US Music

Encyclopaedia Africana T February 23, 2021 TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR

On September 7, 1996, shortly after attending the Mike Tyson–Bruce Seldon boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tupac was wounded in a drive-by shooting and succumbed to his wounds six days later on September 13, 1996 at the age of 25.

C Encyclopaedia Africana February 23, 2021 CHUCK D

Even if Public Enemy never recaptures the popularity or vitality of its glory years, Chuck D.’s legacy is secure enough to keep him a respected voice on the American cultural landscape.

Encyclopaedia Africana O September 26, 2020 OTIS REDDING

It was his twin-engine Beechcraft that he was riding on that tragic day, December 10, 1967 when it crashed into Lake Monona in Madison Wis. The world lost a great musician and a great man on that day.

Encyclopaedia Africana T September 16, 2020 TUPAC SHAKUR

Both 1996’s All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits collection have been certified diamond, surpassing the ten-million mark and placing them among the top-selling albums of all time.

A Encyclopaedia Africana September 12, 2020 ANITA BAKER

Anita has been nominated 18 times for a Grammy and won 8. On January 12, 2019 she announced her retirement.

Encyclopaedia Africana G September 8, 2020 GEORGE BENSON

In 1976, George Benson appeared as a guitarist and backup vocalist on Stevie Wonder’s song “Another Star” from Wonder’s album Songs in the Key of Life.

A Encyclopaedia Africana September 8, 2020 AL JARREAU

He became one the rare artists to have won GRAMMY’S® in the three categories of jazz, pop, and R&B.

Encyclopaedia Africana L September 8, 2020 LUTHER VANDROSS

At the time of Luther’s death in 2005 following complications from a stroke two years earlier, Luther had been in entertainment for 35 years.

Encyclopaedia Africana R September 7, 2020 RAY CHARLES

In 1986, Ray Charles formed The Robinson Foundation for Hearing Disorders, Inc., with a $1 million personal endowment.

Encyclopaedia Africana T September 5, 2020 TONY TONE TONI

All three members were on separate paths that occasionally intersected throughout the next couple decades.

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