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On their Overgrown Eden
play at Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK.
Auction house Sotheby's files a lawsuit against Michael Jackson
for non-payment on a purchase of two paintings. Sotheby's allege that Jackson's company, MJJ Productions, successfully bid $1.3m on two artworks by French painter William Adolphe Bouguereau at an October auction, but the bill remains unpaid.
Latin percussion virtuoso Mongo Santamaria
dies aged 85, after suffering a stroke, in Miami, Florida, USA.
play at The Limelight, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
release the album Give Up
in the USA. It will take ten years but it will eventually achieve
play at The Guildhall, Southampton, England, UK.
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.
Hip-hop/rap duo Los Aldeanos
plays its first concert to a small audience in La Lisa, Cuba, Caribbean.
play at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Canadian folk-rock duo Dala
sign a five-year artist development deal with Big Bold Sun Music.
"shock and awe" bombing campaign
hits Baghdad, Iraq, Western Asia, and the northern Iraqi cities of Mosul and Kirkuk. Pentagon officials stated that the campaign would send 1,500 bombs and missiles over Iraq in the first 24 hours. Deaths are estimated at 6,616. Shock And Awe
by Neil Young
, Shock And Awe by Teenage Fanclub
and Dreaming Of Paris by Van Dyke Parks are among the many songs reflecting on the shock and awe campaign.
The first wave of America's
play at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
The Black Keys
release their second album, Thickfreakness, on Fat Possum Records in the USA.
It is reported that thirty two-year-old sanitation engineer DeAngelo Bailey is beginning a legal action against Eminem
, because he feels the song Brain Damage, on the rapper's Slim Shady album, portrays him incorrectly as a bully.
It is announced that concerts by Blue, Simply Red
, Paul Weller
and Yes have been cancelled because their promoter, Triple A, has been made bankrupt. The July shows were set to be performed in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, as part of an annual series known as The Route of Kings.
Internationally acclaimed trova guitarist Compay Segundo
dies of kidney failure in Havana, Cuba.
come under fire from conservative groups because their video for the song I Melt includes brief glimpses of nudity, (guitarist Joe Don Rooney's bare buttocks, and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude). There are calls for the video to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Eventually, Rascal Flatts
will release an edited version of the video, which aired during daytime hours on the two country music-oriented networks.
play at the Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy.
Streetcore, the first posthumous album by Joe Strummer
is released the UK.
Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith
is found dead from stab wounds at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Silverlake, California, USA.
A double CD hybrid SA-CD version of Bob Dylan
's classic 1966 album Blonde On Blonde is released in Japan.
and Andy Hui play 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.
enters the UK albums chart for the first time with his second album, Twentysomething
, which will become the fastest-selling jazz album in British chart history, peaking at No5 during a nine-week run.
The Rolling Stones
play the second of two nights at The Hong Kong Harbour Fest. The festival, which ends with this show, is 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.