2001 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 7 of 7

Jan 4th - Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row
Jan 8th - 28th American Music Award: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win
Jan 9th - Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.
Feb 21st - 43rd Grammy Awards: Beautiful Day, Shelby Lynne wins
Sep 6th - 18th MTV Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani wins
Oct 21st - "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.
Nov 7th - 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 68 of 68

Jan 4th - Les Brown, American bandleader (b. 1912)
Jan 12th - Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
Jan 13th - Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
Jan 27th - Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
Feb 4th - J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
Feb 4th - Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
Feb 7th - Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)
Feb 10th - George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
Feb 19th - Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
Mar 4th - Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
Mar 7th - Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
Mar 10th - Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
Mar 18th - John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
Mar 28th - Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
Mar 29th - John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
Apr 1st - Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
Apr 6th - Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
Apr 11th - Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
Apr 15th - Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
Apr 20th - Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
Apr 24th - Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
May 3rd - Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
May 9th - James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
May 12th - Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
May 16th - Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
May 19th - Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
May 20th - Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
Jun 4th - John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
Jun 7th - Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
Jun 11th - Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (b. 1923)
Jun 21st - John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
Jun 30th - Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer (b. 1924)
Jun 30th - Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
Jul 3rd - Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
Jul 5th - Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
Jul 7th - Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
Jul 11th - Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
Jul 24th - Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
Jul 27th - Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
Aug 2nd - Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)
Aug 4th - Lorenzo Music, American actor (b. 1937)
Aug 19th - Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
Aug 25th - Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
Aug 25th - Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
Aug 29th - Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
Sep 6th - Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
Sep 14th - Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
Sep 22nd - Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
Oct 2nd - Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
Oct 13th - Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
Oct 17th - Jay Livingston, American songwriter (b. 1915)
Oct 18th - Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
Oct 28th - Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
Nov 16th - Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
Nov 17th - Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
Nov 22nd - Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
Nov 23rd - O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
Nov 24th - Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
Nov 28th - Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917)
Nov 29th - Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)
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Nov 29th - George Harrison, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)
Dec 13th - Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
Dec 15th - Rufus Thomas, American musician (b. 1917)
Dec 16th - Stuart Adamson, English-born Scottish musician (The Skids, Big Country) (b. 1958)
Dec 18th - Gilbert Bécaud, French singer (b. 1927)
Dec 18th - Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer (b. 1914)
Dec 19th - Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
Dec 29th - Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)


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