brain_my_damage_HJS t1_j8rrtmq wrote

Marian Anderson- My Country, Tis of Thee

1st Black artist to perform on the National Mall. The story behind her performance makes for a great history lesson

Ella Fitzgerald (with the Duke Ellington Band)-Take the “A” Train

1st Black artist to win a Grammy.

Otis Redding- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

Discuss how white rock bands would frequently cover and popularize songs by black artists. Otis blew away the other musicians and almost entirely white audience at the festival by performing some covers of rock songs.

Stevie Wonder- Higher Ground

In 1964 he became the 1st Black artist to win Grammy for Album of the year.

Sugar Hill Gang- Rapper’s Delight

In 1979 their song became the first rap hit.


brain_my_damage_HJS t1_j5x47jg wrote

The Beatles- The Beatles

Abbey Road- The Beatles

Revolver- The Beatles

Rubber Soul- The Beatles

Non-Beatles Mt. Rushmore:

Appetite for Destruction- Guns N’ Roses

Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill- Lauryn Hill

The Soul Album- Otis Redding