1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1989 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another Day in Paradise," Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another Day in Paradise," Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1977 - No. 1…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simulta 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on…

  4. A Q&A With Phil Ramone

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Chances are Phil Ramone has produced the soundtrack to your life -- literally. Dubbed the Pope of Pop by his peers, the nine-time Grammy Award winner is one of the modern music era's most enduring, influential producers. Possessed with…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 15-21, 2003). Christmas is still coming and holiday programming is still warming up your television this week. Among the sounds of the season: &#149; "Jingle Ball Rock" - Monday night, Fox will…

  6. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  7. Metallica Film Filled With 'Monster' Revelations

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's…

  8. Documents Reveal Grim Spector Case Details

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Authorities responding to a 911 call at the home of record producer Phil Spector in February found a blood-spattered gun, broken teeth and the body of an actress who had been shot in the mouth, accord Authorities responding to a 911 call at the California home of record producer Phil Spector…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  10. Let It Be . . . Naked

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some Fab Four fans have already blown their stacks online about this somewhat misguided revision of the Beatles' 1970 album. Some Fab Four fans have already blown their stacks online about this somewhat misguided revision of the Beatles' 1970 album. The notion was to return to the…

  11. Collins Plans 'First Farewell' Trek

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Phil Collins will kick off his First Final Farewell Tour in June 2004. Whether the run will actually be the last for the former Genesis member or its moniker is a tongue-in-cheek comment similar to th Phil Collins will kick off his First Final Farewell Tour in June 2004. Whether the run will…

  12. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  13. Starsailor Sets Course For North America

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The tour will kick off Jan. 15 in Detroit and hit 16 North American markets. British rock act Starsailor has set a North American tour for next year, in support of its sophomore album "Silence Is Easy" (Capitol). The set, which debuted in September at No. 2 in the band's native…

  14. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when the Statler Brothers play their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.</b> 2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  18. Peter Gabriel Gets Intimate

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tonight (Nov. 21), he will play in Cardiff, Wales, as part of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal. Peter Gabriel will play two intimate shows this weekend as a precursor to his previously announced appearance Nov. 29 at an AIDS benefit concert in Cape Town, South Africa. Tonight (Nov. 21),…

  19. Phil Spector Charged With Murder

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary record producer Phil Spector, charged with murder in the shooting death of an actress at his California hilltop mansion, told his chauffeur that night that he thought he had "killed somebody Legendary record producer Phil Spector, charged with murder in the shooting death of an…

  20. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beatles Ever Seen A Grown Man... 'Naked'? In a move that has been bantered about for years, a new edition of the Beatles' 1970 swan song "Let It Be" will be released this week internationally by EMI. Now dubbed "Let It Be ... Naked," the album has been…

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