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Musical Box play at The Pabst Theatre, 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Trance music composer Bonky dies in a diving accident in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
The Rolling Stones play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Masked & Anonymous, a film starring Bob Dylan as Jack Fate, is premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Australia for the first time.
Chris Martin of Coldplay writes to Mendip District Council to plead that Glastonbury festival, which is under threat of losing its licence, should be allowed to continue. "I believe that the loss of this extraordinary event would be a tragedy," he states.
Bowling For Soup play at The University, Newcastle, England, UK.
Bowling For Soup play at The UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Def Leppard play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The album Urban Renewal, a tribute to the songs of Phil Collins, is released in the USA, with contributions by Brandy, Ray J, Lil' Kim, Montell Jordan, Brian McKnight, Kelis, Ol' Dirty Bastard and others.
Othar "Otha" Turner, one of the last well-known fife players in the vanishing American fife and drum blues tradition, dies aged 95, in Gravel Springs, Mississippi, USA.
Finch play at The Anson Rooms, Bristol, England, UK.
Finch play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
Finch play at The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Kings Of Leon play at The Mercury Lounge, New York City, USA.
The body of a missing woman, Laci Peterson, is found at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline park, Richmond, north of Berkeley on the San Francisco Bay shore in San Francisco, California, USA. The grim circumstances of her death will inspire Art Alexakis of the band Everclear to write his song New York Times soon after.
Massive Attack begin five consecutive nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe. They are the first band to achieve this many nights at the venue.
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Massive Attack play during five consecutive nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe. They are the first band to achieve this many nights at the venue.
Young British jazz star Jamie Cullum plays in the Jazz Marquee at the Outlet Village as part of the second Swindon Arts Jazz Festival , Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Carlos Guitarlos releases his comeback album, Straight From The Heart in record stores in California, USA. Carlos first found critical success as guitarist with Los Angeles-based blues outfit Top Jimmy And The Rhythm Pigs before relocating to San Francisco, California, USA, where he spent several years scraping a living as a street busker on the corner of 16th and Mission.
The funeral of June Carter is held at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA, A wheelchair-bound Johnny Cash sits in the front row. Emmylou Harris, Larry Gatlin, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sheryl Crow all perform at the memorial service.
The 1968 album Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison is certified triple platinum by the RIAA in the USA for having sold over three million units.
Jamie Cullum plays at Kitsch Lounge Riot in The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
Arctic Monkeys play their first-ever live gig, at The Grapes, Sheffield, UK. They play mostly cover versions, for which they are paid £27.
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A 2000 ruling against former Dead Kennedys' frontman Jello Biafra is upheld by a California Court of Appeals. The three-judge panel finds that Biafra still owes his former bandmates more than $200,000 in compensatory and punitive damages because his label, Alternative Tentacles, based in San Francisco, California, USA, withheld money from the band partnership, Decay Music.
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Bon Jovi play at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Bon Jovi play at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
The UK's Countryside Agency publishes new 'Right To Roam' maps, showing that fifteen acres of land around Madonna's (UK pounds)9m Wiltshire, UK, mansion, Ashcombe House, has now been designated as closed to ramblers. Madonna had been fighting for seven months to have her land closed to the public.
Internationally acclaimed trova guitarist Compay Segundo dies of kidney failure in Havana, Cuba.
Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon dies of lung cancer at home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
A new 37 cent postage stamp bearing an image of Roy Acuff, acknowledged as the King of Country Music, is issued in the USA. The official launch is held at The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Quarwood, the West Country, UK, estate belonging to John Entwistle of The Who, comes up for sale at a price of
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice plays in the Great American Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
R.E.M. play the first of two nights at Liberty Park, New York City, USA.
When Bruce Springsteen plays at Shea Stadium, New York City, USA, Bob Dylan makes guest appearance.
Stiff Little Fingers play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Almighty and Inbreds.
Texas release a new single, Carnival Girl, in the UK.
R.E.M. play at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Celldweller play at Tremont Music Hall, 400 West Tremont Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, supported by Deadstar Assembly.
Varg Vikernes, convicted murderer and former leader of Norwegian death metal band Burzum, flags down a car containing a family of three driving through Numedal in Buskerud County, Norway, Europe. He then hijacks the car at gunpoint.
Bruce Cockburn plays at The Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
The hit single Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas is awarded a UK platinum disc by the BPI.
Gary Valenciano plays at The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Bobby Hatfield, one half of 60s hitmakers The Righteous Brothers, dies when an overdose of cocaine causes a heart attack in The Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
Michael Jackson and his attorney fly by XtraJet from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Santa Barbara, California, where Jackson is Michael Jackson is arrested on child abuse charges, and then freed on $3m bail. He immediately returns to Las Vegas, where he is filming a video. An unauthorised videotape of Jackson speaking with his attorney on this flight will subsequently be offered for sale to the highest bidder.
Ron Aspery, jazz-rock sax player, pianist and composer with 70s British band Back Door, dies aged 57.
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