1. Ritchie Valens

    Ritchie Valens

    5 Albums, 2 Songs

    • Ritchie Valens
    • La  Bamba: The Definitive Collection
    • La Bamba
    • Ritchie Valens/Ritchie [Bonus Tracks]
    • La  Bamba: The Definitive Collection
    • La Bamba
    • The Best of Ritchie Valens [Rhino]
  2. Bobby Vee Has Alzheimer's Disease

    May 01, 2012 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed last year. "Needless to say it was a moment that st ...

  3. John Walker, Walker Brothers Singer, Dies at 67

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers , one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal a ...

  4. Johnny Preston, 'Running Bear' Singer, Dies at 71

    March 07, 2011 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Johnny Preston, who had a No. 1 hit with the song "Running Bear" in 1960, died in Beaumont, Tex., on Friday (Mar. 4). He was 71. His death was confirmed by his son, Scott, who said Mr. Preston had bypass surgery late last year and suffered ...

  5. 11 R&B/Hip-Hop No. 11s For '11

    January 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 May 2011 bring you health, happiness and prosperity. On Billboard charts, however, the number 11 is often synonymous with frustration. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11, but of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Mor ...

  6. 'Barbra Streisand': What's In A Name?

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  7. Taking Peaks, Part 4: Nos. 25-1

    January 26, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  8. Del-Fi Records Founder Bob Keane Dies At 87

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Del-Fi Records founder Bob Keane, who discovered rocker Ritchie Valens, has died in Los Angeles at age 87. Keane's son, Tom, tells the Los Angeles Times that his father died of renal failure Saturday at an assisted-living home in Hollywood. B ...

  9. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel ), Elvis Co ...

  10. May 13, 2009

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Remy Ma is sentenced to eight years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion in conjunction with the shooting of a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. 2007 – Rock legend Bo Diddley is hospitalized after a concer ...

  11. March 19, 2009

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – R&B singer Luther Ingram dies of heart failure in Belleville, Ill., at the age of 69. 2002 – Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 – Aerosmith, Michael Jac ...

  12. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf ...

  13. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-pr ...

  14. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singl ...

  15. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, ...

  16. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist o ...

  17. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's 2005 - American Head Charge guitarist B ...

  18. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split comes from Lachey, in the form of the ballad "What's Left of Me." The track premieres at 12:01 AM ET via AOL Music. 2006 - The first new music to emerge f ...

  19. Chart Beat

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat and more! 'JUNO' AND THE PAYDIRT: Last week, I asked if the "Juno" soundtrack will be "Uno," as in No. 1 on The Billboard 200. We didn't quit ...

  20. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-pr ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singl ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist o ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's 2005 - American Head Charge guitarist B ...

  25. This Day in Music

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  26. This Day in Music

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  27. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Online sheet music seller Sunhawk Corp. signs a multiyear agreement with Warner Bros. Publications to sell Warner-owned sheet music via the Internet. By logging onto the Sunhawk Web Site 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on th ...

  28. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1975 - </b>Country & Western star Bob Wills dies of pneumonia at the age of 70. His group Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys have six No. 1 country singles. The most successful is "New Spanish 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna w ...

  29. This Day in Music

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  30. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2006 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.<br clear="no 2005 - American Head Ch ...

  31. Santana, Hancock Jam At Charity Show

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los Lobos on stage last night (March 1) at the Beverly Hills Hilton during a fundraiser that saluted the guitarist's charity work. Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los ...

  32. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>James Louis "J.J." Johnson, the father of modern jazz trombone, dies at home in Indianapolis of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been suffering from prostate cancer. He i 2004 - One of the most res ...

  33. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Mas ...

  34. This Day in Music

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  35. This Day in Music

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  36. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans o ...

  37. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his sti ...

  38. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Billy Corgan plays his first-ever solo acoustic show in his Chicago hometown at the Metro. The performance is filmed for inclusion on a forthcoming DVD, which also features footage from 2004 - Billy Corgan plays his first-e ...

  39. Holly Celebrated With Anniversary Set

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Universal Music International is prepping what it calls the definitive audio/video collection of a lost rock'n'roll icon. Universal Music International is prepping what it calls the definitive audio/video collection of a lost rock'n&# ...

  40. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s underground rock scene, the Meat Puppets, are honored with the Rykodisc release of "Classic Puppets," a retrospective featuring 2004 - One of the most resp ...

  41. Warner Unit Acquires Del-Fi Catalog

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deal includes hits by Ritchie Valens, Bobby Fuller Deal includes hits by Ritchie Valens, Bobby Fuller News Bobby Fuller , Ritchie Valens ...

  42. Warner Unit Acquires Del-Fi Catalog

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records. Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records. Founded by producer Bob Keane, De ...

  43. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe T ...

  44. This Day in Music

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  45. This Day in Music

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  46. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy returns to their hometown, Salt Lake City, to sing at a charity dinner benefiting the Karl Malone Foundation for children's charities. The performance is the first in their home 1999 - Shedaisy returns to thei ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>James Blackwood, the last founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and one of the giants of Southern gospel music, dies in Memphis of complications of a stroke. He is 82. 2002 - James Blackwood, the last founding m ...

  49. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album ""Imagination,"" countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson ""schemed ag ...

  50. Country Legend Waylon Jennings Dies At 64

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died today (Feb. 13) after a long battle with diabetes-related health problems. He was 64. A Jennings spokeswoman said he died peacef Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement ...

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