Our favorite 'soulful diva' was born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953 at a Naval Base near Chicago, Illinois. Hailing from the south side of Chicago, Chaka began her singing career at the tender age of 11, forming a group called the Crystalettes. At 13, she was christened 'Chaka' by an African shaman, and…
FOUR TOPS’ ’67 CLUB SCENE . . . SEPTEMBER 23, 1967
From the MCRFB news archive: 1967 Room At The Top, Motown’s Own Four Tops Customizing Song Selections For Nightclub Acts Hollywood — The Four Tops, who closed their first booking at the Cocoanut Grove with a live LP recording, have learned to custom-tailor their repertoire to suit the level of the […]
Celebrities of past days and their rides... before every star required a chauffer
Leonard Nimoy and a Buick Riviera.. early one I think, 64 or 65 Gary Cooper, 1950 Mercury Clark Gable, Duesenburg Rita Haywo...
Frontman supreme: Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner of The Ohio Players has died
Sugarfoot, top row second from left. Leroy Bonner, AKA Sugarfoot, lead singer of The Ohio Players died this past weekend. Sugarfoot’s family announced on Facebook: Yesterday, Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner passed away quietly in his hometown of Trotwood-Dayton, OH. While his family, friends, colleagues, and fans mourn his passing they celebrate fondly his memory, music, and legacy. Sugarfoot, or Foot, or Sugar, was the founding and cornerstone artistic talent of Ohio Players and the face and…
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics on AllMusic - 1972 - The Dramatics had been around in one form or…
'My mother Nina Simone gave me such beatings but now I know she loved me'
Lisa Simone talks about coming to terms with the legendary singer and her legacy, and why she defied the Oscar boycott to celebrate the nomination of her documentary
Nina Simone and Brock Peters - 1962 Photographic Print by G. Marshall Wilson | Art.com
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