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Phish play the last of three Y2K gigs in the Big Cypress Reservation in the Florida Everglades near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
It is announced to the media that George Harrison has been released from a north London hospital after recovering from stab wounds suffered when an intruder broke into his Henley-on-Thames mansion.
What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera reaches No1 in the US Top 40 singles chart.
D?Arcy Wretzky, former bassist of Smashing Pumpkins is arrested in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on charges of possessing crack cocaine.
Cowboy Take Me Away by The Dixie Chicks reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
The Cure release a new album, Bloodflowers, on Fiction Records in the UK.
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Columbia Records announces that two new members, Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams, have joined Destiny's Child.
Steely Dan release their first studio album in twenty years, Two Against Nature, on Geffen Records in the USA.
Beatlejazz, a group specialising in jazz interpretations of The Beatles songs, release their debut album, A Bite Of The Apple.
Terris play at The Little Civic, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Terris play at The Cornerhouse, Middlesborough, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Terris play at The Miners' Institute, Blackwood, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Calne-based rock star Julian Cope (formerly of The Teardrop Explodes) presides over the second day of the Cornucopea Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, London, England, UK. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs.
Terris play at The Joiners, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Elliott Smith releases his final LP, Figure 8, on DreamWorks Records in the USA.
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Bob Dylan begins a European tour at the Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland.
King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden invests Bob Dylan with the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's Polar Music Award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
What My Heart Has Seen, an exhibition of art by singer Tony Bennett, opens at the Catto Gallery in London, UK.
For a fee of $55, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks marries actor Adrian Pasdar at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Lorraine Blue, owner of famous 60's club Mother Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA, dies of lymphoma, aged 73, in Sacramento, California. Mother Blues showcased a broad range of up-and-coming performers, from Buddy Guy to Big Brother And The Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Jefferson Airplane, Spanky And Our Gang, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Mark-Anthony Turnage, Asian Dub Foundation, Blur, Cicala Mvta Clinic, Evan Parker, Jarvis Cocker, Jim O'Rourke, Luc Bondy, the Richard Alston Dance Company and Radiohead play at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK, as part of the Meltdown Festival, curated by Scott Walker.
The five-day long Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Van Morrison, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, The Oysterband, Show Of Hands, Baka Beyond, Children of the Desert and Rory McLeod.
The first day of the T In the Park Festival, near Kinross, Scotland, stars Ocean Colour Scene, Gomez, All Saints, Wannadies, Moby and Moloko.
When guitarist Janick Gers falls off stage during a concert in Mannheim, Germany, Europe, Iron Maiden are obliged to cancel several dates on their European tour.
Noel Gallagher has rejoined the band yet again when Oasis play at Lansdowne Road Stadium, Dublin, Eire, supported by Supergrass.
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Oasis are booed off at the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, Europe, when Liam Gallagher hurls insults at the 35,000 strong audience.
Odetta Sings Dylan, an album of Bob Dylan covers originally released in 1965, is finally re-issued on CD by BMG Camden.
Juliet Peters is arrested at her Canning Town, London home, on charges of threatening the life of UK pop singer Billie Piper.
Powderfinger release their fourth album, Odyssey Number Five, in Australia, where it will reach No1 in the ARIA albums chart. On the same day, promotional copies of the upcoming Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams duet, Kids, are released to media in the UK. The song will peak at No2 in the UK popular singles chart.
Billie Piper releases a new single, Something Deep Inside, in the UK. It will peak at No4 in the UK singles chart - her last Top Ten hit.
Radiohead's Big Top tour plays the first of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
Radiohead's Big Top tour plays the second of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
Carl Sigman, popular song lyricist, dies aged 91 in Manhasett, New York State, USA. Sigman found success as a songwriter [primarily a lyricist] with credits to his name including It's All In the Game, Pennsylvania 6-5000, The Robin Hood Theme, Answer Me, Till, The Day The Rains Came and What Now My Love.
Roy Harper plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
The John Lennon Museum is opened in the Saitama Super Arena, Japan. On the same day, Bono of U2 guest-edits the French newspaper Liberation.
The mother of a Tennessee teenager is credited by police with thwarting her son's plot to mass murder the boy band 'N Sync during an upcoming Atlanta, Georgia, concert.
The Anger Management tour, starring Eminem, Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach, plays the second of two nights at The Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating begins his first UK solo tour at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
US comedian/songwriter/talk show host Steve Allen dies. In his lifetime, he composed over 4,000 songs, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'most prolific modern composer'. On the same day, Sir Elton John gives evidence in a
The Q Awards are held in London. David Gray wins the Best Single Award for Babylon. Liam Gallagher of Oasis gets into an argument with Daily Mirror showbiz reporter Polly Graham, and ends up spanking her over his knee.
On their Stiff Upper Lip Tour, AC/DC play the second of two nights at Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Barenaked Ladies play at The Forum, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Former UK pop singer and music business entrepreneur Jonathan King publicly and vehemently denies charges of child-sex offences dating back to the 1970s.
At the Richard Conrad building in Manchester, UK, fixtures and fittings from the city's legendary Hacienda Club are auctioned off, in aid of the Greater Manchester Community Foundation charity.
Joe Jackson plays at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.