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Aug 29
1951

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Aug 29
1951

R+B vocalist Ruth Brown, with the Howard Biggs Orchestra records Without My Love and Big Bright Moon, Shine On for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. (1951)

Aug 29
1951

Muggsy Spanier records Moonglow and Sunday for Mercury Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Aug 29
1952

Hank Williams releases a new single Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind?, under the pseudonym of Luke The Drifter, on MGM Records, in the USA. (1952)

Aug 29
1952

Billy Eckstein and Buddy Rich open for a week at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1952)

Aug 29
1953

Bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record Foggy Mountain Chimes and I?ll Go Stepping Too, for Columbia Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. (1953)

Aug 29
1955

Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, plays at The Gaumont, Worcester, UK. (1955)

Aug 29
1955

The Four Freshmen record You Made Me Love You, Somebody Loves Me and other tracks, at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, USA. (1955)

Aug 29
1955

The Tommy Whittle Quintet performs You?ve Done Something To My Heart, A Ghost Of A Chance, Queen Bess and The Finisher, during a live session for the BBC Radio broadcast British Jazz, in London, UK. (1955)

Aug 29
1956

Fats Domino, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, The Harptones, Joe Turner, The Cleftones and The Penguins play the first of nine days as part of Alan Freed's Second Anniversary Rock And Roll Show at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City. (1956)

Aug 29
1956

Ruth Brown plays the third night in a week of shows at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida USA. (1956)

Aug 29
1958

Michael Joseph Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana, the fifth son of Katherine Esther Scruse and Joseph Walter Jackson. Michael and his four older brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, will become The Jackson 5. (1958)

Aug 29
1958

Liverpool, UK, band The Quarrymen play their first live show with new guitarist George Harrison. (1958)

Aug 29
1958

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Ulrich, best-known as drummer of Dead Can Dance, is born in Perivale, UK. (1958)

Aug 29
1959

The Quarrymen play at the opening night of The Casbah Club in Liverpool, UK. The group includes three future members of The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. This is also their first meeting with Pete Best, who will become the first drummer for The Beatles. (1959)

Aug 29
1959

Chuck Berry runs into trouble in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. While in the town to play a concert, he is arrested on charges of attempting to seduce a white girl and disturbing the peace. He is jailed overnight and fined. (1959)