1. Roy Acuff Teaches President Nixon the Yo-Yo at the Grand Ole Opry

    Roy Acuff Teaches President Nixon the Yo-Yo at the Grand Ole Opry

    March 14, 2014 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Richard Nixon gets a yo-yo lesson from Roy Acuff at the Grand Ole Opry in 1974 Videos Roy Acuff Nixon ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. IDENTITY Fest Announces Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero For Traveling EDM Event's Second Year

    April 24, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Traveling EDM dance-a-thon IDENTITY Festival will be returning for its second year with a 15-date nationwide tour this summer. The Live Nation event will feature such names as Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero, Madeon, Wolfgang Gartner and more. Thir ...

  5. Yoko Ono Talks Dance Hits, Lady Gaga, John Lennon and Twitter

    July 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In December 2010, the last time Yoko Ono was at Billboard, she was being honored for a whopping five consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart . With her just-released single "Talking To The Universe" climbing the same cha ...

  6. Simon & Garfunkel / June 17, 2009 / Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

    June 17, 2009 7:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel rolled back the years Wednesday night on the opening date of their Australian tour, with a set carrying all the old favorites, and a few surprises. As one would expect, there were no fireworks or bombast at the Brisbane ...

  7. (Continued, Page 3) The Billboard Q&A: Neil Young

    June 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Continued interview with Neil Young. Wow. That should have been on CNN, unedited. But it would have been chopped up into four different segments. Yeah [laughs], and they would play it over and over again. And somebody would come on and say, "Wh ...

  8. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, ...

  9. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world& ...

  10. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torre ...

  11. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, ...

  12. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world& ...

  13. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torre ...

  14. Four Decades On, Elvis/Nixon Meeting Still Fascinates

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The meeting between two of the most improbable cultural icons of the 1970s lasted all of 30 minutes, but it has fascinated the nation for years. The meeting between two of the most improbable cultural icons of the 1970s lasted all of 30 minutes, but ...

  15. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>A bill is introduced in the Michigan state legislature that would regulate concert attendance by minors under the age of 18. SB 1000 would give local governments in Michigan the authorit 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Mus ...

  16. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Singer/actress Vanessa L. Williams gives birth to a daughter in New York. The child, Sasha, is the first for Williams and her husband, L.A. Lakers forward Rick Fox.<br clear="none"/><br 2005 - Performance ...

  17. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Appalachian group Hayseed Dixie releases its album "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC." AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson describes the group's offbeat covers _ including such classics as "High 2005 - Juan Pabl ...

  18. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hi 2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by Radiohead and the Cure. 2004 - A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & A ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 20 ...

  21. Cabaret Singer Bobby Short Dies

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who was a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died this morning (March 21). He wa Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodim ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hi 2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, ...

  25. Jazz Legend Lionel Hampton Laid To Rest

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried in a white horse-drawn hearse through the streets of New York's Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis blowing a dirge to The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton we ...

  26. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, a ...

  27. Stars Rock The Mic On Oakenfold's 'Bunkka'

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A galaxy of music stars, including Nelly Furtado, Perry Farrell, Ice Cube, and Tricky, have lent their vocal talents to DJ Paul Oakenfold's next album, the relentlessly upbeat "Bunkka." The 11-track s A galaxy of music stars, includin ...

  28. Lambchop Eyeing March For New Album

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country-soul collective Lambchop is wrapping work on its forthcoming studio album and is shooting for a March 2002 release on Merge Records. According to the Nashville-based group's multi-instrumental Country-soul collective Lambchop is wrappin ...