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Roy Ayers Ubiquity, led by virtuoso vibraphonist Roy Ayers, plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
The album Back To Bedlam by Tidworth-born James Blunt is certified as a Gold Disc in the USA.
Josh Turner releases a new album, Your Man, on MCA Records in the USA.
Michael Jackson is in Hamburg, Germany, with his children, staying for a few days at the home of Sony/BMG executive Wolfgang Schleiter.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the second of four days rehearsing at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State.
Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt team up for todays episode of CMT Crossroads on tv in the USA.
Scott Stapp, the former frontman of Creed who became married yesterday, is arrested for alleged drunkenness in Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California.
Richie Havens plays the first of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
James Blunt plays at The Pavilion, Plymouth, England, UK, Europe.
The pre-eminent Chicago blues bassist of the postwar era, Willie Kent dies of cancer, aged 70, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hot Chip play at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, USA with Stereolab.
Hot Chip play at Making Time, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The funeral of Jesse Taylor is held at Resthaven Abbey Chapel, Lubbock, Texas, USA. Taylor first became internationally famous as country rocker Joe Ely's blistering lead guitar player, and also forged a successful blues-oriented solo career.
Dr Eugene Landy, controversial therapist and business adviser to Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, dies of pneumonia while also suffering from lung cancer, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
On their first American tour, Arctic Monkeys play at Webster hall, New York City, USA.
Korn play at The Colisee, Lewiston, Maine, USA
Swedish duo Totta And Wiehe release the album Dylan, comprising their cover versions of fourteen Bob Dylan songs sung in Swedish.
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.
Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, is awarded triple-platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Swiss country-music singer John Brack, known to his fans as 'Mr. Swiss Country', dies aged 56 from cancer.
The Black Keys release a new EP, Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough, on Fat Possum Records in the USA.
Paul Caruso, drummer of Boston-based power pop band The Atlantics, and engineer on two Aerosmith albums, collapses and dies at his home in Kingston, Massachusetts, USA, aged 50.
Katzenjammer play at Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The three-day long 2006 International Bob Dylan Congress comes to an end in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists participating include Jewels And Binoculars, FSK and Wiglaf Droste.
Etta James releases a new album, All The Way, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Hot Chip play at The Academy 2, Birmingham, UK.
The Dixie Chicks appear on the cover of Time magazine, largely because their openly-stated left-leaning political sentiments are considered to be at odds with the prevailing right-wing ethics of country music.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Innovative guitarist Robert Fripp, founder of King Crimson, records a live album at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
50 Cent, Young Buck, DJ Whoo Kid and Olivia, all from the G-Unit label, play in the City Stadium, Nesebar, Bulgaria.
Kenny Chesney sets a new record for a country music concert when his gig at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, grosses $4m. Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Big And Rich and Carrie Underwood also played at the same concert.
Country-rock singer and songwriter Eric Church releases his debut album, Sinners Like Me, in the USA.
Country singer Mindy McCready testifies in court that she believes police officers who recently pulled her over did it to "give her a hard time" — not because they thought she was driving under the influence. She is in court on charges of DUI and driving on a suspended license.
The Rex acoustic guitar on which Paul McCartney of The Beatles learned his first chords is sold for
Arctic Monkeys release their third single, Leave Before The Lights Come On, on Domino Records in the UK.
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.
Bob Dylan releases his 32nd studio album, Modern Times, in the USA on Columbia Records. It goes on to become his first US No1 album since Desire in 1976.
The first day of the first Osheaga Festival takes place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with Sonic Youth, The Magic Numbers, World Party, The Stills, Malajube, K-os and Amon Tobin.
The Great Performers of Illinois series of concerts begins in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with a Folk And Alternative Country day featuring The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Robbie Fulks, Suzy Bogguss and others.
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.
Tool play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A Green Plaque is unveiled at 59 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, to commemorate the location of the 2is coffee bar, the legendary venue that witnessed the birth and rise of the first wave of British rock'n'roll.
Kasabian and Mew play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Record producer George 'Shadow' Morton, who worked with The Shangri-Las, Janis Ian, Vanilla Fudge and Iron Butterfly, is inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Tidworth-born James Blunt plays at the Theatre In The Clouds at the Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon.
A 1968 Fender Stratocaster guitar with a sunburst design, once owned by Jimi Hendrix, is sold at a Christie's auction in New York City, USA, for $168,000.
In the early hours of the morning, former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested by Patrolman Andrew Mija on a charge of driving while intoxicated in Whitehall, New York State, USA. The musician fails sobriety tests and is found to be carrying Xanax, Percocet, and Hydrocodone.