1. Happy 72nd Birthday, Billboard Charts

    July 27, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seventy-two years ago today, Billboard published its first chart ranking the sales of recorded songs. In the July 27, 1940, issue, the maiden 10-position "National List of Best Selling Retail Records" paved the way for seven decades - and ...

  2. 29 Black Music Milestones: Lena Horne Hits Silver Screen, Breaks Racial Barriers

    February 25, 2011 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1917, and by age 16, had already launched her singing career when she joined the chorus line at the Cotton Club in the Harlem sector of the city. Over the years, Horne moved up from the chorus line to la ...

  3. Legendary Jazz Singer Lena Horne Dies at 92

    May 10, 2010 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lena Horne , the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyte ...

  4. Jazz Great Bud Shank Dies At 82

    April 06, 2009 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bud Shank, a flutist and alto saxophonist who worked with such famous acts as the Mamas and the Papas, has died. He was 82. Shank died Thursday of pulmonary failure at his home in Tucson, according to his Web site and JazzTimes magazine. No phone nu ...

  5. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare," while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) becomes its second chart-topping album. 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single ...

  6. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Lo ...

  7. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare," while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) becomes its second chart-topping album. 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single ...

  8. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Lo ...

  9. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>After performing during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show in New York, Pat Smear publicly announces that he will no longer be the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, and introduces Franz S 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K ...

  10. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>The Beastie Boys begin touring in support of their fifth release, "Hello Nasty," at Seattle's Key Arena. It is their first headlining tour since 1995's "Quadrophonic Joystick" tour.<br c 200 ...

  11. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1991 - </b>Saxophonist Charlie Barnet dies of pneumonia in San Diego at the age of 77. He was one on the first white jazzmen to racially integrate his band. His biggest hits were in the late 1930s 2003 - Rapper D.O. Cannon, who was si ...

  12. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Eagle-Eye Cherry, son of jazz artist Don Cherry and brother of singer Neneh Cherry, releases his debut set "Desireless."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Gospel singer O&# ...

  13. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happening ...

  14. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He is 34. 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville fo ...

  15. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happening ...