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dies of heart failure in his sleep at Summit Medical Center, Oakland, California. In a long career, he found fame as an R'n'B star from the 40s through to the 60s, first with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, then as a solo artist.
Walk Like A Panther by The All Seeing I featuring Tony Christie
enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No10 during a seven-week run.
Miss Toni Fisher
, best-known for her 1959 hit single The Big Hurt
dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Big Hurt is memorable as one of the first commercial recordings to make use of the sound effect known as phasing
Just Another Suicide by Thunder is released as a single in the U.K. and Japan, Asia. The single is renamed You Wanna Know for the U.K. market as Eagle Records believe that the radio won't play a song with 'suicide' in the title. Ironically, the track picks up more airplay in Japan than it does in the U.K.
The stage musical Mamma Mia!
, based on the music of Abba
, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End, London, UK.
Cher releases her new single, Believe, in Canada.
Outrageous bluesman Curly 'Barefoot' Miller
dies of a heart attack and stroke, in Dallas, Texas, USA, with his bank account standing at $4.
is named artist of the decade at the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, in the USA.
's album Desire
earns a double platinum disc award from the R.I.A.A.
in the USA. Simultaneously Blonde On Blonde and Freewheelin' are awarded platinum discs.
receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
release their debut single, Iname, on Babi Yaga Records in the UK.
It is reported that Hollywood spiritualist Father Gilberto has performed an exorcism on former Motley Crue
drummer Tommy Lee
to banish evil demons which his wife, Pamela Anderson, believes have been affecting his behaviour.
On their Into The Millennium
tour, The Backsteet Boys play in the Stadio Comunale, Via Reggio, Italy, Europe.
plays at The Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs quits Oasis
declaring that he wishes to "be with his family".
Louis "Moondog" Hardin, the enigmatic New York City, USA. street performer who dressed in elaborate garb and garnered great acclaim as a composer and conducter, dies of heart failure, aged 83.
jailed for three years
at Southwark Crown Court, London, England, UK, Europe, for his part in laundering more than £2m of drug money from cocaine deals.
Mark Williams, founder and editor of the short-lived weekly music paper New Music News, is
plays at the Arthur L. Andrews Outdoor Theater, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Bebop trumpet and flugelhorn player Art Farmer, who worked extensively both as a leader and as a sideman to many of the greats of his era, dies of a heart attack, aged 71.
Chicago-style jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie dies of cancer, aged 58.
Virtuoso jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd
dies of lung cancer in the King of France Tavern of the Maryland Inn, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
Rick Danko of The Band dies in his sleep in Marbletown, New York State.
Richard Ashcroft sacks Jazz Summers
, former manager of The Verve.
Former New York Dolls
frontman David Johansen participates in a version of Handel's Messiah at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA.