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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.
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.
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.
Country outlaw Waylon Jennings dies at home in Chandler, Arizona, USA, from complications arising from diabetes.
Fu Manchu play at The Exit-In, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters on drums.
Bonnie Raitt is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Neil Young releases his 38th album, Are You Passionate?
4-20-02 by Pearl Jam is about the day on which Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam heard about the death of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains.
Foolish by Ashanti reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Mull Historical Society release their debut album Loss, in the USA.
Neil Diamond 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.
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.
Brian Wilson, founder and leader of the Beach Boys, releases the album Pet Sounds Live, recorded at his recent concerts in the Royal Festival Hall, London.
During a visit to the Palace of Westminster, London, UK, as a guest of Labour Peer Lord Janner, Michael Jackson sings Happy Birthday to MP Paul Boateng. Jackson's entourage also includes celebrity forkbender Uri Geller and magician David Blaine.
Pulp play at Bedgebury Pinetum, Cranbrook, UK.
John Martyn plays the first of two nights at The Jazz Cafe, London, UK.
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, Coldplay, Queens Of The Stone Age, Garbage, Spiritualized, The Waterboys, Joe Brown and Dot Allison.
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Muse release the album Hullaballoo Soundtrack in the UK on Taste/Mushroom Records. On the same day, Oasis release their fifth album Heathen Chemistry on Big Brother Recordings in the UK.
Muse release the album Hullaballoo Soundtrack in the UK on Taste/Mushroom Records. On the same day, Oasis release their fifth album Heathen Chemistry on Big Brother Recordings in the UK.
Michael Jackson launches an attack on the music industry, accusing several music execs of racism and describing Sony boss Tommy Mottola as "very, very, very devilish."
Lucy Kaplansky plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
A stretch of State Route 19 in Tennessee, USA, is officially named Tina Turner Highway, in honour of Tina Turner, who was born and raised in the nearby little ol' town of Nutbush.
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.
Bon Jovi release their eighth album, Bounce, on Island Records in the USA.
The fifth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins at The Axis in Boston, Massachusetts. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include Pat Orchard, Windy & Carl, Ghost, The Iditarod and Major Stars.
Revered Grammy-winning record producer Tom Dowd dies aged 77 of emphysema, in Aventura, Florida, USA. In a career that spanned over fifty years, he worked with Ray Charles, The Coasters, John Coltrane, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin and countless others.
On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at The Olympic Stadium, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
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On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
The D4, British Sea Power, The Briefs and Mika Bomb play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
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The Star Spangles play at The Freebutt, Brighton, England, UK.
Manic Street Preachers play at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Tim Blake play at The Opera House, Newcastle, England, UK.
The Damned play at Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Glassjaw play at G2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by This Girl.
The Apes and Alta May play at The Pine Lodge, Cork, Southern Ireland, Europe.
Bob Dylan's album Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue, enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No69 in its week of entry.
Hawkwind, Arthur Brown and Tim Blake play at The Lomax, Liverpool, England, UK.
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.