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Dionne Warwick Honored With Star On Walk of Fame

Feb. 8, 2014 by

Pop singer Dionne Warwick was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (December 12 1985) in honor of her 45th birthday. Dionne was born Marie Dionne Warrick today (December 12, 1940) in East Orange New Jersey.

Aretha Franklin

How Aretha Franklin Ended Up On Atlantic Records

Feb. 4, 2014 by

Aretha Franklin was born into a musical family, as she sang at New Bethel Baptist, the Detroit-based church of her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin. Although she was a recorded singer by the age of 14 through her father’s church, Aretha’s

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

10 Facts About Gospel Singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Feb. 4, 2014 by

1. Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. 2. Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an accomplished guitarist, who learned to play the mandolin at the age of six. Her picking style of playing

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack Cancels First Tour Of Japan

Jul. 24, 2013 by

ROBERTA FLACK CANCELS TOUR OF JAPAN DUE TO LARYNGITIS!

Billie Holiday

BILLIE HOLIDAY LAID TO REST

Jul. 21, 2013 by

BILLIE HOLIDAY LAID TO REST – HEROIN FOUND IN HOSPITAL BED!