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Serial killer and rapist Fred West
himself while on remand in his cell at Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, UK. West and his wife Rosemary were being held in prison on eleven counts of murder. Their crimes will provide subject matter for the song Evil
The album Dookie
by Green Day
is certified as having achieved four million sales in the USA.
Skrewfish play their first live gig, as support to Pink Kross, at Key Youth Centre, East Kilbride, Scotland. Skrewfish will find greater success as Biffy Clyro
Record producer Denny Cordell
dies aged 51, from lymphoma
, in Dublin, Ireland, Europe. Cordell produced hits with The Moody Blues
, Procol Harum
, The Move, Joe Cocker
, Leon Russell
, Tom Petty
And The Heartbreakers, J.J. Cale
and Phoebe Snow
plays at The Barbican Centre, York, England, UK, supported by Johnny And The Roccos.
The Climax Blues Band plays at The Wedgewood Rooms
, Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK.
plays at The Red Lion, Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
plays at Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland, Europe.
's album Unplugged enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No10 during a five-week run.
plays the second of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
plays the last of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
performs at an open-house evening with a $5 cover admission at his Paisley Park Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The event includes use of a recreation center with late-night dancing and music videos.
Dylan releases the album MTV Unplugged in the USA.
Violinist, dance band leader, broadcaster and recording artist Sydney Lipton
dies in Florida, USA.
leaving top UK boy band Take That
, social workers set up emergency hotlines to help devastated fans threatening to kill themselves.
In the wake of
First the good news. The album Monster
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, Europe.
film the video for their debut single, We've Got It
Goin' On, in Orlando, Florida, USA.
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.
release their debut single, We've Got It Goin' On, in the USA.
Belgian composer Yves Swolfs
sues Michael Jackson
for allegedly basing his song Give In To Me on Swolf's Boulevard Des Reves Brises.
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.
and her husband Emilio are quizzed by police in Miami, Florida, USA, after their speedboat collides with a jet-ski, killing the rider.
releases a new LP, The Gold Experience, in the USA.
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Bob Dylan
plays concert No716, at Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
With no reason given, The Lebanese Government bans Iron Maiden
from playing in Mont La Salle, Beruit.
are forced to flee from the Stockholm Plaza Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, after it catches fire.
's album Parklife
is awarded a UK Quadruple-platinum Disc by the BPI, and their album The Great Escape
is awarded a Double-platinum Disc.
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."
Country recording star
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Dylan plays concert No750, the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts.
marries Diane Alexander, the woman with whom he had an affair while still married to his college sweetheart Branda Harvey.