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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
, 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.
play at Punkt47, Naestved, Denmark, with Manual
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.
play at The Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark, with
play at Den anden opera, Copenhagen, Denmark, with
Jazz piano star Jamie
appears live on US tv's The Today Show.
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.
plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
The Backstreet Boys
play a re-union gig in the Olympic Stadium, Beijing, China, Asia.
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.
, 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.
play at the MCI Center, Washington DC, USA.
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.
plays a live concert at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas, USA.
plays at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Czars play at 21 South Street, Reading, UK.
The Czars play at Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton, England, UK.
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.
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.
plays at the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
And The Hot Licks release a new album, Selected Shorts, in the USA on Surfdog Records.
, Bullet For My Valentine and The Black Maria play at The Zodiac, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.