1. Paul Revere Dick, 'The Madman of Rock & Roll': An Appreciation

    October 05, 2014 7:09 PM EDT In 1775, one Paul Revere, a Massachusetts silversmith by trade, road around the countryside announcing that the British were coming.  Nearly 200 years later, the British had come again and another Paul Revere -- this one an Idaho keyboardist and bandleader -- held the ground for American…

  2. 5 Cool Beach Boys Chart Facts

    May 25, 2012 12:20 PM EDT When "Kokomo" went to No. 1 in November 1988, it gave the Beach Boys the longest span of chart-toppers in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Some 24 years and four months had elapsed between the time "I Get Around" achieved pole position in 1964 and the coronation of…

  3. Doris Day's 'My Heart' To Receive December U.S. Release

    November 10, 2011 5:35 PM EST After "My Heart," legendary singer/actress Doris Day 's first studio album in 17 years, was released in the U.K. in September, the album will finally receive a stateside release on Dec. 2. The 13-song album is dedicated to Day's son, Terry Melcher, who died of melanoma in…

  4. Billboard Bits: Bono Goes Hitchhiking, Moby 'Mildly Electrocuted'

    June 03, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. How Do You Get Backstage At A U2 Concert? Give A Lift to Hitchhiking Bono Gilbert Brule, a hockey player for the Edmonton Oiler, and his girlfriend, Kelsey Nichols, were driving around West Vancouver Tuesday…

  5. Producer Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California sound, died Friday at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California…