Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

June 26: This Day in Black Music History  was originally published on

1. Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy

1893:Big Bill Broonzy was born. He was one of Chicago’s early blues guitar influences and started recording in 1927 and had a hit h “Big Bill’s Blues.” By the ’50s he was billing himself as the “last blues singer.”