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Blues guitarist and singer Frank Stokes is born in White Haven, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA.
The Catherine Wheel play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, supported by Feline and Radiator.
Jazz guitarist and filmscore composer Attila Zoller dies of colon cancer in Townshend, Vermont, USA. In a long and acclaimed career, Zoller worked with Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock and many others.
Catatonia secure their first UK Top Ten hit single when Mulder And Scully enters the singles chart, where it will peak at No3 during a ten-week run.
Thunder release the LP 'Live' in Japan, Asia, on Victor (JVC), with three bonus tracks.
Shania Twain releases her third studio album Come On Over, in Europe. Eventually, notching up over 40m sales worldwide, it will become the best-selling country music album of all time. Twelve singles will be released from the album, of which eleven will become top five country hits in Canada.
Roger Christian, lead vocalist of Liverpool band The Christians dies of a brain tumour , UK.
Singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers plays the second of four nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France.
Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams enters the UK singles chart at No3, but will rise no further.
The second Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins at the Custer Avenue Stages in San Francisco. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include Mountain Goats, Mick Farren & The Deviants, Bevis Frond, Kendra Smith and Medicine Ball.
Dee Dee Bridgewater plays the last of four nights at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland, California, USA. During these four nights she records the album Live At Yoshi's, which features several songs associated with Ella Fitzgerald, who had died a year earlier.
Guitarist Hideto Matsumoto [aka Hide] of the group X Japan is found dead, hanging from a towel tied to a doorknob in his apartment in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. His death will be recorded by the authorities as suicide. Within days three fans will die in copycat suicides, and 50,000 people will attended his funeral at Tsukiji Hongan-ji.
Public Enemy release a new album, He Got Game, on Mercury Records in the UK.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Sporthalle Boblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at Brixton Academy, London, UK, with tickets priced at
No Fences by Garth Brooks becomes the first country album to be certified by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for shipments of 14m copies.
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland is arrested before a solo concert at Irving Plaza, New York City, for possession of heroin. (outlaw)
Jazz tenor sax maestro Benny Green dies of cancer, aged 70, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, UK.
Robbie Williams plays the second of two nights at Glastonbury Festival in the UK. Prodigy headline The Other Stage.
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Canadian harmony-rockers Barenaked Ladies release their sixth album, Stunt.
Two armed men break into the home of Foxy Brown while she and her mother are both in the apartment. Fortunately, neither of the women suffer any injuries.
Canada's famed 'King Of The Yodellers' Alberta Slim, plays at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Slim was, in fact, born as Eric Charles Edwards in Wilsford, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. After emigrating to Canada as a boy, he found fame as a country music star. In a long and acclaimed career he wrote and recorded over one hundred songs, many with RCA Victor.
On the North American leg of their Virtual XI tour, Iron Maiden play at Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, USA. This show marks the end of the North American leg of the tour.
Popular singer Eve Boswell dies aged 76 in Durban, South Africa.
Barret Deems, a jazz percussionist often billed as 'the world's fastest drummer', dies of pneumonia at Columbus Grant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Deems played with Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Red Norvo and many more.
The term "britpop" is added to the newly-published fourth edition of Collins English Dictionary.
Brooks And Dunn reach No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with How Long Gone.
Iron Maiden play at The Colosseum, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at The Stadhalle, Furth, Germany, Europe.
The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, unveils a bronze statue of Hank Williams on the 75th anniversary of his birth. His children, Hank Williams Jr. and Jett Williams, meet for the first time at the ceremony.
Iron Maiden play at The Thuringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany, Europe.
Billie Piper releases a new single, Girlfriend, which will enter the UK singles chart at No1.
Iron Maiden play at The Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Iron maiden play at The Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Steve Gibbons releases a new album, The Dylan Project, in the UK on Woodworm Records. The album includes Gibbons versions of Bob Dylan songs including It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, Down Along The Cove and Simple twist Of fate.
Steve Gibbons releases a new album, The Dylan Project, in the UK on Woodworm Records. The album includes Gibbons versions of Bob Dylan songs including It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, Down Along The Cove and Simple Twist Of Fate.
Iron Maiden play at The Palais Des Sports, Besancon, France, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at Pabellone Principe Felipe, Zaragoza, Spain, Europe.
Former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown is jailed for four months for having threatened the captain and a flight attendant on British Airways flight BA 1611 from Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris, France, to London, England, UK, Europe, earlier in the year.
The historic Dylan in-concert album Live At The Royal Albert Hall enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No19 during a two-week run.
Bob Dylan plays at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Iron Maiden come to the end of a European Tour with a gig at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA, announces the purchase of its first painting by Jasper Johns, White Flag [1955], which carries an estimated price tag of $20m. Tied to the purchase is a promise by William S. Lieberman, chairman of the Met's department of 20th-century art, to give the museum a gift of Flag, a Johns work from 1957. The 2012 song Jasper Johns' Flag by Jason Collett will explore the impact of Johns' artworks on contemporary culture.
Come On by Prince charts at No65 in the UK for just one week.
Georgie Fame plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Police officers in Macon, Georgia, USA, are called out to the home of Ronnie Hammond, lead singer for the southern rock band The Atlanta Rhythm Section. Hammond is threatening to commit suicide and is evidently suffering an emotional breakdown following a broken relationship.
Karl Denver dies of a brain tumour in a hospice in Manchester, England, UK, Europe. Denver came to fame in the UK as leader of The Karl Denver Trio, best-remembered for their 1961 hit single, Wimoweh,
Kiss play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA.