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begin a week of record store signings and acoustic sessions in the UK.
Thunder begin their The Thrill Of It All tour with a gig at The UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK. Unfortunately due to vocalist Danny suffering pneumonia and laryngitis, the following six shows are postponed. Danny is unable to speak for a week.
play at the McLaren Formula 1 Launch Party in Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
play at The Rodon Club, Athens, Greece, Europe.
Dylan plays at the Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Pioneering blues mandolin virtuoso James 'Yank' Rachell
, dies aged 87 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
, who found success as a singer and dancer in British music halls of the 1940s, dies in London, UK.
plays at the Capitol Music Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA.
pays a visit to Stadelheim prison, Munich, Germany, Europe, to meet with his business associate and friend Marcel Avram, a German music promoter. Avram is being held in prison on charges of tax evasion.
by Hanson reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
Lawrence Payton, a founding member of The Four Tops
, dies of liver cancer at his Detroit, Michigan, home.
Blues guitarist Johnny Copeland
dies at the age of 60, of complications arising from a heart transplant seven months earlier in Manhattan, New York City.
Walkers Spice Girls
Crisps go on sale in the UK, and will sell over 16m bags by the end of the year.
The three-day-long WOMAD
Festival begins at Rivermead, Reading, UK.
Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick
is interviewed by Johnny Black on the BBC radio show The Fabulous Fandango Lounge, in Swindon, Wiltshire, Englsand, UK.
Popular singer Joni James
marries retired Air Force General Bernard Adolph Schriever, twenty years her senior, and leader of the crash program that had developed U.S. ballistic missiles — both ICBMs and IRBMs.
release their third album, Pleased To meet You, on Indolent Records in the UK.
play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
Blues-oriented guitarist and singer-songwriter Rainer Ptacek
dies aged 46, from the effects of a brain tumour and lymphoma, in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard
of the Wu-Tang Clan
is arrested for failing to keep up with child support payments to his wife and their three children. Subsequently released on $4,500 bail, Ol' Dirty returns home to discover that his wife has filed for divorce.
Crossover saxophonist Kenny G establishes a new world record by holding a note on his saxophone for 45 minutes and 47 seconds.
plays concert No928 in his Never-ending Tour at The Trocadero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Dark Star Orchestra plays at Martyr's
, Chicago, Illinois, USA.