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Feb 02
1901

Walter Vincson [also known as Walter Vinson, Walter Vincent and Walter Jacobs] is born in Bolton, Mississippi, USA. He is best-remembered as guitarist of the black country-blues string band The Mississippi Sheiks. (1901)

Feb 02
1926

Sonny Clay's Plantation Orchestra records Chicago Breakdown and Plantation Blues for Vocalion Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1926)

Feb 02
1928

Jim Jackson, vocal and guitar, records Old Dog Blue, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. for Victor Records. (1928)


Feb 02
1929

Blues vocalist Andrew Tibbs is born in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He will record for Aristocrat between 1947 and 1949, before being signed to the newly formed Chess label in 1950. in later years he will record for Peacock, Savoy and Atlantic. (1929)

Feb 02
1939

The Tennessee Ramblers record Sugar Blues, Trumpet Talking Blues and other tracks for Bluebird Records in The Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. (1939)

Feb 02
1952

B.B. King's eighth single, Three O'Clock Blues, reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA. (1952)

Feb 02
1962

Harry Belafonte records the Lead Belly composition Midnight Special in Webster Hall, New York City for RCA Records. Harmonica on this session is by Bob Dylan. (1962)

Feb 02
1962

Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks record Mojo Man and Arkansas for Roulette Records in New York City, USA. The Hawks members include Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson who will find greater success as The Band. The session is produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and also features Sonny Terry on harmonica and Mort Shuman on piano. (1962)

Feb 02
1967

B.B. King, Moby Grape and The Steve Miller Blues Band play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. (1967)

Feb 02
1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience play two shows at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Albert King, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Soft Machine. (1968)

Feb 02
1975

Blues guitarist, singer and recording artist Herman E. Johnson dies in Zachary, Lousiana, USA. (1975)

Feb 02
1988

Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. (1988)

Feb 02
2013

Santana play at The House Of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (2013)

Feb 02
2013

Taj Mahal plays at The State Theatre, Ithaca, New York State, USA. (2013)