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Richie Havens plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, UK.
Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park is certified as a US six-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park is certified as a six-times platinum album in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Adam Ant is arrested at The Prince Of Wales pub, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe, after he pulls a pistol on the doorman.
The Stereophonics reach No1 in the UK albums chart with Just Enough Education To Perform.
Alan Jackson releases a new LP, Drive, on Arista records in the USA.
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.
Mariah Carey receives a $28m buyout from EMI/Virgin Records after completing just one album of a five-album deal.
Tex-Mex legend Freddy Fender receives a life-saving kidney transplant from his daughter, Marla Huerta Garcia, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park is certified as a US seven times platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
Fourteen years after her last American hit, Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue reaches No20 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
French jazz composer/pianist Jacques Loussier files a $10m lawsuit in New York City claiming that the backing track to Eminem's Kill You has copied his jazz fusion song Pulsion.
French jazz composer/pianist Jacques Loussier files a $10m lawsuit in New York City claiming that the backing track to Eminem's Kill You has copied his jazz fusion song Pulsion.
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.
Oasis release a new single, The Hindu Times, in the UK.
Foolish by Ashanti reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
The Rolling Stones arrive in a blimp, specially decorated with their famous lips logo, at Van Cortlandt Park, New York City, USA, to hold a press conference announcing their upcoming 40 Licks Tour.
Travis drummer Neil Primrose crashes his Subaru into a 50 foot deep ditch during the International Rally of Wales.
Sting, Zucchero, Lou Reed, Diana Krall and Andrea Bocelli perform at the annual Pavarotti & Friends concert in Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy.
Highly respected UK organist Kenny Craddock dies in a car accident in Portugal. In a long career, he worked with Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Ginger Baker's Airforce, Lindisfarne, Gerry Rafferty, Billy Bragg and many others.
A rock festival is staged outside Buckingham Palace, London, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee celebrations. Artists performing include Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Robbie Williams and Ozzy Osbourne.
Pete Wishart MP, formerly a member of the bands Runrig and Big Country, tells the first House of Commons debate on music that illegal copying is the biggest threat to the industry and urges the British government to crack down on music piracy and bootlegging.
During a UK visit, Michael Jackson drops into the HMV megastore in Oxford Street, London, to buy CDs and DVDs.
Fun Lovin' Criminals play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.
Pulp play at Bedgebury Pinetum, Cranbrook, UK.
Elvis Costello plays at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
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.
Hikaru Utada releases the album Deep River in Japan. it will sell 2,350,170 copies in a week, debuting at number 1 on the Oricon album chart.
John Martyn plays the first of two nights at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, has two lymph nodes removed in a test to establish whether he cancer has spead. It has, so she will require further treatment.
Dolly Parton kicks off her Halos And Horns Tour with a show at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA. This is her first major concert tour in ten years.
Jazz trumpet star Idrees Sulieman dies aged 78 during a visit to Florida.
Judas Priest play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Robbie Williams signs the biggest recording deal in UK history, said to guarantee him $80m.
Nelly plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Michael Jackson reveals during an interview that he doesn't like pop music. The revelation comes in the wake of Jackson having purchased some classical music CDs during a shopping trip in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Skeletal Family play at The Cockpit, Leeds, England, UK.
Martin Grech, Palo Alto and Colour Of Fire play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
Ozric Tentacles, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Litmus play at The Marquee, Islington, London, England, UK.
Reef play at Keele University, England, UK.
Pretty Girls Make Graves and Your Enemies Friends play at Joseph's Well, Leeds, England, UK.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK, with Ty Cobb.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Ty Cobb play at The UEA, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Idlewild and The Star Spangles play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
The Hellacopters, The Datsuns, and The Gaza Strippers play at The Academy 2, Manchester, England, UK.
Zal Yanovsky, lead guitarist of the Lovin' Spoonful, dies of a heart attack in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Add N To X play at The Garage, Highbury Corner, London, England, UK.
A, Biffy Clyro and Real-y-t play at the Dance Academy, Plymout, England, UK.