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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.
Thunder release the LP 'Live' in the UK.
attends The Rhythm And Blues Foundation ceremonies in the Ballroom of The Sheraton Hotel, New York City, USA.
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.
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.
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.
, 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.
Country music's first stadium tour, headlined by
During a UK tour, Thunder
abseil down the Tyne Bridge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.
is arrested in New York City, USA, on charges of rape, sodomy and unlawful imprisonment. DMX
denies the charges.
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.
's latest single, Love Sick, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No64 during a one-week run.
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.
, 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.
, 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.
release a new single, Futureal, on EMI Records in the UK. The song was originally scheduled for relae in July but was delayed.
play at Eden Sports Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe.
play at The Stadhalle, Furth, Germany, Europe.
begin recording Garage Inc
, a 27-song double album of cover versions, at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California, USA.
play at The Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
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.
Sixteen Horsepower play at the Bataclan
, Paris, France, Europe.
The Dark Star Orchestra plays at Park West
, 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.