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Oct 20
1956

Bill Haley and His Comets, Chuck Berry, The Platters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers and others play at The Olympia Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA, as part of the package tour The Biggest Show Of 56. (1956)

Oct 20
1958

American music trade magazine Billboard rationalizes its black music charts, switching from three charts (Most-Played Juke Box, Best Sellers and Most Played by Jockeys) to just one - Hot R'N'B Sides. The change makes it possible for both sides of a single to chart simultaneously. (1958)

Oct 20
1958

On a rare visit to the UK, Muddy Waters plays at St Pancras Town Hall, London, UK, accompanied on piano by Otis Spann. (1958)

Oct 20
1958

A Lover's Question by Clyde McPhatter enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 R'N'B and No6 Pop, giving him the biggest hit of his solo career. (1958)

Oct 20
1959

In Los Angeles, California, USA, in the wake of Sam Cooke suing Keen Records, the Los Angeles Country Sheriff attaches all of the label's property. (1959)

Oct 20
1959

The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Dallas, Texas, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell. (1959)

Oct 20
1961

John Lee Hooker plays the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA. (1961)

Oct 20
1961

Ray Charles plays the first of three nights at the Palais des Sports, Paris, France. (1961)

Oct 20
1962

Brook Benton, Mary Wells, The Vibrations and The Impressions play the second night of a week at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1962)

Oct 20
1962

R'n'b vocal group The Flamingos play the sixth of thirteen nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1962)

Oct 20
1962

The Rolling Stones play at the Ealing Jazz Club, London, UK. (1962)

Oct 20
1962

Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent play at the Adelphi, Slough, UK. (1962)

Oct 20
1962

John Lee Hooker, T-bone Walker, Willie Dixon, Helen Humes, Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee and others play in The American Folk Blues Festival in L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe. (1962)


Oct 20
1967

Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong and Mitch Ryder play the first of two nights in the Kent State University Memorial Gym, Ohio, USA. (1967)

Oct 20
1967

Canned Heat and The Allmen Joy play the first of two nights at The Denver Dog, Denver, Colorado, USA. (1967)

Oct 20
2009

Things About Comin' My Way, a tribute album to pioneering black country-blues string band The Mississippi Sheiks is released by Black Hen Music in the USA. The album includes versions of Mississippi Sheiks songs by Bruce Cockburn, Bill Frisell, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Geoff Muldaur, Kelly Joe Phelps, John Hammond and others. (2009)