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Oct 24
1911

Saunders Terrell is born in Greensboro, Georgia. He will find fame as blues vocalist and harmonica player Sonny Terry. Although he worked with many other artists and recorded for several labels, he is best-known for his partnership with Brownie McGee which will start in '39 and last until Sonny?s death in '86. (1911)

Oct 24
1924

Baby Bonnie records Backbiting Moan for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA. (1924)

Oct 24
1925

Blues vocalist Willie Mabon is born in Hollywood, Tennessee. (1925)

Oct 24
1929

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra records Boot It, Rit-Dit-Ray, New Vine Street Blues, Sweetheart Of Yesterday and Mary Lee for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Oct 24
1936

Popular 70's Chicago blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins is born in Chychula, Mississippi, USA. (1936)

Oct 24
1941

Judy Garland records Blues In The Night and How About You? for Decca Records in the USA. (1941)

Oct 24
1942

American music trade magazine Billboard introduces its Harlem Hit Parade Chart, to reflect increasing sales of specialist black music. The Ink Spots are featured with three tracks on the first chart. Over the years the chart will change its name, becoming Rhythm And Blues in 1949, Soul Music in 1968 and Black Music in 1982. (1942)

Oct 24
1945

Pianist/singer James 'Beale Street' Clark records Who But You for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1945)

Oct 24
1953

Sonny Boy Williamson II and His House Rockers, with Elmore James on guitar, record She Brought Life Back To The Dead and Gettin' Out Of Town for Trumpet Records at the State Furniture Company, Jackson Mississippi, USA. (1953)

Oct 24
1954

Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters compete in The Battle Of The Blues at the Club Paradise, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (1954)

Oct 24
1954

Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters compete in the Battle Of The Blues at the Club Paradise, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (1954)

Oct 24
1955

A rock?n?roll movie, Rock 'n' Roll Revue, opens in seventy New York City cinemas, featuring performances by The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Larry Darnell, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Martha Davis and Spouse, Joe Turner, Dinah Washington, Lionel Hampton, Nat 'King' Cole, and Duke Ellington. (1955)

Oct 24
1958

LaVern Baker, Jackie Wilson, Bobby Day and Lee Andrews And The Hearts, play in Richmond, Virginia, USA. (1958)

Oct 24
1958

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

Oct 24
1959

The Isley Brothers, produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, record Rock Around The Clock and St Louis Blues, for RCA Records in New York City, USA. (1959)

Oct 24
1959

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