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Oct 23
1923

Popular blues singer Sara Martin records Roamin' Blues with guitarist Sylvester Weaver for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. (1923)

Oct 23
1950

Jimmy Rogers records Goin? Away Baby and Today Today Blues, with Muddy Waters on guitar, in Chicago, IIlinois, USA, for Chess Records. (1950).

Oct 23
1956

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal writes of home-town boy Buddy Holly that 'Lubbock now has its own answer to Elvis Presley? He plays an electric standard guitar and wears 'fancy' sports coats ? singing rock'n'roll exclusively.' (1956)

Oct 23
1961

Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd records the album Blues Sonata for Riverside Records in Plaza Sound Studios, New York City. (1961)

Oct 23
1964

Marianne Faithfull releases a new single, her cover of the Bob Dylan song Blowin? In the Wind, in the UK on Decca Records, with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones playing guitar. (1964)

Oct 23
1964

Heinz And The Wild Ones, including guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, later to find fame in Deep Purple, begin a UK package tour at The Essoldo, Tunbridge Wells. The tour also features The Hollies, The Dixie Cups, Jess Conrad, The Tornados and Wayne Gibson. (1964)

Oct 23
1971

Acoustic guitar virtuoso John Fahey releases the LP America on Takoma Records in the USA. (1971)

Oct 23
2011

Yngwie Malmsteen plays at The Bluebird Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA. (2011)