Shirley Alson Reeves
1941: Shirley Alston Reeves turns 72 today. She was the lead singer and founding member of The Shirelles. The Shirelles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. (Photo: YouTube)
Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the music, the achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.