Today in Rhythm and Blues History

Sub-Topics: Rhythm and Blues Singers

Events in Music

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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
1955-08-19 - WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)
2002-02-17 - 'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

Birthdays in Music

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1921-12-28 - Johnny Otis [Alexandres Veliotes], American R&B musician, producer and talent scout, born in Vallejo California
1929-11-11 - LaVern Baker, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois
1939-12-17 - James Booker, R&B musician (Gonzo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1942-10-05 - Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
1945-06-29 - Johnnie Richardson, R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe)
1945-11-16 - Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
1949-02-23 - Larry Demps, US R&B vocalist (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
1951-04-13 - Peabo Bryson, Greenville SC, R&B vocalist (I'm So into You)
1969-09-24 - Gene Hunt, R&B musician (Acid Man)
1970-10-13 - Mel Jackson, American actor and R&B musician
1973-04-03 - Kelly Price, Queens, NY, R&B vocalist (Friend of Mine)
1984-11-12 - Omarion, American R&B musician
1988-05-07 - Natalie Mejia, member of the American R&B/Pop group Girlicious

Deaths in Music

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1974-05-08 - Graham Bond, British R&B musician, dies jumping under a train at 36
Jazz Guitarist Tiny GrimesJazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes (1989-03-04) 1989-03-04 - Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)
1995-08-16 - Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
2012-01-17 - Johnny Otis, R&B musician and talent scout, known as the godfather of rhythm and blues, dies at 90
2014-06-22 - Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68

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