Blues Music in History

Blues: Blues Artists

Events in Music


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1912-09-27 W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1914-09-11 W. C. Handy publishes "St Louis Blues"
  • 1917-02-26 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company
  • 1917-03-07 1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • 1924-06-09 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton
  • 1928-12-28 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made

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1928-12-28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1940-02-20 Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"

Music release#1 in the Charts

1952-02-02 B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1956-12-08 Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" single goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • 1958-09-29 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8

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1964-04-23 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC

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1969-10-11 Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

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1970-06-12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

Music releaseAlbum Release

1970-09-25 Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1972-08-05 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
  • 1974-07-17 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues
  • 1976-03-09 Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0
  • 1980-06-16 "Blues Brothers" premieres in Chicago
  • 1980-06-20 "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
  • 1981-01-15 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1982-06-02 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • 1982-07-18 "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 1984-12-29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period

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1985-03-28 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1985-06-02 39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win

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1985-06-22 "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1987-12-19 Bruins' Linseman & Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart
  • 1991-10-05 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • 1995-03-10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • 2015-04-18 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the 5 Royales

Birthdays in Music

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1873-11-16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1886-04-26 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)

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1888-01-20 Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)

Blues Musician Lead Belly
Blues Musician
Lead Belly
  • 1893-03-06 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of the blues
  • 1893-06-26 "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
  • 1893-07-03 Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
  • 1893-09-24 Blind Lemon Jefferson, Coutchman, Texas, blues singer and guitarist, (d. 1929)
  • 1894-04-15 Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)
  • 1895-04-01 Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • 1895-04-09 Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • 1896-03-12 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great
  • 1896-04-30 Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith)
  • 1897-01-22 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
  • 1897-06-03 Memphis Minnie, blues musician, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1899-01-25 "Sleepy" John Estes, blues musician, born in Ripley, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • 1899-12-05 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • 1900-06-15 Paul J Mares, US, jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)

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1902-02-01 Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902-03-21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • 1903-08-26 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
  • 1905-03-27 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • 1906-11-12 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • 1907-09-05 Sunnyland Albert Luandrew Slim, blues pianist

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1910-05-28 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1910-06-10 Howlin' Wolf, [Chester Arthur Burnett], harmonica (Big City Blues)
  • 1911-02-03 Jesse Thomas, blues singer

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1911-05-08 Robert Johnson, American blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • 1911-05-18 Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
  • 1911-09-15 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1911-10-24 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)

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1912-03-15 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1912-06-12 Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist
  • 1913-03-31 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist

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1913-04-04 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1914-02-11 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • 1914-03-30 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • 1914-09-02 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • 1914-11-25 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • 1915-03-27 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)

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1915-04-07 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1915-04-12 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, Natchez Mississippi, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer
  • 1915-04-26 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, born in Memphis, Tenneessee (d. 1992)
  • 1915-06-28 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1915-07-01 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1915-07-21 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1915-08-24 Wynonie Harris, rhythm & blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1915-09-03 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1915-11-30 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist
  • 1917-05-28 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • 1917-07-27 Moses Rascoe, blues Singer
  • 1917-08-22 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen)
  • 1918-05-05 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1918-12-12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • 1918-12-19 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1919-05-02 Than Wyenn, actor (Pete Kelly's Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-08-13 Jimmy McCracklin, blues musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1923-04-25 Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi, American blues singer/guitarist (Bad Look Blues)
  • 1924-01-11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician
  • 1924-04-18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • 1924-06-03 Jimmy Rogers, Ruleville, Mississippi, Blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), (d. 1997)
  • 1924-07-08 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • 1925-06-18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
  • 1925-06-25 Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)
  • 1925-06-27 Jerome "Doc" Pomus, Blues singer-songwriter ("Save the Last Dance for Me", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-09-06 Jimmy Reed, Mississippi, blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man)

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1925-09-16 B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1925-11-30 Maxwell Street Jimmy Charles Davis Thomas, blues musician
  • 1926-01-03 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1926-02-18 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
  • 1926-12-10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1926-12-11 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)

