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George Harrison, 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.
Phish 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.
Noel Gallagher of Oasis appears on UK tv show The Big Breakfast.
Friedrich Gulda 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.
Faith Hill performs the US National anthem before Super Bowl XXXIV (St. Louis Rams vs Tennessee Titans) at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Dave Peverett, best-known as lead singer of The Savoy Brown Blues Band and Foghat, dies of cancer in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Cure play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ofra Haza, 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.
Steely Dan release their first studio album in twenty years, Two Against Nature, on Geffen Records in the USA.
Oasis play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
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Terris play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
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Julian Cope [formerly of The Teardrop Explodes] presides over the first day of the Cornucopea Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, London, UK. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs.
Julian Cope [formerly of The Teardrop Explodes] presides over the second day of the Cornucopea Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, London. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs
Terris 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.
Oasis release a new single, Who Feels Love? in the UK, and play at the Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
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.
Bob Dylan 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.
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.
The Offspring and Napster enter into a deal whereby Napster will manufacture and sell Offspring t-shirts and the profits will go to charity.
Biffy Clyro release the EP Thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow, on Electric Honey records in the UK.
The second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, stars Travis, Fatboy Slim, Pet Shop Boys and Lightning Seeds.
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.
The second day of the T In the Park Festival, at Balado, near Kinross, Scotland, stars Travis, Supergrass, Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and Lulu.
Coldplay play in the King Tut Tent at T In The Park, Balado, Kinross, Scotland, UK, Europe.
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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.
Seven Days by Craig David reaches No1 in the UK 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.
Bob Dylan's live album MTV Unplugged is awarded a gold disc in the USA.
Robbie Williams releases his new album, Sing When You're Winning, in the UK. On the same day, Oasis play at the Carling Festival, Leeds, UK, amid rumours that this will be their last gig together. "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is not a funeral," announces frontman Liam Gallagher.
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.
Apoptygma Berzerk and VNV Nation play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Radiohead's Big Top tour plays the last of three nights at Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
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.
Mark Knopfler's second solo album, Sailing To Philadelphia is awarded a Gold Disc by the BPI in the UK.
On their Stiff Upper Lip Tour, AC/DC play the second of two nights at Bercy, Paris, France, 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.
Mick Hucknall of Simply Red is among the guests at the wedding of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas on the Terrace Foyer in The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
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.
Velvert Turner, a noted musician and former understudy of Jimi Hendrix, dies at his home in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Milt Hinton, aka 'the bassist of the stars' dies aged 90 in Queens, New York City, USA. Hinton played with Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong before memorably contributing the bass licks for the hit version of Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
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