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Texas release a new single, Say What You Want, in the UK on Mercury Records. It will peak at No3 in the UK singles chart.
Col Tom Parker, former manager of Elvis Presley, suffers a stroke and dies in Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Not A Moment Too Soon by Tim McGraw is certified as a quintuple-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The three-day-long Aotearoa WOMAD Pacific Fesival begins in Western Springs Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Artists appearing include Salif Keita, Fun-da-mental, The Terem Quartet, Richard Thompson, Afro-Celt Sound System and Maxi Priest.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, best known as rapper The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, is shot dead in a drive-by killing in Los Angeles, California, USA. His death will inspire Puff Daddy to write the song I'll Be Missing You, which draws much of its inspiration from Every Breath You Take by The Police.
Thunder release a new single, Love Worth Dying For, in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Mariah Carey and her producer, Walter Afanasieff, have a very public and very bitter argument on a New York City street which results in Afanasieff being fired.
Joni Mitchell, The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, Bill Monroe, King Records founder Syd Nathan, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills And Nash are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Blues pianist and singer Lovie Lee dies aged 88 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich writes a humourous column which includes the line, "If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it." The idea will inspire the 1999 hit single Everybody's Free [To Wear Sunscreen] by Baz Luhrmann.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to an audience of 55,000.
When U2 play the first of two nights at at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California, support band Oasis premieres two new songs, Be Here Now and D?You Know What I Mean?
Paul Weller plays a rooftop gig from the top of the Hayward Gallery in London. The performance is recorded for a C4 tv special.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Parc Des Princes, Paris, France, Europe, to an audience of 65,000.
Radiohead release their third album, O.K. Computer, in the USA.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Ernst-Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria, to an audience of 50,000.
Blues guitarist Johnny Copeland dies at the age of 60, of complications arising from a heart transplant seven months earlier in Manhattan, New York City.
Country music stars Marty Stuart and Connie Smith are married in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, to an audience of 45,000.
Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders marries Lucho Brieva.
Ray Charles plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, with Diana Krall.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at the Wembley Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom, to an audience of 72,000.
Prince begins his Jam Of The Year world tour at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
The three-day-long WOMAD Festival begins at Rivermead, Reading, UK.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, Europe, to an audience of 78,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Valle Hovin Stadium, Oslo, Norway, Europe, to an audience of 40,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn, Estonia, Europe, to an audience of 75,000.
Rammstein play at The Bat Cave, New York City, USA, during the CMJ Festival.
The three-day-long WOMAD Festival begins at The Festival Grounds, Wiesen, Austria, Europe.
The Rolling Stones Stones play a surprise gig at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rolling Stones have a third day of rehearsals at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the imminent first night of their Bridges To Babylon tour.
The Sons Of Champlin play at New George's, San Rafael, California, USA.
Art Garfunkel completes his Walk Across America at The South Jetty, Fort Stevens Park, Hammond, Washington, USA.
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Bob Dylan releases his 30th album, Time Out Of Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan releases his 30th album, Time Out Of Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan releases his 30th album, Time Out Of Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Michael Jackson's HIStory World Tour, comes to an end with a show at King's Park, Durban, South Africa, attended by an audience of 50,000.
Motorhead play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind earns a gold disc in the USA.
The compilation CD, A Chicago Jazz Tour, is released in the USA. Featuring several contemporary Chicago-based jazz acts, it is described as 'the definitive guide to the clubs and artists making the scene in the Windy City'
Mindy McCready releases her second album, If I Don't Stay The Night, on BNA Records in the USA.
Sleeper play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.
Chicago and The Beach Boys play at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
The Bee Gees play their first 'One Night Only' concert at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The show, including a duet with Celine Dion, is filmed for international tv broadcast.
The stage musical Chicago, set in prohibition-era Chicago, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London, UK, where it will run for nine years.
Phil Medley dies of cancer in New York City, USA. Medley is best-remembered as the co-composer with Bert Berns, aka Bert Russell of Twist And Shout.
George Chisholm, popular jazz trombonist and comedian, dies aged 82 in London, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the second of five nights at the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, California. In his Never-ending Tour schedule this is concert No933.
Garth Brooks plays the first of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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