1. Phil Ramone's Top 50 Billboard Hot 100 Hits: From Billy Joel to Paul Simon, BJ Thomas to Barbra Streisand, Many More

    March 31, 2013 12:32 AM EDT Legendary producer Phil Ramone scored 39 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, with the '60s-'80s marking his greatest run of success Phil Ramone, who passed away today (March 30) at 79, leaves a striking legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

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  3. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  4. Pete Bennett, Legendary Promotion Man for Beatles, Stones, Many More, Dead at 77

    November 27, 2012 4:44 PM EST Pete Bennett -- the promotion man who famously worked with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Steven Tyler, Sam Cooke and many others -- died of a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day. He was 77. Born May 11, 1935 in the Bronx, Bennett was be ...

  5. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's ri ...

  6. Marvin Hamlisch's Chart Legacy: From Liza Minnelli to the Wu-Tang Clan to 'Glee' and Beyond

    August 07, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on The Billboard Hot 100 that stretches over 45 years, from his first pop hit in 1965 to a pair of "A Chorus Line" remakes by the Glee Cast in 201 ...

  7. Marvin Hamlisch's Impact: From Ragtime to Broadway Riches

    August 07, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that conn ...

  8. Marvin Hamlisch Remembrance: How His Landmark Music Penetrated The American Consciousness

    August 07, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that co ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billbo ...

  10. 5 Cool Beach Boys Chart Facts

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 When "Kokomo" went to No. 1 in November 1988, it gave the Beach Boys the longest span of chart-toppers in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Some 24 years and four months had elapsed between the time "I Get Around" achieved pole ...

  11. 'Voice' Winner Javier Colon to Play Ray Charles on 'The Playboy Club'

    September 15, 2011 9:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Add the winner of NBC's "The Voice" to the list of contemporary musical acts portraying stars of the late 1950s and early '60s on NBC's "The Playboy Club." Javier Colon will portray Ray Charles in an upcoming episo ...

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, LMFAO, Katy Perry

    July 08, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 '4' SCORES: Beyonce and Adele are doing quite a number on the Billboard 200. Beyonce's new leader "4" roars in at No. 1, a spot above Adele's former 10-week topper "21." Despite the titles' lock on the Bi ...

  13. Tony Bennett Taps Amy Winehouse for 'Duets II,' Due in September

    March 25, 2011 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 T ony Bennett will sing alongside a laundry list of pop stars -- including the reclusive Amy Winehouse -- on "Tony Bennett: Duets II," the follow-up to his 2006 release "Duets: An American Classic." Winehouse, Lady Gaga , Carrie ...

  14. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute t ...

  15. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  16. Amy Winehouse Song for Quincy Jones, 'It's My Party,' Leaks

    November 02, 2010 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 A my Winehouse's first new recording in four years has hit the web: "It's My Party," a cover of Lesley Gore's 1963 original that will appear on Quincy Jones soon-to-be released compilation album "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra.&q ...

  17. Amy Winehouse Sings Again on Quincy Jones Album

    September 08, 2010 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 A my Winehouse is making music again. Quincy Jones says the five-time Grammy winner's first new track in years will appear on his forthcoming album, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra." Winehouse has been known more for her personal problems than ...

  18. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Mil ...

  19. May 2, 2009

    May 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cream reunites for four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Jazz drummer Billy Higgins dies in L.A. of liver failure. He is 65. 1998 – Former X-Japan lead guitarist Hide dies in Tokyo in an apparent suicide. He is 33. 1986 – Country m ...

  20. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British ...

  21. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  25. Chart Beat Chat

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, songs in Italian, Mariah Carey and more! WHERE DID THE 'MEMORY' COME FROM? Dear Fred, This week, "More Than a Memory" by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and No ...

  26. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most ...

  27. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  29. Chart Beat

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Shakira, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney. 'HIPS' HOPS TO NO. 1: A 9-1 move for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) puts Shakira and featured guest Wyclef Jean at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first time ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader's death during World War II, dies at his home in Santa Ana. He is 86.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - ...

  31. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Eurovision Song Contest and more with readers. WILL WE BE SAYING CONGRATULATIONS, ICELAND? Hi Fred, With the Eurovision Song Contest less than a month away, I agree there are a number of songs that could win. But I'm hoping I ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds o ...

  33. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar vocalist Ritchie McDonald takes a break from the band's tour with the fourth George Strait Country Music Festival to return to Nashville and be with his wife Lorie, who gives bi 2005 - Gretchen Wilson is among ...

  34. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get O 2003 - ...

  37. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside ...

  38. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes ...

  39. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock ac ...

  40. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states ...

  41. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Clay Aiken, downloads and his latest book with readers. WHEN HE'S 64 Hi Fred, Did you notice that 40 years ago this week on Billboard's Top LPs chart (Oct. 19, 1963), Barbra Streisand ...

  43. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you ...

  44. Top Stars Have 'American Dreams'

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will continue its tradition of casting pop stars as 1960s artists in the show's second season. Already lined up to appear in upcoming episodes are R& NBC's nostalgic family ...

  45. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w 2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap ...

  46. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside ...

  47. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Peggy March and Beth. STILL FOLLOWING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: In 1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided single "Don't Be Cruel" \ "Hound Dog" set a record by remaining No. 1 for 11 ...

  48. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes ...

  49. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appr ...

  50. Thalía's Hits Remixed

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Remix packages like this one can be hit or miss. Fortunately, Thalía's Hits Remixed falls into the former category. Remix packages like this one can be hit or miss. Fortunately, Thalía's Hits Remixed falls into the former category. In fact ...

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