2003 – 8 Mile, starring Eminem toppled The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers from its four-week hold at the top of the UK box office. The story of a Detroit rapper took £4,440,334 at 423 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
2003 – U.S.-born, Taiwan-based singer Wang Lee Hom wins three honors at the ninth annual Channel V Chinese Music Awards in Shanghai.
2003 – “Chicago,” the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen, takes home three of the eight trophies for which it is nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, while Irish rock act U2 wins the best original song honor. “Chicago” wins the best motion picture _ musical or comedy honor at the event, held […]
2003 – Norah Jones started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Come Away With Me’, also a UK No.1.
2003 – singer Lou Rawls was arrested at Albuquerque Airport, New Mexico after an incident with his companion, Nina Inman. Officers reported that she and Rawls had been talking about their relationship when the conversation escalated into a shoving match resulting in Rawls being booked on one count of battery on a household member.
2003 – a long-lost recording featuring John Lennon and Mick Jagger was set to spark a biding war at a London auction. The acetate record was recorded in 1974 with Jagger singing the blues song ‘Too Many Cooks’ and Lennon playing guitar. The track had never been release because the two artists were both signed […]
2003 – A new Bob Dylan original song, “Cross the Green Mountain,” makes its premiere in streaming audio form on AOL Music’s First Listen program.
2003 – Tori Amos played the first of two nights at the Hammersmith Carling Apollo in London.
2003 – Steve Strange former front man of 1980’s band Visage told a London court he was robbed of a bracelet given to him by Kylie Minogue after being beaten over the head in central London. A man had been arrested for the attack.
2003 – Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a Los Angeles hospital. She is 87.
2003 – Josh Groban tops the album charts with his second album Closer. The highest new entry is from California rockers Phantom Planet, whose self-titled second album debuts at No. 95.
2003 – Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of sex discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had ‘publicly humiliated’ her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for sex. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all […]