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Kaizers Orchestra is formed in Stavanger, Norway, Europe.
Kiss play in Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
The David Cassidy Story, a television movie based on the life and short-lived success of teen pop idol David Cassidy, is premiered on NBC-tv in the USA.
Sting plays the first of two nights at the Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
It is announced that Bob Dylan is to be the recipient of this year's prestigious Polar Music Prize, bestowed by The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera reaches No1 in the US Top 40 singles chart.
Blues pianist Mark Naftalin plays at Manchester Public Library, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.
Polish-born pianist, composer and singer Walter Dana, best-known for his work in the field of polka music, dies aged 97 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Lonestar become the first act to top the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs charts in the USA simultaneously with different songs. Amazed is topping the Hot 100 for a second week and Smile rises to No1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart.
Glasgow-based Cosmic Rough Riders release their second album, Panorama, on their own label, Raft Records in the UK.
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Terris play at The Sugarmill, Stoke, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Terris play at The Arts Centre, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Terris play at The ULU, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Elliott Smith releases his final LP, Figure 8, in the UK.
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Neal Matthews of Elvis Presley's gospel backing group The Jordanaires dies of a heart attack at home in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 70.
The hit single Day & Night by Billie Piper is awarded a UK Silver Disc by the BPI.
Gene Pitney plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Pioneering US rock'n'roller Merrill Moore dies of cancer in San Diego, California.
Lorraine Blue, owner of famous 60's club Mother Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA, dies of lymphoma, aged 73, in Sacramento, California. 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.
B.B. King opens his new B.B. King blues club in Times Square, New York City, USA.
Saint Etienne release a new LP, Sound Of Water, on Heavenly Records in the UK.
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John Martyn plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
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.
Mark-Anthony Turnage, Asian Dub Foundation, Blur, Cicala Mvta Clinic, Evan Parker, Jarvis Cocker, Jim O'Rourke, Luc Bondy, the Richard Alston Dance Company and Radiohead play at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK, as part of the Meltdown Festival, curated by Scott Walker.
The second day of the T In the Park Festival, at Balado, near Kinross, Scotland, stars Travis, Supergrass, Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and Lulu.
Oasis fan Bryn Daniel Thorpe is killed when a Peugot car hits him as he walks home along the M61 motorway in Manchester, UK, following a gig by the band at the city's Reebok stadium.
Bent by Matchbox 20 reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Jazz pianist Sir Charles Thompson plays the first of two nights at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The shows are recorded and tracks will appear on Thompson's album Robbins' Nest - Live At The Jazz Showcase.
Jerome Smith, guitarist for KC & The Sunshine Band, dies after falling from a bulldozer while working on a construction job.
Bob Dylan's live album MTV Unplugged is awarded a gold disc in the USA.
Bob Dylan's live album MTV Unplugged is awarded a gold disc in the USA.
Eminem files papers to begin divorce proceedings against his wife Kim Mathers at Macomb County Court, Michigan, 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.
Charlotte Church plays at the Party In The Park, Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Europe.
Primal Scream release a new single, Accelerator, in the UK. It is the last single ever released by Creation Records.
Willie Nelson presents Farm Aid XV in Bristow, Virginia, USA, with a line-up including Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson and Sawyer Brown. Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore, plays drums during Nelson's set.
A two-day long Bob Dylan tribute event comes to an end at Gillestugan, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, featuring artists including Valdemar, Ulf Dageby and The Lannart Zimmerman Band. The live album Not Dark Yet In Gothenburg is recorded during the event.
Maximum Joy by Liverpool band Frankie Goes To Hollywood enters the UK pop albums chart, where it will peak at No54 in its week of entry.
Rob Halford plays at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Los Angeles-based jazz trombonist Britt Bingham Woodman dies of respiratory problems. In a long, respected career, he worked with Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, to name just a few.
The mother of a Tennessee teenager is credited by police with thwarting her son's plot to mass murder the boy band 'N Sync during an upcoming Atlanta, Georgia, concert.
On their Stiff Upper Lip Tour, AC/DC play the first of two nights at Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
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Barenaked Ladies play at The Forum, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Sting becomes embroiled in a dispute with RAF Boscombe Down when he claims that noise from planes flying over his Wiltshire estate in England, UK, breaches the Human Rights Act.
Former UK pop singer and music business entrepreneur Jonathan King publicly and vehemently denies charges of child-sex offences dating back to the 1970s.
Scott Smith, bassist for Loverboy, dies aged 45 when a 26-foot wave sweeps him overboard in shark-infested waters near the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
Billie Piper enters the UK pop singles chart with Walk Of Life, which will peak at No25.
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