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UK record company Big Life Records Ltd is put into receivership by Telstar Records, which holds a 10% stake. Company debts are estimated at about $5m. Big Life had put out releases by artists including The Orb, Stare, Yazz, Junior Reid, Coldcut and De La Soul.
Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks is certified as a quadruple-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Elvis Costello plays at Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
23-year-old Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot and killed in New York City, USA, by four plain-clothes Police Department officers who later claim to have mistaken his wallet for a gun. The slaying will inspire the Bruce Springsteen song American Skin [41 Shots].
After half a century in the music business, Freddy Fender finally receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Heather Nova plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Miss Toni Fisher, best-known for her 1959 hit single The Big Hurt dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Big Hurt is memorable as one of the first commercial recordings to make use of the sound effect known as phasing.
Rapper Lamont Coleman, known as Big L of Tommy Boy label band Diggin’ In Tha Crates, is shot dead in front of his home in Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Pearl Jam in-concert album Live - On Two Legs is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Bob Dylan and Natalie Merchant play at The Olympic Center, Lake Placid, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan and Natalie Merchant play at Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York State, USA.
R.E.M., Shawn Colvin, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Trey Anastasio and others perform at The Tibet House Benefit Concert, Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Oasis start work on a new album with producer Mark 'Spike' Stent. It will be released in February 2000 as Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants.
It is announced at The Rhythm And Blues Foundation Pioneer Awards at Sony Pictures, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA, that The Artist (aka Prince) has made a sizeable donation, rumoured to be $100,000, to help the Foundation do its work.
The Hollies play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Thunder release their fifth studio LP, Giving The Game Away, in the UK.
Brother John Sellers, gospel/jazz singer and recording artist, dies in New York City, USA, aged 74.
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.
Topm Petty And The Heartbreakers release their tenth LP, Echo
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Vince Gill is involved in a three-car accident when his Volvo is rear-ended on West End Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Before they part, the driver who hit Gill's car gives him a demo tape, hoping Gill will record one of his songs.
On their Psycho Circus tour, Kiss play at The Autódromo de Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil, South America.
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When Marilyn Manson plays at the Van Andel Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, the audience includes State Senator Dale Shugars who is conducting research for a proposed bill he has been authoring which would require parental warnings on concert tickets and promotional material relating to any performer that had released a record bearing the Parental Advisory sticker in the last five years. [censorship]
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.
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 Man Who by Travis enters the UK pop albums chart. It will peak at No1 and remain on the chart for 102 weeks.
Phil Collins receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
R.E.M. play at Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, other acts include Hole, Beautiful South, Bush, Blondie, Barenaked Ladies, Wilco, Pavement and Kula Shaker.
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When Michael Jackson plays at the Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany, Europe, a stage-prop bridge collapses as he dances along it, hurling him into the pit. He is not seriously injured.
Kevin Wilkinson, who found success as drummer with China Crisis, The Waterboys, Squeeze, Holly Beth Vincent and others, hangs himself at his family home in Baydon, near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Dr. Dre files a lawsuit against Priority Records and Death Row Records, claiming that the release of the album The Chronic 2000 infringes on his trademark.
Harry "Sweets" Edison, much-loved jazz trumpeter with the Count Basie Orchestra, dies after a 14-year battle with cancer, aged 83, in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan and Paul Simon play at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
When, just fifteen minutes before showtime, Whitney Houston claims she has bronchitis and cancels an appearance at Concord Pavilion, Concord, California, the city officials sue her for $100,000.
70's teen heart-throb Leif Garrett, in Los Angeles Municipal Court on heroin and cocaine possession charges, is ordered to undergo a "diversion program", or face a jail sentence.
Tom Waits plays The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tom Waits plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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 second of the festival's three nights, include Bevis Frond, Alchemysts And Simeon, Damon And Naomi, Tom Rapp and The Lothars.
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
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.
Bob Dylan plays at the Arthur L. Andrews Outdoor Theater, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Bono of U2 has an audience with Pope John Paul II in his summer house near Rome, Italy, Europe.
Billie Piper releases her second album, Walk Of Life. It will peak at No14 in the albums chart.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the first-ever music concert at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Beth Orton plays the first of two nights at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK, Europe, she is supported by Liverpool band Shack.
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, the 20th LP by Prince, reaches No42 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA.
On her Junkie tour, Alanis Morissette plays at Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Rick Danko of The Band dies in his sleep in Marbletown, New York State.
Former New York Dolls frontman David Johansen participates in a version of Handel's Messiah at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie bring in the new millenium at a party given by Donatella Versace in the Versace Mansion, Miami, Florida, USA.
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