2003 – Robbie Williams topped a chart based on UK album sales from the past 5 years. The ex Take That singer had sold 9.7 million albums in Britain, an average of more than 5,000 every day. The Corrs were in second place with 5.8m sales, Westlife in third with 5.1, Madonna in fourth with […]
2003 – U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles’ Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC’s premiere of “The Jimmy Kimmel Show.”
2003 – Justin Timberlake went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album ‘Justified’, which went on to spend over a year on the UK chart.
2003 – Billy Joel was airlifted to hospital after his car smashed into a tree. The singer lost control of his Mercedes S500 and skidded for 100 yards before crashing. The accident happened in The Hamptons, New York.
2003 – With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style award.
2003 – Led Zeppelin’s 1971 rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven” and Peter, Paul and Mary’s classic 1963 recording of “Blowin’ in the Wind” are among 21 new additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
2003 – R Kelly was arrested on new child pornography charges. The singer was detained in Miami after police said digital sex pictures were discovered at his home in Florida last June. The singer was already facing 21 charges relating to producing child pornography and appearing in a video having sex with an underage girl. […]
2003 – Singer R. Kelly is arrested at a Miami hotel on a warrant charging him with 12 counts of possession of child pornography. The Jive artist faces similar charges in Illinois.
2003 – Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks are forced to cancel a 13-date tour of the U.S. and a pair of shows in the U.K. when frontman Gary Louris is visits his doctor and is found to be suffering from pericarditis. Louris is sent by ambulance to a Minneapolis hospital. What is pericarditis? Pericarditis (pair”e-kar-DI’tis) […]
2003 – The Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson plays his first gig with new band Hookah Brown. Hookah Brown split later in the spring.
2003 – David Palmer, former keyboard player for Jethro Tull changed his name to Dee Palmer after a successful sex change operation. Palmer was the keyboard player for Jethro Tull between 1969 and 1980. He played on all the Tull classics including ‘Thick As A Brick’ and ‘Aqualung.’ Alright… I’ll try not to let it […]
2003 – Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of “Chicago.” The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane.