1. From the Billboard Archives 10/6/1973: Plastics Shortage Threatens Industry, B.B. King Gets a Diploma, Musicians Dress Up for 'The Rock Event'

    September 19, 2013 5:05 PM EDT This issue of Billboard dated Oct. 6, 1973 features a different layout from our previous From the Archive column from the issue when Dylan went electric at Newport Folk Festival, dated Aug. 7, 1965. It's headlined by an early version of our ...

  2. Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett

    9 Albums, 24 Songs

  3. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  4. Joe South, 'Games People Play' Singer, Dead at 72

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Joe South , who performed hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s such as "Games People Play" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and also penned songs including "Down in the Boondocks" for other artists, die ...

  5. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  6. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  7. Donald 'Duck' Dunn Remembered During Memphis' Beale Street Funeral March

    May 24, 2012 7:30 AM EDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The late bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn was honored Wednesday in the city where he performed on some of R&B's best-known hits, with musicians leading a lively funeral march down Memphis' Beale Street. ...

  8. Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Bassist With Booker T. and the MGs, Stax, Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers as well as a studio musician for the legendary Stax studios who played with countless m ...

  9. Soul-Funk Guitarist and 'Shaft' Wah-Wah Creator Charles 'Skip' Pitts Dies

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT R&B, soul and funk guitar architect and Bo-Keys member Charles "Skip" Pitts-whose signature riffs are forever immortalized in the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes' "Theme ...

  10. Dennis Coffey Taps Mayer Hawthorne, Paolo Nutini for Solo Album

    April 30, 2011 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 D ennis Coffey , the man who brought wah-wah to Motown (on the Temptations ' "Cloud Nine") and has a Hall of Fame-caliber sessions resume, brings his own music to the fore again this week with the help of some famous friends. Paolo Nu ...

  11. Warren Haynes Mines His Soul Roots On 'Man in Motion' Album, Due in May

    February 24, 2011 12:28 PM EST 0 0 0 G ov't Mule co-founder and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes will shows his roots as a soul man with the May 10 release of his fourth solo album, "Man in Motion" (Stax/Concord Music Group). The 10-song set, recorded in Will ...

  12. Solomon Burke Dies in Amsterdam at 70

    October 10, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 S olomon Burke , the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul," whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at age 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Phi ...

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lo ...

  14. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, ...

  15. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But ...

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one ...

  17. Kenny Gamble And Leon Huff To Receive BMI Icon Award

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff songwriting team will receive the Icon Award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards, to be held May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The duo composed and produced for the O'Jays, Lou Rawls, Jerry Butl ...

  18. Metallica, Run-DMC Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

    April 05, 2009 1:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica shoved the mosh pit into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heavy metal's heaviest hitters, whose menacing, monstrous sound has banged heads around the globe for decades, were inducted into rock's shrine on Saturday night, capping a ...

  19. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during th ...

  20. Fame Records Relaunches With Hughes CD

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dormant for more than 30 years, Fame Records is relaunching this fall via a new distribution deal with EMI. Dormant for more than 30 years, Fame Records is relaunching this fall via a new distribution deal with EMI. The first release from the label, ...

  21. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  22. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of B ...

  23. Hendrix Drummer Buddy Miles Dies At 60

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away yesterday (Feb. 26) in Austin, Texas, at the age of 60. A cause of death has yet to be announced. Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of G ...

  24. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

  25. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of B ...

  27. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most p ...

  28. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Ph ...

  29. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

  30. Anybody who's ever followed the path of their

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Anybody who's ever followed the path of their favorite hip-hop breakbeat has more often than not led themselves to the wellspring of funk and soul records released by the Warner Bros. family tree of c Anybody who's ever followed the path o ...

  31. Hinder, Eddie Money Heading 'Home' Together

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the veteran singer with a hoped-for comeback in 2007. The Oklahoma City quintet is planning to record a version of M Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life t ...

  32. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV ...

  33. When the Hits Flowed From Philly

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their record company and made pop music history. It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of ...

  34. How Thom Bell Rang Up The Hits For Philly International

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For fans of soul from the '70s, the hits were unforgettable: "Betcha by Golly Wow," "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)," "La La Means I Love You," "You Make Me Feel Brand New." For fans of soul from the ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday th 2005 - The "country girl&q ...

  36. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compi ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>John Phillips, a founder of the Mamas & the Papas, dies of heart failure in L.A. at the age of 65. The Mamas & the Papas reached the top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 six times from 1 2004 - A knee injury suffered n ...

  38. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wav ...

  39. Moore Stirring Up New Soul 'Sensation'

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sam & Dave principal Sam Moore has inked a new deal with Rhino, the first release under which will be an in-progress album, "Overnight Sensational." Sam & Dave principal Sam Moore has inked a new deal with Rhino, the first release ...

  40. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night's (Feb. 8) eve From the opening number, the Gram ...

  41. Soul Legend Wilson Pickett Dies At 64

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home, according to a spokesperson for the artist. He was 64. Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a ...

  42. Soul Legend Wilson Pickett Dies

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Soul/R&amp;B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a hospital near his Virginia home, according to a spokesperson. He was 64. The artist is survived by his fiancé and four c Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of ...

  43. Peter Gallagher

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although best known for playing Sandy Cohen on "The O.C." and film roles, singing is this actor's lifelong passion. Recently on Fox drama "The O.C.," actor Peter Gallagher showed off his vocal skills by singing Solomon Burke ...

  44. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Black Land Of Frank And 'Honey' Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black this week releases his first album in nine years under his own name, "Honeycomb." The 14-track Back Porch set was recorded in Nashville with such veteran ...

  45. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to split following the conclusion of its summer tour in August. 2004 - In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to ...

  46. Black Takes 'Honeycomb' To Back Porch

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his fir ...

  47. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, I 2004 - A knee injury suffered n ...

  48. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is 2002 - More than two dozen peopl ...

  49. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin musi ...

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