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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.
Percy Sledge plays the third of six nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Percy Sledge plays the last of six nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills And Nash play in a private event, sponsored by Japan's largest brokerage house, Nomura Securities, at the Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Blues guitarist R.L. Burnside, accompanied by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, records the album A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey at Lunati Farms, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA.
The Sweet play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Norwegian psychedelic guitar band Motorpsycho release Blissard, their fifth full length studio album.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Celine Dion releases her 4th English language album, Falling Into You, in Australia. It will go on to achieve 32m sales worldwide.
Celine Dion releases her 4th English language album, Falling Into You, in The USA and Canada. It will go on to achieve 32m sales worldwide.
Michael Jackson announces the formation of Kingdom International, a joint venture between Jackson and HRH Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, (nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia, Fahd bin Abdul Aziz), at a press conference in the Palais des Congres in Paris, France, Europe.
Rob Pilatus of disgraced pop duo Milli Vanilli is jailed for ninety days in Los Angeles, California, USA, for three violent attacks and parole violation.
The soundtrack album to Spike Lee's latest film, Girl 6, comprising material by Prince And the New Power Generation, is released in the USA.
Link Wray plays at the Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
Singing cowgirl Patsy Montana, who was the first female country performer to have a million-selling single with her signature song I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart, dies aged 87 in San Jacinto, California, USA.
Sleeper enter the UK singles chart with Sale Of The Century, which will peak at No10 during a five-week run.
The Allman Brothers Band plays the third of five [non-consecutive] nights at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz is spotted attending a Tae Kwon Do grading session with instructor Don Deedigan on the squash court in Devizes Leisure Centre, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Later, Albarn poses for photographs with fans and signs autographs.
Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Pamela Anderson's home safe is broken into and several items, including a video of their five-day, sex-filled houseboat trip on Lake Mead are stolen. The video will go on to make internet porn history and make Tommy Lee more famous than ever before.
Ray Charles and Van Morrison play at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Bob Dylan takes part in the Prince's Trust concert in London, UK, with The Who and Eric Clapton.
Wannabe, the first single by The Spice Girls, is released in the UK. (1996)
Prince releases his twentieth album, Chaos And Disorder, in the USA.
The annual two-day long T IN THE PARK festival begins in Strathclyde Park, Scotland, with Radiohead, Alanis Morrissette, Foo Fighters, Bluetones, Beck, Pulp, Black Grape, Prodigy, Teenage Fanclub, Manic Street Preachers, Dogstar and others. Attendance at the event is reported to be 30,000.
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Some Gave All by Billy Ray Cyrus becomes the first debut album by a country artist certified for wholesale sales of 9m copies. The album placed four hit singles on the Billboard country charts, first of which was Cyrus's breakthrough song Achy Breaky Heart.
Michael Jackson plays a free concert, at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. 60,000 people attend the show which celebrates the 50th birthday of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, who has spent between $15m and $20m to hire Jackson for the occasion.
Alan Vega of pioneering electro-punk duo Suicide dies in his sleep, aged 72, in New York City, USA.
Some Gave All by Billy Ray Cyrus becomes the first debut album by a country artist to be certified for wholesale sales of 9m copies.
Prince's 18th studio album, Chaos And Disorder, enters the Billboard Chart in the USA at No26, which will prove to be its highest position.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the Molson Ice Polar Beach Party, which is staged aboard a Russian ice-smashing ship, moored in Resolute Bay in the Arctic Circle.
Sigrid Solbakk Raabe is born in Alesund, Norway, Europe. She will find international success as electro-pop singer and songwriter Sigrid.
Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, while leaving the MGM Grand hotel, after seeing the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon boxing match, in what is apparently a drive-by shooting.
When Van Dyke Parks plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, the performance is recorded and will be released as the LP Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove.
Guys Do It All The Time by Mindy McCready reaches No1 in The RPM Top Country Tracks Chart in Canada.
In a legal letter to US Republican Senator Bob Dole, publishers Rondor Music threaten to sue him for up to $100,000 each time the song Dole Man [inspired by their copyright Soul Man] is played at an event. Dole has been using Dole Man in his election campaign even though the original songwriters, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, have stated that they do not support Dole and that the song is being used without their permission. The song was originally a hit in 1967 for soul duo Sam And Dave.
The album No Code by Pearl Jam enters the Billboard Albums chart in the USA at No1.
Guys Do It All The Time by Mindy McCready reaches No1 in The Billboard Hot Country Singles And Tracks chart in the USA.
At a match between The Texas Rangers and The Milwaukee Brewers in Arlington, Texas, USA, country singer-songwriter Steve Wariner performs The American National Anthem. The Rangers win the game, 6-2.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Chamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea, to an audience of 50,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to an audience of 40,000.
Bob Dylan's first music publisher Lou Levy, founder of Leeds Music, dies aged 84 at home in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
William Clarke, whose skills on harmonica made him a sensation in blues circles during the late '80s and early '90s, dies in Fresno, California, USA, when surgery on a bleeding ulcer fails.
The third annual MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony is held in Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Oasis is named Best Group, and their single Wonderwall is named Best Song.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the ANZ Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, to an audience of 40,000.
Prince gives a rare interview on TV's Oprah chat show in the USA.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, to an audience of 65,000.
Lyricist and composer Irving Caesar dies in New York City, USA, aged 101. Although credited with over 700 compositions in his long career, he is perhaps best-known as the lyricist of Tea For Two, Swanee, Just A Gigolo and Animal Crackers in My Soup.
Wiltshire's most successful-ever blues band, The Hoax, play at The Arts Centre, Salisbury.