PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District Presents
"A Celebration of House Music"
The 9th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Newark, New Jersey (Park is located on Broad and Washington Streets/Downtown Newark)
Props to my hometown for keeping House Music tradition and culture alive
Attending a BBQ earlier but will be at the festival later with a plate and a towel!
3 Hours of Paradise Garage classics to celebrate the 60th Birthday of Larry Levan. Mixed by liL Ray from Brooklyn, NYC. Contact @ email@example.com
On this day in music history: July 19, 1975 - “Fight The Power” by The Isley Brothers hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 3 weeks, also peaking at #4 on the Hot 100 on September 27, 1975. Written by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, and O’Kelly Isley, it is the second R&B chart topper for the family band from Cincinnati, OH. Though credited to the entire band, the song will actually be written almost completely by guitarist Ernie Isley. The initial idea for the song will come to him while on a visit to Disneyland in Southern California. As he’s taking a shower, the lyrics to the first verse will immediately come to him, forcing him to jump out of the shower to write it down before forgetting it. A short time later, the band will cut the track at Kendun Recorders in Los Angeles. Older brother and lead singer Ronald Isley will put the crowning touch on the song by singing the word “bullsh*t” on the song instead of “nonsense” as it had been originally written. Part 2 of the commercial 45 will also include an awkward edit, cutting out the expletive by splicing in music from the songs intro. This version will also be serviced to radio as well. Many stations that are unhappy with this edit will make their own edits, often just bleeping out the offending word in the proper places. Issued as the first single from the band’s twelfth studio album “The Heat Is On”, it will be an immediate smash. “Fight The Power” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.