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The Artist (better known as Prince) continues his Jam Of The Year tour at Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Beyonce is issued with a US passport by the Houston, Texas, USA, passport agency.
Blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Junior Kimborough dies of a heart attack, aged 67, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA.
Bob Dylan and Van Morrison play the third of five nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
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.
The Dixie Chicks release their first major label album, Wide Open Spaces, on Monument Records in the USA. This release marks the reactivation of the label, which has been dormant since 1983.
Lemmy of Motorhead walks off during an episode of UK comedy music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks when the team's taunting of Jay Aston of Buck's Fizz becomes too offensive for him.
Eric Clapton releases Pilgrim, his first album of original material since 1989, in the UK.
Singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers plays the first of four nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France.
Singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers plays the last of four nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France.
The second Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end at the Custer Avenue Stages in San Francisco. Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's three nights, include Silver Apples, Mudhoney, Bardo Pond, The Lothars and Alchemysts.
Dee Dee Bridgewater plays the first 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.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Le Zenith, Nancy, France, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Palasport, Florence, Italy, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Palavobis, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at Brixton Academy, London, UK, with tickets priced at
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Cascias Pavillion, Cascias, Portugal, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Le Zenith, Montpellier, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind earns a platinum disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, features Bob Dylan and The Foo Fighters.
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Thunder begin a whistle stop tour of Japan, Asia.
As part of the Lucca Festival, Bob Dylan plays in the Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy, Europe.
Nancy Sinatra announces, at a press conference in The Capitol that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., USA, have agreed to become the repository of the late Frank Sinatra's music and movie archives.
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.
The single Ray Of Light by Madonna enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5.
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As part of the Lucca Festival, Joe Cocker, George Benson and Sandoval play aT The Amphitheatre, Lucca, Italy, Europe.
Jello Biafra plays a spoken-word show at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
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 Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Biffy Clyro play at The Harbour Arts Centre Irvine, Scotland.
Prince begins a three-week European tour at The Plaza de Toros, Marbella, Spain, set to end on the 28th at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
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.
Melissa Drexler, aka 'The Prom Mom' pleads guilty to aggravated manslaughter, and is sentenced to fifteen years of imprisonment. Drexler had gained infamy a year earlier for delivering a baby in a restroom stall at her high school prom in Forked River, New Jersey, USA, then dumping the body in a trash can before returning to the dance. In 2003 Nickelback will record the song Throw Yourself Away, based on the Drexler case.
It is reported that UK pop star Louise Nurding, formerly of Eternal, has turned down an offer to join The Spice Girls.
The National Constitution Center releases the results of a telephone survey of 600 teenagers (aged 13-17), which finds that 95 percent can identify Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but only 2 percent can identlfy William Rehnquist - the chief justice of the US Supreme Court.
The term "britpop" is added to the newly-published fourth edition of Collins English Dictionary.
Iron Maiden release a new single, Futureal, on EMI Records in the UK. The song was originally scheduled for relae in July but was delayed.
Baby Bird play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Iron Maiden play at Auensee, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
Billie Piper enters the singles chart at No1 with her second single, Girlfriend.
Cher releases her new single, Believe, in the UK. Noted for its use of Antares Auto-Tune pitch-correction software on her vocals, it will become one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 10m copies worldwide.
Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and author Julian Cope publishes his book The Modern Antiquarian - a guide to pre-historic sites in Britain.
Iron Maiden play at The City Hall, Sheffield, 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 be inspired by the impact of Johns' artworks on contemporary culture.
His Name Is Alive, Butterfly Child and Komeda play at Schubas, Chicago, illinois, USA.
Metallica release Garage Inc, a 27-song double album of cover versions, in the USA.
The Offspring play the first of two nights at Metro, Chicago, illinois, USA.
During the Monsters Of Rock Festival, Iron Maiden play at V
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Pigface, Sow, Thee Majesty and The Final Cut play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.