1. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Tony Bennett is rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett is just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President and Mrs. Clinton wh 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  2. Ono Driver Indicted, Jailed Without Bail

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec. 19) on a charge of first-degree attempted grand larceny and jailed without bail because the judge said he is The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec.…

  3. Yoko Ono Chauffeur Arrested In Extortion Plot

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST A chauffeur for Yoko Ono was arrested Wednesday for trying to extort $2 million from her by threatening to circulate embarrassing photos of her, and he also spoke of killing her and son Sean Lennon, p A chauffeur for Yoko Ono was arrested Wednesday for trying to extort $2 million from her by…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  5. Ono Not Pursuing Full Lawsuit Against Capitol

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation against EMI Group's Capitol Records at this time over royalties due from the Beatles' recordings. Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation…

  6. Ono Sues Labels Over Lennon Royalties

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono sued music company EMI Group PLC and a subsidiary for $10 million today (Oct. 19), claiming she was cheated out of royalties due from the sale of recordings by her late husband, John Lennon. Yoko Ono sued music company EMI Group PLC and a subsidiary for $10 million today (Oct. 19),…

  7. McLachlan To Get Busy On Next CD After Holidays

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sarah McLachlan fans better enjoy the Canadian singer/songwriter's new Christmas album, "Wintersong," because it may be awhile before they hear anything more from her. Sarah McLachlan fans better enjoy the Canadian singer/songwriter's new Christmas album, "Wintersong,…

  8. SEAN LENNON, "Friendly Fire"

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dedicated to the memory of his best friend -- who ultimately betrayed Lennon by way of an affair with the singer's longtime girlfriend -- "Friendly Fire" is an exquisite rumination on deception, dislo Dedicated to the memory of his best friend -- who ultimately betrayed Lennon…

  9. EMI Likely To Appeal Ruling In Beatles Suit

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group PLC, said today (Aug. 31) it is likely to appeal a ruling yesterday in a New York court allowing the Beatles to proceed with litigation against the music company. EMI Group PLC, said today (Aug. 31) it is likely to appeal a ruling yesterday in a New York court allowing the Beatles…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Country singer Mark Wills of Marietta, Ga., performs his hit single Jacob's Ladder" for his Grand Ole Opry debut. The singer has new soles and heels put on his boots for the big night.<b 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign…

  11. Lennon Channels Breakup Through Sophomore Album

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. As previously reported , the set is due Sept. 26 via Capitol…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the…

  13. TV Personality/Singer Mike Douglas Dies At 81

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a syndicated television talk show, died today (Aug. 11) on his 81st birthday, his wife said. Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a…

  14. Unreleased Lennon Cuts Enrich Documentary Soundtrack

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The…

  15. Lennon Readies First Album In Eight Years

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eight years after his solo debut, Sean Lennon will return Sept. 26 with the Capitol album "Friendly Fire," which features contributions from Jon Brion, session drummer Matt Chamberlain, Cibo Matto's Y Eight years after his solo debut, Sean Lennon will return Sept. 26 with the…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias gives a free public performance in front of the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie,…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  18. Beatles Musical Set To Open In Las Vegas

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil today (June 30) opens its "Love" celebration of the musical legacy of the Beatles, marking the band's first agr In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys receive the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Boston. The awards recognizes distinguished service to youth.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European…

  20. Underground Garage

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Are you ready for this one? After the Beatles' company Apple Corps sued Apple Computer for copyright infringement,…

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