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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.
Ol' Dirty Bastard of The Wu-Tang Clan pleads not guilty to crack cocaine and marijuana possession charges in court in New York City, USA. The court is told that when the rapper was arrested in July 99, he tried to get police to overlook the crack. "Can you make the drugs disappear?" asked the rapper, "The marijuana charge, I'll take. Make the rocks disappear - the kids look up to me. I'm a role model. Do the right thing. You're gonna know who I am."
Kiss play in Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
Beck's album Midnight Vultures is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the 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.
During a hearing about crack cocaine possession charges at a Criminal Court in Queens, New York, USA, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard makes lewd comments to a female district attorney, asking her if she thinks he is ‘horny’. He also ignores Judge Charles Heffernan and nods off to sleep at one point during the proceedings.
Spunge play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Garth Brooks is named Artist Of The Decade for the '90s during the American Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also wins awards as Favorite Male Country Artist and for Favorite Country Album (Sevens).
Columbia Records announces that two new members, Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams, have joined Destiny's Child.
Oasis play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
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Beatlejazz, a group specialising in jazz interpretations of The Beatles songs, release their debut album, A Bite Of The Apple.
Terris play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Junior's Place, a celebrated juke joint in Chulahoma, Mississippi, USA, burns to the ground. Jumior's had been opened (and run for many years) by blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Junior Kimborough. It attracted blues fans and musicians from all over the world, including members of U2, The Rolling Stones and The Black Keys.
No Doubt release their fourth LP, Return Of Saturn, on Interscope Records.
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Jay Kay, leader of Jamiroquai, becomes involved in a scuffle with a photographer outside the Attica Club in London, UK. The incident will result in Kay being charged with assault later in the year.
Gloria Gaynor guest stars as herself on tonight's episode of US tv series Ally McBeal, which is entitled I Will Survive.
Neal Matthews of Elvis Presley's gospel backing group The Jordanaires dies of a heart attack at home in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 70.
The third George Strait stadium festival tour is the first concert held at Adelphia Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The show also features Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chesnutt, Asleep At The Wheel and Billy Gilman.
Bob Dylan begins a European tour at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
A federal appeals court in the USA upolds a $5.4m jury decision that Michael Bolton plagiarized parts of the song Love is a Wonderful Thing in his song of the same name. The original was released in 1966 by the Isley Brothers.
Boy George speaks openly about his upbringing and his homosexuality during a meeting in Westminster Hall, London, UK.
The Eagles file suit against the Hotel California restaurant in Dallas, Texas, USA, alleging trademark violations relating to the title of their hit single and album Hotel California.
Bob Dylan 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.
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, New York State, USA, following a backstage skirmish at Ralph Wilson Stadium on the George Strait tour in which Chesney takes a ride on a policeman's horse, and McGraw gets in a fight with cops. They will subsequently be acquitted.
Radiohead begin a European tour at the Theatre Antique d'Arles, Arles, France.
Lorraine Blue, owner of famous 60's club Mother Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA, dies of lymphoma, aged 73, in Sacramento, California, USA. Mother Blues showcased a broad range of up-and-coming performers, from Buddy Guy to Big Brother And The Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Jefferson Airplane, Spanky And Our Gang, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Pop singer and actress Billie Piper collapses in Bar 38, Covent Garden, London, UK, and is rushed to hospital, suffering from a kidney infection.
John Martyn plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
The first day of the Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, stars the Chemical Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and Elliott Smith.
It is reported that Goldiggers in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK, where artists such as Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Stranglers, Dr Feelgood and the Boomtown Rats played, is to close.
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.
Associated Press reports that an accountant for Andy Summers, former guitarist of The Police, has pleaded guilty to forging the musician's signature on two checks for $25,000, and now faces a possible thirty years in jail.
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.
It is revealed that Kate Bush has a one year old son, Bertie, who she has kept secret from the world, and who is being brought up at her home in Berkshire, UK.
After 150 years of trading, much-loved Liverpool music store Rushworth's Music House closes down. The shop had found a measure of international fame when it became known that The Beatles and other Liverpool bands had bought their equipment there.
Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho is born in Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as singer and songwriter Arlo Parks.
Alan Caddy, guitarist with UK instrumental hitmakers The Tornados, dies aged 60. The band is best-remembered for their international hit single Telstar, written and produced by the controversial Joe Meek.
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.
Little Feat play at Mildenhall USO, England, UK, Europe.
Mark Knopfler releases his second solo album, Sailing To Philadelphia on Vertigo Records in the UK.
A two-day long Bob Dylan tribute event begins at Gillestugan, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, featuring artists including Valdemar, Ulf Dageby and The Lennart Zimmerman Band. The live album Not Dark Yet In Gothenburg is recorded during the event.
Britney Spears makes her UK live debut with the first of three sold-out nights at Wembley Arena, London.
A report in tabloid newspaper the News Of The World states that Paul Weller has been released without charge after being questioned over an alleged incident of rape, said to have taken place in Farnham, Surrey, five years earlier.
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 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.
Larrikin Management's Ted Gardner, co-founder of Lollapalooza and Tool's manager of eight years, files a $5m lawsuit against Tool in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA. The suit alleges "fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, quantum merauit, and contract rescission" by the band.
Pet Engine play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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