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Ellis Hooks plays at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London, UK.
Madonna's album Ray Of Light, produced by William Orbit, is certified as 6x platinum in the UK. Also, her hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, is certified as 12x platinum in the UK.
Masked And Anonymous, a film starring Bob Dylan as Jack Fate, is premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Fleece And Firkin, Bristol, England, UK.
Panic ensues when security guards use pepper spray to break up a fight in the E2 nightclub, Chicago, Illinois, USA. 21 people die and more than 50 are injured.
Millencolin play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Following a backlash against Dixie Chicks for claiming to be ashamed that US President Bush came from the same state as they did, singer Natalie Maines apologises for her comments.
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While riding to a rehearsal in Belgravia, London, England, UK, Europe, Mark Knopfler's Honda motor bike is hit by a Fiat Punto. Knopfler is taken by ambulance to St Thomas' Hospital in central London, and treated for a broken collar bone and six broken ribs.
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Fritz Spiegl dies in Liverpool, UK. He made his mark as a journalist and broadcaster but also as a gifted musician and composer, perhaps best-remembered for composing the theme music for the British tv police series Z Cars, which reached the Top Ten during the mid-1960s. A long-time resident of Liverpool, Spiegl was principal flautist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for more than a decade.
The tribute album The String Quartet Tribute to Bob Dylan is released. The album includes cover versions of songs written by Bob Dylan, performed by a string quartet.
Singer-songwriter John Martyn has his right leg amputated from below the knee. The leg had become poisoned when a cyst behind his knee burst.
Carlos Guitarlos performs songs from his comeback album, Straight From The Heart at the Tower Sunset record store in Los Angeles, 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 controversial BBC tv Michael Jackson documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Japan, Asia, for the first time.
Press reports appear claiming that, despite having amassed a $350m fortune, Michael Jackson's lavish lifestyle has cost so much that he is now approaching bankruptcy, and is being sued by his financial advisors, Union Finance, for $8m which they claim he owes them.
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is awarded a CBE [Commander of the British Empire] in the annual Queen's Birthday Honours in London, UK. At the same event, Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate and Gerry Marsden of Gerry And The Pacemakers are both awarded MBEs [Member of the British Empire].
On his Anger Management tour, Eminem plays the second of three sold out nights at The National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
Bon Jovi play at Hyde Park, London, England, UK.
Barry White dies of kidney failure, aged 58.
Nickelback film the promo video to their song Someday in their hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
A tooth extracted from the mouth of Elvis Presley, once the property of his former girlfriend Linda Thompson, goes up for auction on eBay. Along with a lock of his hair and a gold record, it will fetch over $100,000.
Prince releases his 24th studio LP, N.E.W.S., on NPG Records in the USA.
When Bob Dylan plays the Newport Folk Festival for the first time since his controversial electric appearance in 1965, he appears on stage wearing a fake beard and a blonde wig.
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.
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.
Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon dies of lung cancer at home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wilco play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice plays in the Great American Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Biffy Clyro play at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Crackout.
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Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett plays the second of two nights at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
R.E.M. play at The Tweeter Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Steve Earle And The Dukes play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Craig David 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.
Damien Rice releases his composition, Cannonball, as the second single from his debut album O, in the UK, Europe.
On his A Reality Tour, David Bowie plays at The Forum D'Assago, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Westlife, Energy and Evonne Hsu 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.
Dimmu Borgir play at Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and author Julian Cope plays the first of three nights at The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London.
The Gipsy Kings, Danny Diaz and Lee Hyori 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.
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.
Rickie Lee Jones plays a live acoustic set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW Radio, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Eric Clapton And His Band play at The Green Arena, Hiroshima, Japan.
Singing cowboy Dick Thomas dies, aged 88, of heart failure, in a hospice in Abingdon, Pennsylvania, USA.
Marilyn Manson plays at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, supported by Peaches.
Charges of child molestation against Michael Jackson are delayed for at least one week. This is said to because Jackson's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has raised issues which throw into doubt the motives of the family making the accusation.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
New York City Police Department Detective William Courtney seeks a search warrant to help pursue murder enquiries involving Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, the drug kingpin believed to have links with the Murder Inc. rap label.
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