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On This Day In Music:”This Will Be”, by Natalie Cole.





On This Day In Music: In 1975 the Number One Single on the R&B Charts was “This Will Be”, by Natalie Cole.

“This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” is a song performed by Natalie Cole and composed by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy. It was Natalie Cole’s debut single in 1975 and one of her biggest hits, becoming a number-one R&B and number-six pop smash in the U.S. and also reaching the UK Top 40. Cole won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, a category that had previously been dominated by Aretha Franklin. It would also help her win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

“Good Life” featuring T-Pain on:This Day In Music






October. 2, 2007, Kanye West released his single “Good Life” featuring T-Pain on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings. ‪#‎DefJam30‬ ‪#‎Graduation

“Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life”:This Day In Music




On this day Sep. 29, 1998 Jay-Z released “Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life” on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings

Coltrane & Ellington: This Day In Music






It was on this day in 1962 that ‘Trane was in the studio with Duke Ellington to record a classic album. We have the story here.

The Temptations: This Day In Music




48 years ago today, “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” was a US R&B no.1 for

Rick James: This Day In Music





“Cold Blooded” topped the US charts this week in 1983. Read more via uDiscover:

It’s a Big Daddy Thing: This Day In Music




It’s a Big Daddy Thing is the second full-length album by American Rapper Big Daddy Kane.  It was released on September 12, 1989.

Elvis Presley:This Day In History




On this date in 1956, an estimated 54 million viewers tuned into the “The Ed Sullivan Show” to see Elvis Presley perform. He earned $50,000 for his appearance. And one female fan declared the 21-year-old “one big hunk of forbidden fruit.” This 1957 photo of Presley and the Jordanaires is from the L.A. Times files.

Kanye West vs. 50 Cent: This Day In Music


Kanye West & 50 Cent go toe-to-toe at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2007.

Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud): This Day In Music



On September 7, 1968, ‘Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud),’ became the highest new entry on the pop chart, the Billboard Hot 100, starting as high as No. 60

This Day In Music: “Mama Said Knock You Out”



On this day, September 5th, 1991, LL Cool J wins the The “Best Rap Video” for “Mama Said Knock You Out” at the MTV VMA’s

Chic:”Good Times”



On This Day In R&B History: On August 19, 1979 the number one cut on Billboards R&B Chart was, “Good Times” by Chic. It was in the top spot for six weeks.

“Good Times” is a 1979 song composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. It was first recorded by their band, Chic, for their 1979 album, Risqué. In August of that year it became the band’s second number one single on both the Billboard Hot 100 and soul singles chart.

Along with the tracks, “My Forbidden Lover”, and “My Feet Keep Dancing”, “Good Times” reached number three on the disco charts. The song has become one of the most sampled tunes in music history, most notably in rap and hip-hop music. Billboard magazine named “Good Times” the number one R&B single for 1979.

The song is ranked #229 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Diana Ross: ‘Touch Me In The Morning’.



On This Day In Music History: In 1973, Diana Ross scored her second US No.1 single with ‘Touch Me In The Morning’. The song marked a turning point in her career, coming immediately after her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in her acting debut, Lady Sings the Blues.

Aretha Franklin: This Day In Music




On This Day In R&B History: 41 years ago on August 15, 1973 the number one cut on Billboards R&B chart was, “Angel” by Aretha Franklin.

“Angel” is a soul ballad recorded by American singer Aretha Franklin. The song was co-written by Aretha’s sister, Carolyn, and Sonny Saunders. Aretha co-produced the song with Quincy Jones and it originally appeared on Aretha’s 1973 album “Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)”.

It was released as a single in June 1973 and went on to top the US R&B Singles chart for two weeks while reaching number twenty on the Pop chart. The single sold over 900,000 copies.

Roberta Flack: This Day In Music



On This Day In Music: In 1974, Roberta Flack was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’, the singers third US No.1.

Rick Springfield: Jesse’s Girl



Rick Springfield’s recording of “Jesse’s Girl” topped the charts on this day in 1981! He was also starring on ABC’s hot soap, “General Hospital” as Dr. Noah Drake. Los Angeles Times photographer Al SeRick Springfield’s recording of “Jesse’s Girl” topped the charts on this day in 1981! He was also starring on ABC’s hot soap, “General Hospital” as Dr. Noah Drake. Los Angeles Times photographer Al Seib shot this portrait of Springfield in April this year. ib shot this portrait of Springfield in April this year.

The Temptations: 45th Anniversary!



Today we’re celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Temptations‘ #1 hit “I Can’t Get Next to You.”

“Broken Silence”:On This Day In Music


                                                                                                             On this day, July 17, 2001, Foxy Brown released her third album, “Broken Silence” on Def Jam Recordings. #DefJam30

Jelly Roll Morton (October 20, 1890-July 10, 1941)











July 10, 1941 – Jelly Roll Morton, the first serious composer of jazz, who claimed to have invented jazz outright dies from complications of asthma at the age of 51.


John Hammond:This Day In Music





On this day in music 1987 – Producer and record company executive John Hammond(December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987)   died. He brought Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen to Columbia Records. Hammond also worked as a producer with Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman and Count Basie.

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