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Oct 30
1922

Clarence Samuels is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He will become a successful blues shouter, recording for the Chess Brothers' Aristocrat Records label in Chicago, Illinois. (1922)

Oct 30
1926

David Myers is born in Byhalia, Mississippi, USA. He will become a singer, guitarist and bass-player for The Aces, one of the earliest and most influential of Chicago's electric blues bands. (The group is also known as The Four Aces, The Nightcats and The Jukes) (1926)

Oct 30
1929

Blind Willie McTell records Atlanta Strut, Travelin' Blues and Come On Around To My House Mama, for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia. (1929)

Oct 30
1932

Robert Gregg Koester is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He will found and run the Delmar Records [later known as Delmark] label in Chicago, Illinois, whose roster will include Joe Williams, Sleepy John Estes, James 'Yank' Rachell, Curtis Jones, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Roosevelt Sykes, Ransom Knowling and Little Brother Montgomery. (1932)

Oct 30
1939

Eddie Holland is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find fame as part of Motown's prolific and phenomenally successful r'n'b/soul writing and production team, Holland-Dozier-Holland. (1939)

Oct 30
1940

Memphis Slim records Beer Drinking Woman in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1940)

Oct 30
1943

Buddy Featherstonhaugh And The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet record Heartbreak Blues, for HMV Records in London, UK. (1943)

Oct 30
1954

Successful Cincinnati-based r'n'b group Otis Williams And The Charms make their Billboard chart debut in the USA with Hearts Of Stone. (1954)

Oct 30
1955

Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the third night of a week at Apollo Theater, Harlem">The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1955)

Oct 30
1959

The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Peoria, Illinois, USA. with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell. (1959)

Oct 30
1967

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers record a live session for BBC Radio show Top Gear in London, UK, John Peel deejays the event. (1967)

Oct 30
1973

The James Montgomery Blues Band plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to jazz-rock fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra. (1973)

Oct 30
2009

Blues harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo dies in Feather River Hospital, near Sacramento, California, USA, following a brief battle with lung cancer. (2009)

Oct 30
2010

Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash play at The Long Street Blues Club, Conservative Club, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK. (2010)