Billy Ward – Lead singer of Billy Ward and his Dominoes.
Brook Benton – American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, with hits such as “It’s Just a Matter of Time” and “Endlessly”, many of which he co-wrote.
Nile Rogers – American musician, record producer and composer. The co-founder of Chic, Rodgers has written, produced, and performed on records that have sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide.
Freda Payne – American singer and actress. Payne is best known for her career in music during the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s. Her most notable record is her 1970 hit single “Band of Gold”. Payne was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the host of a TV talk show.
Carl Davis – American record producer and music executive, who was particularly active in Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s. He was responsible for hit R&B records by Gene Chandler, Major Lance, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, Barbara Acklin, Tyrone Davis and others.