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December

On This Day 31/12/1969
Bo Diddley
Magic Sam
Edgar Winter
Gus Cannon
Walter Vinson
Pete Brown
Jan Akkerman
Adrian Belew
Luther Allison
Gatemouth Moore
Shakey Jake Harris
On this day 19/12/1975
Keith Richards
Paul Rodgers
Billy Gibbons
Mance Lipscomb
Buster Pickens
On this day 13/12/1966
Whistlin Alex Moore
Eva Taylor
On this day 10/12/2007
Junior Wells
Jay McShann
Papa Charlie Jackson
Lonesome Sundown
JJ Cale
On this day 04/12/1967
Ozzy Osbourne
Tal Wilkenfeld
On this day 01/12/1967

November

On this day 30/11/1966
John Mayall
Forest City Joe
Jimi Hendrix
On this day 26/11/1968
On this day 25/11/1966
On this day 24/11/1961
On this day 23/11/1968
On this day 22/11/1968
Lil Green
Scrapper Blackwell
On this day 19/11/1962
On this day 18/11/1994
Stevie Salas
Hubert Sumlin
Big Maceo Merriweather
On this day 14/11/2006
On this day 13/11/1968
Neil Young
On this day 11/11/1994
Furry Lewis
Susan Tedeschi
Bonnie Raitt
Amos Milburn
Little Smokey Smothers
Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers
On this day 04/11/1991
On this day 03/11/2004
On this day 02/11/1967
On this day 01/11/2005

October

On this day 31/10/1969
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Peter Green
Graham Bond
On this day 26/10/1969
On this day 25/10/1968
Lee McBee
On this day 23/10/1966
On this day 22/10/1969
Steve Cropper
Peg Leg Howell
On this day 19/10/1968
Chuck Berry
On this day 17/10/1919
On this day 16/10/1968
Victoria Spivey
On this day 14/10/1998
Pinetop Perkins
Guitar Gabriel
Elizabeth Cotten
On this day 10/10/1939
On this day 09/10/1985
On this day 08/10/1987
Reverend Gary Davis
J.B. Hutto
On this day 05/10/1970
On this day 04/10/1963
On this day 03/10/1968
On this day 02/10/1961
On this day 01/10/1966

September

Barbecue Bob
On this day 29/09/1966
Koko Taylor
On this day 27/09/1912
The Butler Twins
Walter Trout
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Roy Buchanan
Tampa Red
On this day 21/09/1966
On this day 20/09/1968
Brian Epstein
On this day 18/09/1970
On this day 17/09/1931
BB King
On this day 15/09/1969
Paul Kossoff
On this day 13/09/1967
Jimmy Rushing
Professor Longhair
On this day 10/09/1963
Sonny Terry
Brownie McGhee
On this day 07/09/1968
Charley Patton
Sunnyland Slim
On this day 04/09/08
Freddie King
On this day 02/09/1995
On this day 01/09/1957

August

Robert Nighthawk
On this day 30/08/1969
David Lindley
On this day 28/08/1965
On this day 27/08/1970
On this day 26/08/1970
On this day 25/08/1965
Arthur Crudup
Alexis Korner
John Lee Hooker
Billy Cox
Robert Plant
Ginger Baker
Noel Redding
Mitch Mitchell
On this day 16/08/1968
On this day 15/08/1969
On this day 14/08/1967
Albert Collins
Mark Knopfler
On this day 11/08/1979
Leo Fender
On this day 09/08/1978
Jimmy Witherspoon
Floyd Council
Pink Anderson
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Sonny Boy Williamson I
On this day 03/08/1963
On this day 02/08/2004
Robert Cray

July

Ahmet Ertegun
Buddy Guy
On this day 29/07/1966
Simon Kirke
On this day 27/07/1958
Mick Jagger
On this day 25/07/1965
Memphis Slim
Sleepy John Estes
On this day 22/07/1966
Jimmy Reed
On this day 20/07/1940
On this day 19/07/1969
Screamin Jay Hawkins
Geezer Butler
On this day 16/07/1966
Joe Satriani
On this day 14/07/1964
On this day 13/07/1974
On this day 12/07/66
Tommy Johnson
Champion Jack Dupree
Jack White
Chas Chandler
On this day 07/07/1968
On this day 06/07/1957
On this day 05/07/1966
Alan Wilson
Andy Fraser
On this day 02/07/1966
Willie Dixon

