1. Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee

    10 Albums, 26 Songs

    • Bobby Vee with Strings and Things
    • Take Good Care of My Baby
    • A Bobby Vee Recording Session
    • Bobby Vee's Golden Greats
    • Do What You Gotta Do
    • The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
    • Singles Collection
  2. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  3. Bobby Vee Has Alzheimer's Disease

    May 01, 2012 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed last year. "Needless to say it was a moment that st ...

  4. This Week In Billboard History: The Day The Music Died (& The Show Went On); Motown Goes Pat Boone

    February 06, 2012 5:29 PM EST : The Day The Music Died (And The Show Went On) How did Billboard cover the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson ("The Big Bopper")? The headline on the page six story in the Feb. 9, 1959 issue reveals the angle: ...

  5. April 30, 2009

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Mariah Carey marries rapper-actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Darrell Sweet of Naza ...

  6. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf ...

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  8. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good ...

  9. Chart Beat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from Sinatra, Jason Mraz, the Cure and more! GIVING US HIS 'BEST': The Billboard album chart as we know it today was born on March 24, 1956. Although it wasn't called The Billboard 200 then, that first ...

  10. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Co ...

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller&quo ...

  12. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good ...

  13. This Day in Music

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  14. This Day in Music

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  15. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys perform in Washington, D.C., at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the American Red Cross' blood services.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The L.A. ...

  16. Singer Gene Pitney Dies In Cardiff

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Gene Pitney, who shot to fame in the 1960s with hits including "24 Hours From Tulsa," has died while on tour in Britain, according to his agent, Jene Levy. Gene Pitney, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whose hits included ...

  17. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a cur ...

  18. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good B ...

  19. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her ver ...

  20. Liberty Records Founder Waronker Dies

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label vet guided careers of Cochran, Vee. Simon "Si" Waronker, founder of Liberty Records, one of the top indie labels of the 1950s and early 1960s, died in his sleep Tuesday (June 7) in Los Angeles. He was 90. Waronker was born in 1915 ...

  21. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _ are designated as a historic landmark at a public ceremony. "Thank you all from my heart," Charles tells the audience gath 2004 - The L.A. recording ...

  22. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock ac ...

  23. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holi ...

  24. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'," Clay Aiken, radio airplay, "Greatest Gainers" and his book series "Hottest Hot 100 Hits." DON'T FORGET ELVIS Dear Fred, How come you didn't men ...

  25. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the ...

  26. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. 1999 - Darrell Sweet, the drummer for ...

  27. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the ...

  28. Tunes On TV

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