1. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago in 1942, where he took up the sax and studied at th 2004 - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is 77.…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago in 1942, where he took up the sax and studied at th 2004 - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is 77.…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1951 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Cry," Johnnie Ray.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a…

  7. 6 Questions With Van Morrison

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rare insight into his country covers album, "Pay the Devil," and future plans. Few long-term recording artists remain as enigmatic as Van Morrison. The Belfast, Ireland-born creator of countless classic albums and songs is notoriously media-wary and prefers to focus his energy on a…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The Artist Formerly Known as Prince files a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that include selling bootlegged recordings and offering 2004 - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer.…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1951 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Cry," Johnnie Ray.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago in 1942, where he took up the sax and studie 2004 - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer.…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Fox Network's hit animated series "The Simpsons" continues its tradition of featuring musical guests in an episode titled "New Kids On The Blecch," in which the members of 'N Sync ad 2001 - The Fox Network's hit animated series …

  13. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…