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Sep 02
1915

Oett M. Mallard is born in Southern Illinois, USA. He will find success as Chicago-based blues and jazz saxophonist Sax Mallard, recording for Chess Records and others. (1915)

Sep 02
1928

Jazz pianist/composer Horace Silver, who will play with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lester Young and Art Blakey, is born in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. (1928)

Sep 02
1953

Blues guitarist Sticks McGhee [aka Stick McGhee] records Jungle Juice, Dealing From The Bottom, The Wiggle Waggle Woo and I'm Doing All The Time, for King Records in New York City, USA. The tracks also feature James Buchanan on tenor sax, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Mickey Baker on guitar, Carl Pruitt on bass, and Specs Powell on drums. (1953)

Sep 02
1954

An Alan Freed-promoted package tour of the USA, called The Biggest Rhythm'n'Blues Show, plays in Columbia, South Carolina. Acts on the bill include The Drifters, Roy Hamilton, LaVern Baker, King Pleasure, The Spaniels and more. (1954)

Sep 02
1956

Blues star Speckled Red has a recording session for Delmark Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Blues singer and pianist Charles Brown plays at the Labor Union Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1957

The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957 plays the second of five nights at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter.(1957)

Sep 02
1958

Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and His Comets, Larry Williams, Frankie Avalon, The Kalin Twins, Jimmy Clanton, The Danleers and The Elegants, The Olympics, Bobby Freeman and King Curtis are among the acts appearing in Alan Freed's Big Beat Show at The Fox Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1958)

Sep 02
1961

Brook Benton, The Drifters and Betty Carter play the fifth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1961)

Sep 02
1966

First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the ninth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1966)

Sep 02
1967

Cream play the eleventh of twelve nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, supporting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag. (1967)

Sep 02
1967

The Steve Miller Blues Band plays the second of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Mother Earth and Bukka White. (1967)

Sep 02
1970

Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and their band Derek And The Dominos record Bell Bottom Blues, I Looked Away and Have You Ever Loved A Woman, for the album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA. (1970)

Sep 02
1990

Eric Clapton comes to the end of his current tour at The Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. (1990)

Sep 02
2011

Walter Trout plays on The Back Porch Stage at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)