1. New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 6 Highlights: Elton John, T.I., Jerry Lee Lewis & More

    May 03, 2015 4:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 While there aren't official numbers available yet from Saturday (May 2) attendance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, it was one of the event's largest and most crowded days in recent years. It was mostly for one headliner: S ...

  2. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Jerry Lee Lewis Returns

    November 07, 2014 5:45 PM EST Also: Ryan Adams' four-song 7-inch vinyl EP debuts. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift dominated the tally, as her new 1989 album crashed in at No. 1. It sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according t ...

  3. A Queens Kid Reflects on The Ramones

    July 15, 2014 2:49 PM EDT QUEENS -- The only things that the Beatles and Led Zeppelin have on the Ramones is many more millions of fans, record sales and dollars. But before I expound on that statement, in the wake of Tommy Ramone's death last week, let me digress. Th ...

  4. Third Man Records Announces Sun Records Partnership, Reissuing Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Prisonaires

    May 14, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Third Man Records, the Nashville-based label and vinyl manufactory founded by Jack White, announced today a partnership with another Nashville-based label, Sun Records, in order to reissue the iconic label's vast catalog of classic, influen ...

  5. Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis

    7 Albums, 8 Songs

  6. B.B. Cunningham Jr., of Hombres & Jerry Lee Lewis, Dies in Shootout

    October 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.B. Cunningham Jr., a member of Jerry Lee Lewis ' band who earlier scored a hit in The Hombres , was killed in a Memphis shootout early Sunday, police said. Police said Cunningham was working as a security guard at an apartment complex on Memp ...

  7. Graceland (the Tourist Attraction) Turns 30

    June 13, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis ...

  8. How Priscilla Presley Turned Elvis' Graceland Into Big Business 30 Years Ago

    June 13, 2012 7:47 AM EDT The Graceland website homepage MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making b ...

  9. Six Questions with Chuck Leavell

    June 07, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 Anyone who doesn't recognize Chuck Leavell's name hasn't read many rock album credits closely. The Georgia keyboardist has backed Dr. John, served as a member of the Allman Brothers Band, co-founded the jazz-rock combo "Sea Level&q ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  12. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, afte ...

  13. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  14. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlon ...

  15. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as ...

  16. Chris Isaak Says Early Elvis Is 'In My DNA'

    August 18, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Isaak says the forthcoming "Beyond The Sun" -- a collection of songs by Sun Records artists that he recorded in the famed Memphis studio -- is "an album I've been wanting to do probably my whole life." "If you ask ...

  17. Record Store Day Highlights: Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor & More

    April 15, 2011 7:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Record Store Day approaches on April 16, the fourth annual event continues to be an increasingly valued channel through which to sell music. The number of stores expected to participate will be about the same as last year: about 1,400 around the ...

  18. My Chemical Romance's 'Danger Days' Track-By-Track

    November 17, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 My Chemical Romance 's upcoming fourth album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys," went through a long journey before arriving at its final stages. After a year of work on the record, the band decided to start over, ...

  19. Bruno Mars Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 21, 2010 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  20. Jerry Lee Lewis Looks Back on Career for 75th Birthday

    September 29, 2010 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Killer" is running low on ammo as he marks his 75th birthday on Wednesday. Jerry Lee Lewis can still pound out "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" on his piano, and he just released a ...

  21. Jerry Lee Lewis Enlists Legendary Friends for New Album

    August 31, 2010 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 J erry Lee Lewis wants to make one thing clear: The title of his new album, "Mean Old Man," isn't a reference to the Killer himself. "No, it has nothing to do with me whatsoever," the 74-year-old rock'n'roll legend ...

  22. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 11:07 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed and Ray Dav ...

  23. Jerry Lee Lewis To Release New Single

    August 26, 2009 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Lee Lewis is releasing his first country CD since the 1970s later this year, which will feature several tracks written by Kris Kristofferson . The first single, "Mean Old Man," will be released by Shangri-La Music and was made availa ...

  24. May 22, 2009

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Everything She Wants,” Wham! 1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Oh Girl,” Chi-Lites. 1971 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Sticky Fingers,” the Rolling Stones. 1967 – Florence Ballard appears with the Supremes for the last ti ...

  25. April 24, 2009

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Bonnie Owens dies of Alzheimer’s disease in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 76. 2002 – Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. ...

  26. April 23, 2009

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt as drummer for Static-X. 1994 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “The Division Bell,” Pink Floyd. 1991 – Johnny Thunders of the Heartbreakers dies of drug-related causes in New Orleans, at the age of 38. 1981 – Jerry Lee ...

  27. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphan ...

  28. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family with "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special." A wide range of celebrity guests join in on the fes 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse int ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic cha ...

  30. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nad ...

  31. Nov 23rd 2008

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, whose “Let Me Off Uptown” was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr's "The Futurist," which includes eight songs penned by the ac ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2006 - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West ...

  33. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  36. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - J ...

  37. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Bai ...

  38. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin" while decked out in racy wedding attire similar to 2003 - The 20th annual MTV Video ...

  39. Boz Scaggs Tackling Standards On New Album

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Scaggs -- who's currently finalizing a label deal for the planned September release of "Speak Low" -- tell ...

  40. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "God ...

  41. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps ...

  42. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controve ...

  43. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested ju ...

  44. Lewis To Play Grammys

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Jerry Lee Lewis will perform at the 50th Grammy Awards this Sunday. The announcement was made by Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow after Lewis' performance Wednesday night at "Sounds of ...

  45. Unique Duets Slated For Grammys

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli are among the unique collaborations that will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), the Recording Academ A number of unique collaboratons, including Ferg ...

  46. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first to rel 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneer ...

  47. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphan ...

  48. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family with "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special." A wide range of celebrity guests join in on the fes 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse int ...

  49. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic cha ...

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