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Trance music composer Bonky dies in a diving accident in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Interpol play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A green bra is thrown at Joe Nichols while he performs Brokenheartsville at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This believed to be the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in Opry history.
Little Ann, who pursued a career as soul recording artist with Ric-Tic Records of Detroit, dies aged 57 in Michigan, USA.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Exeter University, Exeter, England, UK.
Auction house Sotheby's files a lawsuit against Michael Jackson for non-payment on a purchase of two paintings. Sotheby's allege that Jackson's company, MJJ Productions, successfully bid $1.3m on two artworks by French painter William Adolphe Bouguereau at an October auction, but the bill remains unpaid.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Southampton University, Southampton, England, UK.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Australia for the first time.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in the USA for the first time.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Velodrome, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Feeder play at The UEA, Norwich, England, UK.
Bowling For Soup play at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Finland for the first time.
Feeder play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
Def Leppard play at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England, UK.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Spain for the first time.
Ministry play at The Astoria, London, England, UK, with Raging Speedhorn.
Feeder play at The Academy, Birmingham, England, UK.
Millencolin play at Manchester Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
Finch play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK.
The first wave of America's "shock and awe" bombing campaign hits Baghdad, Iraq, Western Asia, and the northern Iraqi cities of Mosul and Kirkuk. Pentagon officials stated that the campaign would send 1,500 bombs and missiles over Iraq in the first 24 hours. Deaths are estimated at 6,616. Shock And Awe by Neil Young, Shock And Awe by Teenage Fanclub and Dreaming Of Paris by Van Dyke Parks are among the many songs reflecting on the shock and awe campaign.
Finch play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
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.
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.
When Biffy Clyro play at Queen Margaret's Union [QMU], Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, singer Simon Neil breaks his foot in a leap from the top of a speaker stack onto the stage.
Kings Of Leon play at The Mercury Lounge, New York City, USA.
The Coral play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.
The Coral play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.
Kenny Chesney headlines a stadium show for the first time in his career, playing for 61,780 people in the rain at Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Also on the bill are Brooks And Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, The Warren Brothers and Deana Carter.
The Eagles play at The Next Stage, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Michael Jackson pays a visit to the house at 2300 Jackson St, Gary, Indiana, USA, where he was born.
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].
Bon Jovi play at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, UK.
The Dixie Chicks perform at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA, despite an anonymous threat that group member Natalie Maines would be shot on stage. Maines had recently made controversial comments about President George W. Bush, and the Iraq war. Maines is escorted to the show by police and afterwards directly to the airport.
Jazz saxophone star Benny Carter dies from complications of bronchitis, aged 95, in Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Justin Timberlake, Rush, The Guess Who, The Isley Brothers, The Flaming Lips and Sass Jordan play in Canada's biggest-ever rock concert, attended by over 450,000 people in Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The show is intended to counteract the effects on tourism of the recent SARS epidemic which had killed over three dozen Canadians earlier in the year. Facing a heavily rock-oriented audience, Justin Timberlake is booed and pelted with bottles when he takes the stage.
Kings Of Leon play at Slim's, San Franciosco, California, USA.
R.E.M. play the first of two nights at Liberty Park, New York City, USA.
R.E.M. play at The Tweeter Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
David Bowie begins his worldwide A Reality Tour at The Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Liverpool band Shack play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Texas and Dizzee Rascal perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
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.
Air Supply, Eason Chan and Ronald Cheng 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.
The Music play at The Corn Exchange Brighton, UK.
On his A Reality Tour, David Bowie plays at The Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Marilyn Manson plays at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, supported by Peaches.
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.
Arise Sir Mick! Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger receives a knighthood from the Queen in Great Britain.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
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