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A new tv series, CMT Crossroads, begins on tv in the USA, pairing country mnusic artists with performers from other genres for live performances which blend both artists' styles. This first show, for example, features Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello.
Tex-Mex legend Freddy Fender receives a life-saving kidney transplant from his daughter, Marla Huerta Garcia, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Folk-blues singer-songwriter Dave Van Ronk dies in New York City, USA, from complications arising from colon cancer.
A funeral service is held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, for recently deceased Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky.
Bob Dylan headlines at The 70th RodeoHouston, in the Reliant Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA.
Always On Time by Ja Rule featuring Ashanti reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
The NME/Carling Awards are held in London, with results as below:
  • Band Of The Year - The Strokes
  • Album Of The Year - The Strokes - Is This It
  • Single Of The Year - Ash - Burn Baby Burn
  • Best Solo Artist - Ian Brown
  • Best New Act - The Strokes
  • Best Music Video - Radiohead - Pyramid Song
  • Best Live Act - U2
  • Best Live Venue - Brixton Academy, London
  • Musical Event Of The Year - Carling Weekend
  • Best Radio Show - Evening Session
  • Best hip-hop act - Missy Elliott
  • Best R&B - Aaliyah
  • Best Dance Act - Basement Jaxx
  • Best Metal Group - Lost Prophets
  • Best Pop Act - Kylie Minogue
  • Philip Hall On Award - The Coral
  • Godlike Genius - Nick Kent / Pennie Smith
  • Outstanding Contribution To NME - The Charlatans.
When tickets go on sale for upcoming Oasis shows in Finsbury Park, London, UK, 800,000 are sold in two hours, necessitating the addition of a third date.
Sum 41 begin a nine-date UK tour at Rock City, Nottingham.
Silverchair withdraw from the Gone South festival in Australia because vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Daniel Johns has contracted reactive arthritis.
Celine Dion releases A New Day Has Come in Australia, Oceania. It is her first album in three years.
Marmaduke Duke release their debut album, The Magnificent Duke, on Captains Of Industry records, in the UK. The band is a side project for Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro and JP Reid of Sucioperro.
Oasis release a new single, The Hindu Times, in the UK.
Wilco release their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, in the UK.
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Lauryn Hill releases the album MTV Unplugged 2.0, in the USA.
Etta James releases a new album, Burnin' Down the House: Live at the House of Blues, on Private Music in the USA.
Peter Hook of New Order goes to see Kylie Minogue playing live at the Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, UK.
Kiss Kiss by Holly Valance reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
Sting, Zucchero, Lou Reed, Diana Krall and Andrea Bocelli perform at the annual Pavarotti And Friends concert in Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy, Europe.
Highly respected UK organist Kenny Craddock dies in a car accident in Portugal. In a long career, he worked with Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Ginger Baker's Airforce, Lindisfarne, Gerry Rafferty, Billy Bragg and many others.
The Tossers, The Arrivals, Miss Nora And Danny Black play at the Chicago Rockyards And Flea Market, North Wolcott, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues clarinettist and leader of Dejan's Olympia Brass Band, Harold 'Duke' Dejan, dies after a long illness, aged 93, in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Mull Historical Society, Primal Scream, Beverley Knight, No Doubt, The Hives, Green Day, Halo, Beta Band, SWR, The Parkinsons, Vex Red, Ian Brown, Mercury Rev, Orbital and others play on the second day of the T In The Park festival, Balado, Kinross, Scotland.
Solomon Burke Day is declared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Movin' Out, a stage musical based on the songs of Billy Joel, premieres in Chicago, Illnois, USA.
Jazz trumpeter and arranger Buddy Baker dies of natural causes, aged 84, at home in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. In a long and acclaimed career, he worked with big band stars including Harry James, Stan Kenton, Jack Teagarden and Bob Crosby.
Busted Stuff by the Dave Matthews Band enters Billboard's US album chart at No1.
Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Guns N' Roses perform at the 19th MTV Video Music Awards. Britney Spears and Eminem are also in attendance.
A new 14,000 capacity indoor sports arena, The Orfeo Superdome, opens in Cordoba, Argentina, with a concert by the rock band Divididos.
The Rolling Stones play at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Pretenders.
The fifth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins at The Axis in Boston, Massachusetts. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include Pat Orchard, Windy & Carl, Ghost, The Iditarod and Major Stars.
The fifth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Axis in Boston, Massachusetts. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include Ethereal Counterbalance, Lucky Bishops, Damon And Naomi, Motorpsycho and Tom Rapp.
While driving home from a recording studio, Kanye West is involved in a serious car crash near the W Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The incident, in which West's jaw is broken, will provide inspiration for his debut single, Through The Wire.
Sheena Easton marries her fourth husband, John Minoli, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hillaree Stapp, ex-wife of Creed frontman Scott Stapp, is arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly striking Scott in the face with a cell phone at Stapp's home in Orlando, Florida, USA, during a heated argument over custody of their son, Jagger, and other matters.
On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janiero, Brazil, South America.
The D4, British Sea Power, The Briefs and Mika Bomb play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
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Part Chimp, Cortizone and Beaucoupe Movement play at The Barfly, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Michael J. Sheehy plays at Water Rats, London, England, UK.
Pretty Girls Make Graves and Your Enemies Frieds play at Barfly @ Masque, Liverpool, England, UK.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play at The Academy, Birmingham, England, UK, with Ty Cobb.
It is reported in Kerrang! magazine that Norwegian black metal band Satyricon has become embroiled in a censorship debate after the video for their song Fuel For Hatred is dropped from rotation by MTV and ZTV. Officially the video has been banned because of potentially harmful strobe effects, but it is felt by some that the video's explicitly sexual and violent content is the real reason.
Marillion play at The Rock Cafe, Stourbridge, England, UK.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Tim Blake play at The Roadmender, Northampton, England, UK.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at The Guildhall, Southampton, England, UK.
Cradle Of Filth play at The Astoria, London, England, UK.
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