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A woman in Northam, near Perth, Western Australia, Oceania, stabs her husband repeatedly with a pair of scissors for driving her to distraction by repeatedly playing Burning Love by Elvis Presley.
Smooth soul and jazz crooner Lou Rawls dies aged 72 of lung and brain cancer, in Los Angeles, California.
The Arctic Monkeys release their second single, When The Sun Goes Down, on Domino Records in the UK. It will provide them with their second UK No1 hit.
Courtney Pine plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
The Darkness play the second of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
It is announced that Michael Jackson, currently living in Bahrain, has decided to close his house on the Neverland Ranch in California, and has laid off several employees. The Ranch itself, however, will remain open.
Pioneering rock guitarist Link Wray is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The First Americans in the Arts.
On their first American tour, Arctic Monkeys play at Webster hall, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan kicks off a string of North American dates with a gig at the Reno Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Modern electric blues guitarist Buddy Blue, best-known as a member of The Beat Farmers dies aged 48, of a herat attack, in La Mesa, California, USA.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Malaysia. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The sixth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, comes to an end in Providence, Rhode Island. Artists appearing today, the last of the festival's three nights, include Bridget St John, Kitchen Cynics, Jack Rose, Charalambides and Ghost.
Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard release a new album, Deep River, which includes their cover version of Bob Dylan's song Make You Feel My Love.
Hot Chip play at The Cockpit, Leeds, UK.
Having been picked up from Viking Legacy Records by Sony Music, Sandi Thom's debut single, I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker [With Flowers in My Hair], is re-released in the UK.
Imogen Heap plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
James Blunt scoops two honours, Most Performed Work and International Hit Of The Year, for his song You're Beautiful, at the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards in London, UK. (2006)

The full list of 2006 Ivor Novello winners is as below :

Best Song Musically And Lyrically: KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See

Most Performed Work: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Television Soundtrack: Rob Lane - Elizabeth I

Outstanding Song Collection: New Order

Best Selling UK Single: Shayne Ward - That's My Goal

Best Album: The Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

The Ivors Classical Music Award: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

International Hit of The Year: James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Best Original Film Score: Evil

Best Contemporary Song: Athlete - Wires

International Achievement: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

Songwriters of the Year: Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz)

PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Ray Davies

The Academy Fellowship: Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb (Posthumous), Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees).
Billy Bragg plays at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Seth Lakeman.
The Dragonfly Ball at The Town Gardens Bowl in Swindon Old Town, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, features local bands Belarus, Captain Mandate, Buswsell and Beatbullyz, plus several Swindon DJs, including Elwyn Lloyd and Baila.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival, a two-day event, begins at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, with Bill Cosby as master of ceremonies. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Elvis Costello, Jamie Cullum, Branford Marsalis, Allen Toussaint and Ozomatli.
Sir Paul McCartney, co-composer with John Lennon of The Beatles' song When I'm 64, turns 64.
When Tim McGraw and Faith Hill play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, they are unexpectedly joined by Tony Bennett for a rendition of the Hank Williams classic Cold, Cold Heart.
Tidworth-born James Blunt plays the first of two nights at Westerpark, Amsterdam, Holland.
Michael Jackson's "erratic" phone messages, sent to his former business associate F. Marc Schaffel, are played for jurors in Santa Monica, California, during Schaffel's $4.2-million civil lawsuit against the beleagured superstar, seeking unpaid royalties and other monies.
Eric Clapton plays in the Town Square, Lucca, Italy, Europe, during the Lucca Festival.
In the Court Of Appeal of the State Of California, San Francisco band Moby Grape win a long-running legal battle to secure the right to use the band's name from their former manager Matthew Katz.
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pharoah Sanders plays the first of two nights at the Jazz Caf
Tom Petty releases his third solo LP, Highway Companion, on American Recordings in the USA.
A three-day long Academic Conference focussing on Bob Dylan's Lrical Works begins at Dartmouth College, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Zero 7, Femi Kuti, Novelle Vague, Breakestra, Koop and Snowboy play in the Jazz Cafe Picnic, at Marble Hill, Twickenham, London, UK.
A jazz-oriented tribute album entitled Trouble : The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan is released in the USA on Tzadik Records.
Michael Jackson's children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, throw a surprise birthday party for Michael at Luggala Castle, County Wicklow, Ireland, where they have been staying for the past few weeks.
The second day of the first Osheaga Festival takes place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals, Islands, Wolf Parade, G. Love And Special Sauce and Damian Marley.
The Parodies, Freshly Made For You, Last Night's Hero and Jon Dart play in the Battle Of The Bands at the High Street Club, Wootton Bassett.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. His former Pink Floyd colleague Nick Mason joins him as a guest for the show.
Paris Motel and Piney Gir play in the Oxfam fundraiser, Oxjam, at The Apartment, Swindon, Witlshire, UK.
Fraser's Autograph Gallery announces that Sir Paul McCartney's signature has become the world's most expensive celebrity autograph. Having been valued at £125 in 1997, it now attracts a considerably higher price tag of £1,250.
A Bob Dylan tribute is held at a concert in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA. Artists taking part include Patti Smith, Allan Toussaint, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bob Mould, Jill Sobule with Cyndi Lauper, Jay Farrar, Roseanne Cash, Al Kooper And The Funky Faculty, Phil Lesh and Friends, Joan Osborne, Ryan Adams And The Cardinals and Natalie Merchant/Phillip Glass. The CD, The Music of Bob Dylan: A Benefit For Music For Youth, is recorded at the event.
Eric Clapton And His Band play at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Wilco play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.