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Roy Ayers Ubiquity, led by virtuoso vibraphonist Roy Ayers, plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Washington, DC-based jazz drummer Mike Smith, who played with Roberta Flack, Randy Brcker, Astud Gilberto, Milt Jackson and many others, dies.
A woman in Northam, near Perth, Western Australia, Oceania, stabs her husband repeatedly with a pair of scissors for driving her to distraction by repeatedly playing Burning Love by Elvis Presley.
Smooth soul and jazz crooner Lou Rawls dies aged 72 of lung and brain cancer, in Los Angeles, California.
The Strawbs play at the Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
The running of Wembley Arena, London's long-established and much-loved major concert venue, is taken over by global concert promotions company LiveNation.
Jason Sears, vocalist with hardcore punk bands including RKL (Rich Kids On LSD) and Snot, dies in a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, North America, while undergoing treatment with the controversial drug ibogaine in hopes of overcoming his addiction problems.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the last of four days rehearsing at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
The BRIT Awards 2006 are held at Earls Court, London, England, UK. The show is hosted by Chris Evans and winners include Kaiser Chiefs (British Group, Rock Act and Live Act), KT Tunstall (British Female Solo Artist), James Blunt (British Male Solo Artist and Pop Act), Coldplay (Single, British Album), Green Day (International Group) and Jack Johnson (International Breakthrough Artist)
Destiny's Child perform their last ever show together at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston. Texas.
Courtney Pine plays at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Hot Chip play at Austin, Texas, USA.
Dr Eugene Landy, controversial therapist and business adviser to Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys dies of pneumonia while also suffering from lung cancer, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Feeling unwell, Patti LaBelle struggles through Lady Marmalade, On My Own and a handful of gospel tunes before leaving the stage abruptly after just 45 minutes at the Riviera Beach Jazz And Blues Festival, Riviera Beach, Florida, USA. She later calls it the "worst show I've ever done."
R. Kelly plays at The Times-Union Center, Jacksonville, Flordia, USA.
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Swedish duo Totta And Wiehe release the album Dylan, comprising their cover versions of fourteen Bob Dylan songs sung in Swedish.
Country-pop singer Lynn Anderson is arrested (for the second time) on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, following a minor traffic accident near Espanola, New Mexico. USA.
Paul Caruso, drummer of Boston-based power pop band The Atlantics, engineer on two Aerosmith albums, collapses and dies at his home in Kingston, Massachusetts, USA, aged 50.
The three-day long 2006 International Bob Dylan Congress begins in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists participating include Jewels And Binoculars, FSK and Wiglaf Droste.
Robert Plant, Athlete, The Fall and The Go! Team perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Hot Chip play at Stealth, Nottingham, UK.
Hot Chip play at The Academy 2, Newcastle, UK.
On their Ultimate Tour, Take That play the first of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK. On the same day, Brian Eno and Joanna MacGregor perform Music For Airports and Spem In Alium at Bath Abbey, Bath, UK.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The Barfly, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood checks himself into rehab
Having been picked up from Viking Legacy Records by Sony Music, Sandi Thom's debut single, I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker [With Flowers in My Hair], is released in the USA.
James Blunt plays at Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
In the Court Of Appeal of the State Of California, San Francisco band Moby Grape win a long-running legal battle to secure the right to use the band's name from their former manager Matthew Katz.
Mindy McCready is found not guilty on a charge of driving under the influence, stemming from an arrest in May 2005. However, the jury finds her guilty of driving on a suspended license.
Gnarls Barkley, the first act to have secured a No1 hit single purely on downloads, earn a US platinum disc for their debut album St Elsewhere.
JTQ (The James Taylor Quartet) play the last of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.
Bob Dylan releases his 32nd studio album, Modern Times, in the USA on Columbia Records. It goes on to become his first US No1 album since Desire in 1976.
Bob Dylan's 32nd studio album, Modern Times, reaches No1 in Australia's ARIA Album Chart.
The second day of the four-day-long The Great Performers of Illinois series of concerts in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, features a Blues Night headlined by Koko Taylor, along with Jimmy Binkley and Black Magic Johnson.
Mono spend the last of three days recording tracks for their EP The Phoenix Tree, at Electrical Audio Recording, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gomez play the second of three nights at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
The first annual ThisDay Music Festival, a two-day event to commemorate the anniversary of Nigeria's Independence, begins in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. Artists appearing over the two days of the festival include Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and Ciara. It is later alleged that the money used to fund this event came from aid money intended to alleviate poverty in Bayelsa State in Nigeria.
On their A Bigger Bang tour, The Rolling Stones play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jason Newsted, former bassist with Metallica, injures his shoulder while trying to catch a falling bass amp head. The injury will put him out of action as a musician for several months.
The Decemberists play at The Riviera, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Alasdair Roberts.
When Michael Jackson makes a rare live appearance at the World Music Awards in London, UK, his performance is heavily criticised. During the event, he is given the Diamond Award, recognising artists who have sold more than 100m records. Other winners on the night include Madonna [world's best pop artist], Nelly Furtado [best pop/rock], Nickelback [best rock group], Beyonce [best R'n'B], Kanye West [best rap/hip-hop] and James Blunt [best new artist].
Eric Clapton plays at Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Kill Hannah and The Pink Spiders play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
While travelling at 65mph in her Land Rover on the San Diego-Los Angeles Freeway, pop singer and tv star Brandy Norwood smashes into the rear of a Toyota and causes a pile-up in which the Toyota driver, 38 year old waitress Awatef Aboudihaj, is killed.
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