1. Billy Preston

    Billy Preston

    2 Albums, 9 Songs

    • Music Is My Life
    • Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
    • It's My Pleasure
    • Live European Tour
    • The Kids & Me
    • Pressin
    • The Best of Billy Preston [A&M]
  2. Bob Henry, Producer of Pioneering 'Nat King Cole Show,' Dies at 92

    March 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Helmed Variety Shows for Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Carpenters, Among Others Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows including "The Nat King Cole Show" and "The Flip Wilson Show," has died. A Tues ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Lorne Michaels

    January 26, 2012 9:33 PM EST No. 66 Lorne Michaels Executive Producer "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," "Portlandia" Twitter: @NBCSNL Legendary Auteur of Hip ... After 36 years of overseeing "Saturday Night Live" yo ...

  4. Backbeat: Mervyn Warren On Clearing Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Usher Songs For 'Joyful Noise' Sdtk

    January 17, 2012 11:09 AM EST Composer, pianist and singer Mervyn Warren went on a whirlwind promotional tour for the Warner Bros. film "Joyful Noise" last week flying cross-country to appear on "Late Night With David Letterman" with Dolly Parton on Thursda ...

  5. Billy Preston Debut Re-Released for Black History Month

    February 10, 2011 12:06 PM EST 0 0 0 In recognition of Black History Month, ABKCO Records will release "16 Year Old Soul," the album that launched the career of Billy Preston , on Feb. 22. The release will mark the first time the LP is available in more than 45 years. "1 ...

  6. 'Auld Lang Syne': Five Great Performances

    December 31, 2010 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 At the stroke of midnight on January 1, revelers around the world wearing ridiculous hats will join arms with their loved ones and try to sing "Auld Lang Syne." We say "try" because, despite the fact that the Scottish song was co ...

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a ...

  8. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 3

    December 23, 2009 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 30 "Marshall Mathers LP" Moves Millions (May 30, 2000) Even though his influence on Middle America was apparent at the start of the decade, no one knew just how popu ...

  9. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Part 2

    July 31, 2009 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE MORE THAN WORDS Thanks to all ...

  10. May 8, 2009

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country musician Eddy Arnold dies at a care facility near Nashville at the age of 89. 2001 – Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black become proud parents. Lily Pearl Black weighs in at 7 lbs., 14 ounces. 2001 – William B. Dial, road manag ...

  11. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Er ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U. ...

  13. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Pau ...

  14. Hot 100 Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As part of Billboard's celebration of the Hot 100's 50th anniversary, we present a listing of each of the No. 1s by the artists who scored the most in the chart's history. Includes artist name, numbe As part of Billboard's celebr ...

  15. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albums for Motown, 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known ...

  16. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a centu 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who p ...

  17. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and "Nothing From Nothi 2006 - Billy Preston, the exubera ...

  18. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to take in a free performance by the Colombian artist. The audience of more than 6,000 spills into 2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overfl ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Ed ...

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Anne Murray, the success of UK artists in America, the "Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits" book and more! ANNE OF THE 13,000 DAYS Hi Fred: I noticed that veteran Canadian female vocalist Anne Murray's ...

  21. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Er ...

  22. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U. ...

  23. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Pau ...

  24. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albums for Motown, 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known ...

  25. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a centu 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who p ...

  26. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and "Nothing From Nothi 2006 - Billy Preston, the exubera ...

  27. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to take in a free performance by the Colombian artist. The audience of more than 6,000 spills into 2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overfl ...

  28. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Ed ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustaine ...

  30. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 l ...

  31. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York's Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a 2002 - Spanish sisterly tri ...

  32. Moore Feels Validated By New CD, Itching For Another

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now that his new Rhino album, "Overnight Sensational," is gaining acclaim, Sam Moore says he's finally gotten something out of the way. Now that his new Rhino album, "Overnight Sensational," is gaining acclaim, Sam Moore say ...

  33. Clapton, Cale Walk 'The Road To Escondido'

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kindred spirits Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale will release their first original album collaboration, "The Road to Escondido," Nov. 7 via Reprise. Kindred spirits Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale will release their first original album collaboration ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brings a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid gathering of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Cancun, Mexico, when he delivers the so-called 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, ...

  35. Strong 'Sensations'

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's new album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Cl ...

  36. Superstar Artists Enrich Moore's 'Sensation'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's upcoming album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Er ...

  37. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born A ...

  38. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias gives a free public performance in front of the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassis ...

  39. Famous Friends Honor Billy Preston

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Little Richard and Joe Cocker joined hundreds of friends and relatives of Billy Preston in celebrating his musical legacy during an upbeat funeral yesterday (June 20) in Inglewood, Calif. Little Richard and Joe Cocker joined hundreds of friends and ...

  40. Beatles, Stones Sideman Billy Preston Dies

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and "Nothing From Nothing," di Billy Preston, the exuberant ...

  41. Beatles, Stones Sideman Preston Dead At 59

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Fifth Beatle' had been in a coma since November. Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and &qu ...

  42. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Hubert K. Covel, Jr., father of Toby Keith, dies from injuries sustained when his pickup truck crosses the center median and collides with a charter bus on Interstate 35 near Norman, Okl 2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fan ...

  43. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Elton John receives a knighthood in British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first New Year's Eve Honours List.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett ...

  44. Preston Recovering From Heart Infection

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter and keyboardist Billy Preston is recovering from a recent bout with a serious infection of the sac encasing his heart. Singer/songwriter and keyboardist Billy Preston is recovering from a recent bout with a serious infection of the ...

  45. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustaine ...

  46. Costello, Toussaint Teaming For New Album

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to record a collaborative album with songwriter/arranger/pianist Allen Toussaint. Joe Henry will produce the project for Verve Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio ...

  47. A Polished Diamond

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due this week via Columbia. The project was produced by Rick Rubin, who encouraged Diamond Neil Diamond unveils some of the most s ...

  48. A Concert For A Cause

    October 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The George Harrison-led "Concert for Bangladesh" makes its DVD debut this week via Rhino, coinciding Capitol's remixed, remastered CD of the project. The George Harrison-led "Concert for Bangladesh" makes its DVD debut this ...

  49. Bon Jovi Eyeing Show On Military Base

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the band hopes to show its appreciation by performing a special military personnel-only show later this week. With another world tour slated to begin Nov. 2 in Des Moines, Iowa, Bon Jovi has hunkered down ...

  50. Diamond Strips Down, Gets Personal On '12 Songs'

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due Nov. 8 via Columbia. As previously reported, the project was produced by Rick Rubin, wh Neil Diamond unveils some of the most ...

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