June

Bobby Bland
On this day 29/06/1969
Blind Willie McTell
James Cotton
Bill Broonzy
On this day 25/06/1967
Jeff Beck
On this day 23/06/1965
On this day 22/06/1968
Ray Davies
Charlotte Hatherley
Mike Kerr
On this day 18/06/1948
Eddie Guitar Slim Jones
On this day 16/06/1967
On this day 15/06/1967
On this day 14/06/1970
Joanne Shaw Taylor
On this day 12/06/1969
On this day 11/06/1966
Howlin Wolf
On this day 09/06/1972
Derek Trucks
On this day 07/06/1969
On this day 06/06/1962
On this day 05/06/1979
On this day 04/06/1942
Memphis Minnie
Charlie Watts
Ronnie Wood

May

John Bonham
On this day 30/05/1968
On this day 29/05/1967
T Bone Walker
Junior Parker
On this day 26/05/1970
On this day 25/05/1995
Bob Dylan
On this day 23/05/1966
On this day 22/05/1968
On this day 21/05/1967
On this day 20/05/1969
On this day 19/05/1979
Big Joe Turner
Taj Mahal
Robert Fripp
On this day 15/05/1963
Jack Bruce
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Winwood
On this day 11/05/1967
On this day 10/05/1974
On this day 09/05/1964
Robert Johnson
Jim Scott
On This Day 06/05/1965
Bill Ward
Eddie Kramer
Joe Meek
On This Day 02/05/2005
Little Walter

April

On This Day 30/04/1983
Otis Rush
Rick Rubin
Andrew Scheps
Ma Rainey
Albert King
Tom Dowd
On This Day 23/04/1995
Rupert Neve
On This Day 21/04/1969
John Mayer
On This Day 19/04/1968
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Felix Pappalardi
On This Day 16/04/1964
Bessie Smith
On This Day 14/04/1963
Joe Bonamassa
On This Day 12/04/1967
Joss Stone
On This Day 10/04/1970
David Bowie
Ray Charles
On This Day 07/04/1962
Big Walter Horton
Etta James
Muddy Waters
Warren Zevon
John Otway
On This Day 01/04/1955

March

On This Day 31/03/1967
Eric Clapton
Gary Moore
On This Day 28/03/1979
On This Day 27/03/1967
On This Day 26/03/1965
On This Day 25/03/1966
On This Day 24/03/2000
Willie D Warren
W C Handy
Son House
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Jody Williams
On this day 18/03/1967
On This Day 17/03/1972
Nancy Wilson
Lightnin Hopkins
On This Day 14/03/1969
On This Day 13/03/1965
R. L. Burnside
On This Day 11/03/1997
Tom Scholz
Robin Trower
Mississippi John Hurt
Warren Haynes
On This Day 06/03/2000
On This Day 05/03/2005
On This Day 04/03/1967
On This Day 03/03/1965
Henry Townsend
Keith Relf

February

Brian Jones
Jazz Gillum
Bull City Red
George Harrison
George Thorogood
Johnny Winter
Johnnie Bassett
Hound Dog Taylor
Randy California
Tony Iommi
Sista Monica Parker
On This Day 17/02/2005
Johnny Shines
Glyn Johns
On This Day 14/02/2003
On This Day 13/02/1970
Ben Thatcher
Soko Richardson
Roosevelt Sykes
On This Day 09/02/1961
On This Day 08/02/1969
Sylvester Weaver
On This Day 06/02/1958
Alex Harvey
Bobo Jenkins
Dave Davies
On This Day 02/02/2011
Eddie Guitar Burns

January

Cyril Davies
Steve Marriott
On This Day 29/01/1964
Ronnie Scott
Elmore James
Peetie Wheatstraw
Blind Willie Johnson
Beth Hart
On This Day 23/01/1986
On This Day 22/01/1963
On This Day 21/01/1987
Lead Belly
Janis Joplin
On This Day 18/01/1967
Mick Taylor
On This Day 16/01/1992
On This Day 15/01/1992
On This Day 14/01/1966
Hip Linkchain
On This Day 12/01/1970
On This Day 11/01/1967
On This Day 10/01/1964
Jimmy Page
Robby Krieger
On This Day 07/01/1971
Little Hat Jones
Peggy Jones
Magic Slim
John Paul Jones
On This Day 02/01/1969
On This Day 01/01/2002