Eli ‘Lucky’ Thompson
1924: Eli Lucky Thompson was born on this day. He was a legendary jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist and worked with many of the jazz greats. He passed away in 2005 at age 81. (Photo: YouTube)
Black Music Month originated in 1979. 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.