The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
1993: Prince who turned 35 on this day, changed his name to a symbol (that did not exist on a computer keyboard) so the press began calling him the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. (Photo: AP)
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.