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Jimmy Burns plays a solo acoustic set The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Hedrons play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
At the BRIT Awards in London, James Morrison is chosen as Best British Male Solo Artist, with Amy Winehouse as British Female Solo Artist and the Arctic Monkeys British Group.
Todd Snider plays at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Twenty-five historically-significant music recordings are added to the 2006 National Recording Registry at the US Library Of Congress. These include singles such as Black Bottom Stomp by Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers [1926], Wildwood Flower by The Carter Family [1928], Pony Blues by Charley Patton [1929], Peace in the Valley by Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys [1951], Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins [1955], Be My Baby by The Ronettes [1963], We Shall Overcome by Pete Seege [1963], [I Can't Get No] Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones [1965] and A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke [1965]. The additions also include complete albums such as The Velvet Underground and Nico by The Velvet Underground [1967], The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake by Eubie Blake [1969], Burnin' by The Wailers including Bob Marley [1973], Live in Japan by Sarah Vaughan [1973] and Graceland by Paul Simon [1986]. This brings the number of recordings named in the registry to 225.
Via his website, Eddie Van Halen announces that he is booking himself in to rehab, where he will attempt to overcome his alcohol addiction problem.
Just Jack plays at Stylus, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at The Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
While workers are restoring the former home of Johnny Cash and June Carter in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA, for new owner Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees, the property burns to the ground. The conflagration is seen by onlookers including Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Tommy Cash, T.G. Sheppard and several Oak Ridge Boys.
On his Coming Home tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Rockhal, Luxembourg, Europe.
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McFly play at The O asis Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by L'il Chris.
Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Ernie Cruz and The Girlas perform the Bob Dylan song I Shall Be Released live at the Kokua Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, in Australia.
The Levellers play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Favourite Worst Nightmare the second LP by Arctic Monkeys reaches No1 in the Official Albums Chart in the UK. It will remain at No1 for three weeks.
Biffy Clyro release their fourth album, Puzzle, on 14th Floor Records in the UK.
61-year-old Rod Stewart marries his third wife, 35-year-old model Penny Lancaster, on board the yacht Lady Ann Magee in Portofino, Italy, Europe.
Suffering from heat stroke, jazz saxophone legend Ornette Coleman collapses onstage on the last of day of the four-day-long Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, USA.
Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is arrested on drugs charges after police stop him west of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, for speeding. Officers find what they believe to be bags of marijuana and methamphetamine plus drug paraphernalia and an open container of beer in Rodriguez's pickup truck. He is released on $6,500 bail.
Icelandic all-female musical quartet Amiina release their debut album, Kurr, in the USA on Ever Records.
German duo Ich + Ich release their second album,Vom selben Stern, in Germany. It will reach No1 in the German album chart.
Sara Bareilles releases the album Little Voice in the USA.
At the BBC Jazz Awards in London, England, UK, Europe, Dave Brubeck earns the lifetime Achievement Award and the Jazz Line-Up Album of the Year is Displaced by the Neil Cowley Trio.
Fender Guitars announce the launch of the customised Joe Strummer Telecaster, designed in collaboration with the late Clash guitarist's estate and featuring distressed "road-worn" look, a "Revolution Rock" engraved neckplate and a limited edition art customization kit. Price : $1,285.71.
During a gig at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA, Beyonce Knowles steps on her trench coat and tumbles head-first down twelve stairs while performing Ring The Alarm.
Prince begins a record-breaking run of 21 dates at The O2, London, England, UK, Europe.
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A 'carbon neutral' CD edition of Bob Dylan's classic 1966 album Blonde On Blonde is released in the UK.
A new commercial for Dairy Milk chocolate debuts on tv in the UK, featuring In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins. The ad, in which an impatient gorilla waits to play drums along with the Collins' classic, will be viewed more than four-and-a-half million times on YouTube.
The Police and Friction Plane play the first of two nights at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Just days after Universal Music buys the Sanctuary Music Group for $90m, it is announced that Universal is to close Sanctuary's UK record labels, but will continue to exploit its other assets including live agency Helter Skelter and merchandising giant Bravado.
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Incubus, The Bravery and Simon Dawes play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA.
The Sugarhill Festival begins at Liddington Warren Farm, Liddington, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Over the next two days, acts appearing will include The Nashville Teens, Dr And The Medics, The New English Beat, Neville Staples (formerly of The Specials) and others.
The Police and Friction Plane play to an audience of 29,000 at the AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The show grosses almost $3.2m.
Stevie Wonder plays at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Police and Friction Plane play the second of two nights at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland.
Luis Miguel plays the first of three sold-out nights at The Colosseum at Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A bronze statue of beloved British comedy-singer George Formby is unveiled in the Grand Arcade shopping centre in his birthtown of Wigan, Lancashire, UK.
Snow Patrol play at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, supported by Silversun Pickups and Iain Archer.
Actor and popular singer Robert Goulet is hospitalised in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare but rapidly progressive and potentially fatal condition.
Ween play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Two years after suffering two cerebral haemorrhages, Edwyn Collins plays his first live comeback show at Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK.
Actor and popular singer Robert Goulet dies aged 73 of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California, USA.
Linda Stein, former manager of The Ramones, is found murdered - battered to death - on the floor of her Fifth Avenue, New York City, USA, penthouse. Her personal assistant Natavia Lowery is arrested and charged with the murder.
Neil Young plays the first of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Casey Calvert, guitarist and vocalist of Hawthorne Heights is found dead of 'combined drug intoxication' in the band's tour bus just prior to the band doing a sound check before a show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC., USA.
The Waco Brothers and The Deccas play at Schubas, Chicago, Illinois, USA.