Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gary Clark, Jr. went on No. 1 on Billboard Blues charts with The Bright Lights EP for one week.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
American Blues guitarist, the younger brother of Buddy Guy, Phil Guy died of prostate cancer in Chicago Heights, Illinois at the age of 68.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
American Chicago blues and electric blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter, Little Arthur Duncan died from complications following brain surgery in Northlake, Illinois. He was 74.
Monday, August 20, 1979

In The Open by Stevie Ray Vaughan was most probably recorded at the KFAT "Fat Fry", Gilroy, CA. Backing band were Jack Newhouse on bass, Chris Layton on drums, Lou Ann Barton on vocals (tracks 4-10) and Robert Cray and Curtis Salgado on track 14.

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Friday, August 20, 1971

American Folk Blues singer, member of the duo "Darby & Tarlton", Tom Darby died.

Saturday, August 20, 1966

John Lee Hooker recorded Live At Café Au Go-Go with Otis Spann & Muddy Waters among backing band members.

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Saturday, August 20, 1955

Chuck Berry went on No. 1 with "Maybellene" on US R&B chart for 11 weeks replacing Ray Charles with "A Fool For You".

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Saturday, August 20, 1949

Jimmy Witherspoon went on No. 1 with "Ain't Nobody's Business" on US R&B chart for one week replacing Charles Brown with "Trouble Blues".

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Friday, August 20, 1948
English Blues Rock, hard rock, heavy metal etc. singer and songwriter best known as the vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant was born in West Bromwich, Birmingham.
Tuesday, August 20, 1935
Vocalist, pianist and guitarist, leader of the band The Rhythm Rockers, J.J. Malone was born John Jacob Malone in Decatur, AL.