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The day before Michael Jackson's arraignment in a Californian court on child abuse charges, Jackson's attorney, Mark Geragos, announces that he has expanded his team by adding P.Diddy lawyer Benjamin Brafman.
Remember When by Alan Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Efterklang play at Punkt47, Naestved, Denmark, with Manual & Rumpistol.
Bob Copper, often regarded as England's most important traditional folk-singer, dies in Brighton, Sussex, UK.
George Patrick McJimsey dies unexpectedly of a heart attack in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Nicknamed 'Bear' because of his size and bushy beard, he toured as a singer and guitarist with acts including Canned Heat, Leon Russell, Freddy King and Spyro Gyra.
CKY begin recording their third album, An Answer Can Be Found, at 4th Street recording, Santa Monica, California, USA.
It is announced that the British hit album Twentysomething by Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum is now also high in the charts in Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Austria.
Scotty Moore, the original guitarist for Elvis Presley, plays at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Europe.
On his A Reality Tour, David Bowie's concert at The James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida, USA, is cancelled after lighting technician Walter "Wally Gator" Thomas falls to his death prior to Bowie going onstage.
Massive Attack, Andy Fletcher (of Depeche Mode), Fc Kahuna, Human League, Rinocerose, Herbaliser and Junior Sanchez play in the Santiago Urban Electronic Festival in Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Innovative rock guitarist Robert Quine dies aged 61 in New York City, USA. Depressed by the death of his wife, Alice, he deliberately takes an overdose of heroin at his New York City apartment. Quine worked with Richard Hell, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Tom Waits and many others.
Jazz piano star Jamie Cullum appears live on US tv's The Today Show.
James F. 'Jimmy' Arnold, lead tenor vocalist with The Four Lads, dies aged 72 of lung cancer, in Sacramento, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland.
On his A Reality Tour, when David Bowie plays at The T-mobile Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe, it is noticed that he seems unwell.
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This Parade play at The Venue, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
More than 1,250 radio stations across the United States celebrate one of rock'n'roll's defining moments by simultaneously playing That's All Right, which had been recorded exactly fifty years earlier by Elvis Presley. The song was written by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup.
A lengthy investigation by The California Department of Corrections results in the sacking of four state parole agents who had been moonlighting as security guards for rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Lionel Richie, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Nelly Furtado and The Corrs play in The Prince's Trust concert in Hyde Park, London, UK.
Legendary jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet dies in New York City, USA, aged 81.
Bill Brown, a former guitarist with a leter line-up of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, dies in Springfield, Missouri.
Jazz and r'n'b saxophonist Noble Watts dies aged 78 from a combination of pneumonia and emphysema, in DeLand, Florida, USA. Under the name Noble 'Thin Man' Watts, he played in the house band at The Apollo, Harlem, new York City, and worked with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra. As a solo performer he released a series of singles on Baton Records, including the instrumental hits Hard Times [The Slop] in 1957 and Jookin' in 1961.
Izora Armstead, one half of disco-pop duo The Weather Girls, best-known for their club hit It's Raining Men, dies aged 62 of heart failure at a hospital in San Leandro, California, USA.
LeAnn Rimes plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Ozzy Osbourne appears, with his mouth gagged, in an advertisement for a British television charity event, Children In Need. His wife Sharon promises viewers that Ozzy will raise funds by abstaining from swearing for twenty four hours.
The LP (What's The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis is awarded a UK 14x platinum disc by the BPI.
U.S. District Judge Robert Takasugi rules that the FBI must turn over the remaining secret files on The Beatles' member John Lennon to a professor who has waged a more than twenty-year legal battle to get the documents. Takasugi rejected US government arguments that releasing the last ten pages would pose a national security risk because a foreign government secretly provided the information.
Brandon Boyd of Incubus is arrested at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA, when security officials find a switchblade knife in his luggage. He is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, then allowed to continue on to play a gig in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
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Courtney Love is guest DJ on Indie 103.1 Radio in Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the tracks she plays are The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve.
Razorlight play at Carling Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Park West in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Park West in Chicago, Illinois.
The Moody Blues play at Carling Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
Music trade bible Billboard in the USA announces that porn movie star, and heiress to the Hilton family millions, Paris Hilton has signed a worldwide album deal with Warner Bros.
The Scissor Sisters play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Elton John releases a new album, Peachtree Road, on Mercury Records worldwide.
Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most eccentric personalities in hip-hop, dies after collapsing from an overdose of cocaine and tramadol at the band's studios on West 34th Street, in New York City, USA.
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Jhonn Balance, founder and frontman of experimental rock band Coil, dies after a fall from a second-floor landing at his home in London, UK.
Eminem releases his new album Encore, in the UK on Interscope Records.
Pixies play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Los Lonely Boys and Marc Broussard play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elton John, Keane, Interpol, Bloc Party and Ray Lamontagne perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Busted release a new single, She Wants To Be Me, on Island Records in the UK.
Robbie Williams releases a new single, Misunderstood, in the UK on Chrysalis Records.
American Hi-Fi play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lindsay Lohan releases a new single, Over, on Casablanca/Universal Records in the USA.
Dick Heckstall-Smith, saxophonist for Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Graham Bond Organisation and Colosseum, dies aged 70.
Roger Daltrey, vocalist of The Who, is a awarded a CBE in the Queen’s honours list.
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