dec 28, 1978
  13. Roy Acuff at '68 Newport Folk Fest Country Roy Acuff at '68 Newport F… The country legend, who was born on this day in 1903, plays "Wabash Cannonball" and "Great Speckled Bird" with his Smoky Mountain Boys. Roy Acuff at '68 Newport Folk Fest Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968
  14. R.I.P. Joe Sample Jazz watch video R.I.P. Joe Sample The pianist and co-founder of The Crusaders passed away on Friday. See him perform his composition "Carmel" in this 1987 Newport video. R.I.P. Joe Sample Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987
  15. Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Folk & Bluegrass Carolina Chocolate Drops a… The foursome from Durham plays "Po' Black Sheep," "Skillet Good and Greasy" and other old-timey string band tunes in this 2011 set. Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio May 19, 2011
  16. Remembering Fred "Sonic" Smith Rock Remembering Fred "Sonic" S… The late guitarist was born this week in 1945. Hear him "Kick Out The Jams" with Detroit's proto-punk band MC5 in this 1968 concert. Remembering Fred "Sonic" Smith Sturgis Armory Jun 27, 1968
  17. Iggy Pop's Lust For Life Tour Rock Iggy Pop's Lust For Life Tour Iggy and his all-star backing band, featuring David Bowie on piano and vocals, tear through this set of punk rock classics in 1977. Iggy Pop's Lust For Life Tour Agora Ballroom Mar 21, 1977
  18. Charles Brown in a Mellow Tone Blues Charles Brown in a Mellow … The pianist-singer-songwriter, who was born this week in 1922, performs his early hits "Driftin' Blues" and "Black Night" in this '96 set. Charles Brown in a Mellow Tone Tramps Feb 16, 1996
  19. Carlos Santana Retrospective Playlist Rock Carlos Santana Retrospecti… While Santana has explored many styles of music and played with countless musicians, the one constant remains his incomparable guitar. Carlos Santana Retrospective Playlist
  20. Friday Funk with Tower of Power Featured Friday Funk with Tower of … You ought to be having fun this weekend, and this 1977 Tower of Power show will get you grooving in the right direction. Friday Funk with Tower of Power Bottom Line Nov 15, 1977
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