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apr 18, 1940 - R&B

Description:

Rhythm and blues originated in the 1940s as a popular music type starting with African Americans. Beginning as an urban mixture of blues and jazz it quickly became a huge part of American culture and would become the basis of rock and roll and rap music. R&B holds many gospel influences and can be categorized as soul music. the main cities centered around R&B were Chicago, New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder are huge names within the R&B industry as well as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Smokey Robinson.

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Date:

apr 18, 1940
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~ 78 years ago

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