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Visionary jazz pianist and composer Alice Coltrane, the wife of John Coltrane, dies of respiratory failure at West Hills Hospital And Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, USA. Although overshadowed by her husband's fame, Alice Coltrane was a powerfully influential musician and thinker, and her legacy has celebrated since death in songs including Song For Alice [Dedicated to the Beautiful Legacy of Mrs. Coltrane] by Paul Weller (2008), Alice by Sunn and That Alice by Laura Veirs (2013).
Alec Ounsworth, singer and songwriter of indie band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, marries Emily Jean Stock. She is the inspiration for the song which bears her name on the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album Some Loud Thunder.
Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby tape a joint appearance on CMT Crossroads in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, during which they are joined by John Anderson for an unexpected rendition of Super Freak.
Menomena release their third album, Friend and Foe, in the USA on Barsuk Records.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah release their second album, Some Loud Thunder, on Wichita Recordings in the United Kingdom.
Eldee Young, Chicago-born jazz bassist with The Ramsey Lewis Trio and Young-Holt Unlimited, dies of a heart attack in Bangkok, Thailand, Asia.
Blues singer Big Pete Pearson releases his second album, I'm Here Baby, on Blue Witch records in the USA.
Oscar-winning song lyricist Ray Evans dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 92. Evans was best-known as the writing partner of composer Jay Livingston. Their many hits included Buttons And Bows, Que Sera and Mona Lisa.
Disappointed with his share of the profits from a cell phone commercial that was authorized to use the group's 1968 hit The Weight, The Band's Levon Helm sues Cingular, the commercial's creator.
Calypso singer and songwriter The Mighty Terror dies of cancer in Trinidad, Caribbean, aged 86.
Jazz pianist Tupper Saussy, who wrote songs for Perry Como, Brenda Lee, Mama Cass and many others, dies of a heart attack in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 70.
The Pierces release their third album, Thirteen Tales Of Love And Revenge, in the USA.
Jethro Tull play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Chris Whitley and Jeff Lang release their collaborative album Dislocation Blues on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation label, in the USA. The album includes their versions of two Bob Dylan songs, When I Paint My Masterpiece and Changing Of The Guards.
Bob Dylan plays at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
78-year-old rock'n'roll pioneer Bo Diddley is hospitalised in Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, after suffering a stroke while performing onstage in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
It is reported that Michael Jackson has secured a temporary restraining order in an effort to prevent an upcoming auction of Jackson family-related memorabilia at the Hard Rock Caf
Michael Jackson flies into London, England, UK, Europe, where is shortly to be paid $5m simply to attend a private 25th birthday party for HRH Prince Azim of Brunei.
Gil Scott-Heron, in jail in New York State, USA, on drug possession charges, is paroled.
B.B. King is awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.
Gretchen Wilson plays at The Patriotic Festival, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
The Fiddlers Various 2007 event takes place at Littlebourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, England, UK, with performers including Tommy Peoples
Canada Post (the Canadian Post Office) issues limited edition postage stamps bearing the images of Anne Murray, Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.
German duo Ich + Ich release their second album,Vom selben Stern, in Germany. It will reach No1 in the German album chart.
Tin Pan Alley songwriter Hy Zaret, best known as the co-writer of Unchained Melody, dies of natural causes aged 99 in Westport, Connecticut, USA.
Snow Patrol's keyboardist Tom Simpson is arrested in Northolt, west of London, England, UK, Europe, just hours after the band performed at Live Earth, for failing to appear at a Glasgow court on charges of cocaine possession.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the first of four days rehearsing for their upcoming US tour at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State.
String Cheese Incident play the last of four nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
John Wallowitch songwriter, recording artist and cabaret performer, dies aged 81 in New York City, USA. Urbane, witty and sophisticated, Wallowitch had over 2,000 compositions to his credit. For over fifty years he played and sang his original songs at nightspots around New York.
The Beastie Boys headline the first night of the three-day-long Connect Festival at Inverary Castle, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, UK, Europe. Also appearing on this night are The Jesus And Mary Chain, Jarvis Cocker and others.
A 'carbon neutral' CD edition of Bob Dylan's classic 1966 album Blonde On Blonde is released in the UK.
The Dave Matthews Band play at Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by the Allman Brothers Band.
The Police and Friction Plane play the first of two nights at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Landon Warren Hartman, singer with country and western group The Hartman Brothers [aka The Bald Eagles], dies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
All-girl band Care Bears On Fire release their debut LP, I Stole Your Animal, in the USA.
Gil Scott-Heron is arrested on charges of felony possession of cocaine, in New York City, USA.
Actor and popular singer Robert Goulet is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California, USA, where he is to undergo an emergency lung transplant.
Noah And The Whale play at Thekla, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Raven, former bass guitarist with Killing Joke, dies aged 46, of a suspected heart attack in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Neil Young plays the second of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kanye West plays at The O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, England, UK.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Denmark, Europe. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
Arabella Churchill, benefactor and organiser of many aspects of Glastonbury Festival, dies of pancreatic cancer, aged 58, at St Edmund's Cottages, Bove Town, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK.
James McMurtry plays at Martyr's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.