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Rap mogul Suge Knight
's Death Row Records
is sold at auction to entertainment development company WIDEawake Entertainment Group, Inc. for $18m (
plays in a fund-raising concert at the Town Hall, New York City, aimed at helping to reduce defeated US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's $6.4m campaign debt.
The Mighty Duke
dies of myelofibrosis in Saint Clair, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean.
Otis Ferry , the son of rock singer Bryan Ferry
is freed on bail after his trial at Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucester, UK. Ferry Jr was arrested in September 2008 when his robbery and assault case was halted amid allegations he had tried to discredit a witness during the proceedings.
, former keyboardist of 70s hit-making band Sweet Sensation, is found dead, aged 56, at his home in Longsight, Manchester, UK. Cause of death is said to be natural causes brought on by bronchopneumonia.
The EVH Wolfgang
, an allegedly unbreakable guitar designed by Eddie Van Halen
and named after his son, makes its public debut at the NAAM Show in Anaheim, California, USA.
Lover's rock vocalist Jean Adebambo
is found dead, aged 46
, in London, UK. She had found success during the 1980s in the lover's rock style of reggae music with hits including Reaching For A Goal, Hardships of Life and Pipe Dreams, and was about to re-start her career when she dies. [It is later concluded that she committed suicide.]