Charlie Christian July Jazz guitarist Charlie Christian was born. He was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. In the late he contracted tuberculosis and died in 1942 at age
Paul Butterfield December 1942 – 4 May was an American blues vocalist and harmonica player, who founded the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early and performed at the original Woodstock Festival. He died of drug-related heart failure.