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Apr 20
1928

Henry Williams (vocal and guitar) and Eddie Anthony (vocal and violin) record Lonesome Blues for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1928)

Apr 20
1929

Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Fuller is born in Edwards, Mississippi, USA. (1929)

Apr 20
1930

Blues vocalist and guitarist Barefoot Bill records Bad Boy for Columbia Records, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1930)

Apr 20
1962

Dick Dale and The Del-Tones release a seminal surf music single, Misirlou, on Deltone Records in the USA. (1962)


Apr 20
1962

Dick Dale and The Del-Tones release a seminal surf music single, Misirlou, on Deltone Records in the USA. (1962)


Apr 20
1962

US Army private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] mails a letter to his girlfriend Betty Jean Morgan in Seattle, Washington, USA. (1962)

Apr 20
1962

UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] reports that The Shadows have become the first British instrumental group to earn a gold disc, for one million sales of their hit single, Apache. (1962)

Apr 20
1968

Cream, with Eric Clapton on guitar, play the second of three nights at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1968)

Apr 20
1973

During their European tour, West, Bruce And Laing play the first of two nights at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, UK. (1973)

Apr 20
1983

Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs This Was My Love, Borderline and others. (1983)

Apr 20
1992

Blues singer and guitarist Johnny Shines dies aged 76 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. He had recently had a leg amputated as a result of hardening of the arteries. (1992)

Apr 20
2011

Neil Young plays the second of two nights at The Wang Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (2011)

Apr 20
2012

Influential British guitarist Bert Weedon dies, aged 91, following a lengthy illness, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, UK. Guitarists including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Brian May learned to play guitar from his Play In A Day series of guitar tuition books. (2012)

Apr 20
2013

Jeff Beck takes part in a Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp event in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. ,strong>(2013)

Apr 20
2013

Xzibit is among the artists performing at The 93.5 K-Day Krush Groove in Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA. (2013)