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At French President Francois
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
reads about the funeral, he will be inspired to write
the song Goodbye Lovers And Friends.
Jazz baritone sax virtuoso Gerry Mulligan
dies in Darien, Connecticut, USA, aged 68, following complications arising from knee surgery.
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.
Jasmine van den Bogaerde is born in Lymington, Hampshire, UK. She will find success as folksy singer-songwriter Birdy
'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.
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
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.
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.
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.
performs at the Olympic Games closing party in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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.
Thunder release Don't Wait Up, the first single from their LP The Thrill Of It All, in Japan, Asia.
play at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by The Deftones.
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).
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
's first music publisher Lou Levy
, founder of Leeds Music, dies aged 84 at home in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
, 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.
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.