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Walk Like A Panther by The All Seeing I featuring Tony Christie enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No10 during a seven-week run.
Singer and songwriter David McComb, formerly of The Triffids, dies of heroin abuse in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
It is announced that vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith are re-joining Iron Maiden.
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Blur release a new single, Tender, in the UK on Food Records. It will peak at No2 in the UK singles chart.
Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Chicago-based guitarist Jimmie Lee Robinson spends the first of two days recording his album All My Life at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, Kansas, USA.
R.E.M. appear at the San Remo Music Festival, San Remo, Italy, Europe.
Two albums by Robbie Williams, Life Thru A Lens and I've Been Expecting You, are certified by the BPI as having each achieved 1.8m sales in the UK.
Blues artist Alvin Youngblood Hart is stopped in Chicago, Illinois, USA, by police who assume he is a criminal.
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Marti Pellow of Wet Wet Wet is rushed to hospital after collapsing on the floor of his room at The Conrad Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. He had gone on a booze bender after an argument with his fiancee, model Eileen Catterson.
The 8th annual Echo Music Awards are held in the Congress Centre, Hamburg, Germany. Celine Dion is named Best International Female. R.E.M. play live.
The 8th annual Echo Music Awards are held in the Congress Centre, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. Celine Dion is named Best International Female. R.E.M. play live.
Gene play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Blues singer and guitarist Lawyer Daniel Houston, a.k.a. Soldier Boy Houston, dies in Lancaster, California, USA.
Purple Rain, the sixth album by Prince, is honoured for having achieved sales in excess of 10m, at the inaugural Diamond Awards in The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Catatonia play at The Forum, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
The Library of Congress celebrates the opening of a permanent exhibit of the Gerry Mulligan Collection, housed in a special room at the entrance to the Performing Arts Reading Room in the Music Division, in the James Madison Memorial Building in Washington DC, USA.
Billie Piper releases her fifth single, Honey To The Bee, in the UK. It will peak at No3 in the UK singles chart.
Topm Petty And The Heartbreakers release their tenth LP, Echo
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Shania Twain becomes the first woman to be named Songwriter/Artist of the Year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On the Reunion Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Palasport, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Faith Hill wins in four categories - Single Record and Video of the Year for This Kiss; Top Female Vocalist and Vocal Event (shared with Tim McGraw) for Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me - at the 34th annual Academy of Country Music awards in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade at the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, in the USA.
Record producer Bruce Fairbairn, who worked with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Van Halen and many others, dies in his sleep at home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 49.
Iron Maiden release Ed Hunter, on EMI/Chrysalis Records in The UK. The album is a 2-CD compilation including a computer game based on the band's mascot, Eddie. The tracks on the album form the sountrack to the computer game, and were chosen by fans who voted for those tracks via the band's internet site.
The Backstreet Boys release their second studio album, Millennium, worldwide. It will go on to sell over 40m copies.
A four-day long Bob Dylan Festival enters its third day at Burg Plankenstein castle in Lower Austria. Artists appearing include Luigi Catuogno, Who Cares, The Plankenstein Allstars, Peter Del Bello. The CD The Plankenstein Tapes is recorded during the event.
LA Guns release the album Shrinking Violet, on Perris Records in the USA.
Shania Twain's album Come On Over is certified for shipments of 11m copies by the R.I.A.A. in the USA, briefly tying it with her own The Woman In Me as the best-selling country album ever by a female artist.
The Pretenders release their seventh album Viva El Amor, on Warner Bros in the USA.
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Calyso singing star Roaring Lion dies aged 91 in Mount Lambert, Trinidad, after a long period of failing health.
Bob Dylan and Paul Simon play at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
The third Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins at the University Of London. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include Bevis Frond, Alchemysts & Simeon, Damon & Naomi, Tom Rapp and The Lothars
One of the bizarre highlights of the second day of the UK's annual Reading Festival is the appearance of former Dexy's Midnight Runners leader Kevin Rowland, in a white sarong and stockings, singing to backing tracks for fifteen minutes, while simulating sex with a pair of strippers in black underwear.
Lou Bega reaches No 1 on the UK singles chart with his hit summer smash Mambo No 5, a dance-oriented cover version of Perez Prado's 1949 Latin-pop hit.
Marcelo Rodriguez, the Los Angeles, California, policeman who arrested George Michael in a Beverly Hills toilet, takes the star to court alleging slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Sheryl Crow plays a concert in Central Park, New York City, USA, with live guests including Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton and Chrissie Hynde. The show is recorded and released as an album, Sheryl Crow and Friends Live From Central Park. On the same day, the guitar that John Lennon of The Beatles was playing on the day he met Paul McCartney in a church hall in Liverpool, UK, is sold at auction in London for £140,000.
The Pretenders play the first of two nights at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
Billie Piper releases her second album, Walk Of Life. It will peak at No14 in the albums chart.
Vibraphonist Milt Jackson, whose instantly recognizable style and improvisational ability made him a major jazz artist, dies of liver cancer, aged 76, in Manmhattan, new York City, USA.
The Artist (better known as Prince) closes the Billboard/Airplay Monitor And Seminar Awards ceremony with a 90-minute set.
Singer, songwriter and actor Hoyt Axton dies aged 61, at his ranch in Victor, Montana, USA. Having never completely recovered from a stroke in 1996, he suffered a heart attack two weeks before his death, and another while undergoing subsequent heart surgery.
When Beth Orton plays at The University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, UK, she is supported by Liverpool band Shack.
The Pet Shop Boys play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, illinois, USA.
The Who play the second of two nights at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Virtuoso jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd dies of lung cancer in the King of France Tavern of the Maryland Inn, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
The Backstreet Boys win Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Albums Artist Of The Year and Albums Artist Duo/Group Of The Year at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards ceremony.
Rick Danko of The Band dies in his sleep in Marbletown, New York State.
Wax models of The Spice Girls are unveiled at Madame Tussaud's waxworks in London, UK.
Gov't Mule play at The Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The show, featuring special guest Little Milton, is recorded and will eventually be released as the triple-live album Mulennium.