2001 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 8 28th American Music Awards: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • Jan 9 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Feb 21 43rd Grammy Awards: Beautiful Day, Shelby Lynne wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 28 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • May 8 36th Academy of Country Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Toby Keith win
  • May 12 46th Eurovision Song Contest: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL for Estonia wins singing "Everybody" in Copenhagen
  • Jun 13 35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 6 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 21 "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. organized and headlined by Michael Jackson and featuring Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and The Backstreet Boys

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Nov 7 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 13 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 20 Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 10 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 6 Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 3 Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (51) marries for second time fashion designer Kai Millard Morris

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (32) weds dancer/choreographer Cris Judd (32) in Calabasas, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Oct 5 "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan
  • Dec 31 Glamour model and actress Coco Austin (33) weds rapper-actor Ice-T (54) in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (43) weds Manuela Testolini


Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Les Brown, American bandleader (b. 1912)
  • Jan 12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • Jan 13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • Jan 24 Leif Thybo, Danish composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • Feb 4 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 4 Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
  • Feb 7 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)
  • Feb 10 George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 19 Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 4 Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • Mar 7 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • Mar 10 Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • Mar 18 John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
  • Mar 28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
  • Mar 29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 1 Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 6 Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
  • Apr 11 Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Apr 15 Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • Apr 24 Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
  • May 3 Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
  • May 9 James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
  • May 12 Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
  • May 16 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
  • May 17 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), dies at 77
  • May 19 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • May 20 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
  • May 30 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jun 4 John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
  • Jun 7 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
  • Jun 11 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (b. 1923)
  • Jun 15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • Jun 21 John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
  • Jun 30 Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer (b. 1924)
  • Jun 30 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 3 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Jul 5 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • Jul 7 Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Jul 11 Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
  • Jul 19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • Jul 24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • Jul 27 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
  • Aug 2 Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)
  • Aug 4 Lorenzo Music, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Aug 19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • Aug 25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • Aug 25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • Aug 29 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • Sep 2 Jay Migliori, American saxophonist (Supersax), dies at 70
  • Sep 6 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • Sep 14 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
  • Sep 22 Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
  • Oct 2 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • Oct 13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
  • Oct 17 Jay Livingston, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • Oct 18 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 28 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 31 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • Nov 16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • Nov 22 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • Nov 23 O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
  • Nov 24 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • Nov 28 Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  • Nov 29 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 29 George Harrison, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Dec 3 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • Dec 13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
  • Dec 15 Rufus Thomas, American musician (b. 1917)
  • Dec 16 Stuart Adamson, English-born Scottish musician (The Skids, Big Country) (b. 1958)
  • Dec 18 Gilbert Bécaud, French singer (b. 1927)
  • Dec 18 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer (b. 1914)
  • Dec 19 Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • Dec 29 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)