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Daphne Oram, composer, electronic music pioneer and founder of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop, dies, aged 77, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
Interpol play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Madonna wins the Michael Jackson International Artist of The Year Award, at the American Music Awards.
Madonna's album Ray Of Light is certified as 6x platinum in the UK. Her hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, is certified as 12x platinum in the UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Convicted paedophile, former pop star and record producer, Jonathan King releases a new LP, Earth To King, which includes a song entitled The True Story Of Harold Shipman. In the song, King suggests that Shipman, by far the most prolific serial killer in English criminal history, was a victim of police and media malpractices. It is clear however that King is, in fact, attempting to compare his own conviction with Shipman's.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Concorde 2, Brighton, England, UK.
The album Walk Of Life by Billie Piper is awarded a UK Silver Disc by the BPI.
In the UK tv special, Living With Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson reveals details of how he and his brothers were beaten by his father as children. He also reveals that his most recent child, Prince Michael Jackson II was born by a surrogate mother who he had never met.
Def Leppard play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK.
Def Leppard play at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England, UK.
The album Urban Renewal, a tribute to the songs of Phil Collins, is released in the USA, with contributions by Brandy, Ray J, Lil' Kim, Montell Jordan, Brian McKnight, Kelis, Ol' Dirty Bastard and others.
At a live show in London, England, UK, Europe, Natalie Maines of Texan country-rock trio The Dixie Chicks triggers a major poltical incident when she declares the band's opposition to the imminent invasion of Iraq and states, "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."
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Finch play at The Anson Rooms, Bristol, England, UK.
The stage musical Cliff, based on the life of Cliff Richard, opens in London, UK.
Finch play at The Astoria, Charing Cross, London, England, UK.
Terminally ill with cancer, Warren Zevon is recording material for his final album, The Wind, in his home studio.
Young British jazz star Jamie Cullum plays in the Jazz Marquee at the Outlet Village as part of the second Swindon Arts Jazz Festival , Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Carlos Guitarlos releases his comeback album, Straight From The Heart in record stores in California, USA. Carlos first found critical success as guitarist with Los Angeles-based blues outfit Top Jimmy And The Rhythm Pigs before relocating to San Francisco, California, USA, where he spent several years scraping a living as a street busker on the corner of 16th and Mission.
The Coral play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.
When Walter Trout plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, the show is recorded and will be released as the album Relentless.
Dwight Yoakam receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Anger Management tour, Eminem plays the first of three sold out nights at The National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
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Johnny Cash makes his last ever live performance when he plays at the Carter Ranch (aka Carter Family Fold), Hiltons, Virginia, USA.
Nickelback film the promo video to their song Someday in their hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
According to a feature in today's edition of the Wall Street Journal, on the 2001 album Love And Theft, Bob Dylan appears to have lifted about a dozen passages from the book Confessions Of A Yakuza by Japanese author Jun'ichi Saga.
Jazz saxophone star Benny Carter dies from complications of bronchitis, aged 95, in Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
R.E.M., Wilco and the Dandy Warhols play at Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thom Yorke of Radiohead guests briefly with R.E.M.
When Radiohead play at the Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Michael Stipe of R.E.M. joins them during the song Karma Police.
Aerosmith's former manager, David Krebs, files a libel suit in New York City, USA, against the band for allegations made by them during their recent VH1 "Behind the Music" special, suggesting that he and his business partner stole or otherwise hid money from the band.
Tom Tom Club play at The Abbey Pub, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liverpool band Shack play at The Cockpit, Leeds, England, UK.
The Bob Dylan tribute album, Love & Theft - en hylining till Bob Dylan, is recorded at Kagelbanen, Stockholm, Sweden. Artists participating include Mattias Hellberg, Love Olzon, The Chryslers, Granada and Anna Maria & Goran Kajfers.
Travis release a new album, 12 Memories, in the UK on Epic Records.
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Bill Nelson plays at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
Jose Carreras, Charlotte Church and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra play at the 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.
Texas and Dizzee Rascal perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
On his A Reality Tour, David Bowie plays at The Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Gigi Leung, Yumiko Cheng, Boy'z, Candy Lo, Shine and SE7EN play 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.
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.
Rickie Lee Jones plays a live acoustic set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW Radio, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at the The Hong Kong Harbour Fest. The festival is 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.
Jackson Browne plays at The Coronado Theatre, Rockford, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Michael Jackson 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.
Steve Earle does an in-store promotional appearance at Borders, State Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Just An American Boy, a documentary film about his career.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
The Strokes play at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.
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