Monday, February 19, 2018

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 19: James Brown x MJ x Prince

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 19: James Brown x MJ x Prince

Today's Black History Toonz features three of the best to ever do in entertainment.

James Brown:

James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," was
a prolific singer, songwriter and bandleader, as well as one of the most iconic figures in funk and soul music.


Born in Barnwell, South Carolina, on May 3, 1933, into extreme poverty, James Brown worked his way to the top of the funk and R&B music earning the moniker "The Godfather of Soul." His unique vocal and musical style influenced many artists. Brown was also known for his turbulent personal life, as well as his social activism, both in his songwriting ("America is
My Home," "Black and Proud") and advocating the benefits of education to schoolchildren.

Michael Jackson:
Michael Jackson was a multi-talented musical entertainer who enjoyed a chart-topping career both with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. He released the best-selling album in history,
'Thriller,' in 1982.

Who Was Michael Jackson?

Known as the "King of Pop," Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 to June 25, 2009) was a best-selling American singer, songwriter and dancer. As a child, Jackson became the lead singer of his family's popular Motown group, the Jackson 5. He went on to a solo career of astonishing Off the WallThriller and Bad. In his later years, Jackson was dogged by allegations of child molestation. He died of a drug overdose just before launching a comeback tour in 2009.
worldwide success, delivering No. 1 hits from the albums


American musician Prince achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s with '1999' and 'Purple Rain,' the
latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name. Other Prince albums included 'Sign 'O' the Times,' 'Diamonds and Pearls' and 'Musicology.'

Who Was Prince?

Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince's early music career saw the release of PrinceDirty Mind and Controversy — all of which created controversy due to their fusion of religious
and sexual themes. He then released the albums 1999 and Purple Rain, cementing his superstar status with No. 1 hits like "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy." A seven-time Grammy winner, Prince had a prodigious output that included later albums like Diamonds and PearlsThe Gold Experience and Musicology. He died on April 21, 2016 at 57 years old.

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