Marvin Smitty Smith
1961: Jazz drummer and composer Marvin Smitty was born. He has been the drummer on The Jay Leno Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He turns 52 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.