Rock
  1. Rock: Mick Jagger Flies Solo in Osaka Mick Jagger Flies Solo in Osaka The Stones frontman sings the classics with guitarist Joe Satriani in this concert video from his Primitive Cool tour.
  2. Rock: Peter Gabriel Goes Solo Peter Gabriel Goes Solo Oct 4, 1978 The former Genesis frontman performs tunes from his self-titled solo debut, and a cover of "All Day and All of the Night" in this '78 set.
  3. Rock: The Bo Diddley Beat Takes Boston, 1970 The Bo Diddley Beat Takes Boston, 1970 Jul 28, 1970 Bo Diddley pushes the sound system to it's limit in this short but raucous set from one of rock and roll's true pioneers.
  4. Rock: Paul Simon Marries Princess Leia Paul Simon Marries Princess Leia Oct 7, 1980 Though it was rather short lived, the musician married actress Carrie Fisher 29 years ago today. Here's a Paul Simon concert from their courting days.
  5. Rock: Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 Mar 20, 1982 The Memphis rockabilly great was still going strong into the 80s. This show from the Cannery in Nashville has him playing and singing in full form.
  6. Rock: Jeff Lynne leads ELO at Winterland '76 Jeff Lynne leads ELO at Winterland '76 Feb 14, 1976 Frontman Lynne guides ELO through this thrilling snapshot of a band firing on all cylinders. Look for Lynne's cover album Long Wave in stores this week.
  7. Rock: The Who Play 'Tommy' The Who Play 'Tommy' Oct 22, 1969 Two months after their historic appearance at Woodstock, the band performed Pete Townshend's rock opera at the Fillmore East in 1969.
  8. Rock: New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Apr 18, 1980 Hear their lush harmonies on "In My Room" and "Good Vibrations" and their rocking good energy on "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Surfin' USA."
  9. Rock: Barry at His Best Barry at His Best Feb 25, 1975 Could it be magic?...Or Just Manilow. Enjoy this 1975 set of some of his greatest hits like "Mandy," "It's a Miracle" & more!
  10. Rock: Quicksilver Messenger Service: Early AM Jam Quicksilver Messenger Service: Early AM Jam Jun 18, 1970 This 2 a.m., post-concert jam session will be a real treat for Nicky Hopkins fans.
  11. Rock: In Memory of Lou Reed In Memory of Lou Reed Celebrate the pioneering singer-songwriter with five hours of his most profound moments from the Vault.
  12. Rock: U2's "Last Show" in 1981 U2's "Last Show" in 1981 May 15, 1981

    This was rumored at the time to be their last show; we are VERY happy they changed their mind. Check out U2 in 1981 - you will love the hair.

  13. Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Aug 16, 1968 This fascinating video filmed at KQED-TV in San Francisco intersperses interview and performance footage featuring Janis Joplin.
  14. Rock: Paul Sings 'Yesterday' Paul Sings 'Yesterday' Jul 4, 1990 The most recorded song in the history of popular music began a four-week stay at #1 this day in 1965. Now hear Macca reprise his original version live in 1990.
  15. Rock: Gregg Allman's New York Residency Gregg Allman's New York Residency May 25, 1987 The Allman Brothers Band leader kicked off a 10-night run Sunday at NYC's City Winery. Hear him on his I'm No Angel tour from 1987.
  16. Rock: New Release: The Divinyls in New York, 1985 New Release: The Divinyls in New York, 1985 Dec 8, 1985 Six years before the Top-40 shocker "I Touch Myself," this Australian band brought their unique mix of new wave and hard rock to the NYC club crowd.
  17. Rock: Bow Wow Wow's Burundi Beats in Boston Bow Wow Wow's Burundi Beats in Boston 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.
  18. Rock: Super Bowl Pre-Game Playlist Super Bowl Pre-Game Playlist No matter which team you're rooting for this Sunday, put on this playlist before the game and get pumped!
