1. Mel Stuart, 'Willy Wonka' & 'Wattstax' Director, Dies at 83

    August 10, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Mel Stuart, who documented in soulful style the legendary Wattstax music festival and brought to life Roald Dahl's musical fantasy "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. The surrealist cult classic, about…

  2. 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. …

  3. March 26, 2009

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist Clint Lowery returns to Sevendust to replace Sonny Mayo. 2006 – Swell Maps front man Nikki Sudden dies after a show in New York. He is 49. The cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2005 – Paul Newell Hester of Crowded House commits suicide in Melbourne, Australia. 2004 –…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the…

  6. 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…

  7. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  8. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson visit Hospital Hospitality House in Nashville to raise awareness and support for the facility. HHH provides lodging for 2005 - Despite not having heard a human voice in six months, rapper Foxy Brown,…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2003 - Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham…

  11. Rounder, Sun Expose Archives Digitally

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought-after vintage and long out-of-print works. The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought…

  12. Thomas Saluted With Album, Tribute Concert

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spring. The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spring. Due April 26 via Segue Records, "…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  15. 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…

  16. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  17. Soul 'Survives' On Documentary Soundtrack

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only the Strong Survive," a "musical celebration of soul" from documentary filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. The 13-track collecti Koch Entertainment will on May 6 release the soundtrack to "Only…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 2001 - R&B entertainer Rufus Thomas dies in a Memphis hospital after a short illness. He is 84. 1999 - Country singer Bryan White and Grand Ole Opry member Bill Anderson…

  19. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

  20. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis'…

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