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Music executive Busby dead at 59

MALIBU, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Music executive Jheryl Busby, long credited with saving the Motown record label, has died in Malibu, Calif., at the age of 59, an official says.

Soul music stars fill Levert memorial

CLEVELAND, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A three-hour memorial for rhythm-and-blues singer Gerald Levert in his hometown of Cleveland featured performances by Stevie Wonder and Johnny Gill. About 7,500 people filled Public Hall on Friday to pay their respects to the late singer. Many wore purple

New Edition to perform at Essence Fest

HOUSTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The boy band New Edition, now grown up, has announced its first gig with the original lineup since 1986.

Bad Boys II stays No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- With such a powerful lineup, there's no dislodging "Bad Boys II" from atop the Billboard 200 chart for a third straight week.

UPI Entertainment News

Friends fill in for Vandross in video ... CBS: Hint of Lynch movie 'over the line' ... Hanks to play 'Good Time Charlie' ... Romano-less Ray show possible ... Matt LeBlanc spinoff considered

Friends fill in for Vandross in video

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Famous friends are starring in a music video of Luther Vandross' hit single "Dance With My Father" while he is hospitalized from a stroke.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 30)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 27)
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include country's June Carter Cash, Johnny's wife, in 1929 (age 73); country's Diana Trask and Adam Faith, both in 1940 (age 62); Paul Goddard, bassist with Atlanta Rhythm Section, in 1945 (age 57); and April Wine's Myles Goodwyn
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 22 through June 28.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

GRAMMY AWARDS The 44th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night Wednesday for the neo-soul of Alicia Keys and the old-time sound of bluegrass ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

TOMMY LEE Tommy Lee is being sued by the family of a four-year-old boy who drowned at the rocker?s home last summer.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill of New Edition performs in concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on June 28, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966) is an Grammy Award-nominated American R&B singer-songwriter best known for his romantic ballads and as a member of New Edition. His signature song "My, My, My" has been included on numerous romantic compilations.

Gill was born in Washington, D.C. The stepson of a minister, he started singing at age five in a family gospel group called "Wings of Faith," which included his brothers Bobby, Jeff, and Randy Gill (himself a solo recording artist and member of the group II D Extreme). His recording career began in 1983 when his childhood friend, singer Stacy Lattisaw, convinced him to record a demo. This demo fell into the hands of the president of Atlantic Records, and his self-titled debut album was released shortly thereafter, featuring the minor hit, "Super Love". Gill then teamed up with Stacy for a duet album, which featured their first hit together, "Perfect Combination." A second album on Atlantic Records, yielded the song "Half Crazy," which is still a fan favorite.

Gill began a new chapter in his career in 1987, when he was recruited by Michael Bivins to be the new fifth member of New Edition, a 1980s R&B group. The previous fifth member, Bobby Brown had been voted out of the group and enjoyed a successful solo career before reuniting with the group as a sixth member.

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