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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.
A badly decomposed body recovered recently from the Chartres Street Wharf in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, is identified as Barry Cowsill of family-oriented pop band The Cowsills. The coroner rules that he died of drowning during Hurricane Katrina.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Japan. The movie features several Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA, is demolished. The hotel included the legendary night-spot Cocoanut Grove. Bing Crosby began his career there crooning to the dancers. The venue became a regular hang out for the Rat Pack in the fifties. Sammy Davis Jr. recorded a live album in Cocoanut Grove, as did Judy Garland when she staged her comeback there. Roy Orbison's acclaimed Black And White Night DVD was filmed there with a star studded back-up band including Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, Jackson Browne and Elvis Costello.
Michael Jackson is seen waving to fans through a gap in the curtains of a window in the Hamburg, Germany, house of Sony/BMG executive Wolfgang Schleiter. Jackson is visiting his friend Schleiter with his children.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The Darkness play the first of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah release a new single, In This Home On Ice, on Wichita Records in the UK.
Courtney Pine plays at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Photographs of the private parts of Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy are leaked to the internet. Suitably embarrassed, he will make a full public apology within days.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in France and Switzerland. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Belgium and The Phillippines. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Lonnie Liston Smith plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Incognito play the first of four nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The sixth Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, begins in Providence, Rhode Island. Artists appearing today, the first of the festival's three nights, include The Green Pajamas, Major Stars, Bardo Pond, St. Joan and Sharron Kraus.
Big And Rich play live at a rally sponsored by human rights agencies in Washington DC, USA, to call attention to genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Snow Patrol release their fourth album Eyes Open in the USA.
The three-day long 2006 International Bob Dylan Congress begins in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists participating include Jewels And Binoculars, FSK and Wiglaf Droste.
Kenny Chesney performs There Goes My Life and Back Where I Come From for US president George W. Bush and Australian prime minister John Howard at the White House in Washington DC, USA
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.
The Eagles play at The Arena, Verona, Italy, Europe.
Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz, a year-long exhibition about the career of the Cuban-born singer known as The Queen Of Salsa, closes at The Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, USA.
Bryan Adams plays at the County Ground, Swindon, 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.
Panic! At The Disco play at The Avalon, Boston, Massachussetts, supported by The Hush Sound.
Macy Gray previews songs from her next album at the Rockit Bar And Grill, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Carmen Electra and former Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro publicly announce their separation.
Country-rock singer and songwriter Eric Church releases his debut album, Sinners Like Me, in the USA.
Jump blues piano player, singer and recording artist Floyd Dixon dies aged 77, of cancer, in Orange, California, USA.
JTQ (The James Taylor Quartet) play the second of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Strokes.
The original four members of R.E.M. play a rare live gig together when they are inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Rolling Stones play to 23,000 fans in Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, Minnesota, USA.
The Stooges, reunited with rock wildman Iggy Pop, begin recording their first album in 33 years at legendary grunge producer Steve Albini's studio in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bryan Hipp, an extreme metal guitarist, who worked with the bands Cradle Of Filth, Acheron, Unholy Ghost, Diabolic and Blastmasters, dies of a suspected drug overdose, in Tampa, Florida, USA.
Loreena McKennitt releases a new album, The Book Of Secrets, which was recorded at Real World Studios, Box.
Alt-country band Wilco play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that Michael Jackson intends to visit the African state of Rwanda next year to undertake charity work.
Monica Veres of internationally successful Dutch band Shocking Blue, best-known for their 1969 hit Venus, dies of cancer, aged 59, in The Hague, Netherlands, Europe.
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.
The Jimmy Burns Band plays at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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