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Dec 20
1920

Blues vocalist Ida Cox And Her All Star Orchestra record I Can't Quit That Man, Last Mile Blues and other tracks in New York City, USA, for OKeh Records. (1940)

Dec 20
1928

When country blues vocalist Lulu Jackson performs a concert in Chicago, Illinois, USA, her versions of Lost Lover Blues and Little Rosewood Casket are recorded by The Theater Owners' Booking Association. (1928)

Dec 20
1929

Alex Hill and his Orchestra record Dyin' With The Blues and Tougalou Shout, for Brunswick/Vocalion Records at the Merchandise Mart studio, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Dec 20
1937

Lee Gates, who will become one of Milwaukee's pre-eminent blues musicians is born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, USA. (1937)

Dec 20
1941

Aristocrat Records recording artists The Four Blazes play at Martin's Corner, 1900 West Lake, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1941)

Dec 20
1945

Memphis Slim files a six-week contract with Local 208, the Musicians Union, to play at The Flame Bar in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1945)

Dec 20
1947

Blues vocalist Rosetta Howard records the Big Bill Broonzy song Plow Hand Blues for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)

Dec 20
1947

Rosetta Howard records the Big Bill Broonzy song Plow Hand Blues for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1947)

Dec 20
1953

Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles plays the ninth night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1953)

Dec 20
1953

Doo-wop hit-makers The Spaniels record You Don't Move Me in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1953)

Dec 20
1954

The Penguins play at The Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1954)

Dec 20
1955

Chuck Berry records You Can't Catch Me, Roly Poly [aka Rolli Polli], No Money Down, Berry Pickin, Down Bound Train and I've Changed for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1955)

Dec 20
1956

R'n'b group The Clovers record You Good Looking Woman, Here Comes Romance, Love May Call and In The Rain for Atlantic Records.(1956)

Dec 20
1957

The Cadillacs play the first of five nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Blue Notes and others. (1957)

Dec 20
1960

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters record Let's Go Again (Where We Went Last Night) in Cincinnati, Ohio, for King Records.(1960)

Dec 20
1968

Creedence Clearwater Revival play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA, supported by Deep Purple and The James Cotton Blues Band. Jimi Hendrix jams with the James Cotton Blues Band at this gig. (1968)

Dec 20
1968

Blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite plays the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to The New York Rock'n'Roll Ensemble and The Amboy Dukes [including guitar hero Ted Nugent]. (1968)

Dec 20
1970

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays the last of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, with Buddy Miles and Quatermass. (1970)

Dec 20
1970

Canned Heat, The Youngbloods and the Blues Image, play the last of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA. (1970)

Dec 20
1996

The Hoax, play at The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. (1996)

Dec 20
1996

Wiltshire, UK's most successful ever blues band, The Hoax, play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury. (1997)

Dec 20
2012

Revered blues singer and pianist Jimmy McCracklin dies aged 91 after a long illness in San Pablo, California, USA. (2012)

Dec 20
2012

Seasick Steve plays at the Mangawhai Tavern in New Zealand, Australasia. (2006)