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Elvis Presley: A White Man With A Black Soul

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Elvis Presley is known as “the King of Rock and Roll.”  His music made him one of the most prolific cultural icons of the 20th century.  His unique musical style was deeply influenced by his Southern roots.  Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his family where he began his music career in 1954. Some of Presley’s early experiences with black music and culture…

How did Stevie Wonder become blind? 10 things you may not know about Wonder

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Stevie Wonder is known as one of the most creative musical geniuses of the late 20th century.  He is a blind prodigy whose career began before he was a teenager.  His body of work spans decades, and he remains one of the most influential musicians of all time.  Here are 10 facts about his life and career: 1. Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan May 13, 1950 and given…

Michael Jackson’s Holographic Ghost Performs Slave To The Rhythm

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  Michael Jackson is one of the most prolific musicians in American history. Known as the King of Pop, Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion made him a pop culture icon. His musical career began in 1968 with The Jackson 5, a group that included his brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon. Jackson began his solo career in 1971, and by the 1980s, he had became a worldwide superstar…

Real Cool Soul Train Line to Curtis Mayfield’s “Get Down”

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Everybody loved Curtis Mayfield.  He was one of a kind.  Here’s something that will make you feel good.  It’s a Soul Train line to Curtis Mayfield’s “Get Down.”  Check it out. But before you watch, here’s the basics on Mayfield, courtesy of Wikipedia: Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He achieved mainstream solo success and recognition from being involved…