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The City of Greenville has been blessed to be home of numerous talented musicians. Kammerer gives small biographies of these famous musicians that include: Joseph Christopher Columbus Morris, aka Joe Morris, aka Chris Columbus (1902-2002) jazz drummer; Sonny Payne (son of Morris) (1926-1979) also a famous drummer; A. Cecil Ellington and John William (Bill) Riggins, Greenville businessmen and former Big Band men; William Myles Nobles, Greenville native and famous national songwriter active in the 1950’s and 1960’s; and Dr. Billy Taylor, who was born in Greenville in 1921 and became one of America’s Jazz greats.
Since the early 1970s, the Town Commons had been known for more than a walk in the park. As for new aspects, The Monitors and The Main Event Painted Man would be joined by Painted Man playing soul, R&B, funk, and dance music, along with Diali Keba Cisskoho and Kaira, playing West African Griot.