1957: The Bobbettes’ immortal “Mr. Lee” (#6) was released today along with such doo-wop standards as “Happy Happy Birthday Baby” by the Tune Weavers and “Desiree” by the Charts. (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.