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Sep 16
1908

Chick Bullock is born in Butte, Montana, USA. Despite a serious facial disfigurement, he will find success as a jazz band vocalist in the 1930s, working with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and others. (1908)

Sep 16
1922

The Criterions and The Frisco Syncopators, two orchestras under the direction of well-known orchestra director, Paul Specht, set sail aboard the S.S. Majestic from New York City, USA, bound for London, UK, where they have been booked for appearances the city's top hotels, including The Trocadero, The Popular Caf?, The Empress Rooms and The Grafton Galleries. (1922)

Sep 16
1925

Riley King is born in Itta Bena, Mississippi. He will find fame as blues guitarist B.B.King. (1925)

Sep 16
1925

Virtuoso jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd is born in Chuckatuck, Virginia, USA. (1925)

Sep 16
1926

Jazz organ star Brother Jack McDuff is born in Champaign, Illinois, USA. (1926)

Sep 16
1926

Jack Hylton And His Orchestra record Sonny Boy, Just A Kiss, Shake A Little Shoulder, My Dream Of The Big Parade, That's What I Say and Two Little Bluebirds, for HMV Records in the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK. (1926)

Sep 16
1927

The Red Heads record Baltimore, Nothin' Does-Does Like It Used To Do Do Do and A Good Man Is Hard To Find, for Pathe Actuelle Records in New York City, USA. (1927)

Sep 16
1929

Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra record Mississippi and Swanee Shuffle for Victor Records in New York City, USA. At the same session, as Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, they record Haunted Nights and The Duke Steps Out. (1929)

Sep 16
1929

Annette Hanshaw records What Wouldn't I Do For That Man, for Harmony Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Sep 16
1930

Ambrose And his Orchestra, record More Than You Know, Follow A Star, Don't Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve, Horatio Nicholls' Gipsy Melody and He's My Secret Passion at the Queen's Small Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records. (1930)

Sep 16
1930

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the second night of a week of shows at The Lincoln Theatre [aka The Dunbar Theater], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1934)

Sep 16
1931

Ambrose And His Orchestra record For You, Me, Smile Darn Ya Smile and Nevertheless, at The Small Queens Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records. (1931)

Sep 16
1932

Bennie Moten and his Orchestra play the last night of a week of shows in The Graystone Ballroom, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. (1932)

Sep 16
1933

Jack Hylton And His Orchestra record Black And Blue Rhythm in London, UK, for Decca Records. (1933)

Sep 16
1934

Dick Heckstall-Smith is born in Ludlow, UK. He will find success as a jazz and blues saxophonist, and as a founder-member of pioneering UK jazz-rock band Colosseum. (1934)

Sep 16
1947

Tommy Carlyn And His Orchestra play at Bill Green's Terrace Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1947)

Sep 16
1950

Oscar Peterson plays in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. The concert is recorded and some tracks will be released by Verve Records on the album Debut : The Clef/Mercury Duo Recordings 1949-1951. (1949)

Sep 16
1952

The Ronnie Scott Quintet records Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Love Me Or Leave Me, Scott?s Expedition and Avalon in London, UK, for Esquire Records. (1952)

Sep 16
1953

Saxophone star Earl Bostic plays at the Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois. (1953)

Sep 16
1956

Louis Jordan plays the third night of a week at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Sep 16
1957

Chances Are by Johnny Mathis enters the Billboard singles charts in the US, where it will peak at No1. (1957)

Sep 16
1960

Ray Ellington plays at The Victory Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, UK. (1960)

Sep 16
1961

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

Sep 16
1961

The Montgomery Brothers, with Wes Montgomery on guitar, play at The Cellar, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (1961)

Sep 16
1964

Jazz flute virtuoso Roland Kirk spends the first of two days recording the album I Talk With The Spirits, at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City, USA. (1964)

Sep 16
1967

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

Sep 16
1980

The album Give Me The Night by jazz and r'n'b guitarist George Benson is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. (1980)

Sep 16
1995

The late jazz musician Louis Armstrong is honoured with his own American postage stamp.