1. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith dies in Detroit. He is 66. 2002 - Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith dies in Detroit. He is 66. 2001 - Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie followi ...

  2. Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield Dies

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday (Nov. 5) in a Kalamazoo, Mich., hotel, police said. Hatfield, 63, was found in his hotel room by staffers a Bobby Hatfield, half of legendary vocal duo the ...

  3. Spector's $1 Million Bail Extended Again

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Record producer Phil Spector's $1 million bail was extended a second time while the district attorney's office considers whether to charge him in the shooting death of a woman at his home in February. Record producer Phil Spector's $1 ...

  4. Billboard Bits: Beatles, String Cheese, Lit

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Beatles, String Cheese, Lit Infinity Broadcasting has teamed with Apple Corps to present a premiere airing of "Let It Be...Naked," the new version of the Beatles' swan song. The album will be aired in its entirety Nov. 13 at 1 ...

  5. New Lennon DVD Celebrates His 'Legend'

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Never-before-seen footage of former Beatle John Lennon will highlight the DVD "Lennon Legend," executive produced by the artist's widow, Yoko Ono. The release will arrive Nov. 18 in North America via Never-before-seen footage of forme ...

  6. Coroner: Death At Spector Home A Homicide

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The February shooting death of an actress at the home of record producer Phil Spector was ruled a homicide today (Sept. 22) by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The February shooting death of an actress at the home of record producer Phi ...

  7. Starsailor Breaks 'Silence' In January

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomore Capitol album "Silence Is Easy." A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomor ...

  8. Detectives Submit Findings On Spector

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheriff's detectives say they have concluded that legendary record producer Phil Spector was responsible for the shooting death of an actress and have submitted their findings to prosecutors. Sheriff's detectives say they have concluded th ...

  9. The Beatles Revisit 'Let It Be'

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a move that has been bantered about for years, a new edition of the Beatles' 1970 swan song "Let It Be" will be released Nov. 17 internationally by EMI. In a move that has been bantered about for years, a new edition of the Beatles ...

  10. Spector Murder Case Delayed

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheriff's detectives in Los Angeles will not be ready to present a case against music producer Phil Spector at his scheduled court date next week, nearly six months after an actress was shot to death Sheriff's detectives in Los Angeles wil ...

  11. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardini ...

  12. Spector: 'She Killed Herself'

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In his first interview since his arrest for suspicion of murder, legendary producer Phil Spector says actress Lana Clarkson was drunk and killed herself in his Alhambra, Calif., home in February. In his first interview since his arrest for suspicion ...

  13. The Smell of Our Own

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ever wonder what would happen if Belle & Sebastian united forces with nonprofit musical group Up With People, with Phil Spector as producer? No? Well, Toronto's Joel Gibb, who records as the Hidde Ever wonder what would happen if Belle & ...

  14. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks. 2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of t ...

  15. Spector's Attorney Says He'll Be Cleared

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ending weeks of silence, an attorney for Phil Spector said yesterday (March 11) the music producer will be cleared in the death of an actress found shot to death at his mansion. Ending weeks of silence, an attorney for Phil Spector said yesterday (M ...

  16. Rock Hall Welcomes Police, Clash, Costello

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, AC/DC, and the Righteous Brothers into the fold last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria H The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the ...

  17. Police Refute Suicide Report In Spector Case

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An investigator at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is refuting a radio report claiming that law-enforcement officials believe actress Lana Clarkson shot herself at producer Phil Spector's home Fe An investigator at the Los Angeles She ...

  18. Cops Expect Delay In Spector Murder Probe

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sheriff's detectives probing a fatal shooting at music producer Phil Spector's home will not be ready to present their case by his scheduled arraignment, the lead investigator said yesterday (Feb. 18) Sheriff's detectives probing a fa ...

  19. Friend: Spector Will Contend Shooting Was Accidental

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Phil Spector will contend the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his suburban mansion last week was accidental, a close friend of the legendary music producer said. "I believe his defense will Phil Spector will contend the shooting deat ...

  20. Police: Spector Met Woman Hours Before Death

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of his hilltop home just hours after meeting her at the House of Blues nightclub on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip where s Police think legendary rock producer Phil S ...

  21. Phil Spector Posts $1 Million Bond

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Acclaimed music producer Phil Spector was freed last night (Feb. 3) after posting $1 million bond. As previously reported, the 62-year-old was arrested early yesterday morning for investigation of mur Acclaimed music producer Phil Spector was freed ...

  22. Update: Phil Spector Arrested In Shooting Death

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer Phil Spector, noted for his work with the Beatles, Ike & Tina Turner, the Righteous Brothers, and the Ronettes, was arrested this morning (Feb. 3) on charges of murder in connection with Producer Phil Spector, noted for his work with th ...

  23. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American so ...

  24. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is Tennison's fourth and Gillespie's first. 2001 - Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Ma ...

  25. New York Court Nixes Some Ronettes Royalties

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Ronettes can't collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music they recorded for Phil Spector in the 1960s, New York's highest court has ruled. A contract that members of the pop group sig The Ronettes can't collect movie ...

  26. Ronettes Royalties Case Presses On

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The longstanding fight between a sixties girl group and rock'n'roll impresario Phil Spector is on the docket this week of New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. The court battle between Spector an The longstanding fight between a sixti ...

  27. Hairspray

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny Happy People. In 1991, R.E.M. (and guest vocalist Kate Pierson of the B-52's) scored a top 10 hit with the buoyant "Shiny ...

  28. N.Y. Court To Hear Spector Appeal

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York state's highest court has decided it will consider the case of record producer Phil Spector and 1960s vocal group the Ronettes over millions of dollars in movie soundtrack royalties. The stat New York state's highest court has dec ...

  29. Appeals Court Upholds $3M Award To Ronettes

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A New York appeals court has ordered record producer Phil Spector to pay about $3 million to the Ronettes, the 1960s "girl group" trio he discovered, managed, and allegedly cheated. The trio -- which A New York appeals court has ordered re ...

  30. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assu ...

  31. Beautifulgarbage

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Those approaching Beautifulgarbage expecting more of the same (that is, its predecessor, Version 2.0) are in for a wonderful surprise. Beautifulgarbage finds bandmates/ co-producers Butch Vig, Steve M Those approaching Beautifulgarbage expecting mor ...

  32. New Mercury Rev Album Honors Producer Nitzsche

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Experimental rockers Mercury Rev have completed work on the follow up to 1998's critically lauded "Deserter's Songs." A tribute to late producer Jack Nitzsche, the Buffalo, N.Y.-bred band's forthcomin Experimental rockers Me ...

  33. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and fr ...

  34. Spector Battles Over Legendary Race Car

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The California legal battle over a long-lost, $4 million race car has taken a bizarre twist, with a lawyer for producer Phil Spector claiming the pop music legend still owns the 1964 Cobra Daytona Cou The California legal battle over a long-lost, $4 ...

  35. Joey Ramone Dead At 49

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, died yesterday (April 15). H Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the ...

  36. Joey Ramone Dead At 49

    April 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the gangly punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash to signify the New York punk revolution, died yesterday (April 15). H Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman), the ...

  37. Box Set Celebrates Dion's Days As 'King'

    January 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "I've never seen a package put together like it. I'm from the '50s. We didn't even have the Grammys in the '50s. This is a nice career piece, like, if I didn't know me, I'd be impressed." "I've ...

  38. George Harrison: 'All Things' In Good Time

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An expanded edition Billboard Editor-In-Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George Harrison, available only on Billboard.com. This is an expanded edition Billboard Editor In Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George ...

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