Curtis Knight and the Squires were a Harlem, New York band that was fronted by singer and guitarist Curtis Knight in the mid-1960s.
On September 5th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix with the Gypsy Sun & Rainbows band performed outside 139th Street and Lenox Avenue at the United Block Association Benefit concert in Harlem, New York.
After Jimi Hendrix’s discharge from the army, he earned his living as a traveling musician on the so-called Chitlin’ Circuit—the circuit of venues throughout the segregated South that booked black musicians.
The Apollo presents a special concert celebrating rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix‘s star was born on the Apollo stage when he became an Amateur Night winner in 1964.
Before Jimi Hendrix played in Harlem at Harlem’s United Block Association Benefit concert in 1969, he played on a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.
Jimi Hendrix spent many years in Harlem at the Palm Cafe, the Apollo Theater and many more venues. As some of you may know Harlem has had a number of historical buildings, the Renaissance, Cotton Club, the Lafayette Theater, Connie’s Inn, the Ubangi Club, the Audubon Ballroom, the Savoy Ballroom, the Harlem Opera House,
When people consider traveling to New York City, most conjure mental pictures of Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and iconic buildings such as the Empire State or Flatiron Building.
Charles Henry Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was a Harlem swing and jazz guitarist.
rePRO Film Fest, the only festival in the world dedicated to reproductive justice and advocating for women’s (cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive) reproductive health care, justice, and bodily autonomy.
Juggy Murray, November 24, 1923 – February 8, 2005, was a record label owner, producer, and singer-songwriter.
The $9.5 million dollar renovation of the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), underwritten by legendary musician/philanthropist Herb Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation, has been completed.
Curtis Knight, May 9, 1929 – November 29, 1999, born Mont Curtis McNear, was an American musician who is known for his music, his band and his legendary partnership with Jimi Hendrix.
By Ed Davila June 17, 2020, marked the 92nd birthday of Herbert “Chuck” Griffin, the legendary East Harlem coach and social activist.
Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Carlos Santana, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix all played at the Apollo Theater and they all played Gibson guitars sometime in their careers.
David Bowie‘s ex wife of a decade Angie has revealed she spent a year of her marriage sharing him with a renowned femme fatale from Harlem, New York.