Black Music Month originated in 1979. 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. Big Bill Broonzy
1893:Big Bill Broonzy was born. He was one of Chicago’s early blues guitar influences and started recording in 1927 and had a hit h “Big Bill’s Blues.” By the ’50s he was billing himself as the “last blues singer.”