Mohandas Dewese (born August 8, 1962), better known as Kool Moe Dee, is an American hip hop MC prominent in the late 1970s through the early 1990s. In the late 1970s, Kool Moe Dee met Special K, DJ Easy Lee, and LA Sunshine to form the influential old school hip hop group the Treacherous Three ..
King Philip’s War was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–78. The war is named for the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, known to the English as “King Philip”. Metacom succeeded his father in 1662 and reacted against ..
Kay Kyser was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the son of pharmacists Paul Bynum Kyser and Emily Royster (Howell) Kyser. Journalist and newspaper editor Vermont C. Royster was his cousin. Kyser graduated from the University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was also senior class president. Because ..
Katherine Dunham, Legendary dancer, choreographer and anthropologist, Katherine Dunham was born on June 22, 1909 in Chicago, to an African American father and a French Canadian mother. She sang in her local Methodist Church in Joliet; but for a financial crisis at her church, she might never have sung anything but gospel songs. Katherine Dunham ..
Julian Lennon was born in Liverpool. Initially, the fact that John Lennon was married and had a child was concealed from the public, in keeping with the conventional wisdom of the era that female teenage fans would not be as enamoured of married male pop stars. Lennon inspired one of his father’s most famous songs, ..
Joy Division was one of Britain’s most promising postpunk bands. While the remaining members went on to huge success with the synth-pop band New Order, Joy Division’s legend continued to grow and the band are possibly more popular now than ever before. In April 1978 the band generated a buzz when they performed at a ..
Joseph Nathan Oliver (December 19, 1881 – April 10, 1938) better known as King Oliver or Joe Oliver, was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz. Oliver found employment as butler to a white family in New Orleans when ..