Features

  1. Happy Birthday, John Sebastian! Folk & Bluegrass watch video Happy Birthday, John Sebas…The Lovin' Spoonful founder turns 70 today. See him perform "Daydream," "Younger Girl" and others in this 1970 solo concert.
  2. Remembering Alex Chilton Rock Remembering Alex ChiltonThe former teenaged frontman for '60s blue-eyed soul group The Box Tops died on this day in 2010. Hear them in a '97 reunion at Tramps.
  3. Remembering Tommy Flanagan Jazz Remembering Tommy FlanaganThe elegant, swinging pianist was born on this day in 1930. Hear him accompanying Ella Fitzgerald and leading his own trio in 1978.
  4. Video: Vintage Jethro Tull at Tanglewood Rock watch video Video: Vintage Jethro Tull…See theatrical flutist-frontman Ian Anderson lead the British prog-rock group through "Nothing is Easy" and others in this 1970 concert.
  5. Sly & the Family Stone Dance to the Music Rock Sly & the Family Stone Dan…The influential singer-songwriter-funkateer turns 70 today. Hear him perform "M'Lady," "Life" and a classic Sly medley in this '68 Fillmore set.
  6. In Memory of Mary Lou Williams Jazz In Memory of Mary Lou Will…Tonight at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, pianist Geri Allen pays tribute to the pioneering female pianist-composer. Hear Williams in the '70s.
  7. Video: Peter Gabriel at Woodstock '94 Rock watch video Video: Peter Gabriel at Wo…The adventurous artist presents a visually stunning show including tunes from Us and classics like "Sledgehammer" and "Biko."
  8. Uncut: Shirley Scott Swings the B-3 Jazz Uncut: Shirley Scott Swing…Philly's Hammond organ icon premieres her two-tenor band featuring George Coleman and Harold Vick in this '74 Carnegie concert.
  9. Remembering Doc Pomus Rock Remembering Doc PomusThe Brooklyn-born songwriter died on this day in 1991. Hear his "Little Sister," "Teenager in Love" and "This Magic Moment" in this playlist.
  10. Toots Theilemans Packs It In Jazz Toots Theilemans Packs It InThe Belgian harmonica virtuoso and guitarist recently announced his retirement from performing at age 91. Hear him in a 1981 concert.
  11. Uncut: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Magic Folk & Bluegrass Uncut: Leo Kottke's 6- and…The acoustic guitarist with the prodigious technique and deadpan sense of humor performs tunes from My Feet Are Smiling in 1973.
  12. Video: Rolling Stones 'Tattoo You' Tour Rock watch video Video: Rolling Stones 'Tat…Mick, Keith and the boys premiere "Start Me Up," "Hang Fire," "Little T&A" and "Waiting on a Friend" in this 1981 concert in Hampton, VA.
  13. A Blue Mitchell Birthday Playlist Jazz A Blue Mitchell Birthday P…The trumpeter and Blue Note recording artist was born on this day in 1930. Hear him with Horace Silver, John Mayall and Ray Charles.
  14. Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79 Folk & Bluegrass watch video Video: Judy Collins in Con…The heavenly singer is accompanied by harp in this set of soothing tunes from Hard Times for Lovers, "Send in the Clowns" and others.
  15. Video: Pearl Jam Unplugged Rock watch video Video: Pearl Jam UnpluggedEddie Vedder leads the Seattle band through acoustic versions of tunes from Vs. in this 1994 benefit concert for The Bridge School.
  16. Video: Michael Brecker's Stunning Debut Jazz watch video Video: Michael Brecker's S…The late tenor sax great premieres material from his self-titled debut as a leader with his high energy quintet at '87 Newport.
  17. James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass James Taylor at Carnegie H…The iconic singer-songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs classics and tunes from 1974's Walking Man in this concert from 40 years ago.
  18. Remembering Charlie Parker Jazz Remembering Charlie ParkerThe legendary Bird died on this day in 1955 at age 34. Hear tunes associated with the alto sax great performed by a who's-who in jazz.
  19. Video: Prince Comes of Age Rock watch video Video: Prince Comes of AgeThe multi-talented entertainer performs tunes from his breakthrough albums Dirty Mind and Controversy in this '82 set.
  20. Video: Sonny Rollins' Sax Excursions Jazz watch video Video: Sonny Rollins' Sax …The tenor titan performs "Sonny, Please," "Global Warming" and "Strode Rode" with his quintet at the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival.
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