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Stevland Hardaway Morris, also known by his stage name Stevie Wonder turns 63 today! The American multi- talented instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and child prodigy developed to be one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century.  After being blind shortly after birth, Wonder signed with Motown records at the age of eleven and continues to […]

Luther Ronzoni Vandross, would’ve been 62 today but we continue to celebrate his life in the entertainment  industry. Luther finally made his long desired career breakthrough as a featured singer with the vaunted pop-dance act change, a studio concept created by French-Italian businessman Jacques Fred Petrus. Their 1980 hits, “The Glow of Love” (by Romani, […]

Aretha Franklin, the american singer, songwriter, and pianist turns 71 today. She has a recording career that spreads over half a century.  Her music involved many different genres from blues to r&b, pop and even funk.  Besides singing she is a mother of 4 children and  she’s recently been awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. […]

Born to a gospel minister, she grew up singing in the church and was heavily influenced by the music of George Duke and Lee Ritenour. While in high school, she decided to make a career of singing. She was a successful beauty pageant contestant and model when she was discovered by the late Louil Silas […]

  James A.Bland,writer of 600 songs including “Carrying Me Back to Old Virginny,” Virginia’s state song of 1940,died May,5,1911. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ James Bland was born on October 22, 1854, in Flushing, Long Island, New York, to Allen M. Bland and Lidia Ann (Cromwell) Bland, one of 12 children. Allen Bland was one of the first black […]