1965 -The Kinks - You Really Got Me - Voting Rights!

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Voting has always been thought of as one of the greatest things America has to offer. But this sadly was not always such an easy task. Back in the 60's African Americans were recovering from verysegregation which was still frequently happening in the Southern half of the Country. Only 5% of the country's African American population could vote at the time, and these people had several things keeping them from voting such as the Ku Klux Klan. Several people were not happy with this and as a result protest occured. Still unwilling to allow them what they deserve, the state sent out the police and fire department to cope with those unwilling to give in.

You Really Got Me Now - The Kinks'

One of my as well as my mothers favorite songs from 1964-1966 would be "You Really Got Me" By The Kinks. This is a great song and has been covered by several bands, the most famous being Van Halen.

1975 - Steve Miller Band - The Joker - Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson
In 1974, Beverly Johnson was the first African American to be on the cover of a worldwide magazine. "Vogue" considered her the first African American worthy enough to embrace the cover of their magazine. She has widely been graced as an outstanding woman in the world of beauty.
The Joker - Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band has been a favorite of my entire family since the date of my birth. The Joker has always bee one of my favorite songs to listen to at any time. The song is one of my uncles favorite songs of all time.

1985 - Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home -U.S.A. For Africa

USA For Africa
1985 was a terrific year for african american significance in music. The world watched in awe as some of the worlds greatest bands played in thought of Africa to give them what they are missing out. These artists included Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, all of the Jacksons and several more all conducted by the wonderful Quincy Jones. This was one of the most significant African American music performances in history.
Motley Crue - Home Sweet home

Home Sweet Home has been one of the greatest power balads ever written in the 80's Motley Crue is an amazing band and my family always enjoys listening to them. The person in my family who enjoys this song the most would have to be my brother. He is normally listening to this song on his ipod 24/7