2003 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 15 of 15

Jan 13th - Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.
Jan 13th - 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win
Feb 2nd - Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'
Feb 2nd - Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'
Feb 23rd - 45th Grammy Awards: Don't Know Why, Norah Jones wins
Mar 1st - 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win
Apr 7th - 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win
May 21st - 38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win
May 24th - 48th Eurovision Song Contest: Sertab Erener for Turkey wins singing "Everyway That I Can" in Riga
Jun 10th - "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco
Aug 28th - 20th MTV Video Music Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake win
Singer Beyoncé KnowlesSinger Beyoncé Knowles Sep 27th - Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet
Oct 30th - "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth,
Nov 5th - 37th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins
Nov 17th - Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 88 of 88

Jan 2nd - Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
Jan 4th - Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
Jan 5th - Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
Jan 8th - Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
Jan 11th - Mickey Finn, English drummer (T. Rex) (b. 1947)
Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice GibbGuitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb (Jan 12th) Jan 12th - Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53
Jan 15th - Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
Jan 17th - Balint Vazsonyi, Hingarian pianist (b. 1936)
Jan 23rd - Nell Carter, American singer and actress (b. 1948)
Feb 1st - Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist and band leader (b. 1922)
Feb 2nd - Lou Harrison, American composer (b. 1917)
Feb 4th - Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
Feb 19th - Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
Feb 20th - Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)
Feb 23rd - Howie Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (b. 1955)
Feb 27th - John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
Mar 2nd - Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
Mar 2nd - Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
Mar 3rd - Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
Mar 8th - Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
Mar 28th - Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
Mar 31st - Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
Apr 1st - Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer (b. 1956)
Apr 2nd - Edwin Starr, American singer (b. 1942)
Apr 6th - Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)
Pop Singer Little EvaPop Singer Little Eva (Apr 10th) Apr 10th - Little Eva (stage name for Eva Boyd) American pop singer (Locomotion)
Apr 17th - Earl King, American musician and songwriter (b. 1934)
Apr 21st - Nina Simone, American singer and pianist (b. 1933)
Apr 22nd - Felice Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1925)
May 10th - Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
May 11th - Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
May 15th - June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73
May 25th - Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
May 27th - Luciano Berio, Italian composer (b. 1925)
Jun 5th - Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
Jun 6th - Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
Country Singer June Carter CashCountry Singer June Carter Cash (May 15th) Jul 1st - Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
Jul 4th - Barry White, American singer, dies at 58
Jul 4th - André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
Jul 6th - Skip Battin, American rocker, dies at 69
Jul 7th - Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
Jul 12th - Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
Jul 13th - Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (b. 1907)
Jul 16th - Celia Cruz, Cuban musician (b. 1924)
Jul 17th - Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
Jul 25th - Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
Aug 3rd - Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
Aug 9th - Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (b. 1946)
Aug 9th - Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)
Aug 10th - Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer
Singer Barry WhiteSinger Barry White (Jul 4th) Aug 13th - Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
Aug 15th - Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957)
Aug 18th - Tony Jackson, English musician (The Searchers) (b. 1938)
Aug 21st - Wesley Willis, American musician (b. 1963)
Aug 22nd - Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
Sep 4th - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
Sep 4th - Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
Sep 5th - Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-born singer (b. 1927)
Sep 7th - Warren Zevon, American musician (b. 1947)
Sep 12th - Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)
Sep 14th - John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
Sep 15th - Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
Sep 16th - Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
Country Singer Johnny CashCountry Singer Johnny Cash (Sep 12th) Sep 19th - Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
Sep 23rd - Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)
Sep 24th - Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
Sep 26th - Robert Palmer, English singer (b. 1949)
Sep 26th - Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
Oct 7th - Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
Oct 10th - Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
Oct 21st - Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)
Oct 23rd - Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
Oct 29th - Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering on stroke at 82
Oct 31st - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
Nov 5th - Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
Nov 8th - Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)
Nov 12th - Tony Thompson, American drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)
Nov 15th - Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)
Nov 15th - Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
Nov 17th - Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
Nov 17th - Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)
Nov 18th - Michael Kamen, American composer (b. 1948)
Nov 26th - Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
Dec 6th - Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
Dec 8th - Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1919)
Dec 16th - Gary Stewart, American musician and songwriter (b. 1945)
Dec 22nd - Dave Dudley, American singer (b. 1928)
Dec 30th - Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (b. 1963)

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