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The album Dookie by Green Day is certified as having achieved four million sales in the USA.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page pays his ex-wife Patricia Ecker $6 million in a divorce settlement.
Bill Horton, lead vocalist of doo-wop hitmakers The Silhouettes, dies of a heart attack at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Prince performs a hits medley and sucks a lollipop throughout a rendition of We Are The World at the 22nd American Music Awards, in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The hit single Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
Pam Tillis earns her first No1 single when Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) reaches the top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Radiohead release a new double A-sided single, High And Dry/Planet Telex on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Frank O'Keefe, bass player for Southern Rock stalwarts The Outlaws is found dead at his home in Clearwater, Florida, USA, after taking a drug overdose.
Suffering extreme head pains, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry is carried from the stage during the show at Patinoire De Malley Auditorium, Lausanne, Switzerland, on their Monster world tour.
Bob Dylan is forced to cancel the first show in his current European tour because of influenza. The tour begins instead in Prague in the Czech Republic, the following day.
Blur finish four weeks in Maison Rouge studios, Fulham, London, UK, on their fourth album The Great Escape.
Larry Garner plays at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Billy Swan plays at The Ropery, Deptford, Sunderland, England, UK.
When Bob Dylan plays the final date of a European tour at the Point Theatre, Dublin, Eire, he is joined on stage for the encores by Elvis Costello, Van Morrison and Carole King. As they leave the stage, Carole King stumbles and injures her arm, resulting in a visit to a local hospital.
Billy Swan plays at The Fox And Pheasant, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, England, UK.
Rapper Tone Loc is ordered to attend an anger management course by a Los Angeles, California, court after threatening a female friend with a baseball bat. He is also fined $1,350 placed on probation for two years, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Etta James releases her twenty-first studio album, Time After Time, on RCA Victor Records. It will peak at No5 in the Billboard magazine Top Jazz Albums chart in the USA.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Dignity, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No33 during a two-week run.
Top Irish blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher, dies in London, UK, less than two months after undergoing a liver transplant.
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Mike And The Mechanics enter the UK singles chart with A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold, which will peak at No33.
Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) is founded in Germany by a group of German businessmen including concert promoter Peter Schwenkow. DEAG is planned as an international concert group embracing venue ownership and management, tour and concert promotion, ticketing, sponsorship, merchandising, security and other support services. It will become one of the leading providers of live entertainment and the largest organizer of classical events in Europe.
Garth Brooks receives a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA. The singer also buries the master tapes to his compilation album The Hits underneath the star.
Chart-topping female rap trio TLC files for bankruptcy protection in Los Angeles, California, USA, with liabilities reported at over $3.5m, including $1.3m claimed by insurers Lloyds Of London from Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, who had pleaded guilty to setting fire to the Atlanta, Georgia, residence of former boyfriend Andre Rison. On the same day, Saks Fifth Avenue of New York City, USA, reveals that it is suing Aretha Franklin for $263,000 worth of unpaid bills.
Irish folk group The Chieftains play for US President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn in Washington, DC, to celebrate Independence Day.
The three-day long Larmer Tree Festival, held near Salisbury, begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include The Bhundu Boys, Robin Williamson, Show Of Hands, Edward II, Gordon Haskell and Joe Le Taxi.
Supergrass score their fifth UK singles chart entry with Alright/Time, which will peak at No2.
Robert Plant And Jimmy Page play the first of two nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guests Big Country.
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The Rolling Stones play a 'secret' gig at Brixton Academy, London. The audience includes The Beatles' former guitarist George Harrison.
Roy Harper plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Witlshire, England, UK.
Neil Young and Pearl Jam release a collaborative album, Mirror Ball, on Reprise Records in the USA. On the same day, The Rolling Stones, with Bob Dylan as their special guest, play in Espace Grammont, Montpellier, France.
The Verve's performance at the T In The Park Festival, Strathclyde Park, Scotland, is their last for two years.
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead is buried at St Steven's Church, Belvedere, California, USA. Guests at the service include the other members of the band and Bob Dylan.
The Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson hit single Scream wins the Best Dance Video award at the annual MTV Music Awards. During the same event, Bon Jovi perform live in Times Square, New York City, and R.E.M. perform in Radio City Music Hall, where they collect the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard award. Hip-hop trio TLC pick up a trio of prizes for their single Waterfalls.
The Charlatans enter the UK albums chart with their fourth album, The Charlatans. It will peak at No1, during a 13-week stay, beginning a run of five Top 5 albums.
Oasis bass player Paul McGuigan abuptly quits the group, suffering from exhaustion. On the same day, INXS singer Michael Hutchence is fined £400 after he admits assaulting a photographer who snapped him with Bob Geldof 's wife, Paula Yates, at a hotel in Kent, England, UK, Europe.
Love/Hate release the album I'm Not Happy, on Calibre Records in the USA.
PJ Harvey and Ben Harper play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Lighthouse Family release Ocean Drive, the title track from their debut album, Ocean Drive, in the UK. It will not prove to be a major hit until it is re-released the following year.
Meat Loaf enters the UK singles chart with I'd Lie For You [And That's The Truth] which will peak at No2.
Calne-based rock star Julian Cope (formerly of The Teardrop Explodes) releases a new album, 20 Mothers.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Foo Fighters play the second of two nights in the Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Bob Dylan plays concert No750, the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
We've Got It Goin' On, the debut single by The Backstreet Boys, peaks at No69 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. It will be back.