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Daphne Oram, composer, electronic music pioneer and founder of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop, dies, aged 77, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is arrested in Berkeley, California, USA, for speeding while under the influence in his black BMW convertible.
Madonna's album Ray Of Light is certified as 6x platinum in the UK. Her hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, is certified as 12x platinum in the UK.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Sugarmill, Stoke, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at Exeter University, Exeter, England, UK.
Auction house Sotheby's files a lawsuit against Michael Jackson for non-payment on a purchase of two paintings. Sotheby's allege that Jackson's company, MJJ Productions, successfully bid $1.3m on two artworks by French painter William Adolphe Bouguereau at an October auction, but the bill remains unpaid.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Fleece And Firkin, Bristol, England, UK.
The controversial BBC tv documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Australia for the first time.
Feeder play at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Feeder play at The University Of Northumbria, Newcastle, England, UK.
Feeder play at The Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, UK.
Ministry play at The Astoria, London, England, UK, with Raging Speedhorn.
Millencolin play at The Astoria, London, England, UK.
Feeder play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK.
Millencolin play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Finch play at The University, Newcastle, England, UK.
Stone Sour play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
Finch play at The Astoria, Charing Cross, London, England, UK.
Efterklang play at ClubFryday, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, with Frederik Teige.
The Tennessee General Assembly issues a decree honouring country singer-songwriter Darryl Worley for his support of American troops. The resolution specifically hails his post-9/11 composition Have You Forgotten?
The 48th Eurovision Song Contest is held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia, Europe. The winner is Open Your Heart by the Icelandic singer Birgitta Haukdal.
The 1968 album Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison is certified triple platinum by the RIAA in the USA for having sold over three million units.
Jamie Cullum plays at Kitsch Lounge Riot in The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
Biffy Clyro release their second album, The Vertigo Of Bliss, on Beggars Banquet Records in the UK.
Bon Jovi play at Hyde Park, London, England, UK.
The four-day long Larmer Tree Festival, held near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, begins. Acts appearing over the weekend include Van Morrison, Jools Holland And His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, The Oysterband, Shooglenifty, Ron Sexsmith, Black Umfolosi and Laura Veirs.
In an interview on BBC Radio 1, Robbie Williams blames his recent bout of depression on abuse of the drug ecstasy.
Brother play at Gunther-Murphy's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan and The Band's 1974 album Planet Waves is reissued as a hybrid SACD by Columbia Records in Canada and Europe.
Wilco play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kings Of Leon play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liverpool band Shack play at The Cockpit, Leeds, England, UK.
R.E.M. play the first of two nights at Liberty Park, New York City, USA.
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett plays the second of two nights at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
R.E.M. play at the MCI Center, Washington, D.C., USA.
Tom Paxton plays at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
Lindisfarne play at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
While in London, UK, to promote their new compilation album, In Time, R.E.M. play a ten-song show to just 250 people at the tiny Bush Hall.
Bruce Cockburn plays at The Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Steve O'Rourke, who managed the Pink Floyd from 1968, dies following a stroke in Miami, Florida, USA.
Jamie Cullum enters the UK albums chart for the first time with his second album, Twentysomething, which will become the fastest-selling jazz album in British chart history, peaking at No5 during a nine-week run.
Rickie Lee Jones plays a live acoustic set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW Radio, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Michael Kamen, the composer, conductor and orchestral arranger who worked with many rock acts including Pink Floyd, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Queen, David Bowie, dies aged 55 of a heart attack in London, England, UK, Europe. He had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997. Kamen was also a founding member of the innovative classical crossover band the New York Rock And Roll Ensemble in the late 1960s.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
The Nation Of Islam issues a statement denying that it has taken over any of Michael Jackson's business affairs, or that it is taking a central role in his defence strategy over recent child molestation charges.
The Strokes play at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supported by Kings Of Leon.