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Aug 30

Popular singer Sara Martin records Loving Is What I Crave and Orn'ry Blues with guitarist Sylvester Weaver for Okeh Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1927)

Aug 30

Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson is born in Davisboro, Georgia, USA. (1934)

Aug 30

Victoria Spivey records I Can't Last Long for Victor Records in New York City, USA. (1936)

Aug 30

Big Jay McNeely plays the final night in a week long residency at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Aug 30

Little Richard, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Mickey And Sylvia, The Del Vikings, The Diamonds, The Moonglows, The Five Satins, The 5 Keys, The Tune Weavers, Larry Williams, The Cleftones, Jimmie Rodgers and more play at the Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, in Alan Freed's Holiday Rock'n'Roll Stage Show. (1957)

Aug 30

Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and His Comets, Larry Williams, Frankie Avalon, The Kalin Twins, Jimmy Clanton, The Danleers and The Elegants, The Olympics, Bobby Freeman and King Curtis are among the acts appearing in Alan Freed's Big Beat Show at The Fox Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1958)

Aug 30

Gene Chandler records Duke Of Earl at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It will sell over two million copies and reach No1 in the USA. (1961)

Aug 30

Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated plays its regular Thursday night residency at The Marquee, London, UK. (1962)

Aug 30

The Cyril Davies And His All Stars with Long John Baldry play at the Wooden Bridge Hotel, Guildford, UK. (1963)

Aug 30

First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the sixth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1966)

Aug 30

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

Aug 30

Another in the series of Sound-Out Mini-festivals begins in Woodstock, New York State. Artists appearing at the three-day event include the Colwell-Winfield Blues Band, Frank Wakefield, Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys, Peter Walker and Scott Fagan. (1968)

Aug 30

The three-day long Texas International Festival gets underway at Dallas Speedway, Lewisville, attracting 120,000 punters to boogie with Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Canned Heat, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Sly And The Family Stone, Sweetwater, Chicago Transit Authority, The James Cotton Blues Band, Delaney And Bonnie, Space Opera and Ten Years After. The event is kicked off by Grand Funk Railroad. (1969)

Aug 30

Taj Mahal plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to The Byrds. Also on the bill is Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys. (1969)

Aug 30

Derek And The Dominos, with Eric Clapton and Duane Allman on guitars, record The Keys To The Highway at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA. (1970)