1. Jazz Pianist Paul Smith Dies at 91

    July 03, 2013 1:17 AM EDT Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger who worked with such greats as Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole and Dizzy Gillespie, has died at 91. Publicist Alan Eichler tells the Los Angeles Times that Smith died Saturday at a Torrance ...

  2. Doris Day

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  3. The 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 01, 2011 6:28 AM EST From Doris Day to 'Exile on Main Street' to Grandmaster Flash, the 2012 inductees to the Grammy Hall of Fame shine bright This year's list of in-ductees to the Grammy Hall of Fame represents another new threshold crossed for hip-hop ...

  4. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 ...

  5. Doris Day's 'My Heart' To Receive December U.S. Release

    November 10, 2011 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 After "My Heart," legendary singer/actress Doris Day 's first studio album in 17 years, was released in the U.K. in September, the album will finally receive a stateside release on Dec. 2. The 13-song album is dedicated to Day's ...

  6. The Beatles and Doris Day Crack Top 10 on U.K. Album Chart

    September 12, 2011 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows." There was a veteran presence in the album top ten with the return of the Bea ...

  7. Example, Pixie Lott Top U.K. Charts; Doris Day, At 87, Sets Record With Top Ten Debut

    September 12, 2011 9:22 AM EDT London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows" (Data/Ministry of Sound). There was a veteran presence in the album top ten ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Bono Goes Hitchhiking, Moby 'Mildly Electrocuted'

    June 03, 2011 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. How Do You Get Backstage At A U2 Concert? Give A Lift to Hitchhiking Bono Gilbert Brule, a hockey player for the Edmonton Oiler, and his girlfriend, Kelsey Nichols, were ...

  9. May 23, 2009

    May 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Veteran rapper Ricky “Slick Rick” Walters receives a full pardon from New York’s Gov. David Paterson for the attempted murders of two men in 1991, ending a long legal saga. 2006 – Jordin Sparks wins Season Six of “American Idol.” 2000 – Billy ...

  10. May 18, 2009

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Andy Capps of Built to Spill dies at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 37. 2004 – Jazz drummer Elvin Jones of the John Coltrane Quartet dies of heart failure in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 76. 1999 – The Backstreet Boys release their ...

  11. Jazz Pianist, Singer Page Cavanaugh Dies

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jazz pianist and singer Page Cavanaugh, whose popular trio in the 1940s and 1950s played in motion pictures and on Frank Sinatra's radio show, has died at 86. Cavanaugh died of kidney failure Dec. 19 at a nursing home in San Fernando Valley, ...

  12. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - -Brad Paisley wins three of the evening's top awards at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. His "Time Well Wasted" (Arista Nashville) is named album of the year, and he also wins the vi 2006 - -Brad Paisley wins three of ...

  13. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision song when Ireland's representative, Brian Kennedy, performs his own composition, "Every Song Is a Cry for Love." 2006 - The Eurovision Song Contest reac ...

  14. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known ...

  15. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from le Alicia Keys "duete ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm reco ...

  17. Bacharach, Band, Calloway Get Lifetime Grammys

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band and late jazz vocalist Cab Calloway are among the acts that will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award at the upcoming 50th annual Gram Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band ...

  18. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - -Brad Paisley wins three of the evening's top awards at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. His "Time Well Wasted" (Arista Nashville) is named album of the year, and he also wins the vi 2006 - -Brad Paisley wins three of ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision song when Ireland's representative, Brian Kennedy, performs his own composition, "Every Song Is a Cry for Love." 2006 - The Eurovision Song Contest reac ...

  20. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known ...

  21. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Buddy Guy is among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, mounted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Guy wins for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair em ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Backstreet Boys release their highly anticipated third album, "Millennium." The album goes on to become the best-selling album of the year.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2 ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of ...

  24. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Rockabilly singer Malcolm Yelvington dies of heart failure in Memphis at the age of 82. Yelvington recorded for Sam Phillips' Sun Records in the early '50s; his label debut, "Drinkin' Wi 2003 - Folk musi ...

  25. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with ...

  26. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era dies in New York, of heart problems. He is 76. 2004 - Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era dies in New York, of ...

  27. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, ...

  28. Producer Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California sound, died Friday at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who ...

  29. Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California surf music sound, died at his Beverly Hills home on Nov. 19 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwr ...

  30. Musical Star Howard Keel Dies

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 85. Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterda ...

  31. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were considered symbols of Italy's post-World War II economic boom dies in Rome of Cardiac problems. He is 70. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were conside ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 2002 - Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital ...

  33. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - Eng ...

  34. Singer/Actress Nell Carter Dies

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nell Carter, who played the sassy, matronly housekeeper on the 1980s sitcom "Gimme a Break!" and received a Tony Award in 1978 for her performance in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," died tod Nell Carter, who p ...

  35. Ry Cooder's Cuban Era May Be Capped With New Sets

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'd hate to say this whole Cuban experience is at an end for me," Ry Cooder says. "But I can't see any way they're going to allow us to do it again. We just got in under t ...

  36. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video ...

  37. Big-Band Leader Les Brown Dies

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Les Brown, whose Band of Renown scored a No. 1 hit with "Sentimental Journey" during America's big-band era, has died of lung cancer. He was 88. Brown died Thursday night at his home surrounded by his Les Brown, whose Band of Renown s ...