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1927-07-04 Neil Simon, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1927-10-08 Al Duncan, blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1928-02-26 Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
  • 1928-04-19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • 1928-08-16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • 1928-09-27 Earring George Mayweather, blues Harmonica Player
  • 1928-09-28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1928-11-25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
  • 1928-12-12 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1929-03-05 J. B. Lenoir, Monticello, Mississippi, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s
  • 1929-09-18 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
  • 1930-01-10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • 1930-01-27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • 1930-05-01 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • 1930-07-28 Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (d. 1998)
  • 1931-11-06 Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues), born in Berlin, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-11-16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1932-04-07 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger
  • 1932-05-27 [Herman] Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
  • 1932-07-19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1932-10-01 Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)
  • 1933-12-29 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1934-03-14 Shirley Scott, swing/blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine)
  • 1934-03-17 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
  • 1934-06-09 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist
  • 1934-07-30 Ben Piazza, Little Rock Ark, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas)
  • 1934-09-03 Freddie King, Gilmer Tx, blues singer (Hideaway)
  • 1934-09-07 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist
  • 1934-09-26 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)

Weddings in Music

  • 1904-02-02 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey

HeartWedding of Interest

1932-11-20 Blues musician Muddy Waters (19) weds Mabel Berry

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-11-11 Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

HeartWedding of Interest

1987-10-11 Rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 2006-09-16 Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (29) weds Mel Gibson's daughter Hannah Gibson at the altar of The Holy Family Church in Malibu

Deaths in Music

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  • 1933-03-04 Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • 1935-04-29 Leroy Carr, American blues singer-songwriter, dies at 30

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1938-08-16 Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • 1939-12-22 Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
  • 1945-09-18 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
  • 1948-02-07 "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
  • 1948-06-01 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), dies at 34
  • 1949-08-18 Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49

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1949-12-06 Lead Belly, [Huddie William Ledbetter], blues singer, dies at 64

Blues Musician Lead Belly
Blues Musician
Lead Belly

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1958-03-28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1958-08-15 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
  • 1959-02-07 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], American blues guitarist (The Things That I Used to Do) dies at 32
  • 1963-05-24 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
  • 1965-05-25 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, dies at 65
  • 1966-11-02 Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • 1967-04-29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38

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1967-05-22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1968-02-15 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, dies as the result of a fight at 37
  • 1969-09-05 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • 1969-10-03 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • 1969-12-01 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • 1970-07-17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74

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1970-10-04 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1972-06-08 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer, dies at 68
  • 1973-03-05 Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
  • 1973-08-06 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • 1974-03-28 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
  • 1974-07-27 Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61

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1975-03-16 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1975-12-17 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • 1976-01-10 Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
  • 1977-02-26 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1977-06-05 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
  • 1978-12-12 Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
  • 1980-01-30 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1980-11-16 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • 1981-09-14 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of blues, dies at 88 of a heart attack
  • 1983-02-02 Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies

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1983-04-30 Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1983-11-22 Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1984-01-01 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
  • 1984-10-17 Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
  • 1986-03-11 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • 1986-11-01 Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
  • 1988-02-24 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • 1988-08-14 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • 1989-12-01 Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • 1990-03-18 Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36

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1990-08-27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1990-12-28 Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
  • 1991-03-14 Jerome "Doc" Pomus, American blues singer-songwriter (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 1992-01-29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
  • 1992-04-20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1992-06-09 Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • 1992-12-21 Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
  • 1993-01-06 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • 1993-03-04 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • 1993-11-24 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • 1994-01-09 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • 1994-01-30 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994-02-02 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • 1994-02-05 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • 1994-02-14 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • 1994-02-22 "Papa" John Creach, US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76
  • 1994-03-06 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • 1994-04-12 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar, dies at 60
  • 1994-04-19 Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-06 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1994-05-11 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • 1994-06-14 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
  • 1994-07-13 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • 1994-09-04 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
  • 1995-01-01 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • 1995-01-03 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, dies at 68
  • 1995-02-03 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-02-12 Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
  • 1995-02-18 Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
  • 1995-02-28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-03-17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • 1995-03-24 Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1995-04-23 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-06-27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1995-07-23 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1995-08-13 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
  • 1995-08-15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1995-09-19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger, dies at 63
  • 1995-09-21 Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
  • 1995-09-23 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
  • 1996-01-20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1996-02-03 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1996-02-16 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1996-04-03 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman, dies at 59
  • 1996-04-23 Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70
  • 1997-08-12 Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1997-11-25 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 1997-12-19 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician, dies at 73
  • 1998-01-15 Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
  • 1998-01-16 David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
  • 1998-01-26 S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • 1999-01-21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)