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A pressure group called Black Information Link criticises the absence of black artists on the bill of the upcoming Live8 concert in London, England, UK, pointing out that Mariah Carey is the only performer from an ethnic minority. The concert is branded as being ‘hideously white’.
ZZ Top begin their Whack Attack tour with a show at Jackson Rancheria Casino And Hotel, Jackson, California, USA.
The Dears, supported by The Shout Out Louds, play at The Bottleneck, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Donovan plays at King George's Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK.
In court in Santa Maria, California, USA, during the closing days of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen describes the beleaguered superstar as 'a scheming serial paedophile with a drinking problem who should finally be held responsible for sexually abusing young boys.'
B.B. King plays in The B.B.King nightclub in Times Square, New York City, USA.
The Texas State Bluegrass Festival begins at Brownwood Coliseum, Brownwood, Texas, USA. Acts appearing over the next three days will include Crossties, Liberty Bluegrass, Whitehouse Harmony, Overdrive, Lonesome Whistle, Homestead Pickers, Southern Spice, Triple "L" Band, The Bluegrass Solution, and The Larry Gillis Band.
The Alabama 3 play at The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, England, UK.
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson files a lawsuit in the District Court, Fort Myers, Florida, USA, against the Ritz-Carlton hotel, its security director and three sheriff's deputies. The lawsuit stems from a New Year's altercation between Lifeson, his son and Collier County Florida sheriff's deputies at the Ritz-Carlton. 
The album The Emancipation OF Mimi by Mariah Carey is awarded double platinum status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Penguin Books announces that it has a contract with Paul McCartney to publish a children's book which he is writing. Scheduled for publication in October, the book is called High In The Clouds – An Urban Fairy Tale.
Beck plays at Carling Apollo, Hammersmith, London, England, UK.
The album Chuck by Sum 41 is awarded gold status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK.
George Clinton wins a court case in which he was seeking rights to the master recordings of four Funkadelic albums - Hardcore Jollies, One Nation Under A Groove, Uncle Jam Wants You and The Electric Spanking of War Barbie.
The fifth instalment of Madonna's series of children's books, Lotsa de Casha, is published by Callaway/Puffin in the USA.
Mark Knopfler plays the fourth of five nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson and the Ethel String Quartet play at the Opera House, York, England, UK.
Brian McFadden plays at The Armadillo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Tori Amos plays at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK.
On their Live With Teeth tour, Nine Inch Nails play at The Sports Palace Dome, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.