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Dec 21
1901

William Bunch is born in Ripley, Tennessee, USA. He will go on to achieve fame in the 30s as Delta blues pianist and singer Peetie Wheatstraw, aka The Devil's Son-In-Law and The High Sheriff Of Hell. (1901)

Dec 21
1907

Babe Kyro Lemon Turner is born in Hughes Springs, Texas, USA. He will find success as a pioneering blues guitarist under the name Black Ace. (1907)

Dec 21
1915

The Peerless Quartet record Ghost Of The Terrible Blues for Columbia Records in the USA. (1915)

Dec 21
1923

Piron's New Orleans Orchestra records Sud Bustin' Blues and West Indies Blues in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. (1923)

Dec 21
1928

When country blues vocalist Lulu Jackson performs a concert in Chicago, Illinois, USA, her versions of Blue Ridge Blues and You're Going To Leave the Old Home Jim are recorded by The Theater Owners' Booking Association. (1928)

Dec 21
1928

Country-blues singer/guitarist Mississippi John Hurt records Big Leg Blues and Avalon Blues for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. (1928)

Dec 21
1941

Peetie Wheatstraw, the successful Delta blues pianist who claimed that his musical prowess came from a deal with the devil, dies when his car is hit by a train at a railroad crossing in East St Louis, Illinois, USA. (1941)

Dec 21
1953

Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles plays the tenth night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1953)

Dec 21
1955

LaVern Baker And The Gliders record Jim Dandy for Atlantic Records in the USA. (1955)

Dec 21
1957

The Cadillacs play the second of five nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Blue Notes and others. (1957)

Dec 21
1958

Jackie Wilson and Ritchie Valens appear live on the Alan Freed Christmas Show in the USA. (1958)

Dec 21
1968

Creedence Clearwater Revival play the second of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA, supported by Deep Purple and The James Cotton Blues Band. (1968)

Dec 21
1968

At the annual Stax-Volt Convention in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Janis Joplin makes her first live appearance since quitting Big Brother And The Holding Company. Her new backing musicians are the Kozmic Blues Band. (1968)

Dec 21
1968

Blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to The New York Rock'n'Roll Ensemble and The Amboy Dukes [including guitar hero Ted Nugent]. (1968)