They still perform today.
Charlie Pride recorded his signature song Kiss an Angel Good Morning in 1971. He was the first black performer in the modern era of the Grand Ole Opry. He had 39 #1 Billboard Country hits.
In 1961 the Dovells reached #2 with Bristol Stomp:
In 1963 Little Peggy March, at the age of 14, hit #1 with I Will Follow Him.
It is a myth that Little Eva was discovered while baby sitting for Carole King and Jerry Goffing. However, after recording The Loco-Motion in 1962, Eva Narcissus Boyd did some nannying for the couple and perhaps earned $50 for the record. She also created the dance.
Alas, it is true that she descended into darkness and went into a period of menial jobs, but was re-discovered in 1983 and did perform for almost two decades. The song made it into the Billboard Top 5 three times, the second with Grand Funk Railroad in 1974, and third, Kylie Minogue in 1988--all by different ethnicities.
Fictitious band Steam made Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye in 1969, and it became the last multi-week #1 song for the year. They eventually hit the road:
Sha Na Na (left--and over time they've seen more than 40 performers in the group) did not get their name from the above song, but from the Silhouette's 1958 Get a Job, which reached #1 on Billboard.
Dusty Springfield was known as the White Queen of Soul, here with I Only Want to Be with You.
A century ago, Asa Yoelson, more popularly known as Jewish singer Al Jolson, fought against black discrimination on Broadway. He is credited with helping to introduce African-American music to white audiences: