May 27th in Black History:
FEATURED: Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes (Photo: Tumblr)
1932: Blues Hall of Famer Junior Parker was born. (Died: 1971)
1935: Happy Birthday to Grammy Award winning jazz composer & pianist Ramsey Lewis who turns 79 today.
1936: Happy Birthday to Oscar winner Lee Gossett, Jr. who turns 78 today.
1950: Happy Birthday to Grammy award winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater who turns 64 today.
1957: #1 R&B song – ‘School Day’ by Chuck Berry
1958: Ernest Green became the 1st black student to graduate from Central High School in Little Rock, AR
1960: Jackie Wilson broke the attendance record at Apollo Theater.
1965: Happy Birthday to actor Todd Bridges who turns 49 today
1968: Actor Dondre Whitfield was born.
1971: Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes was born. She died in an auto accident in 2002, age 30.
1975: Happy Birthday to musician, songwriter, rapper, actor & dancer Andre 3000 who turns
1975: Happy Birthday to rapper Judakiss who turns 39 today.
1975: Professional boxer and former World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles passed away.
1990: B.B. King performed at the Valley Forge Music Fail in Devon, PA before a sold out crowd.
1997: Guitarist Willie Wood of Jr. Walker & the All Stars passed.
2006: Former NFL player Craig Heyward passed away.
2011: Poet, author, songwriter, singer Gil Scott Heron Passed away.