1967: Otis Redding, backed by Booker T. and the M.G.’s performed at the Monterey International Pop Festival in Monterey, CA. He followed Jefferson Airplane as the evening’s closing act. (Photo: Tumblr)
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.