Born Sam Cook in Clarksdale, MS, on January 22, 1931, one of eight children of a Baptist minister and his wife. Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history — he was also the inventor of soul music, and its most … Continue reading Pluginin Exchange R&B Hall of Fame: "The Father of Soul Music" Sam Cooke
Known as the “Queen of Disco,” Summer will be remembered as perhaps the greatest singer in disco history. But she was so much more: a vocalist of incredible range and power whose voice was equally at home in German-language show … Continue reading Pluginin R&B Hall Of Fame: "The Queen Of Disco" Donna Summer
Aretha Franklin, (born March 25, 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.—died August 16, 2018, Detroit, Michigan), American singer who defined the golden age of soul music of the 1960s. With more than 20 No. 1 R&B hits, singles sales that have long since surpassed the $10 million mark, … Continue reading Pluginin R&B Hall Of Fame: "The Queen Of Soul" Aretha Franklin
Earl Donald Young (born June 2, 1940) is a Philadelphia-based drummer who rose to prominence in the early 1970s as part of the Philly Soul sound. Mr. Young is best known as the founder and leader of The Trammps who had a major disco hit record with … Continue reading Pluginin R&B Hall Of Fame: Drummer Earl Young
Guided by the forces of family, faith, and music, Sheila E. has made a name for herself as one of the most talented musical icons over the decades. With a fearless nature and a passion for sharing her gifts with … Continue reading Pluginin R&B Hall Of Fame: Drummer Sheila E.