1. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin executive editor Craig Marks. Manson's action is in response to a multimillion-dollar suit Marks filed the month before 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of…

  2. Chart Beat

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The rewriting of chart history by "High School Musical" is tackled in this week's column, as is news on John Corbett, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, James Blunt and Natasha Bedingfield. 'FREE' THROW: Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens are actors, so it's likely…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>R&B singer/pianist Charles Brown, 76, dies of congestive heart failure in Oakland, Calif. Brown scored his first hit, "Drifting Blues," in 1946 with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers.<br 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating…

  4. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.<br 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at…

  7. LeAnn & Smokey Fete Elton

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes and Smokey Robinson duet at the Society of Singers' 2005 Ella award ceremony. LeAnn Rimes and Smokey Robinson duet on Elton John's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" at the 14th annual Ella awards Oct. 10 in Beverly Hills, Calif., where John was honored. Michael…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  9. Billboard Bits: Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Willie Hutch died Monday (Sept. 19) of undisclosed causes in Dallas. He was 59. Best known for his work at Motown, his association with the label began in 1970 when record producer Hal Davis asked Hutch to help complete…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>"My Soul," Coolio's follow-up to 1995's multi-platinum "Gangsta's Paradise," is released on Tommy Boy.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers…

  11. Reeves Advances In Detroit Council Race

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Martha Reeves felt like dancing. "I want to jump around up in here, but we're in the VIP room and everyone is being very sophisticated," Reeves said early today (Aug. 3) following a succ Motown legend Martha Reeves felt like dancing. "I want to jump around up…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blade 2003 - Celia Cruz dies of a brain tumor at the age of 77. 2002 - 26-year-old…

  14. Smokey Retrospective Boasts New Songs

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Soul legend Smokey Robinson has recorded the new songs "My World" and "Fallin'" for the retrospective "My World: The Definitive Collection." Soul legend Smokey Robinson has recorded the new songs "My World" and "Fallin'" for the…

  15. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the aptly named "Motown Remixed"…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international gr 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist…

  17. Judge Assures Jurors Jackson Was Ill

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson returned to court today (Feb. 22) after a week's delay, and the judge assured prospective jurors that the singer really had been ill and there was no plot to put off his child molestat Michael Jackson returned to court today (Feb. 22) after a week's delay, and the…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  20. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were…

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