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.
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.
2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes for best rock video and best video for its ""Load Me Up"" single.
The mÉlange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary success worldwide, embraced by widely disparate listenerships who find a home in the music of the former Mano Negra frontman.