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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.
of Jane's Addiction
attends a symposium in the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California, USA, on modern day slavery in Sudan and Mauritania. At the symposium, Farrell meets John Eibner, CEO of the humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, who will in due course take Farrell to The Sudan on a mission to rescue slaves.
A set of postage stamps is released in Gibraltar, Europe, commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of John Lennon
and Yoko Ono, who were married there in 1969.
Suffering from respiratory problems, jazz vocalist Joe Williams dies in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, aged 80.
is named artist of the decade at the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, in the USA.
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.
Keifer Thompson marries Shawna McIlwain in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. The couple will go on to find success as country duo Thompson Square
Moby releases his fifth studio album Play
on V2 Records.
No Doubt sue the clothing manufacturer No Fear on the basis that the company markets items bearing the name 'No Doubt' which is an infringement on the band's copyrighted service mark. [legal]
The Backstreet Boys
release their second studio album, Millennium, worldwide. It will go on to sell over 40m copies.
Travis release their second album, The Man Who, in the UK on Independiente Records.
The Man Who
by Travis enters the UK pop albums chart. It will peak at No1 and remain on the chart for 102 weeks.
, with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20
on vocals, release a new single, Smooth
, on Arista Records in the USA. It will win three Grammy Awards
(Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals). In 2013, Smooth will be ranked as the second most successful song of all time by Billboard
Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs quits Oasis
declaring that he wishes to "be with his family".
, a successful songwriter, who had earned the title "King of Samba" for his numerous compositions about life in the Brazilian favelas, or shantytowns, dies in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
bassist Nikki Sixx is arrested on charges of having incited a riot during an October 1997 concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Louis "Moondog" Hardin, the enigmatic New York City, USA. street performer who dressed in elaborate garb and garnered great acclaim as a composer and conducter, dies of heart failure, aged 83.
Wiltshire's most successful blues band The Hoax
release a new album, Live Forever, on East West Records.
On their Fireworks tour, Angra play at Credicard Hall
, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Jazz/blues violinist Don Sugarcane Harris
dies of respiratory failure in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rick Danko of The Band dies in his sleep in Marbletown, New York State.
Richard Ashcroft sacks Jazz Summers, former manager of The Verve.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr
collapses from a heart attack in a New York City tv studio shortly after taping four songs for a performance on CBS-tv's Early Show. He is taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, where he is pronounced dead.
and Guy Ritchie bring in the new millenium at a party given by Donatella Versace in the Versace Mansion, Miami, Florida, USA.
On the day that Vladimir Putin takes over from Boris Yeltsin as Prime Minister of Russia, the country's longest-established hard-rock band, Mumiy Trol
, releases a new single provocatively titled The Carnival Is Over.