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Roy Ayers Ubiquity, led by virtuoso vibraphonist Roy Ayers, plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
The body of Alex St Claire, guitarist-founder of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, is discovered at his apartment. The circumstances of his death are unclear.
Smooth soul and jazz crooner Lou Rawls dies aged 72 of lung and brain cancer.
Bob Weinstock, founder of the famed and acclaimed jazz label Prestige Records, dies in Boca Raton, Florida, aged 77.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Japan. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Time Well Wasted by Brad Paisley is awarded platinum album status by the R.I.A.A. i9n the USA.
The Arctic Monkeys reach No1 in the Official UK Albums chart with their debut LP, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. The album will remain at No1 for four consecutuve weeks.
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Country-rock singer and songwriter Eric Church releases his debut single, How 'Bout You?, in the USA.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the first of four days rehearsing at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the second of four days rehearsing at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State.
Fairport Convention play at the The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Geordie Hormel dies in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA, after a short illness. During the 1950s and 1960s, Hormel composed music for tv shows including The Fugitive, Lassie, Naked City and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. In 1968, he founded The Village Recorder Studio in Los Angeles, California, which went on to become a major independent recording studio, used by The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, The Doors and countless others.
Richie Havens plays the last of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
James Blunt plays at The Pavilion, Plymouth, England, UK, Europe.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Portugal and Thailand. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
David Gilmour releases a new album, On An Island, in the UK on EMI Records.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in France and Switzerland. The movie features several Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Arctic Monkeys play at The Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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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."
Swedish duo Totta And Wiehe release the album Dylan, comprising their cover versions of fourteen Bob Dylan songs sung in Swedish.
Harry McGilberry, who sang bass with The Temptations from 1995 until 2003, dies of an apparent drug overdose.
It is announced that Martin Scorsese's documentary No Direction Home - Bob Dylan, is among the winners of the prestigious 65th Annual Peabody Awards.
The sixth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include The Green Pajamas, Major Stars, Bardo Pond, St. Joan and Sharron Kraus.
The Black Keys release a new EP, Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough, on Fat Possum Records in the USA.
Spock's Beard play at House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Joel is the keynote speaker at Syracuse University's commencement ceremony, in Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard release a new album, Deep River, which includes their cover version of Bob Dylan's song Make You Feel My Love.
Hot Chip play at The Cockpit, Leeds, UK.
Popular country music songwriter Cy Coben dies aged 87 after suffering a heart attack at a hospital near his home in Atherton, Calfornia, USA.
A Bob Dylan tribute concert, Million Dollar Bash, takes place in the Now Lounge, Toronto, Canada. Artists appearing include Robert And The Zimmermans, Arthur Renwick, Steve Puklver and Adam The Dylan Imitator.
Prometheus, Chokeslam, 2 Sick Monkeys and Buried Beneath play at the Riffstock Festival in Riff's Bar, Swindon.
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.
Eric Clapton plays in the Town Square, Lucca, Italy, Europe, during the Lucca Festival.
Kenny Chesney sets a new record for a country music concert when his gig at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, grosses $4m. Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Big And Rich and Carrie Underwood also played at the same concert.
The first day of the first Osheaga Festival takes place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with Sonic Youth, The Magic Numbers, World Party, The Stills, Malajube, K-os and Amon Tobin.
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.
The Sugarhill Festival begins at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the next three days include Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, the Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, the Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
The End Of The Road Festival continues into its second day at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. Artists appearing over the three days of the event include Badly Drawn Boy.
Piedmont folk-blues style guitarist Etta Baker dies age of 93 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, just months before her final album was to be released.
Juice Leskinen, one of the most prominent Finnish singer-songwriters of the late 20th century, dies aged 56 at the Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. In recent years he had suffered from renal insufficiency, cirrhosis and diabetes.
Wilco play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Seasick Steve releases his second album Doghouse Music on Bronzerat Records.
Vocalist, pianist and bandleader Jay McShann dies of a respiratory infection, aged 90, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Thousands of mourners, including Michael Jackson, attend a funeral service for James Brown in Augusta, South Carolina.