Lead Belly was born in Mooringsport, LA.
Folklorist John Lomax, who is traveling the South recording and collecting blues, records Lead Belly.
The Lomaxes record Lead Belly.
Lead Belly performs his last concert.
Lead Belly dies in New York, NY.
The Weavers score a double-sided hit with “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” (#2) b/w Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene” (#1 for 13 weeks)
Lead Belly is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lead Belly is honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s American Music Masters series.