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Blues guitarist and singer Frank Stokes
is born in White Haven, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA.
During a 22-date US tour, Bob Dylan
plays at Symphony Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Catatonia secure their first UK Top Ten hit single when Mulder And Scully enters the singles chart, where it will peak at No3 during a ten-week run.
releases the album Ray Of Light.
release a new album, Virtual XI
, on EMI Records in the UK. The title is a reference to the fact that the 1998 FIFA World Cup was taking place in the same year.
Singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers plays the second of four nights at L'Olympia
, Paris, France.
Singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers plays the third of four nights at L'Olympia
, Paris, France.
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.
No Fences by Garth Brooks
becomes the first country album to be certified by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA for shipments of 14m copies.
Jazz/New Flamenco guitarist and recording artist Jesse Cook
releases his third album, Vertigo
, on Narada Records.
Songwriter, playwright, producer and actor Edward Eliscu
dies in Newtown, Connecticut, USA. Some of his best-known songs included Carioca, More Than You Know and Without A Song.
begin the North American leg of their Virtual XI
tour with a show at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard
of the Wu Tang Clan is taken to hospital after being shot in the arm and back while trying to prevent a robbery at his cousin's home in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
On the North American leg of their Virtual XI
tour, Iron Maiden
play at Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
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.
's latest single, Love Sick, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No64 during a one-week run.
The two-day-long World of Bamboo Festival - a music, arts and dance event presented by WOMAD
in association with The Environmental Bamboo Foundation, begins in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
In Los Angeles Country Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, Stevie Nicks
of Fleetwood Mac
is awarded a restraining order against 38-year-old mental patient Ronald Anacelteo, who is believed to want to kidnap her and "absorb her spiritual powers".
play at The Harbour Arts Centre Irvine, Scotland.
play at The Forest Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe.
play at Eden Sports Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe.
An inquiry at the Sheriff Court, Dumbarton, Scotland, UK, Europe, into the death of Oasis
' roadie Jim Hunter in 1996, is told that the man died by being crushed between a lorry and a fork-lift truck shortly after an angry outburst by vocalist Liam Gallagher
Famed singing cowboy and star of radio, tv and movies, Gene Autry
dies of lymphoma, aged 91, in Studio City, California, USA.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA, announces the purchase of its first painting by Jasper Johns, White Flag , which carries an estimated price tag of $20m. Tied to the purchase is a promise by William S. Lieberman, chairman of the Met's department of 20th-century art, to give the museum a gift of Flag, a Johns work from 1957. The 2012 song Jasper Johns' Flag by Jason Collett
will be inspired by the impact of Johns' artworks on contemporary culture.
Come On by Prince
charts at No65 in the UK for just one week.
The first portable mp3 player, The Diamond Rio PMP300, goes on sale in the USA, despite objections from the R.I.A.A. [Recording Industry Association of America]. The device costs $200 and can play about a dozen songs.
The shceduled release of Rick James
from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA, is delayed for further blood tests. He had collapsed onstage during November because of a neck aneurysm
which resulted in a blood clot travelling to his brain and causing a stroke. In hospital, his condition was referred to as "rock'n'roll neck" because it was caused by tossing his head violently during his performance.
Oscar Scaggs, the 21-year-old son of musician Boz Scaggs
dies in San Francisco from an accidental heroin overdose
. He is pronounced dead at 5:06 a.m. after he having been found at the Mission District address of a known drug dealer.