1946: Jazz double-bassist Clint Houston was born. He played with some of the greats; Nina Simone, Roy Ayers, Slide Hampton just to name a few. He passed away in 2000 at age 53.
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.