1. Robert Plant Rambles at the Beacon Rock: Robert Plant Rambles at the Beacon Beacon Theatre Jun 23, 2006 The former Led Zeppelin singer, who is releasing his new album Carry Fire in October, turns 69 today. Hear him sing "Ramble On" and "Hey Joe" in 2006.
  2. Happy Birthday, Mr. Baker! Rock: Happy Birthday, Mr. Baker! 15 songs 1:48:29 Curmudgeonly drummer Ginger Baker turns 78 today. Hear his tribal beats and unique sense of swing with Cream and with the Baker Gurvitz Army in this playlist.
  3. Jimi Closes Woodstock Rock: Jimi Closes Woodstock Berkeley Community Theatre May 30, 1970 On this day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix ended the Woodstock Music Festival with a version of "Villanova Junction," full of Wes-styled octaves work. Hear him play it in 1970.
  4. Little Feat at Winterland, 1976 Rock: Little Feat at Winterland, 1976 Winterland Feb 14, 1976 Guitarists Paul Barrere and Lowell George lead the funk-rock group on "Apolitical Blues" and a medley of "Cold Cold Cold/Dixie Chicken/Tripe Face Boogie."
  5. Belinda Carlisle in Philly, 1988 Rock: Belinda Carlisle in Philly, 1988 Tower Theater May 25, 1988 The former Go-Gos lead singer performs her hit single "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" and covers the Go-Gos' hits "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed."
  6. Remembering Elvis Presley Rock: Remembering Elvis Presley 35 songs 2:15:45 Thirty years ago today, The King passed away at his home in Graceland. Hear Pete Townshend, Link Wray, The Persuasions, Bon Jovi and others pay tribute.
  7. The Nice at the Fillmore West, 1969 Rock: The Nice at the Fillmore West, 1969 Fillmore West Dec 12, 1969 Keith Emerson, in this pre-ELP band, plays baroque flourishes on organ beneath solid funk and rock grooves and fuels Dylan's "She Belongs To Me."
  8. Little Steven Van Zandt Flies Solo Rock: Little Steven Van Zandt Flies Solo Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 The longtime E Street sideman will embark on a tour this Fall in support of his new Soulfire album. Hear him with his Disciples of Soul at Giants Stadium in 1986.
  9. Larry Graham's Funky Jams Rock: Larry Graham's Funky Jams Tramps Jan 17, 1997 The bassist-singer, who turns 71 today, performs his tunes "Hair," "One in a Million" and "The Jam," then covers several Sly & The Family hits in this 1997 set.
  10. Blood Sweat and Tears in 1977 Rock: Blood Sweat and Tears in 1977 Bottom Line Nov 8, 1977 Singer David Clayton-Thomas leads the horn-powered group on "Spinning Wheel," "Lucretia MacEvil," "Hi De Ho" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy.".
  11. Ian Hunter Rocks Central Park Rock: Ian Hunter Rocks Central Park Central Park Sep 11, 1981 The Brit singer-songwriter performs the Mott the Hoople anthem "All the Young Dudes" and turns his "Cleveland Rocks" into "New York Rocks" in this '81 set.
  12. Joe Jackson at Berklee, 1979 Rock: Joe Jackson at Berklee, 1979 Berklee Performance Center May 25, 1979 On the power pop piano man's 63rd birthday, hear him perform his hit "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and other tunes from his debut album, Look Sharp.
  13. The Everly Brothers & Pops, 1969 Rock: The Everly Brothers & Pops, 1969 Newport Folk Festival Jul 19, 1969 Don and Phil Everly join their guitar playing Daddy Ike on "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad," "I Am A Pilgrim" and other old-timey tunes at the Newport Folk Festival.
  14. Kool & the Gang Get Funky Rock: Kool & the Gang Get Funky Tramps Jul 13, 1996 Robert "Kool" Bell leads the band of funkateers on their hits "Ladies Night," "Get Down On It," "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging" in this 1996 set from Tramps.
  1. Elton John in Central Park, 1980 Rock: Elton John in Central Park, 1980 Central Park Sep 13, 1980 The singer-songwriter performs his classics "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Bennie and the Jets," "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" and "Rocket Man."
  2. The Roots Rule! Rock: The Roots Rule! Woodstock 99 West Stage Jul 23, 1999 Questlove just crushed it with the band and with his Philadelphia Experiment at the Newport Jazz Festival. Hear him stretch with The Roots at Woodstock '99.
  3. Billy Idol at the Savoy, 1982 Rock: Billy Idol at the Savoy, 1982 Savoy Dec 31, 1983 The new wave punk with the infamous lip curl play his hits "Dancing With Myself" and "White Wedding" and covers Tommy James & the Shondells' "Mony Mony."
  4. Edgar Winter's Rock 'n' Roll Heart Rock: Edgar Winter's Rock 'n' Roll Heart Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Sep 3, 1974 The multi-instrumentalist plays his instrumental hit "Frankenstein" and a medley of Gary U.S. Bonds' "New Orleans" and Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" in 1974.
  5. The Chili Peppers Rock Woodstock Rock: The Chili Peppers Rock Woodstock Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 Bassist Flea fuels the punk-funk groove on "Suck My Kiss" and "Give It Away" from Blood Sugar Sex Magik and new tunes from Californication in a 1999 set.
  6. Sting in Vegas, 1993 Rock: Sting in Vegas, 1993 Sam Boyd Stadium May 16, 1993 The ex-Police man covers the Beatles' "Penny Lane" and "Blackbird," Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and performs the Police hit "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic."
  7. Foo Fighters' Debut Rock: Foo Fighters' Debut Tramps Apr 27, 1995 Ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl switches to guitar and vocals to premiere "This Is a Call," "Floaty" and other tunes from the group's self-titled first album in 1995.
  8. The Isley Brothers and Santana Rock: The Isley Brothers and Santana 34 songs 3:33:09 The two groups recently joined forces to provide some "medicine music to the world," in Carlos Santana's words, on their new collaboration, Power Of Peace.
  9. Remembering Captain Trips Rock: Remembering Captain Trips 34 songs 3:59:29 Jerry Garcia, born on this day in 1942, plays Grateful Dead classics like "China Cat Flower" and "Dark Star" and more with his Acoustic Band in a 4-hour playlist.
  10. An Abbey Road Playlist Rock: An Abbey Road Playlist 14 songs 1:06:36 Hear Aerosmith, Joe Cocker, Counting Crows, Richie Havens, the Neville Brothers, John Legend and George Benson cover tunes from the classic Beatles album.
  11. A Metallica Classic Rock: A Metallica Classic Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 On this day in 1991, the heavy metal mavens released their single "Enter Sandman" from the eponymous fifth album. Hear them play that anthem at Woodstock '99.
  12. Rush Rocks the Maple Leaf Gardens Rock: Rush Rocks the Maple Leaf Gardens Maple Leaf Gardens Sep 21, 1984 Bassist-singer Geddy Lee, who turns 64 today, leads the Canadian prog-rockers on tunes from Grace Under Pressure and Moving Pictures in 1984.
  13. Steve Morse's Fretboard Flurries Rock: Steve Morse's Fretboard Flurries 40 songs 3:24:08 The guitar great, who turns 63 today, showcases his speedmeister licks on tunes with the Dixie Dregs, Kansas and his own band in this three-hour playlist.