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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
release their third album, Friend and Foe, in the USA on Barsuk Records.
Blues singer Big Pete Pearson
releases his second album, I'm Here Baby, on Blue Witch records in the USA.
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.
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.
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
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.
, in jail in New York State, USA, on drug possession charges, is paroled.
is awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.
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
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
, 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.