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Celebrating Black History: Timeless music legends

The unforgettable and forever celebrated faces

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 28 February 2017
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Michael Jackson

The famed King Of Pop and arguably the most iconic figure in American music is Michael Jackson, who provided the world with countless Grammy-winning hits, the glorious moonwalk and incomparable showmanship. Jackson was one of the highest profiled celebrities, both on and off the stage. Through his illustrious career and controversial life, his talent and musical gift was unconditional and undeniable.

James Brown

“The Godfather of Soul” introduced a unique and powerful style of music that took the world by storm. Brown grew up impoverished as a child in Georgia before finding his passions in music. After moving to New York City, the funk master recorded his first hit to reach No. 1 on the R&B charts, ‘Try Me’. From then, the rest is history as James put out more iconic titles including ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ and ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ in the 60s.

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