1. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.<br clear="none"/> 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago&…

  2. 27OnTV

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 10 "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Teddy Geiger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ne-Yo. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Fray (also featured: Michael Douglas, John Witherspoon). "The…

  3. Chart Beat

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Nelly Furtado, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, George Strait and Paris Hilton. TWO 'LOOSE' TRACKS HOLD POLE POSITIONS: Nelly Furtado is No. 1 on the singles chart whether you live in the United States or the United Kingdom, but which track depends on your country of…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado puts pop on the backburner, Keane gets serious, Frank Black doubles up and Diana Ross is unearthed in this week's Hot Product. A CD/DVD combo from Madonna, "I'm Going To Tell You a Secret" (Warner Bros.), chronicling her 2004 Re-Invention tour. The latest…

  5. Billboard Bits: R&B Foundation Awards, Fruitgum Co, Blue October

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among the stable of presenters for the 14th R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards. Hosted by Smokey Robinson and Patt Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among…

  6. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digital downloads. While the frequent turnover…

  8. Teene Marie Polishes 'Sapphire'

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." Soul singer Teena Marie will on May 9 release her second Cash Money Classics/Universal album, "Sapphire." The set features appearances from legendary crooner/former…

  9. Smokey Robinson Pledges 'Timeless Love'

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Motown legend Smokey Robinson delves into the Great American Songbook on "Timeless Love," an album of standards due June 13 via Universal's New Door imprint. Motown legend Smokey Robinson delves into the Great American Songbook on "Timeless Love," an album of…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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