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.
1. Oliver Nelson
1932: Jazz Saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger and composer Oliver Nelson was born. He died in 1975 of a heart attack. He was 43 years old. (Photo: Tumblr)
2. Keith David
1956: Happy Birthday to singer, actor, voice artist & comedian Keith David