1. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MEDICAL CHART…

  2. May 29, 2009

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, Calif., four years after his…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from…

  4. Procol Harum's Booker Wins Back 'Pale' Rights

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker today (April 4) won his court battle over royalty rights to the band's most famous hit, the 1967 song "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker today (April 4) won his court battle over royalty rights to the band's most…

  5. Singer Appeals 'Whiter Shade Of Pale' Ruling

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The lead singer of British band Procol Harum is appealing a judgment awarding the group's former organist 40 percent of the royalties from their iconic hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale." The lead singer of British band Procol Harum is appealing a judgment awarding the group's…

  6. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from…

  8. Underground Garage

    January 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Did anybody see the news article about Matthew Fisher winning a composition credit on Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale"? Did anybody see the news article about Matthew Fisher winning a composition credit on Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale"? It struck…

  9. Procol Harum Keyboardist Wins Royalty Dispute

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST The former keyboard player from rock band Procol Harum today (Dec. 20) won a share of future earnings from seminal 1967 hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale," which has sold around 10 million copies worldwide. The former keyboard player from rock band Procol Harum today (Dec. 20) won a share…

  10. Organist Suing For 'Whiter Shade' Copyright

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over authorship of one of the decade's most iconic songs. Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.<br clear="none" 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Brenda Fassie is posthumously honored at the 10th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs), held at Sun City, outside Johannesburg. Fassie _ who died May 9 _ is recognized with the pres 2004 - Brenda Fassie is posthumously honored at the 10th annual South African…

  13. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany. 1999 - The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing…

  15. George Harrison Guests On Bill Wyman Album

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST A former Beatle teams up with an ex-Rolling Stone on the upcoming two-CD set by Bill Wyman and his group of famous friends, the Rhythm Kings. Aptly titled "Double Bill," the group's fourth album is se A former Beatle teams up with an ex-Rolling Stone on the upcoming two-CD set…