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Reba McEntire steps into the starring role as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun at The Marquis Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Cranes hoist Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac, Webb Pierce's gaudy Pontiac and Nudie's business sign onto the third floor of the new 130,000-square-foot Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, before the last wall is sealed.
Former Trammps member Jerry Collins is convicted of attempted murder after having been found guilty of bashing his wife's head into a sink and also pistol-whipping her. He is sentenced to a maximum of 35 years.
Three months after being involved in a vehicle accident, blues vocalist and songwriter Robert Ealey dies aged 75 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Sacha Distel performs live at Kitsch Lounge Riot in The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
The various artists tribute album A Nod To Bob is released in the UK. The album includes cover versions of songs written by Bob Dylan, performed by artists including Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Spider John Koerner And Dave Ray, Suzzy And Maggie Roche, John Gorka, Martin Simpson and The Paperboys.
The various artists tribute album A Nod To Bob is released in the USA. The album includes cover versions of songs written by Bob Dylan, performed by artists including Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Spider John Koerner And Dave Ray, Suzzy And Maggie Roche, John Gorka, Martin Simpson and The Paperboys.
Westlife begin the Asian leg of their Where Dreams Come True tour with a show at Beirut Hall, Beirut, Lebanon, Asia.
Carina Round releases her debut album, The First Blood Mystery, on Animal Noise Records in the UK.
Brian Pendleton, the original bassist/guitarist for The Pretty Things, is found dead, aged 57, by the door of his flat in Maidstone, Kent, UK. He had been suffering from lung cancer.
New York's prestigious Juilliard School Of Music announces the selection of eighteen instrumentalists who will form the core of its first jazz orchestra, to be known as The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.
Stevie Wonder becames only the third recipient of the prestigious Special International Prize at the Ivor Novello Awards in London, UK. (2001),
Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings play at The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The album Steers And Stripes by Brooks And Dunn is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Radiohead release their fifth album, Amnesiac, in the UK on Parlophone Records. On the same day, they play at the Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Holland, Europe.
Country music pioneer and Texas music legend, Marvin "Smokey" Montgomery, banjo player of The Light Crust Doughboys dies of leukemia in Dallas, Texas, aged 88.
Lonestar released their fourth album, I'm Already There, in the USA.
The Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Hear?Say (a group manufactured from winners of reality tv show Popstars), releases its second single, The Way To Your Love, in the UK. [The track is produced by Norwegian duo Stargate].
Legendary Latin-jazz composer/arranger Chico O'Farrill, who worked with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, David Bowie and many others, dies aged 79.
Soul and gospel singer Judy Clay, who sang with The Sweet Inspirations and worked with Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Billy Vera and William Bell, dies following a car accident, aged 62.
Radiohead make an animated guest appearance in anarchic tv series South Park, in an episode entitled Scott Tenorman Must Die.
Country Joe McDonald is advised that Babette Ory, daughter of Dixieland jazz legend Kid Ory, intends to take legal action against him. She claims that his song I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die was plagiarized from her father's composition Muskrat Ramble.
John Densmore of The Doors, Bonnie Raitt and others are arrested in Itasca, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, for demonstrating against a company which they claim destroys the rainforest.
US President George Bush declares Eminem to be 'The biggest threat to American youth since polio'.
The Dixie Chicks file suit against Sony Music Entertainment in New York's District Court, alleging that the company has defrauded them of $4m (£2.7m) in unpaid royalties from their 20m album sales.
Roger McGuinn releases a new LP, Treasures From The Folk Den, on Appleseed Records in the USA.
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Mudvayne play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
System Of A Down release their new album, Toxicity in the USA on American records. It will debut at No1 in both the US and Canadian charts.
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and, some say, Elizabeth Taylor, make their escape from the city in a rented car which they themselves drive as far as Ohio, before switching to a plane for the remainder of the trip to Los Angeles, California, USA. (This bizarre road trip will be turned into a movie, Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon, in 2016.)
Wilco release their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot as a webstream.
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Farm Aid 2001, A Concert for America, takes place at the Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA. Held to raise money for family farmers in the USA, artists appearing include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, The Doobie Brothers and Martina McBride.
US radio network Clear Channel Communications fires controversial hip-hop journalist Davey D from his post as Community Affairs Director at KMEL/San Francisco. The move is widely interpreted as an attempt to silence any voice which airs views at odds with the official US government stance on the World Trade Center attack.
Singer-songwriter Barb Jungr spends the first of three days at Mark Angel Studios, London, recording her album Every Grain Of Sand : Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan for Linn Records. Every song on the album is written by Dylan.
When Dylan turns up to play at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, Oregon, he is refused entry by security guards because he does not have a backstage pass.
The Concert For New York City is held in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Paul McCartney helms the all-star event to raise money for the victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, featuring Bon Jovi, Destiny's Child, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, Bono and The Edge [of U2].
Michael Jackson, Carole King, P.Diddy, O-Town, 'Nsync, Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Destiny's Child, Pink, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Bette Midler and America play in the fund-raising United We Stand concert at RFK Stadium, Washington DC. The event is one of many raising funds for victims of the World Trade Center atrocity.
Aerosmith play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Jubilee Tour, Jane's Addiction play at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Support act Courtney Love plays so badly that the promoters have her unplugged and physically carried off the stage by security men.
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Nick Mason of Pink Floyd participates in the annual London to Brighton Vintage Car Run in the UK coming in 23rd out of more than 200 vehicles.
In Carlisle, UK, an attack of repetitive strain injury in the left arm of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt, causes the band to cancel dates in their current tour.
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Juan Jinojosa dies in a car accident in dense fog near Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. As a founder member of Los Fabulosos Cuatro, Jinojosa was a pioneer of Tejano music.
Britney Spears plays at The Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by O-Town.
U2's Elevation tour comes to an end at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
Rob Zombie plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bjork becomes the first contemporary music artist to perform live The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the seventh of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
Singer songwriter Clifford T. Ward dies aged 57, from pneumonia, in Tetbury Wells, Worcestershire, England, UK.