1. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. Bronson, Are you going to publish your…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" goes straight to 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  5. The Last Shadow Puppets / Oct. 30, 2008 / New York (Grand Ballroom)

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Last Shadow Puppets, the side project of the Arctic Monkeys and Rascals frontmen, owe as much to the Righteous Brothers and they do to Oasis' Gallagher brothers. Numerous rock scribes have dubbed 22-year-old Alex Turner and 21-year-old Miles Kane as the future of British pop. But…

  6. Testimony Opens In Spector Murder Retrial

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST A security guard for Joan Rivers testified today (Nov. 3) that music producer Phil Spector was ejected from two of the star's Christmas parties for brandishing a gun and declaring that all women shoul A security guard for Joan Rivers testified today (Nov. 3) that music producer Phil…

  7. Jury Selected For Phil Spector Murder Retrial

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A jury of seven men and five women was selected today (Oct. 23) for music producer Phil Spector's retrial on charges of murdering an actress in 2003, and opening statements are expected to begin next A jury of seven men and five women was selected today (Oct. 23) for music producer Phil…

  8. Jury Selection Underway In Phil Spector Retrial

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jury selection began today (Oct. 20) in Los Angeles for the murder retrial of music producer Phil Spector, who is accused of killing actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion five years ago. Jury selection began today (Oct. 20) in Los Angeles for the murder retrial of music producer Phil Spector,…

  9. Spector Murder Trial Nearing Jury Selection

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A witness at Phil Spector's murder retrial will be allowed to testify that the record producer used incendiary language about women and once stated that they should be shot, a judge has ruled. A witness at Phil Spector's murder retrial will be allowed to testify that the record…

  10. Revered Session Drummer Earl Palmer Dies

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," has died. H Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose…

  11. Appeals Court: Spector Retrial Can Proceed

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An California appeals court panel has rejected a request to halt the retrial of Phil Spector, the music producer accused of killing an actress in 2003. An California appeals court panel has rejected a request to halt the retrial of Phil Spector, the music producer accused of killing an…

  12. Prosecutors Oppose Motions In Spector Retrial

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jurors in Phil Spector's upcoming murder retrial should be allowed to hear testimony about blood evidence and the autopsy of the actress he is accused of shooting, prosecutors argued in court document Jurors in Phil Spector's upcoming murder retrial should be allowed to hear…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono s 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the…

  14. Phil Spector To Be Re-Tried For Murder

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles judge today (May 22) set a September date for pioneering rock producer Phil Spector's second trial on charges that he murdered actress Lana Clarkson in the foyer of his mock castle in 20 A Los Angeles judge today (May 22) set a September date for pioneering rock producer…

  15. Phil Spector Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'n'roll with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday. Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's 2005 - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split comes from Lachey, in the form of the ballad "What's Left of Me." The track premieres at 12:01 AM ET via AOL Music. 2006 - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split…

  18. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and wondered if back in 1963, when the LP was…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s…

  20. Jazz Producer Joel Dorn Dies At 65

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville Brothers, died of a heart attack yesterday (Dec. 17) in New York. He was 65. Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville…

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