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Oct 24
1936

Popular 70's Chicago blues guitarist Jimmy Dawkins is born in Chychula, Mississippi, USA. (1936)

Oct 24
1953

Sonny Boy Williamson II and His House Rockers, with Elmore James on guitar, record She Brought Life Back To The Dead and Gettin' Out Of Town for Trumpet Records at the State Furniture Company, Jackson Mississippi, USA. (1953)

Oct 24
1964

Heinz And The Wild Ones, including guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, later to find fame in Deep Purple, play as part of a pckage tour at The Theatre Royal, Norwich, UK. The tour also features The Hollies, The Dixie Cups, Jess Conrad, The Tornados and Wayne Gibson. (1964)

Oct 24
1968

Brian May, later to be guitarist in Queen, collects his Batchelor of Science degree from the Queen Mother at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. (1968)

Oct 24
1969

Spirit, featuring Randy California on guitar, play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1969)

Oct 24
1973

Robin Trower plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Commander Cody and Foghat. (1973)

Oct 24
1990

Robert F. Lipo, pathologist for Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA, sends his final autopsy report on Stevie Ray Vaughan, who died two months earlier, to the Walworth County Coroner's Office. (1990)

Oct 24
2001

R.E.M. play a surprise show at the Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, Washington, USA, co-owned by guitarist Peter Buck and his wife. The 'secret' gig is a benefit for the Washington Wilderness Coalition starring The Minus 5, which features Buck and longtime R.E.M. sideman Scott McCaughey. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joins R.E.M. for several songs. (2001)