Today in Blues History
This Day in Blues
December 21, 2017
1992: Blues guitarist and singer Albert King died December 21, 1992 (age 69) in Memphis, Tennessee.
1968: Janis Joplin had her first performance after leaving Big Brother and Holding Company in Memphis, Tennessee, peforming with Booker T and the MGs, the Bar-Kays, and Rufus and Carla Thomas.
1942: Carla Thomas was born December 21, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee.
1907: Early country blues and Texas blues musician Black Ace was born Babe Kyro Lemon Turner December 21, 1907, in Hughes Springs, Texas. He played guitar and steel guitar. [external link at Wikipedia]
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