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Robert Fripp, founder and leader of King Crimson, plays the first of four concerts in Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Randy California, founding member of experimental West Coast rock band Spirit, is missing, presumed dead, after being sucked into the surf off the coast of Molokai, Hawaii on Thursday. Witnesses report that California pushed his 12-year-old son, Quinn, out of the current, saving the boy's life.
Not A Moment Too Soon by Tim McGraw is certified as a quintuple-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Pink Floyd release their tenth studio LP, Animals, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut announces that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned at The Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe. Dolly was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell. This scientific breakthough will inspire the song Dolly by Shonen Knife.
The three-day long WOMADelaide Festival begins at The Botanic Park, Adelaide, Australia.
Uriah Heep come to the end of a Russian tour with a gig at The Hockey Arena, Murmansk, Russia.
Bob Dylan plays at Harbor Station, St John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Billy Bragg plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Mutton Birds.
Bandleader and 50s recording star Ernie Fields dies aged 92 in the Evergreen Care Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. His biggest hit came in 1959 with an r'n'b version of Glenn Miller's In the Mood which peaked at No4 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Jazz drummer Louis Barbarin, aka Lil Barb, dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had found success as a jazz drummer, with the nickname Lil Barb, and worked with the bands of Armand J. Piron, Papa Celestin, Papa French, Preservation Hall, and others until he retired in the mid-1980s due to hearing problems.
Radiohead release the single Paranoid Android, in the UK on Parlophone Records.
Beth Orton re-releases her third single, She Cries Your Name, in the UK. It will peak at No40 in the singles chart.
Tim McGraw releases a new album, Everywhere, on Curb Records in the USA.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill reach No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA with It's Your Love, for the first of six weeks.
The Verve record Bittersweet Symphony. Their use of a sample from a track by Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham will involve them in a costly legal battle with rock entrepreneur Allen Klein.
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On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Krakelshaff, Bettembourg, Luxembourg, to an audience of 45,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Gerland Stadium, Lyon, France, to an audience of 25,000.
The last day of this year's Glastonbury Festival is held at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
Del Amitri release their fourth album Some Other Sucker's Parade in the UK.
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Country music stars Marty Stuart and Connie Smith are married in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA.
The T In The Park festival is held in Strathclyde Park, Scotland. Acts include Beth Orton.
Walkers Spice Girls Crisps go on sale in the UK, and will sell over 16m bags by the end of the year.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the RDS, Dublin, Eire, to an audience of 43,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Stade de l'Ouest, Nice, France, to an audience of 35,000.
The Foo Fighters play in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The album Be Here Now by Oasis is awarded a 5x Platinum Disc by the BPI in the UK.
Radiohead release a new single, Karma Police, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Tina Moore enters the UK singles chart with Never Gonna Let You Go which will peak at No7 during a fifteen week run.
No Doubt collect the Best Group Video trophy for their hit Don't Speak, at the MTV Awards in New York City, USA.
Jean Michel Jarre achieves his 4th entry in the Guinness Book Of Records when he plays a concert to celebrate the 850th birthday of Moscow at the State University, Moscow, Russia, Europe, for an audience of 3.5m people.
The live double album Before The Flood by Bob Dylan and The Band earns a platinum disc in the USA.
Ian Hunter, formerly of Mott The Hoople, plays at the Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The three-day-long WOMAD Festival begins at The Festival Grounds, Wiesen, Austria, Europe.
British electronic music trio Dario G release their debut single, Sunchyme, on Warner Records in the UK. The track extensively samples the vocal chant from the Dream Academy single Life In A Northern Town.
The Rolling Stones Stones play a surprise gig at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Sons Of Champlin play at New George's, San Rafael, California, USA.
Art Garfunkel completes his Walk Across America at The South Jetty, Fort Stevens Park, Hammond, Washington, USA.
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The Mermen play at The Transmission Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa, to an audience of 36,000.
Country singer and songwriter John Denver dies when the experiemental lightweight aircraft he is piloting crashes into the sea at Monterey Bay, California, USA.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind earns a gold disc in the USA.
Nimrod by Green Day peaks at No10 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
The triple album Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol 1, by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Switchblade Symphony and Thanatos play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George Chisholm, popular jazz trombonist and comedian, dies aged 82 in London, UK.
Bob Dylan plays concert No928 in his Never-ending Tour at The Trocadero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Garth Brooks plays the second of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.