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..
- GreatGold Internet Radio Stream Is On Hiatus
The GreatGold Classic Hit Oldies internet radio stream is on hiatus until further notice. GreatGold.fm, which has played a mix of Classic Rock and Pop Oldies from the 1950s through the 2000s since 2008, ceased streaming September 30, 2017. The station, was started by a retired over the air radio... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Boosters Keep the Tunes Coming
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we may find it necessary to cease operation of the GreatGold Classic Hit Oldies internet radio station stream in the future, unless we get financial help from listeners like you. In order to continue operation, we must continue making payments to the... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- August Brings Out August Born Buddies
THIS MONTH WE’RE SPOTLIGHTING MUSIC ARTISTS who were born during August, such as Bobby Hatfield (born Aug. 10, 1940, died 2003) of the Righteous Brothers (seen on the left above with Bill Medley, the other half of the Righteous Bros). We’re doing that by playing August Born Birthday... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- USA Independence Day Month and Classic Hits!
THIS MONTH, we’re spotlighting singers and musicians born in the month of July by giving their songs Extra Plays. PLUS, GreatGold.fm Internet Radio is observing the 4th of July USA Independence Celebration by playing Patriotic Songs once every hour until the end of the month. We’ll mix... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- 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. […]
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.