1932: R&B, soul & jazz singer O.C. Smith was born. His recording of “Little Green Apples” went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 and sold over one million records. He passed away in 2001 at age 69. (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.