1. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Singer/songwriter Jimmy Driftwood dies in Fayetteville, Ark., of a heart attack. He is 91. Driftwood, who was born James Corbett Morris, was best known for writing the Grammy-winning son 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  2. 2Pac, Elton Begin Third Week At U.K. No. 1

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John started a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 10). On the album chart, John's colleague on the Twenty First Artists m 2Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  5. 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…

  6. Rick James Lives Again On Upcoming Album

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tracks that funk legend Rick James was working on before his death last August will form the new album "Rick James Forever," due Aug. 16 via Sanctuary. Tracks that funk legend Rick James was working on before his death last August will form the new album "Rick James Forever,…

  7. Final Live 8 Show Draws 50,000

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof staged a final Live 8 concert in Edinburgh yesterday (July 6) in a last-ditch bid to press leaders of the wor After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof…

  8. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. Among the acts that have been affected are R.E.M., Queen + Paul Rodgers, Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and his financial partner Don Barden announce intentions to build an entertainment Neverneverland in Detroit. The billion-dollar "Majestic Kingdom" woul 2001 - Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his home in…

  10. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight (July 6) at the last of…

  11. Lil' Kim Sentenced To A Year In Prison

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 sh Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a…

  12. Drive Thru, Doghouse Prep Dylan Tributes

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Mraz, Something Corporate, James Blunt, Steel Train, the Format and former Catatonia vocalist Cerys Matthews are among the artists that have recorded tracks for "Listen to Bob Dylan," a double-d Jason Mraz, Something Corporate, James Blunt, Steel Train, the Format and former…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with…

  14. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  15. 2Pac/Elton Single Leads U.K. Charts Again

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 3), pursued by former classical protege Charlotte Church, who opened "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a…

  16. Lawsuit Against James Brown Dismissed

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Chicago federal judge dismissed a woman's lawsuit that claimed singer James Brown was to blame for her suffering from Graves' disease because he allegedly raped her 17 years ago. A Chicago federal judge dismissed a woman's lawsuit that claimed singer James Brown was to blame…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  18. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  19. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best…

  20. Faith Hill Sets New Album Track List

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional details have surfaced about Faith Hill's highly anticipated new album, "Fireflies." Additional details have surfaced about Faith Hill's highly anticipated new album, "Fireflies." As previously reported , the set will be released Aug. 2 via Warner Bros.…

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