Music

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  1. Bob Marley at Paul's Mall Starfleet: Bob Marley at Paul's Mall Paul's Mall Jun 26, 1975 The reggae legend performs classics "Get Up, Stand Up" and "I Shot the Sheriff" in this newly improved set.
  2. Warren Zevon Strikes Up the Band Starfleet: Warren Zevon Strikes Up the Band Metro Sep 29, 1982 The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2003, performs "Lawyers, Guns and Money," "Excitable Boy" and "Werewolves of London" at Boston's Metro in 1982.
  3. Elvis Costello in Austin, 1983 Starfleet: Elvis Costello  in Austin, 1983 Frank Erwin Center Sep 7, 1983 The prolific singer-songwriter, who turns 63 today, premieres his affecting ballad "Shipbuilding" and "Everyday I Write the Book" from Punch the Clock.
  4. Human Sexual Response in Boston Starfleet: Human Sexual Response in Boston Jul 6, 1981 The new wave band plays taut, intense versions of "What Does Sex Mean To Me," "Jackie Onassis" and "Take Me To A Horror Movie" in a revved-up '81 set.
  5. The Clash in Boston, 1982 Starfleet: The Clash in Boston, 1982 Orpheum Theatre Sep 8, 1982 Guitarist-singer Mick Jones, who turns 62 today, leads the Brit punk band on his tunes "Should I Stay or Should I Go," "Stay Free" and "Police on My Back."
  6. John Hammond's Delta Muse Starfleet: John Hammond's Delta Muse Waterville Opera House Dec 16, 1973 The blues troubadour plays his National Steel guitar on Robert Johnson's "Preachin' Blues," "Terraplane Blues," "32-20 Blues" and "Love In Vain" in 1973.
  7. Suzi's a Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller Starfleet: Suzi's a Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller Paradise Aug 12, 1979 Pioneering female rocker Suzi Quatro (aka Leather Tuscadero on the popular TV sitcom, Happy Days) turns 67 today. Hear her play "Stumblin' In" in 1979.
  8. The Police at BostonGÇÖs Paradise Starfleet: The Police at BostonGÇÖs Paradise Paradise Apr 9, 1979 The trio of Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Sting barrel through their entire first album in this punchy 1979 set.
  9. Little Richard at the Boston Tea Party Starfleet: Little Richard at the Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party May 23, 1970 The rock 'n' roll originator performs his classics "Lucille," "Tutti Frutti, "Good Golly Miss Molly" and a cover of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" in 1970.
  10. Average White Band Funks Up Boston Starfleet: Average White Band Funks Up Boston Boston College Apr 28, 1978 Scottish singer and rhythm guitarist Stuart Hamish, who turns 67 today, leads the group on "Pick Up the Pieces" and "School Boy Crush" in 1978.
  11. John Mellancamp's Songs From the Heartland Starfleet: John Mellancamp's Songs From the Heartland Rainbow Music Hall Aug 16, 1982 The singer-songwriter, who turns 65 today, went by the stage name of John Cougar when he introduced "Jack & Diane" in this 1982 concert.
  12. The Pretenders at Paradise Starfleet: The Pretenders at Paradise Paradise Mar 23, 1980 This 1980 set captures Chrissie Hynde with the punk-new wave band on raw, ripping renditions of "The Wait," "Precious" and "Space Invader."
  13. Pat Metheny Group in Chicago, '87 Starfleet: Pat Metheny Group in Chicago, '87 Vic Theater Dec 1, 1987 The guitarist-composer, who turns 62 today, performs "Last Train Home," "Third Wind" and other tunes from Still Life (Talking).
  14. Joe Jackson Looks Sharp Starfleet: Joe Jackson Looks Sharp Berklee Performance Center May 25, 1979 The Brit new wave pioneer, who turns 62 today, plays his hit single "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and tunes from Look Sharp in 1979.
  15. Best of Starfleet
    1. The Pretenders
    2. The Police
    3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    4. Warren Zevon
    5. U2
    6. Hall & Oates
    7. Frank Zappa
    8. Joe Jackson
    9. The Clash
    10. R.E.M.
  16. Willy DeVille In Memoriam Starfleet: Willy DeVille In Memoriam Paradise Jul 20, 1978 The rootsy singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2009, performs "Spanish Stroll," "Cadillac Walk" and others in a '78 set from Paradise.
  17. The Meters Lay Down the Funk Starfleet: The Meters Lay Down the Funk Jazz Workshop Sep 7, 1976 The New Orleans funkateers play "Hey Pocky-Way," "Fire on the Bayou," "Big Chief" and "Cabbage Alley" at Boston's Jazz Workshop in 1976.
  18. The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum Starfleet: The Moody Blues at the L.A. Forum LA Forum Dec 3, 1983 The British prog-rock band revisits classics like "Nights in White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon" and "The Story In Your Eyes" in this 1983 set.
  19. Culture Club Tumbles 4 Philly Starfleet: Culture Club Tumbles 4 Philly Tower Theater Aug 31, 1983 Boy George, who turns 55 today, leads the Brit pop-soul band on "Karma Chameleon" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" in this 1983 set.
  20. Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules Starfleet: Pat Metheny Rewrites the Rules The Loft Portland Aug 3, 1977 The innovative guitar-composer introduces new tunes from his stunning debut album, Bright Size Life, in this '77 set from Portland.
  21. Bow Wow Wow's Burundi Beats in Boston Starfleet: Bow Wow Wow's Burundi Beats in Boston Channel Jan 8, 1983 Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren discovered 14-year-old Anglo-Burmese singer Annabella Lwin in 1980. Hear her with the band in '83.
  22. Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Starfleet: Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn Jan 18, 1976 The solo troubadour, who died on this day in 2009, performs intimate versions of "People Get Ready" and "Penny Lane" in this '76 set.
  23. Robert Palmer Croons in Boston Starfleet: Robert Palmer Croons in 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.
  24. A Birthday Shout-Out to Hank Williams Jr. Starfleet: A Birthday Shout-Out to Hank Williams Jr. Hara Arena Sep 12, 1981 The rowdy son of a country icon turns 67 today. Hear him play "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" and "The American Way" in this set from 1981.
  25. T. Blade & The Fabulous Esquires Starfleet: T. Blade & The Fabulous Esquires May 9, 1981 Guitarist Steve (T. Blade) Berkowitz (now A&R/blues archivist at Sony/Legacy) leads the Boston band on a set of jump blues in 1981.
  26. Spring Street Stompers in Boston Starfleet: Spring Street Stompers in Boston Great Hall Feb 5, 1982 The collegiate classic jazz band from the '50s plays "That's A Plenty" and "South Rampart Street Parade" in this reunion concert from 1982.
  27. Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Starfleet: Terry Garthwaite at the Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop Nov 25, 1975 The former frontwoman for Bay Area hippie band Joy of Cooking gets jazzy on her "Changing Colors" and Illinois Jacquet's "Robin Nest" in '75.
  28. Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Starfleet: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Central Park Jul 12, 1980 The late singer was born on this day in 1944. Hear his distinctive gritty voice on "The Letter," "Feelin' Alright" and "Whiter Shade of Pale."