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Britney Spears' marriage to her childhood friend, Jason Allen Alexander, is annulled. The pair had married just two days earlier at the Little White Chapel On The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, but twelve hours later she contacted her lawyers to ask them to have their union annulled.
In a message posted at the band’s website, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day attacks U.S. President George W. Bush, calling his administration "a bunch of corporate crooks".
Supreme Court Judge Lawrence W. Crispo dismisses a lawsuit in the USA, accusing rap star Snoop Doggy Dogg of including a message left on his answering machine without permission in a song.
Michael Jackson, under investigation on charges of child abuse, surrenders his passport to Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon.
Velvet Revolver and The Datsuns play at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Athelete play at Reading University, Reading, UK, supported by Snow Patrol.
The album Twentysomething by Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum goes double-platinum in the UK.
It is announced that Sir Paul McCartney will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Ween release a new album, Live In Chicago, in the USA.
The album Twentysomething by Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum debuts at No2 on the Billboard US Contemporary Jazz Chart, and also at No93 on Billboard's US Top 200 Album chart.
Gretchen Wilson's debut album, Here For The Party, is certified gold and platinum simultaneously by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Lionel Richie, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Nelly Furtado and The Corrs play in The Prince's Trust concert in Hyde Park, London, UK.
Arthur 'Killer' Kane of the New York Dolls, dies in Los Angeles, California, aged 55, from complications caused by leukaemia.
Jazz pianist and recording artist James Williams dies of liver cancer, in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Bono of U2 flies to Omaha, Nebraska, USA, where, the following day, he is to sing at the funeral of Susan Buffett. The wife of millionaire investor Warren Buffett, she shared with Bono a concern for promoting AIDS awareness and prevention.
The contents of Polar Studios, where Abba recorded their hits, are sold at auction in Frihamnen, Malmo, Sweden, Europe. The studio was closed down because the rent had more than doubled.
Jimmy Page, of Led Zeppelin fame, inaugurates the UK Walk Of Fame in Piccadilly Circus, London, UK. On the same day, Emmylou Harris takes some time out to build dog kennels for the animal rights group, PETA, at the HQ in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Metallica play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Godsmack.
Irish singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy publishes his first novel, The Arrival of Fergal Flynn, through Hodder Headline books.
Mark Knopfler's second solo album, Sailing To Philadelphia is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A in the USA.
Johnny Ramone of The Ramones dies from prostate cancer in Hollywood, California, USA, aged 55.
LeAnn Rimes plays at Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Barry White is posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York City, USA.
50 Cent and G Unit play at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England, UK.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Naomi Campbell and Pharrell Williams drop out of the proposed guest list for the imminent Mobo Awards ceremony at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK. Hip-hop star Mos Def is confirmed as a new addition.
R.E.M. release their thirteenth studio album, Around The Sun, on Warner Bros Records, around the world with the exception of the USA.
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R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and Bright Eyes play a concert in support of US Presidential candidate John Kerry at The TD Waterhouse Center, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Damien Rice releases the album B-Sides in the UK.
The Wonder Stuff play at Carling Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Park West in Chicago, Illinois.
Incubus play at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
On his Never Ending Tour, Bob Dylan plays at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, USA. At this show, Dylan meets with Apple founder Steve Jobs, a lifelong fan.
Efterklang play at a Release party/concert at Basement (next to VEGA), Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Clyde "Boots" Harris , a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies in Jackson, MS.
Nanci Griffith plays the first of two nights at Olympia, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by The Crickets.
Leonard Cohen releases a new album, Dear Heather, in North America.
Efterklang play at Efterklang (pi) Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark, Europe, with Blue Foundation.
Roger Johnston, drummer of cult German band The Monks, dies of lung cancer in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA.
Derrick Mosely appears in Federal Court in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on charges of extortion. It is alleged that Mosely tried to blackmail a sports agent for $20,000 by claiming to have videotapes of Yankees baseball star Gary Sheffield's wife having sex with singer R. Kelly.
Elvis Costello plays at The State Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Lostprophets play at The Carling Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Elvis Costello plays in QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
EMI Records staff producer and songwriter Norman Newell dies in Angmering-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK, after suffering a series of strokes. At his best with MOR artists, Newell produced hits with Shirley Bassey, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland, and wrote lyrics for several standards including Portrait of My Love, Sailor and More.
During a gig by Damage Plan in The Alrosa Villa nightclub, Columbus, Ohio, USA, a member of the audience, Nathan Gale, shoots and kills guitarist Dimebag Darrel Abbott and three others.
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Country music singer-songwriter Martha Carson, known as the First Lady Of Gospel Music, dies in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 83.
Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Freddie Perren dies aged 61, in Chatsworth, California, USA, following a long illness. Perren, produced and wrote hits for The Jackson Five, The Sylvers and Peaches And Herb. His work as co-producer of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, secured him his Grammy.
Elton John plays the last of three nights at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Good Vibrations, a stage musical based on the songs of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, begins previews at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
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