African Heritage Month

Published January 1, 2021 by A.J.B. Johnston

One of the sub-themes of Kings of Friday Night: The Lincolns (Nimbus Publishing, 2020) is the degree to which the legendary Nova Scotia band was influenced by Black musicians and by R&B and Soul. And moreover, how The Lincolns themselves were a force for change in 1960s Nova Scotia, breaking down racial barriers.

To mark 2021 African Heritage Month, here is a photo of some of the Black musicians who played roles in shaping the musical choices of The Lincolns.

Left to right, we see Wilfrid Connors, Goby Chase and Murray Dorrington. Thanks to Helen Dorrington-Price for sharing the photo with me.

Many other Black musicians were also huge influences, and I hope to say something about them in the month ahead.

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