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On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Billboards, a ballet based on the works of Prince and devised by The Joffrey Ballet, is premiered at Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
Michael Jackson's half-time performance in the SuperBowl XXV11 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, brings the event its highest ever ratings. Garth Brooks performs the US National Anthem at the same show.
Paul McCartney records an MTV live concert at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, USA, during which he plays songs he has never before performed live, including Penny Lane.
International acclaimed Hungarian jazz guitarist and violinist, Elek Bacsik who worked for many years in Las Vegas, dies of lung cancer in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles overdub bass and vocals onto the John Lennon composition Good Morning Good Morning at Studio 3, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
British jazz bandleader, tenor saxophonist, composer and vocalist George Evans dies in England, UK.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
The Sultans Of Ping play at the Duchess Of York, Leeds, UK, supported by Radiohead.
Chicago-based jazz/blues pianist Art Hodes dies aged 88 in Harvey, Illinois, USA.
Sting's album, Ten Summoner's Tales, recorded at Lake House, Great Durnford, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, enters the UK album chart, where it will peak at No2.
An Acoustic Evening with Duran Duran is held at La Cigale, Paris, France, Europe.
Prince plays the second of three nights to a sellout crowd in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Robert Flack makes a guest appearance as herself on today's episode of ABC-TV show Loving in the USA.
Bob Dylan attends the Willie Nelson 60th Birthday Celebration in Austin City Limits Studios, Austin, Texas, USA. Dylan performs Pancho And Lefty with Willie Nelson and Hard Times with his touring band.
The Morning Papers by Prince peaks at No44 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Swamp blues guitarist and singer Clarence Edwards dies aged 60 in Scotlandville, Louisianna, USA.
The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, play in Central Park, New York City, USA, during the Country Takes Manhattan Extravaganza.
Suede come to the end of a UK tour at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Visionary jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Sun Ra dies of pneumonia in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, aged 79.
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
It is reported that tax authorities in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA, are in pursuit of Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses who owes $7,095 in property taxes dating back over the past four years, and could lose a 10-acre lot he owns in southern Wisconsin if he doesn't pay up. Tax demands sent by the county treasurer's office to Rose's registered address in Encino, California, have been returned with no forwarding address. Rose has until July 15 to pay the taxes or face foreclosure.
The U.S. Postal Service releases its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp collection. The set features Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley.
Emmett Berry dies aged 77 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He had found success as a jazz trumpeter, working with Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie and Billie Holiday.
On his Secret World Tour, Peter Gabriel plays the first of two nights at The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The movie Free Willy featuring You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson as its main theme song, is released to cinemas in the USA.
For the first time ever, Bob Dylan has to cancel a show for medical reasons. The gig, at Lyon, France, Europe, is abandoned because of back pains which he has suffered since 1986.
Johnny Cash plays at Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, Indiana, USA.
On their Get A Grip tour, Aerosmith play in the Memorial Coliseum Portland, Oregon, USA.
Teenage Fanclub release a new single, Norman 3, on Creation Records in the UK.
Monster Magnet, Raging Slab and Paw play at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On their Right Here, Right Now tour, Van Halen play in the State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Varg Vikernes, aka Count Grishnackh of Norwegian death metal band Burzum, is arrested for the murder by stabbing of another Burzum member, Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous.
A hectic day for the long arms of the law. Police raid Michael Jackson's homes in California after allegations of child abuse. On the same day, when a 22 year old man is shot in Los Angeles, California, police issue a warrant for the arrest of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. The man had made threats against Dogg, only to find himself shot by the rapper's bodyguard. Meanwhile, in the UK, Rob Collins, keyboardist of UK band The Charlatans, pleads guilty at Stafford Crown Court to being an accessory in an armed robbery.
Johnny Cash plays a gig in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Having collapsed the night before at Singapore National Stadium in Singapore, Asia, on his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson undergoes a brain scan in Mount Elizabeth hospital, Singapore. The results suggest he suffered a "late-onset migraine".
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Singapore National Stadium, Singapore, Asia.
Johnny Cash plays the first of two nights at Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo And Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA.
The Offspring play at Bedrocks, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Fraser MacPherson dies in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 65.
James release their fifth studio album, Laid, most of which was recorded at Real World Studios, Box.
Michael Jackson is staying in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santiago, Chile, while preparing for his upcoming concerts in the city.
The movie Free Willy featuring You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson as its main theme song, is released to cinemas in the Philippines.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of five nights at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
An eight-foot-high bronze memorial statue of deceased superstar blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan is erected in Auditorium Shores Park, Austin, Texas, USA, where he played several concerts.
Elton John plays the first of four nights at The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa, accompanied by percussionist Ray Cooper. Before the show, Elton is warned by venue staff no to wear his white suit, as it would attract insects in the dark, especially with stage lights being focussed on it. Elton ignores the advice, and then has to halt the show when swarms of insects descend on him.
Elton John plays the second of four nights at The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa, accompanied by percussionist Ray Cooper.
LaToya Jackson appears on TV to discuss the accusations of child abuse against her brother, Michael Jackson. "I cannot and will not be a silent collaborator of his crimes against small children," she says loyally.
Mack David dies in Rancho Mirage, California, USA, of natural causes. He found success as a songwriter, co-composing songs including Baby It's You, It Must Be Him and Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White, as well as several tv series themes and film scores. He was also the elder brother of another prolific songwriter, Hal David.