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Michael Jackson enters a not guilty plea when he appears in court in Santa Maria, California, on child abuse charges. After the court appearance, he treats a group of fans to a party at his Neverland Ranch.
Jamaica's four day long Jazz and Blues Festival begins in Montego Bay, Jamaica, featuring Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Cassandra Wilson.
Bart Howard, composer of the enduring jazz standard Fly Me To The Moon, dies aged 88 from complications following a stroke, in Carmel, California, USA.
Facing charges of child molestation, Michael Jackson fires his high profile legal advisors, Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman, and takes on a new legal representative, Thomas A. Mesereau Jr.
Priscilla Paris of all-girl trio The Paris Sisters dies aged 59 as a result of a fall in Paris, France. The Paris Sisters, all born and raised in San Francisco, are best-remembered for their 1961 Top 5 hit single I Love How You Love Me.
Ash play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Efterklang play at Punkt47, Naestved, Denmark, with Manual & Rumpistol.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum releases a new single, These Are The Days, in the UK.
Music trade magazine Music Week announces that radio station Jazz FM is to mount a two-day event, 'Soul and Jazz at the Palace', featuring Amy Winehouse, Jamelia, Al Jarreau and Angie Stone on July 17 and 18 at Alexandra Palace, London, UK. The event will be cancelled at the end of June because of poor ticket sales.
Straight From The Heart, the comeback album by Carlos Guitarlos is released in the United Kingdom. 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.
Efterklang play at The Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Skyphone.
Efterklang play at Den anden opera, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Skyphone.
Jazz piano star Jamie Cullum appears live on US tv's The Today Show.
Britney Spears injures her knee during a video shoot for the song Outrageous. As a result, the remainder of the dates on her Onyx Hotel tour will be cancelled.
Radio deejay Tony Blackburn is suspended by British station Classic Gold Digital for playing songs by 50s and 60s pop idol Cliff Richard which is against station policy.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the last of three nights at Hyde Park, London, England, UK. The shows are recorded and the band will release a live double-LP, Live In Hyde Park, based on on the concerts.
Eric Clapton plays at The Tweeter Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Bill Brown, a former guitarist with a leter line-up of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, dies in Springfield, Missouri.
LeAnn Rimes plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
The Backstreet Boys play a re-union gig in the Olympic Stadium, Beijing, China, Asia.
Ozzy Osbourne appears, with his mouth gagged, in an advertisement for a British television charity event, Children In Need. His wife Sharon promises viewers that Ozzy will raise funds by abstaining from swearing for twenty four hours.
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.
Bruce Palmer, bass player for Buffalo Springfield, dies of a heart attack, aged 58, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Biffy Clyro release their third album, Infinity Land, on Beggars Banquet Records in the UK.
Jersey Boys, a musical based on the career of 60s vocal harmony quartet The Four Seasons, premieres at the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, California, USA. This is an out-of-town tryout, and will run for over three months.
SUM 41 release a new album, Chuck, on Mercury Records.
Incubus play at the MCI Center, Washington DC, USA.
The Moody Blues play at Carling Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Morrissey plays at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Robbie Williams, Green Day, Elvis Costello and Nellie McKay perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland, in London, England.
Oscar Wilde – The Musical, at The Shaw Theatre, London, England, UK, written by UK radio deejay Mike Read, closes after just one performance (the previous night), making it the fastest closing musical in the history of London's West End.
Nanci Griffith plays the second of two nights at Olympia, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by The Crickets.
Nanci Griffith plays at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, supported by The Crickets.
Leonard Cohen releases a new album, Dear Heather, in Europe.
Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas, USA.
Anastacia plays at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
Efterklang play at Efterklang (pi) Von Hatten, Randers, Denmark, Europe, with Blue Foundation.
The Czars play at 21 South Street, Reading, UK.
The Czars play at Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton, England, UK.
Incubus play at the Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Jhonn Balance, founder and frontman of experimental rock band Coil, dies after a fall from a second-floor landing at his home in London, UK.
Lostprophets play at Carling Apollo, Hammersmith, London, England, UK.
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Korn play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Record producer and musician Roger Greenawalt performs his "Beatles Complete On Ukulele" concert for the first time, by playing all 185 original songs written by The Beatles in one day on ukulele with sixty guest singers at Elizabeth Streb's SLAM Action Lab in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
It is announced that the album Twentysomething by Hullavington-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum has now sold one million copies in the UK alone.
Elton John plays at the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks release a new album, Selected Shorts, in the USA on Surfdog Records.
Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine and The Black Maria play at The Zodiac, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
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