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British pop singer Crispian St. Peters, best-remembered for his mid-60s hit singles You Were On My Mind and The Pied Piper, suffers a stroke at the age of 55. Soon after, he will announce his retirement from the music industry.
Jerry Lee Lewis starts selling bottled water from a lake on his Memphis, Tennessee, USA, estate, to pay off his tax bills.
Ronnie Hawkins celebrates his 60th birthday with a concert at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Michael Jackson spends the first of four days in Los Angeles playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
The hit single Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
Radiohead release a new double A-sided single, High And Dry/Planet Telex on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Record producer Denny Cordell dies aged 51, from lymphoma, in Dublin, Ireland, Europe. Cordell produced hits with The Moody Blues, Procol Harum, The Move, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, J.J. Cale and Phoebe Snow.
Chuck Berry plays at The Barbican Centre, York, England, UK, supported by Johnny And The Roccos.
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Prince begins his month-long The Ultimate Live Experience European tour at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, set to end on the 30th at The Point, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Green Day walk off with four trophies [Outstanding Album, Outstanding Group, Outstanding Bassist and Outstanding Drummer] at the 18th annual Bammie Awards in the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Radiohead release their second album, The Bends, in the UK on Parlophone Records. On the same day, they play at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Mike And The Mechanics enter the UK album chart with their fourth album, Beggar On A Beach Of Gold, which will peak at No9.
The Climax Blues Band plays at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK.
Shakin' Stevens plays at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Police are called to calm angry punters when Michael Jackson's sister Latoya flees fully clothed from Al's Diamond Cabaret in Reading, Pennsylvania, after failing to strip nude as agreed.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Liesure Centre, Stevenage, England, UK.
Billy Swan plays at The Ropery, Deptford, Sunderland, England, UK.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at The Civic Hall, Guildford, England, UK.
Johnny Cash plays at The Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Michael Jackson and his wife Lisa Marie Presley celebrate their first wedding anniversary by hiring the entire Magic Mountain fun park in Los Angeles, California, USA, for three hours for Lisa's five-year-old daughter Danielle.
Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson smash a US singles chart record held by The Beatles for 25 years when their new single Scream enters the Billboard Hot 100 at number five. The Fab Four's Let It Be had entered at number six in 1970.
Michael Jackson smashes a US singles chart record held by The Beatles for 25 years when his new single Scream (a duet with Janet Jackson) enters the Billboard Hot 100 at number five. The Fab Four's Let It Be entered at number six in 1970.
Michael Jackson and wife Lisa Marie Presley tell US TV interviewer Diane Sawyer they are a normal couple who have sex and hope to have a child soon.
A 30 foot high steel and fibreglass statue of Michael Jackson sails under London's famous Tower Bridge to promote his new HIStory album. Eight similar statues are launched in Milan, Paris, Madrid, Prague, Zurich, Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam.
The three-day-long Glastonbury Festival gets underway at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. This 25th Anniversary event features The Cure, Oasis, Orbital, P J Harvey, Simple Minds and Portishead. Attendance: 80,000. Tickets: £65. Programme : £5. The festival was completely sold out within four weeks of the ticket release date. A Dance Tent was introduced, the first acts being Massive Attack, System 7 and Eat Static. Stone Roses pulled out a week before show-time and were replaced by Pulp.
Pulp, brought in as last-minute replacements for The Stone Roses, provide one of the highlights of this year’s Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
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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.
Chart-topping female rap trio TLC files for bankruptcy protection in Los Angeles, with liabilities reported at over $3.5 million, including $1.3 million 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, reveals that it is suing Aretha Franklin for $263,000 worth of unpaid bills.
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.
Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, loses his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.
The Rolling Stones play a 'secret' gig at Brixton Academy, London. The audience includes The Beatles' former guitarist George Harrison.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
First the good news. The album Monster by R.E.M. is certified as having achieved 4m sales in the USA. On the same day, R.E.M.'s singer Michael Stipe, is diagnosed with an inguinal hernia prior to a concert on their Monster world tour at Sportovni Hala, in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Obsesssive Bee Gees fan Marilyn Holmes, 43, appears in court in the UK charged with breaking into the Oxfordshire home of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, where she was found hiding in a cupboard with a tape recorder and video camera.
Sleeper release the single What Do I Do Now?, on Indolent Records in the UK.
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Bob Dylan plays concert No716, at Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
Iron Maiden begin their X-Factour tour, with a show at Sing Sing, Jerusalem, Israel, Europe.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Jonathan James Hogan, files suit against Courtney Love in Santa Clara County, California, USA, alleging that she assaulted him at a show by her band Hole in Palo Alto in November of the previous year.
Gloria Estefan performs for Pope John Paul the Second as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood.
The Mayor of Ris Orangis, a suburb of Paris, France, Europe, declares today Rory Gallagher Day in honour of the Irish blues guitarist who died earlier this year. A street in the district is re-named L'Avenue Rory Gallagher to mark the occasion.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland.
Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday party.
Having sung with Sinatra at his home two days earlier, Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday Tribute, in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Courtney Love appears on the ABC TV show '10 Most Fascinating People' in the USA, she states that she wished she had done 'eight thousand million things differently' to have prevented the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.
A statue of the late American avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa is unveiled in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, Europe.
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