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  1. Lloyd Charmers, Jamaican Musician and Producer, Passes

    December 31, 2012 12:10 PM EST Lloyd Charmers, an accomplished singer, pianist/organist and producer who played a significant role in popularizing reggae in England throughout a career that spanned six decades, suffered a heart attack on Thursday Dec. 27 while driving himself t ...

  2. Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees Dies

    May 20, 2012 7:07 PM EDT Robin Gibb once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died today at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a ...

  3. Lucian Grainge Leads Music Biz Contingent Honored By Queen

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International chairman and chief executive Lucian Grainge heads the U.K. music biz names, ranging from film composers to veteran rockers, on the Queen’s traditional New Year Honors List. Grainge is named a Commander of the Or ...

  4. Australian Composer Richard Meale Dies

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dr Richard Meale, one of Australia's finest composers and a leading light in the country's classical music scene, passed away on Monday (Nov. 23) in his hometown, Sydney. He was 77. Born in 1932, Meale forged successful careers as a cond ...

  5. Denis Handlin Set For APRA Honor

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis Handlin is this year's recipient of the coveted Ted Albert award for outstanding services to Australian music. The accolade, decided by the APRA board of writer and publisher directors, will be pr ...

  6. Plant, Pine Head U.K. Honors List

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is the latest rocker to be honored by the Queen in her traditional New Year Honors List. Plant, currently enjoying success with his "Raising Sand" collaboration with Alison Krauss, is made a CBE (Commande ...

  7. Power Starts New Comedy Fest

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is trying his hand at comedy. The Irish entrepreneur is behind the launch of the Mighty Boosh Festival, to be held July 5 at the 30,000 capacity Hop Farm in Tonbridge, Kent. The following day, the site in south east England will host P ...

  8. Power Returns To U.K. Live Biz

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power, the live music impresario who founded the Mean Fiddler Music Group, is launching a new U.K. festival. Veteran Canadian rocker Neil Young will headline the new one-day festival, A Day at the Hop Farm, in Tonbridge, Kent, southeast Engl ...

  9. Country Singer Kernaghan Named Australian Of The Year

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum country singer Lee Kernaghan was named Australian of the Year in a presentation Jan. 26 during the country's national day of celebrations. The 43-year-old Kernaghan was recognized for his work with drought-ravaged farming commu ...

  10. Royal Honors For Kylie, Parkinson

    December 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, veteran British broadcaster Michael Parkinson and Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills are among the music industry names on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list. The list, based on recommendat ...

  11. Knighthood For Parkinson, Reports Say

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran TV talk-show presenter Michael Parkinson will be knighted in the New Year Honours list, according to reports. The Queen hands out the accolades to individuals each year to reward excellence across the various sectors of British culture. Pa ...

  12. Posthumous Honor For Aussie Rocker Thorpe

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian rocker Billy Thorpe, who died of a heart attack in February aged 60, was posthumously awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list today. Aside from his 40-year career as a songwriter a ...

  13. Stewart Heads New Year Honours List

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran British singer Rod Stewart was among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the list, published Dec. 30, for services to music. ...

  14. Vince Power Appointed CBE

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vince Power, founder of British powerhouse promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), is to be made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). National culture secretary Tessa Jowell will present Power with the accolade during ...

  15. Queen Honors EMI's Nicoli, Harris

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli was recognized in Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours list, published Saturday (June 17). Nicoli was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for ser EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli was recogn ...

  16. Queen's List Honors For Ure, May, Page

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published Saturday (June 11). Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Bi ...