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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 last of four days in Los Angeles, California, USA, playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Sleeper release their debut album, Smart, on Indolent Records in the UK.
Rock'n'roll singer, guitarist and recording artist Johnny Carroll dies aged 57 at Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas, USA, following a failed operation to treat a congenital liver ailment.
At the 37th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan's World Gone Wrong wins a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album.
Suffering extreme head pains, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry is carried from the stage during the show at Patinoire De Malley Auditorium, Lausanne, Switzerland, on their Monster world tour.
Radiohead release their second album, The Bends, in the UK on Parlophone Records. On the same day, they play at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Wilko Johnson plays at The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Mike And The Mechanics enter the UK album chart with their fourth album, Beggar On A Beach Of Gold, which will peak at No9.
Bob Dylan plays at the Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
Shakin' Stevens plays at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
The Boo Radleys? album Wake Up! reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
Billy Swan plays at The Red Lion, Brentford, Middlesex, 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.
Etta James releases her twenty-first studio album, Time After Time, on RCA Victor Records. It will peak at No5 in the Billboard magazine Top Jazz Albums chart in the USA.
Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino play at The NEc, Birmingham, England, UK.
Country singer Ty Hernodon is arrested at Gateway Park, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on drug possession and indecent exposure charges by an undercover police officer.
A 30 foot high steel and fibreglass statue of Michael Jackson sails under London's famous Tower Bridge to promote his new HIStory album. Eight similar statues are launched in Milan, Paris, Madrid, Prague, Zurich, Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam.
Ian Parkin, formerly a guitarist with Be Bop Deluxe, dies.
The book Confessions Of A Yakuza by Japanese author Jun'ichi Saga is published in the USA. After buying the book in Fukuoka, Japan, Bob Dylan will be so inspired by its content that the lyric of his song Floater on the 2001 album Love And Theft will include six lines that bear remarkable resemblances to lines in the book. According to a feature in the Wall Street Journal, Dylan appears to have lifted about a dozen passages from Dr. Saga's book throughout the album.
Chart-topping female rap trio TLC files for bankruptcy protection in Los Angeles, with liabilities reported at over $3.5 million, including $1.3 million claimed by insurers Lloyds Of London from Lisa (Left Eye) Lopes, who had pleaded guilty to setting fire to the Atlanta, Georgia, residence of former boyfriend Andre Rison. On the same day, Saks Fifth Avenue of New York City, reveals that it is suing Aretha Franklin for $263,000 worth of unpaid bills.
Donna Summer begins a tour of the USA with a show at The Nautica Stage, Cleveland, Ohio.
Amazon.com is launched. It will become one of the largest online retailers of books and music.
Supergrass score their fifth UK singles chart entry with Alright/Time, which will peak at No2.
Robert Plant And Jimmy Page play the first of two nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guests Big Country.
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Jamaica issues a series of Bob Marley commemorative postage stamps.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
Radiohead release a new single, Just, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
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.
Oasis 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.
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].
On the One Hot Minute Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Marcel King, vocalist of hit-making 1970s British soul band Sweet Sensation dies as a result of a brain haemorrhage.
The Lighthouse Family release Ocean Drive, the title track 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.
Yolanda Saldivar, former president of the Selena fan club is jailed for life in Texas for the murder of the Tejano singer. On the same day, rapper Tone-Loc is given three years probation, 100 hours of community service and ordered to take a class in anger management after pleading no contest to charges stemming from an argument over a pizza, during which he hit a restaurant employee and took $80 from the cash register.
Liverpudlian band Cast enter the UK albums chart with All Change, which will peak at No7 during a 67-week run.
Calne-based rock star Julian Cope (formerly of The Teardrop Explodes) releases a new album, 20 Mothers.
The Foo Fighters play the second of two nights in the Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Country Dick Montana, drummer and leader of San Diego-based alternative rock band The Beat Farmers, suffers an aneurism while performing on stage in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. He falls backwards off the drum kit and dies within minutes.
Aerosmith release a rock and roll-themed computer game called Quest For Fame.
Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday party.
Support act Morrissey unexpectedly quits the David Bowie Outsiders UK tour after just a few dates.
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Support act Morrissey unexpectedly quits the David Bowie Outsiders UK tour after just a few dates.
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On his Outside tour, David Bowie plays at The Exhibition And Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, but his 'very special guest' Morrissey doesn't show up and fails to play any further gigs on the tour.
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The Russian Beer Lovers political party offers $17,000 to Michael Jackson to sing at a political rally in Moscow, Russia, Europe. He doesn't.
A pair of leather trousers worn by The Doors' leader Jim Morrison fetch $43,700 at an auction in New York City, USA.
Stevie Wonder leads a singalong in Times Square, New York City, USA, in aid of America's homeless and hungry.