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dies, aged 80, of a heart attack at his home in Saugus, California, USA. He found success for over twenty years as a country singer, musician, record producer, music publisher, and radio and TV personality.
One third of the ashes of Michael Hutchence of INXS
are scattered in Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour, Australia, Oceania
. The ashes had been split three ways, between his father, his miother and Paula Yates.
Thunder release the LP 'Live' in the UK.
Jazz guitarist, bandleader, composer, vocalist and recording artist Malcolm Mitchell
dies in Bognor Regis, Sussex, UK. Among many other achievements, he was the first British musician to play with Duke Ellington
and earn money for doing so. [N.B. In 1933, the Duke of Windsor had insisted on sitting in on drums with the Ellington band when it visited Britain but he didn't get paid].
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.
plays the first of two nights at the Cameo Theater, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Thunder begin a british tour with a show at Rock City, Nottingham, UK.
plays at The Rage, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
is arrested in New York City, USA, on charges of rape, sodomy and unlawful imprisonment. DMX
denies the charges.
Jazz/New Flamenco guitarist and recording artist Jesse Cook
releases his third album, Vertigo
, on Narada Records.
The 1998 Lilith Fair
, featuring Sarah McLachlan
, Natalie Merchant
, Bonnie Raitt
, Mary Chapin Carpenter
, Heather Nova
, Beth Orton
, Abra Moore
and many others, starts off on a 57-date trek at Portland Meadows, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Legendary Italian music promoter Franco Mamone, collapses with heart failure in Milan, Italy, Europe. He will die in hospital eight days later. As the head of promoting company Commusications, he was considered the first of the modern generation of Italian rock promoters and managers. From the seventies, he organized concerts by Bob Marley
, Bruce Springsteen
and countless others.
A new boy band, Westlife
, is formed after auditions are held in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
A concert by Pearl Jam
in Dallas, Texas, USA, is marred by the arrival on stage of shirtless, shoeless, inebriated basketball star Dennis Rodman
who 'sings' Alive and Spin The Black Circle with the band. Rodman makes a fool of himself for about 45 minutes before finally leaving the stage.
Nancy Sinatra announces, at a press conference in The Capitol that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., USA, have agreed to become the repository of the late Frank Sinatra
's music and movie archives.
On the North American leg of their Virtual XI
tour, Iron Maiden
play at Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at The Forest Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe.
The term "britpop
" is added to the newly-published fourth edition of Collins English Dictionary.
play the first of two nights at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe.
New Orleans soul balladeer, Johnny Adams
, known as the Tan Canary, dies of prostate cancer at Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Eddie Rabbitt, Kent Robbins and Merle Kilgore are inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame during an award ceremony at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
The Artist aka Prince
, plays at The MCI Center, Washington DC, USA, with Chaka Khan and Larry Graham.
play at The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, 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.
play at The Palais Des Sports, Mulhouse, France, Europe.
play at The Bullring, Albacete, Spain, Europe.
play at Campo Du Futbol, Dos Hermanas, Spain, Europe.
play at Theatre De Verdure, Nice, France, Europe.
play at Maison Des Sport, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Europe.
Cher releases her new single, Believe
, in France. Noted for its use of Antares Auto-Tune
pitch-correction software on her vocals, it will become one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 10m copies worldwide.
Cher releases her new single, Believe
, in the USA. Noted for its use of Antares Auto-Tune pitch-correction software on her vocals, it will become one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 10m copies worldwide.