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Zac Foley, bass player of early-90s UK hitmakers EMF, dies in his Camden Town, London, flat, aged 31. Traces of heroin, ecstasy, alcohol and barbiturates are found in his body.
Edwin Starr plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Jazz and popular music vocal legend Peggy Lee dies at home in Los Angeles, California, of a heart attack.
M!SSUNDAZTOOD by Pink is certified as a US double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
An arrest warrant is issued for Carlene Carter, who failed to appear for her arraignment in December, relating to heroin possession charges dating back to June of last year.
The White Stripes play at The Corner, Melbourne, Australia.
The album Nickel Creek by Nickel Creek is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On their Midget Tour, Weezer play at The Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Respected songwriter Harlan Howard - known as The Dean Of Nashville Songwriters - dies unexpectedly in Nashville, Tennessee. His major successes included I Fall To Pieces, Busted and Heartaches By The Number.
The Juliana Theory begin recording a new album with producer Jerry Harrison at The Site, a houseboat-based studio in Sausalito, California, USA.
Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters on drums.
Ryan Adams plays at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Mull Historical Society release their debut album Loss, in the USA.
Damien Rice releases his composition, Cannonball, as the second single from his debut album O, in Ireland, Europe.
Lulu stars in the UK tv presentation An Audience with Lulu. Elton John, Sting, Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees, Ronan Keating of Boyzone and Samantha Mumba appear as her guests, and sing duets with her.
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, UK.
A new 'reality' tv series, American Idol, is launched in the USA. The show has been created by Simon Fuller.
In a survey published by Parents' magazine in the USA, Ozzy Osbourne comes third, after Mel Gibson and Will Smith, in responses to the question, 'Which famous dad would be most likely to change a diaper or handle a night feeding?'
Forbes Magazine lists Britney Spears as the world's No1 most powerful celebrity. Other music stars further down the list include Madonna, U2, 'N Sync and Mariah Carey.
The Montreux International Jazz Festival begins in Montreux, Switzerland.
The three day long Glastonbury Festival ends at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, 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.
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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.
The Baha Men release a new album, Who Let The Dogs Out, on S-Curves Records in the UK.
Sony/ATV Publishing and Michael Jackson announce plans to buy the Acuff-Rose country music songs catalogue from Gaylord Entertainment for $157m.
The four-day long Larmer Tree Festival, held near Salisbury, begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, The Waterboys, Eric Bibb, Mary Coughlan, Yat-Kha, The Handsome Family and Antonio Forcione
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.
In the first episode of series 2 of UK tv sitcom Phoenix Nights, the characters Max and Paddy sing Tony Christie's 70s hit single, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, while driving a group of elderly Asian gentlemen to the mosque. The broadcast prompts public and media interest in the song which is, eventually, re-released and goes to No1.
Stone Sour release their debut LP, Stone Sour, on Roadrunner Records in the USA.
Jazz vibraphone virtuoso and bandleader Lionel Hampton dies of congestive heart failure, aged 94, at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA.
With an estimated wealth of $293.8m, Master P is ranked as the wealthiest US entertainer under 40, according to Fortune magazine's America's 40 Richest Under 40 list. P. Diddy [aka Puff Daddy, real name Sean Combs] runs him a close second with a personal fortune estimated at $293.7m.
Carleen Anderson plays the second of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
60's US folk singer-songwriter Tim Rose dies in London, UK, aged 62.
Christina Aguilera releases a controversial music video for Dirrty, the lead single from her second album Stripped.
a-ha play at The Zenith, Paris, France.
Bon Jovi releases a new album, Bounce, in the USA.
The fifth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Axis in Boston, Massachusetts. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's three nights, include Ethereal Counterbalance, Lucky Bishops, Damon & Naomi, Motorpsycho and Tom Rapp.
Will Young, the first winner of tv talent show Pop idol, releases his debut album, From Now On, in the UK. It will reach No1 in the UK Album Chart, having sold 187,350 copies in its first week of sales.
Lonnie Donegan, instigator of Britain's skiffle music craze and an influence on many rock'n'rollers including The Beatles, Elton John, Phil Spector and Van Morrison, dies aged 71 in Peterborough, UK.
Prior to their gig at The Sportsplex, Coral Springs, Florida, USA, New Found Glory are presented with the Key To The City Of Coral Springs.
Sigur Ros play at The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janiero, Brazil, South America.
Jason Perry, frontman of the heavy rock band A, is forced to leave the stage of The Academy, Birmingham, England, UK, because of severe stomach pains.
Bernie Dwyer, drummer of chart-topping 60s band Freddie And The Dreamers dies of cancer, aged 62, at St. Ann's Hospice near Heald Green, Cheadle, England, UK.
Alec Empire, Techno Animal and Jarcrew play at Playlouder @ ICA, London, England, UK.
Reef play at The Sol Bar, Llanelli, Wales, UK.
Coheed And Cambria play at The Barfly @ The Monarch, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Manic Street Preachers play at The Evening News Arena, Manchester, England, UK.
Bon Jovi release a new single, Misunderstood, on Mercury Records in the UK.
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