1. Benny Goodman

    Benny Goodman

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    • Take It to the Limit
    • The Very Best of Benny Goodman
  2. Lawrence Barnett, president of MCA's Talent Agency in the 1960s, Dies at 98

    June 13, 2012 7:37 PM EDT Lawrence Barnett, who as president of the MCA Talent Agency in the 1960s represented the likes of Jack Benny, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland and Ronald Reagan, died June 11 in Los Angeles. He was 98. After 37 years with MCA, Barnett served as an exec ...

  3. Beryl Davis, Big Band Singer, Dies at 87

    November 01, 2011 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 British-born big band singer Beryl Davis , who made her U.S. debut on Bob Hope's radio show and later performed with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman, has died in Los Angeles at 87. Family spokesman Greg Purdy tells the Los Angeles Times she die ...

  4. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  5. Pete Rugolo, Emmy-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

    October 18, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Pete Rugolo, an Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer and arranger who worked with greats such as Miles Davis and Benny Goodman, has died. He was 95. A family spokeswoman says Rugolo died Sunday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Rugolo was chie ...

  6. Pete Rugolo, Emmy-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

    October 18, 2011 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Rugolo, an Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer and arranger who worked with greats such as Miles Davis and Benny Goodman, has died. He was 95. A family spokeswoman says Rugolo died Sunday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Rugolo was chief ...

  7. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. Th ...

  8. Reese Witherspoon Moving From June Carter to Peggy Lee

    August 10, 2010 6:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reese Witherspoon is working her way through the classic American songbook. The actress, who won an Oscar in 2005 for portraying June Carter in "Walk the Line," is pulling together an untitled biopic about Peggy Lee with writer-director No ...

  9. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said M ...

  10. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Mil ...

  11. Acclaimed Jazz Drummer Louis Bellson Dies

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Big band and jazz drummer Louie Bellson, a master musician who performed with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and his late wife, Pearl Bailey, has died. He was 84. Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who pe ...

  13. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, "Rather Ripped." 2006 - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at ...

  14. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  15. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

  16. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Al ...

  17. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of th ...

  18. Music Greats Sue For Back Royalties

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in American music or their estates are suing Universal Music Group Inc. for more than $6 million, claiming the company has been cheating them out of royalties for years. The plaintiffs include Patti Page, and the estates ...

  19. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who pe ...

  20. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, "Rather Ripped." 2006 - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  22. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

  23. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Al ...

  24. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of th ...

  25. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A young girl is magically transported to the legendary jazz ballroom. A young girl is magically transported to the legendary jazz ballroom. It's the day of Mindy's dance recital, and she's so nervous she can't eat her dinner. In ...

  26. THE PRODUCER

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record producer who helped propel into popularity such legendary performers as Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record pr ...

  27. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Motown act the Temptations earn their first official RIAA-certified platinum award for their 56th album "Phoenix Rising."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - 69-year-old coun ...

  28. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow's hit "Could It Be Magic."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georg ...

  30. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>James Eugene "Rosy" McHargue, a prolific jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and singer, dies in Los Angeles. He is 97. McHargue played with the bands of Benny Goodman and Kay Kyser.<br clear= 2003 - Beck is prevente ...

  31. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Rivolta, the Argentine-born bassist of Spanish band Dusminguet, is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer John Debney ...

  32. HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 GQ contributing editor Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. GQ contributing editor Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. Perhaps because Peggy Lee (1920–2002) sang with deceptive ease, her artistry has received less critical ...

  33. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2005 - Former Crowded House and Spli ...

  34. Q&A: Mel Brooks

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 He dreamed of being a big band drummer, but developed of the greatest comedy minds of our time. Much like Max Bialystock persuades Leo Bloom to help him create the greatest Broadway flop of all time in "The Producers," it was longtime prod ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Motown act the Temptations earn their first official RIAA-certified platinum award for their 56th album "Phoenix Rising."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - 69-year-old coun ...

  36. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homema ...

  37. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Venezuelan salsa star Oscar D'Leon suffers a heart attack during a show on the Caribbean island of Martinique. D'Leon, who turns 60 the following month, is one of the seminal vocalists i 2003 - Venezuelan salsa st ...

  38. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis ...

  39. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist's official Web site, Beck was watching Blu 2003 - Beck is prevented from p ...

  40. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel ...

  41. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-w ...

  42. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader who epitomized the Big Band era with hits such as "Begin the Beguine" and "Stardust" before abandoning the music world for writing and other pursui At his peak in the 1930s and ...

  43. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader, ranked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller as musicians whose swinging tunes kept a generation ju At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, A ...

  44. Pianist, Songwriter Joe Bushkin Dead At 87

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra's first hit song and played with some of the greatest jazz legends of his time, has died. He was 87. Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra' ...

  45. Jazzman Barney Kessel Dies, 80

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist worked with Benny Goodman, Chico Marx. Artist worked with Benny Goodman, Chico Marx. News Benny Goodman , Chico Marx ...

  46. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released fro ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow's hit "Could It Be Magic." 2002 - As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall ...

  48. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis ...

  49. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experienc ...

  50. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young of Chattanooga, Tenn., collapses and dies of an apparent overdose of the drug Ecstasy. 2002 - A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. ...

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