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Prince's Gold Experience Japanese tour opens in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Insomniac by Green Day is certified as a platinum album in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Percy Sledge plays the first of six nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
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.
The Lighthouse Family re-release Lifted, taken from their debut album, Ocean Drive, in the UK. Having flopped the previous year, it will now peak at No5 in the UK singles chart.
The Sweet play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
At the BRIT Awards ceremony in Earls Court, London, Pete Townshend of The Who presents Oasis with the Best British Group award. They also win Best Album and Best Video. The big event of the night, however, comes when Jarvis Cocker of Pulp takes the stage in the middle of Michael Jackson's messianic performance of Earth Song and performs a parody of Jackson's act.
Shortly after tonight's sell-out show at the Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA, Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized with an upper respiratory lung infection, forcing him to cancel the next month of dates.
Celine Dion releases her 4th English language album, Falling Into You, in Europe. It will go on to achieve 32m sales worldwide.
Celine Dion releases her 4th English language album, Falling Into You, in The USA and Canada. It will go on to achieve 32m sales worldwide.
Connor Ball, bassist of The Vamps is born in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Lush release their third album, Lovelife, in the UK on 4AD Records. It will peak at No8 in the UK albums chart.
The Magnetic Fields release the album Get Lost in the UK on Setanta Records.
Rob Pilatus of disgraced pop duo Milli Vanilli is jailed for ninety days in Los Angeles, California, USA, for three violent attacks and parole violation.
Mindy McCready releases her debut LP, Ten Thousand Angels, on BNA Records in the USA.
Patti LaBelle tapes a tv special with the Boston Pops Orchestra in the USA.
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 And 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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When Ray Charles and Van Morrison play at the Point, Dublin, Ireland, Carole King turns up and watches the show from the wings.
Bob Dylan takes part in the Prince's Trust concert in London, UK, with The Who and Eric Clapton.
The Spencer Davis Group plays at The Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Alan Vega of pioneering electro-punk duo Suicide dies in his sleep, aged 72, in New York City, USA.
Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, younger sisters of Smashing Pumpkins? member Jonathan Melvoin, issue a statement describing his recent death from heroin overdose as "a tragedy and a travesty, a freak accident ... A recreational digression took a deadly turn, and we pray that our loss will not be' in vain... We are consoled in our grief only by the hope that the circumstances surrounding Jonathan's death will inspire at least one person to reconsider before challenging the vagaries of fate."
Bob Dylan performs at the Olympic Games closing party in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at Auditorio Coca-Cola, Monterrey, Mexico, Central America. This show marks the end of the 138-date tour.
Iron Maiden release a new single, Virus, on EMI Records in the UK.
Because brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher are arguing, Oasis cancel tonight's show in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, plus the four remaining dates of this tour.
The album No Code by Pearl Jam enters the Billboard Albums chart in the USA at No1.
The album No Code by Pearl Jam enters the Billboard Albums chart in the USA at No1.
At a match between The Texas Rangers and The Milwaukee Brewers in Arlington, Texas, USA, country singer-songwriter Steve Wariner performs The American National Anthem. The Rangers win the game, 6-2.
311 play at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by The Deftones.
Michael Jackson issues a press statement in which he looks forward to his forthcoming show in Tunisia, declaring, "I am particularly delighted that this concert will be in Tunisia, a peaceful and tolerant nation which cares equally for men, women and children."
Popular blues band, The Hoax, play at The Brook, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Wiltshire's most successful-ever blues band, The Hoax, play at The Brook, Southampton.
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.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to an audience of 40,000.
Rush play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, to an audience of 43,000.
Michael Jackson marries his plastic surgeon's nurse, Debbie Rowe, in Sydney, Australia.
A new concert version of the stage musical Chicago, set in prohibition-era Chicago, opens on Broadway, New York City, USA. This revised version will set a record for recovering its initial costs faster than any other musical in history.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, to an audience of 30,000.
While playing at a gala benefit in The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Tiny Tim suffers his second heart attack on stage and he dies shortly after at the Hennepin County Medical Center. His remains are entombed in a mausoleum in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
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.
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