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..
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LOTS OF MUSIC LOVERS have been enjoying the GreatGold tunes popular for generations like yours and mine. At GreatGold.FM Internet Radio we keep The Greatest Music front and center by playing A Super Mix of the Best Hits from seven decades of the songs that made you and me feel goooood in the 1950s,... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
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THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER spotlight is on music stars with September birthdays, plus, September is the start of mixing in what we call Fall Favs at GreatGold. Fall Favs are special songs that have Autumn or Fall in the titles, performed by various artists, heard about once each hour. In addition,... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- The Greatest Music is GreatGold Music
DURING AUGUST WE’RE SPOTLIGHTING MUSIC ARTISTS who were born during August, such as Bobby Hatfield (born Aug. 10, 1940, died 2003), the half of the Righteous Bros with the high pitched voice). We’re doing that by playing August Born Birthday Stars’ hit songs from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1990s,... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]
- Happy Birthday USA and Classic Hits To You!
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. […]
- Saluting June Born, Summer Songs and Black Music
AT GREATGOLD we play all kinds of hits by all kinds of artists, but, during June we especially 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... Click on Headline Above to Read Story. […]