#BLACKHISTORYMonth10 #BlackMusicHistory #October15
1885:# MorrisBrownCollege opened its doors on this day to 107 students and nine teachers.
1906: Singer & pianist #VictoriaSpivey
, one of he great ’20s blues interpreters, was born today. Best known for her “Black Snake Blues” in 1926, Victoria performed up until her death in 1976.
was born. She was an R&B / Jazz singer and pianist. She passed away in 2007, aged 95.
1917: The 1st black enlistees from West Point graduated from military duty at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
was born. He was an R&B, Jazz and Rock & Roll guitarist. He passed in 2012, aged 87.
turns 87 today. He is a jazz singer & pianist whose career has spanned over 50 years.
1938:# MarvJohnson was born. He was a R&B / soul singer and performed on the 1st record to be issued from what became Motown. He passed in 1993, aged 54.
turns 65 today. He is a musician, singer & songwriter and original member of the Jackson 5.
1954: The Five Keys began a week of performances at the Apollo Theater. They were followed by the Clovers.
1955: Johnny “Guitar” Watson made his R&B cart debut with “Those Lonely, Lonely Nights,” reaching #10
turns 60 today. She is an actress and played Lexie Carver on Days of Our Lives for many years.
1964: Track & Field athlete #BobHayes
tied the Olympic record for the 100-metre dash winning the Gold Medal at the Tokyo Games.
turns 52 today. He is an R&B / neo soul singer, songwriter and musician.
was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
became the 1st person to win a Gold medal in the 100 metre race in two consecutive Olympic Games.
turns 48 today. He is a singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
1976: More than three months after #TinaTurner
escaped the years of abuse from husband/producer Ike, Ike & Tina Turner announced that their nineteen-year professional association was over.
turns 37 today. She is an R&B singer, songwriter and record producer.
1983: Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s “Say, Say, Say,” charted, reaching #1
pop for six