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reaches No1 on the Billboard
country chart in the USA with Just To See You Smile, He will hold the top slot for six weeks.
During a 22-date US tour, Bob Dylan
plays at Symphony Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Dixie Chicks
release their first major label album, Wide Open Spaces, on Monument Records in the USA. This release marks the reactivation of the label, which has been dormant since 1983.
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.
attends The Rhythm And Blues Foundation ceremonies in the Ballroom of The Sheraton Hotel, New York City, USA.
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.
At the start of a South American tour, the Rolling Stones
play at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, supported by Bob Dylan
Welsh-born singer Dorothey Squires
dies of lung cancer, aged 83, in Llwynypia, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, UK, Europe.
A memorial is held in CBGB
's, New York City, USA, for Wendy O. Williams
of The Plasmatics
, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound just over five weeks earlier. At the memorial, several of Wendy's former Plasmatics co-members (Chosei Funahara, Richie Stotts, Wes Beech, Stu Deutsch, Jean Beauvoir and TC Tolliver) play a six-song set.
Stone Temple Pilots
singer Scott Weiland is arrested before a solo concert at Irving Plaza, New York City, for possession of heroin. (outlaw)
appear in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, New York City, USA, in pursuance of their lawsuit against record producer Phil Spector
. The case charges that Spector, his record label, and successor labels are in breach of contract by having not paid royalties since 1963. 1998
The U.S. Postal Service issues a Josh White
32c Stamp, followed by a Smithsonian Institution Tribute Concert on the National
Mall in Washington, DC, USA.
A new boy band, Westlife
, is formed after auditions are held in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Ol' Dirty Bastard
of the Wu Tang Clan is arrested in Lynnhaven, Virginia, USA, for shoplifting Nike trainers from a Sneaker Stadium store.
begins a three-week European tour at The Plaza de Toros, Marbella, Spain, set to end on the 28th at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
play the first of two nights at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe.
play at The Thuringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany, Europe.
The Artist aka Prince
, plays at The MCI Center, Washington DC, USA, with Chaka Khan
and Larry Graham.
Former Guns N'Roses
drummer Steven Adler is sentenced to 150 days in jail for attacking two women in separate domestic violence incidents, which also violates his probation from a 1997 conviction in another domestic violence case. He is additionally sentenced to three years of probation, with the conditions of undergoing a year of domestic violence counseling and a ban on using illegal drugs.
play at The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
Steve Gibbons releases a new album, The Dylan Project
, in the UK on Woodworm Records. The album
includes Gibbons versions of Bob Dylan
songs including It Takes A
Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, Down Along The Cove and
Simple twist Of fate.
come to the end of a European Tour with a gig at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
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 explore the impact of Johns' artworks on contemporary culture.
Come On by Prince
charts at No65 in the UK for just one week.
plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Bryan Maclean, formerly of LA cult folk-rock band Love
, dies of a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.