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On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Aloha Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii, to an audience of 35,000.
Col Tom Parker, former manager of Elvis Presley, suffers a stroke and dies in Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pink Floyd release their tenth studio LP, Animals, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Delta blues singer and guitarist Jack Owens dies aged 92 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA.
Mindy McCready releases a new single, A Girl's Gotta Do, on BNA Records in the USA.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, best known as rapper The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, is shot dead in a drive-by killing in Los Angeles, California, USA. His death will inspire Puff Daddy to write the song I'll Be Missing You, which draws much of its inspiration from Every Breath You Take by The Police.
Don Helms, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, attends/performs Smokey Mountain Steel Guitar Jamboree at Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Don Helms, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, attends/performs Smokey Mountain Steel Guitar Jamboree at Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Everclear play at The Fireside Bowl, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dylan plays at Harbor Station, St John, New Brunswick, Canada.
The first Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins at the Rogue Lounge in Providence, New Jersey . Artists appearing on the first of the festival's three nights include Silver Apples, Witch Hazel, The Deviants, Cul De Sac and Windy & Carl.
Mariah Carey and her producer, Walter Afanasieff, have a very public and very bitter argument on a New York City street which results in Afanasieff being fired.
The first Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end at The Rogue Lounge in Providence, New Jersey, USA. Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's three nights, include Damon and Naomi, Papas Fritas, Bardo Pond, Olivia Tremor Control and V.Majestic.
The first Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end at the Rogue Lounge in Providence, New Jersey . Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's three nights, include Damon and Naomi, Papas Fritas, Bardo Pond, Olivia Tremor Control and V.Majestic.
Bandleader and 50s recording star Ernie Fields dies aged 92 in the Evergreen Care Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. His biggest hit came in 1959 with an r'n'b version of Glenn Miller's In the Mood which peaked at No4 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart.
Madonna rings UK record producer/recording artist William Orbit to ask if he would like to work on her forthcoming album. As yet un-named, it will eventually be released as Ray Of Light.
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Columbia Records announces that Dylan has been hospitalised and diagnosed as suffering from histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal heart infection.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany, to an audience of 60,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland, to an audience of 50,000.
Radiohead release their third album, O.K. Computer, in the UK.
George Strait reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with Carrying Your Love With Me.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at La Pontaise Stadium, Lausanne, Switzerland, to an audience of 35,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Parc Des Princes, Paris, France, Europe, to an audience of 65,000.
The last day of this year's Glastonbury Festival is held at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
The Verve release a new single, Bittersweet Symphony, in the UK. The use of a sample from a track by Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham will involve them in a costly battle with rock entrepreneur Allen Klein.
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Country music stars Marty Stuart and Connie Smith are married in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA.
Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders marries Lucho Brieva.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the RDS, Dublin, Eire, to an audience of 43,000.
Prince begins his Jam Of The Year world tour at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
At the Nashville Songwriters Association International's 30th Songwriter Achievement Awards, Deana Carter wins Song Of The Year for Strawberry Wine; Vice Gill wins Songwriter - Artist Of The Year for the third time and Mark D. Sanders wins the best Songwriter trophy.
Jazz guitarist Chuck Wayne dies of emphysema, aged 74 in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. Wayne pursued a successful solo career but also worked with Woody Herman, George Shearing, Tony Bennett and others.
Lilith Fair plays at Frank Claire Stadium, Ottawa, Canada, featuring Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Natalie Merchant and Liz Phair.
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On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, to an audience of 50,000.
Tina Moore enters the UK singles chart with Never Gonna Let You Go which will peak at No7 during a fifteen week run.
Rammstein play at The Bank, New York City, USA, during the CMJ Festival.
Rammstein play at The Bat Cave, New York City, USA, during the CMJ Festival.
The live double album Before The Flood by Bob Dylan and The Band earns a platinum disc in the USA.
The album The Score by The Fugees is awarded six times platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Joni James, a popular singer and recording artist in the 1950s, marries retired Air Force General Bernard Adolph Schriever.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No6 during an eighteen-week run.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Johannesburg Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, to an audience of 58,000.
Motorhead play at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
The triple album Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol 1, by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Blues-oriented guitarist and singer-songwriter Rainer Ptacek dies aged 46, from the effects of a brain tumour and lymphoma, in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Popular chansonnier Barbara dies, aged 67, from respiratory problems in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France, Europe.
The Sundays and Garrison Starr play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Phil Medley dies of cancer in New York City, USA. Medley is best-remembered as the co-composer with Bert Berns, aka Bert Russell, of Twist And Shout.
Bob Dylan plays at Metro, Chicao, Illinois, USA.
Garth Brooks plays the second of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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