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Hall & Oates: Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

 

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I’m nearly in tears at the Joy and fulfillment of seeing one of my all time favorite duos inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! These gentlemen music is the soundtrack of my Childhood, so many valuable, precious, and loving memories that I cherish til this day.

 

Two beautiful and talented artist who songs made the whole world sang! I never thought I would see the day that they would be in The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, 40yrs Too late! But right on time! What’s you’re favorite Hall and Oats song?

Rick James: Solid Gold

 

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Rick James receiving his first gold album and single with Skip Miller, and  Barney Ales.

Stevie Wonder: This Day In Music

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This day in music Stevie Wonder released his first album, “The 12 Year Old Genius.” It would become Motown’s first #1  in 1963!

This Day In Music: The Supremes

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May 30, 1965 The Number One Cut On The R&B Chart was, “Back In My Arms Again”, by The Supremes. It was their 5th number one (pop) song to date.

Michael Jackson:Man In The Mirror

 

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Last night Billboard awards there was no African American Males singers performing onstage, with the exception of The Late Great Michael Jackson, whom appeared via Hologram and seems to water down, and fully perished his already, tainted legacy. If Mr. Dick Clark was alive the Billboard awards would be totally different, Clark fought for decades  for Black performers to perform on The American Music awards and the Billboard awards, especially Black males, why after his death, the practice stopped?

Donna Summer:(December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)

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Remembering The Queen of Disco Donna Summer on the 2nd Anniversary of her death

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name, Donna Sommer, later Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach #1 on the United States Billboard album chart and charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Born into a devoutly Christian middle-class family in Boston, Massachusetts, Summer first became involved with singing through church choir groups before joining a number of bands influenced by the Motown Sound. Also influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, she became the front singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City. Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she left New York and spent several years living, acting, and singing in West Germany, where she met music producer Giorgio Moroder. Also while in Europe, she married Helmut Sommer. After their divorce, she would keep his surname for her stage name; dropping the “o” and replacing it with a “u” for “Summer”.

After returning to the United States, Summer co-wrote the song “Love to Love You Baby” with Pete Bellotte. The song was released in 1975 to mass commercial success. Over the following years Summer followed this success with a string of other hits, such as “I Feel Love”, “Last Dance”, “MacArthur Park”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “Dim All the Lights”, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”, and “On the Radio”. She became known as the “Queen of Disco” and regularly appeared at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City, while her music gained a global following.

She struggled with depression and addiction, and subsequently she became a born-again Christian in 1980.

Diagnosed with lung cancer, Summer died on May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida. She was posthumously described as the “undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom” who reached the status of “one of the world’s leading female singers.” Moroder described Summer’s work with him on the song “I Feel Love” as “really the start of electronic dance” music. In 2013, Summer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name, Donna Sommer, later Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach #1 on the United States Billboard album chart and charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Born into a devoutly Christian middle-class family in Boston, Massachusetts, Summer first became involved with singing through church choir groups before joining a number of bands influenced by the Motown Sound. Also influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, she became the front singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City. Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she left New York and spent several years living, acting, and singing in West Germany, where she met music producer Giorgio Moroder. Also while in Europe, she married Helmut Sommer. After their divorce, she would keep his surname for her stage name; dropping the “o” and replacing it with a “u” for “Summer”.

After returning to the United States, Summer co-wrote the song “Love to Love You Baby” with Pete Bellotte. The song was released in 1975 to mass commercial success. Over the following years Summer followed this success with a string of other hits, such as “I Feel Love”, “Last Dance”, “MacArthur Park”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “Dim All the Lights”, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”, and “On the Radio”. She became known as the “Queen of Disco” and regularly appeared at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City, while her music gained a global following.

She struggled with depression and addiction, and subsequently she became a born-again Christian in 1980.

