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..
- Music from Carole King’s Best Selling “Tapestry” is In Our Mix
GREATGOLD – One of the most popular songs from 1971’s “Tapestry”, the hugely successful Carole King album, is “It’s Too Late”. The lyrics were written by Toni Stern, who handed them to Carole, who then wrote the intricate melody. The completed work was... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy Sixties Pop Duo Gone at 79
GREATGOLD – Half of the popular sixties duo, Chad & Jeremy, Chad Stuart, 79, (pic-left) passed away December 20, 2020 of Pneumonia. Chad & Jeremy were a soft-styled singing act concerned part of the “British Invasion” of musical groups that so-called... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Last of 1952-68 Stars, The McGuire Sisters, Passed Away.
GREATGOLD – Phyllis McGuire, the lead singer and younger sister of Dorothy and Christine McGuire, has died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas. The McGuire Sisters were a huge hit from 1952-68, from the time they first appeared on the CBS Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts television program on black and... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Gerry Marsden of 1960’s Gerry and The Pacemakers Has Died
GREATGOLD – GERRY MARSDEN (pic-center, holding guitar), the retired lead singer of Gerry & The Pacemakers, one of the 1960’s “British Invasion” bands, has died after a brief illness. Marsden was 78 at the time of his death. In September 2003 Marsden had triple bypass... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- 2021 Brings Greatest Hits Party Time ALL Year Long!!
GREATGOLD – If you’re wanting to have a good time listening to the greatest Hit Music from the past seventy years of Fabulous Favorites you can’t go wrong with GreatGold.FM Internet Radio. GreatGold plays The Greats from The Soundtrack of Life. The Classic Hits Mix at GreatGold... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
GREATGOLD is GreatGold.fm, ClassicHitOldies.com, GreatGoldHits.com and GreatGoldMusic.com. No matter which you choose, you'll always get GreatGold. We play Classic Hits from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the best of the 2000s, 2010s, and beyond. Sometimes you'll hear a song in the Rock category, or Pop, Blues, Motown, Disco, Soul, Country Crossover, Soft Rock, male and female singers, boy bands, girl bands, and once in awhile you may hear an outstanding independent or new artist with a Classic Hits Wannabee.
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 call GREATGOLD, and, part of the History of Rock and Roll.
THE GREATGOLD STREAM is the place to be for 24 hours of blissful listening everyday. We have a healthy serving of delicious songs from the Soundtrack of Your Life. Only the finest survive the wars of GreatGold Hits, and We Always Play The Greats at GreatGold.fm Internet Radio.