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Ellis Hooks plays at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London, UK.
Latin percussion virtuoso Mongo Santamaria
dies aged 85, after suffering a stroke, in Miami, Florida, USA.
play at Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
play at The University, Exeter, England, UK.
The stage musical Cliff, based on the life of Cliff Richard
, opens in London, UK.
at Caesar's Palace, opens in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The opening night show is a televised Celine Dion
performance entitled Celine in Las Vegas … Opening Night Live, hosted by Justin Timberlake
. Dion then goes on to begin a lengthy residency at the venue.
A new venue, The
play at The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, England, UK.
The Black Keys
release their second album, Thickfreakness, on Fat Possum Records in the USA.
The body of a missing woman, Laci
, is found at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline park, Richmond, north of Berkeley on the San Francisco Bay shore in San Francisco, California, USA. The grim circumstances of her death will inspire Art Alexakis of the band Everclear
to write his song New York Times
Liverpool duo Jemini
, Great Britain's entry in the 48th Eurovision Song Contest
, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia, Europe, plumbs new depths of ignominy by managing to score no points whatsoever with their song Cry Baby
play at Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
A 2000 ruling against former Dead Kennedys' frontman Jello Biafra is upheld by a California Court of Appeals. The three-judge panel finds that Biafra still owes his former bandmates more than $200,000
in compensatory and punitive damages because his label, Alternative Tentacles, based in San Francisco, California, USA, withheld money from the band partnership, Decay Music.
play at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Jazz saxophone star Benny Carter
dies from complications of bronchitis, aged 95, in Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Melksham Rock'n'Roll Club
, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, holds its first all-dayer with acts including Crazy Cavan and his Rhythm Rockers
, Sandy Ford's Flying Saucers, The Heartbeats, The Rockin' Bandits, The Stargazers
and Graham Fenton's Matchbox.
The Six Parts Seven and The Black Keys
release a joint EP, The Six Parts Seven/The Black Keys
, on Suicide S queeze records in the USA.
announce that their drummer Stuart Cable, a founder member of the band, has been sacked because of lack of commitment to the band.
British singer-songwriter Robert Palmer
dies of heart attack in Paris, France, aged 54.
Tower Of Power
play at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Massachusetts, USA.
Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith
is found dead from stab wounds at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Silverlake, California, USA.
releases his composition, Cannonball
, as the second single from his debut album O, in the UK, Europe.
Gary Valenciano plays at The Hong Kong Harbour Fest, part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
and his attorney fly by XtraJet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to Santa Barbara, California, where Jackson is arrested on child abuse charges, and then freed on $3m bail. He immediately returns to Las Vegas, where he is filming a video. An unauthorised videotape of Jackson speaking with his attorney on this flight will subsequently be offered for sale to the highest bidder.
, jazz-rock sax player, pianist and composer with 70s British band Back Door
, dies aged 57.