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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.
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.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Norway. 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.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Austria. 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.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Bullfrog Blues Club, Portsmouth, UK.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in the Netherlands. 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.
Carrie Underwood reaches No1 in Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart in the USA with All-American Girl.
Axl Rose announces that Irving Azoff and Andy Gould are the new management team looking after his band Guns N' Roses.
Mercy by Duffy reaches No1 in the Dutch Top 40 singles chart.
It is announced that Madonna has applied for planning permission to build a swimming pool at Ashcombe House in Berwick-St-John, her £9m, eight-bedroomed, South Wiltshire, UK, home.
On their farewell tour, Waking The Witch play in the Conservative Club, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Jazz drummer Mike Gilman dies, aged 69, of a stroke while watching TV and preparing a meal in a microwave oven at his sheltered accommodation flat in Manchester, England, UK.
Rose Bruno Calderone, owner of the legendary Twin Coaches club in Rostraver, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, dies aged 93 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The club's motto, "Where the stars come to play", was very fitting because everyone who was anyone played the Twin Coaches - from Jimmy Durante to Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Robert Goulet and The Temptations.
Bob Dylan plays at Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at Palazzo delle Albere, Trento, Italy, Europe.
Benny Thurman, a founding member and bassist of 60s psychedelic pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, dies aged 65 in Austin's Seton Hospital, Austin, Texas, USA, from an undisclosed illness.
The seventh Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end at the Melwood Arts Center, in Louisville, Kentucky. Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's four nights, include Rob Sharples, Jack Rose and the Black Twig Pickers, Windy & Carl, Makoto Kawabata and Paik.
Faith Petric is among the artists appearing at a Family Concert at the SF Free Folk Festival, San Francisco, California, USA.
Cliff Hall, a founder member and singer of internationally-famed Liverpool folk group The Spinners, dies aged 82 of progressive heart failure, in Adelaide, Australia.
Bob Dylan plays at La Fuensanta, Cuenca, Spain.
Bob Dylan plays at Estadio Municipal Chapin, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Europe.
Singer Steven Page of Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies is arrested in Fayetteville, New York, on drugs charges relating to cocaine.
The Marlborough International Jazz Festival begins at various venues around Marlborough. Line up for today, the first of three days of the event, includes The Red Stripe Band, Steve "Big Man" Clayton and the 44's, The Tim Kliphuis Quartet, The Jive Aces, Ray Harris and The Fusion Experience, Sticky Wicett Little Big Band, The Wedding Band, Julie Felix, The Slaughterhouse Quartet, Baraka, The Bob Hall Trio, Built for Comfort, The Overtones and The Bullfrog Blues Band.
On his Glitter And Doom tour, Tom Waits plays the second of three nights at Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin, aged 80, plays his last-ever live concert in Hyeres' France, Europe.
Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp, plays at Ciudad Atarfe, Granada, Spain, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at the Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Following the recent banning of Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles from headlining the Moonfest Festival in Westbury, Wiltshire, UK, this year's event is cancelled by the organisers.
Metallica becomes the first band to play at the newly-opened O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Lindsey Buckingham releases his fifth solo LP, Gift Of Screws, on Reprise Records in the USA.
Tonight's episode of US tv series One Tree Hill is entitled Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly. as an hommage to the British band of that name.
Country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver is indicted on felony charges by a grand jury in McLennan County, Texas, USA. The indictment relates to a 2007 charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after Shaver had shot Billy Bryant Coker, in the face with a handgun, during a confrontation outside Papa Joe's Texas Saloon in Lorena.
Opal Courtney, Jr, tenor vocalist of 50s doo-wop hitmakers The Spaniels, dies aged 71 of a heart attack, at home in Gary, Indiana.
Wiltshire based duo Morales Watts play in the Carling Academy, Oxford, supporting Cara Dillon.
Florence And the Machine play at Bush Hall, London, UK, supported by The Big Pink.
AC/DC play at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is among the musicians playing as part of the Experience Hendix Tour 2008 to celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at La Crosse Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.
During the London Jazz Festival, Herbie Hancock plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Kanye West releases his fourth album, 808s And Heartbreak on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records.
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Drawn Blank, an exhibition of Bob Dylan's paintings, executed between 1989 and 1992, opens at The Lightbox, Woking, UK, where it runs into the New Year.
Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard suffers a heart attack from which he will die just over a month later, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sarah Brightman plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, Chicago, USA.
The Willie Pickens Trio And Guests play the third of six nights at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Henry Johnson's Organ Express with Greg Rockingham, Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman and David 'Fathead' Newman play the first of six nights at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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