Black Classic Rock Musicians of the 60s and 70s

The Diversity of Classic Rock

Rock and Roll is a black American invention. The first rock stars were black. Rock and Roll started picking up in popularity in the 50s with musicians such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Chuck Berry, Larry Williams, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Goree Carter (some say he made the first rock song: “Rock Awhile”), Jimmy Preston, The Isley Brothers, Wes Montgomery, and Fats Domino. Every rock musician you can think of from the 60s and 70s and beyond took inspirations from these musicians from this era. Songs by these musicians have been covered by many rock bands. For example, The Beach Boys’ “Surfin USA” borrowed from Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen”. The Beatles have covered Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Rock and Roll Music”. They have even covered both “Shout” and “Twist and Shout” by the Isley Brothers (although “Twist and Shout” was originally recorded by The…

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The “Undiscovered Artists”Featured On My Shows January 2019

The Artists Featured Were…..

3rd  January


Resurrection Fern

Skinner and Twitch

10th January

They Made Monsters

Abigail Scott

LG Breton

17th January

Demi McMahon

Madden Hamer

Naomi Leader

24th January

Rochelle Ruddock

Serpent Motors

Jerry Hull

31st January

Electric Cowboy


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12 Singers Who Got Their Start in Church — BCNN1 WP

It’s no secret that a legion of R&B singers trace their musical origins to the church, the aesthetics of spirituals, gospel and the blues forming the bedrock of sounds that have invigorated soul, rock, pop, and other genres. Here are some of the artists whose sounds were formed in spiritual sanctuaries. Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin – […]

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“Tina Turner – Proud Mary — AMERICA ON COFFEE

This article is about the song by Creedence Clearwater Revival. For the band, see Proud Mary (band). For the film, see Proud Mary (film). “Proud Mary” is a rock song written by John Fogerty and first recorded by his band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song was released by Fantasy Records as a single from the […]

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“Smooth” is a collaboration between Latin rock band Santana and Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas. The song was written by Thomas, DeGaetano, and Itaal Shur, produced by Matt Serletic and sung by Thomas. It won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Not only was […]


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“Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel (album version)” — AMERICA ON COFFEE

“Spinning Wheel” is the title of a popular song from 1969 by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears. The song was written by the band’s Canadian lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas and appears on their self-titled album. Released as a single in 1969, “Spinning Wheel” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in […]

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