1. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  2. Johnny Griffith Of Motown's Funk Brothers Dies

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith died Sunday in Detroit, Billboard Bulletin reports. The cause of death was not disclosed at deadline. He was 66. Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith died Sunday in Detroit, Billboard Bulletin reports. The cause of death was not disclosed at…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

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