Harlem’s Charles Christian Inventor Of The Electric Guitar Solo (Video)

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Jimi Hendrix In Harlem, Featuring Fishbone, Nona Hendryx, Ernie Isley And More At The Apollo

jimi-hendrix-in-harlemThe 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. Continue Reading →

A Reading By Greg Tate’s “Flyboy 2” At Revolution Books In Harlem

flyboy in harlemCome meet Greg Tate, one the more provocative and important critical voices today in contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. Continue Reading →

JImi Hendrix And Others At “Monterey International Pop Festival” At Maysles In Harlem

jimi hendriz at monteryBefore 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. Continue Reading →

Jimi Hendrix At The United Block Association Benefit Concert In Harlem 1969 (video)

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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.

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Souleo: Civil Rights Doc Eyes On The Prize Returns

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Growing up after the civil rights movement removed executive producer of WORLD Channel, Chris Hastings from any firsthand experiences of that era. Continue Reading →

Robert Christgau And Greg Tate Talk in Harlem

45a3b4ec-979b-4119-bdc4-89f581127032A legendary writer and editor, Bob Christgau is considered the Dean of Rock Critics. At the Village Voice he edited some of the top jazz critics of the last generation, from Gary Giddins to Stanley Crouch. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky’s Rick Owens Moon Boots

rick owen moon boots“You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I’m wearing Rick Owens Moon Boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favourite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I’m obsessed with being different.” Continue Reading →

4 Iconic Film Locations Shot In Harlem, New York

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We love Bob Egans site PopSpotsNYC, the site finds the exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history and how a Pop Culture Detective tracks them down. We’ve posted 4 Iconic Film Locations Shot In Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Ella Fitzgerald Debuts At Amateur Night at the Apollo, Nov. 21, 1934

ella fitzgeraldMichael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years old, Ella Fitzgerald did, too. Continue Reading →