1. Cream, 1968 (Oakland, CA) Rock: Cream, 1968 (Oakland, CA) Oakland Coliseum Arena Oct 4, 1968

    Simply ferocious, utterly sublime.

  2. The Clash in Boston, 1982 Rock: The Clash in Boston, 1982 Orpheum Theatre Sep 8, 1982 Guitarist-singer Mick Jones leads the Brit punk band on his tunes "Should I Stay or Should I Go," "Stay Free" and "Police on My Back."
  3. Elton John's First Stateside Tour Rock: Elton John's First Stateside Tour Fillmore West Nov 12, 1970 The singer-songwriter performs his "Amoreena" and "Burn Down the Mission" in a stripped-down piano trio setting at the Fillmore in 1970.
  4. Remembering Desmond Dekker Rock: Remembering Desmond Dekker Tramps Feb 24, 1996 The ska-reggae pioneer died in 2005. Hear him sing his 1968 rocksteady hit song "The Israelites" in this '96 set from Tramps.
  5. Beck at the Knitting Factory Rock: Beck at the Knitting Factory Knitting Factory Oct 26, 2006 The eclectic alt-rock auteur performs "Nausea," "We Dance Alone" and other tunes from The Information in this '06 set.
  6. Boz Scaggs at Radio City Music Hall Rock: Boz Scaggs at Radio City Music Hall Radio City Music Hall Apr 5, 1981 The smooth singer-songwriter-guitarist performs his hits "Lowdown" and "Lido Shufle" from Silk Degrees in this '81 set.
  7. RIP Tony Joe White Rock: RIP Tony Joe White Tony Joe White, writer of "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," passed this week. We hosted White in the Paste Studio a month ago. Enjoy and remember.
  8. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends at the Fillmore Rock: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends at the Fillmore Fillmore West Feb 22, 1970 Guitarist-singer-songwriter Delaney Bramlett, born in 1939, joins wife Bonnie and Eric Clapton for a set of searing rock 'n' soul.
  9. Peter Gabriel's Final Tour with Genesis Rock: Peter Gabriel's Final Tour with Genesis Shrine Auditorium Jan 24, 1975 The theatrical frontman leads the prog-rockers on "Cuckoo Coconut" and other tunes from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in this '75 set.
  10. The Kinks at the Felt Forum Rock: The Kinks at the Felt Forum Felt Forum Nov 16, 1972 Ray Davies leads the group on classics like "Victoria," "Lola" and "You Really Got Me" in this '72 set from New York.
  11. Dire Straits in 1985 Rock: Dire Straits in 1985 San Antonio Municipal Auditorium Aug 16, 1985 The Brothers In Arms album was released in May 1985. Hear them five months later in a superb show at the peak of their powers.
  12. Remembering Marty Balin Rock: Remembering Marty Balin Fillmore Auditorium Nov 26, 1966 Marty Balin's unforgettable voice is a soundtrack to important parts of many of our lives. Remember him through this wonderful 1966 Airplane show.
  13. Average White Band Funks Up Boston Rock: Average White Band Funks Up Boston Boston College Apr 28, 1978 Scottish singer and rhythm guitarist Stuart Hamish leads the group on "Pick Up the Pieces" and "School Boy Crush" in 1978.
  14. The Brothers Johnson at Tramps Rock: The Brothers Johnson at Tramps Tramps Dec 17, 1994 Bassist Louis Johnson joins guitarist brother George on their hits "Strawberry Letter 23" and "Get the Funk Out Ma Face."
  1. R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre Rock: R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre Capitol Theatre Oct 12, 1984 Guitarist Peter Buck sparks the Athens alt-rockers on their first single "Radio Free Europe" and tunes from Reckoning.
  2. Robert Palmer Rocks Boston Rock: Robert Palmer Rocks Boston Orpheum Theatre Sep 29, 1979 The smooth British soul singer performs "Under Suspicion," "Pressure Drop" and "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" in this '79 set.
  3. Guess Who in Vancouver Rock: Guess Who in Vancouver Vancouver May 27, 1983 Burton Cummings leads the Canadian band, featuring guitarist Randy Bachman, on "American Woman" and "Laughing" in this '83 reunion.
  4. Blues Traveler Rocks Golden Gate Park Rock: Blues Traveler Rocks Golden Gate Park Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park Sep 29, 1991 Harmonica ace John Popper leads the New York band on "Mountrain Cry" featuring guest Carlos Santana in 1991.
  5. Allmans close the Fillmore Rock: Allmans close the Fillmore Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 The end of an era, ushered out by the Brothers. Relive the Fillmore East in all its glory, on its final night of shows.
  6. Remembering Ed King Rock: Remembering Ed King Actually watching Skynyrd play "Freebird" is like hearing it again for the first time. Here's video of the classic from Oakland in '77.
  7. Derek and the Dominos, 1970 Rock: Derek and the Dominos, 1970 Fillmore East Oct 23, 1970 Without a doubt one of our all-time favorite shows: Clapton stretching out with a crack rhythm section, great songs, great playing. This is everything we love about live music.
  8. The Knack at Carnegie Hall, '79 Rock: The Knack at Carnegie Hall, '79 Carnegie Hall Oct 13, 1979 The power-pop group plays "My Sharona" and other tunes from their debut album Get the Knack while covering Buddy Holly and the Beatles.
  9. ZZ Top: The Lil' Ole Band From Texas Rock: ZZ Top: The Lil' Ole Band From Texas Capitol Theatre May 4, 1980 Bassist-singer Dusty Hill joins Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard on Cheap Sunglasses, "TV Mama" and "Tush" in 1980.
  10. Gregg Allman at San Quentin Rock: Gregg Allman at San Quentin San Quentin Prison Sep 20, 1992 The late leader of the Allman Brothers Band entertains the inmates with solo acoustic renditions of "Midnight Rider" and "Melissa" in this 1992 set.
  11. 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.
  12. Rod Stewart Wears It Well Rock: Rod Stewart Wears It Well Newcastle City Hall Dec 18, 1976 In 1972, Mod Rod's single "You Wear It Well" reached #1 on the U.S. charts. Hear him sing his hit in this '76 set from Newcastle.
  13. The Beach Boys Bring in Summer Rock: The Beach Boys Bring in Summer Springfield Civic Center May 15, 1979 Brian Wilson leads the California band on classics like "Surfer Girl," "Help Me, Rhonda" and "Good Vibrations" in 1979.