2008 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 7 of 7

Feb 10th - 50th Grammy Awards: Rehab, Amy Winehouse wins
Apr 14th - 42nd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Trace Adkins wins
May 18th - 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win
May 24th - 53rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dima Bilan for Russia wins singing "Believe" in Belgrade
Sep 7th - 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win
Nov 12th - 42nd Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins
Nov 23rd - 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 81 of 81

Jan 8th - Clyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (b. c. 1924)
Jan 13th - Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
Jan 18th - Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
Jan 19th - John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
Jan 25th - Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
Feb 7th - Leona Wood, American painter and dancer dies aged 86
Feb 9th - Scott Halpin, a one time drummer of The Who.
Feb 13th - Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
Feb 19th - Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
Feb 24th - Larry Norman, American musician, singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
Feb 25th - Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
Feb 26th - Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies; b. 1947)
Feb 28th - Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)
Mar 2nd - Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
Mar 4th - Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
Mar 15th - Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
Mar 15th - Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
Mar 16th - Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (b. 1946)
Mar 20th - Klaus Dinger, German Musician (b. 1946)
Mar 22nd - Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
Mar 24th - Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
Apr 20th - VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
Apr 21st - Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)
Apr 25th - Humphrey Lyttelton, Jazz musician and broadcaster, (b. 1921)
May 8th - Eddy Arnold, Country music star (b. 1918)
May 10th - Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
May 11th - Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
May 11th - John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
May 15th - Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
Jun 2nd - Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
Jun 8th - Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)
Jun 14th - Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
Jun 14th - Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
Jun 17th - Cyd Charisse, American dancer and actress (b. 1922)
Jul 1st - Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
Jul 2nd - Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)
Jul 3rd - Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler and composer (b. 1956)
Jul 6th - Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
Jul 16th - Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
Jul 20th - Artie Traum, American guitarist (b. 1943)
Jul 24th - Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
Jul 27th - Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
Jul 28th - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
Jul 29th - Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
Aug 5th - Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
Aug 10th - Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
Aug 12th - Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
Aug 15th - Jerry Wexler, music producer and coiner of the term "Rhythm & Blues"
Aug 16th - Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners & Solo Artist (b. 1934)
Aug 16th - Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
Aug 19th - LeRoi Moore, American musician (Dave Matthews Band) (b.1961)
Aug 31st - Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
Sep 7th - Dino Dvornik, Croatian singer (b. 1964)
Sep 15th - Richard Wright, English singer/songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65
Sep 26th - Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
Sep 27th - Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
Oct 9th - Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
Oct 15th - Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)
Oct 17th - Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops) (b. 1936)
Oct 18th - Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)
Oct 24th - Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
Oct 29th - Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
Nov 1st - Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
Nov 1st - Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer (b. 1922)
Nov 1st - Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)
Nov 10th - Miriam Makeba, South African singer and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1932)
Nov 12th - Mitch Mitchell, English musician (b. 1947)
Nov 17th - George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
Nov 24th - Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
Nov 30th - Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)
Dec 1st - Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)
Dec 2nd - Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, dies of heart disease at 77
Dec 5th - Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
Dec 7th - Marky Cielo, Filipino and Igorot dancer and actor (b. 1988)
Dec 7th - Dennis Yost, American vocalist, dies at 65
Dec 10th - Didith Reyes, Filipino singer (b. 1948)
Dec 17th - Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
Dec 19th - Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
Dec 25th - Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (Santa Baby), dies at 81
Dec 27th - Delaney Bramlett, American musician (b. 1939)
Dec 29th - Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1938)

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