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29 May 1991
After just completing the recording of the 'Nevermind' album, Nirvana played a last-minute show at the Jabberjaw in Los Angeles. In the audience was Iggy Pop, Dave Grohl's girlfriend and L7 bassist Jennifer Finch who brought along her best friend Courtney Love.

29 May 1992
Concerned that some pupils were overly identifying with Freddie Mercury, the sacred heart School in Clifton New Jersey decided not to sing the Queen song 'We Are The Champions', at their Graduation Ceremony.

29 May 1992
The FBI recovered 44 nude photographs of Madonna which had been stolen in America from fashion photographer Steven Meisel.

29 May 1997
Sharitha Knight filed a suit at LA, Superior Court claiming she was owed $1 million as Snoop Doggy Dogg's personal manger between 1993-6. The claim alleged that Snoop had withheld the 20 percent she was owed.

29 May 1997
Singer songwriter Jeff Buckley disappeared after talking a swim in the Mississippi River, his body was found on 4th June 1997 after being spotted by a passenger on a tourist riverboat.

29 May 1997
The Manic Street Preachers won the best song award for 'A Design for Life' at the 42nd Ivor Novello awards. Other winners included The Spice Girls for Hit of the year with 'Wannabe', Elvis Costello for Outstanding contribution to music, George Michael won Songwriter Of the Year and Most Performed work for 'Fastlove.'

29 May 1999
Skeletal remains were found by photographers looking for old car wrecks to shoot at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California. Based on forensic evidence the remains were Philip Kramer former bassist with rock group Iron Butterfly, who had disappeared on his way home from work on February 12, 1995. His death was ruled as a probable suicide.

29 May 2001
The Eagles made their first ever visit to Russia when they appeared at SC Olymisky in Moscow.
29 May 2002
A 16ft by 6ft mosaic designed by John Lennon went on display at The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool. The mosaic had been built into Lennon's swimming pool at his Kenwood home in Surrey where he lived between 1964 and 1968.

29 May 2002
Australian actress and singer Natalie Imbruglia became the new face of L'Oreal when she signed a deal worth £$170,000 with the French cosmetics manufacturer.

29 May 2005
Gorillaz scored their first UK No.1 album when 'Demon Days' went to the top of the charts.

29 May 2007
A piano used by John Lennon on the night he died was put up for sale for $375,000 on The Moments in Time memorabilia website. The upright grand piano was part of the Record Plant Recording Studios in New York where the former Beatle recorded his 1971 Imagine album. Lennon was said to be so fond of the instrument that he had it moved to whichever studio he was working in and had used the piano hours before being shot on 8 December 1980.

29 May 2009
Phil Spector was jailed for at least 19 years for murdering an actress in 2003. The producer, 69, famed for his Wall of Sound recording technique, was last month found guilty of shooting Lana Clarkson at his California home. Spector had pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder during the five-month retrial in Los Angeles. His lawyers said he would appeal. Spector was given a sentence of 15 years to life for second-degree murder and an additional four years for personal use of a gun.

29 May 2010
Sabrosa Park (at the small town of Sabrosa, north of Portugal) was renamed B.B. King Park in honor of King and the free concert he had played before 20,000 people.

29 May 2015
Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch went up for sale with a price tag of $100m. Jackson bought the Santa Barbara development in 1987 for $19.5m but struggled to pay for it, until an investment company stepped in to help him save it from auction.

29 May 2019
Tony Glover, the influential blues harmonica player who was a longtime peer of Bob Dylan and helped teach Mick Jagger how to play, died of natural causes age 79. He also worked as a writer and critic, contributing to magazines Crawdaddy and Cream, while also writing extensively for Rolling Stone between 1968 and 1973.

29 May 2021
American singer B. J. Thomas died of lung cancer age 78. He scored hits with ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ (1968), ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head’ (1969), ‘(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song’ (1975), ‘Don't Worry Baby’ (1977) and ‘Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love’ (1983).

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