1. Donald 'Duck' Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70. …

  2. Huey Lewis Looks Toward Classic Soul on New Album

    October 16, 2010 8:00 AM EDT H uey Lewis & the News recorded some of the most iconic pop-rock of the '80s. They notched two No. 1 albums, including 1983's seven-times platinum-certified "Sports." Although the band has constantly toured, it hasn't released an album of original material since…

  3. May 31, 2009

    May 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Latin bandleader Tito Puente dies in a New York hospital as a result of complications from open-heart surgery. He is 77. 2000 – Singer Johnnie Taylor dies of a heart attack in Dallas. He is 66. 1998 – Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell confirms her departure from The Spice Girls, citing…

  4. May 5, 2009

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering a heart attack and a stroke. He is 70. 1999 – At the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade. 1997 – Gracie Katherine McGraw is born to husband-and-wife country singers…

  5. March 29, 2009

    March 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Bravery is named top band to watch for 2005. 2001 – Pianist John Lewis, leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies of cancer in New York at the age of 80. 1999 – Jazz singer Joe Williams dies in Las Vegas. He is 80. 1993 – “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated film “Aladdin”…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet,…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet,…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Shania Twain begins her first headlining tour, along with a nine-piece band in her Canadian homeland in Sudbury, Ontario.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  10. Peter Gallagher

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although best known for playing Sandy Cohen on "The O.C." and film roles, singing is this actor's lifelong passion. Recently on Fox drama "The O.C.," actor Peter Gallagher showed off his vocal skills by singing Solomon Burke's soul classic "Don't Give…

  11. DREAM BOOGIE: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Guralnick, author of the definitive two-volume Presley bio Last Train to Memphis (1994) and…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  13. Fogerty, Hayes Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the…

  14. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Amy Grant, Sting, Seal, Nelly, P. Diddy, Murphy Lee, Tyrone Davis, the Isley Brothers and Johnnie Taylor. GRANTED: Amy Grant debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart with her new CD, "Simple Things" (Word/Curb).…

  17. There's No Good in Goodbye

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Listening to this CD is like being back in contact with an old friend. Listening to this CD is like being back in contact with an old friend. Before his untimely passing in 2000, veteran R&B singer Johnnie Taylor ("Who's Making Love," "Disco Lady") still reigned…

  18. CHART BEAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor, Clay Aiken, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Mary J. Blige , Clay Aiken , Fred Bronson , Johnnie Taylor …

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor and Clay Aiken. MUCH O' BLIGE: Mary J. Blige collects her 15th top-10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, as her latest song "Love at 1st Sight" (Geffen) leaps 19…

  20. Billboard Bits: Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Roadrunner, Johnnie Taylor, Twiztid Roadrunner Records has made its entire catalog available as downloads on its Web site , Billboard Bulletin reports. The New York-based rock label has launched an online store, the Vault, offering downloads in the Windows Media format for 99 cents…

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