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play at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Joan Jett.
Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer release the album Melody of Rhythm
in the UK.
It is announced that Tom Jones
has signed his first ever songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing
, who will now represent the singer's compositions worldwide.
, somewhat scantily-clad, surprises onlookers at New York City, USA, strip joint HeadQuarters by performing a lap dance for boyfriend Matt Williams.
releases his seventh studio album, Recovery
, in the UK and the USA.
During a two-hour-long telethon in the USA to raise funds for the Gulf Of Mexico in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill, Sting performs his song Fragile
, and dedicates it to: 'All the people in the Gulf who have lost their livelihoods, and all the animals and birds, and to remember our ecology is very fragile.' Manning the phones are celebrities including Ke$ha, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy
, Randy Jackson, Nicole Richie and Kathy Griffin.
, creator of bizarre and much-loved pop parody character Frank Sidebottom, dies aged 54
after collapsing at his home in Hale, Greater Manchester, England, UK, where he was recovering from surgery for a chest tumour.
, formerly known as Cat Stevens
, plays the first of two nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania
Legendary folk musician Pete Seeger
receives the 2010 WhyHunger Chapin Award at the WhyHunger 35th anniversary
celebration in Gotham Hall, New York City, USA. Songwriting duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson receive the ASCAP
-Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award.