Melba Moore turned in a Tony Award-winning performance in Purlie and went on to more Broadway and R&B successes until her husband/manager turned it all to debt. Her enduring spirit is unsung.
The Marvelettes delivered Motown's first pop hit with "Please Mr Postman," but never achieved the success of The Supremes. Personal tragedies would lead to the end of the group and keep them unsung.
The Marching 100 of Florida’s A&M University have been suspended until 2013 after the hazing death of Robert Champion. Band director Julian White has also stepped down.
Before The Supremes or Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells was Motown's biggest star and the first to earn the label a Grammy. But in a dispute over money, she left Mowtown and her string of hits would become unsung.
A recent poll shows that 59% of African-Americans favor legalizing same-sex marriage. This number increased after President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage.
Kool Moe Dee created the fast-paced rap style emulated by Busta Rhymes and ruled the charts with hip-hop hits like "Wild, Wild West." But the unsung star may be best known for his rap rivalry with LL Kool J.
An internationally diverse band, Heatwave ruled R&B radio in the late 70s with hits "Boogie Nights" and "Always and Forever." But the hits would stop coming with a series of horrific tragedies, as told on Unsung.
George Clinton came to Earth from the planet Dog Star 9 to bring earthlings a potent dose of intergalactic funk in the 70s and 80s and we've been grooving under one nation ever since. Unsung tells his long strange story.