1. May 4, 2009

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. 2000 – Letters to Cleo play their last concert in Boston; they disband the following month. 1992 – Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu of Johnny Clegg & Savuka dies of a gunshot wound…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its fan club. 2006 - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, songs in Italian, Mariah Carey and more! WHERE DID THE 'MEMORY' COME FROM? Dear Fred, This week, "More Than a Memory" by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and No. 12 on the Bubbling Under chart. Yet it&…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision Song Contest, The Shop Boyz, two-sided singles and more! WALES, DOUZE POINTS? Dear Fred, In your reply to Ken Bruin of Scotland in last week's Chart Beat Chat column, you ruminated on the possibility of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its fan club. 2006 - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version of Eurovision. Will it be called "…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>DMX and Lauryn Hill are the big winners at the 1999 Source Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. DMX goes home with artist and live performer of the year, while Hill takes 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1992 - </b>Musician Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu (Dudu Zulu) dies of a gunshot wound in Zululand, South Africa, at age 33. The percussionist, dancer and vocalist was a principal band member of Johnny C 2004 - Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Lynn Odrick sues Anthony "Ant" Banks for allegedly punching her, damaging her vision and breaking her nose with a pool cue on November 25. Banks is one of the West Coast's most prolific 2005 - Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" (RCA)…

  15. ABBA's 'Waterloo' Named Best Eurovision Song

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "All-Time Best Song of the Eurovision Song Contest" Saturday during a show organized on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by Danmarks Radio ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>DMX and Lauryn Hill are the big winners at the 1999 Source Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. DMX goes home with artist and live performer of the year, while Hill takes 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. ANTHONY VS. BACKSTREET BOYS Hi Fred, I just noticed the sudden resurgence of "Incomplete" on Billboard's Hot 100. Do you think this has something to do with Anthony Fedorov singing this song on "American Idol" a…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the great architects of reggae music, dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. A jazz fan, Dodd ori 2004 - Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd,…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

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