Magic Slim

Magic Slim Born Today 8/7

Feb. 5, 2014 by

Magic Slim, famous bluesman was born today (August 7, 1937). Magic Slim was born Morris Holt in Torrence, Mississippi. He always had a passion and an interest in music, grew up singing in the church choir, while playing the piano.

roy milton

Roy Milton, The Grandfather of R&B Born

Feb. 5, 2014 by

American R&B and jump blues singer Roy Milton was born today (July 31, 1907). Milton was best known a singer and drummer of R&B and blues music and dubbed by some as “the Grandfather of R&B music”. Milton, who was

Sly and The Family Stone

Sly Stone Ordered to Continue Drug Program

Jul. 24, 2013 by

Sylvester Stewart, professionally known as “Sly Stone” of the musical group Sly and the Family Stone was ordered to continue a drug diversion program today (July, 24 1980). Stewart, 37, was placed in the program last October, due to criminal

Johnnie Taylor


Jul. 24, 2013 by

Singer Johnnie Taylor, dubbed “the philosopher of soul” asked a Dallas court to drop drug/gun charges levied against him today (July, 17 1980). The singer’s attorneys argued that the police illegally searched his car in order to make the arrest.

Barbara Mason

Singer Barbara Mason Born Today 8/9

Aug. 9, 2012 by

Famous soul singer/songwriter Barbara Mason was born today (August 9, 1947). Barbara Mason, highly regarded as one of the “true pioneers of Philly Soul,” was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since her school days, Barbara showed great potential as a music