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Jul 30
1936

George Guy is born in Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA, He will find fame as blues guitarist Buddy Guy. (1936)

Jul 30
1940

Jack Johnson is born in Lambert, Mississippi, USA. He will find a measure of success as electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Big Jack Johnson. (2011)

Jul 30
1941

Blues singer and guitarist Willie "61" Blackwell records She's Young And Wild, Noiseless Motor Blues, Bald Eagle Blues and Don't Misuse Me Baby, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Bluebird Records. (1941)

Jul 30
1942

Sonny Boy Williamson 1st records Blues That Made Me Drunk in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is accompanied on guitar by Big Bill Broonzy.(1942)

Jul 30
1948

Blues multi-instrumentalist Otis Taylor is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1948)

Jul 30
1957

Electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Burks is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. His nickname as a performer will be 'Iron Man'. (2012)

Jul 30
1962

Hit-making guitarist Duane Eddy continues with a lengthy season at the Beachcomber Club, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA. (1962)

Jul 30
1964

The Yardbirds play at The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. At this point in their career, The Yardbirds had not yet released an album but they - and their guitarist at this gig, Eric Clapton, - will go on to become hugely successful. (1964)

Jul 30
1978

Glen Goins, former vocalist and guitarist with George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic, dies at the age of 24 in New Jersey of complications relating to Hodgkinson's Disease. (1978)

Jul 30
1995

When Kiss fan Bill Rexer is married at a Kiss convention in New York City, the best man is bassist Gene Simmons, and the bride is given away by guitarist Paul Stanley. (1995)

Jul 30
2009

Panic! At the Disco announce that departed guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker, will be replaced by guitarist Ian Crawford of The Cab, and bassist Dallon Weekes of The Brobecks. (2009)