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Praise You by Fatboy Slim reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Michael Jackson is treated for a broken wrist at Cedars Medical Center, Miami, Florida. He spends eleven hours in the hospital but the cause of the injury is never revealed.
Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks is certified as a quadruple-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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].
1999 The New Masters (EP) by Prince peaks at No150 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
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 Creatures play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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.
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.
A new jazz club, Smoke, opens for business in New York City, USA, on the site of the club formerly known as Augie's Jazz Bar. Co-owners Paul Stache and Frank Christopher carry on a proud three-decade tradition of jazz at this location.
A Concert For Linda, in memory of Paul McCartney's wife, Linda McCartney, takes place at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Performers include George Michael, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, Des'Ree, Heather Small, Johnny Marr, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Neil Finn, The Pretenders, The Duke String Quartet and Eddie Izzard.
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.
Outrageous bluesman Curly 'Barefoot' Miller dies of a heart attack and stroke, in Dallas, Texas, USA, with his bank account standing at $4.
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.
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.
Travis release their second album, The Man Who, in the UK on Independiente Records.
Travis release their second album, The Man Who, in the UK on Independiente Records.
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Top-rated British blues band The Hoax announce that they are splitting up after the release of four internationally-acclaimed albums.
The 44th Annual Ivor Novello Awards ceremony takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotell, London. The team of Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers is named Songwriters of the Year. Robbie Williams' hit single, Angels, is Most Performed Work.
Brad Paisley releases his debut LP, Who Needs Pictures, on Arista Records in the USA.
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.
Michael Jackson is briefly hospitalised following the collapse of a stage-prop bridge which hurled him into the pit during the previous night's concert in the Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Mark Sandman of Morphine dies of a heart attack while onstage during the Nel Nome del Rock festival in the Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy.
Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart.
Roger Waters plays at The Rosemont Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roger Waters plays at The Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Carlos Cachaca, 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.
Rob Fisher of UK hitmaking duo Climie Fisher, dies aged 42, following bowel surgery for cancer.
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.
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.
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.
R.E.M. end their current tour of the USA at Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, Massachusetts, supported by Spacehog.
Mindy McCready releases her third LP, I'm Not So Tough, on BNA Records in the USA.
Lalo Schifrin releases the album Latin Jazz Suite in the USA on Aleph Records.
Bruce Springsteen plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wiltshire's most successful blues band The Hoax release a new album, Live Forever, on East West Records.
Billie Piper releases her second album, Walk Of Life. It will peak at No14 in the albums chart.
Wiltshire's most successful-ever blues band, The Hoax, play at The Astoria, London.
The Hoax, play at The Astoria, London, UK.
Paul McCartney enters the UK albums chart with Run Devil Run which will peak at No12 during an eleven-week run.
When Beth Orton plays at The University, Exeter, UK, she is supported by Liverpool band Shack.
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.
Incubus, Primus and Buckethead play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
David Lee Roth plays at The Station, Fern Park, Florida, USA.
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.
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.