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Sep 20
1885

Ferdinand Joseph Lamott (Lamothe or even La Menthe) is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will find fame as the blues pianist and arranger Jelly Roll Morton. (1885)

Sep 20
1928

Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers record Viola Lee Blues, Bugle Call Rag and Cairo Rag, for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (1928)

Sep 20
1954

T-Bone Walker plays the fourth night of a two-week stay at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1954)

Sep 20
1958

The Coasters play the second night of a week at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, with The Spaniels, The Danleers, The Olympics, Bobby Hendricks, The Quintones, and Sil Austin?s Combo. (1958)

Sep 20
1959

Scrapper Blackwell plays at the 1444 Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (1959)

Sep 20
1959

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters play the third night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)

Sep 20
1961

Anita O’Day records Boogie Blues, One More Mile and The Ballad Of All The Sad Young Men, in New York City for Verve Records. (1961)

Sep 20
1961

Bobby 'Blue' Bland records Blue Moon, Blues In The Night and Twistin' Up The Road in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Duke Records. (1961)

Sep 20
1961

Faye Adams records It Hurts To Be In Love, Step Up And Rescue Me and other tracks for Savoy Records. (1961)

Sep 20
1961

Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the ninth of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. (1961)

Sep 20
1962

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

Sep 20
1962

Country blues guitarist and recording artist Curley Weaver dies in Almon, Georgia, USA, aged 54. (1962)

Sep 20
1963

Marvin Gaye releases a new single, Can I Get A Witness, in the USA. (1963)

Sep 20
1963

Eric Clapton plays one of his first gigs as guitarist for The Yardbirds at Studio 51, Leicester Square, London, UK. (1963)

Sep 20
1969

Blues harmonica maestro Corky Siegel plays the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1969)

Sep 20
2005

The B.B. King Museum Foundation hosts the blues star's 80th birthday celebration at a private estate in Encino, California, USA. (2005)