R&B history is one thing but, there are some very interesting facts that Backbeatrnb discovered about some of our famous musicians, singers, groups etc. Did you know:
1) Singer, Colonel Abrams was given the name Colonel at birth and a crowdfunding campaign was launched in 2015 to house Abrams. He was homeless and needed to raise funds in order to pay for medical treatment.
2) Singer-actress Freda Payne is the sister to Scherrie Payne (who was a member of The Supremes after Jean Terrell Left the group from 1973-1977) . Ms. Payne was also married to singer Gregory Abbott who was 12 years her junior and they have one son.
3) The last original surviving member of the R&B group, The Persuaders Willie Holland died February 13, 2016 but, their legacy continues to live on into the 21st Century.
4) Plans are in the works to make a biopic of Teddy Pendergrass’s life and Tyrese Gibson has been picked to play the part.
5) Singer, Keni Burke began his career with his fellow siblings The Five Stair-Steps. Keni a guitarist and bassist is best known for his hit “Rising To The Top”.