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Michael Jackson's lawyer Mark Geragos announces that he is pleased that the authorities intend to investigate Jackson's claim that he was man-handled while in police custody following his arrest in November.
Cornelius Bumpus, best-known as the saxophonist for The Doobie Brothers, Moby Grape and others, dies aged 58, of a heart attack while on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles, California, USA..
Remember When by Alan Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Dream Theater play at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Randy Rhoads, best-known as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, is inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shane MacGowan, former frontman of The Pogues, is attacked by two men in the Joiner's Arms pub, central London, England, UK, Europe. MacGowan is kicked, punched and hit with a metal bar, suffering a fractured cheekbone.
The great jazz and pop guitarist Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer, aged 81, in San Diego, California, USA. Kessel's guitar was heard on records by artists as diverse as Ella Fitzgerald, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
Vince Gill sings When Love Finds You during the ceremony when Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts' marries Allison Alderson in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Guests include fellow band members Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney, plus comedian Cledus T. Judd.
Britney Spears injures her knee during a video shoot for the song Outrageous. As a result, the remainder of the dates on her Onyx Hotel tour will be cancelled.
Bob Dylan is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland.
James Blunt plays in the New Tent at Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
Country music star Glen Campbell begins serving ten nights in jail for a November 2003 drink-driving, hit-and-run collision. The 68 year old entertainer also got 75 hours of community service, two years on probation and a $900 fine.
Monkton Farleigh resident Midge Ure opens the new gardens and play equipment as a special guest during the annual open day at Broughton Gifford pre-school.
This Parade play at The Venue, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Singer and songwriter Syreeta Wright dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California.
James Lowe and Mark Tulin of 60s psychedelic band The Electric Prunes, sue their former label and publishing company for over $1m in unpaid royalties.
Something of a rarity, black singing cowboy Herb Jeffries receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western States Black Research and Educational Center (WSBREC), at the Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California. Jeffries enjoyed a long and acclaimed caeer as an entertainer, actor and star of African American western films.
Athlete play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK, supported by Hot Chip and Oversol.
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On the Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays a second night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Jimmy Page, of Led Zeppelin fame, inaugurates the UK Walk Of Fame in Piccadilly Circus, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Backstreet Boys play a reunion gig for Hurricane Relief, at The House of Blues, Orlando, Florida, USA.
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Bruce Hornsby plays in The Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The LP (What's The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis is awarded a UK 14x platinum disc by the BPI.
The Backstreet Boys play in Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai, Asia.
Marty Wilde And The Wildcats play on the third night of the 10th Annual Eddie Cochran Festival in Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Contemporary Flamenco guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela release the album Live – Manchester And Dublin, in the UK on Rubyworks Records.
Scott Muni, much-loved New York radio deejay who had been broadcasting for more than fifty years, dies in New York City, USA.
R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and Bright Eyes play a concert in support of US Presidential candidate John Kerry at Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Jazz star Jamie Cullum performs on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live show in the USA.
It is announced that country star Loretta Lynn has begun a legal fight to have the copyrights to many of her biggest songs returned to her. She had signed the rights away in 1966 to Sure Fire Music.
The Wonder Stuff play at Carling Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
The Scissor Sisters play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Ashlee Simpson is distraught when the accidental transmission of her pre-recorded vocal during a supposedly live appearance on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA makes it obvious that she isn’t live at all. She quits the stage, leaving her band to finish the song without her.
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Incubus play at The Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York State, USA.
During a gig at The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, California, USA, The Tubes' front man, Fee Waybill, is bitten by a number of Mouse Ear bats, and has to spend the next week in Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, undergoing blood tests and anti-rabies injections.
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The Czars play at The Glee Club, Birmingham, England, UK.
Rapper Fabolous releases his third studio album, Real Talk on Desert Storm/Atlantic Records in the USA.
Lostprophets play at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
When The Vibe Awards are held in Santa Monica, California, USA, a fight breaks out involving rappers Young Buck and Dr Dre.
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Lostprophets play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK.
During the stalking trial of former Navy SEAL Ambrose Kappos, in Manhattan, New York City, USA, Sheryl Crow tells the court that she had been afraid of him.
Geri Halliwell releases a new single, Ride It, in the UK on Virgin Records.
Ozzy Osbourne offers a £100,000 reward for the return of £2m worth of jewellery stolen yesterday from his Buckinghamshire, UK, mansion.
The Darkness play at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, UK.
EMI Records staff producer and songwriter Norman Newell dies in Angmering-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK, after suffering a series of strokes. At his best with MOR artists, Newell produced hits with Shirley Bassey, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland, and wrote lyrics for several standards including Portrait of My Love, Sailor and More.
Elton John plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
The Damned play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Four Foot Fingers.
Midge Ure oversees the recording of a new version of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas at Abbey Road studios, London, featuring artists including Coldplay, Keane, Robbie Williams and The Darkness. The song will be released under the name Band Aid 20.
Two men are shot outside a party being thrown by rapper Ja Rule at the LQ Club in New York City, USA.