2000 – A fire damages R&B legend James Brown’s office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the building.
2000 – Macro Antonia Solis, Elvis Crespo, and Mana are among the big winners at the seventh annual Chart Toppers Latin Music Awards, presented at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach . Solis is named songwriter of the year, and his 30-year career in Latin music is marked with his induction into Chart Toppers’s […]
2000 – American singer Vicki Sue Robinson died. She had the 1976 disco hit ‘Turn The Beat Around’, sang back-up vocals on Irene Cara’s Top Ten hit single ‘Fame.’
2000 – Representatives for Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan and folk singer Cheryl Wheeler cry foul when a videotape documenting the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, set to music by the artists, is released to the public. The tape features footage shot by local firefighters of the scene at the Littleton, Colo., high school, mixed with […]
2000 – Putumayo Artists releases South African singer/songwriter and renowned humanrights activist Miriam Makeba’s “Homeland,” her first studio album in 10 years.
2000 – Eric Clapton is reunited on a TV stage in London with his former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock, for their first performance together in 29 years. The setting is the recording of the latest edition of the BBC2 TV series “Later With Jools Holland.”
2000 – announces details of its planned 24-date “Back To Basics” tour. Kicking off July 4 and ending Aug. 6, the tour _ with rappers Cypress Hill in tow _ is to play multiple night stands in 3-5,000-capacity venues in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.
2000 – Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs “How Great Thou Art.”
2000 – Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires died of a heart attack. Sang on Presley’s ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ and ‘Hound Dog.’ Also worked with Ricky Nelson, Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Marie Osmond, Tom Jones and Merle Haggard.
2000 – Neal Matthews Jr., a member of the gospel-influenced harmony group the Jordanaires, dies of an apparent heart attack at his home near Nashville. He is 70.
2000 – Robert Plant appeared at Disney’s Theatre of the Stars in Orlando, Florida to leave his handprints outside the theatre.
2000 – Steven Curtis Chapman tops the 31st annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, presented at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Chapman receives six accolades, including best male vocalist, best pop/contemporary album for “Speechless,” and best pop/contemporary recorded song for “Dive.”