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Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park is certified as a US six-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
Songwriter/producer Hank Cosby who worked with Smokey Robinson, The Supremes and The Jackson 5, and also played saxophone for Marvin Gaye, John Lee Hooker, The Temptations and Mary Wells, dies after a protracted illness.
Pete Bardens, keyboardist and founder member of UK prog-rock band Camel dies of a brain tumour in Malibu, California.
Carlo Karges, composer of the Nena hit 99 Red Balloons, dies of liver failure.
Carlo Karges, 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.
On their Midget Tour, Weezer play at The Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On his Down to Earth tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Nagoya-shi Koukaidou, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Ozzy Osbourne records a live album at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Dylan headlines at The 70th RodeoHouston, in the Reliant Astrodome, Houston, Texas.
The BRIT Awards Ceremony is held in London, UK, with winners as follows :rnBest British Male Artist - Robbie WilliamsBest British Female Artist - DidornBest British Group - TravisBest British Album - DidornBest British Newcomer - BluernBest British Single - S Club 7rnBest British Video - So Solid CrewrnBest British Dance Act - Basement JaxxrnBest International Male - ShaggyBest International Female - Kylie MinoguernBest International Group - Destiny's ChildBest International Album - Kylie MinoguernBest International Newcomer - The StrokesrnPop Act - WestlifernOutstanding Contribution - Sting.
Will Young, the first winner of Pop Idol, releases his debut single, Anything Is Possible/Evergreen, on BMG Records in the UK. It will become the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history, selling 403,027 copies on its day of release, going straight to No1 and remaining there for three consecutive weeks, before going on to sell a total of 1.7m copies.
Bob Dylan's album Love & Theft wins a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. At the awards ceremony, Dylan performs Cry A While.
Gorillaz play at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City.
Sum 41 begin a nine-date UK tour at Rock City, Nottingham.
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.
Lulu, with Jeff Beck on guitar, records Cry Me A River live at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Randy Newman wins an Oscar for his song If I Didn't Have You in the animated movie Monsters Inc.
British band The Bees release their debut album, Sunshine Hit Me, on We Love You Records in the UK. It will earn them a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
Paul McCartney opens his Driving USA tour at Oakland Arena, Oakland, California.
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Sting plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City.
Shakira releases the single Underneath Your Clothes, in the USA.
Hillous Buel "Bew" Butrum, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies in Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
During recording sessions at SIR Studios, New York City, USA, Cassandra Wilson records Vietnam Blues and Slow Down, and Eagle-Eye Cherry, Vernon Reid and James "Blood" Ulmer record Down In Mississippi.
Sting, Zucchero, Lou Reed, Diana Krall and Andrea Bocelli perform at the annual Pavarotti And Friends concert in Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy, Europe.
The 19th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, a three day event, begins in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing over the course of the event include Bo Diddley, David 'Honeyboy' Edwards and James Cotton.
A rock festival, The Party At The Palace, is staged outside Buckingham Palace, London, England, UK, Europe, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee celebrations. Artists performing include Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Eric Clapton, Robbie Williams and Ozzy Osbourne. Watching the tv broadcast at home in Framlingham, Sussex, is schoolboy Ed Sheeran, who is so blown away by Eric Clapton's rendition of Layla, that he resolves to become a musician.
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Live by satellite from his Great Durnford home, Lake House in Wiltshire, UK, Sting makes a surprise guest appearance on the Italian TV show Yesterday, performing the song My Heart And I.
Paul Oakenfold releases a new album, Bunkka, which includes several tracks recorded at Real World Studios, Box. It will peak at No1 in Billboard magazine's annual chart of best-selling electronic music albums.
Boosted by its use in a Nike World Cup tv commercial, a version of Elvis Presley's A Little Less Conversation, re-mixed by Dutch re-mixer JXL, reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, giving Presley more No1 singles than any other artist.
R. Kelly appears in Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois, to face child pornography charges. He pleads not guilty. On the same day, 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.
Two members of Slipknot (Corey Taylor and Jim Root) appear on stage without their hideous masks for the first time at the Whiskey A Go Go, Los Angeles, California, as part of their side-project band Stone Sour.
Richard Paul Dennis, Jr , a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies.
The three day long Glastonbury festival ends at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Acts appearing on the last day include Isaac Hayes, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, Kate And Anna McGarrigle, Groove Armada, Air, Rolf Harris, Super Furry Animals, Badly Drawn Boy and Richie Havens.
Sony/ATV Publishing and Michael Jackson announce plans to buy the Acuff-Rose country music songs catalogue from Gaylord Entertainment for $157m.
Paul McCartney is named the highest-earning music star of the year to date after having sold tickets worth $33.9m during his recent tour of the USA.
Hell Is For Heroes, Biffy Clyro and Kinesis play at The Road House, Manchester, UK.
Judas Priest play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist Patricia Barber releases a new album, Verse, on Blue Note records in the UK.
Marianne Faithfull plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Baha Men release a new album, Move It Like This, on S-Curves Records in the UK.
Norwegian black metal band Satyricon release their fifth album, Volcano, on Moonfog Records.
Sigur Ros play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
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Michael J. Sheehy plays at Water Rats, London, England, UK.
Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Tim Blake play at The Lomax, Liverpool, England, UK.
Marduk, Impaled Nazarene, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Kataklysm, Incision and Deranged play in The No Mercy Fest at The Underworld, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Reef play at The Astoria, London, England, UK.
Steeleye Span play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The newly-published Guinness Book of British Hit Singles reveals that - decades after his death - Elvis Presley remains the No1 all-time UK chart artist with 1,185 weeks in the charts.