Sunday, July 17, 1983
Highly influential, successful and prolific Blues and boogie woogie pianist, Blues Hall Of Fame inductee, Roosevelt Sykes died from a heart attack in New Orleans, LA at the age of 77.
Sunday, July 1, 1979

Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter who backed J.B. Hutto and Roosevelt Sykes and also enjoyed solo career, Lee Jackson was murdered in a domestic dispute in Chicago, IL.

Friday, April 8, 1977

Guitarist best known for backing Sonny Boy Williamson I, Roosevelt Sykes, Tampa Red and others, Bill Lacey died in Chicago, IL at the age of 62.

Friday, April 30, 1976
Roosevelt Sykes first appeared at Maintenance Shop.
Thursday, December 30, 1971

Roosevelt Sykes' tracks of Williams/Sykes 77 Records LP Blues From The Bottoms were recorded at 1213 Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA by John Bentley.

Monday, January 16, 1961
Memphis Slim, Jazz Gillum and Arbee Stidham assembled in a New York City recording studio and recorded an album for Candid Records. It was a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy, Leroy Carr, Cow Cow Davenport, Curtis Jones, Walter Davis, Roosevelt Sykes, Blind Blake, Washboard Sam, and Big Maceo, each of whom is given a tip of the hat in one song or another.
Saturday, February 24, 1945
Roosevelt Sykes went on No. 1 with "I Wonder" on US R&B chart for seven weeks replacing Cecil Gant with the same song.
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Thursday, April 29, 1937

Roosevelt Sykes recorded for the first time future Blues standard "Night Time Is The Right Time" on Decca Records.

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Tuesday, February 18, 1936
Roosevelt Sykes recorded Blues classic "Drivin' Wheel" on Decca 7252, erroneously attributed to Junior Parker.
Monday, December 10, 1933
Henry Townsend (this time as Henry Thomas), continuing musical partnership with pianist Roosevelt Sykes, held a recording session for Bluebird in Chicago, IL cutting four sides: "Can't Do That No More", "She's Got What I Want", "My Sweet Candy", and "Sick With The Blues".