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Roy Ayers Ubiquity, led by virtuoso vibraphonist Roy Ayers, plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
George Melly with Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen and the Leo Green Quartet play the first of five nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK.
Ricky Javon Gray is arrested for the recent murders of Bryan Harvey, guitarist of House Of Freaks, his wife Kathryn, and daughters Stella and Ruby, in their home in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Gray, a drug user who had already spent more than one-third of his life in jail, will later confess to four other murders.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Japan. The movie features several Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Jesus Take The Wheel by Carrie Underwood reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA for the first of six weeks.
Sherman Ferguson, celebrated Philadelphian jazz drummer who worked with Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing, Horace Silver and mony others, dies at home in La Crescenta, California, USA, of complications arising from diabetes.
The Arctic Monkeys release their debut LP, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, on Domino Records in the UK. It will sell over 360,000 copies in its first week, becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever by a UK band. It will also be their first No1 album in the UK.
Michael Jackson is in Hamburg, Germany, with his children, staying for a few days at the home of Sony/BMG executive Wolfgang Schleiter.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in the UK and Mexico. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Courtney Pine plays at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Jesse Taylor dies at home, aged 55, in Austin, Texas, USA. Taylor first became internationally famous as Joe Ely's blistering lead guitar player, and also forged a successful blues-oriented solo career.
Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour goes to No1 in the UK album chart with his third solo album On An Island.
Arctic Monkeys begin their first American tour with a show at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Cal;ifornia, USA.
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Arctic Monkeys play at The Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Arctic Monkeys play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hot Chip play at Austin, Texas, USA.
Stefani Germanotta performs at a New Writers' Showcase in The Cutting Room club, New York City, USA. As a result of the show, she will meet and collaborate with record producer Rob Fusari who will, in due course, help her to re-launch herself as Lady Gaga.
On their first American tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brad Paisley sings When I Get Where I'm Going during the funeral of Buck Owens at the Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, California, USA. Also on hand are Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Lulu Roman, John Berry and Trace Adkins
It is announced that Michael Jackson, reportedly in financial trouble, is expected to sell 50% of his share of The Beatles' song catalogue as part of a larger debt restructuring plan.
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.
The Beaconsfield Mine collapse occurs in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania. Of the seventeen people who were in the mine, one is killed, fourteen escape immediately following the collapse, but the remaining two are trapped underground. One of the pair, Brant Webb, requests that an iPod be sent down to them, filled with Foo Fighters songs. When Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters learns of this request, he will become inspired to write the acoustic instrumental composition Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners.
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The Black Keys release the 'official electronic bootleg' Live In Austin TX, on Jumper productions in the USA. it was recorded during a gig at Emo's, Austin, Texas, USA, three years earlier.
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.
Wolfmother play at at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Argentinian country-blues singer Fernando Goin releases the tribute album Fernando Goin Sings Dylan.
Rising country music star Joe Nichols plays at Wild Bill's, College Street, Beaumont, Texas, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
50 Cent, Young Buck, DJ Whoo Kid and Olivia, all from the G-Unit label, play in the City Stadium, Nesebar, Bulgaria.
Mindy McCready is found not guilty on a charge of driving under the influence, stemming from an arrest in May 2005. However, the jury finds her guilty of driving on a suspended license.
Gnarls Barkley, the first act to have secured a No1 hit single purely on downloads, earn a US platinum disc for their debut album St Elsewhere.
Boy George begins five days of community service as a garbage collector in New York City, USA. His ignominy stems from a cocaine bust and a false burglary report he made to police in October of the previous year.
Bob Dylan's 32nd studio album, Modern Times, reaches No1 in Australia's ARIA Album Chart.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman releases his first new album in more than ten years, Sound Grammar, in the USA.
Piedmont folk-blues style guitarist Etta Baker dies age of 93 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, just months before her final album was to be released.
Prentiss Barnes, bass vocalist of 50s doo-wop stars The Moonglows, dies, aged 81. in a car crash while driving to choir practice in Magnolia, Mississippi, USA.
James Blunt plays at the Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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.
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.
Canadian multi-instrumentalist singer and composer Loreena McKennitt releases a new album, The Book Of Secrets, which was recorded at Real World Studios, Box.
The 2006 Induction Ceremony for the UK Music Hall Of Fame, which took place at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, two days earlier is transmitted on tv in the USA by VH1. Inductees are James Brown (inducted by Jazzie B) performs 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' Led Zeppelin [inducted by Roger Taylor of Queen], Wolfmother perform Communication Breakdown as a tribute; Rod Stewart (inducted by James Morrison) performs The First Cut Is the Deepest and Do Ya Think I'm Sexy; Brian Wilson (inducted by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd) performs God Only Knows and Good Vibrations; Bon Jovi (inducted by David A. Stewart and Kara Dioguardi) performs Livin' on a Prayer, Wanted Dead Or Alive and It's My Life; Prince (inducted by Beyonce Knowles) and Dusty Springfield (inducted by Joss Stone who performs Son of a Preacher Man). The occasion proves to be the last televised performance by James Brown.
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.
Popular US vocalist Georgia Gibbs dies aged 87 in New York City, USA, after a long battle with leukaemia. Among her fifteen US Top 40 hits were If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake and The Hula Hoop Song.
On e-Bay, Pink Floyd sell two giant eyeballs - 6ft-high props, made to promote the Pulse DVD - and raise £16,500 for the British homeless charity Crisis.
Kill Hannah and The Pink Spiders play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jimmy Burns Band plays at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Thousands of mourners, including Michael Jackson, attend a funeral service for James Brown in Augusta, South Carolina.