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Sep 23
1905

Myron Bradshaw is born in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. He will grow up to find fame as swing vocalist and orchestra leader, Tiny Bradshaw. (1905)

Sep 23
1907

Albert Ammons is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will be famed as a pioneer of the boogie-woogie piano style. (1907)

Sep 23
1912

The Original American Ragtime Octette introduce ragtime music into England, when they open at the London Hippodrome, London, UK, for a six-week engagement, which will be extended because of the huge success of the show. (1912)

Sep 23
1922

The Criterions and The Frisco Syncopators, two bands under the direction of well-known orchestra director, Paul Specht, arrive in the UK aboard the S.S. Majestic from New York City, USA. The two bands have been booked for appearances at top hotels in London, including The Trocadero, The Popular Caf?, The Empress Rooms and The Grafton Galleries. (1922)

Sep 23
1926

Jazz saxophone legend John Coltrane is born in Hamlet, North Carolina, USA. (1926)

Sep 23
1927

Fred Bird, with Al Bowlly, records Because I Love You and I'm Alone In Athlone, in Berlin, Germany, Europe, for Homochord Records. (1927)

Sep 23
1929

The Dixie Rhythm Kings record Easy Rider, Story Book Ball, The Chant and Congo Love Song, for Brunswick Records at the Merchandise Mart studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Sep 23
1930

Ray Charles Robinson is born in Albany, Georgia, USA. He will grow up to be better known simply as Ray Charles. (1940)

Sep 23
1931

Blanche Calloway And Her Orchestra play the fifth of seven nights at The Pearl Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1931)

Sep 23
1934

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the second night of a week of shows at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA. (1934)

Sep 23
1936

Mrs Jack Hylton and Her Band, record Take My Heart, I'll Keep On Dreaming Of You and A Million Thoughts Of You, in London for Crown Records. (1936)

Sep 23
1936

Mrs Jack Hylton and Her Band, record Take My Heart, I'll Keep On Dreaming Of You and A Million Thoughts Of You, in London, UK, for Crown Records. (1936)

Sep 23
1947

Shep Fields and Tex Beneke appear at Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, New York State, USA. (1947)

Sep 23
1952

US r’n’b pioneer Big Joe Turner records Baby I Still Want You in New York City for Atlantic Records. (1952)

Sep 23
1956

Lita Roza appears on ATV's Jack Jackson Show, in the UK. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

The Sid Phillips Band Show with Frank Nelson, Kay McKinley, Professor Glover and Norman Cave plays at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Ray Charles plays the final night of a week at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida, USA. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Dinah Washington plays the third night of a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Sep 23
1957

A white mob forces nine black students, The Little Rock Nine, who have entered Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, to leave the premises. The nine will not be able to attend the school until two days later, when 1,000 US paratroopers are required to protect them from segregationist whites. Jazzman Charles Mingus will be compose his song Fables Of Faubus about the state governor, Orval E. Faubus, who handled the situation so badly, and a song, The Little Rock Nine, will be written in support of the students. (1957)



Sep 23
1960

Jazz trumpeter Art Farmer records That Old Devil Called Love, in Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, for Chess Records. (1960)

Sep 23
1961

Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the twelfth of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. (1961)

Sep 23
1961

Dizzy Gillespie plays at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California, USA. (1961)

Sep 23
1962

Bobby Darin plays the last of four nights at the Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas, Nevada. (1962)

Sep 23
1967

Russ Morgan And His Orchestra play at The Top O'The Strip in The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1967)

Sep 23
1982

Popular singer Jack Barry, who hosted his own radio show from 1930 to 1936, dies after suffering a heart attack in the bathroom of the United Cerebral Palsy Center in New York, USA. (1982)

Sep 23
2010

The Ray Charles Museum and Memorial Library opens in Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, California, USA.(2010)