1. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees Thursday (Ma Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray…

  2. R&B Artist/Songwriter Gene McFadden Dies

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist/songwriter Gene McFadden, best known as half of the Philly soul duo McFadden & Whitehead, died Friday (Jan. 27) of cancer at his home in Philadelphia. He was 56. R&B vocalist/songwriter Gene McFadden, best known as half of the Philly soul duo McFadden & Whitehead,…

  3. Veteran Vocalist Lou Rawls Dies At 72

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to record such classic tunes as "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," died Friday of cancer. He was 72. Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to…

  4. Billboard Bits: John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli In the wake of the May 2004 shooting death of R&B songwriter/artist John Whitehead, his widow Elnor has created the John Whitehead There's No Stoppin' the Music Foundation and plans to open the John C. Whitehead Charter School for…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  6. I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three Grammy Awards in three years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have reached a pinnacle of recognition long-denied them during their 60-plus-year career (which has spawned just as many albums). With three Grammy Awards in three years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have reached a pinnacle of…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  8. Eli and The Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, Gonna Take a Miracle

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Laura Nyro's immortality is re-affirmed by Columbia/Legacy's initial three entries—replete with bonus material—in an expanded and remastered Columbia/Nyro catalog reissue schedule. LAURA NYRO Eli and the Thirteenth Confession REISSUE PRODUCER: Al Quaglieri ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Charlie…

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