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, former guitarist of The Beatles
, is released from hospital in north London, England, UK, Europe, after recovering from stab wounds suffered when an intruder broke into his Henley-on-Thames mansion two days earlier.
play the last of three Y2K gigs in the Big Cypress Reservation in the Florida Everglades near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
David Lee Roth plays at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
dies, aged 69, of heart failure at his home in Weissenbach, Austria, Europe. He had been successful as a pianist and composer, working in both classical and jazz music.
performs the US National anthem before Super Bowl XXXIV (St. Louis Rams vs Tennessee Titans) at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
, Israel's most successful pop singer, dies aged 42 from massive organ failure after thirteen days in intensive care in Tel Hashomer hospital, Tel Aviv. She had been suffering from AIDS-related pneumonia.
release their first studio album in twenty years, Two Against Nature, on Geffen Records in the USA.
play at The Arts Centre, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay
A 400-pound boulder rolls over his left hand while Trace Adkins
is working on his property in Middle Tennessee, USA. He suffers a compound fracture, requiring 40 stitches.
release a new single, Who Feels Love?
in the UK, and play at the Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
begins a European tour at the Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland.
On the BBC 1 tv show Question Time Boy George
challenges Britain's shadow Trade and Industry Secretary, Angela Browning, and Stagecoach tycoon Brian Souter about their support for the retention of the contentious anti-homosexual Section 28 legislation.
plays his smallest gig in twenty-five years at the five hundred capacity New Theatre, Horsens, Denmark, Europe. His fee is raised by local businessmen keen to improve the town's cultural image.
plays at The Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Jazz guitarist Joe Puma
dies after a lengthy battle with cancer, in New York City, USA. pursuing a successful solo career but also working with Sammy Kaye
, Artie Shaw
, Billie Holiday
, Peggy Lee
and others. With Chuck Wayne he formed an outstanding duo in New York City during the early 1970s.
and Napster enter into a deal whereby Napster will manufacture and sell Offspring t-shirts and the profits will go to charity.
release the EP Thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow, on Electric Honey records in the UK.
Kimberly Mathers, wife of rap star Eminem
, is released from Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Michigan, where she had spent the night following a suicide attempt.
play in the King Tut Tent at T In The Park, Balado, Kinross, Scotland, UK, Europe.
A $1.45m lawsuit is filed against Michael Jackson
by The David Orgell jewelry store of Beverly Hills, California, USA. The store is claiming damages for a diamond-encrusted wristwatch that had been returned to the store in a damaged condition.
Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens
, is detained on arrival in Israel and deported just hours later because the intelligence service believes that Islam has funded Hamas, the Islamic terrorist group, to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds.
Claiming that his right to free speech has been trampled, rapper Dr. Dre
begins $25m worth of legal actions against the City Of Detroit, Michigan, USA, two police officers and the town mayor's secretary. Dre's action relates to a ban on him showing an eight-minute video during his concert at the city's Joe Louis Arena.
Amy Winehouse plays her first-ever live show, singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra
at a Sunday lunchtime gig in The Rayners Hotel in North London, UK.
's live album MTV Unplugged is awarded a gold disc in the USA.
's Big Top tour plays the last of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
band Frankie Goes To Hollywood enters the UK
pop albums chart, where it will peak at No54 in its week of entry.
In the High Court in London, UK, it is alleged by Mark Hapgood QC, that Elton John once spent £30m in just under two years - an average of £1.5m a month
. Mr Hapgood suggests that Sir Elton went "spending mad" following a £42m deal with recording company Polygram in February 1996. The claims are made during a court case in which the singer is suing Andrew Haydon [former MD of management company John Reid Enterprises] for negligence. Sir Elton also accuses City accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers of negligence in managing his affairs.