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The African Soul Rebels begin a UK tour in Basingstoke.
B.B. King Day is declared in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, to honour the great blues guitarist.
Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own by U2 enters the Official UK singles chart at No1.
A date, September 16, 2005, is set for the start of the trial of reclusive record producer Phil Spector in connection with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, at Spector’s California, USA, home.
The Killers play at Carling Academy, London, England, UK.
The Bees play at Rock City, Nottingham, UK, supported by Black Bud.
The Streets play the second of two nights at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
The British Phonographic Organisation (BPI) announces that, in ongoing efforts to produce more accurate music sales charts, a combined physical and digitally downloaded singles chart will be published for the first time, on April 17th.
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Nile play at the Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, UK.
Judas Priest, supported by The Scorpions, play at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Michael Jackson arrives forty minutes late at his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA, claiming that back pain has delayed him.
Paula Abdul pleads no contest to a misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run driving. She is placed on probation and ordered to pay a $900 fine.
It is reported that EMI Records is making plans to counter the backlash threatening the career of R'n'B vocalist Jamelia, who was recently seen hanging out at the BRIT Awards with the Birmingham-based Burger Bar Boys gang. She also made gestures as if shooting a gun, and called out ‘Big up to the Blood Brothers’ – a reference to a gang which includes her two brothers, one of whom was recently jailed for murder.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the last of five non-consecutive nights at The Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Selena VIVE!, a tribute concert to murdered Tex-Mex singer Selena, is held at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA. The event, which attracted 65,000 fans, features famous artists including Gloria Estefan, Thalia and Ana Gabriel performing Selena's songs. It is broadcast live, and becomes the highest-rated Spanish-language program in tv history in the USA.
The Delgados, from Glasgow, Scotland, announce that they are to disband, largely because bass player Stewart Henderson recently told the band that he did not wish to make another album, and they did not want to continue without him.
Alexisonfire, Rise Against and The Fullblast play at Doris Knight Hall, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Lou Reed plays at Casa De Musica, Oporto, Spain, Europe.
On their Hot Fuss tour, The Killers play at The Joint at The Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Garbage play at The Kool Haus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Oasis play at The Astoria Theatre, London, England, UK.
TV soap actress and singer Tammin Sursok releases her debut album Whatever Will Be in Australia.
Glen Hansard plays at Martyr's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Terri Clark plays at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA.
The album Chuck by Sum 41 is awarded gold status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Playhouse, Weston Super Mare, UK.
Billy Ray Cyrus plays at The Paramount Arts Center, Ashland, Kentucky, USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The NIA, Birmingham, England, UK.
Merle Haggard plays at The Jackson Rancheria, Jackson, California, USA.
It is reported that crime figures at this year's Glastonbury Festival were the lowest on record, with a drop of 29% on the previous year.
In a move widely seen as being sparked by Bob Geldof's Live8 initiative, The Canadian House Of Commons calls for a rise in foreign aid levels.
Reel Big Fish play at The Theater Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tokio Hotel shoot their first music video, Durch Den Monsun, on Neustaedter See, a small lake near the River Elbe, in Heideweg, Magdeburg, Germany, Europe.
Super Furry Animals play at Somerset House, Temple, London, England, UK.
Air Supply, having been stranded overnight in Cuba by Hurricane Dennis, fly out to Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois, supported by the Black Crowes.
Matt Sage plays at The Buddhafield Festival, Somerset, England, UK.
U2 play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe, supported by Keane and The Zutons.
Supergrass release a new single, St Petersburg, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Destiny's Child play at Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
No Use For A Name play at The Garage, Highbury Corner, London, England, UK.
Tom T. Hall plays the last of three concerts as artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The theme for the evening is bluegrass.
Zodiac Mindwarp plays at Underworld, Camden, London, England, UK, supported by McQueen.
The Grates play at The Scala, London, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones play at Fenway Park Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Black Eyed Peas.
Arcade Fire play at The O2 Academy, Liverpool, England, UK.
Korn play at CocaCola Live, Civitavecchia, Italy, Europe.
David Gray releases his seventh album, Life In Slow Motion, on Atlantic Records in the UK.
The Black Keys release the album The Black Keys Live, in the USA on Fat Possum Records. It was recorded at at The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, on March 18.
Sister Hazel play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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