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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.
Ozzy Osbourne 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.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Larry Garner plays at The King's Hotel, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK.
Fugazi play at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
The Boo Radleys? album Wake Up! reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
Billy Swan plays at The Red Lion, Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK.
Billy Swan plays at Rotterdam Warehouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, England, UK.
John Michael Montgomery reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart in the USA with I Can Love You Like That.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea, England, UK.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at The Davenport Theatre, Stockport, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Radiohead release a new single, Fake Plastic Trees, on Parlophone Records in the UK. It will peak at No20.
Michael Jackson smashes a US singles chart record held by The Beatles for 25 years when his new single Scream (a duet with Janet Jackson) enters the Billboard Hot 100 at number five. The Fab Four's Let It Be entered at number six in 1970.
Phil Collins' 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.
Michael Jackson apologises publicly for using lyrics which have been branded as anti-semitic by Jewish groups on his HIStory album.
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, Oasis, 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.
HIStory, a greatest hits compilation by Michael Jackson, reaches No1 in the US album chart.
In the High Court, London, England, Europe, Mr. Justice Harman rules that poet Deborah Banks is entitled to a share of the royalties from the UB40 hit Don't Break My Heart. Miss Banks wrote the lyrics to the song, but never received any remuneration for her input.
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.
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Neil Young and Pearl Jam release a collaborative album, Mirror Ball, on Reprise Records in the USA. On the same day, 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.
Selena's becomes the first Latin artist to debut at No1 on the Billboard chart with her first English-language album Dreaming of You.
Ozzy Osbourne is in Los Angeles, California, USA, filming an intro film for his upcoming tour.
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Everclear play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, 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.
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.
Kenny G'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.
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.
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.
The legendary Wibbling Rivalry tapes, documenting a ruckus twixt brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, are released by Fierce Panda Records.
Tommy Durden, co-writer of Elvis Presley's first major hit, Heartbreak Hotel, dies at his home near Houghton Lake, Michigan, USA.
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 credit card.
Ozzy Osbourne 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.
Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday party.
Relish, the debut album by Joan Osbourne is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Support act Morrissey unexpectedly quits the David Bowie Outsiders UK tour after just a few dates.
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The hit single Earth Song by Michael Jackson is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
The band billed tonight as The Lemmys, at The 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.
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Stevie Wonder 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.
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