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September 2000 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 7 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
  • Sep 10 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" closes on at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 7,485 performances; won 7 Tony Awards, 3 Drama desk Awards, and a Grammy Award

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Sep 17 Farm Aid 13 held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, CSN&Y, Arlo Guthrie, Sawyer Brown, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, North Mississippi Allstars, Barenaked Ladies, and Tipper Gore

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 8 Shane Dylan, American jazz-hip-hop pianist composer, and record producer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 2 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia

Divorces in Music

  • Sep 22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 4 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana) dies of liver and kidney failure at 53
  • Sep 12 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (Wonderland), dies at 66
  • Sep 21 Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, dies at 72
  • Sep 26 Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • Sep 26 Nick Fatool, American jazz and session drummer, dies at 85