1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss discuss All Saints, outed artists, Linda Ronstadt and more! I WANT TO BE IN THAT NUMBER Hi Fred, Noticed a funny little thing on the U.K. charts this week (and I'm sure you did as well). The No. 2 single is the U2/Green Day collaboration, "The Saints Are…

  3. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…

  4. Westlife, Jamiroquai Assume Control Of U.K. Charts

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Irish boy band Westlife achieved its 14th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 12), as its version of Bette Midler's 1980 American hit "The Rose" for S/Sony BMG entered at the top. Meanwhile, Jamiroquai Irish boy band Westlife achieved its 14th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 12…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder…

  6. Warwick Surrounded By Stars On Duets Album

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire are just some of the many female singers that will join Dionne Warwick on her upcoming duets effort, "My Friends and Me." Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire are just some of the many female singers that…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss artists who have succeeded in their solo career as well as their group career, Bob Dylan and future book ideas. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESSION Fred: A few weeks ago when Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" catapulted to No. 1, something was…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street.<br clear 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Alicia Keys is…

  10. Bolton, Lauper, Macy Gray Set For 'Celebrity Duets'

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Cyndi Lauper are among the pop stars who will be part of "Celebrity Duets," a new Fox TV show that pairs singers and celebrities trying to prove they can ca Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Cyndi Lauper are among the pop stars…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock bands of the '70s and '80s, dies near Palm Springs, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He is 69. 2005 - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the…

  12. When the Hits Flowed From Philly

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their record company and made pop music history. It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Berlanga, a pop singer and composer who was a leading figure in Madrid's cultural revival after the 1975 death of longtime dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, dies at the age of 42 af 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists…

  14. Hicks Crowned Fifth Season "American Idol"

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a yelp of "Soul Patrol!" silver-haired Southerner Taylor Hicks was crowned the fifth season winner of "American Idol" tonight (May 24). Competing with 22-year-old Katharine McPhee for the fifth c With a yelp of "Soul Patrol!" silver-haired Southerner Taylor…

  15. 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,…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Jones pleads guilty in Franklin, Tenn., to driving while impaired and violating the state's open-container law, in charges stemming from his near-fatal March 6 car accident. Jones 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  17. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. "…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1983 - </b>Pianist Eubie Blake dies at the age of 100.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Country singer/songwriter Sammi Smith dies in Oklahoma City after an extended illness. She is 61. Smith took the Kris Kristofferson-penned "…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>Jerry Garcia crashes a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, Calif. He emerges unscathed.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of &…

  20. Chart Beat

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah ties an Elvis record, 'Georgia' and 'Postman' return to the charts, and American Idols and Madonna are among those making chart news. WHY YOU'LL REMEMBER 'FORGET': It was already Mariah Carey's most successful year on the charts, but she manages…

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