On This Day

January 2000 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 8 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 Flo Milli [Tamia Carter], American rapper and songwriter ( Ho, Why Is You Here?), born in Mobile, Alabama

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • Jan 10 Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), dies at 98
  • Jan 16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters), dies at 71
  • Jan 17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • Jan 20 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, dies of kidney disease at 76
  • Jan 27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian classical and jazz pianist and composer (Ineffable; Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra), dies at 69
  • Jan 31 Simon "Si" Zentner, American jazz, session, and pop trombonist and big-band leader, dies of leukemia at 82