Vee Jay Records Reaches Settlement With The 4 Seasons May 15th

On May 15th, 1965, The Four Seasons announced they had reached a court settlement with Vee…

Major Lance’s “The Monkey Time” Changes The Face Of Music History

Major Lance was in the recording studio today (May 8, 1963), where he recorded the Curtis…

First Annual Grammy’s Kicked Off Today (May 4th) in 1959

The Grammy’s were launched on this day (May 4th) in 1959. Even though the first winner…

Barry White Suffers Stroke And Is Paralyzed

Soul singer Barry White suffered from a stroke today (May 1, 2003) that impacted the right…

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 ā€œSpirituals,ā€ took shape in…