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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.
Michael Jackson spends the third of four days in Los Angeles playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Pam Tillis earns her first No1 single when Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) reaches the top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Bob Dylan is forced to cancel the first show in his current European tour because of influenza. The tour begins instead in Prague in the Czech Republic, the following day.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Congress Hall Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Shakin' Stevens plays at Lakeside Country Club, Frimley, England, UK.
Larry Garner plays at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK.
It is reported that a farmer in India, Asia, has successfully been preventing wild pigs from attacking his crops by playing Michael Jackson songs at high volume on a ghetto blaster.
The Boo Radleys? album Wake Up! reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Centre, Brentwood, England, UK.
10cc play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Billy Boy Arnold plays at The 100 Club, London, England, UK.
Billy Swan plays at Rotterdam Warehouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at The Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, England, UK.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at The Barbican Centre, York, England, UK.
Rapper Tone Loc is ordered to attend an anger management course by a Los Angeles, California, court after threatening a female friend with a baseball bat. He is also fined $1,350 placed on probation for two years, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Don Henley of The Eagles marries his first and only wife, model Sharon Summerall, in Malibu, Los Angeles, California, USA. Guests at the wedding include Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow, and others. Live music at the reception is supplied by Tony Bennett, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Sting.
Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses requests a restraining order on deranged Ohio fan Karen McNeil, after she breaks into the kitchen of his Malibu, California, home. On the same day, Van Morrison agrees to the British government using his hit Brown-Eyed Girl for a tv commercial promoting peace in Northern Ireland.
The Lighthouse Family release Lifted, the first single from their debut album, Ocean Drive, in the UK. It will not prove to be a major hit until it is re-released the following year.
More than twenty residents of Columbus, Ohio, USA, call authorities to complain about the volume emanating from a Ted Nugent concert. Nugent refuses to turn down because the noise is within the prescribed legal limits.
The Beatles slap a lawsuit on the US distributors of the album Live From The Pound - The Beatles, which features the Fab Four's greatest hits 'sung' by dogs.
Former Beach Boys' leader Brian Wilson, is sued by his mother Andre over claims in his autobiography, Wouldn't It Be Nice, that she was a drunk and an unfit mother.
Country music star Charlie Rich dies in his sleep, aged 62, as a result of a pulmonary embolism while in a motel in Hammond, Louisiana, USA.
The Rolling Stones, with Bob Dylan as their special guest, play in Espace Grammont, Montpellier, France.
Bradley Will Simpson, aka Brad, lead vocalist and guitarist of The Vamps is born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
Ozzy Osbourne is in Los Angeles, California, USA, filming an intro film for his upcoming tour.
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Radiohead release a new single, Just, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
An item in UK tabloid The Daily Star alleges that Robbie Williams was fired from boyband Take That because of a drug problem. Days later Williams will sue.
First the good news. The album Monster by R.E.M. is certified as having achieved 4m sales in the USA. On the same day, R.E.M.'s singer Michael Stipe, is diagnosed with an inguinal hernia prior to a concert on their Monster world tour at Sportovni Hala, in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Ash play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
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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.
UFO play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blur release their fourth album, The Great Escape, on Food Records in the UK. On the same day, a study by the American Institute of Heartmath, an organization producing stress relieving music, claims that Pearl Jam's music can adversely affect listeners' mental health.
Tae Dye is born in Ada, Oklahoma, USA. She will find success in 2014 as one-half of country duo Maddie And Tae, who will score hits including hits with Girl In A Country Song and Fly.
The Rolling Stones announce that a staggering $313m was taken in ticket sales alone by their Voodoo Lounge tour, topping their 1989 Steel Wheels record of $290m [£185m].
Iron Maiden begin their The X Factour Tour at Sing Sing, Jerusalem, Israel, Asia.
Ozzy Osbourne visits The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Europe, with his wife and children.
On the One Hot Minute Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
On the One Hot Minute Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
The legendary Wibbling Rivalry tapes, documenting a ruckus twixt brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, are released by Fierce Panda Records.
Blur are forced to flee from the Stockholm Plaza Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, after it catches fire.
Music publisher Lou Levy, founder of Leeds Music, dies aged 84 at home in Manhattan, New York City, USA. The Leeds Music catalogue included Strangers In The Night, Downtown, I Want To Hold Your Hand, C'est Si Bon and The Girl From Ipanema. The company published songs by Sammy Cahn, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Henry Mancini ,Ames Brothers, The Andrews Sisters, Les Paul, Connie Francis and Bobby Darin.
The Mayor of Ris Orangis, a suburb of Paris, France, Europe, declares today Rory Gallagher Day in honour of the Irish blues guitarist who died earlier this year. A street in the district is re-named L'Avenue Rory Gallagher to mark the occasion.
The Foo Fighters play at the Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
An impromptu sing-song around the piano at Frank Sinatra's house features Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Lawrence And Eydie Gorme and Ol' Blue Eyes himself.
Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday party.
At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Michael Jackson picks up the Best Male Singer Award. Bjork is Best Female Singer, U2 Best Group, Bon Jovi Best Rock Group, East 17 Best Dance Act, Take That Best Live Act and Dog Eat Dog Breakthrough Artist.
Country recording star Faron Young dies, aged 64, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, having attempted suicide by shooting himself the previous day. His ashes are scattered during a ceremony at Johnny Cash's estate, while Cash is away. Unfortunately, a gust of wind blows the ashes onto Cash's car. "When I came home, I found I had Faron on my windshield", remarked Cash later. "I turned the wipers on. There he went, back and forth, back and forth, until he was all gone."
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Dylan plays concert No750, the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts.