1. Nicki Lee Barbour Foster, Daughter of Peggy Lee, Dies at 71

    November 18, 2014 6:49 PM EST Her father was guitarist, composer & bandleader Dave Barbour. Nicki Lee Barbour Foster , the daughter of legendary singer Peggy Lee and guitarist Dave Barbour , died Friday of complications from a stroke at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical ...

  2. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  3. Peggy Lee

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  4. Cover Drive, Ed Sheeran Top U.K. Charts

    January 30, 2012 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Bajan quartet Cover Drive went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 29) with "Twilight" (Global Talent/Universal). Ed Sheeran 's hit debut album "+" (Asylum/Warner Music) moved back 2-1 for its third s ...

  5. Pete Rugolo, Emmy-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

    October 18, 2011 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Rugolo, an Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer and arranger who worked with greats such as Miles Davis and Benny Goodman, has died. He was 95. A family spokeswoman says Rugolo died Sunday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Rugolo was chief ...

  6. Jerry Leiber of Hit Songwriting Team Dies at 78

    August 22, 2011 5:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop music lyricist Jerry Leiber, whose partnership with Mike Stoller created such timeless hits as "Jailhouse Rock" and "There Goes My Baby," helping to shape the identity and commercial potential of early rock and roll, died Tue ...

  7. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Mo ...

  8. Biopic Report Card: The Status of Films on Tupac, Queen, James Brown, Jeff Buckley and 21 More

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Biographical films about music icons often go through lengthy development periods. Changes in directors, writers and stars are common - witness projects involving the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and the Mamas & ...

  9. George Shearing, Jazz Pianist, Dies at 91

    February 14, 2011 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Jazz pianist Sir George Shearing , who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland" and headed a famed quintet bearing his name, died Monday. He was 91. Dale Sheets, Shearing's longtime manager, said the pianist, blind since birth, died o ...

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: John Lennon, Taylor Swift, 'Glee'

    October 14, 2010 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 LENNON LEGEND: Capitol Records' celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday Oct. 9 brings the party to both the Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Eight of Lennon's classic solo albums were remastered and r ...

  11. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  12. Reese Witherspoon Moving From June Carter to Peggy Lee

    August 10, 2010 6:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reese Witherspoon is working her way through the classic American songbook. The actress, who won an Oscar in 2005 for portraying June Carter in "Walk the Line," is pulling together an untitled biopic about Peggy Lee with writer-director No ...

  13. Reese Witherspoon Moving From June Carter to Peggy Lee

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reese Witherspoon is working her way through the classic American songbook. The actress, who won an Oscar in 2005 for portraying June Carter in "Walk the Line," is pulling together an untitled biopic about Peggy Lee with writer-director ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: A Madge-ical Week For 'Glee'

    April 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 NEW DIRECTIONS: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 18, 1989, Madonna 's "Like a Prayer" soared in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 38. 21 years, one month and three weeks later, the song makes its second Hot 100 appearance, again as the ...

  15. Kenny Rankin Dies At 69

    June 08, 2009 8:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Rankin, a brilliant pop vocalist and highly regarded musician-songwriter whose stylings ranged from jazz to pop to the world music influences he picked up as a child in New York, has died of complications related to lung cancer, his record com ...

  16. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the mu ...

  17. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in L ...

  18. March 27, 2009

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club. 2008 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Faustino Oramas of the Buena Vista Social Club d ...

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  20. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung f ...

  21. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of th ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer ...

  23. Badu, Scott, Wonder Help Latifah See The 'Light'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among the guests on Queen Latifah's second album for Verve, "Trav'lin' Light." Due Sept. 25, the project was co-produced by Tommy LiPuma a Stevie Wonder and soul ...

  24. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of th ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer ...

  26. Ask Billboard

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Keith's favorite 2006 singles, "Fever" and artists' "legendary" status. REPLACING IRREPLACEABLE Hello Keith, "Listen" from the motion picture "Dreamgirls" is, ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 GQ contributing editor Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. GQ contributing editor Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. Perhaps because Peggy Lee (1920–2002) sang with deceptive ease, her artistry has received less critical ...

