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Don Robey was the first African-American record mogul in the United States with one of the most successful American Black-owned businesses in the 1950s. He was a songwriter of 1,000+ songs and signed more than 100 artists and groups to his five record labels: Peacock Records (1949), Duke Records (1952), Back Beat Records (1957), Song Bird Records (1963), and Sure Shot Records (late 1960s). Robey was the owner of the Harlem Grill and the Bronze Peacock Dinner Club. Posthumously, in 2014, Don Robey was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Some of his greatest songs include, “Further On Up The Road,” “I Pity The Fool,” “Turn On Your Love Light,” “Share Your Love With Me,” & “Pledging My Love.” 

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