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Mort Garson, composer, arranger, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music, dies aged 83 of renal failure in San Francisco, California, USA.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Iceland, 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.
Lionel Richie becomes a grandfather when his adopted daughter Nicole Richie gives birth to a baby girl, Harlow Winter Kate Richie Madden, fathered by Joel Madden, the lead singer of Good Charlotte.
Fillmore Slim plays at The Boom Boom Room, San Francsico, California, USA.
Letter To Me by Brad Paisley reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
The video for Suspicions by Tim McGraw makes its debut on CMT in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
Blind blues guitar virtuoso Jeff Healey, dies aged 41, of cancer at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A contract is signed for Goldfrapp to appear at the next Glastonbury Festival.
Singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Bullfrog Blues Club, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Marc Almond plays at Teatro Calderon, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly. make a live appearance on UK tv series Hollyoaks in a sequence about a live gig staged in the town.
Thaddeus Lee Edwards dies in Massenutten, Virginia, USA. He was well-known as a tour manager for musicians including Rod Stewart, The Isley Brothers, TLC, Tina Marie, Cameo, Eddie Murphy, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Jeffery Osbourne, Bobby Brown, Grover Washington, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind and Fire, Stephanie Mills, Pieces of a Dream, Black Street, Young And Company, Tank and Usher.
Reel Big Fish play at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Riga Music Bar, Southend-on-Sea, UK.
Rockferry by Duffy reaches No1 in the Swiss albums chart.
Thomas Boggs, who played drums for The Box Tops and The Board Of Directors, dies aged 63 in his sleep, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bill Frisell releases his 20th LP, History, Mystery, on Elektra Nonesuch Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan Way, a 1.8-mile pathway running from The Depot to the Historic National Guard Armory in Duluth, Minnesota's downtown arts district, is completed.
Bob Dylan plays at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston, Maine, USA.
While accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in London, England, UK, Europe, Phil Collins announces his retirement from live performing to enable him to concentrate on bringing up his two young sons at his home in Switzerland. The award is presented to Collins by his old friend Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.
Eric Clapton plays at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, Finland.
Tom Waits begins his Glitter And Doom tour, with the first of two nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Hungary, 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.
Jo Stafford, jazz and popular vocalist, dies aged 90 of congestive heart failure in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Scalfa Orleans releases a new CD, Stonehenge - A Musical Experience.
Dirty Old Men, including Ellen Foley, play at Joe's Pub, New York City, USA.
Bill Fuller, a management and promotions entrepreneur, dies aged 91 in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA, after suffering a heart attack. Bill Fuller's stable of clients included Joe Loss, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, and he established the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, UK, as a top rock music venue.
The Black Crowes file a lawsuit against Gretchen Wilson for copyright violation, alleging that her song Work Hard, Play Harder copies the Crowes' song Jealous Again.
Bob Dylan plays at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jon Amor, Samantha Marais, I Said Yes, The Operation, The Julian Tulk Band, Beatbullyz and The Funkinsteins play in the 2008 Pewsey Music Festival at the Cooper's Arms, Pewsey.
Lady Gaga releases her debut album, The Fame, on Interscope Records in Canada.
Michael Jackson celebrates his 5Oth birthday with his family, Prince, Paris and Blanket, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Pechanga Resort And Casino, Temecula, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Cold War Kids play at The Geat American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
AC/DC play at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Northrop Auditorium, University of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on the night of the US Presidential election.
Bob Dylan plays at the John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
Tony Christie plays at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.
Red Octane launch a new game, Guitar Hero : On Tour, a portable game employing the same rhythm-based "play to the music" gameplay of the Guitar Hero console game, and including songs from Nirvana, OK Go, and No Doubt, enabling gamers to rock out to tunes by some of their own guitar heroes.
Keith Jarrett plays a solo concert of jazz improvisations on piano at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK. This is his first London solo show in eighteen years.
William Beckett plays at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Smokey Robinson plays at The Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Harry Connick Jr. plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dr Manhattan play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Willie Pickens Trio And Guests play the first of six nights at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.