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Mississippi Fred McDowell, one of the greatest bluesmen from Mississippi ever.

A little music history from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.

1723:  George Frideric Handel’s “Ottone” opera premiere’s in London.

1904:  Mississippi Fred McDowell born.

1928:  Blues great Ruth Brown born.

1941: British blues singer Long John Baldry born (“Don’t try to Lay no Boogie”)

1968:  Beatles Film Production Ltd. changes it’s name to Apple Film Production Ltd.

1969:  Led Zeppelin debut album released in U.S.

1974:  Sporty Spice (Melanie Chisholm) of the Spice Girls born.

1975:  The “Joker” album by Steve Miller peaks at # 1.

1979:  Linda Ronstadt wins at 6th American Music Awards.

2004:  Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gee’s passes on.