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Pookie Hudson, lead tenor singer and songwriter for 1950s doo wop group The Spaniels, remembered for the hit Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite, dies aged 72 of complications from cancer of the thymus at his home in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
O.P Nayyar, the revered composer of Bollywood musical hits including Jhumka Gira Re, Pukarta Chala Hoon Mein', Mera Nam Chin Chin Choo, Aei Dil Hai Muskil Jeena Yahan, Aakhon Hi Akhon Main and Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana, dies aged 81 of cardiac arrest in Thane, Maharashtra, India.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah release their second album, Some Loud Thunder, on Wichita Recordings in the United Kingdom.
Waking The Witch play in the Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, Witlshire, England, UK. Earlier in the day they make a live appearance on BBC Radio Swindon.
At the BRIT Awards in London, England, UK, James Morrison is chosen as Best British Male Solo Artist, with Amy Winehouse as British Female Solo Artist and the Arctic Monkeys British Group.
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.
Free jazz composer, violinist and recording artist Leroy Jenkins dies of lung cancer in New York, aged 74.
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.
Following a confrontation in Papa Joe's Texas Saloon, Lorena, Texas, USA, country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver shoots Billy Bryant Coker, in the face with a handgun. The incident will inspire Dale Watson to compose his song Where Do You Want It?, based on a remark said to have been made by Shaver prior to shooting Coker.
Police in Lorena, Texas, USA, issue two warrants for the arrest of country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver who recently shot Billy Bryant Coker, in the face with a handgun, following a confrontation in Papa Joe's Texas Saloon.
Arctic Monkeys release their fourth single, Brianstorm, on Domino Records in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
The Jimmy Burns band plays at Kingston Mines, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
DJ Tiesto plays at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Blues and jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter Big Joe Duskin dies aged 86 in Avondale, Ohio, USA. Suffering from diabetes, his death spared him the indignity of having both legs amputated.
Carrie Underwood earns three awards - Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for Some Hearts; and Video, for Before He Cheats, at the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music awards in the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The town of Parma, Italy, Europe, names streets after Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
Former 60s pop idol Wayne Fontana arrives at the Crown Court, Derby, England, UK, Europe, dressed as Liberty, The Lady Of Justice, to face charges of having set light to a debt collector's car while the man was inside. Judge Andrew Hamilton sentences him to jail, declaring, "He has come dressed as a fool and he wants to act like a fool. I hope they give him a prison uniform at Nottingham Prison to keep him warm."
Icelandic all-female musical quartet Amiina release their debut album, Kurr, in the USA on Ever Records.
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.
Revered jazz violinist bassist, singer, and songwriter Johnny Frigo dies aged 90 at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He had suffered complications from a fall.
Asia play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wilco release a new single, Either Way, on Nonesuch Records, in the UK.
Prince begins a record-breaking run of 21 dates at The O2, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, closes down after 25 years of presenting rock shows by artists including The Cure, The Police, U2, Tina Turner, Marillion, Miles Davis, Metallica, The Tragically Hip, Les Rita Mitsouko, Jean-Jacques Goldman, King Crimson, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The Black Keys begin recording their fifth album, Attack & Release, at Suma Recording Studio, Painesville, Ohio.
String Cheese Incident play the second of four nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Dala release their third LP, Who Do You Think You Are, on Universal Music Group, in Canada.
A 'carbon neutral' CD edition of Bob Dylan's classic 1966 album Blonde On Blonde is released in the UK.
Safetyword, Pablo and Dirty Bird, with special guests Blackbud play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, during the Devizes Carnival. The show is promoted by local promoter Sheer Music.
Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour plays at The Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by My Chemical Romance.
Calne-based rock star Julian Cope [formerly of The Teardrop Explodes] publishes his book Japrocksampler, about Japanese pop and rock music.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Italy, 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.
Hilary Duff plays in at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rammstein release the live DVD Volkerball in the USA.
The Ginge play at McGee's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Actor and popular singer Robert Goulet is hospitalised in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare but rapidly progressive and potentially fatal condition.
128 musicians gather in the Alexandra Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, to perform Music Pieces, a composition by Jason Pierce [of Spiritualized], Peter Raeburn and Nick Foster, in which each musician plays just one note in each piece of melody, chord or drum pattern. The project is a tv promo for the launch of the latest generation of Walkman digital media players.
Radiohead take the remarkable step of releasing their seventh album, In Rainbows, as a digital download only, which customers can buy for any price they choose. Much of the album was recorded during October 2006 at Tottenham House, a mansion in Great Bedwyn, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis attends the Q Awards in London, England, UK, with his daughter, Emily Eavis.
Bruce Springsteen plays the second of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Larry Lee, best known as a guitarist who worked with Jimi Hendrix and Al Green, dies in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, after a year battling stomach cancer.
Jeffrey Owen Jones, the Rochester Institute of Technology film professor reputed to be the "Mr. Jones" in Bob Dylan's Ballad of a Thin Man, dies of lung cancer.
It is reported that pop impresario Jonathan King, convicted of a series of sexual assaults on teenage boys, has launched an appeal against his conviction at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Neil Young plays the first of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Charles Plaza is opened in Albany, Georgia, USA, featuring a revolving, illuminated bronze sculpture of Ray Charles, the father of soul music, seated at a piano.
Legendary Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin, plays at The Basement, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.