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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."
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.
Bryan Adams plays in Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A warrant is issued for the arrest of rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan, relating to cocaine charges.
Hotly-tipped indie band Terris release their second single, Cannibal Kids on Blanco Y Negro Records in the UK.
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.
The Cure release a new album, Bloodflowers, on Fiction Records in the UK.
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Columbia Records announces that two new members, Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams, have joined Destiny's Child.
Vivian Harris, who found fame as a dancer, commedienne, singer, known as the 'voice of The Apollo' because of her long association with the famous Harlem theatre, dies aged 97 in a nursing home in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. She is estimated to have made over 10,000 appearances at The Harlem Apollo.
Steely Dan release their first studio album in twenty years, Two Against Nature, on Geffen Records in the USA.
Josh Rouse releases his second LP, Home, on Slow River Records in the USA.
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On their Parachutes tour, Coldplay play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Terris play at The Miners' Institute, Blackwood, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Calne-based rock star 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. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs.
Calne-based rock star 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, England, UK. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs.
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.
Former New Romantic pop idol Steve Strange (Visage) appears in court in Wales and is found guilty of shoplifting by stealing a Tellytubby doll and other items.
Gloria Gaynor guest stars as herself on tonight's episode of US tv series Ally McBeal, which is entitled I Will Survive.
Elliott Smith releases his final LP, Figure 8, on DreamWorks Records in the USA.
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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.
Dylan plays his smallest gig in 25 years at the 500 capacity New Theatre, Horsens, Denmark. His fee is raised by local businessmen keen to improve the town’s cultural image.
Bob Dylan plays at The Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Rapper 50 Cent is shot nine times while sitting in a car outside his grandmother's house in Queens, New York, USA, allegedly because his song Ghetto Qua Ran upset Kenneth McGriff, the gangster-connected owner of Murder Inc. Records.
Oops! - I Did It Again by Britney Spears enters the Billboard US Top 40 albums chart at No1. On the same day, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is arrested after destroying the living room of his Osprey, Florida, home, and threatening his wife. He is later sent for psychiatric examination.
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.
Charley Pride and Faron Young are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by The Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Chad Brock reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in the USA with Yes!, the second single from his album of the same name. The track will spend three weeks at the top of the chart.
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.
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.
Diana Ross announces that the Diana Ross And The Supremes Return to Love Tour has been cancelled by its producers.
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.
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 30 years in jail.
Kate Rusby plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jerome Smith, guitarist for KC & The Sunshine Band, dies after falling from a bulldozer while working on a construction job.
The second annual Source Hip-Hop Awards Show in the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA, is cut short when a brutal fight erupts in the audience, resulting in injuries to Havoc of Mobb Deep and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The incident overshadows the real purpose of the event, which is the presentation of lifetime achievement awards to Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.
Rapper Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony gets eleven years jail in Van Nuys, California, for charges including assault with a deadly weapon.
Rob Halford plays at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The hit single Rock DJ by Robbie Williams is awarded a UK platinum disc by the BPI.
Blur release a new single, Music Is My Radar, on Food Records in the UK. It will peak at No10 in the UK singles chart.
The Anger Management tour, starring Eminem, Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach, sets off with the first of two nights at The Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Linkin Park release their debut album Hybrid Theory, on Warner Bros Records in the USA. By the end of 2009 it will have sold 29m copies worldwide.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard escapes from a rehabilitation facility in Impact House, Pasadena, California, while being transported to the local court.
Alt-country band Wilco play at The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Former UK pop singer and music business entrepreneur Jonathan King publicly and vehemently denies charges of child-sex offences dating back to the 1970s.
Independent Woman Part 1 by Destiny's Child reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Mick Hucknall of Simply Red is arrested at his six-bedroom home in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK, and questioned by police in connection with an alleged rape, but he is released without charge shortly afterwards.
Stevie Wonder plays in his fifth annual Stevie Wonder House Full of Toys benefit show at the E2 nightclub in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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