1. Patti Page, Country Music Icon, Dead at 85

    January 02, 2013 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Patti Page, the "Singing Rage" who stumbled across "Tennessee Waltz" and made it one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi ...

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  3. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, P ...

  4. Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations, Patti Page, More to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a s ...

  5. Hal David 1921 - 2012

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hal David, who died Sept. 1 at the age of 91, was a lyricist with a unique understanding of how to partner a singer and a song. For all the adventure longtime partner Burt Bacharach infused in the melodies of the tunes they wrote together, David w ...

  6. Grand Ole Opry's Billy Grammer Dies at 85

    August 12, 2011 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Grammer , whose 1958 hit "Gotta Travel On" hit the top of the charts and led to a long career on the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 85. Grammer died Wednesday morning in his home state of Illinois of natural causes, according to a ...

  7. Ask Billboard: Decade-Defining Artists & Songs

    July 30, 2010 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whether you're beach-going with California gurls (or ridin' solo), vacation-bound on airplanes or feeling just generally dynamite (perhaps because you're pretty good at drinkin' beer), enjoy this week's mailbag. "Ask Bi ...

  8. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I ha ...

  9. March 16, 2009

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Daniel MacMaster, former lead singer of Bonham, dies of pneumonia at a hospital in Ontario, Canada at the age of 39. 2008 – Former ABBA drummer Ola Brunkert, 62, is found dead with cuts to his neck in the garden of his house on the Spanish is ...

  10. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Osw ...

  11. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Ho ...

  12. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single & ...

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. ...

  14. Music Greats Sue For Back Royalties

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in American music or their estates are suing Universal Music Group Inc. for more than $6 million, claiming the company has been cheating them out of royalties for years. The plaintiffs include Patti Page, and the estates ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpente ...

  16. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a ...

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Kimberley Locke, Christine Perfect, Leona Lewis and more! THE PERFECT E-MAIL Hi Fred. Last week, Mike Burk inquired about female artists who had success under both their maiden and married names. Christine Perfect had su ...

  18. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Osw ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Ho ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single & ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a ...

  22. Chart Beat

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first t ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release "Supernatural" jump to the top spot at the nation's retailers. It's the Carlos Santana-led group's first No. 1 release in 28 years.<br c 2002 - R ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>A small but enthusiastic audience turns out to see vocalist Patti Page in a special concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Celebrating the release of a new album, "Brand New Tennessee 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Bil ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the Recording Industry Association of America presents the first Diamond Awards, given in recogniti 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a life ...

  27. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Tim Kelly, guitarist for Slaughter, dies from injuries suffered in a collision on a remote highway in Arizona. Kelly, 34, is driving on State Route 96 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer ja 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel ...

  28. GREAT PRETENDERS: My Strange Love Affair with '50s Pop Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Newsweek music critic Karen Schoemer checks out some singers of the pop tunes of the '50s and, surprised to discover that their records were not a waste of vinyl, finds love in the kitsch. Former Newsweek music critic Karen Schoemer chec ...

  29. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release "Supernatural" jump to the top spot at the nation's retailers. It's the Carlos Santana-led group's first No. 1 release in 28 years.<br c 2002 - R ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for "accessing a Web site containing child abuse images" in 1999. Townshend-who was arrested in January on sus 2003 - London's ...

  31. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times l ...

  32. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Rosel ...

  33. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider running for president of the Czech Republic, to replace playwright and former dissident Vaclav Havel, whose term in of 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel ...

  34. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2002 - The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 worl ...

  36. George Jones Celebrates Gospel

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Talk to George Jones these days and the country music icon readily admits he's a changed man. Following a near-fatal car accident in 1999, he gave up alcohol and cigarettes and rediscovered his fai ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 1999 - Hon ...

  38. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Luna Pop wins four prizes in the first-ever edition of the FIMI-organized Italian Music Awards, held at the Auditorium in Milan. The pop band _ whose members have an average age of 21 _ 2001 - Luna Pop wins four prizes in t ...

  39. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident. 2001 - Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing prod ...

  40. Sam Moore Dusts Off 30-Year-Old 'Lovin'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore has finally launched a solo career, and he's packing potent material on "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album." Released Ja More than 30 years after the ...

  41. Country Legend Johnny Russell Dies

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell died of complications relating to diabetes this morning (July 3) in a hospital outside of Nashville. He was 61. Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell died of complicat ...

  42. Hot Product for Monday, Jan. 15, 2001

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new music from Alabama, Patti Page, and more. Goin' 'South' "If I never did another CD, this is the one I will always point to as the one that I was happy with the most," says Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen abou ...