1. From the Billboard Archives 10/6/1973: Plastics Shortage Threatens Industry, B.B. King Gets a Diploma, Musicians Dress Up for 'The Rock Event'

    September 19, 2013 5:05 PM EDT This issue of Billboard dated Oct. 6, 1973 features a different layout from our previous From the Archive column from the issue when Dylan went electric at Newport Folk Festival, dated Aug. 7, 1965. It's headlined by an early version of our ...

  2. Bo Diddley

    Bo Diddley

    5 Albums, 5 Songs

  3. Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA

    July 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA Styx , the veteran rock band that turned too much time on its hands into a massive hit, made the most of every moment June 29 when it rocked the Sand ...

  4. Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Bassist With Booker T. and the MGs, Stax, Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers as well as a studio musician for the legendary Stax studios who played with countless m ...

  5. June 2, 2009

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies of heart failure in Archer, Fla., at the age of 79. 2006 – Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead commits suicide in Sonoma County, Calif. He is 55. 2000 – Western swing pioneer Adolph Hofner dies at his home in San A ...

  6. Remembering Bo Diddley

    May 29, 2009 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mention Bo Diddley’s name and most everyone thinks one thing—the beat. Bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp... Applied to such songs as “Bo Diddley,” “Hey Bo Diddley” and “Who Do You Love,” it's perhaps the most influential musical motif since the Devi ...

  7. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 ...

  8. May 13, 2009

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Remy Ma is sentenced to eight years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion in conjunction with the shooting of a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. 2007 – Rock legend Bo Diddley is hospitalized after a concer ...

  9. Keith Urban's 'Defying Gravity' Set To Soar

    March 30, 2009 12:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban says that his new album, "Defying Gravity," represents a prolific period that followed his last release, 2006's double-platinum "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing." "I felt a lot of clarity in making th ...

  10. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for ...

  11. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John ...

  12. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart i ...

  13. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The ...

  14. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - DMX guest st ...

  15. Creedence Albums Get Deluxe Reissue Treatment

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Creedence Clearwater Revival's first six albums will be reissued in expanded versions on Sept. 30 via Fantasy Records, for which the band recorded until its 1972 breakup. Creedence Clearwater Revival's first six albums will be reissued in ...

  16. Rock Legend Bo Diddley Dies At 79

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Steve Miller Band Celebrates 40 Years With 'Live' DVD

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the Steve Miller Band marks the 40th anniversary of the release of its first two albums, it will release its first-ever DVD, "Live From Chicago," on May 20. As the Steve Miller Band marks the 40th anniversary of the release of its first ...

  19. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart i ...

  20. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The ...

  21. Guitar Heroics Captured On Clapton's 'Crossroads' DVD

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has le ...

  22. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - DMX guest st ...

  23. Bo Diddley Stable After Heart Attack

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 publicis Bo Diddley is in stable condition at a Florida h ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival / July 28, 2007 / Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's a higher purpose to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, raising money for the legendary axeman's Crossroads Centre rehabilitation center in Antigua. But when the show actually hits the There's a higher purpose to E ...

  26. Collaborations, Virtuosity Highlight Clapton Festival

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping collaborations and more solos than Chicago has hot dog stands made Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival a Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek &am ...

  27. Diddley Showing Promising Signs After Stroke

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock'n'roll pioneer Bo Diddley is still struggling to communicate after a stroke earlier this month. But he has been humming and listening to country music on the radio in hopeful signs of a recovery, Rock'n'roll pioneer Bo Diddl ...

  28. Diddley Leaving Intensive Care After Stroke

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A week after suffering a stroke following a gig in Council Bluffs, Iowa, rock legend Bo Diddley is being transferred today (May 21) from the intensive care unit to a regular room at Creighton Universi A week after suffering a stroke following a gig ...

  29. Update: Diddley Up And Walking After Stroke

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock'n'roll pioneer Bo Diddley, hospitalized by a stroke on Sunday, was up and walking around on Thursday but still struggling to communicate, his longtime manager and friend told Reuters. "I'm truly Rock'n'roll pioneer ...

  30. Garage Rock

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes "The Sopranos" forever, it will be remembered as the series that had the best music in the history of TV. The final nine of what will be the Big 86 beg ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Soles4Souls, Sounds Eclectic 6, Scott Walker

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Mary Wilson and Booker T. and the MGs will perform Feb. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the same "sole" purpose: shoes. Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, ...

  32. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Moore, 64, a longtime member of the R&B vocal group the Drifters, dies in London of respiratory problems. Moore sang lead on the act's mid-'50s hit "Ruby Baby" and memorably s 2003 - Anita Mui ...

  33. DMB, Mayer, Harper Set For Australian Festival

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that will perform at both editions of Australia's East and West Coast Blues & Roots Music festival. Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that ...

  34. The Charms

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The hotel employee describing how to get to the room sounded almost identical to Bo Diddley giving backstage directions to Spinal Tap, minus the "short jog" part. We actually had a "Helloooo Cleveland!" moment pretty much as soon ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  36. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singe ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, Bono/Dave Stewart, Siouxsie Sioux

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty was in a celebratory mood last night (Sept. 26) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, coercing Jeff Lynne on stage to perform the Traveling Wilburys' hit "Handle With Care" with he and the H Tom Petty was in a celebratory mo ...

  38. All Dolled Up

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though the New York Dolls disbanded in 1975, the legendary glam rock band's surviving members (frontman David Johansen, guitarist Syl Sylvain and bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane, who died in 2005) reunit Though the New York Dolls disband ...

  39. Stipe, Iggy Pop Rock With New York Dolls

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and Bo Diddley lend a hand on the New York Dolls' first new album in 32 years. Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and Bo Diddley lend a hand on the New York Dolls' first new album in 32 years. Due July 25 via Roadrunner, " ...

  40. Chuck Berry Film Bolstered With Extras

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Hail! Hail!" will be issued as a two-disc "Special Edition" and a four-disc "Ultimate Edition." Both include 54 minutes of previously unreleased Berry rehearsals. As tipped here in January, Image Entertainment is prepp ...

  41. New York Dolls / March 28, 2006 / New York (CBGB)

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play CBGB prior to this evening should come as a surprise to many. Alas, the punk icons who have been cited time and time again as the genesis of such artis To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play ...

  42. Seminal Chuck Berry Film Heading To DVD

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," the seminal Chuck Berry movie masterminded by Keith Richards. Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll,&quo ...

  43. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They " ...

  44. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he ...

  45. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  46. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singe ...

  47. Pianist Johnnie Johnson Dies

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry for hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go," died today (April 13) at his St. Louis home. He was 80. Johnnie Johnson, a rock ...

  48. Rock Hall Of Famer Johnnie Johnson Dies

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Collaborated on hits with Chuck Berry. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry for hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go," died Wednesday (April 13 ...

  49. U2, Pretenders Lead Rock Hall's 2005 Class

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'Jays and Percy Sledge, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and agent Frank Barsalona were welcomed into the ranks of Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legen ...

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