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The Gibson Guitar Corporation of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, announces a strategic partnership with Onkyo Corporation, a worldwide leader in consumer audio. The partnership is intended to enhance Gibson's continued diversification into the music and audio lifestyle sectors of the business.
Scout Niblett plays at Franz Mehlhose, Erfurt, Germany, Europe.
Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, marries his fourth wife Laurie Durning, in front of just six guests at their home in Southampton, New York State, USA.
It is confirmed that influential Berkeley, California-based punk label Lookout Records has closed down.
Christina Perri plays at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.
Skrillex plays at Echoplex, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Maccabees play at The HMV Institute, Birmingham UK.
Falling In Reverse play at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA, with Oh, Sleeper.
The funeral of Whitney Houston is held in the presence of 1500 mourners at New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Musical tributes are provided by Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, BeBe Winans and CeCe Winans. Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, becomes angry at how he is being treated and leaves during the ceremony.
Roland Bautista, who played rhythm guitar for Earth Wind And Fire, Tom Waits, The Jackson 5, Ramsey Lewis, Randy Crawford and George Duke, dies of natural causes in the USA.
During a brief tour of the United States, Radiohead play at The Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Frank Marocco is dies aged 81 in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA, of complications following hip replacement surgery. In a long and acclaimed career he became one of the most-recorded accordionists in the world, finding success in jazz and film-music, as a player arranger and composer.
McFly begin their Keep Calm And Play Louder Tour with a show at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
Delta Spirit play at The Beachland Ballroom And Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
All The Young play at The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK.
Delta Spirit play at Fitzgerald's-Upstairs, Houston, Texas, USA.
Cher Lloyd plays at The Oasis, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
1960s pop idol Bobby Vee announces that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and consequently will withdraw from the music business.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Delta Spirit play at The Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
When Guns N'Roses play at The O2 Arena, London, UK, it is learned that frontman Axl Rose has banned fans attending the show from wearing t-shirts featuring the band's former guitarist Slash.
Stealing Sheep, Simian Ghost, Pale Seas, Married To The Sea, Jake Mattison and Pins play at The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of three nights at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On their Rock Of Ages Tour, Def Leppard play at The Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Poison and Lita Ford.
The View play at Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes, UK.
The Flaming Lips play at the Sherwood Festival, Padua, Italy, Europe.
When Madonna plays an 'intimate club show' at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, the show is streamed worldwide.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Pianist Myleene Klass treats passengers arriving into Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, with a live performance of the Vangelis song Chariots of Fire, as part of the London 2012 Olympic media barrage.
Orbital, Edward Sharpe, The Magnetic Zeros and others play in The Secret Garden Party at Mill Hill Field, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Japandroids play at Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Popular entertainer Max Bygraves, who enjoyed a stream of hits in Britain during the 1950s, dies, aged 89, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's home in Hope Island, Queensland, Australia.
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is arrested following an allegedly drunken altercation with a flight attendant during a Jet Blue flight from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, USA. Scantlin's arrest causes the flight to divert and make a landing in Austin, Texas. Scantlin will counter-claim that he was wrongfully arrested, and that police roughed him up in the process.
Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem and others play on the second day of The Riot Fest, Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play the first of two nights at Humphrey's, San Diego, California, USA.
The Dearloves, Eastern Hollows, Dead Stars and Memphibians play at The Mercury Lounge, New York City, USA.
Pete Townshend of The Who releases an autobiographical book, Who I Am, through Harper Collins in the USA.
The Zolas and Hey Ocean! play in The Great Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
We Are The Physics play at The Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, UK.
Bastille re-release their debut single, Flaws, on Virgin Records in the UK. The track was first released in 2011 through the independent label Young and Lost Club.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at The Triple Rock, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The results of a study by Kaplan International Colleges are published, showing that Bob Marley's music is the most popular choice for people learning English. This, allegedly, shows that Marley's music and lyrics assists the largest number of people who are studying to improve their language skills.
Michael Nesmith plays at Union Chapel, Islington, London, UK.
Evanescence play at the NIA, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Serafina Steer releases a new single, Night Before Mutiny, on Stolen Recordings in the UK. On the same night she plays at The Sebright Arms, London, UK.
Arlo Guthrie plays at The Sunoco Theater, Harrisburg,Pennsylvania, USA.
Little Angels play at The O2 Academy, Leeds, UK.
Selena Gomez visits Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA, with her family.
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