June 23, 2017

Sunday Open Thread: RIP Chuck Berry

Yesterday one of original inventors of rock n roll died: Chuck Berry. He was 90 years old. Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry  was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as … [Read more...]

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: Chess Records

In 1955, on a vacation trip to Chicago a young singer and guitar player from St. Louis named Chuck Berry met Muddy Waters, who encouraged him to see the Chess brothers. Chuck Berry auditioned for them with a song he had written called "Ida Red", … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread – Little Known Black History Facts

Happy Monday, fellow Obots! To conclude Black History Month, this week's open thread will focus on little known black history. Norma Merrick Sklarek (April 15, 1928 - February 6, 2012) was an African American architect who accomplished many … [Read more...]