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, guitarist of internationally-successful German band Nena, dies aged 50 of liver failure, at the Eppendorf Clinic in Hamburg, Germany, Europe. He will be buried in Hamburg's Ohlsdorf Cemetery.
Dylan plays at the TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, Florida.
Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols
blesses the marriage of bandmate Zia McCabe at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.
Percy Dickins, co-founder of UK music paper NME [New Musical Express], and deviser of its pop music chart, dies aged 80.
is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
releases his 38th album, Are You Passionate?
makes an unannounced appearance at the annual graduation ceremony in New York University, from which he had dropped out in 1962.
An exhibition of paintings by Sir Paul McCartney
is opened at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Connected by satellite from his home at Lake House, Wiltshire, UK, Sting makes a surprise guest appearance on the Italian TV show Yesterday, where he performs the song My Heart And I
The three-day-long Glastonbury Festival
begins at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. Acts appearing on the first day include Bush, Dandy Warhols
, The Doves, Idlewild
, Lost Prophets, Thea Gilmore and Hawksley Workman And The Wolves, Nelly
Furtado, Ash, Faithless
, Queens Of The Stone Age
, The Waterboys
, Joe Brown
and Dot Allison.
launches an attack on the music industry, accusing several music execs of racism and describing Sony boss Tommy Mottola
as "very, very, very devilish."
plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Maui Dalvanius Prime
dies of cancer in Hawera, New Zealand, Oceania
. A musical institution in New Zealand, he played a large part in the revitalisation of Maori music in the late 20th Century.
On their Vapor Trails
play at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
play at Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
play at G2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by This Girl.
and Alta May play at The Pine Lodge, Cork, Southern Ireland, Europe.
The Tygers Of Pan Tang play at Dingwall's, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK, with Ty Cobb.
Identical twins Lisa And Lena
Mantler are born in Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Courtney Pine begins a season at The Jazz Cafe
, Camden Town, London, UK.