  29. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2005 - Former Crowded House and Spli ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>R&B singer/pianist Charles Brown, 76, dies of congestive heart failure in Oakland, Calif. Brown scored his first hit, "Drifting Blues," in 1946 with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers.<br 2002 - Peggy Lee, t ...

  31. Chart Beat

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Late country legend Johnny Cash earns a career high debut and this week marks the return of such veteran artists as Diana Ross, Bette Midler and Kate Bush. THE LEGEND GROWS: More than 46 years after making his first appearance on the Billboard album ...

  32. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homema ...

  33. Ask Billboard

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paris Hilton, Bette Midler and Fiona Apple. PARIS IN SPRING? Hi Keith, Can you give me an update on Paris Hilton's album? I heard her single "Screwed" well over a year ago and for ...

  34. Ask Billboard

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lisa Marie Presley, Bette Midler and Bebel Gilberto SEEKING LISA MARIE Hi Keith, I absolutely love Lisa Marie Presley's second CD, "Now What!" I loved her first CD "To Whom It ...

  35. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-w ...

  36. Mountain Passages

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas may well be the hardest working man in jazz. Trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas may well be the hardest working man in jazz. With this disc, he introduces his own record label, Greenleaf, and adds yet another band, the e ...

  37. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee ...

  38. Billboard Bits: SARS/Toronto, USO, Peggy Lee

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on SARS affecting Toronto concerts, USO, Peggy Lee "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Billy Joel & Elton John have canceled visits Monday (April 28) to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. A ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers' 12th annual ELLA award on April 28 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The honor is presented "to singers whose contribution to the music wo ...

  40. A Woman Alone With the Blues

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrated jazz and blues singer Peggy Lee passed away in January 2002. A Woman Alone With the Blues is Maria Muldaur's tribute to Lee. Celebrated jazz and blues singer Peggy Lee passed away in January 2002. A Woman Alone With the Blues is Mari ...

  41. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-w ...

  42. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee ...

  43. The Singles Collection

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At four discs, this enchanting boxed set—lovingly remixed/remastered and coordinated by, respectively, Cy Godfrey and Steve Woof—shines the light brightly on Norma Deloris Egstrom, who l At four discs, this enchanting boxed set—lovingly remixed/rema ...

  44. Verve Compilation Sees Sour Side Of Love

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sympathizing with the lovelorn, Verve Records will next month issue "When Love Goes Wrong," a compilation of "15 of the most thoroughly depressing songs ever recorded." Due Jan. 28, just in time for V Sympathizing with the lovelo ...

  45. Six Feet Under

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The strength of HBO's Golden Globe-winning series Six Feet Under is its blanket quirkiness, magnificent characterization, and overarching themes of life and death. The strength of HBO's Golden Globe-winning series Six Feet Under is its bla ...

  46. The Judy Garland Show: The Show That Got Away

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thirty-nine years ago, CBS was looking to break the hold that NBC had on Sunday nights with the top-rated show Bonanza. Thirty-nine years ago, CBS was looking to break the hold that NBC had on Sunday nights with the top-rated show Bonanza. CBS found ...

  47. PJ Harvey, Beta Band Dig Deep For 'Six Feet Under'

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Universal has set a March 5 release date for "Six Feet Under -- Music From the Original Series," the soundtrack to the acclaimed HBO series of the same name. The album includes the show's main theme a Universal has set a March 5 relea ...

  48. Peggy Lee Dies At 81

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, died yesterday (Jan. 21) in Los Angeles. She was 81. L Peggy Lee, the singer-compos ...

  49. Universal To Pay Musicians $4.75 Million

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As many as 300 musicians and their families who claimed they were owed royalties from Universal Music Group may receive part of a $4.75 million settlement. As many as 300 musicians and their families who claimed they were owed royalties from Univers ...

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