January 2002 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 9 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

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


Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
  • Jan 3 Juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
  • Jan 3 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • Jan 7 Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • Jan 16 Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • Jan 20 Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
  • Jan 21 Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
  • Jan 22 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), dies of cancer at 56