On This Day

January 2002 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Awards

Jan 9 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American Music Awards

Music Awards

Jan 9 29th American Music Awards: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

  • Jan 29 "Foolish" single released by Ashanti (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)

Weddings in Music

Eric Clapton

Jan 1 British guitar legend Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Armi Aavikko, Finnish beauty queen (Miss Finland, 1977), and pop singer, dies at 43
  • Jan 2 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • Jan 3 Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
  • Jan 7 Jon Lee, Welsh drummer (Feeder) takes his own life at 33
  • Jan 11 (Charles) Gene Dinwiddie, American blues saxophonist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), dies at 65
  • Jan 11 George Jinda, Hungarian-American smooth jazz and world music percussionist (Special EFX), dies from multiple medical condition complications at 41
  • Jan 16 Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • Jan 17 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 20 Henry Cosby, American songwriter, musician and producer for Motown ("Tears of a Clown"), dies at 73
  • Jan 20 Ivan Karabits, Ukrainian composer, conductor, and educator, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 Peggy Lee [Norma Delores Egstrom], American singer ("Fever"; "Is That All There Is?"), songwriter ("Mañana"), and actress (Pete Kelly's Blues; Lady and the Tramp), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 22 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jan 22 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), dies at 77
  • Jan 23 Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educatordies of renal cancer at 71
  • Jan 30 Carlo Karges, German guitarist and songwriter (Nena - "99 Luftballons"), dies of liver failure at 50
  • Jan 31 Henry Kloss, American audio engineer (acoustic loudspeaker), dies at 73