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American ragtime composer Charles H. Hunter
dies of tuberculosis in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His best remembered compositions include Tickled to Death, A Tennessee Tantilizer and Possum And Taters.
The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street
radio show on the NBC Blue Network in the USA, broadcasts its final show. Since 1940, from studios in the RCA Building, Radio City, New York City, USA, the show had been presenting live jazz and blues sessions by artists including Leadbelly, Benny Carter, Eddie Condon, Fats Waller
, Dinah Shore
, Lionel Hampton
and Earl Hines.
Pioneering blues man Daddy
records Sundown Blues, Stovepipe Blues and Tidewater
Blues for Gennett Records
in Richmond, Indiana, USA. These are thought to have been among the first blues tracks ever recorded.
In his only known recording session, blues guitarist and singer Henry Spaulding
records Cairo Blues and Biddle Street Blues for Brunswick Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ronald Horvath is born in Queens, New York City, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist and music instructor Ronnie Earl
The Herbie Nichols Trio [with Max Roach
] on drums, records Wildflower, Mine, Argumentative Variation, The Spinning Song, Riff Primatif and Query for Blue Note
Records at Van Gelder Studio
, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
appears on the ITV show Fan Club, in the UK.
In the wake of a Senate sub-committee investigation into payola
, controversial deejay and music business entrepreneur Alan Freed
is fired from his WABC radio
show in new York City, USA. He leaves the air not just in mid-programme, but in mid-record, replaced by Fred Robbins
Singer-songwriter Joe Henry
is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
records Slip Slop, The Cooker and other tracks for Savoy Records
in New York City, USA, but the tracks are not released.
The Moody Blues
play at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Dover, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead
play the second of two nights at 1300 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
The Steve Miller Band
plays the last of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
play at The Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Concert For Bangladesh
takes place at Madison Square Garden
, New York City, USA, featuring George Harrison
, Ravi Shankar
, Eric Clapton
, Bob Dylan
, Ringo Starr
, Billy Preston
, Leon Russell
John Lee Hooker
spends the first of ten days recording his album Free Beer And Chicken for ABC Records in the USA.
plays at the Koseinkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
, Hubert Sumlin
, Louisiana Red
, Bowling Green John And Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Lurrie Bell, Carey Bell and Margie Evans play in the American Folk Blues Festival '81 in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Oliver E. Alcorn, a respected blues clarinettist and saxophonist, dies in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA. He recorded with Celestin's Original Tuxedo Orchestra
, Little Brother Montgomery and others.
donates his record collection, containing thousands of rare blues recordings, to the University of Minnesota, USA, for their Southern Culture Studies Center.
On their Pump
play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
, who enjoyed some success as a blues singer, guitarist and recording artist, dies in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
plays at Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England, UK.
play at The Burlingdon Arms, Oxford, England, UK.
The five-day long Byron Bay Bluesfest
comes to an end at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, Australia. 104,244 fans havel attended over the five days of the event to see artists including Paul Simon
, Robert Plant
, Bonnie Raitt
, Ben Harper
And Charlie Musselwhite, Santana
, Iggy And The Stooges, Wilco
, Jason Mraz
, The Lumineers
, Rodriguez, Ben Howard
and more. Artists appearing today
include Paul Simon
, Mavis Staples, Wilco
, Bonnie Raitt
, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Tony Joe White
, Zac Brown Band, Ben Howard
, The Beards and The Lumineers