2000 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 13 of 13

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
Jan 17th - 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win
Feb 23rd - 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins
Mar 4th - 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win
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
May 23rd - Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)
May 30th - 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win
Jun 14th - 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins
Rapper EminemRapper Eminem 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

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

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

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 58 of 58

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 4th - Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
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 musician (b. 1929)
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 musician (b. 1942)
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)
Aug 11th - Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
Aug 13th - Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
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)
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve AllenTV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen (Oct 30th) Oct 30th - Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)
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 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 31st - José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)

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