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Swedish singer Kleerup wins three awards - Best Newcomer, Best Composer and Best Producer - at Sweden's annual Grammis Gala.
Pressure group The Parents Television Council
cautions parents and radio stations in the USA about the double-entendre in the new Britney Spears
single If You Seek Amy, which sounds like "F**k Me" when sung. The PTC believes that the song would violate the broadcast indecency law if aired between the hours of 6a.m. and 10p.m.
American singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb marries Roey Hershkovitz in a traditional Jewish ceremony in front of 275 guests at a restaurant in Manhattan, New York City.
and Judy Collins
are are honoured with lifetime achievement awards at BBC Radio 2's annual folk music awards in London, UK.
It is reported that Reflex Muzic, the management firm behind British reggae group UB40
has been declared bankrupt following the decline in the band's success.
Jackie Greene plays at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
play a 'secret' gig at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, Massachusetts, as part of the promotion for their new album, No Line On The Horizon.
Shay O'Hara, former vocalist of Irish showband The Royal Blues
, dies following a brief illness in Sydney, Australia, Oceania
At the end of his second trial on the same charge, record producer Phil Spector
is found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson.
drops into S.O.B.'s
in New York City, USA, to watch a performance by rapper Drake
, formerly an actor best known for his role in the tv series Degrassi
When Britney Spears
plays at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, UK, she angers the crowd
by shouting out, "What's up, London?" when she hits the stage.
On her I Am tour
plays at the 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Within hours of the news of his death, Michael Jackson
's albums occupy the Top 15 places on online retailer Amazon.com Inc's best-selling albums.
takes the stage at the end of the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, to thank fans for their support since the untimely death of her brother, Michael Jackson
Fourteen people are arrested when fighting breaks out in the crowd at an Oasis
gig in Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, UK.
, co-composer with 60s hitmaker Lou Christie
of hundreds of songs, dies aged 87 in a nursing home in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Sir Paul McCartney
plays his only Canadian date of the year when he appears at Halifax Commons Park Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Gibson Custom announce the launch of the Billy Gibbons Pearly Gates Limited Edition Les Paul
Standard guitar. The guitar is a replica of ZZ Top
axeman Billy Gibbons' favorite instrument, his beloved Pearly Gates - a rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul
Standard which has appeared on every track of every ZZ Top
album to date.
plays in Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel Woods, New York State, USA.
enjoy a night out in each other's company at the Vendome nightclub in London, UK, where they run up a bar tab of £7,000, consisting largely of Dom Perignon champagne and vodka.
Country star Gary Allan testifies in court in Gallatin, Tennessee, USA, in a case involving 47-year-old Nashville resident Katherine Walker who has been accused of stalking Allen.
plays in Heritage Park Amphitheatre, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA.
In a letter to a friend, imprisoned record producer Phil Spector
complains about being in a prison (The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran), which houses "gangsters and Manson types". Spector also says he is eating in his cell to avoid exposure to dangerous inmates, and that he is trying to get moved to "a better prison."
's 26th album, Twang
, goes straight to No1 in the USA on both the Billboard
200 and the Top Country Albums charts, on sales of 155,000 copies.
On her I Am tour
plays the second of two nights at Acer Arena, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Stan Tracey Quartet releases a new album, Senior Moment, on Resteamed Records.
The divorce of Usher
and Tameka Foster
is finalised in Fulton County Court, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Foo Fighters
play a secret gig to an audience of just 300 people at Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
becomes the youngest artist ever to win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer Of The Year, and one of only six women to win the Country Music Association's highest honor.
The Psychedelic Furs
perform their 1981 breakthough album, Talk Talk Talk, in its entirety at a concert in the Academy 2, Manchester, UK.
After pleading guilty to drink-driving and careless driving following a concert in July, Wiltshire-based musician Pete Doherty
is fined £2,050 in Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucester, UK, and given an 18-month driving ban. Shortly after, he is arrested and charged with heroin possession
Trumpet virtuoso Maurice Brown plays the third of four nights at The Jazz Showcase
, Chicago, Illinois, USA.