1950: Derrick ‘Duckie’ Simpson was born. He is a member of the Grammy Award winning Reggae group Black Uhuru. In 1985, they won the 1st ever Grammy for Best Reggae Album. He turns 63 today.
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.