Mississippi Blues Trail

  1. Grammy Museum in Mississippi Set to Break Ground Next Month, Open in 2015

    February 08, 2013 2:02 PM EST The Grammy Museum is heading to the crossroads in 2015. A second Grammy Museum slated to open in Cleveland, Miss., adjacent to Delta State University, is getting closer to reality. Grammy Museum executive director Bob Santelli, Patrick Gallaghe ...

  2. Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley Hot 100 Mark

    September 27, 2012 5:00 AM EDT He'll always be the King of Rock and Roll, but when it comes to the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, Elvis Presley's longstanding record total gives way to a new stats king: Lil Wayne. As he debuts as a featured artist (with ...

  3. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  4. B.B. King Sued Over Efforts to Stop Biographical Movie

    April 10, 2012 1:53 PM EDT A filmmaker is suing B.B. King for allegedly interfering with his autobiographical film, B.B. King and I , about his long relationship with the blues legend and his success in helping King get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. King Size Film P ...

  5. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

    October 25, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Michael Jackson has once again topped Forbes' annual list of the year's top-earning deceased celebrities. The iconic pop star, who died June 25, 2009, was estimated to have accumulated $170 million in earnings over the past year. This ma ...

  6. 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Last of the Delta Blues Legends, Dies at 96

    August 29, 2011 8:18 PM EDT David "Honeyboy" Edwards, a Delta blues guitarist and lifetime Grammy Award recipient who said he was there when iconic bluesman Robert Johnson took his last drink of poisoned whiskey, has died. He was 96. Edwards died of congestive hear ...

  7. The Grammy Museum Celebrates Mississippi: Photos

    February 11, 2011 9:40 AM EST (Photo by Phil Gallo) The blues was the central topic of conversation at the Grammy Museum Thursday as the Mississippi Development Authority's Dept. of Tourism premiered a new video on the state's musical history and presented three musi ...

  8. New Chess Records Film To Bow This Spring

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A new feature film about legendary label Chess Records is on the way. "Who Do You Love" tells the story of label founders and siblings Leonard and Phil Chess. Set to open in theaters in April, the film stars Alessandro Nivola ("June ...

  9. Elvis Presley Box Set Due Dec. 8

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A few months after the Beatles box sets made retailers scramble to fill orders, the King of Rock 'n' Roll is getting the royal treatment. Legacy Recordings is marking Elvis Presley's 75th birthday in January with a 100-song box set ...

  10. B.B. King Returns To International Stage

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST B.B. King will return to the stage in a series of arena concerts in the U.K., three years after announcing his retirement from international touring. According to a statement, "popular demand " has led the 83-year old blues legend to sch ...

  11. B.B. King Club To Cut Ticket Prices For Unemployed

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Times have been tough for those who have been laid off from their jobs in recent months, but the B.B. King Blues Club in New York is doing its part to ease their troubles. For the month of February, the venue is cutting all ticket prices for eveni ...

  12. Bo Diddley Dies At Age 79

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according to his spokesperson. He was 79. Diddley suffered a stroke last spring and had a heart attack last August, from which he never fully recovered. Since then ...

  13. Songwriter Davis Dead At 60

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul Davis, a singer and songwriter whose soft rock hit "I Go Crazy" stayed at the top of the charts for weeks after its release in 1977, has died at a Mississippi hospital. Davis died Tuesday at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, the ...

  14. Hill Release's "Mama" On Web

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill has released her performance of Elvis Presley's classic "That's Alright Mama" on her Web site, faithhill.com. After originally recording both "Mama" and "Peace In The Valley" for "Viva Las Ve ...

  15. Bo Diddley Stable After Heart Attack

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bo Diddley is in stable condition at a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The 78-year-old artist complained of dizziness and nausea during a routine medical checkup Friday, said publicist Susan Clary. She said Diddley suffered a hear ...

  16. It's Good To Be B.B. King

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three months. That was the longest stretch B.B. King ever took off from the road. Six weeks in, however, that old antsy feeling came knocking. "I was married then, and I'd promised my wife I would take off for a while," King says. & ...

  17. B.B. King Blues Fest To Feature Green, James

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King, Al Green and Etta James will embark on a 14-city trek beginning July 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Miami, and wrapping Sept. 9 at the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards Theatre in Murphys, Calif., Billboard.biz has learned. ...

  18. Jackson Arrives For Tokyo Meet-And-Greets

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has arrived in Tokyo ahead of two events, which he will attend here on March 8 and 9. The singer was originally scheduled to appear at two events in Tokyo in December, but they were postponed. "I'm happy to be home," ...

  19. Jackson's Finances At Center Of Trial

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit by former associate is headed for a trial. A year after Michael Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges, a lawsuit by a former associate is headed for a trial that will put Jackson's chaotic financial dealings in the spotlight ...

  20. Malaco and Select-O-Hits Buy AIR Gospel

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT AIR CEO Alan Freeman will continue as a consultant. Malaco Music Group and Select-O-Hits have purchased Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) for an undisclosed price. One of the gospel music community’s best-known independents, the 25-year-o ...

  21. Foghat's Rod Price Dead At 57

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guitarist worked with Muddy Waters, more. Guitarist worked with Muddy Waters, more. News ...

  22. Beat Box

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran producer Bobby O releases his first new studio album since 1988, when he released a cover of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" on his Bobcat label. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Veteran producer Bobby O releases his ...

  23. Elvis Is 1,000th U.K. Chart King

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller "One Night" (RCA) returned to No. 1 in the United Kingdom yesterday (Jan. 16), becoming the 1,000th chart-topper in the history of the national singles chart. Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller &quo ...

  24. Elvis Is 1,000th U.K. Chart King

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller "One Night" (RCA) returned to No. 1 in the United Kingdom yesterday (Jan. 16), becoming the 1,000th chart-topper in the history of the national singles chart. Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller &quo ...

  25. Global Pulse

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST RCA will mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth by reissuing 18 of the King's hit singles. Read Tom Ferguson's column. RCA will mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth by reissuing 18 of the King's h ...

  26. Elvis: 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley wasn't just the king of rock'n'roll. As his Billboard chart history attests, he also was the king of crossover. Also, a look at the franchise, legacy and fans. Elvis Presley wasn't just the king of rock'n ...

  27. 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, ...

  28. The Elvis Detective: Jorgensen Preserves Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The year was 1999. Ernst Mikael Jorgensen sat nervously in the lobby of the Hotel Nikko in Beverly Hills, Calif. A man who grew up reading detective novels in his native Denmark, he was about to exper The year was 1999. Ernst Mikael Jorgensen sat ...

  29. Nightwish 'Once' Again At Euro Chart Summit

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis single makes chart impression. Elvis single makes chart impression. News ...

  30. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...

  31. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...

  32. Guy, James Take Home Handy Awards

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King named blues entertainer of the year. B.B. King named blues entertainer of the year. News B.B. King ...