The O'Jays

  1. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  2. Urban Radio Legend Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro Dies

    July 27, 2012 7:15 PM EDT The urban music industry and R&B fans alike are mourning the death of Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. The longtime WDAS Philadelphia radio personality and program director died on July 27 at the age of 70. An Italian-American from South P ...

  3. Industry Veteran Dick Griffey Dies

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dick Griffey, founder of SOLAR Records, died Sept. 24 in Los Angeles of complications arising from a prior quadruple bypass surgery. He was 72. Launched in 1977, SOLAR Records -the acronym for Sound of Los Angeles Records-became one of the most su ...

  4. R&B Briefs: Aretha Franklin, Long Beach Jazz Fest

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Aretha Franklin has reunited with her longtime agent, Dick Alen, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. The legendary singer, due to release a new album in late summer, will also perform at the first annual Nelson Mandela Birthday concert ( ...

  5. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  6. Apollo Theater Plans 75th Anniversary Celebration

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on June 8 at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian/actor/radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will feature ...

  7. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazzfest Attendance

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April ...

  8. Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will join a slew of other first-time performers at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a bittersweet announcement given that the "Queen of Soul" canceled her coveted appearance. Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis sa ...

  9. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  10. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  11. Songwriters Picked for Hall of Fame

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bell, Davis, Jennings, Moy among inductees. Thom Bell, Mac Davis, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby have been tapped as inductees by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The prolific songwriters will accept their awards at the 37th annual inducti ...

  12. U2, Pretenders, Guy Among Rock Hall Inductees

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge and the O'Jays will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its 20th annual induction ceremony, to be held March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledg ...

  13. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman and the O'Jays are among the nominees for the 2005 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are joined on the ballot by the Pr U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furio ...

  14. O'Jays Lose Bid To Suppress Album

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three decades after they sang that money was "the root of all evil," the O'Jays lost a bid to block their former record label from cashing in on songs they recorded but didn't think were good enough t Three decades after they s ...

  15. O'Jays Lose Bid To Suppress Album

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three decades after they sang that money was "the root of all evil," the O'Jays lost a bid to block their former record label from cashing in on songs they recorded but didn't think were good enough t Three decades after they s ...

  16. O'Jays Sign With Mathew Knowles' Music World

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a multiple-album deal through his Sony Music-distributed Music World Music (MWM) label. The trio's first album under the pact is due this summer. Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a mult ...