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Cliffie Stone 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.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays at John F. Savage Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Internationally successful guitarist Ivor Mairants dies aged 89, of cancer in London, UK. Mairants was widely regarded as a leading authority on the instrument in all its forms.
Popular cajun musician and songwriter Rockin' Sidney Simien, aged 59, dies of lung cancer in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. He is best remembered for his international 1985 hit My Toot Toot.
Eric Clapton 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.
Tammy Wynette dies at home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, from a blood clot in her lung.
Brian May, Jeff Beck, Peter Green and others attend the Wiltshire funeral of legendary rock drummer Cozy Powell.
The second Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Custer Avenue Stages in San Francisco. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tom Rapp, Young Fresh Fellows and Damon & Naomi.
Iron Maiden play a 'secret gig' at The Oval P.H., Norwich, UK, as a warm-up for their imminent Virtual World Tour.
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.
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.
Public Enemy release a new album, He Got Game, on Mercury Records in the UK.
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.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Sporthalle Boblingen, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Brabanthal, Leuven, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan 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.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Velodromo Luis Puig, Valencia, Spain, Europe.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Le Zenith, Montpellier, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind earns a platinum disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
During a UK tour, Thunder abseil down the Tyne Bridge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.
Bob Dylan 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.
Jazz tenor sax maestro Benny Green dies of cancer, aged 70, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Bragg and Wilco release a collaborative album, Mermaid Avenue, on Elektra Records. The album features Bragg and Wilco's interpretations of previously unheard lyrics by Woody Guthrie.
Iron Maiden begin the North American leg of their Virtual XI tour with a show at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Stephen Duffy releases a new LP, I Love My Friends on Cooking Vinyl Records in the UK.
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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.
The three-day long Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Shooglenifty, Edward II, Black Umfolosi, Sally Barker and Jackie Leven.
MTV premieres the special Beastiography, a profile of The Beastie Boys.
Jazz guitarist Tal Farlow dies of cancer, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Lauryn Hill of The Fugees releases her first solo album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, in the USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Forest Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at Petofi Csarnok, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is arrested at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California, USA, for making terrorist threats.
Reba McEntire 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 by Liverpool band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (aka OMD) enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No16 during a four-week run.
Iron Maiden play at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Pigface, Sow, Thee Majesty and The Final Cut play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.