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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.
Blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Junior Kimborough
dies of a heart attack, aged 67, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA.
During a 22-date US tour, Bob Dylan
plays at Symphony Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts.
releases a new single, My Father's Eyes, on Reprise
Records in the UK.
Singer-songwriter Bernard Lavilliers plays the last of four nights at L'Olympia
, Paris, France.
Dee Dee Bridgewater plays the first of four nights at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland, California, USA. During these four nights she records the album Live At Yoshi's, which features several songs associated with Ella Fitzgerald
, who had died a year earlier.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the brainchild of Tony Butala, lead singer of The Lettermen, is officiallyrnopened in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Fans, estimated at around 50,000 in number, flood into central Tokyo, Japan, to attend the funeral of Hideto Matsumoto
[aka Hide], guitarist of the group X Japan
. The centre of the city is brought to a standstill as ambulances carry away dozens overcome by emotion and the 82-degree [28c] heat.
plays at The Rage, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
When Keith Richards
, guitarist of The Rolling Stones
, falls off a chair while reaching for a book in his house in Connecticut, USA, he injures his chest and ribs, necessitating the cancellation of several upcoming concert dates.
During a UK tour, Thunder
abseil down the Tyne Bridge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.
plays at The Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
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.
begin the North American leg of their Virtual XI
tour with a show at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
MTV premieres the special Beastiography, a profile of The Beastie Boys
play at The Forest Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe.
play at Petofi Csarnok, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
, USA, unveils a bronze statue of Hank Williams
on the 75th anniversary of his birth. His children, Hank Williams
Jr. and Jett Williams, meet for the first time at the ceremony.
The Country Music Hall of Fame in
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard
is arrested at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California, USA, for making terrorist threats.
gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA. McEntire's star is located next to Meryl Streep's, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.
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.
The Artist (aka Prince
) sprains his ankle onstage during a gig at The Trump Marina, Atlantic City, New jersey, USA, causing the cancellation of several dates.
Compilation album The OMD Singles
band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (aka OMD) enters the UK
albums chart where it will peak at No16 during a four-week run.
The Dark Star Orchestra plays at Park West
, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Police officers in Macon, Georgia, USA, are called out to the home of Ronnie Hammond, lead singer for the southern rock band The Atlanta Rhythm Section
. Hammond is threatening to commit suicide and is evidently suffering an emotional breakdown following a broken relationship.