Music Birthday: Malcom X

🔊🥳 Today, May 19, 1925, Malcom X was born El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz in Omaha, Nebraska. Michael Jackson sampled a portion of Malcolm X’s “By Any Means Necessary” speech in the ‘HIStory’ single. The song was released in 1997 as the final single to support Jackson’s ninth studio album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1.”

Music Birthday: Brandy

🔊🎉Today, February 11, 1979, Brandy Rayana Norwood was born in McComb, Mississippi. In 1995, Brandy joined Quincy Jones and Heavy D in homaging Michael Jackson’s ‘Rock With You.’ Their cover of this dance club song is included on “Q’s Jook Joint.” The album won a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. And, on theContinue reading “Music Birthday: Brandy”

Music Birthday: Little Randy Jackson

🔊🎉Today, October 29, 1961, Steven Randall Jackson, better known as “Little Randy” Jackson, was born in Gary, Indiana. Five days, and 49 years ago, on October 24, 1970, Jackson 5’s “Third Album” peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard 200. Album contains the ‘I’ll be There’ single, which became their fourth no. 1 onContinue reading “Music Birthday: Little Randy Jackson”