Memphis, Tennessee

  1. Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dead at 83

    June 24, 2013 12:06 AM EDT Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road," died Sunday. He was 83. Rodd Bland said his father died abou ...

  2. How Priscilla Presley Turned Elvis' Graceland Into Big Business 30 Years Ago

    June 13, 2012 7:47 AM EDT The Graceland website homepage MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making b ...

  3. Rick Ross Doesn't Appear at Memphis Show After Suffering Seizure

    October 15, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Hours after suffering a medical episode that forced a Delta Air Lines plane to return to Florida so he could be taken to the hospital, rapper Rick Ross tweeted that he still planned to perform as scheduled in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday evening. &qu ...

  4. Elvis Week Hits Stride As Buyout Talks Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. At the same time, thousands of Elvis fans have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week, the an ...

  5. Rock Hall To Mark Anniversary With Elvis Exhibit

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans to celebrate its 15th birthday with a look back at the year rock's king turned 21. An exhibit of photos taken of Elvis Presley in 1956 by Alfred Wertheimer will open Sept. 13 at the hall. The hall said Tue ...

  6. Songwriter Margaret Ann Rich Dies

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Margaret Ann Rich, widow of country star Charlie Rich, has died aged 76 following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Margaret Ann Rich, who died at home in Memphis, TN, on July 22, was a founding member of the Memphis branch of NAR ...

  7. Producer Willie Mitchell Dies

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Willie Mitchell, a record producer and musician who worked with Al Green and dozens of others, has died. He was 81. Mitchell's son, Lawrence Mitchell, said his father suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec. 19 and died at Methodist University Hospi ...

  8. Elvis Album At The Center Of U.K. Copyright Row

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. distributor Cargo Records has pulled the plug on an Elvis Presley release after Sony BMG Music Enterainment in the U.K. sent out a letter threatening legal action, Billboard.biz has learned. In one of the clearest signs to-date of Sony BMG� ...

  9. Elvis Week Draws 75K To Memphis

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billed as the "largest celebration of Elvis in history," Elvis Week 2007 drew an estimated 75,000 devotees to festivities in Memphis, Tenn., according to Graceland and Memphis city officials. The Aug. 9-19 event was in dedication of cult ...

  10. Ticketmaster, Live At The Garden Team

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The annual Live at the Garden summer concert series in Memphis, Tenn., is teaming up with Ticketmaster to provide ticketing and event marketing services for all events at the 96-acre Memphis Botanic Garden. Under terms of the multi-year deal, Tick ...

  11. Love's Arthur Lee Dies Of Leukemia

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Died yesterday (Aug. 3) in Memphis. Died yesterday (Aug. 3) in Memphis. News ...

  12. On The Road

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans-based music festival the Ponderosa Stomp will take place May 8-10 at the Gibson Guitar factory in downtown Memphis. Read Ray Waddell's column. New Orleans-based music festival the Ponderosa Stomp will take place May 8-10 at the Gi ...

  13. Stones Take $162M With '05 Trek

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first leg wrapped Dec. 3 in Memphis. The first leg wrapped Dec. 3 in Memphis. News ...

  14. Voodoo Music Experience Returns To New Orleans

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Oct. 29 Riverview Park. After being moved to Memphis in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Voodoo Music Experience will return to its original home of New Orleans for the first of its two-night duration. The Oct. 29 show at New Orlea ...

  15. Exclusive: Voodoo Music Experience Moving To Memphis

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Voodoo Music Experience, which was to be held in New Orleans Oct. 29-30, has been moved to Memphis' Tom Lee Park in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The Voodoo Music Experience, which was to be held in ...

  16. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn Survives Shooting

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy winner was shot in temple. A man suspected of shooting Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn during an attempted carjacking was arrested after a 5 1/2-hour standoff with police. Cohn, who had a hit with the song "Walking in Memphi ...

  17. Elvis Presley

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the heat of the Memphis summer, every year, they come. Legions of Elvis Presley fans arrive in this city for Elvis Week every August to celebrate the life that ended on Aug. 16, 1977, and the legac In the heat of the Memphis summer, every year, ...

  18. Saliva

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its third album, the Memphis five-piece continues to wave the flag for no-frills hard rock. On its third album, the Memphis five-piece continues to wave the flag for no-frills hard rock. News ...

  19. Bluesman 'Gatemouth' Moore Dies At 90

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore died Wednesday in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He was 90. Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore died Wednesday in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He was 90. Born in Top ...

  20. Retail Track

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Value Central's purchase of a Music Network store coincides with its sponsorship of the Memphis Heroes Awards. Read Ed Christman's column. Value Central's purchase of a Music Network store coincides with its sponsorship of the Memph ...

  21. Retail Track

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Value Central's purchase of a Music Network store coincides with its sponsorship of the Memphis Heroes Awards. Read Ed Christman's column. Value Central's purchase of a Music Network store coincides with its sponsorship of the Memph ...

  22. Retail Track

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Value Central's purchase of a Music Network store coincides with its sponsorship of the Memphis Heroes Awards. Read Ed Christman's column. Value Central's purchase of a Music Network store coincides with its sponsorship of the Memph ...