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Eric Clapton marries his 25 year old graphic artist girlfriend, Melia McEnery, in a surprise ceremony at the 15th-century Chapel of St. Mary Magdeline in Ridley, near his home in Surrey, UK.
Jazz and popular music vocal legend Peggy Lee dies at home in Los Angeles, California, of a heart attack.
Jazz and popular music vocal legend Peggy Lee dies at home in Los Angeles, California, USA, of a heart attack.
Pete Bardens, keyboardist and founder member of UK prog-rock band Camel dies of a brain tumour in Malibu, California.
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.
Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park is certified as a seven times platinum album in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Folk-blues singer-songwriter Dave Van Ronk dies in New York City, from complications arising from colon cancer.
Gorillaz play at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City.
Respected songwriter Harlan Howard - known as The Dean Of Nashville Songwriters - dies unexpectedly in Nashville, Tennessee.
Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Liz Taylor are guests at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest in Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.
Neil Diamond plays at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Dudley Moore, jazz pianist, actor and comedian, dies of the brain disease progressive supra-nuclear palsy.
Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees buys his childhood home in Keppel Road, Chorlton, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. Gibb says he intends to clean the house up, put a comemmorative plaque on the wall and rent it out.
It is announced that, after ninteen years together, Megadeth has broken up because guitarist Dave Mustaine has suffered an injury to his left arm and hand that has left him unable to play.
Trini Lopez is inducted into the Las Vegas Casino Legends Hall of Fame at The Tropicana Resort And Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Marmaduke Duke release their debut album, The Magnificent Duke, on Captains Of Industry records, in the UK. The band is a side project for Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro and JP Reid of Sucioperro.
Bob Dylan plays at The Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Etta James releases a new album, Burnin' Down the House: Live at the House of Blues, on Private Music in the USA.
Lauryn Hill releases the album MTV Unplugged 2.0, in the USA.
Average White Band play at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.
An exhibition of paintings by Sir Paul McCartney is opened at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
The three-day long jam-orientated Bonnaroo Festival begins in Manchester, Tennessee, with acts including The Grateful Dead bassman Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper, Jurassic 5, Bela Fleck, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ween, Norah Jones, Del McCoury, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Disco Biscuits and others. On the same day, Pulp play at Roseisle Forest, Elgin, Scotland.
The three-day long jam-orientated Bonnaroo Festival begins in Manchester, Tennessee, USA, with acts including Grateful Dead bassman Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper, Jurassic 5, Bela Fleck, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ween, Norah Jones, Del McCoury, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Disco Biscuits and others. On the same day, Pulp play at Roseisle Forest, Elgin, Scotland, UK.
Pink plays at the Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, California, USA.
It is reported that Michael Jackson and Sony Music are to buy country music publisher Acuff-Rose for $157m (
The T In The Park Festival is being held in Balado, Kinross, Scotland. Acts appearing include Green Day.
Celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax dies in Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Florida, 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.
Solomon Burke Day is declared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
Movin' Out, a stage musical based on the songs of Billy Joel, premieres in Chicago, Illnois, USA.
Marc Anthony plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Stone Sour release their debut LP, Stone Sour, on Roadrunner Records in the USA.
A new 14,000 capacity indoor sports arena, The Orfeo Superdome, opens in Cordoba, Argentina, with a concert by the rock band Divididos.
Eminem's Anger Management tour plays at the Molson Center, Montreal, Canada.
Paulina Rubio plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Christina Aguilera releases a controversial music video for Dirrty, the lead single from her second album Stripped.
Jose Feliciano plays the last of six nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chicago play at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Star Spangles play at The Freebutt, Brighton, England, UK.
[Spunge], Farse and Spankboy play at The University, Liverpool, England, UK.
Reef play at The University, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK.
Murderdolls and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK.
Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Tim Blake play at The Academy II, Manchester, England, UK.
The Tygers Of Pan Tang play at Dingwall's, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Primal Scream and The Kills play at The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Ty Cobb play at The UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Murderdolls and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play at The University, Liverpool, England, UK.
The Hellacopters, The Datsuns, and The Gaza Strippers play at QMU, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Sikth, Stampin' Ground, Vacant Stare, Funeral For A Friend and Fallen To play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
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