2002 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 17 of 17

Jan 9th - Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards
Jan 9th - 29th American Music Awards: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win
Feb 17th - 'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.
Feb 27th - 44th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keys wins
Mar 20th - 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins
May 11th - Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End.
May 22nd - 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson win
May 22nd - The remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
May 25th - 47th Eurovision Song Contest: Marie N for Latvia wins singing "I Wanna" in Tallinn
Jun 4th - Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, "Let Go"
Jun 11th - "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox
Jun 12th - 36th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win
Rapper EminemRapper Eminem Aug 29th - 19th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Pink win
Oct 26th - Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.
Nov 6th - 36th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins
Nov 13th - Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song
Dec 27th - "Chicago", based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (Best Picture 2003)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 55 of 55

Jan 2nd - Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
Jan 3rd - Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
Jan 7th - Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
Jan 16th - Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
Jan 20th - Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
Jan 21st - Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
Feb 1st - Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)
Feb 2nd - Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
Feb 9th - Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
Feb 10th - Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer/songwriter (b. 1936)
Feb 13th - Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
Feb 24th - Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
Feb 24th - Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (b. 1912)
Feb 28th - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
Mar 3rd - Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
Mar 4th - Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
Mar 18th - Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (b. 1943)
Mar 23rd - Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)
Mar 26th - Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley MooreActor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore (Mar 27th) Mar 27th - Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)
Apr 3rd - Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
Apr 5th - Layne Staley, American musician (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)
Apr 20th - Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
Apr 25th - Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)
May 3rd - Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer and pianist (b. 1928)
May 6th - Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932)
May 17th - Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (b. 1940)
May 28th - Jean Berger, German-born composer (b. 1909)
Jun 5th - Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1952)
Jun 6th - Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (b. 1959)
Jun 23rd - Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
Jun 27th - John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
Jun 29th - Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
Jul 2nd - Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, dies in his sleep at 75
Aug 9th - Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
Guitarist Michael HouserGuitarist Michael Houser (Aug 10th) Aug 10th - Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (b. 1962)
Aug 14th - Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
Sep 4th - Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
Sep 7th - Erma Franklin, American singer (b. 1938)
Oct 10th - Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
Oct 12th - Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (b. 1916)
Oct 14th - Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
Oct 18th - Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (b. 1950)
Oct 23rd - Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
Oct 25th - Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72
Oct 30th - Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
Nov 3rd - Lonnie Donegan, Scotish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
Actor and Singer Richard HarrisActor and Singer Richard Harris (Oct 25th) Nov 5th - Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1936)
Nov 21st - Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
Nov 26th - Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
Nov 28th - Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
Dec 9th - Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
Dec 13th - Zal Yanovsky, Canadian musician (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1945)
Dec 22nd - Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash", dies at age 50
Dec 31st - Kevin MacMichael, American guitarist (Cutting Crew) (b. 1951)

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