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New York City's legendary punk rock night club CBGB's (home to The Ramones, Blondie, Television, Talking Heads etc) launches its own commemorative chocolate bar, plus a 16-piece truffle collection – the CBGB's Punk Rock Box.
Judas Priest play at Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Saga play at The Music Hall, Worpswede, Germany, Europe.
Neil Young is given the ASCAP Founders Award at ASCAP's twenty-second annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also attending the event is Mariah Carey.
On her Bonez Tour, Avril Lavigne plays at The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
M.C. Hammer, N.W.A., Ice-T, Young M.C., Above the Law, Tone-Loc, Digital Underground and Michel'le - under the name of The West Coast Rap All-Stars - release a collaborative anti-gang violence single, We're All In The Same Gang, in the USA.
The Mars Volta play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Van Morrison releases a new album, Magic Time on Geffen Records in the UK.
To mark the release of the album Motown Remixed, a launch party is held at the Zanzibar club, Santa Monica, California, USA. The event is attended by legendary Motown songwriters and producers including Eddie And Brian Holland, Kenneth Gamble And Leon Huff and Norman Whitfield And Micky Stevenson, plus artists including Otis Williams and Mable John.
Switch by Will Smith reaches No1 in the Australian Singles chart.
Hal play at The Zodiac, Oxford, England, UK.
The Black Crowes re-union tour plays at Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Hanoi Rocks play at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bradford-on-Avon band Blackbud win The Battle of The Bands at the Merlin Theatre in Frome, Somerset, and their prize is an opportunity to play at Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK..
Actress/singer Rebecca Pidgeon signs a two album deal with Fuel Records at her home in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Teenage Fanclub release their eighth album, Man Made, on PeMa Records in the UK.
Doves and Mercury Rev play at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
John Prine plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Coldplay perform live at The Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Rising from No20 to No9, Lonely No More by Rob Thomas is the Greatest Gainer on the New Zealand Singles Chart. Moonshine by Savage and Akon remains at No1.
Mark Knopfler plays at the Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
On her Original Sinsuality tour, Tori Amos plays at her majesty's theatre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.