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Apr 17
1926

Percival Mackey's Band records I'd Rather Charleston, The Half Of It Dearie Blues, Barcelona and Thanks For the Buggy Ride, for Columbia Records in London, UK. (1926)

Apr 17
1930

Blind Willie McTell records Talking To Myself and Razor Ball for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1930)


Apr 17
1933

Blues guitarist and singer Byther Smith is born in Monticello, Mississippi, USA. He will find some measure of success after moving to Chicago in the mid-1950s. (1933)

Apr 17
1936

Blues singer and pianist Jimmie Gordon records Big Four Whistle Blues and Drunken Woman Blues, for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1936)

Apr 17
1950

Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter Jean-Jacques Milteau is born in Paris, France, Europe. (1950)

Apr 17
1961

John Lee Hooker is playing two weeks of shows at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA, supported by up-and-coming folkie Bob Dylan. (1961)

Apr 17
1962

Mississippi Fred McDowell is recorded performing various songs at his home in Como, Mississippi, USA. (1962)

Apr 17
1964

The Ford Mustang automobile, manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, is launched in the USA. The vehicle will inspire Sir Mack Rice to write and record Mustang Sally in 1965, but the song will not become a major hit until a version by Otis Redding is released in 1966. (1964)



Apr 17
1966

The Blues Project play the last of three nights at San Francisco State, San Francisco, California, USA, as part of a folk festival. Also on the bill are Mark Spoelstra, Doc Watson and Richard And Mimi Farina. (1966)

Apr 17
1966

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Jefferson Airplane play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. (1966)

Apr 17
1970

Argent and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA. (1970)

Apr 17
2004

Eric Clapton plays at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. (2004)

Apr 17
2007

Jimmy Burns plays a solo acoustic set at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2007)

Apr 17
2013

Blues-rock combo The Matt O'Ree Band plays an acoustic show at MJ's, Middletown, New Jersey, USA. (2013)