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A new teen-oriented tv series, As If
, is broadcast for
the first time on Channel 4 tv in the UK. The female lead in the show is sarcastic goth girl Suzanne 'Sooz' Lee, played by Emily Corrie
multi-coloured dreadlocked hair will be much remarked on. She will
prove to be the inspiration fo the 2003 UK No1 hit single, Five Colours In Her
Babes in Toyland play at Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Popular British vocalist Ronnie Hilton
dies aged 75, in Hailsham, East Sussex, UK. He was one of Britain's most popular romantic ballad singers during the 1950s, best-remembvered for his 1956 No1 hit No Other Love
member Jerry Collins is convicted of attempted murder
after having been found guilty of bashing his wife's head into a sink and also pistol-whipping her. He is sentenced to a maximum of 35 years.
Three months after being involved in a vehicle accident, blues vocalist and songwriter Robert Ealey
dies aged 75 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Pure And Simple, the first single by Hear'Say (a group manufactured from winners of reality tv show Popstars), enters the UK singles chart at No1. The song is a cover of a Girl Thing album track that was released only in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
releases a new single, a cover version of the Stevie
composition, I Ain't Gonna Stand For It, on Reprise
Records in the UK.
Ain't Nothing 'Bout You by Brooks And Dunn
begins a six-week stay at No1 on the Billboard
country singles chart in the USA.
A Jeff Koons sculpture, entitled Michael Jackson And Bubbles
, is sold for $5.6m at Sotheby's Auction House, New York City, USA. The porcelain statue of Michael Jackson
and his pet chimpanzee is life size and was created by Koons in 1988 as part of his Banality series.
release Homegrown - The Wasp Star Demos, an album of demos for
their album Wasp Star (Apple Venus Vol 2).
US rap star Lil? Mo is struck in the head with a bottle by an unidentified man as she is leaving the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, after a gig. She is rushed to California Pacific Hospital and receives twenty stitches to the head wound. Her upcoming UK promo trip is cancelled.
Bun E. Carlos, drummer of Cheap Trick
, undergoes corrective back surgery which forces him to miss some dates on the band's 25th anniversary tour.
US President George Bush declares Eminem
to be 'The biggest threat to American youth since polio'.
Aaliyah dies when the plane flying her to Florida crashes on Abaco Island in the Caribbean. On the same day, forty-five audience members are injured in a crowd surge during Eminem
's appearance at the On the Green Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The show is stopped for thirty minutes while police help the injured, and eleven fans are taken to hospital for treatment.
The San Francisco Blues festival, a two-day event, begins at the Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing on this day include Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm, Billy Preston
and Barbara Lewis, Jorma Kaukonen
and Jack Casady of Hot Tuna
, The Hoodoo Kings with Tabby Thomas, Eddie Bo and special guest Tab Benoit.
The San Francisco Blues festival, a two-day event, concludes at the Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing on this day include Los Lobos
, Little Milton with special guest Trudy Lynn, Robben Ford
And The Ford Blues Band, The Jimmy Smith
Group and Maria Muldaur
takes home the Best R'n'B Act and Best Album trophies
from the MOBO Awards
London Arena, London, UK. On the same day, Stevie Wonder
former girlfriend, Angela
, files a $30m palimony lawsuit against him in the US
Superior Court, claiming that he gave her a sexually transmitted
, Carole King
, P.Diddy, O-Town, 'Nsync, Backstreet Boys
, Mariah Carey
, Rod Stewart
, Destiny's Child
, Pink, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Bette Midler and America play in the fund-raising United We Stand
concert at RFK Stadium
, Washington DC. The event is one of many raising funds for victims of the World Trade Center
Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
participates in the annual London to Brighton Vintage Car Run in the UK coming in 23rd out of more than 200 vehicles.
Live In Paradise by When The Cat's Away debuts at No7 in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums Chart, which will be its highest position during a five-week run on the chart.
plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that chart-topper Gordon Haskell
has cancelled his upcoming gig at Swindon Arts Centre
, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, because he has become too famous to play such a small venue.