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It is announced to the media that George Harrison has been released from a north London hospital after recovering from stab wounds suffered when an intruder broke into his Henley-on-Thames mansion.
Stevie Nicks plays at The House Of Blues, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. turns 40.
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Official UK anti-drugs czar Keith Hellawell praises Noel Gallagher of Oasis for making public his 'change of heart? about the misuse of drugs.
Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Tish, become parents of a baby girl, Noah Lindsey Cyrus.
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.
It is reported that country teen star LeAnn Rimes, previously always managed by her father, Wilbur, is now to be managed by Tom Ross, former head of the Creative Artist Agency's music division.
What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera reaches No1 in the US Top 40 singles chart.
American folk singer and songwriter Derrol Adams dies aged 75 in Antwerp, Germany, Europe.
Calypso singer and songwriter Lord Kitchener, best-remembered for his popular song Cricket, Lovely, Cricket, dies aged 77 in Champs Fleur, Trinidad, Caribbean.
Steely Dan release their first studio album in twenty years, Two Against Nature, on Geffen Records in the USA.
On their Parachutes tour, Coldplay play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Terris play at The Arts Centre, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Terris play at The Roadmenders, Northampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Coldplay.
Sony Music Entertainment announces plans to make its first commercial digital downloads available to consumers in the USA. This first batch will include about 50 hit songs from Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and others.
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.
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.
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.
Billie Piper releases a new single, Day And Night, which will enter the UK singles chart at No1.
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.
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 Qur'an upset Kenneth McGriff, the gangster-connected owner of Murder Inc. Records.
Bon Jovi release their seventh studio LP, Crush, on Island Records in the UK.
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A new reality tv series, Survivor, makes its debut on CBS in the USA. In the show, a group of strangers must fend for themselves on a desert island and, each week, one of the contestants is voted off. Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child will write the song Survivor, after being struck by how closely the show mirrored the changing line-up of the group.
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.
Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is arrested after destroying the living room of his Osprey, Florida, USA, home, and threatening his wife. He is later sent for psychiatric examination.
Eminem, having allegedly pulled a gun on man he'd seen kissing his wife, Kimberly Mathers, outside the Hot Rock Sports Bar, Warren, Michigan, is arrested for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. Earlier the same day, Eminem is said to have pulled a gun on Insane Clown Posse member Douglas Dail outside an electronics store in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA.
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the city police lodge a protest against a new Bruce Springsteen song, American Skin, inspired by the 1999 police slaying of unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo.
For a fee of $55, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks marries actor Adrian Pasdar at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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.
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.
Having served 26 days for violating parole by failing a drug test, Bobby Brown is released from the County Detention Center, North Boward, Florida. He is welcomed back to freedom by his wife, Whitney Houston, and the pair drive off in a stretch limo.
The first day of the T In the Park Festival, near Kinross, Scotland, stars Ocean Colour Scene, Gomez, All Saints, Wannadies, Moby and Moloko.
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.
Radiohead begin a UK tour in their own Big Top, with the first of two nights at Tredegar House, Newport, South Wales.
Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, aged 66, dies of a stroke, in New York City, USA.
Apoptygma Berzerk and VNV Nation play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
King Prawn play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
British TV show Top Of The Pops issues a Top 40 chart based on the singles that had spent the longest time on the chart between 1964 and 2000. Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood is at No1.
Billie Piper enters the UK pop albums chart with Walk Of Life, which will peak at No14.
Guitarist, singer and record producer Dave Edmunds undergoes triple heart bypass surgery in Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Stiff Upper Lip Tour, AC/DC play the first of two nights at Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
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The fourth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end at the Showbox in Seattle, Washington. Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's three nights, include Bardo Pond, Country Joe McDonald, The Alchemysts, Six Organs Of Admittance and Bevis Frond.
Former UK pop singer and music business entrepreneur Jonathan King publicly and vehemently denies charges of child-sex offences dating back to the 1970s.
When Smashing Pumpkins play a 'Farewell Concert' at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA, they are joined by guitarist Rick Neilson of Cheap Trick for the encore.
In the High Court in London, UK, Elton John's former lover and manager, John Reid, denies the rock star's claims that he constantly demanded more money from his employer. The statement comes during a case in which Elton John is suing Andrew Haydon [former managing director of John Reid Enterprises Limited].
Pet Engine play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The compilation Essential Bob Dylan is awarded a gold disc in the USA.