1. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Country singer George Jones walks out of the hospital 13 days after a near fatal traffic accident. Jones, 67, thanks Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors and nurses before climbi 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications…

  2. Ask Billboard

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Julia Fordham, Pink, Destiny's Child and TLC. SEEKING JULIA Hi Keith, I am huge fan of Julia Fordham's work. Her last three albums -- "Concrete Love," "That's Life" and "That's Live" are all great -- as…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Trail-blazing Brazilian composer/guitarist Luis Bonfa dies of cancer in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 78. Bonfa wrote the bossa nova score for the 1959 film "Black Orpheus," which introdu 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>An auction of some of Frank Sinatra's possessions earns him $2,072,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the…

  6. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Teenage U.K. R&B vocalist Craig David wins a record three MasterCard Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at London's Alexandra Palace. He is named best U.K. newcomer and wins awards 2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The voice of Bob Marley ushers satellite radio onto the air, promising listeners greater variety on the dial _ for a price _ with the launch of XM Satellite Radio.<br clear="none"/><br c 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the…

  9. Etheridge Energized On 'Greatest Hits'

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Led by her newly recorded cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee," Melissa Etheridge will on Oct. 4 release the retrospective "Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled." Led by her newly recorded cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee," Melissa Etheridge will on Oct. 4…

  10. Lola

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With 'No Strings' attached, Parisian hailing artist fills dancefloors Paris-born Lola is heating up dance floors with the suggestive single, "No Strings," which debuted at No. 46 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart in the Sept. 3 issue of the magazine. It's…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1986 - </b>David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is released from prison after serving time for drug and weapons charges.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Indian students stage a Peace Festival in Mumbai for the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing to protest their country's recent nuclear weapons testing. Peace Together 98, on the campus 2004 - Funk legend Rick James is found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT at his Los…

  13. Wright Calls On Females To Be Role Models

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "We have moved backward, with women in music allowing themselves to be presented as sexual objects again," says R&B recording artist Jaguar Wright, "and in more graphic and demeaning ways than eve "We have moved backward, with women in music allowing themselves to be…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. REMEMBERING LUTHER Dear Fred, I expect many will write about the passing of Luther Vandross this week. A friend just e-mailed me with the miserable news, which must have just broken as the Billboard Web site doesn't mention it yet. I was really…

  15. Joplin Manager Chet Helms Dies

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He w Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at…

  17. Joplin's Old Band Hunts For New 'Pearl'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sam Andrew will soon embark on what mildly might be called a challenging task: to replace his rock band's long-dead singer -- Janis Joplin. Sam Andrew will soon embark on what mildly might be called a challenging task: to replace his rock band's long-dead singer -- Janis Joplin.…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone, Craig Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, Audioslave and more. 'CRY' OUT LOUD: Three weeks after the Grammy performance of "Across the Universe" debuted on Billboard's Hot 100, another performance…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  20. Grammy-Winning 'Genius' Rises To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray Charles earns his first No. 1 album in more than four decades with his final studio set, "Genius Loves Company." The title rockets 15- On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray…

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