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Aug 22
1910

The Howard Theater is opened in Washington DC, USA. It will become an illustrious venue for jazz and blues artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstein. In the 1950s and 60s it will become one of the busiest venues on the USA's r'n'b and rock'n'roll circuit. (1910)

Aug 22
1923

Edward P. Harris is born in Leasburg, North Carolina, USA. He will find a measure of success as a blues singer, guitarist and recording artist using names including Carolina Slim, Lazy Slim Jim, Jammin' Jim, Paul Howard and Country Paul. (1923)

Aug 22
1942

Joe Chambers of The Chambers Brothers is born in Scott County, Mississippi, USA. (1942)

Aug 22
1951

Blues vocalist and guitarist Smokey Hogg records Patrol Wagon Blues and You've Been Gone Too Long, for Modern Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1951)

Aug 22
1954

Louis Jordan and his orchestra play the fourth of ten nights The Trocadero, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters.(1954)

Aug 22
1958

Brownie McGee plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1958)

Aug 22
1959

Lee Dorsey plays at The Dew Drop Cafe, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1959)

Aug 22
1960

Kiddio by Brook Benton enters the Billboard magazine chart of the best-selling R'n'B singles in the USA. It will peak at No1. (1960)

Aug 22
1960

Ray Charles releases a new single, Georgia On My Mind, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA. (1960)

Aug 22
1960

Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry record forty two tracks, including Black Gal, Freight Train, Baby How Long, Betty And Dupree's Blues, Red River Blues, Blues Before Sunrise, The Blues Of Happiness at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1960)

Aug 22
1960

The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Big Maybelle and Bobby 'Blue' Bland play the last night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1960)

Aug 22
1960

Brook Benton, LaVern Baker and Ben E. King play the fourth night in a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1960)

Aug 22
1960

Ray Charles plays the fifth night of a week of shows at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1960)

Aug 22
1966

Ray Charles And His 17 Piece Orchestra with The Raelets, play the fourth of six nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1966)

Aug 22
1967

Cream play the first of twelve nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supporting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Electric Flag. (1967)

Aug 22
1979

Blues singer and guitarist John Lee Granderson dies of cancer in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1979)