Harold Floyd ‘Tina’ Brooks
1932: Jazz Hard bop tenor saxophonist and composer Harold Floyd ‘Tina’ Brooks was born. Plagued by heroin dependency, and gradually deteriorating health, he died of liver failure in 1974. He was only 42. (Photo: YouTube)
Black Music Month originated in 1979. President 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.