Concert Vault

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Reba McEntire at Music Village USA Country Reba McEntire at Music Vil… The Oklahoma-born country star turns 61 today. Hear her sing "San Antonio Rose," "Silver Eagle" and "I'm In Love All Over Again" in 1985. Reba McEntire at Music Village USA Music Village USA Apr 26, 1985
  4. Moon Martin's Revved-Up Riffs Rock Moon Martin's Revved-Up Riffs The new wave singer-songwriter performs his "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)" and "Cadillac Walk" in this 1979 set from Boston. Moon Martin's Revved-Up Riffs Paradise Oct 3, 1979
  5. Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Folk & Bluegrass Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to… The bluegrass banjo icon, who died on this day in 2012, leads sons Randy and Gary on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" at C.W. Post in 1972. Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Dome, CW Post University Sep 30, 1972
  6. Thad-Mel Orchestra Swings Saratoga Jazz Thad-Mel Orchestra Swings … Trumpeter-composer Thad Jones, born on this day in 1923, co-leads the dynamic big band on "Little Pixie" and "Don't Git Sassy" in a '78 set. Thad-Mel Orchestra Swings Saratoga Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978
  7. Sarah Vaughan at Newport Jazz Sarah Vaughan at Newport The Divine One, who was born on this day in 1924, delivers sublime versions of "Fly Me to the Moon," "Wave" and "Misty" in this 1976 set. Sarah Vaughan at Newport Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 3, 1976
  8. Pee Wee Russell Plays Newport Jazz Pee Wee Russell Plays Newport The idiosyncratic clarinetist, born on this day in 1906, sits in with Thelonious Monk in 1963 and joins the Newport All-Stars in 1960. Pee Wee Russell Plays Newport
  9. Video: Aerosmith at Woodstock, '94 Rock watch video Video: Aerosmith at Woodst… Singer Steven Tyler leads the Boston rockers on "Eat the Rich," "Toys in the Attic" and classics "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way." Video: Aerosmith at Woodstock, '94 Woodstock 94 Aug 13, 1994
  10. Diana Ross' Central Park Soirée Rock Diana Ross' Central Park S… The day after a rainstorm cancelled her show before 800,000 fans, the pop diva, who turns 72 today, returned to sing her hits. Diana Ross' Central Park Soirée Central Park Jul 22, 1983
  11. Flying Burrito Brothers at the Avalon Country Flying Burrito Brothers at… Gram Parsons leads the purveyors of "Cosmic American Music" on tunes from their celebrated 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin. Flying Burrito Brothers at the Avalon Avalon Ballroom Apr 6, 1969
  12. Elton John Rocks Central Park Rock Elton John Rocks Central Park Sir Elton, who turns 69 today, performs dynamic versions of "Funeral for a Friend," "Rocket Man)" and "Bennie and the Jets" in 1980. Elton John Rocks Central Park Central Park Sep 13, 1980
  13. Gary Clark Jr. at Good Danny's Blues Gary Clark Jr. at Good Dan… The neo-blues star unleashes his distortion-laced chops on "When My Train Pulls In" and "Things are Changing" in this 2012 set from Austin. Gary Clark Jr. at Good Danny's Good Danny's Apr 18, 2012
  14. Cecil Taylor at Newport, 1965 Jazz Cecil Taylor at Newport, 1965 The jazz master and avant garde pioneer, who is still performing at age 87, premieres material from his groundbreaking album, Unit Structures. Cecil Taylor at Newport, 1965 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1965
  15. Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! Rock Happy Birthday, Aretha Fra… The Queen of Soul turns 74 today. Hear her sing "Rock Steady," "Day Dreaming," "Dr. Feelgood" and "Spanish Harlem" in this 1973 concert. Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! Nassau Coliseum Jul 8, 1973
  16. Nick Lowe at Toad's Place, '83 Rock Nick Lowe at Toad's Place,… The prolific power popmeister, who turns 67 today, plays classics like "Cruel To Be Kind" and new tunes from The Abominable Showman. Nick Lowe at Toad's Place, '83
  17. NEW: Noel Pointer at the Jazz Workshop Jazz NEW: Noel Pointer at the J… The Brooklyn-based violinist performs funk-jazz versions of "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Living for the City" from his Phantazia in this 1978 set. NEW: Noel Pointer at the Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop Feb 18, 1978
  18. The Oak Ridge Boys in Nice, France Country The Oak Ridge Boys in Nice… The Tennessee country and gospel vocal quartet brings its downhom, quintessentially American sound to the French Riviera in this '85 set. The Oak Ridge Boys in Nice, France Acropolis May 14, 1985
  19. The Gospel at Colonus in Philly Folk & Bluegrass The Gospel at Colonus in P… Morgan Freeman and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama appear in this 1985 production of the acclaimed Bob Telson-Lee Breuer musical. The Gospel at Colonus in Philly Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall Sep 17, 1985
  20. NEW: Live Wire at Boston's Rat Rock NEW: Live Wire at Boston's… Singer Mike Edwards leads the London pub band on "Hit & Run Driver," "Paid In Smiles" and other tunes from their '79 debut album Pick It Up. NEW: Live Wire at Boston's Rat
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