Wednesday, July 27, 2016

When he first told America in 1970 that “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” after writing it in 1968 at age 19, Gil Scott-Heron set the stage for what would become part of the...

In the mid-'90s, Sean Price, known then as Ruck, and partner Rock dropped their debut album, Nocturnal, as the rap outfit Heltah Skeltah during a time when East Coast hip-hop was delivering mainstream and...

Though her promising singing career was cut short by a fatal brain tumor, Tammi Terrell scored some of the biggest hits released by the Motown record label in the 1960s. As one-half of Motown’s...

Quincy Jones has had one of the longest, most successful careers in popular music. He is a record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, television producer and trumpeter. He has worked with such artists as...

Born as Christopher Wallace on May 21, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York, Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G., became a drug dealer at a young age. He started experimenting with music as a...

The greatest minds of the country all meet at one mega event: South by Southwest (SXSW). Comprised of music, interactive and film festivals and conferences in the trendy city of Austin, Texas, SXSW is a force to...

Known as the "King of Motown," Smokey Robinson founded the R&B group The Miracles, which delivered 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records.Singer, songwriter and record producer Smokey Robinson was born William Robinson Jr....

  “Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others, and you will live again - Bob Marley    Bob Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley on February 6, 1945. Bob was born to...

James Thomas Ramsey, aka Baby Huey, introduced himself on stage better than anyone else could have dared: "I'm Big Baby Huey, and I'm 400 pounds of soul." In the 1960s, he and his band,...

For David Bowie, the 60s were the prelude to the main event. The testing ground. Under the auspices of his first manager Kenneth Pitt, he prefigured the rise of pop video by filming a...

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