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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood fails in his bid to buy The Cricketers, the pub at the end of his road in Richmond, England.
At French President Francois Mitterrand's Funeral in Jarnac, France, Europe, his wife and his long term mistress stood side-by-side at the grave, accompanied by their respective legitimate and illegitimate children. Some years later, when Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand reads about the funeral, he will be inspired to write the song Goodbye Lovers And Friends.
Percy Sledge plays the second of six nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Jazz baritone sax virtuoso Gerry Mulligan dies in Darien, Connecticut, USA, aged 68, following complications arising from knee surgery.
Radiohead release a new single, Street Spirit (Fade Out) on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Garth Brooks refuses to accept the American Music Awards' Favorite Artist of the Year honour, insisting that the award should have gone to Hootie And The Blowfish. Brooks does, however, accept two other awards.
Dylan and Crosby, Stills & Nash play in a private event, sponsored by Japan’s largest brokerage house, Nomura Securities, at the Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play the second of two nights at The Palace, Los Angeles, California, USA. This show marks the end of the North American leg of the tour.
One Of Us by Joan Osborne becomes the No1 airplay hit single in Latvia.
Jasmine van den Bogaerde is born in Lymington, Hampshire, UK. She will find success as folksy singer-songwriter Birdy .
Bob Dylan's spring tour ends with a show at the Star Lake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA. Aimee Mann joins Dylan, playing guitar on the final song Rainy Day Women Nos 12 & 35.
Average White Band play the first of six nights at the Jazz Caf
Fire damages Eric Clapton's house in Chelsea, London, UK. The second floor is gutted and a first floor gallery is badly damaged, but Clapton manages to rescue his guitars. Clapton also owns the
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Firemen arrive at the home of guitarist Eric Clapton to find him running in and out of the burning building, trying to save his guitar collection. The house is gutted, sustaining about $3m worth of damage.
The Lighthouse Family re-release Ocean Drive, the title track from their debut album, Ocean Drive, in the UK. Having flopped the previous year, it will now prove to be a major hit, peaking at No11 in the UK singles chart.
When Alan Whitaker from Penzance, UK, appears on the British TV quiz show Mastermind, his specialist subject is The Sex Pistols. (1996)
Placebo release their self-titled debut album in the UK. It will peak at No5 on the UK Albums Chart.
The Wedding Present play at Level 3, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jim Ellison, frontman of Chicago-based 90s alternative rock band Material Issue, commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in his car in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The reasons for his suicide are not made public.
The annual two-day long T IN THE PARK festival begins in Strathclyde Park, Scotland, with Radiohead, Alanis Morrissette, Foo Fighters, Bluetones, Beck, Pulp, Black Grape, Prodigy, Teenage Fanclub, Manic Street Preachers, Dogstar and others. Attendance at the event is reported to be 30,000.
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Relish, the debut album by Joan Osbourne is awarded a triple-platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Michael Jackson announces, during a press conference at Sun City, South Africa, that he intends to play five concerts in the UK, but no details are given.
Prince's 18th studio album, Chaos And Disorder, enters the Billboard Chart in the USA at No26, which will prove to be its highest position.
Bob Dylan performs at the Olympic Games closing party in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Dinner With Delores by Prince peaks at No36 in the UK pop singles chart during a two-week chart stay.
Bowing to public pressure in the wake of child sex allegations against Michael Jackson, Hyundai pulls its sponsorship from his upcoming concerts in Seoul, South Korea.
During a show by Kiss at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, a fan throws his prosthetic leg onstage. All four members of the band sign the leg and throw it back to him.
Suede release their third album, Coming Up, in the UK on Nude Records. It will peak at No1.
The album No Code by Pearl Jam enters the Billboard Albums chart in the USA at No1.
Thunder release Don't Wait Up, the first single from their LP The Thrill Of It All, in Japan, Asia.
311 play at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by The Deftones.
While Rammstein are playing live at Treptow Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe, a burning stage prop falls into the audience. Fortunately no-one is seriously injured. In the wake of this potential disaster, Rammstein will begin employing a professional pyrotechnics crew. (1996).
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland.
The New York Times reports that a statue in memory of the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald has been placed in Trolley Barn Plaza at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Main Street in Yonkers, new York, USA.
The biographical film 'Listen: Gerry Mulligan' is premiered at the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA, where it is presented by Wynton Marsalis.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the National Stadium, Singapore, to an audience of 35,000.
Bob Dylan's first music publisher Lou Levy, founder of Leeds Music, dies aged 84 at home in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
The Who play the second of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
William Clarke, whose skills on harmonica made him a sensation in blues circles during the late '80s and early '90s, dies in Fresno, California, USA, when surgery on a bleeding ulcer fails.
Jazz and blues pianist, trumpeter and vocalist George 'Kid Sheik' Colar dies.
A new series, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, begins on BBC2-tv in the UK. The show takes the form of an irreverent music quiz. Guests on the first episode are Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Richard Fairbrass of Right Said Fred and Mathew Priest of Dodgy.
Jazz saxophonist Art Porter Jr drowns when a boat in which he is sailing on the Kratha Taek reservoir in Sai Yok, Thailand, Asia, sinks.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Paranaque City/Asia World, Manila, Philippines, to an audience of 55,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Paranaque City/Asia World, Manila, Philippines, Asia, to an audience of 55,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan, to an audience of 40,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson ends the year with a concert at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. 40,000 people attend the show.