Bing Crosby

  1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' Returns to Top 20

    December 11, 2014 9:59 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift’s 1989 held firm at No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week, while AC/DC’s Rock or Bust debuted at No. 3. One more album arrived in the top 10: Mary J. Blige’s The London Sessions , which lau ...

  2. George Strait Rides Away From the Center of His Industry

    March 25, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Technology plays an enormous role in what entertainment succeeds at any given time. When recordings evolved from an experimental novelty to a mature business during the 20th century, both sound and visual recordings changed to accommodate those ad ...

  3. Bing Crosby's First Wife Denied Value of His Publicity Rights

    January 31, 2014 3:35 AM EST It's better to be a living famous person than a dead famous person, but being a dead famous person isn't all bad. Michael Jackson made $160 million between June 2012 and June 2013, according to Forbes . Elvis Presley earned $55 million i ...

  4. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  5. Mariah Carey Tops First 2012 Holiday Songs Chart

    November 29, 2012 5:11 PM EST With Black Friday behind us, the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Billboard.biz. Like the Billboard Hot 100, but solely for yuletide tracks (of all eras), the 50-position-deep Holiday Songs-chart ranks the most popular seasonal songs ...

  6. Andy Williams Chart Legacy: 42 Hot 100 Hits, 4 Adult Contemporary No. 1s

    September 26, 2012 5:49 PM EDT Andy Williams will be remembered as a "middle-of-the-road" singer, a term that we now call "Adult Contemporary," but that may not be an accurate way of remembering the crooner who scored 42 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 (and it ...

  7. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Singer, Dead at 84

    September 26, 2012 10:12 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you wer ...

  8. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural cau ...

  9. This Week in Music History: Bing Crosby Got Runover By A Grandma; Virgin Megastore's 10-Year Plan

    December 19, 2011 12:13 PM EST : Bing Crosby Got Run Over By A Grandma Billboard, Dec. 21, 1985, page 57 Which holiday favorite tops the Billboard Christmas singles chart in the Dec. 19, 1985 issue? In a shocking turn of events, it isn't Bing Crosby's traditional ...

  10. Justin Bieber Brightens Billboard 200 Chart With No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Justin Bieber continues to break records on Billboard's charts, as his "Under the Mistletoe" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collection is the first ...

  11. Business Matters: Sony, Jonas Bros, 'Idol,' HMV and more

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A LOOK AT SONY'S STRATEGY, REVENUE AND PROFIT -- The 360 deal is on a publicity tour. A week after Fast Company highlighted Warner Music Group ’s adaptation to a changed music industry through multi-rights deals, the New York Times does the s ...

  12. Country Songwriter Cindy Walker Dies

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country Music Hall of Famer was 87. Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Cindy Walker, whose songs were recorded by stars ranging from Bing Crosby to Elvis Presley, died Thursday, said her niece, Carol Adams. She was 87. Walker's songs were ...

  13. 'Tonight Show' Bandleader Henderson Dies

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning conductor was 87. Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader, died Mond ...

  14. Attorney-Client Privilege Ends With Death

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled Feb. 1 (Reuters) -- Communications fro ...

  15. Court: Bing's Legal Privilege Ended in Death

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled yester Communications from Bing Crosby ...

  16. Presley, Crosby Films Named To Nat'l Registry

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two music-driven movies are among the 25 selected this year for the National Film Registry. The Registry annually recognizes works its committee deems to be culturally, historically or aesthetically s Two music-driven movies are among the 25 selec ...

  17. Procol Harum Shades Rivals In PPL Survey

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Procol Harum's 1967 classic "A Whiter Shade of Pale" has been named as the most-played record of the past 70 years in the United Kingdom, in a chart compiled by collecting society PPL (Phonographic Pe Procol Harum's 1967 classi ...