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Buddy Guy.

Buddy Guy.

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 30th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll.

Kitty Wells.

Kitty Wells.

1800:  Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.

1836:  Houston, Texas founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.

1919:  Country and Grand Ole Opry mainstay singer Kitty Wells (“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”) born in Nashville.

1930:  Music entrepreneur Ernie Ball born in Santa Monica.

The Momas & the Papas

The Momas & the Papas

1935:  Mamas & Papas founder, singer and songwriter John Phillips (“California Dreaming”) born in Parris Island, South Carolina.

1936:  Blues great Buddy Guy (“Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues”, “When My Left Eye Jumps”) born in Leftsworth, Louisiana.

1967:  Thurgood Marshall becomes first African American to be on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.

1968:  First record released on Apple Records (“Hey Jude”).

1969:  100,000 plus attend the Texas International Pop Festival.

1971:  The Beach Boys release “Surf’s Up.”

1978:  Rapper producer Swizz Beatz (“On to the Next One”) born in New York City (he and Alicia Keys are married).

The Go-Go's.1988:  Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen.

1993:  Billy Joel is first music guest on David Letterman’s new show after his move to CBS.

2015:  Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards (many are still holding their breath).

2016:  The Go-Go’s play their last show (at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles).

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