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MusicMakers: This Is Our History

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June 30, 2021

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In honor of African American Music History Month, The HistoryMakers is thrilled to salute thirteen MusicMakers and the musicians who inspired them with MusicMakers: This Is Our History.  

The MusicMakers highlighted include entertainment lawyer and music executive Larkin Arnold; music professor and composer William Banfield; blues harmonica player Sugar Blue; rapper and member of the Treacherous Three Kool Moe Dee, singer and member of The Originals Hank Dixon; gospel singer and television host Bobby Jones; singer and member of Gladys Knight & the Pips Merald “Bubba” Knight; music executive Miller London; singer and actress Freda Payne; singer and member of The Supremes Scherrie Payne; country singer Petrella Pollefeyt; trombonist and Motown musical arranger Paul Riser, Sr.; and operatic tenor George Irving Shirley.