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Robert Fripp, founder and leader of King Crimson, plays the second of four concerts in Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury.
Hugh Bunford of Welsh band the Super Furry Animals is charged with possessing four grams of cocaine.
Col Tom Parker, former manager of Elvis Presley, suffers a stroke and dies in Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
B.B. King plays at The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
It's A Little Too Late by Mark Chesnutt reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Folk singer-songwriter Tim Rose plays in The Slug And Fiddle, Sheffield, UK.
Mindy McCready releases a new single, A Girl's Gotta Do, on BNA Records in the USA.
Everclear play at The Fireside Bowl, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The first Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Rogue Lounge in Providence, New Jersey, USA. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include The Bevis Frond, Flying Saucer Attack, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mary Lou Lord and Tadpoles.
Madonna rings UK record producer/recording artist William Orbit to ask if he would like to work on her forthcoming album. As yet un-named, it will eventually be released as Ray Of Light.
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The Tribal Gathering 1997 festival, a two day event, begins at Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Daft Punk, Faithless, Kraftwerk, Paul Oakenfold, Orbital, Cornershop, GusGus, Fluke, Two Lone Swordsmen and Audioweb.
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The Tribal Gathering 1997 festival, a two day event, concludes at Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Daft Punk, Faithless, Kraftwerk, Paul Oakenfold, Orbital, Cornershop, GusGus, Fluke, Two Lone Swordsmen and Audioweb.
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Columbia Records announces that Dylan has been hospitalised and diagnosed as suffering from histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal heart infection.
Jeff Buckley drowns in Wolf River Harbor, a slackwater channel of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Michael Jackson begins the second leg of the HIStory World Tour, with a show at Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany, to an audience of 55,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany, to an audience of 60,000.
Former Small Faces? songwriter/bassist Ronnie Lane dies of multiple sclerosis aged 51, at his home in Trinidad.
The Verve record Bittersweet Symphony. Their use of a sample from a track by Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham will involve them in a costly legal battle with rock entrepreneur Allen Klein.
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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?
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Krakelshaff, Bettembourg, Luxembourg, to an audience of 45,000.
The second day of this year's Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, becomes a mud bath for 90,000 fans who have each paid £75 to see The Prodigy, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Ray Davies and Sting.
The Verve release a new single, Bittersweet Symphony, in the UK. The use of a sample from a track by Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham will involve them in a costly battle with rock entrepreneur Allen Klein.
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On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany, to an audience of 70,000.
Re-released single The Good Life by The New Power Generation, peaks at No15 in its week of entry to the UK Singles Chart. Prince is believed to have been involved in making this track.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at the Wembley Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom, to an audience of 72,000.
Walkers Spice Girls Crisps go on sale in the UK, and will sell over 16m bags by the end of the year.
Almost thirty years after it was first released, I Want You Back by the Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, is certified as a US Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A..
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland, to an audience of 50,000.
Radiohead release a new single, Karma Police, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland, to an audience of 50,000.
The three-day-long WOMAD Morecambe Bay 97 Festival begins at Morecambe Bay, UK.
Radiohead play a fan-club only show at The Astoria, London, UK.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Nuevo Jose Zorrilla Stadium, Valladolid, Spain, Europe, to an audience of 40,000.
The Artist, better known as Prince, is the featured guest on the season opener of The Muppets Tonight airing on the Disney cable channel in the USA.
The Rolling Stones have a second day of rehearsals at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the imminent first night of their Bridges To Babylon tour.
Sunchyme by Dario G enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No2. The song is based on a sample from the Dream Academy hit Life In A Northern Town.
Bob Dylan releases his 30th album, Time Out Of Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Mindy McCready releases a new single, What If I Do, on BNA Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No6 during an eighteen-week run.
Garth Brooks plays the fourth of six nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Motorhead play at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind earns a gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Blues-oriented guitarist and singer-songwriter Rainer Ptacek dies aged 46, from the effects of a brain tumour and lymphoma, in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of five nights at the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. In his Never-ending Tour schedule this is concert No932.
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.
B.B. King plays Merry Christmas Baby for an audience including Pope John Paul II and sundry assembled cardinals during a concert at The Vatican, Rome, Italy, Europe. Before the show King was granted an audience with The Pope, during which he gave one of his treasured 'Lucille' guitars to the pontiff.
Wiltshire's most successful-ever blues band, The Hoax, play at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, England, UK.
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