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Jazz guitarist Ike Isaacs dies in Sydney, Australia. Considered to be among the foremost plectrum guitarists of his era, he is best remembered for his collaborations with Stephane Grappelli.
Simply Red play the first of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Percy Sledge plays the second 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.
Garth Brooks refuses to accept the American Music Awards' Favorite Artist of the Year honour, insisting that the award should have gone to Hootie And The Blowfish. Brooks does, however, accept two other awards.
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.
Shania Twain reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!
A Memorial Service 'A Celebration of the Life of Gerry Mulligan' is held at St. Peter's Church in New York City, USA.
Norwegian psychedelic guitar band Motorpsycho release Blissard, their fifth full length studio album.
Celine Dion releases her 4th English language album, Falling Into You, in Australia. It will go on to achieve 32m sales worldwide.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play the second of two nights at The Palace, Los Angeles, California, USA. This show marks the end of the North American leg of the tour.
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.
Country star Bryan White meets actress Erika Page for the first time during the Sizzlin' Country charity concert for cystic fibrosis in Los Angeles, California, USA. They will begin dating a year later and marry in 2000.
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.
Happy Rhodes plays at The Tin Angel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Allman Brothers Band plays the last of five [non-consecutive] nights at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Singer-songwriter Kevin Gilbert, who shared a Grammy nomination for the Sheryl Crow hit, All I Wanna Do, is found dead in bed at home, in Pasadena, California, USA, aged 29. The cause of his death is not disclosed.
Ian Anderson, leader of Jethro Tull issues a statement from Australia, announcing that, 'Following a week in a Sydney hospital to stabilise and reduce the deep vein thrombosis in my left leg, I have now had the final round of tests and been given the go ahead to return to the UK later this week, for ongoing treatment.'
When Alan Whitaker from Penzance, UK, appears on the British TV quiz show Mastermind, his specialist subject is The Sex Pistols. (1996)
When Ray Charles and Van Morrison play at the Point, Dublin, Ireland, Carole King turns up and watches the show from the wings.
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.
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.
Al Green, Stevie Wonder and The Pointer Sisters perform at the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Sex Pistols play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, 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.
311 play at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by The Deftones.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland.
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 at the Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan, to an audience of 40,000.
Rush play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
On his HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson is in Mumbai, India, preparing for his imminent concert at the city's Andheri Sports Complex.
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor is born in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. She will find international success as electro-pop/dreampop singer and songwriter Lorde.
Soundgarden and Rocket From The Crypt play the first of two nights at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, to an audience of 43,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Ericsson Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, to an audience of 43,000.
A new series, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, begins on BBC2-tv in the UK. The show takes the form of an irreverent music quiz. Guests on the first episode are Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Richard Fairbrass of Right Said Fred and Mathew Priest of Dodgy.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, to an audience of 40,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, to an audience of 65,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at the Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia, to an audience of 20,000.
Patty Donahue, vocalist of Akron, Ohio, band The Waitresses, dies aged 40 of lung cancer in New York City, USA.
A cover version of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Dunblane reaches No1 the UK singles chart. The song has a new verse added by musician Ted Christopher to include mention of the children who died in the Dublane massacre.
Golden Smog play at The Lounge Ax, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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