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The only known photo of Boddy Bolden (he's standing next to the bass).

The only known photo of Boddy Bolden (he’s standing next to the bass).

Notable events in music history that have happened on September 6th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll.

1877:   Cornet player and early developer of New Orleans’ jazz and ragtime, Buddy Bolden (“Funky Butt”, Buddy Bolden’s Blues”, “Callin’ My Chillun’ Home”) born in New Orleans.

1925:  Blues great Jimmy Reed (“Big Boss Man”, :Ain’t that Lovin’ You Baby”, “Bright Lights, Big City”) born in Dunlieth, Mississippi.

Jimmy Reed.

Jimmy Reed.

1939:  Country musician David Allen Coe (“Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy”) born in Akron, Ohio.

1943:  Pink Floyd singer and bass player Roger Waters born in Cambridge, England.

1947:  Singer songwriter Sylvester (“Do Ya Wanna Funk”) born in Los Angeles.

Jerry Lee Lewis.

Jerry Lee Lewis.

1948:  Kool and the Gang guitarist Claydes Charles Smith (“Funky Good Stuff”) born in Jersey City.

1963:  Jerry Lew Lewis quits Sun Records.

1968:  Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

1969:  Singer and beauty queen CeCe Peniston born in Phoenix, and on same day R&B singer Macy Grey born in Canton, Ohio.

1970:  Hip hop and experimental electronic musician DJ Spooky (“Galactic Funk”) born in Washington, D.C.

Foxy Brown.

Foxy Brown.

1972:  Dreamgirls actress and singer Anika Noni Rose born in Bloomfield, CT.

1975:  Rapper N.O.R.E. (“Superthug”, “Nothin'”) born in Queens, New York.

1979:  Rapper Foxy Brown (“Hot Spot”, “Big Bad Mama”, “Oh Yeah”) born in New York.

1984:   Country music great Ernest Tubb (“Waltz Across Texas”, “Walkin’ the Floor Over You”) passes on.

Ernest Tubb.

Ernest Tubb.

1986:  300 people pay $5,000 each to attend a Barbara Streisand benefit concert.

1989:  Living Color wins at the 6th MTV Video Awards.

1990:  Sinead O’Connor wins at the 7th MTV Video Awards., and on the same day Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Tom Fogerty passes away.

1994:  British rock piano great Nicky Hopkins leaves us.

1997:  Elton John sings new version of “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral.  It becomes the best-selling single of all time.

Luciano Pavarotti.

Luciano Pavarotti.

2001:  Lady Marmelade, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Moby win at 18th MTV Video Awards.

2005:  The Rolling Stones release “A Bigger Bang.”

2007:  Opera great Luciano Pavarotti passes away.

2012:  Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown win at 29th MTV Video Awards.

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