2001 – The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is Webcast live by AOL.
2001 – Conductor Sir Simon Rattle and tenor Russell Watson take top honors at the Classical Brit Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Rattle’s recording with the Berliner Philharmoniker of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 is named ensemble/orchestral album of the year and receives the critics’ award. Rattle also wins for outstanding contribution. Watson’s “The Voice” […]
2001 – Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney’s Randwick Pavillion.
2001 – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Lady Marmalade.’
2001 – Tool went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Lateralus.’
2001 – Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Byrd sings while the jumbotron video screens show highlights of Earnhardt’s many exploits at the track.
2001 – Loretta Lynn opens her Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The 18,000-square-foot complex is filled with mementos collected by Lynn over the past 40 years and items donated by other country stars for exhibit.
2001 – appearing at Ozzfest, Milton Keynes Bowl, England were Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool and Papa Roach. Tickets cost £32.50 ($55.25).
2001 – Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta’s On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday through Aug. 10 in the city’s Centennial Park.
2001 – Producer, arranger and keyboardist Tommy Eyre died of cancer aged 51. Worked with George Harrison, Wham! Dusty Springfield, and BB King. Played and arranged Joe Cocker’s hit ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’.
2001 – U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family.
2001 – R.E.M. started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Reveal’.