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Singer Ruby Starr dies in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She had built a career as a singer, first under the name Connie Little, then Ruby Jones and later, as a vocalist in southern boogie band Black Oak Arkansas, Ruby Starr.
is recording tracks for the album Ozzmosis, at a studio converted from a cinema, in Paris, France.
Alan Barton, of one-hit-wonders Black Lace, dies aged 41.
Shakin' Stevens plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK.
plays the second of three nights at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Larry Garner plays at The King's Hotel, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK.
play at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
The Boo Radleys? album Wake Up! reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
plays at The Red Lion, Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK.
plays at Rotterdam Warehouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
John Michael Montgomery reaches the top of the Billboard
country singles chart in the USA with I Can Love You Like That.
plays the last of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
' touring crew is held at gunpoint after being wrongly accused by the Venezuelan Government of a tax fiddle amounting to $900,000. On the same day, Courtney Love is hospitalised in Seattle, Washington, after a drug overdose.
apologises publicly for using lyrics which have been branded as anti-semitic by Jewish groups on his HIStory
Martie Erwin of The Dixie Chicks
marries pharmaceutical representative Ted Seidel in the USA.
The three-day-long Glastonbury Festival
gets underway at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. This 25th Anniversary event features The Cure
, Orbital, P J Harvey, Simple Minds
and Portishead. Attendance: 80,000. Tickets: £65. Programme : £5.
The festival was completely sold out within four weeks of the ticket release date. A Dance Tent was introduced, the first acts being Massive Attack
, System 7 and Eat Static. Stone Roses
pulled out a week before show-time and were replaced by Pulp.
Dylan releases the album MTV Unplugged in the USA.
Thousands of rioting fans are dispersed with teargas at a Grateful Dead
concert at the Deer Creek Music Centre in Noblesville, Indiana, USA. On the same day, EMF drummer Mark Decloedt breaks the British salmon fishing record with a 70lb whopper caught from his local river.
While on tour in South Africa, Joan Armatrading
meets with Nelson Mandela at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. During the visit, Mandela presents Armatrading with a signed copy of his autobiography.
Bradley Will Simpson, aka Brad, lead vocalist and guitarist of The Vamps
is born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England, UK, Europe.
Selena's becomes the first Latin artist to debut at No1 on the Billboard
chart with her first English-language album Dreaming of You.
Obsesssive Bee Gees
fan Marilyn Holmes, 43, appears in court in the UK charged with breaking into the Oxfordshire home of Bee Gee Robin Gibb
, where she was found hiding in a cupboard with a tape recorder and video camera.
Country lap steel guitarist and top-rated session player O.J. 'Red' Rhodes
dies aged 64 of interstitial lung fibrosis in Los Angeles, California, USA.
's album Breathless
is knocked off the top of the US jazz charts after a record 92-week run by Fourplay, a quartet of session musicians and their album Elixir
bass player Paul McGuigan abuptly quits the group, suffering from exhaustion. On the same day, INXS
singer Michael Hutchence is fined £400 after he admits assaulting a photographer who snapped him with Bob Geldof
's wife, Paula Yates, at a hotel in Kent, England, UK, Europe.
While in Paris, France, Europe, Ozzy Osbourne
does in person press, radio and tv interviews with Carmel Giordano of Metal Hammer, Roberto Gandolfi of Thunder, Mariscal Romero of Heavy Rock and several others.
Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie
's star is unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Leader Federal Bank For Savings in Memphis, Tennessee, issues an Elvis Presley
injures his back when landing badly from "one of my famous frog leaps" at The Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USA. He is x-rayed after the show at hospital before flying on to Seattle. His injury will require treatment including acupuncture.
Whisky A Go Go
, Los Angeles, California, USA, is in fact Metallica
. The event is the 50th birthday party of Lemmy of Motorhead
. Wearing fake mutton chop moustaches and sporting freshly-drawn Ace Of Spades tattoos Metallica
rip through a six song set, beginning with Overkill
and ending with (We Are) The Road Crew.
The band billed tonight as The Lemmys, at The
leads a singalong in Times Square, New York City, USA, in aid of America's homeless and hungry.
Popular bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger Ralph Flanagan
dies in Miami, Florida, USA.