Aretha Franklin rehearses steps with the legendary dancer and choreographer Charles “Cholly” Atkins at a dance studio in 1961. Mr. Atkins (1913-2003) created the iconic dance moves of The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips and The Supremes’s famous “Stop! In the Name of Love” hand movement. The Alabama-born Mr. Atkins began his career as a vaudeville performer and was one half of the legendary dance duo Coles and Atkins with Honi Coles. In 1988, he shared a Ton
Billie Holiday (1915-1959) nicknamed “Lady Day” and Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) also known as the “First Lady of Song” “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella” were two of the greatest and most influential jazz singers in history.