2001 – Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson dies after a long bout with emphysema.
2001 – Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. Even Rock guitarists respect this guy!
2001 – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lady Marmalade.’ A hit for LaBelle in 1975; then it was at No 1 in 1998 for All Saints. This version was from the Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge.
2001 – Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Phish takes home two of the most prestigious awards _ studio album of the year for “Farmhouse,” and live performance of the year for the band’s July 11, 2000, gig at the […]
2001 – Tracy Lawrence and wife Becca welcome a new baby daughter, Skylar JoAnn Lawrence. Skylar, weighing 5 lbs, 15 oz., is the couple’s first child.
2001 – Jazz composer and arranger Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill dies in New York of natural causes. He is 79.
2001 – Beck played the first of two nights at London’s Brixton Academy.
2001 – Blink 182 scored their second US No.1 album with ‘Take Off Your…’
2001 – Lil’ Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bottle. She is rushed to California Pacific Hospital where she receives more than 20 stitches for the head wound.
2001 – Manu Chao becomes the first French artist ever to top Music & Media’s European Top 100 Albums chart, as “Proxima Estacion: Esperanza” moves 3-1.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
2001 – Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics make their online starring debut in “Rip Van Nelly,” a Macromedia Flash Game. With a Rip Van Winklelike premise, Nelly wakes up under the St. Louis arch after a 20-year nap, and users must navigate the rapper through a series of events in […]