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Happy Birthday To Legendary Guitarist Steve Cropper

Feb. 11, 2014 by

If Yankee Stadium is “the house that Babe Ruth built,” Stax Records is “the house that Booker T, and the MG’s built.” Integral to that potent combination is MG rhythm guitarist extraordinaire Steve Cropper. As a guitarist, A & R

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

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BMF: Berry Gordy, Jr.

Feb. 8, 2014 by

Birthday Music Facts celebrates the life of legendary recording executive Berry Gordy, Jr. who was born on Nov. 28 1929. Lets take a look at some facts: 1. Berry Gordy Jr. dropped out of high school in the 11th grade,

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Happy Birthday Lyn Collins

Feb. 4, 2014 by

Soul singer Lyn Collins was born today (June 12, 1948). Lyn was born in Abilene, Texas where she launched a recording career at the tender age of 14. Her biggest hit is titled “Think (About It), from her 1972 album

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Happy Birthday Jackie Wilson: 15 Facts About “Mr. Excitement”

Feb. 3, 2014 by

R&B singer Jackie Wilson was born today (June 9th, 1934). In honor of his birthday and Black Music Month, RareSoul.com has gathered 10 interesting facts about Jackie Wilson. 1. Between 1957 and 1968, Jackie Wilson had 55 Top 100 and