2001 – Singer/songwriter Charles Trenet, a legend … Read more

2001 – Singer/songwriter Charles Trenet, a legend …

2001 – Singer/songwriter Charles Trenet, a legend in his native France whose best-known international hit was “La Mer” _ which Bobby Darin made famous as “Beyond the Sea” _ dies at Henri-Mondor hospital outside Paris. He is 87. Considered by many to be the father of French chanson, Trenet wrote more than 1,000 songs in […]

2001 – James Taylor ties the knot with longtime gi… Read more

2001 – James Taylor ties the knot with longtime gi…

2001 – James Taylor ties the knot with longtime girlfriend Caroline “Kim” Smedvig. The two marry at a Boston church during a small ceremony attended by about 50 family and friends. Smedvig, an executive with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is given away by John Williams, the Hollywood film composer and Boston Pops conductor laureate. Andre […]

2001 – Prince launches a subscription service wher… Read more

2001 – Prince launches a subscription service wher…

2001 – Prince launches internet-based subscription service NPGMusicClub.  A subscription service whereby fans are asked to pay as much as $100 per year. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Prince Rogers Nelson received his name from his father, jazz musician John Nelson, who was a performer in the Prince Rogers Trio. In constrast to the privileged […]