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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood fails in his bid to buy The Cricketers, the pub at the end of his road in Richmond, England.
Jerry Lee Lewis starts selling bottled water from a lake on his Memphis, Tennessee, USA, estate, to pay off his tax bills.
The album Dookie by Green Day is certified as having achieved four million sales in the USA.
In Perth, Australia, at the start of their mammoth Monster Tour, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck marries Stephanie, the mother of their two daughters, Zoe and Zelda. Grant Lee Buffalo provides the party music.
Bruce Springsteen records Back In Your Arms at the Hit Factory, New York City, USA.
Eden Ahbez, the eccentric hermit beatnik songwriter who composed Nature Boy for Nat King Cole, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident, aged 86, in Los Angeles, California, USA
Bob Dylan plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Police are called to calm angry punters when Michael Jackson's sister Latoya flees fully clothed from Al's Diamond Cabaret in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, after failing to strip nude as agreed.
Pop Will Eat Itself are banned from Irish TV's Late Late Show after abusing former Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren in the hospitality suite and trashing a drum kit live on air.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Liesure Centre, Stevenage, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at Labatt's Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Billy Swan plays at The Fox And Pheasant, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Centre, Brentwood, England, UK.
Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie's famous bent trumpet is snapped up by a bidder for $55,000 at a New York City auction.
Otis Clay plays at The Bottom Line, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, England, UK.
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.
The album A Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan is recorded live at the Austin City Limits Studio, Austin, Texas, USA, with the participation of Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, B.B. King and Buddy Guy.
Ozzy Osbourne finishes work on the album Ozzmosis, in New York City, by completing his vocals for the song See You On The Other Side. The album now goes to the mixing stage.
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, USA, 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.
Alanis Morissette releases the album Jagged Little Pill, in the UK, Europe, Australia and Japan. After spending twelve non-consecutive weeks at No1 in the USA, it will go on to nocth up 33m sales worldwide.
Mike And The Mechanics enter the UK singles chart with A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold, which will peak at No33.
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.
Saks Fifth Avenue of New York City, USA, reveals that it is suing Aretha Franklin for $263,000 worth of unpaid bills.
Supergrass score their fifth UK singles chart entry with Alright/Time, which will peak at No2.
It is officially announced that Robbie Williams and Take That have parted company. On the same day, Louise Nurding quits UK all-girl group Eternal to launch a solo career and The Beatles slap a lawsuit on the US distributors of the album The Barking Beatles, which features the Fab Four's greatest hits sung by dogs.
Robert Plant And Jimmy Page play the second of two nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guests Big Country. On this night they play a second show, an 'Unplugged' performance at midnight at The River Club, Dublin.
Peter Gabriel invites eighty world music artists to his Real World Studios complex in Box, Wiltshire, for a weekend music recording marathon under the auspices of his Real World record label.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing for his upcoming tour at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, 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.
Ash play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
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The American Centre For Voice Disorders decrees that Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones has the strongest voice in rock and roll.
Sleeper release the single What Do I Do Now?, on Indolent Records in the UK.
While Blur frontman Damon Albarn is driving in Washington DC, USA, a car pulls up beside him and a hand gun is pushed in his face. The gunman makes a gunshot noise then speeeds off. 'It really freaked me out,' quoth Albarn later.
Long Fin Killie and Medicine play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Jim Nash, president/founder of Chicago, Illinois, USA, record label Wax Trax! dies of AIDS. The label had pioneered industrial rock in the USA with releases by Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Front 242, Meat Beat Manifesto, KMFDM, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Nine Inch Nails.
Sonic Youth play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Helium and The Amps.
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince reveals plans to write a ballet called Kama Sutra.
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.
Michael Jackson establishes the Michael Jackson Family Trust by a Declaration Of Trust, which sets out his wish to leave all of his estate to his children and his mother, after he dies.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
The hit single Earth Song by Michael Jackson is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
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.
The Gold Experience by Prince peaks at No88 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Popular bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger Ralph Flanagan dies in Miami, Florida, USA.
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