  19. Rock: New Release: Third World at the Orpheum New Release: Third World at the Orpheum Jul 6, 1976 The Jamaican reggae band performs "Don't Cry On The Railroad Track," "Brand New Beggar" and other tunes from their '76 self-titled debut.
  20. Rock: New Release: The Bangles in '86 New Release: The Bangles in '86 Oct 29, 1986 Eavesdrop on The Bangles in their prime, soundchecking for one of the most important concerts of their career.
  21. Rock: Remembering Bon Scott Remembering Bon Scott Oct 16, 1979 The AC/DC frontman passed too early on this date in 1980. Here's a gem from the Scott-fronted lineup, captured just after the release of Highway To Hell.
  22. Rock: Yes at Wembley Yes at Wembley Oct 28, 1978 As far as pure musicianship goes, this classic recording shows that Yes was still proving that they "had it" more than a decade after forming.
  23. Rock: The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers Sep 19, 1970 This legendary recording contains a set by the FBBs joined by The Byrds on the last night of a six night run at the intimate Whisky A Go-Go in LA.
  24. Rock: Los Lobos at Big Orange Studios in Austin Los Lobos at Big Orange Studios in Austin Mar 7, 2011 The East L.A. band performs tunes from their latest Tin Can Trust along with their '92 classic "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" in a 2011 session.
  25. Rock: Blues Traveler at Golden Gate Park, '91 Blues Traveler at Golden Gate Park, '91 Sep 29, 1991 Harmonica ace John Popper jams with guest guitarist Carlos Santana on "Mountain Jam" from the band's second album, Travelers and Thieves.
  26. Rock: The Rolling Stones in New Orleans, '94 The Rolling Stones in New Orleans, '94 Oct 10, 1994 Mick and the boys bring their Voodoo Lounge tour to the Crescent City, performing new songs like "I Go Wild'" and classics like "Satisfaction."
  27. Rock: Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Bonnaroo Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Bonnaroo Jun 15, 2008 As the NOLA institution brings the party to San Francisco this weekend, hear them rock the '08 mega-fest in Manchester, TN.
  28. Rock: Leon Russell Opens With Dylan Leon Russell Opens With Dylan Nov 20, 1970 Leon Russell opens this 1976 show at the Fillmore East with a stirring rendition of Dylan's Freewheelin' classic, "Girl From The North Country."
  29. Rock: Robert Gordon and Link Wray Get Raw Robert Gordon and Link Wray Get Raw Aug 15, 1977 The formidable twosome of rockabilly boogie-woogie man and guitar thrasher sets a raucous tone in this rootsy 1977 Bottom Line concert.
  30. Rock: Prince Will Funk You Prince Will Funk You Apr 12, 1993 In 1993, Prince rocked the DNA Lounge with an intensely funky, two-set after-show jam that carried on until the wee hours of the morning.
  31. Rock: The Pretenders at the Heatwave Festival The Pretenders at the Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 The new wave band just released its new album, Alone. Hear them play a revved up "Precious" and their hit single "Brass in the Picket" in 1980.
  32. Rock: Joe Satriani-Surfing with the Alien Joe Satriani-Surfing with the Alien Apr 16, 1988 Joe Satriani's Surfing with the Alien, released in '87, charted surprisingly high for an all-instrumental album. 'Satchurate' yourself in this hometown show.
  33. Rock: Steely Dan in Seattle Steely Dan in Seattle Jul 1, 1974 The legendary studio band comes alive in this set recorded at the Paramount Theatre in 1974.
  34. Rock: Gary Clark Jr.'s Searing Six-String Chops Gary Clark Jr.'s Searing Six-String Chops Apr 18, 2012 The Austin-based guitarist-singer-songwriter, whose album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim drops on 9/11, unleashes at Good Danny's in 2012.
  35. Rock: Los Straitjackets' Supersonic Guitars Los Straitjackets' Supersonic Guitars Nov 7, 2012 The post-Pulp Fiction surf revival band from Nashville plays "Goo Goo Muck" and "Space Mosquitoes" in this 2012 Daytrotter session.
