1. The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at James Brown's key April 1968 Boston Garden concert -- as well as his overall legacy. By the late '60s, notes Boston Globe contributor Sullivan, James Brown was "Soul Brother Number One to black America." On April 5, 1968, one day after the assassination of Martin…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Haroon Shamsher, who with his brother Farook, was the mainstay of Joi, a leading British-Asian fusion group and sound system, dies of a heart attack. He is 33.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Radney Foster becomes a new dad. The Arista Austin recording artist and former member of Foster & Lloyd and his wife, Cyndi Hoezle are the parents of baby boy, Jackson Butterfield Fo 2003 - Barry White, the R&B crooner renowned for his deep, erotic baritone,…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom to two to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in April. 2001 - Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom…