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, Creed, Kid Rock
and Sevendust play at the Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.
plays the second of two nights at the Sun Theater, Anaheim, California, USA.
, Creed, Kid Rock
and Sevendust play the last of three non-consecutive nights at The Target Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Matt Goss, formerly of UK hit-making duo Bros, makes his American stage debut at Carnegie Hall
, New York City, USA, in the benefit concert, Sounds Of A Better World, Small Voices Calling, a charity event for children.
D'Arcy Wretzky, former bassist of Smashing Pumpkins
is arrested in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on charges of possessing crack cocaine.
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.
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.
plays the 1170th concert of his Never-ending Tour schedule at the Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, California, USA.
UK tabloid The Sunday People claims that Lemmy of Motorhead
indulged in a three-day-long sex and bondage session during which his lover was handcuffed to the bed. When Lemmy objects, pointing out that the session lasted seven days and his lover was suspended from the ceiling, the newspaper apologises unreservedly.
release a new single, Who Feels Love?
in the UK, and play at the Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
, bandleader, vibraphonist and percussionist known as the King Of The Mambo, dies.
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.
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.
Having served 26 days for violating parole by failing a drug test,
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.
, who sang with Sad Cafe
and Mike And The Mechanics, dies of a heart attack, aged 53, at home in Hale, Altrincham, England, UK.
play at The Barfly, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Having been missing for a week Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes of TLC fame re-appears on an "Inside Edition" video shot in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She claims to have spent the week shopping for wedding rings with her boyfriend, Sean Newman.
files papers to begin divorce proceedings against his wife Kim Mathers at Macomb County Court, Michigan, USA.
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
, 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.
The Secure Digital Music Initiative
(SDMI), a system designed to enable online, convenient, legal access to digital music by creating new digital distribution systems, invites hackers and cryptanalaysts to break its proposed digital watermarking scheme for protecting digital music. Hackers will break the system quickly and completely, and SDMI will effectively be abandoned in 2001.
's latest single, Love Sick, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No64 during a one-week run.
Following an AC/DC
concert at Flanders Expo, in Ghent, Belgium, Europe, 38 year old fan Isidoor Theunissen dies of injuries received when he fell from the balcony at the venue.
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.
Former Warner Bros UK publicists Moira Bellas and Barbra Charone start up their own company, MBC PR
, in London, England, UK, Europe. The company will quickly become successful and will handle clients including Madonna
, Depeche Mode
, Simply Red
, Robert Plant
, Pearl Jam
, Rod Stewart
, Keith Richards
and Elvis Costello
, Maroon 5
to name but a few.
Eddie Snyder, pianist for The Cascades on their 1963, Billboard
US No3 hit, Rhythm Of The Rain, dies of cancer, aged 63.
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.
In New York City, USA, Bob Dylan
records his version of the Dean Martin
hit Return To Me, for use in the tv series The Sopranos.