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Seventy year old singer Lou Rawls marries his 33 year old flight attendant girlfriend Nina Malek in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The wedding ceremony is conducted by Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton.
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Edwin Starr plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Calypso star Lord Pretender, (born Aldric Farrell) dies in Port Of Spain, Trinidad.
The White Stripes play at The Corner, Melbourne, Australia.
Folk-blues singer-songwriter Dave Van Ronk dies in New York City, from complications arising from colon cancer.
Pink appears on US tv show Saturday Night Live. At an aftershow party in New York City's Tribeca district, she is seen baring her breasts.
Mick Tucker, drummer of 70's UK glam-rockers Sweet, dies of leukaemia.
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.
Bob Dylan's album Love And Theft wins a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. At the awards ceremony, Dylan performs Cry a While.
The Osbournes, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about life with Ozzy Osbourne, has its first edition shown on MTV in the USA. The show attracts 3.2m viewers making it MTV's most successful premiere ever.
Bryan Adams plays at the Arena, Wembley, London.
Leaked documents reveal that although deceased rock star Michael Hutchence of INXS earned $30m in his career, and was estimated to be worth over $14m when he died, he has left just $22,000.
Ryan Adams plays in The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Liam Gallagher of Oasis is ejected from The Met Bar in London for "upsetting fellow customers", he punches a bouncer. Girlfriend Nicole Appleton leaves the bar in tears.
It is announced that, after ninteen years together, Megadeth has broken up because guitarist Dave Mustaine has suffered an injury to his left arm and hand that has left him unable to play.
James Al Hendrix, father of Jimi Hendrix, dies of congestive heart failure, in Seattle, Washington, aged 82.
Wilco release their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, in the UK.
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The funeral of TLC vocalist Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes is held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Neil Diamond makes an unannounced appearance at the annual graduation ceremony in New York University, from which he had dropped out in 1962.
It is reported that Jay-Z has decided against buying a $6.5m New York City, USA, penthouse after posters about his criminal record were put up in the building.
An exhibition of paintings by Sir Paul McCartney is opened at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest is held at Donington Park, UK, featuring Black Sabbath, Tool, Slayer and System Of A Down.
A rock festival is staged outside Buckingham Palace, London, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee celebrations. Artists performing include Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Robbie Williams and Ozzy Osbourne.
Light My Fire by Will Young reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart. The song was originally a hit for The Doors but Young's version is based on a 1969 Grammy-winning interpretation by Jose Feliciano.
When Cooper Temple Clause play at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden, keyboardist Kieran Mahon breaks two fingers after punching an acrobat during a game of football. On the same day, Pulp begin a tour of woodland areas of the UK sponsored by the Forestry Commission. The first date is at Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.
Paul Oakenfold releases a new album, Bunkka, which includes several tracks recorded at Real World Studios, Box. It will peak at No1 in Billboard magazine's annual chart of best-selling electronic music albums.
R. Kelly appears in Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois, USA, to face child pornography charges. He pleads not guilty.
The Baha Men release a new album, Who Let The Dogs Out, on S-Curves Records in the UK.
Hell Is For Heroes, Biffy Clyro and Kinesis play at The Road House, Manchester, UK.
Eminem's Anger Management tour comes to an end at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan.
The Official Dedication and Grand Opening of ragtime pianist and composer J.W. Blind Boone's newly-restored home is held on 4th Street, Columbia, Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Boy George, Darren Day and others perform live at a special Elvis Presley night at Kitsch Lounge Riot in The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
While out celebrating his 42nd birthday, country singer Doug Supernaw is arrested for having attacked five police officers during a scuffle outside a bar in Brenham, Texas, USA. He is held on an $11,150 bond on charges of assault, public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Eminem plays an unannounced show at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, after an advance screening of 8 Mile, his soon to be released movie.
Will Young, the first winner of tv talent show Pop idol, releases his debut album, From Now On, in the UK. It will reach No1 in the UK Album Chart, having sold 187,350 copies in its first week of sales.
Michael Jackson testifies in court in California, during a $21m lawsuit filed against him by a promoter claiming to have lost substantial moneys when Jackson bailed on two millennium concerts.
On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at The Olympic Stadium, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
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Michael Jackson is honoured with the Pop Artist of the Millennium award at the Bambi Awards in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Chicago play at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Disturbed play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, supported by Blindside.
Magnum play at The Zodiac, Oxford, England, UK.
Coheed And Cambria play at The Barfly @ The Monarch, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan's album Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue, enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No69 in its week of entry.
The Darkness play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
Primal Scream, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Kills play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK.
The Darkness play at The Met Lounge, Peterborough, England, UK.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Wiltshire band Blackbud play their first ever gig, at the Black Cat at The Riverside, Bradford-on-Avon.
Blackbud play at the King's Arms, Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK.
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