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Guitarist Frank Evans, best-known for his work with Tubby Hayes, dies aged 76 in Bristol, UK.
The Hedrons play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Eldee Young, Chicago-born jazz bassist with The Ramsey Lewis Trio and Young-Holt Unlimited, dies of a heart attack in Bangkok, Thailand, Asia.
Danish pop singer and actor Otto Brandenburg dies after years of alcoholism.
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.
Eric Clapton plays at The GM Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Jethro Tull play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Arctic Monkeys release their fourth single, Brianstorm, on Domino Records in the UK.
It is reported that Russia has banned the sale of music CDs, DVDs and videocassettes from street markets and kiosks, thus indicating that the Kremlin is getting serious about combating piracy.
The Fratellis play at The O asis, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Jimmy Burns plays a solo acoustic set at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, in Germany, Spain and Ireland.
Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, in Australia.
Jazz vocalist Dakota Staton dies at the Isabella Nursing Home in New York City.
Popular singer, composer, lyricist and comedian Villame Yoyoy dies, aged 74, of cardiac arrest at Las Piñas Medical Center, Manila, Philippins, Asia.
Beatlejazz, a group specialising in jazz interpretations of The Beatles songs, release the album, All You Need, featuring guest appearances by Toots Thielemans [harmonica], Richard Bona [bass and vocals] and Joe Lovano [saxophone].
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.
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."
Toby Jepson, former lead singer with Little Angels, announces that he has accepted an offer from Fastway to perform lead vocal duties during this year's festival appearances.
On the second day of HRH Prince Abdul Azim Bolkiah of Brunei's 25th birthday party at Stapleford Park Country House Hotel in Leicestershire, UK, Michael Jackson falls sick and has to leave.
Graham Parker and Jon Langford play at The Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Biffy Clyro release their fourth album, Puzzle, on 14th Floor Records in the UK.
Suffering from heat stroke, jazz saxophone legend Ornette Coleman collapses onstage on the last of day of the four-day-long Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Arctic Monkeys release a new single, Fluorescent Adolescent on Domino Records in the UK.
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.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the second of four days rehearsing for their upcoming North American tour at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
When Faith Hill and Tim McGraw play a show in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, a female fan reaches out and grabs McGraw's nether regions. When Hill and McGraw return for an encore, Hill berates the fan, declaring, "Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend. You don't go grabbin' somebody else's, somebody's husband's [privates], you understand me? That's very disrespectful!"
The Black Keys are recording their fifth album, Attack And Release, at Suma Recording Studio, Painesville, Ohio, USA.
Marilyn Manson and Slayer play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
The Zac Brown Band plays at Nationals Park, Washington DC, USA.
Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd and Daughtry play at The FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Black Keys complete the recording of their fifth album, Attack And Release, at Suma Recording Studio, Painesville, Ohio, USA.
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.
Primal Scream headline the second night of the three-day-long Connect Festival at Inverary Castle, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, UK, Europe. Also appearing on this night are Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub and others.
The Police, Maximo Park and Friction Plane play the first of two nights at Twickenham Stadium, London, UK.
The Dave Matthews Band play at Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by the Allman Brothers Band.
More Than A Memory by Garth Brooks becomes the first song to debut at No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Mandy Moore plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The first annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest takes place at various locations around Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing include Dee Alexander, Orbert Davis, Bill McFarland And The Chicago Horns and Sax in the City.
Boyz N Da Hood release their second LP, Back Up N Da Chevy, on Bad Boy Records in the USA.
Gil Scott-Heron is arrested on charges of felony possession of cocaine, in New York City, USA.
John Cooper Clarke plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by Michelle Harris and Elvis McGonagle.
Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis attends the Q Awards in London, England, UK, with his daughter, Emily Eavis.
Noah And The Whale play at Thekla, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
A series of wildfires begin burning across Southern California. Seventeen fires burn from Santa Barbara to the US-Mexico border, killing nine people and injuring 85, many of them firefighters. 3,200 buildings are destroyed along with 522,000 acres of land and forest. The song Grapevine Fires by Death Cab For Cutie is about those fires.
Paul Raven, former bass guitarist with Killing Joke, dies aged 46, of a suspected heart attack in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Amy Winehouse's second album, Back to Black, is named as the biggest-selling album of the year in the UK.
The Waco Brothers and The Deccas play at Schubas, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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