2009 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 10 of 10

Feb 8th - 51st Grammy Awards: Please Read The Letter, Adele wins
Apr 5th - 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win
May 16th - 54th Eurovision Song Contest: Alexander Rybak for Norway wins singing "Fairytale" in Moscow
Jun 7th - 63rd Tony Awards: Billy Elliot the Musical & God of Carnage win
Jun 17th - 43rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
Jul 13th - "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres
Sep 13th - 26th MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna win
Nov 3rd - 23rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win
Nov 11th - 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
Nov 22nd - 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 59 of 59

Jan 13th - Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
Jan 20th - David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
Jan 24th - Gérard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
Jan 28th - Billy Powell, American musician (b. 1952)
Jan 29th - John Martyn, Scottish singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
Feb 4th - Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
Feb 11th - Estelle Bennett, American singer (b. 1941)
Feb 15th - Joe Cuba, Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
Feb 19th - Kelly Groucutt, Bass guitarist and singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b.1945)
Feb 19th - Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b.1974)
Feb 20th - Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
Mar 4th - Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
Mar 4th - John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)
Mar 14th - Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
Mar 19th - Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
Mar 20th - Mel Brown, American/Canadian Blues Guitarist (b. 1939)
Mar 29th - Maurice Jarre, French composer (b.1924)
Mar 29th - Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)
Apr 25th - Beatrice Arthur, American comedian, actress, and singer, dies of cancer at 82
Apr 25th - Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), dies at 86
Apr 27th - Frankie Manning, an American dancer, instructor, choreographer, and one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop. (b. 1914)
Apr 28th - Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (b. 1947)
May 12th - Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
May 18th - Dolla American Rapper a.k.a. Roderick Anthony Burton II (b.1987)
May 24th - Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
Jun 3rd - Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", dies of complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding at 80
Jun 3rd - Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
Jun 5th - Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1978)
Jun 7th - Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
Jun 7th - Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
Jun 14th - Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson (Jun 25th) Jun 25th - Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50
Jun 27th - Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)
Jul 4th - Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
Jul 4th - Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
Jul 6th - Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)
Jul 20th - Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)
Aug 6th - Willy DeVille, American singer (Mink DeVille), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
Aug 7th - Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
Aug 12th - Les Paul, American musician (b. 1915)
Aug 12th - Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) American musician and inventor aged 94
Aug 20th - Larry Knechtel, American keyboard player and bassist (b. 1940)
Aug 21st - Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972)
Sep 14th - Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
Sep 14th - Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)
Folk Singer Mary TraversFolk Singer Mary Travers (Sep 16th) Sep 16th - Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)
Sep 25th - Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan pianist (b. 1923)
Oct 4th - Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
Oct 10th - Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
Oct 12th - Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
Oct 17th - Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)
Oct 26th - George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
Dec 1st - Gustavo Adolfo Palma, Guatemalan singer (b. 1920)
Dec 2nd - Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
Dec 8th - Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
Dec 25th - Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
Dec 26th - Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
Dec 28th - James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
Dec 30th - Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)

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