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Apr 23
1870

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

Apr 23
1929

Boogie Woogie pianist Montana Taylor records Indiana Avenue Stomp in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Apr 23
1949

Little Miss Share Cropper, Song Stylist is advertised in The Chicago Defender as playing at gay nightclub The Blue Dahlia, Chicago, Illinois, USA. In later years, she will become much better known as LaVern Baker. (1949)

Apr 23
1950

Jazz pianist and recording artist Curtis Clark is born in Chicago, Ilinois, USA. (1950)

Apr 23
1961

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

Apr 23
1962

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

Apr 23
1969

Muddy Waters, plus 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, spend the last of three days recording tracks for the album Fathers And Sons at Ter-Mar Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1969)