1948: Soul singer Lyn Collins was born. She worked with James Brown in the ’70s and recorded the influential funk single ‘Think (About It)’ in 1972. She died in 2005 at age 56 of cardiac arrhythmia. (Photo: YouTube)
Black Music Month originated in 1979. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.