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Born July 1, 1960, Evelyn King was born in The Bronx, New York. Known as one of the queens of disco, King has landed her spot in the history books as an American singer, songwriter and record producer. She is best known for her hit disco single “Shame”, which was released in 1978 during the height […]
It’s finally here. DIVAFIDE RADIO is excited to see this dream become reality. As a music lover and industry insider, I’ve had the pleasure of listening to and witnessing these Divas become a part of my life’s soundtrack with their timeless music, classified as certified hits. From the glamor of Ms. Diana Ross to the […]
Legendary singer Anita Baker apparently will no longer be giving fans the best that she’s got. Among a series of tweets she posted on Jan. 12, the eight-time Grammy winner used the hashtag #retired and dismissed rumors of a comeback tour and CD while noting that retirement was among her dreams. Baker was nominated […]
Aretha Franklin is planning to move to downtown Detroit to open a club where she will perform occasionally “I’m interested in doing a small nightclub downtown, and … have been talking about this for a couple of years now,” Franklin said. “In my retirement plan, I’d like to have a small club here in Detroit.” […]
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Join host, Dewayne Benton, Saturdays as he takes you on a musical journey down memory lane. Reminisce on a time in music history as he counts down all of the Hits from the 70's up to 2000. Plus check out the rare interviews from some musics Icons and History notes from such an important time in our culture.Learn more
From Evelyn "Champagne" King to Whitney Houston, Cheryl Lynn to Donna Summer, your Saturday Night has just Turned UP. with the hits of yesterday. Enjoy 2 hours of "Get Up" "Get Down" and "Boogie" Wonderland music to kick your party into the next gear.Learn more
Ms. Phyllis Hyman
The Inimitable Songstress
Phyllis Hyman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Phillip Hyman, a World War II Veteran, and Louise Hyman, waitress at a local night club, and grew up in St. Clair Village, the South Hills section of Pittsburgh. Hyman was the eldest of seven children. She is best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s: “You Know How to Love Me”, “Living All Alone” and “Don’t Wanna Change the World”. Hyman also performed on Broadway in the 1981 musical based on the music of Duke Ellington, Sophisticated Ladies, which ran from 1981 to 1983.
On the afternoon of June 30, 1995, Hyman committed suicide by overdose in the bedroom of her New York City apartment at 211 West 56th Street. She was found hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Apollo Theater. Her suicide note read in part:
“I’m tired. I’m tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you.”
She was 45 years old. A memorial service was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. The following week would have been her 46th birthday.