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Thunder release a new single, The Only One, in the UK. The band supports the release by undertaking various acoustic/signing sessions up and down the country.
Derrick Hand, State Coroner of New South Wales, Australia, Oceania, presents his report into the death of Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS. The report rules that Hutchence's death was a suicide while depressed and under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays at John F. Savage Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Thunder release the LP 'Live' in the UK.
During the French Truck Drivers' Strike, Genesis play at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France, Europe, as part of their Calling All Stations tour.
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Internationally successful guitarist Ivor Mairants dies aged 89, of cancer in London, UK. Mairants was widely regarded as a leading authority on the instrument in all its forms.
Prince attends The Rhythm And Blues Foundation ceremonies in the Ballroom of The Sheraton Hotel, New York City, USA.
Iron Maiden release a new single, The Angel And The Gambler, on EMI Records in the UK. It is the first single from their imminent album, Virtual XI.
Eric Clapton releases his thirteenth studio album, Pilgrim.
Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Cameo Theater, Miami Beach, Florida.
Blues singer Phoebe Snow is presented with the Cultural Achievement Award by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York City, USA.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Palas, Pesaro, Italy, Europe.
Guitarist Hideto Matsumoto [aka Hide] of the group X Japan is found dead, hanging from a towel tied to a doorknob in his apartment in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. His death will be recorded by the authorities as suicide. Within days three fans will die in copycat suicides, and 50,000 people will attended his funeral at Tsukiji Hongan-ji.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Eddie Rabbitt dies of lung cancer in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, aged 56. Rabbit is best-remembered for his US Top 10 hit Runnin' With The Wind.
After suffering a heart attack, Frank Sinatra dies aged 82, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, with his wife Barbara by his side.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Pabellon Val De Hebron, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Pabellon De Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Velodromo Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain, Europe.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, Jumpin' Jack Flash, on London Records in the USA.
Country music's first stadium tour, headlined by George Strait, concludes at Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA. Also on the bill are Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack and Asleep At The Wheel.
During a UK tour, Thunder abseil down the Tyne Bridge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.
Rapper DMX is arrested in New York City, USA, on charges of rape, sodomy and unlawful imprisonment. DMX denies the charges.
Robbie Williams is presented with the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Original Talent Award in London.
A new boy band, Westlife, is formed after auditions are held in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Two armed men break into the home of Foxy Brown while she and her mother are both in the apartment. Fortunately, neither of the women suffer any injuries.
The three-day long Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Shooglenifty, Edward II, Black Umfolosi, Sally Barker and Jackie Leven.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Love Sick, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No64 during a one-week run.
Jello Biafra plays a spoken-word show at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
As part of the Lucca Festival, Steve Winwood and Tito Puente play in the Amphitheatre, Lucca, Italy, Europe.
Melissa Drexler, aka 'The Prom Mom' pleads guilty to aggravated manslaughter, and is sentenced to fifteen years of imprisonment. Drexler had gained infamy a year earlier for delivering a baby in a restroom stall at her high school prom in Forked River, New Jersey, USA, then dumping the body in a trash can before returning to the dance. In 2003 Nickelback will record the song Throw Yourself Away, based on the Drexler case.
The Indigo Girls, Jane Siberry, Lisa Germano and others play in The Suffragette Sessions at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bauhaus play at The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illonis, USA.
Aerosmith score their first No1 single on the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with the Diane Warren composition I Don't Want To Miss A Thing.
Depeche Mode play at The Olympiski, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Barret Deems, a jazz percussionist often billed as 'the world's fastest drummer', dies of pneumonia at Columbus Grant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois USA. Deems played with Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Red Norvo and many more.
Iron Maiden release a new single, Futureal, on EMI Records in the UK. The song was originally scheduled for relae in July but was delayed.
Brooks And Dunn reach No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with How Long Gone.
Iron Maiden play at Eden Sports Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at The Stadhalle, Furth, Germany, Europe.
Metallica begin recording Garage Inc, a 27-song double album of cover versions, at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California, USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
BabyBird play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is ejected from The Four Seasons hotel in Berlin, Germany, Europe, for repeatedly mooning at passers-by over the balcony of his room.
Iron Maiden play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Sixteen Horsepower play at the Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
The Offspring play the second of two nights at Metro, Chicago, illinois, USA.
The Dark Star Orchestra plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Einsturzende Neubauten play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Not Breathing.
Pigface, Sow, Thee Majesty and The Final Cut play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bryan Maclean, formerly of LA cult folk-rock band Love, dies of a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.