1. Johnny Mathis on His Unreleased CHIC/Nile Rodgers Album: 'I'm Very Proud Of It'

    February 22, 2015 11:30 AM EST Johnny Mathis is also recording a new album, due out in October. Billboard recently caught up with the legendary Johnny Mathis on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards to talk about his upcoming album, his lost CHIC -produced music and more. Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala Welcomes Sam Smith,…

  2. Nile Rodgers Q&A: On 'Freak' Origins, Diana Ross & His 'Iffy' Health

    November 23, 2011 3:30 PM EST Nile Rodgers has worked with just about everyone in the industry from Michael Jackson to Madonna to INXS to Mick Jagger. With Chic he wrote and produced songs like "Good Times," and "We Are Family," that are eternally enshrined in the wedding/bar-mitzvah DJ song list. In…

  3. April 18, 2009

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards of Chic dies of pneumonia in Tokyo. He is 43. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners. 1981 – Yes announces its break-up. 1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston. 1966 – Ana Voog …

  4. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Travis is named the best act in the world at the Q Awards 2000, presented in London. Badly Drawn Boy wins for best new act; Coldplay's "Parachutes" is named best album. The awards are vo 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Kiss kicks off its Psycho-Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles that dazzles thousands of fans, many of whom arrive in costumes. Appropriately enough, the Smashing Pum 2001 - Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to…

  12. Veteran Drummer Tony Thompson Dies

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved his freewheeling musical approach at his first audition for Chic, according to producer-guitarist Nile Rodger Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," Britney Spears' tour kicks off in Washington, D. 2001 - Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to…

  14. Old Fatman Scoop Track Tops U.K. Chart

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.'s new No. 1 single yesterday (Oct. 27). "Be Faithful" by Fatman Scoop, a rapper and broadcaster on radio station WQHT (Hot 97) A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.&…

  15. Diana—Deluxe Edition

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The now-classic, disco-fied, chart-topping "diana" arrived in the spring of 1980; it spawned two smash singles: "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out." What many may not realize is this: The released albu The now-classic, disco-fied, chart-topping "diana…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," Britney Spears' tour kicks off in Washington, D. 2001 - Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…