The Hit Man: Eddie Kendricks

The Hit Man: Eddie Kendricks

Feb. 10, 2014 by

By Gentle Jones Eddie Kendricks (Edward James Kendrick) was born today (December 17, 1939) in Union Springs, Alabama to Johnny and Lee Bell Kendrick. Kendricks moved to Detroit at 18 and started a singing group The Primes which performed Doo-Wop

Alan Freed

Alan Freed: Hail, Hail, Mr. Rock & Roll

Feb. 10, 2014 by

By John Jackson Alan Freed was born Albert James Freed today (December 15, 1921,) near Johnstown, PA. In 1933 the Freed family moved to Salem, Ohio. In high school, Freed formed a band know as The Sultans of Swing, in


BMF: Clyde McPhatter (Drifters)

Feb. 7, 2014 by

Today, Birthday Music Facts celebrates the life of Clyde McPhatter, who was born on Nov. 13 1933. Check out the five facts below: 1. Clyde McPhatter was a member of not one, but two extremely influential and legendary singing groups.


Morning Scorchers: Jesse and Marvin – Dream Girl

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John Lennon

The Beatles’ John Lennon Shot Down In New York

Dec. 8, 2012 by

The Beatles’ John Lennon was shot and killed today (December 8, 1980) in New York, by Mark David Chapman. The group’s first records were released on Vee Jay, one of the first “big” black owned label before Motown’s unprecedented success.