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Praise You by Fatboy Slim
reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
is treated for a broken wrist at Cedars Medical Center, Miami, Florida. He spends eleven hours in the hospital but the cause of the injury is never revealed.
dies from cancer at home in Henley-on-Thames, UK. On the same day, cancer also takes the life of US singer-songwriter David Ackles in Tujunga, California.
, the sixth album by Prince
, is honoured for having achieved sales in excess of 10m, at the inaugural Diamond Awards in The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
releases her debut album, Honey To The B. It will peak at No14 in the albums chart.
The album 1999
by Prince is certified for achieving four million sales by The R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
Blues guitarist Mighty Joe Young
dies aged 71 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from a complication of spinal surgery.
Suffering from respiratory problems, jazz vocalist Joe Williams dies in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, aged 80.
Cher releases her new single, Believe, in Japan.
releases his debut LP, Who Needs Pictures, on Arista Records in the USA.
LA Guns release the album Shrinking Violet, on Perris Records in the USA.
Jazz crooner Mel Torme
, known as the Velvet Fog, dies of a stroke in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 73.
play the first of two nights at The Hammerstein Theatre, New York City, USA.
plays at The Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country vocalist Boots Faye
, who often recorded with her husband Idaho Call, dies in the USA.
Lou Bega reaches No 1 on the UK singles chart with his hit summer smash Mambo No 5, a dance-oriented cover version of Perez Prado
's 1949 Latin-pop hit.
plays at the Arthur L. Andrews Outdoor Theater, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Vibraphonist Milt Jackson
, whose instantly recognizable style and improvisational ability made him a major jazz artist, dies of liver cancer, aged 76, in Manmhattan, new York City, USA.
The Artist (better known as Prince) closes the Billboard
/Airplay Monitor And Seminar Awards ceremony with a 90-minute set.
makes a guest appearance on US tv sitcom Dharma &
Ella Mae Morse
dies, aged 75, of respiratory failure in Bullhead City, Arizona, USA.
Jazz and pop vocalist
Onstage at The Adams Mark Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA, singer Kenny Rogers
flips a frisbee into the crowd. Soon after, audience member Kevin O'Toole sues Rogers, claiming that the frisbee caused a chandelier to fall on him and render him impotent.
When Prince begins a European promotional tour with a showcase at The Mermaid Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, he is joined on stage for the encore by Beck and Beverley Knight.
Jazz/blues violinist Don Sugarcane Harris
dies of respiratory failure in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Virtuoso jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd
dies of lung cancer in the King of France Tavern of the Maryland Inn, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
Renowned British jazz trumpeter Kenny Baker
dies in Felpham, West Sussex, UK, aged 78, after suffering from a viral infection for more than three weeks.
make their CBGB
's, New York City, USA, debut on an audition night.
During rehearsals for a concert in Bournemouth, UK, Boy George
has a brush with death when he is struck a glancing blow on the shoulder by a 300 kilo glitter-ball falling from the lighting rig.
Richard Ashcroft sacks Jazz Summers, former manager of The Verve.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr
collapses from a heart attack in a New York City tv studio shortly after taping four songs for a performance on CBS-tv's Early Show. He is taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
and Guy Ritchie bring in the new millenium at a party given by Donatella Versace in the Versace Mansion, Miami, Florida, USA.
On the day that Vladimir Putin takes over from Boris Yeltsin as Prime Minister of Russia, the country's longest-established hard-rock band, Mumiy Trol
, releases a new single provocatively titled The Carnival Is Over.