1930: Jazz great Dakota Staton was born. She found international acclaim with the 1957 No. 4 hit, “The Late, Late Show”. She passed away in 2007 at age 76. (Photo: Tumblr)
Black Music Month originated in 1979. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.