1. Legendary Producer Sam Phillips Dies

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him sing songs for his mother, has died. Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stag 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001. 2001 - Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Andrea Bocelli is honored for his outstanding contribution to music at the third Classical Brit Awards. 2002 - Andrea Bocelli is honored for his outstanding contribution to music at the third Classical Brit Awards. 1999 - Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rhett Akins,…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  8. New Celine Album Due In March

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring. To coincide with the launch of her Las Vegas extravaganza, international superstar Celine Dion will release a new album this spring. The diva's upcoming…

  9. 3ask

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. DRIVING WITH CELINE Hi, I heard a dance re-make of the Roy Orbison/Cyndi Lauper song "I Drove All Night" the other day. It was by Celine Dion. Is…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Dixie Chicks, the Monument Label, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Womack, James Taylor, and Alizee by "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson. MONUMENTAL: Fred Foster founded the Monument label in 1958 and ran it until the 1980s, when he sold his company to Sony Music.…

  13. Sun Records: The 50th Anniversary Collection

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT When revered producer Sam Phillips dies, his obituary will no doubt be led with the fact that his Sun label provided the springboard for rock'n'roll luminaries Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. When revered producer Sam Phillips dies, his obituary will no doubt be led with…

  14. Classic Tracks Set For Sun Records Compilation

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison will be among those featured on a 44-song, two-disc set chronicling the history of Sun Records. Due Aug. 6 fr Recordings from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison…

  15. Orbison's Widow Sues Documentary Filmmakers

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Roy Orbison's widow has filed a $10 million lawsuit against documentary production companies she claims owe her money and misrepresented their relationships with television networks. Barbara Orbison P Roy Orbison's widow has filed a $10 million lawsuit against documentary production…

  16. George Harrison Dies At 58

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58. Harrison died George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual…

  17. Vital Reissues

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT These reissues—the first trio in a complete, thematic Rhino rollout of Elvis Costello's entire back catalog—set a new standard for the remastering, repackaging, and reconsideration of a ELVIS COSTELLO My Aim IS True RESSIUE Producers: Gary Stewart and Val Jennings,Bill Inglor and Andrew…

  18. Every Song I Write Is for You

    July 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While sad songs are an integral part of the country music canon, this record contains some of the saddest ever. While sad songs are an integral part of the country music canon, this record contains some of the saddest ever. Watson is a strong, authoritative vocalist and a sturdy songwriter,…

  19. k.d. lang Live Album, Video Due

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. will release k.d. lang's first concert album, "Live By Request," Aug. 14. Originally captured as her performance for the A&E cable network series of the same name, the title will also Warner Bros. will release k.d. lang's first concert album, "Live By…

  20. Chet Atkins Dies In Nashville

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, died Saturday at his home in Nashville of cancer. He was 77. Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, died Saturday at his home in…

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