AT GREATGOLD WE RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE the many contributions to, and influences on, all popular music that Black Music Artists have made throughout history. We especially recognize those contributions during Black Music Month, as we do everyday in our playlist, which always includes the Best of Black Music Artists. Our recognition continues 24/7/365. The music artists pictured on the Black Music Month album collage are just some of the many black singers and musicians in our Classic Hits Mix from a portion of our regular playlist.
To attest to the influence and contributions to society by Black Music Artists, many of the world’s prominent non-black musicians have paid tribute to their admiration of early music by Black Artists through borrowing from the songs and styles to become what they, themselves, are today. President Carter started the recognition of Black Music Month in 1979. Other presidents have followed that lead, since, including President Barack Obama in his declaration for African American Music Appreciation Month (popularly called Black Music Month).
Black Music Month gained national recognition in 1979 when music business leaders and insiders successfully lobbied President Jimmy Carter to host a reception on June 7th, 1979 to formally recognize the cultural and economic contributions of music created by black music artists. Since 1979, Black Music Month has grown from a small commemoration to national proportions with events held annually across the country.
JUNE ALSO BRINGS THE SUMMER MONTHS and our tradition of playing Summer Songs at least once every hour throughout the Summer Time begins anew this month at GREATGOLD, the Home of GreatGoldHits and ClassicHitOldies. In addition, we’re spotlighting singers who were born in the month of June, and bands with members who were born in June, by giving their songs Extra Plays.
FIND THE COMPLETE LIST of GreatGold Classic Hits music singers and musicians who were born during the month of JUNE HERE..
- June Born and Black Music Celebrated All Month
AT GREATGOLD WE RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE the many contributions to, and influences on, all popular music that Black Music Artists have made throughout history. We especially recognize those contributions during Black Music Month, as we do everyday in our playlist, which always includes the Best of... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Enjoy The Greatest Singers and Musicians Born In May
GREATGOLD.FM (05/01/2017) – MAY BORN MUSIC STARS include GLADYS KNIGHT of Gladys Knight and The Pips; CHER; DANNY RAPP of Danny and The Juniors; STEVIE WONDER; BOB DYLAN; MARY WELLS; BOB SEGER of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band; RITCHIE VALENS; JENNY BERGGREN of Ace of Base; DONOVAN;... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- 2017 RockHall Inductees and April Birthday Buddies
GREATGOLD.FM (04/01/2017) – This April brings more than April Showers followed by May Flowers. It brings Special Attention to April born singers and musicians, plus, recognition to the annual ceremony honoring the latest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio,... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Celebrating March Birthdays and 45 RPM Records
GREATGOLD.FM (03/01} – SOME OF THE GREATEST MUSIC STARS of the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1990s, and the early 21st Century, were Born During the Month of March. This month we’re also celebrating a revolution of sorts that helped make Rock and Roll and hit music in general as popular as it became... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Birthday Buddies, Romance and More Music Flows
DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY we celebrate the music of singers and musicians born in February by giving their individual hit songs, or the hits by the Bands they have been members of, Extra Plays in our mix of great music from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and the best of the 2000s. FEBRUARY... ... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
GREATGOLD is GreatGold.fm, ClassicHitOldies.com, GreatGoldHits.com and GreatGoldMusic.com. No matter which you choose in your browser, you'll always get GreatGold. We play mostly Classic Hits from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the best of the 2000s. Sometimes you'll hear a song in the Rock category, or Pop, Blues, Motown, Disco, Soul, Country Crossover Tunes, Soft Rock, male and female singers, boy bands, girl bands, and once in awhile you may hear an outstanding independent artist.
The GreatGold Classic Hits Mix consists of, generally, Top 40 hits from the past, and, occasionally, songs that should have been. We play the Best of More Than 60 years of The Greatest Music from Life's Soundtrack. The finest of the last half of the 20th Century mixed in with gems from the 21st Century. No matter which Genre the Songs first fell into, or, which type of radio station first played them, it's a tune we consider to be, GREATGOLD, and, part of the History of Rock and Roll.