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How black music built Elvis Presley

June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elvis Presley is known as “the King of Rock and Roll.”  His music made him one of the most prolific cultural icons of the 20th century.  His unique musical style was deeply influenced by his...

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Duke Ellington is considered to be the most prolific composer of the 20th century both for the number of compositions he wrote and the myriad of forms he used.  He was born Edward Kennedy “Duke”...

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Lauryn Hill is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer.  She was born May 25, 1975 in a middle class suburb in South Orange, New Jersey.  She began singing and acting at an early age.  ...

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Reported by Liku Zelleke “The Twist” and “Let’s Twist Again” singer, Chubby Checker, thinks that it is about time that he is inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame – before it’s too...

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James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul” was one of the most iconic figures of funk and soul music.  Over the course of his lifetime, Brown left his mark as a singer, songwriter, dancer, and activist. ...

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How did Whitney Houston get discovered?

June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whitney Houston is one of most iconic singers to ever grace the stage and the most awarded female act of all time.    She was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey and is the...

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Tina Turner’s story will amaze you

June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tina Turner is an American singing legend.  She was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennesee to a mixed race couple.  Turner’s ethnic roots include African, Cherokee, Navajo and European ties. ...

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Diana Ross is known as one of the most successful singers to come out of Motown.  She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and was the second oldest child of  a school teacher and...

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Jimi Hendrix was a musician and songwriter who is most known for being one of the most epic and influential guitarists in musical history.  Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington and started playing the guitar...

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In this classic interview in 1977, Stevie Wonder talks about what it’s like to be one of the most “influential rockstars of the decade.”  But it turns out that he was more than just a...

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