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2003 in music
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2003 in music
- January – following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. Five people are arrested. The tapes have been used for bootleg releases for years.
- January 6 – The annual Park Lane Group Young Artists festival of contemporary music opens with two concerts in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, London. The first concert, given by the Gallimaufry Ensemble, included the premiere of a new wind quintet by 23-year-old Benjamin Wallfisch; the second concert featured solo bass clarinettist Sarah Watts, who premiered Marc Yeats Vox for solo bass clarinet and Michael Smetanin's Ladder of Escape for bass clarinet with prerecorded ensemble of six bass and two contrabass clarinets.
- January 7 – Opening of the Philip on Film Live festival (until 11 January) at the Barbican Centre, London, featuring films with music by Philip Glass performed live by the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman.
- January 9 – The Vienna Philharmonic belatedly announce that violist Ursula Plaichinger has become the first official female member of the orchestra, 158 years after their founding and six years after they had been forced to allow women to audition, under threat of having their state subsidies stopped. At the same time, it was disclosed that orchestra boss Clemens Hellsberg had formally banned Plaichinger from giving interviews to the press.
- January 10 – Andrew Lack, former chief of NBC news, is named the new head of Sony's music division, to the surprise of the music industry, because he had no previous experience of the record industry. He replaced Tommy Mottola, who resigned the previous day amidst reports of friction with higher Sony executives over huge financial losses in the music division.
- January 13 – The Who guitarist, Pete Townshend, is arrested by Scotland Yard on suspicion of possessing and making indecent images of children and of incitement to distribute such images, after pornographic images are found on his home computer. [Inaccurate, needs going through by someone familiar with case]
- January 17 - The All-American Rejects release their self-titled debut album.
- January 18 – The Indian Air Force band, the Air Warriors, played a concert in the Homi Baba Auditorium in Colaba (Mumbai), which included Muthuswami Dikshitar's Vathapiganapathi in a version combining military band with traditional Carnatic instruments.
- January 18 – A two-day festival of the music of Mark-Anthony Turnage is given at the Barbican Centre, London, with three world premieres and chamber concerts by the Nash Ensemble and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
- January 22 – Nikolaus Harnoncourt cancels a European tour after being ordered by his doctors to take a two-month rest.
- February 3 – Police respond to a 911 phone call from one of Phil Spector's neighbors and discovered the body of actress Lana Clarkson, with a gunshot wound, at Spector's his home in Alhambra, California. Spector is arrested on suspicion of murder."
- February 8 – Avril Lavigne scores her third #1 single "I'm with You", making her the second artist in history to have three consecutive #1 songs from a début album in the Billboard Mainstream Top 40.
- February 20 – The Station nightclub fire: Fire engulfs a Rhode Island nightclub during a fireworks display which was part of the performance by rock band Great White. The fire quickly spreads across the ceiling, filling the building with thick, black smoke, killing 100 people and injuring 160 others as audience members rush for the exits. Many people are missing for some time, including Great White guitarist Ty Longley, who is later confirmed to be dead.
- February 23 – New York City is the site of The 45th Annual Grammy Awards, featuring Nickelback, No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Beyoncé, and other performers.
- February 27 – Othar Turner, one of the last remaining and most well-known African-American fife-and-drum musicians, dies at the age of 93 in Gravel Springs, Mississippi. Fife-and-drum bands were a significant influence of early blues.
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2003 en musique
- 19 mars : Mark Knopfler chanteur et guitariste du groupe de Rock Dire Straits a été victime d'un accident de Moto à Londres, sa tournée et sa participation pour une oeuvre de charité avec Eric Clapton est annulé.
- 3 juin : Concert de Indochine devant 17 500 personnes au Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy. Premier groupe de rock francais faisant cela.
- 10-11-14 et 15 juin : Concerts au Parc des Princes pour le soixantième anniversaire de Johnny Hallyday.
- 12 juillet : L'Amour règne sur 500 000 ravers à Berlin.
- 24 au 26 juillet : Fury Fest au Mans. Tous les Metalleux Coreux… de France et d'ailleurs se retrouvent pour la guinche.
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- 1 januari-31 december - Den svenska popsångerskan Carola Häggkvist firar 2003 20 år som känd artist, räknat från genombrottet då hon vann den svenska Melodifestivalen 1983, stort och åker ut på jubileumsturné utomhus under början och mitten av året. Denna följs upp av en inomhusturné under andra halvan av året och en julturné som får förlängas eftersom trycket efter biljetter är så stort.
- 28 - Polarpriset tilldelas den amerikanske pianisten och kompositören Keith Jarrett.
- Januari - Grammisutdelningar för detta år.
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2003 w muzyce
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2003 год в музыке
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