Diagnosed with lung cancer, Summer died on May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida. She was posthumously described as the “undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom” who reached the status of “one of the world’s leading female singers.” Moroder described Summer’s work with him on the song “I Feel Love” as “really the start of electronic dance” music. In 2013, Summer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2 Chainz: ‘Freebase’ EP

 

 

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A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, Lil’ Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign, Mike Will Made It, DJ Paul & more to join 2 Chainz on his ‘Freebase’ EP, out May 5th.

This Day In R&B Music History

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This Day In R&B Music History: On April 23, 1971 The Number One cut on the R&B Chart was “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye (5 weeks at #1).

Diana Ross: 50th Anniversary (1964-2014)

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Documentary celebrating the career of Motown legend Ms. Diana Ross 50th Anniversary in the music business!

http://youtu.be/QMy7oUb0E4g

Aretha Franklin; This Day In Music

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This Day In R&B History: On April 5, 1967 The Number One Record On The R&B Charts was I Never Loved A Man (the way I love you) by Aretha Franklin (7 weeks at #1).

Teena Marie: Wild and Peaceful 35th Anniversary!

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35 years ago today, Wild And Peaceful was released and the world was officially introduced to Teena Marie.

Wild and Peaceful is the debut album by  Teena Marie, released in 1979 on Motown and featuring significant contributions from Rick James. He provided co-vocals on “I’m a Sucker for Your Love”.

Wild and Peaceful peaked at #18 on the Black Albums chart and #94 on the Billboard Chart. The lead single “I’m a Sucker for Your Love” reached #8 on the US Black Singles chart and #43 in the UK.

Onyx:”Bacdafucup”

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On this day in 1993, Onyx released their debut studio album, “Bacdafucup”, to critical and commercial success. Their single “Slam” hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ‪#‎DefJam30‬

Rihanna: Umbrella!

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On this day in 2007, Rihanna released her smash hit single “Umbrella” featuring Jay Z. The 3x platinum single went on to chart at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

Shelia E:ICON

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Tomorrow’s the Day! ICON drops tomorrow! Be ready and PreOrder now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SheilaEIcon?IQid=facebook

Smokey VS. Claudette

 

 

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Soul icon Smokey Robinson is suing his ex-wife Claudette Rogers Robinson to prevent her from profiting from songs he wrote during their 27-year marriage.

The veteran singer is reclaiming the rights to tracks penned before 1978 from bosses at Jobete Music Co. under the copyright termination law, which allows musicians to recover control of their tunes after 35 years.

However, he wants a judge to make it clear that his former The Miracles bandmate Rogers Robinson, who he divorced in 1986, will not be entitled to 50 per cent of any future income the tracks generate, after she demanded half of all interest, royalties and advances from the songs in question, citing California’s community property law.

The legendary musician insists his ex’s claims are “incorrect” and is seeking a declaratory judgement to terminate and “recapture” the copyrights to tunes he wrote and co-wrote for The Miracles and The Temptations, such as My Girl, Tears of a Clown, You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me and Get Ready, as well as hits he helped create for other Motown artists early on in his career, like Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway.

In legal papers filed in Federal Court in California, the 74 year old’s lawyers write, “Defendant did not write any part of the musical compositions at issue. Plaintiff wrote them during the parties’ marriage, which ended in 1986…

“(The) 1976 Copyright Act expressly provides that these ‘recaptured’ copyrights belong to the author alone, which is plaintiff. Moreover, the 1976 Copyright Act precludes any transfer of those copyrights before the terminations themselves are effective. Thus, any transfer of such rights to any third party, whether defendant or a music publisher, was barred by the 1976 Copyright Act, and is therefore null and void.”

Robinson, who has two children with his first wife, wed his current spouse, Frances, in 2004

The Supremes: Detroit Girls!

