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Apr 19
1870

Manning's Minstrels play at the Dearborn Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1870)

Apr 19
1924

WLS Radio in Chicago, Illinois, USA, broadcasts the first Chicago Barn Dance program, which will become the highly successful National Barn Dance, running until 1970, and launching such stars as Gene Autry, Red Foley, George Gobel, Grandpa and Ramona Jones, and Bradley Kincaid. (1924)

Apr 19
1940

The Art Kassel Orchestra is playing at The Hotel Bismarck, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1940)

Apr 19
1968

The Velvet Underground play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1968)

Apr 19
1969

The Everly Brothers play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Aynsley Dunbar and Cannonball Adderley. (1969)

Apr 19
1970

Chicago-born music promoter Husk O'Hare dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although O'Hare's name appeared on several recordings and concert posters, he is not thought to have been a musician, merely an astute promoter who knew how to publicise himself. (1970)

Apr 19
1986

Blues singer Mama Yancey dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. [Mama Yancey was the widow of blues pianist Jimmy Yancey]. (1986)

Apr 19
1988

On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois. (1988)

Apr 19
2012

Chicago bluesman Willis Earl Beal plays at The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2012)

Apr 19
2013

Julian Dawson plays at Uncommon Ground, 3800 North Clark Street, Wrigleyville, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2013)