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Blues guitarist Johnny Copeland undergoes a heart transplant in the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York City.
Prince's Love 4 One Another Charities Tour 1997 opens at The Tower Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. All proceeds go to benefit Prince's Love 4 One Another Charity.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play the second show in a twenty-night season at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Fall play at Level 3, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
B.B. King plays at The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Jamiroquai play at the McLaren Formula 1 Launch Party in Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Uriah Heep play the first of two nights at Cirkus, Omsk, Russia.
Uriah Heep come to the end of a Russian tour with a gig at The Hockey Arena, Murmansk, Russia.
Bob Dylan plays at The Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Ed Sheeran plays at The WiZinc Center, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Dylan plays at Harbor Station, St John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Boz Scaggs releases a new LP, Come On Home, on Virgin Records in the USA.
Pioneering blues mandolin virtuoso James 'Yank' Rachell, dies aged 87 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Art Garfunkel plays at Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Dylan is admitted to hospital in Los Angeles for nine days suffering from "histoplasmosis", a potentially fatal heart condition. After recovering he quips, “I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.”
Bob Dylan is admitted to hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA, for nine days suffering from "histoplasmosis", a potentially fatal heart condition. After recovering he quips, 'I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.'
The hit single MMMbop by Hanson is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
Tim McGraw releases a new album, Everywhere, on Curb Records in the USA.
Compilation album The Best Of Bob Dylan enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No6 during an eighteen-week run.
When U2 play the first of two nights at at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California, support band Oasis premieres two new songs, Be Here Now and D?You Know What I Mean?
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy, to an audience of 45,000.
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.
Lela and Raymond Howard, an elderly couple in Salado, Texas, USA, leave home in their maroon Oldsmobile Delta 88, to attend the Pioneer Days Festival, fifteen miles away in Temple. They never return. Two weeks later their bodies and the car are found at the bottom of a 25-foot cliff. The 1998 hit song The Way by Fastball will be inspired by their story.
The three-day long Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Jazz Jamaica, Rory McLeod, Helen Watson, Pronghorn and Flook!.
The Foo Fighters play in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Festwiese, Leipzig, Germany, to an audience of 55,000.
Just before the encore of U2's show at Vallehovin, Oslo, Norway, Europe, the band's four members find themselves trapped, Spinal Tap-style, inside a 40ft-high metallic lemon-shaped 'pod' high above the stage. The device was supposed to open and let the group emerge but on this night, the mechanism failed.
Radiohead play at The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Rich Mullins dies when his jeep rolls over on I-39 north of Bloomington, Illinois, USA. When a passing semi-trailer truck swerves to avoid the overturned Jeep, Mullins, is hit by the oncoming vehicle and dies instantly.
David Bowie plays at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, illinois, USA.
Rolling Stones begin rehearsals at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the imminent first night of their Bridges To Babylon tour.
Sunchyme by Dario G enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No2. The song is based on a sample from the Dream Academy hit Life In A Northern Town.
Art Garfunkel completes his Walk Across America at The South Jetty, Fort Stevens Park, Hammond, Washington, USA.
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Aerosmith play at Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Yo La Tengo play at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On their Daftendirektour tour, Daft Punk play at L'Aeronef, Lille, France, Europe.
Nikolai Yaroshenko is born in Ukraine, Europe. He will find some success as rapper Tricky Nicki.
Mindy McCready releases a new single, What If I Do, on BNA Records in the USA.
Joni James, a popular singer and recording artist in the 1950s, marries retired Air Force General Bernard Adolph Schriever.
Everclear make an in-store appearance at Tower Records, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
David Bowie plays at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Motorhead play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
Everclear play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Shania Twain releases her third studio album Come On Over, in the USA. Eventually, notching up over 40m sales worldwide, it will become the best-selling country music album of all time. Twelve singles will be released from the album, of which eleven will become top five country hits in Canada.
Celine Dion releases her 5th English-language album Let's Talk About Love, in the USA. The album includes My Heart Will Go On, the theme song from the movie Titanic, a No1-selling single worldwide. 20m units of Let's Talk About Love will be sold in its first four months of release, including over 10m in Europe alone, and 31m will be sold as the years go on, making Celine Dion the only female recording artist to have two albums with more than 31m copies sold.
Billie Myers releases her debut album, Growing, Pains, in the USA.
The Sundays and Garrison Starr play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dylan plays concert No923 in his Never-ending Tour at The Roxy, Atlanta, Georgia.
New Age guitarist and songwriter Michael Hedges dies aged 43 in a car accident in Mendocino County, California, USA.
Bob Dylan receives America's highest award for artistic excellence, the Kennedy Center Honors.