1. Play on Brian Epstein's Final Night Makes London Debut

    August 05, 2014 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Monday’s (August 4) press night of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles , a play about the ill-starred manager who guided the Beatles to global domination, brought a warm response from an audience including such celebrities as Pink Floyd’s Nick Mas ...

  2. Brian Epstein, Sage of the Beatles' Early Career, Receives Blue Plaque Honor in London

    June 30, 2014 9:28 AM EDT One of pop music's most famous businessman is honored in London. A Blue Plaque was unveiled yesterday (Sunday), by U.K. body the Heritage Foundation, in honor of former Beatles manager Brian Epstein, on the site that housed the London offices ...

  3. 50 Years Ago Today: Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Fifty years ago today (Jan. 18), the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time.   The band's breakthrough -- and ultimately, pop culture-redefining -- first U.S smash "I Want to Hold Your Hand" entered t ...

  4. 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 1:45 AM EST On Jan. 18, 1964, the Fab Four graced the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time, as 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' entered the Hot 100 at No. 45. Music, and our charts, would never be the same Fifty years ago today, the Beatles appear ...

  5. Beatlemania at 50: Three Modern Lessons to Take Away

    January 13, 2014 2:18 PM EST It's hard to believe that it's been 50 years since Beatlemania arrived in America, but on February 9th, 1964, the Fab Four played "The Ed Sullivan Show" and -- well, you know the rest. It's history. This newest issue of Bi ...

  6. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  7. Beatlemania Revisited in 'Good Ol' Freda,' Documentary on the Beatles' Secretary, at SXSW

    March 09, 2013 9:43 PM EST "Good Ol' Freda" director Ryan White and producer Kathy McCabe, right, flank Freda Kelly, the Beatles secretary from 1962 to 1973, prior to the world premiere of the film Saturday at SXSW. (Photo: Phil Gallo) After doing the im ...

  8. Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees Dies

    May 20, 2012 7:07 PM EDT Robin Gibb once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died today at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a ...

  9. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dead at 62

    May 20, 2012 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, cert ...

  10. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,' Diva Moments & Pompous Journos

    September 27, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's something about Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy that suggests that, generally speaking, he does what he pleases. In recent years, this includes starting Wilco's own record label (dBpm) and music festival (Solid Sound), and oddly enough, ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha, How Alice Cooper Almost Killed Elvis

    June 08, 2011 7:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha In the latest Rolling Stone cover story, Zach Galifianakis discusses, in addition to his apparent reluctance to fame, his run-ins with and ...

  13. 'Fifth Beatle' Biopic Secures Funding, Music Rights

    June 08, 2011 10:02 AM EDT Stage producer Vivek Tiwary (The Addams Family, American Idiot) has landed unprecedented rights to Beatles songs for his debut film, "The Fifth Beatle," about manager Brian Epstein, whom Paul McCartney called the "fifth Beatle." ...

  14. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-pr ...

  15. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be th ...

  16. John Lennon: The Life

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Phillip Norman wrote one of the first and still one of the best Beatles histories ("Shout!, ...

  17. George Martin Reflects On 'Sgt. Pepper' In L.A.

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday a Beatles producer George Martin offered a fa ...

  18. George Martin Reflects On 'Sgt. Pepper' In L.A.

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday at Los Angeles' Bovard Auditorium. The ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops t ...

  20. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-pr ...

  21. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be th ...

  22. Garage Rock

    April 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Aspinall, lifelong friend of the Beatles and CEO of their company Apple Corps, has left the job. He really has been the "fifth" Beatle for 40 years, supervising all aspects of their music, mercha Neil Aspinall, lifelong friend of the ...

  23. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Ph ...

  24. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops t ...

  25. Merseybeat Drummer Fred Marsden Dies

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Marsden, the drummer in the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died at age 66. Marsden died of cancer Saturday in Southport, England, according to a family death announcement published Fred Marsden, the drummer in the Merseybeat band ...

  26. Underground Garage

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hail! Hail! Rock'n'roll! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially opened this week on Sept. 2, 1995. It is similar to the United Nations in that its existence is an extraordinary achievement, and eve Hail! Hail! Rock'n'roll! The ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Br ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begi ...

  29. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Newcomer Nelly Furtado grabs five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops ...

  30. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Br ...

  31. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begi ...

  32. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril La ...

  33. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe T ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocal ...

  35. Parker Performs 'Lost' Tunes

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Cleverly conceived, the Gallery Six Records album "Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" prudently stars Graham Parker (along with Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz and the B-52's Kate Pie ...

  36. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresentin 2002 - The London Court of Appeal, i ...

  37. New Book Chronicles Pete Best's Beatles Adventures

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as the world's most famous sacking victim, the man dismissed by the Beatles when they were on the very cusp of becoming the most successful group of all time. Th For 40 years, Pete Best has been known as t ...

  38. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album ""Imagination,"" countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson ""schemed ag ...

  39. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 1999 - In an unprecedented show of po ...

  40. Beatles, Sex Pistols Memorabilia Auctioned

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beatles memorabilia, including a letter from George Harrison to the "fifth Beatle," won the highest bids at a rock auction yesterday (Sept. 20) in London, but the Sex Pistols nearly stole the show. Th Beatles memorabilia, including a lette ...