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U Got It Bad by Usher reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
The White Stripes play at the Big Day Out, Melbourne, Australia.
Jazz guitarist Remo Palmier dies in The Bronx, New York City, USA, aged 78, having long suffered from leukemia and lymphoma. In his acclaimed career he had worked with Coleman Hawkins, Red Norvo, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and many others.
John Paul Jones, former bassist with Led Zeppelin, releases a new album, The Thunderthief.
Whitney Houston releases her new album, Love, Whitney, in the UK.
Mick Tucker, drummer of 70's UK glam-rockers Sweet, dies of leukaemia.
The stage show Jerry Harrison at The Site, a houseboat-based studio in Sausalito, California, USA.
Burton C. Bell leaves the group Fear Factory after falling out with Dino Cazares. Fear Factory will disband soon after.
Bryan Adams plays at the Arena, Wembley, London.
Leaked documents reveal that although deceased rock star Michael Hutchence of INXS earned $30m in his career, and was estimated to be worth over $14m when he died, he has left just $22,000.
Finch release their debut LP, What It Is To Burn, on Drive-Thru Records in the USA.
Blues guitarist, singer and recording artist Frank Edwards dies of a heart attack in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, while being driven back to his Atlanta, Georgia home, after completing his final recordings at the age of 93.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters release Riviera, their first new studio album in four years, in the USA.
R. Kelly issues yet another public denial that he is not the man who appears in the pornographic videotapes which have embroiled him in a major sex scandal.
It is reported that Jay-Z has decided against buying a $6.5m New York City, USA, penthouse after posters about his criminal record were put up in the building.
The Black Keys release their debut album, The Big Come Up, on Alive Records in the USA.
Diana Ross checks into a Malibu, California, USA, drink and drugs rehabilitation centre explaining that she wants to 'resolve some personal issues' before starting her next tour.
R. Kelly is arrested in Polk County, Florida, USA, on child pornography charges.
A new 'reality' tv series, American Idol, is launched in the USA. The show has been created by Simon Fuller.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Southside Festival, Tuttlingen, Germany, Europe.
The album Fly by country-rock trio The Dixie Chicks is certified as a US ten times platinum disc by the R.I.A.A.
R. Kelly appears in Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois, USA, to face child pornography charges. He pleads not guilty.
Bob Dylan records songs for the soundtrack of his film Masked And Anonymous, at Stage 6, Ray-Art Studios, Canoga Park, California, USA.
Celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax dies in Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Florida, USA, aged 87. From the 1930's onward, Lomax preserved and documented America's musical heritage by making thousands of location and studio recordings of folk, blues and jazz musicians.
Wembley (London) Limited is acquired by Quintain Estates And Development PLC, paying
Marie Fredriksson of Roxette is injured in a domestic accident which will lead to the discovery of a brain tumour.
The Official Dedication and Grand Opening of ragtime pianist and composer J.W. Blind Boone's newly-restored home is held on 4th Street, Columbia, Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
The video for Who's Your Daddy by Toby Keith has its debut on CMT-tv in the USA.
60's US folk singer-songwriter Tim Rose dies in London, UK, aged 62.
Ozzy Osbourne is voted the ultimate rock'n'roll wildman, in a customer poll conducted by the internet company Blueyonder. Ozzy attracts 31 per cent of the votes, leaving Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones trailing well behind in second place with 17 per cent. Deceased Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious comes in third.
Boy George, Darren Day and others perform live at a special Elvis Presley night at Kitsch Lounge Riot in The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
a-ha play at The Zenith, Paris, France.
Jose Feliciano plays the fourth of six nights at the Jazz Caf
Will Young, the first winner of tv talent show Pop idol, releases his debut album, From Now On, in the UK. It will reach No1 in the UK Album Chart, having sold 187,350 copies in its first week of sales.
Bob Dylan is inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame in a ceremony held at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Dylan, out on tour, does not attend.
Vocalist Marky Chavez of Adema attends the launch of the videogame Mortal Kombat - Deadly Alliance in New York City, USA. Adema have provided the title track for the game.
Chicago play at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Finch, Coheed And Cambria and From Autumn To Ashes play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Pretty Girls Make Graves and Your Enemies Frieds play at Barfly @ Masque, Liverpool, England, UK.
Murderdolls and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK.
Reef play at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Murderdolls and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play at The Forum, London, England, UK.
Reef play at Newcastle University, Newcastle, England, UK.
Murderdolls and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play at The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
[spunge], Farse and Spankboy play at The Forum, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Katastrophy Wife play at The Garage, Highbury Corner, London, England, UK.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
An application for the licence required to hold the next Glastonbury festival is turned down by a meeting of local councillors in Shepton Mallett, England, UK, on grounds of "unacceptable environmental impact" and "an increase in crime and disorder".