1. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  2. 33TunesOnTV

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 11-17, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 11 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Thalía (also scheduled: Erin Brodie, Andy Richter). "VH1 All Access: Hot Mamas," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "Dreaming of You," her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debut 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "Dreaming of You…

  5. Harlemm Lee Wins 'Fame'

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT NBC's reality series/talent contest "Fame" came to an end last night (July 23) with the selection of Michigan native Harlemm Lee as the winner. NBC's reality series/talent contest "Fame" came to an end last night (July 23) with the selection of Michigan native…

  6. Epic Preps Blondie Set For International Release

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blondie will release its first studio album for Epic, "The Curse of Blondie," Sept. 18 in Australia and Japan and Oct. 6 in Europe. The band's manager, Allen Kovac, is understood to be in negotiations Blondie will release its first studio album for Epic, "The Curse of…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  8. Koch Inks Bangles, Album Due In September

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment has signed the Bangles for the U.S. The album "Doll Revolution," featuring original band members Susanna Hoffs (guitar), Debbi Peterson (drums), Vicki Peterson (guitar) and Michael Koch Entertainment has signed the Bangles for the U.S. The album "Doll…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics make their online starring debut in "Rip Van Nelly," a Macromedia Flash Game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wak 2001 - Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics…

  10. Knight, Gibson To Judge 'Juniors'

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Gladys Knight and Deborah Gibson have signed on to be judges on Fox's "American Juniors." The TV talent show is the spinoff to the network's "American Idol." In addition to Knight and Gibson as regul Gladys Knight and Deborah Gibson have signed on to be judges on…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2001 - Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal make their Grand Ole Opry debuts. 2000 - At Lynn Anderson's annual Fan Fair fan club party at Spence Manor's guitar-shaped swimming pool,…

  12. Films Herald Fahl Solo Set

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The fact that Mary Fahl's songs are influenced by movies has proved to be a boon for Odyssey/Sony Classical, which released her debut solo album, "The Other Side of Time," May 6. The disc has already been heralded by "Going…

  13. Exploding Plastic Pleasure

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few months ago, Blow-Up's overseas release, In Technicolor, was embraced by the global electroclash scene. Now retooled for the U.S. A few months ago, Blow-Up's overseas release, In Technicolor, was embraced by the global electroclash scene. Now retooled for the U.S., the disco…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assaul 2001 - Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - Conductor Sir Simon…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  17. Living in America

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT During a recent performance at the Mercury Lounge in New York, Sweden's Sounds displayed a feisty knack for delivering punk-splashed, synth-fueled pop music—the kind you can't help but dance to During a recent performance at the Mercury Lounge in New York, Sweden's Sounds…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  19. NBC Has Eye On 'Fame' Seekers

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT First there was "Fame" the 1980 movie, the music from which won Oscars for best original song ("Fame") and best original score. Then there was "Fame" the TV drama, which ran from 1982 to 1987, and fea First there was "Fame" the 1980 movie, the music…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Peggy March and Beth. STILL FOLLOWING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: In 1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided single "Don't Be Cruel" \ "Hound Dog" set a record by remaining No. 1 for 11 weeks. That was the longest-running No. 1…

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