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Hudson, Mississippi bluesman, David "Junior" Kimbrough.

Hudsonville, Mississippi bluesman, David “Junior” Kimbrough.

A little bit of music history… from the birthplace of the blues.

1938:  First jazz concert ever held in Carnegie Hall, and it was Benny Goodman.

1937:  Ventures bassist Bob Bogel born.

R&B singer Barbara Lynn.

R&B singer Barbara Lynn (“You’ll Lose a Good Thing”).

1942:  U.S. R&B singer Barbara Lynn born.

1943:  Country singer Ronnie Milsap born in North Carolina.

1957:  The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool, later to become where the Beatles first performed.

1965:  Love Potion #9 by The Searchers reaches music chart top at #3.

1972:  David Saville of Alvin and the Chipmunks passes on.

1978:  Stevie Wonder wins at 5th American Music Awards.

Hamilton broadway show creator, Lin Manuel Miranda.

“Hamilton” broadway show creator, Lin Manuel Miranda.

1980:  Hamilton Broadway Show creator Lin Manuel Miranda born.

1980:  Paul McCartney busted in Tokyo for pot possession.

1984:  Michael Jackson wins at 11th American Music Awards.

1998:  Bluesman David “Junior” Kimbrough passes away.

2000:  Singer Will “Dub” Jones of The Coasters passes.