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November 22, 2018

    1987: The Riverwalk Blues Festival first started as the South Florida Blues Festival on November 22, 1987, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with headliners Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and John Mayall.

    1981: Members of the Rolling Stones joined Muddy Water’s band on stage at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, for four days of shows, November 22, 23, 24, and 25, 1981. The combined band included Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Lefty Dizz, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and Ian Stewart.

    1980: Eric Clapton’s song “Blues Power” peaked at number 76 on the pop charts in the U.S. on November 22, 1980.

    1968: Chicago blues guitarist and singer Johnny Temple died on November 22, 1968.

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