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Oct 23
1892

Rufus Perryman is born in Monroe, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as boogie-woogie, barrelhouse blues pianist Speckled Red. (1892)

Oct 23
1923

Popular singer Sara Martin records Roamin' Blues with guitarist Sylvester Weaver for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. (1923)

Oct 23
1929

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra records Band Box Shuffle, Small Black, Rumba Negro [Spanish Stomp], Jones Law Stomp and Everyday Blues [Yo Yo Blues] for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Oct 23
1931

Blind Willie McTell records Southern Can Is Mine, Broke Down Engine Blues, Stomp Down Rider, Scarey Day Blues, Rough Alley Blues and Experience Blues, for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1931)

Oct 23
1937

Young blind boy Ray Charles Robinson (later to become superstar Ray Charles) is enrolled at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St Augustine. (1937)

Oct 23
1941

Sonny Terry And Jordan Webb record Touch It Up And Go in New York City, USA. (1941)

Oct 23
1950

Jimmy Rogers records Goin? Away Baby and Today Today Blues, with Muddy Waters on guitar, in Chicago, IIlinois, USA, for Chess Records. (1950).

Oct 23
1954

That's All Right, Mama, the first single by Elvis Presley, hits the Top Ten in the Nashville and New Orleans markets, giving Elvis his first hit outside of Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The song is a cover of an r'n'b original by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup. (1954)

Oct 23
1956

R'n'b/doo-wop combo The Orioles record Live It Up, For All We Know and other tracks, for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1956)

Oct 23
1958

Bo Diddley, Dion And The Belmonts and Thurston Harris play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1958)

Oct 23
1959

The Isley Brothers, produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, record He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Without A Song and Yes Indeed, for RCA Records in New York City, USA. (1959)

Oct 23
1959

Baby Washington, Bobby Freeman, The Miracles and Gene And Eunice open a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)

Oct 23
1959

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

Oct 23
1961

Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd records the album Blues Sonata for Riverside Records in Plaza Sound Studios, New York City. (1961)

Oct 23
1961

Ernie K-Doe releases a new single, I Cried My Last Tear, on Minit Records in the USA. (1961)