1. Bobby Vee's Children Claim Siblings Are Mishandling Estate

    February 02, 2017 5:52 PM EST Two of Bobby Vee 's four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late pop singer's estate. Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the Stearns County District Court petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff Velline,…

  2. Bobby Vee Remembered as 'Ambassador of Joy' at His Funeral

    November 02, 2016 8:17 PM EDT Pop singer Bobby Vee was given a musical farewell at his funeral with an instrumental version of his No. 1 hit "Take Good Care of My Baby." Vee was remembered as an "ambassador of joy" Wednesday as hundreds of mourners gathered at St. John's Abbey Church in…

  3. Bobby Vee's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT Pop singer Bobby Vee , who died at age 73 on Monday (Oct. 24) after complications from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, was a major force on the Billboard charts throughout the 1960s and one of the very first teen pop idols. Beginning with “Suzie Baby,” Vee entered the Billboard Hot 100 on…

  4. Bobby Vee Has Alzheimer's Disease

    May 01, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed last year. "Needless to say it was a moment that stunned my family and myself to the core,"…

  5. April 30, 2009

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Mariah Carey marries rapper-actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Darrell Sweet of Nazareth suffers a fatal heart attack as the…

  6. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf raved on for six hours with a contingent of…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. Bronson, Are you going to publish your…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic…

  9. Chart Beat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from Sinatra, Jason Mraz, the Cure and more! GIVING US HIS 'BEST': The Billboard album chart as we know it today was born on March 24, 1956. Although it wasn't called The Billboard 200 then, that first survey marked the beginning of an ongoing…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller" being ineligible for The Billboard 200,…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys perform in Washington, D.C., at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the American Red Cross' blood services.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM…

  16. Singer Gene Pitney Dies In Cardiff

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer Gene Pitney, who shot to fame in the 1960s with hits including "24 Hours From Tulsa," has died while on tour in Britain, according to his agent, Jene Levy. Gene Pitney, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whose hits included "Town Without Pity" and "Only…

  17. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  18. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video…

  19. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _ are designated as a historic landmark at a public ceremony. "Thank you all from my heart," Charles tells the audience gath 2004 - The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _…

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