The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night's (Sept. 22) Emmy Awards for mounting a music-driven tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks just 10 days after they occurred. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC for setting aside commercials and competition to organize the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" special.
Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for Pink and, at the other extreme, a new No. 1 album for Paul Weller, who first topped that survey with the Jam in 1982. Pink's "Just Like a Pill" (Arista) became Britain's best-selling single amid strong competition, in a week that featured no fewer than seven new entries in the top-10.
Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal assistant enters New York federal court today (Sept. 23). Ono sued Frederic Seaman in 1999, claiming he exploited the ex-Beatle's death by stealing priceless family photos and mementos, then selling them to collectors.
2001 - Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, dies of heart failure at a New York hospital at the age of 81.
Cross Canadian Ragweed purposefully blends big, crunchy rock guitars, crisp acoustic strumming, accessible melodies, and insightful lyrics, rendered with Texas-sized heart and an endearing mean streak just about as big.