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Aug 30
1934

Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson is born in Davisboro, Georgia, USA. He will spend much of his working life in Chicago. (1934)

Aug 30
1951

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the seventh night of two weeks at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Aug 30
1951

Pianist-composer Al Morgan's tv series The Al Morgan Show, transmits its final episode from Chicago, Illinois, USA, on the DuMont Television Network. (1951)

Aug 30
1960

The John Wright Trio - a Chicago-based jazz piano trio - records Amen Corner, South Side Soul and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. (1960)

Aug 30
1961

Gene Chandler records Duke Of Earl at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It will sell over two million copies and reach No1 in the USA. (1961)

Aug 30
1966

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

Aug 30
1968

The Litter play at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Nova Express. (1968)

Aug 30
1969

The three-day long Texas International Festival gets underway at Dallas Speedway, Lewisville, attracting 120,000 punters to boogie with Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Canned Heat, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Sly And The Family Stone, Sweetwater, Chicago Transit Authority, The James Cotton Blues Band, Delaney And Bonnie, Space Opera and Ten Years After. The event is kicked off by Grand Funk Railroad. (1969)

Aug 30
1969

The Byrds, Taj Mahal and Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1969)

Aug 30
1975

America play at The Summer Of Stars concert in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1975)

Aug 30
2008

The Chicago Jazz Festival 2008, a four-day event, continues in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eddie Palmieri, Kenny Burrell and Gerald Wilson. (2008)

Aug 30
2008

Donna Summer plays at Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2008)

Aug 30
2009

Creed play at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, Tinley Park, Ilinois, USA. (2009)

Aug 30
2011

The Weepies play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)