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Apr 24
1870

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

Apr 24
1902

Aletha Mae Dickerson is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a recording manager for Paramount Records, she will supervise sessions by Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Will Ezell, The Pace Jubilee Singers, Blind Blake, Meade Lux Lewis and others. She is regarded as being an influential individual in the early development of 'race music'. (1902)

Apr 24
1924

Jelly Roll Morton records Mamamita for Paramount Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1924)

Apr 24
1934

The pipeless organ is patented [Pat. No. 1,956,350] in the USA by Laurens Hammond. His radically new musical instrument will be manufactured by the Hammond Clock Company of Chicago, Illinois, and will be first shown to the public at the Industrial Exposition in New York City, USA, in Apr 1935, before going on to revolutionise many forms of keyboard-based music. (1934)


Apr 24
1951

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup records Second Man Blues, I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole and Too Much Competition at RCA Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Apr 24
1961

The Olympics, Aretha Franklin, The Capris, Johnny Hartman and The Dells play the fourth of seven nights at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA (1961)

Apr 24
1962

Jerry Butler, The Miracles, The Marvelettes, Ben E. King, Maxine Brown and Betty Everett play the fifth night in a week at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1962)

Apr 24
1969

When Muddy Waters plays with an all-star band including Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T And The MGs and Sam Lay at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the show is recorded and some tracks will appear on the album Fathers And Sons. (1969)

Apr 24
2001

Blind jazz/r'n'b vocalist Al Hibbler dies, aged 85 at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. After working with Duke Ellington, he will score a No1 hit in 1955 with Unchained Melody. (2001)

Apr 24
2011

Arcade Fire and The National play at The UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)