2000 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Jan 8th "Music City Miracle", with 16 seconds left in the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game, the Tennessee Titans' Lorenzo Neal handed the ball to Frank Wycheck, who then lateraled the ball across the width of the field to his teammate, Kevin Dyson, who in turn ran the length of the field down the sideline for the game-winning touchdown to defeat the Buffalo Bills 22-16

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 17th 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 23rd 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 4th 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Apr 14th Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
  • May 13th 45th Eurovision Song Contest: Olsen Brothers for Denmark wins singing "Fly on the Wings of Love" in Stockholm

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 23rd Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

Rapper Eminem

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 14th 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • Jun 29th Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'
  • Sep 7th 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win
  • Sep 10th The musical Cats closes on Broadway
  • Oct 4th 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5th Maya Bond, American singer and musician
  • Nov 20th Connie Talbot, English singer

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 10th Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 9th Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jun 17th Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24th "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10th Lead vocalist Dave Matthews (33) weds Jennifer Ashley Harper

Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
  • Sep 2nd "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 18th "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office
  • Dec 2nd Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22nd Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

Divorces in Music

  • Sep 22nd Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2nd Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 16th Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • Jan 16th John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
  • Jan 17th Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • Jan 27th Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 2nd Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4th Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • Feb 7th Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • Feb 7th Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • Feb 12th Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70
  • Feb 12th Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • Feb 12th Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 23rd Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • Mar 1st Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • Mar 3rd Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • Mar 7th Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • Mar 9th Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • Mar 20th Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 27th Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • Apr 11th Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 19th Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 21st Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929)
  • Apr 27th Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
  • May 6th Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • May 10th Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • May 18th Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • May 20th Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
  • May 30th Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • May 31st Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • May 31st Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 14th Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • Jun 21st Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 15th Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • Jul 15th Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • Jul 28th Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • Aug 11th Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • Aug 13th Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • Aug 16th Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • Aug 25th Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
  • Aug 26th [Douglas] Allen Woody, American bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), dies at 44
  • Sep 2nd Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 12th Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Sep 26th Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • Oct 1st Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 3rd Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • Oct 18th Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Oct 18th Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)
  • Oct 19th Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • Oct 27th Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • Oct 28th Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 30th Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Oct 31st Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  • Nov 5th Jimmie Davis, singer and politician (b. 1899)
  • Nov 12th Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  • Nov 15th Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 16th Joe C., American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Dec 3rd Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • Dec 18th Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • Dec 19th Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • Dec 19th Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 19th Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • Dec 23rd Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 23rd Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Dec 24th Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • Dec 26th Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 31st José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)