1. Howard Tate, Lost Soul Singer, Dead at 72

    December 06, 2011 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Howard Tate , a gifted 1960s soul singer who dropped out of music after his now-beloved records were ignored, only to reemerge decades later to a cult following, died Dec. 2 at his New Jersey apartment. A spokesman for the Burlington County medical ...

  2. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown Cast in Comedy, Beyonce Producer Bashes 'Motivation'

    July 19, 2011 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Producer Bashes Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" Jeff Bhasker, a producer on a number of Beyonce's "4" tracks, bashed Kelly Rowland' ...

  3. Legendary Songwriter, Producer Jerry Ragovoy Remembered by Al Kooper

    July 15, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Jerry Ragovoy (left) with Steely Dan's Donald Fagen in 2010. (Songwriter Jerry Ragovoy, who died Wednesday, is remembered here by his longtime friend, songwriter/producer/musician Al Kooper.) Jerry Ragovoy, composer of "Time Is On My Sid ...

  4. Garage Rock

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy Awards post-mortem: Not bad (see story, page 26). The Dixie Chicks won a lot, which is cool. The Red Hot Chili Peppers won; they're always great. Although they unfortunately weren't there, it w Grammy Awards post-mortem: Not bad (se ...

  5. Songwriter Bert Berns Saluted

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was responsible for songs that are synonymous with the likes of Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), the Drifters ("Un As a songwriter/perform ...