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Fashion designer Joseph Mbeh submits an application to trademark the phrase 'Blue Ivy Carter NYC', based on the name of the baby recently born to Beyonce and Jay-Z. The application is denied by the United States Trademark Office, on the grounds that the name belongs to the famous infant. Within a month, to protect the name, Beyonce's company BGK Trademark Holdings will apply for the trademark.
Songwriter, arranger and conductor David Whitaker dies aged 81. Whitaker was acclaimed as a songwriter and arranger in London's Denmark Street [aka Tin Pan Alley] in the 1960s, working with Marianne Faithfull, Nico, Vashti Bunyan, Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, Serge Gainsbourg, Air, Simply Red, The Eurythmics and others. His best-known piece of music, however, is a string arrangement written for The Andrew Oldham Orchestra's cover version of The Last Time by The Rolling Stones. Whitaker's arrangement was later sampled and became the hook for The Verve's 1998 hit Bittersweet Symphony.
Yoko Ono speaks during a press conference in New Delhi, India, at an art show which pays homage to Indian women. The show also includes an archive of her music, movies and other work with her late husband, John Lennon.
Damien Rice plays at Seoul Olympic Hall, Seoul, South Korea.
The Lemonheads play at the Knitting Factory, New York City, USA.
At the Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fame announces that he will be hosting a new late-night radio show with Kerri Kasem on Los Angeles' 98.7 FM.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play the second of two nights at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury Festival, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Festival Awards Europe ceremony in Groningen, The Netherlands, Europe.
Ani DiFranco plays at The Union Chapel, London, UK.
It is reported that UK chart-topping pop vocalist Cher Lloyd has become engaged to her boyfriend Craig Monk.
Gregg Allman plays at The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Steel Panther play at The Showbox SoDo, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Fleet Foxes play at The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Australia.
David Guetta plays at Hangar - Centro de Convencoes And Feiras da Amazonia, Belem, Brazil, South America.
Sparks play at Shibuya O-West, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Eddie Van Halen donates 75 electric guitars from his personal collection to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization which supports music education in public schools in the USA. Van Halen specifies that the Foundation should distribute the guitars to music programs in public schools throughout the Los Angeles area where there are not enough instruments to meet the demand of students.
Jazz bassist Chuck Metcalf dies aged 81, after a long battle with neuroendocrine cancer, USA. In an acclaimed career, Metcalf played with Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Buddy Catlett, Ray Charles, Anita O'Day, Joe Venuti, Dexter Gordon and many others.
It is announced that injuries to the foot of vocalist Anthony Kiedis have caused The Red Hot Chili Peppers to postpone all of the dates on their upcoming tour of the USA.
It is reported that Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees has flown a team of alternative health care specialists from Switzerland to be with him at his home in the UK as he battles liver cancer.
The Velvet Underground files a lawsuit in the US District Court, Manhattan, New York City, USA, against the Andy Warhol Foundation claiming that the foundation should not have licensed the design for use on iPhone and iPad products because it is publicly recognised as 'a symbol of The Velvet Underground'.