Malcom X Assassinated; Connection To Jazz Music And Reefer In A Chicken Thighbone

Legendary civil rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated today (February 21, 1965). Malcolm X was shot…

Marvin Gaye’s 1971 ‘What’s Going On?’ Remains Unanswered Today

Stewart Maganga, Catholic University of Malawi Many protest songs are historical artefacts. They are about a…

CHUCK BERRY BEGINS JAIL SENTENCE OVER SEX WITH 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL

Rock ‘n roll star Chuck Berry began a two year prison sentence today (February 19, 1962),…

When Gospel Sermons Came On The Phonograph

Jerry Zolten, Pennsylvania State University The first truly African-American musical form, the “Spirituals,” took shape in…

The Story Of The Funky Drummer: The Most Exploited Man In Modern Music

Wilson Pickett Indicted For Shooting Up The Isley Brothers’ Hotel Room

The troubled soul singer blasted some rounds at The Isley's.

New Edition Debuts At The Copacabana

The youngster's made their big debut today!

JAMES BROWN HITS THE STUDIO FOR DEBUT; LABEL OWNER HATES RECORD

James Brown and The Famous Flames hit the studio for the first time today (February 4,…