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Jul 30
1936

George Guy is born in Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA, He will find fame as blues guitarist Buddy Guy. (1936)

Jul 30
1940

Jack Johnson is born in Lambert, Mississippi, USA. He will find a measure of success as electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Big Jack Johnson. (2011)

Jul 30
1941

Blues singer and guitarist Willie "61" Blackwell records She's Young And Wild, Noiseless Motor Blues, Bald Eagle Blues and Don't Misuse Me Baby, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Bluebird Records. (1941)

Jul 30
1942

Sonny Boy Williamson 1st records Blues That Made Me Drunk in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is accompanied on guitar by Big Bill Broonzy.(1942)

Jul 30
1948

Blues multi-instrumentalist Otis Taylor is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1948)

Jul 30
1949

Lucky Millender And His Orchestra, with vocalist Big John Greer, enter the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Little Girl, Don?t Cry, which will peak at No15. R&B. (1949)

Jul 30
1954

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters record the risque Annie Had A Baby, their follow-up to Work With Me Annie. (1954)

Jul 30
1954

The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters, play the ninth night of two weeks at The Trocadero, Hollywood, California, USA. On the same day, The Robins appear on The Rhythm And Blues Show on KTTV hosted by Jerry Lawrence with Harry Belafonte, and The Oscar McLollie Orchestra. (1954)

Jul 30
1955

Maybellene by Chuck Berry enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA. (1955)

Jul 30
1957

Electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Burks is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. His nickname as a performer will be 'Iron Man'. (2012)

Jul 30
1958

Bill Doggett plays at the Flame Lounge, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1958)

Jul 30
1960

Ray Charles plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Cloisters Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1960)

JUl 30
1960

Whistlin' Alex Moore records July Boogie for Arhoolie Records in Dallas, Texas, USA. (1960)

Jul 30
1968

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Santana, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly, Initial Shock and The Hello People play at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA. (1968)