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Blues guitarist T.D. Bell dies aged 76 of heart and kidney failure related to prostate cancer, at the Austin Diagnostic Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
Charles Brown dies of heart failure in his sleep at Summit Medical Center, Oakland, California. In a long career, he found fame as an R'n'B star from the 40s through to the 60s, first with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, then as a solo artist.
Charles Brown dies of heart failure in his sleep at Summit Medical Center, Oakland, California. In a long career, he found fame as an R'n'B star from the 40s through to the 60s, first with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, then as a solo artist.
Gwen Guthrie, disco diva best-known for Ain't Nothin Goin On But The Rent, dies aged 48, of uterine cancer in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The hit single When You're Gone by Bryan Adams featuring Melanie C is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
Doug Weston, owner of LA's legendary Troubadour Club dies of pneumonia, aged 72, in Midway Hospital Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Bob Dylan and Natalie Merchant play at Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York State, USA.
R.E.M are seen (pre-recorded) on PBS-tv show Sesame Street in the USA, singing Furry Happy Monsters, a parody of their hit Shiny Happy People.
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.
Gene play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
When KISS play at The Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany, Europe, on their Psycho Circus Tour, the local fire marshal bans the use of any pyrotechnics. At the end of the show, however, KISS sets off the entire concert's worth of pyro all at once. As a consequence, KISS are banned from playing Bremen again.
Catatonia play at The Forum, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
The stage musical Mamma Mia!, based on the music of Abba, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End, London, UK.
Reef release a new LP, Rides, on Sony Music in the UK.
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Topm Petty And The Heartbreakers release their tenth LP, Echo
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Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embark on a random killing spree, shooting dead twelve students and one teacher at Columbine High School, Columbine, Colorado, USA. The pair then commit suicide. The incident will become known as The Columbine High School Massacre. The 2005 song Cassie by Flyleaf is a response to the Columbine tragedy. Cassie Bernall was a student at Columbine High School who died in the massacre.
Jazz trombonist, composer and musical arranger Melba Liston dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, after suffering from repeated strokes. In a long and acclaimed career, she worked with Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Billie Holliday to name but a few.
Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade at the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, in the USA.
The Fall play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
A four-day long Bob Dylan Festival begins at Burg Plankenstein castle in Austria. Artists appearing include Luigi Catuogno, Who Cares, Peter Del Bello and The Plankenstein Allstars. The CD The Plankenstein Tapes is recorded during the event.
A four-day long Bob Dylan Festival comes to an end 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.
The live album Dylan - A Tribute To His Bobness, Vol. 1 is recorded at the "Dylan-Festival" at Forum Wasserturm in Meerbusch, Germany.is recorded live at the Dylan-Festival at Forum Wasserturm in Meerbusch, Germany. Artists taking part include The Beatlesons, The Jokermen, Robert Berger, Uncle Willy and Digger's Fake.
Japanese pop star Miki Imai marries guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei.
Jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and arranger Rosy McHargue, much associated with the Dixieland scene, dies aged 97 at his home in Santa Monica, California, USA. At the time of his death he is considered to be one of the oldest active jazz musicians in the world.
Clint Black reaches No1 on the Billboard Country music album chart in the USA with his debut LP, Killin' Time.
It is reported that Sir Elton John has collapsed during a flight from France to Ireland, on his way to attend the wedding of Victoria 'Posh Spice' Adams and footballer David Beckham.
The T In The Park festival is being held in Scotland.
Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey are wed in a civil ceremony in Begnins, Switzerland.
Lilith Fair, headlined by Sarah McLachlan, plays at The New World Music Theater, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country vocalist Boots Faye, who often recorded with her husband Idaho Call, dies in the USA.
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.
The third Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins at the University Of London in, er, London. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include Bardo Pond, Man, Green Pajamas, Lucky Bishops and Pat Orchard.
A new main-belt asteroid (i.e. a minor planet) is discovered by I.P. Griffin at Auckland, New Zealand. He names it 23990 Springsteen in honour of Bruce Springsteen.
The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale, Prince's final album due under his Warner Bros. contract, makes No47 in the UK in its week of entry.
Prince performs live with Larry Graham at the Mill City Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billie Piper releases her second album, Walk Of Life. It will peak at No14 in the albums chart.
Bebop trumpet and flugelhorn player Art Farmer, who worked extensively both as a leader and as a sideman to many of the greats of his era, dies of a heart attack, aged 71.
On their Californication tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
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When Beth Orton plays at The Derngate, Northampton, UK, she is supported by Liverpool band Shack.
A new nightclub, Fabric opens in Islington, London, England, UK. It will become a popular and influential dance-music venue.
Anthony Jones, the bassist for Humble Pie when they reformed in 1980, dies as a result of having contracted Meningitis while giving a Chinese tourist CPR in Santa Monica, California, USA, for 10-15 minutes until an ambulance arrived.
On her Junkie tour, Alanis Morissette plays at Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Wheelchair-bound 1960's pop idol Heinz Burt is given a formal caution by magistrates in Southampton, England, UK, Europe, for playing music too loud in his flat.
Soul jazz composer, organist and saxophonist Charles Earland dies of heart failure the day after playing a concert in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
A poll among readers of UK Guitar magazine finds Noel Gallagher of Oasis to be the most overrated guitarist of the millennium.
Jean-Michel Jarre plays the first of his two The Twelve Dreams Of The Sun concerts at The Pyramids Of Giza, Egypt, Africa.