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Phish play the last of three Y2K gigs in the Big Cypress Reservation in the Florida Everglades near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
A VH1 channel poll of 700 music industry experts selects Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone as the fourth greatest rock song of all time.
Official UK anti-drugs czar Keith Hellawell praises Noel Gallagher of Oasis for making public his 'change of heart' about the misuse of drugs.
Sting plays at Le Zenith, Caen, France, Europe.
David Lee Roth plays at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Metallica, Creed, Kid Rock and Sevendust play the last of three non-consecutive nights at The Target Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Disgraced glam-rocker Gary Glitter is quietly removed from prison in Bristol, England, UK, Europe, where he is serving time on child pornography charges. After being driven to London, he flies to exile in Cuba.
Matt Goss, formerly of UK hit-making duo Bros, makes his American stage debut at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, in the benefit concert, Sounds Of A Better World, Small Voices Calling, a charity event for children.
Demented r'n'b vocalist Screamin' Jay Hawkins dies in Paris, France, following surgery to treat an aneurysm. He is best-remembered for his hit I Put A Spell On You.
Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill present the Album Of The Year award to Carlos Santana for Supernatural at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Foxy Brown crashes her car into a fence in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is admitted for medical attention and released the next morning. Brown is also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
Josh Rouse releases his second LP, Home, on Slow River Records in the USA.
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Glasgow-based Cosmic Rough Riders release their second album, Panorama, on their own label, Raft Records in the UK.
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Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC visit the municipality of Leganés, near Madrid in Spain, Europe, where Mayor Jose Perez Raiz honours the band by naming a street after them - Calle De AC/DC, which translates to AC/DC Street.
Terris play at The Little Civic, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Terris play at Esquires, Bedford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
No Doubt release their fourth LP, Return Of Saturn, on Interscope Records.
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Gloria Gaynor guest stars as herself on tonight's episode of US tv series Ally McBeal, which is entitled I Will Survive.
Oasis release a new single, Who Feels Love? in the UK, and play at the Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
What My Heart Has Seen, an exhibition of art by singer Tony Bennett, opens at the Catto Gallery in London, UK.
The hit single Day & Night by Billie Piper is awarded a UK Silver Disc by the BPI.
Scottish band Belle And Sebastian release a new single, Legal Man, in the UK.
It is announced that Matt Deighton of Mother Earth will replace Noel Gallagher, who has walked out of the band, for the remaining dates of the current Europoean tour by Oasis.
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The website ejazz.fm is launched by Jazz FM in the UK, as a site focused on the wide genre of jazz, including two continuous music streams - for uptempo and downtempo jazz.
Radiohead begin a European tour at the Theatre Antique d'Arles, Arles, France. On the same day, Oasis cancel their gig in Hamburg, Germany, stating that vocalist Liam Gallagher is too ill to perform because of a chest infection. He's not too ill, however, to get roaring drunk in the bar of the city's Hyatt Hotel that same night.
Bon Jovi release their seventh studio LP, Crush, on Island Records in the USA.
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John Martyn plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
When guitarist Janick Gers falls off stage during a concert in Mannheim, Germany, Europe, Iron Maiden are obliged to cancel several dates on their European tour.
The second day of the T In the Park Festival, at Balado, near Kinross, Scotland, stars Travis, Supergrass, Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and Lulu.
Diana Ross announces that the Diana Ross And The Supremes Return to Love Tour has been cancelled by its producers.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica becomes the first witness to testify at a Senate hearing in Washington, DC, USA, about copyright law issues concerning free sharing of music files on websites such as Napster and MP3.com.
Paul Young, who sang with Sad Cafe and Mike And The Mechanics, dies of a heart attack, aged 53, at home in Hale, Altrincham, England, UK.
Tim McGraw releases My Next Thirty Years as the fifth single from his album A Place in the Sun. The song will reach No1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles And Tracks Chart in the USA.
Jack Nitzsche, legendary songwriter, arranger and producer, dies aged 63 at Queen Of Angels Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA, of cardiac arrest, caused by a recurring bronchial infection.
Allen Woody, bassist with The Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule, is found dead aged 44 in a Marriott Courtyard motel in Queens, New York, USA. Although no cause of death is announced, it is widely believed to have been drug-related.
Juliet Peters is arrested at her Canning Town, London home, on charges of threatening the life of UK pop singer Billie Piper.
Radiohead's Big Top tour plays the first of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London.
Ozzy Osbourne issues a statement asking that his band Black Sabbath should be removed from the nominations for the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame because the nomination is made by "the supposed elite of the industry" rather than by music fans.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Love Sick, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No64 during a one-week run.
Liverpool all-girl band Atomic Kitten enter the UK singles chart with Follow Me which will peak at No20 during a five-week run.
Gabriel Gomez, half-brother of Los Lobos singer Cesar Rosas, goes on trial in Los Angeles for the murder, a year earlier, of his half-sister, Cesar's wife Sandra.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard escapes from a rehabilitation facility in Impact House, Pasadena, California, while being transported to the local court.
Former Warner Bros UK publicists Moira Bellas and Barbra Charone start up their own company, MBC PR, in London, England, UK, Europe. The company will quickly become successful and will handle clients including Madonna, Depeche Mode, Dido, Simply Red, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 to name but a few.
The fourth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Showbox in, Seattle, Washington. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include Green Pajamas, Pat Orchard, Doug Yule, The Minus 5 and Moe Tucker.
In court in London, UK, Elton John apologises to his former lover and business manager, John Reid, for dragging up details of a criminal conviction during testimony. In the witness box for the third day running, Sir Elton tells a packed court that he regretted making a "very irresponsible remark" about Reid. [Sir Elton had said that Mr Reid had been jailed for punching a woman.]
Former pop singer and music business entrepreneur Jonathan King is arrested and charged with child-sex offences dating back to the 1970s. He spends the night in a cell at Staines, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe, police station.
At the Richard Conrad building in Manchester, England, UK, England, fixtures and fittings from the city's legendary Hacienda Club are auctioned off, in aid of the Greater Manchester Community Foundation charity.
The star Monoceros RA 8h 6m 46s D-2' 37' is re-named Jessica Dragonette, in honour of the popular American singer of that name, by the International Star Registry in Switzerland, Europe.
In New York City, Bob Dylan records his version of the Dean Martin hit Return To Me, for use in the tv series The Sopranos.
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