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Hank Ballard:(November 18th, 1927-March 2nd 2003)

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Hank Ballard (November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003),born John Henry Kendricks, was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and one of the first rock ‘n’ roll artists to emerge in the early 1950s. He played an integral part in the development of the genre, releasing the hit singles “Work With Me, Annie” and answer songs “Annie Had a Baby” and “Annie’s Aunt Fannie” with his Midnighters. He later wrote and recorded “The Twist” which spread the popularity of the dance and was notably covered by Chubby Checker. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

 

 

Born John Henry Kendricks in Detroit, Michigan, Ballard along with his brother, Dove Ballard, grew up and attended school in Bessemer, Alabama after the death of their father.He lived with his paternal aunt and her husband, and began singing in church. His major vocal inspiration during his formative years was the “Singing Cowboy”, Gene Autry, and in particular, his signature song, “Back in the Saddle Again“.Ballard returned to Detroit in his teens and later worked on the assembly line for Ford.

In 1953, Ballard joined doo-wop group The Royals, which had previously been discovered by Johnny Otis and signed to Federal Records, (a division of King Records), in Cincinnati. Ballard joined Henry Booth, Charles Sutton, Sonny Woods and Alonzo Tucker in the group, replacing previous singer Lawson Smith.

The Royals released “Get It” (1953), an R&B song with possibly sexually oriented lyrics, which some radio stations refused to play, although it still made it to number 6 on the Billboard R&B chart.

The group then changed its name to The Midnighters to avoid confusion with The “5” Royales. In 1954, Ballard wrote a song called “Work with Me, Annie” that was drawn from “Get It”.It became The Midnighters’ first major R&B hit, spending seven weeks at number 1 on the R&B charts and also selling well in mainstream markets, along with the answer songs “Annie Had a Baby” and “Annie’s Aunt Fannie”; all were banned by the FCC from radio air play. Their third major hit was “Sexy Ways”, a song that cemented the band’s reputation as one of the most risqué groups of the time.

After the Midnighters disbanded, Ballard launched a solo career. His 1968 single, “How You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven’t Cut Your Process Yet)”, was his biggest post-Midnighters hit, peaking at number 15 on the R&B chart. James Brown produced Ballard’s 1969 album You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down. A 1972 single, “From the Love Side”, credited to Hank Ballard and the Midnight Lighters, went to number 43 on the R&B chart. Ballard also appeared on Brown’s 1972 album Get on the Good Foot, in a track (“Recitation By Hank Ballard”) that features Ballard describing Brown and the album.

During the 1960s, Ballard’s cousin, Florence Ballard, was a member of the Detroit girl group The Supremes.

In the mid-1980s, Ballard re-formed The Midnighters and the group performed till 2002.

In 1990, Ballard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the other Midnighters were inducted in 2012.

On March 2, 2003, he died at age 75 of throat cancer in his Los Angeles home.He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ballard was the great uncle of NFL player Christian Ballard.

They had four other R&B chart hits in 1954–55, but no others until 1959, by which time the group was billed as “Hank Ballard and The Midnighters” with their label changed from Federal to King, the parent label. Between 1959 and 1961 they had several more both on the R&B and Pop charts, starting with “Teardrops on Your Letter”, a number 4 R&B hit in 1960 that had as its B-side the Ballard-written song “The Twist“. A few months later, Chubby Checker‘s cover version of the song went to number 1 on the pop charts. It would return to the top of the charts again in 1962–the only song in the rock’n’roll era to reach number 1 in two different years.

Ballard & the Midnighters had several other hit singles through 1961, including the Grammy-nominated “Finger Poppin’ Time” and “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go” which hit number 7 and number 6, respectively, on the Billboard pop charts. They did not reach the charts again after 1962 and dissolved in 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

Ludacris: Turning The Tables?

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Ludacris has filed for full custody of his 2-month-old daughter…and asking the child’s mother to pay child support.

Gordy, Bivens & Robibson: Three The Hardway!

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The godfather Berry Gordy aka motown & Smokey Robinson his right hand man for 50yrs! My first job as a 20yr old exec was Biv ten /motown…tune in tonite on Bet @ 9pm to witness History ‪#‎Bethonors‬ ‪#‎family‬ ‪#‎grateful‬ 2/24/14…luv is luv sporty aka MB.

Blondies Farewell: The Last Supreme

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