1982: Original member of the Shirelles, Micki Harris, passed away on this day. She suffered a massive heart attack onstage while performing in Atlanta and doing what she loved. She was only 42 years old. (Photo: Tumblr)
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.