  36. Rock: Kiss Without Costumes, '84 Kiss Without Costumes, '84 Jan 11, 1984 The new Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees perform "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" in their first-ever 'sans makeup' tour.
  37. Rock: New Release: Billy Idol Nassau Coliseum, 1984 New Release: Billy Idol Nassau Coliseum, 1984 Sep 8, 1984 This Billy Idol show from 1984 captures the '80s icon at the peak of his success, recorded just 10 months after the release of Rebel Yell.
  38. Rock: NEW: Bow Wiow Wow in Boston, '83 NEW: Bow Wiow Wow in Boston, '83 Jan 8, 1983 Annabelle Lwin squeals over the churning burundi beats of "C30 C60 C90 Go!," "Giant Size Baby Thing" and a remake of "I Want Candy."
  39. Rock: Funk Fridays: Red Hot Chili Peppers Funk Fridays: Red Hot Chili Peppers Jun 18, 1999 With guitarist John Frusciante returning to the band earlier in the year, the Peppers premiered material from Californication in this 1999 set.
  40. Rock: Tears for Fears Shout It Out Tears for Fears Shout It Out Jun 10, 1985 The new wave band, led by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, plays their hits "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout" in 1985.
  41. Rock: Blondie Brings NYC New Wave to Dallas Blondie Brings NYC New Wave to Dallas Aug 16, 1979 Just three months before they released their fourth LP Eat To The Beat in '79, Blondie delivered a set of their New Wave hits to an adoring Dallas crowd.
  42. Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre Oct 18, 1998 Michael Stipe leads the alt-rockers on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedbck" in a '98 set.
  43. Rock: Video: Joe Cocker's Return to Woodstock Video: Joe Cocker's Return to Woodstock Aug 13, 1994 The gravelly-voiced singer reprises his iconic performance of "With A Little Help From My Friends" from the first Woodstock at the '94 festival.
  44. Rock: New Release: Nick Lowe at Toad's, '83 New Release: Nick Lowe at Toad's, '83 The godfather of UK power pop performs his hit songs "Cruel To Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding."
  45. Rock: Talking Heads at Heatwave, 1980 Talking Heads at Heatwave, 1980 Aug 23, 1980 This Talking Heads set from the Heatwave Festival in Ontario marked the debut of their recently expanded lineup as well as new songs from Remain In Light.
  46. Rock: Video: Ministry Unplugged, '94 Video: Ministry Unplugged, '94 Oct 2, 1994 The industrial metal band performs acoustic versions of the Dead's "Friend of the Devil" and Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" in this acoustic set.
  47. Rock: The Byrds at the Fillmore West, 1970 The Byrds at the Fillmore West, 1970 Jan 4, 1970 Roger McGuinn leads the Clarence White edition of the band on classics like "So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star" and "Eight Miles High."
  48. Rock: Flamin' All Over Flamin' All Over Jun 30, 1971 Unfairly relegated to cult status in the SF scene, the Flamin' Groovies in their prime delivered some powerful rock 'n' roll primitivism.
  49. Rock: Best Rock and Roll Getups Best Rock and Roll Getups This playlist featuring Alice Cooper, KISS, David Bowie and more, honors all those rock stars who dress like every night is Halloween.
  50. Rock: Ahh...The Name is Bootsy, Baby! Ahh...The Name is Bootsy, Baby! Sep 28, 1994 Bassist-singer and ultra-funkateer Bootsy Collins leads his Rubber Band on "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Stretchin' Out" in this '94 set.
  51. Rock: Rocking With Rockpile Rocking With Rockpile Aug 23, 1980 With their power pop that perfectly blended old-school rock & roll with punk leanings, Dave Edmunds' and Nick Lowe's Rockpile epitomized UK pub rock.
  52. Rock: Garcia-Saunders Band at Winterland, '73 Garcia-Saunders Band at Winterland, '73 Oct 2, 1973 Organist Merl Saunders sat in on occasion with the Grateful Dead before joining forces with Jerry Garcia in this soulful, expansive quartet.

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