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Bryan Harvey, guitarist of House Of Freaks, is found murdered along with his wife Kathryn, and daughters Stella and Ruby, in their home in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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.
Tidworth-born James Blunt plays at Mill Street, Cork.
Smooth soul and jazz crooner Lou Rawls dies aged 72 of lung and brain cancer, in Los Angeles, California.
The body of Alex St Claire, guitarist-founder of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, is discovered at his apartment. The circumstances of his death are unclear.
Tidworth-born James Blunt plays the second of two nights at The Point, Dublin.
The album Back To Bedlam by Tidworth-born James Blunt is certified as a Gold Disc in the USA.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah release their debut album Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, on Wichita Recordings in the United Kingdom.
The running of Wembley Arena, London's long-established and much-loved major concert venue, is taken over by global concert promotions company LiveNation.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Germany and Switzerland. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Suffering from a non-invasive form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow undergoes a lumpectomy at a facility in Los Angeles, California, USA, to be followed by seven weeks of radiation therapy.
Hot Chip play at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA, with Stereolab.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in France and Switzerland. The movie features several Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
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.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Spain. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Bob Dylan kicks off a string of North American dates with a gig at the Reno Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Follwing a major refurbishment, Wembley Arena, London, UK, re-opens with a 13,000 sell out concert by Depeche Mode.
Sy, Scott Brown, Hixxy, Nu Energy, Darren Styles, Breeze, Mark EG, Essential Platinum Live, Cally And Juice Vs M-Zone, D-Ice And Reality, Slipmatt and Recon, play at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Zen Cafe play in the Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Fliegende Bauten, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Country music artist Ricky Van Shelton announces his retirement from the road via an open letter to his fans. Insisting he and wife Bettye are in good health, he says they simply "need to be close to our families" in Virginia, USA.
Paul Caruso, drummer of Boston-based power pop band The Atlantics, engineer on two Aerosmith albums, collapses and dies at his home in Kingston, Massachusetts, USA, aged 50.
Snow Patrol release their fourth album Eyes Open in the USA.
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is discharged from Ascot Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, after undergoing surgery to remove a small blood clot from his brain. On the same day, The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their new double-CD, Stadium Arcadium, in Japan, Asia.
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.
Arctic Monkeys play at the 120-capacity Old Blue Last pub in East London, UK. The show is intended as an introduction to live shows with the band for their new bass player Nick O'Malley.
The live CD Fiesta Dylan 65 is recorded at the Residence Caf
Depeche Mode play at The National Stadium, Bucharest, Romania, Europe.
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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 released in Australia and New Zealand.
Madonna becomes the first artist to be honoured with a bronze handprint plaque in Wembley Arena, London's Square Of Fame.
Arctic Monkeys play at The Palace Complex, Melbourne, Australia.
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Zero 7, Femi Kuti, Novelle Vague, Breakestra, Koop and Snowboy play in the Jazz Cafe Picnic, at Marble Hill, Twickenham, London.
JTQ (The James Taylor Quartet) play the last of three nights at the Jazz Caf
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.
L.A. Reid and Babyface are honoured as BMI Icons at the 6th annual BMI Urban Awards.
Bob Dylan's 32nd studio album, Modern Times, reaches No1 in Australia's ARIA Album Chart.
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, in Macon, Georgia, USA.
The first annual ThisDay Music Festival, a two-day event to commemorate the anniversary of Nigeria's Independence, concludes in Lagos, Nigeria. Artists appearing over the two days of the festival have included Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and Ciara.
Freemaker play at The Zanzibar, Liverpool, UK.
UK concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith CBE is honoured with the Music Industry Trusts' Award in a ceremony held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK. Goldsmith is best-known for his involvement with Live Aid, Live 8 and artists including Pavarotti, Queen, The Who, Madonna and Eric Clapton.
The decades-old annual Halloween celebration in The Castro district of San Francisco, California, USA, is effectively ended when a gun battle breaks out, wounding nine people including innocent bystanders. Chuck Prophet will write the song Castro Halloween about the events of this night.
Sam Duckworth, better known as Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly., hits out at the British Nationalist Party (BNP) in an interview in UK trade magazine Music Week. He criticises the BNP for their "vile and disgusting" views and for their "Islamophobic stance and their homophobic stance", and encourages musicians and music lovers to unite and speak out against them.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Chicken Shack with Stan Webb play live at City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Blues guitarist and singer Seasick Steve releases his second album Doghouse Music on Bronzerat Records.
A Maton MS500 Mastersound guitar, owned by George Harrison of The Beatles in the early 1960s, is sold at auction for £115,000 by Cooper Owen's Music Legends in London, UK. A shirt once owned by John Lennon is also auctioned.
A young actor, Mark Blanco, dies in a fall from a balcony at a party in East London, UK, attended by Pete Doherty of Babyshambles. The house is owned by drug-dealer Paul Roundhill.