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Queen are chosen as the greatest British band of all time in a poll of listeners to BBC Radio 2 in the UK, ahead of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Take That.
The United States Postal service announces that Ella Fitzgerald is to be honoured with the issue of her own 39-cent postage stamp.
Pookie Hudson, lead tenor singer and songwriter for 1950s doo wop group The Spaniels, remembered for the hit Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite, dies aged 72 of complications from cancer of the thymus at his home in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
The album Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Oscar-winning song lyricist Ray Evans dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 92. Evans was best-known as the writing partner of composer Jay Livingston. Their many hits included Buttons And Bows, Que Sera and Mona Lisa.
Cha Burns, guitarist for Scottish bands Fingerprintz and The Silencers, dies aged 50 in Prestatyn, Wales, of cancer.
It is reported that Russia has banned the sale of music CDs, DVDs and videocassettes from street markets and kiosks, thus indicating that the Kremlin is getting serious about combating piracy.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays the first of two nights at Earl's Court, London, UK.
It is reported that Michael Jackson has secured a temporary restraining order in an effort to prevent an upcoming auction of Jackson family-related memorabilia at the Hard Rock Caf
Popular singer, composer, lyricist and comedian Villame Yoyoy dies, aged 74, of cardiac arrest at Las Piñas Medical Center, Manila, Philippins, Asia.
Gil Scott-Heron, in jail in New York State, USA, on drug possession charges, is paroled.
Biffy Clyro release their fourth album, Puzzle, on 14th Floor Records in the UK.
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.
Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams and songwriter Harlan Howard are presented with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award by The Academy of Country Music at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At the same event, Buck Owens receives the Jim Reeves International Award.
Ryan Adams And The Cardinals play in The Biograph Theatre, Victory Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The four-day long Kavarna Rock Festival continues at Kaliakra Stadium, Kavarna, Bulgaria. Headline act on this day is Motorhead.
The four-day long Kavarna Rock Festival continues at Kaliakra Stadium, Kavarna, Bulgaria. Headline act on this day is Manowar.
The Police play in Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In the wake of heavy rains, thousands of fans are turned away from The T In The Park music festival at Balado near Kinross, Scotland. Fans are critical of the event's organisers and water-logged car parks are closed because of fears that vehicles would become bogged down in the mud.
Snow Patrol's keyboardist Tom Simpson is arrested in Northolt, west of London, England, UK, Europe, just hours after the band performed at Live Earth, for failing to appear at a Glasgow court on charges of cocaine possession.
Rapper P. Diddy [aka Puff Daddy, Seam Combs etc] provokes over 10,000 job applications after he posts an advert on Youtube seeking a new personal assistant.
System 7 play the first of two nights at Close Up 2, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the third of four days rehearsing for their upcoming US tour at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State.
System 7 play the second of two nights at Close Up 2, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The second day of the Lollapalooza '05 festival is held at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Pixies, Weezer, The Killers, Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab For Cutie and Arcade Fire.
Grinderman, a Nick Cave side-project band, play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The iTunes Music Store reaches a total of three billion songs sold.
String Cheese Incident play the first of four nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
The Black Keys are recording their fifth album, Attack & Release, at Suma Recording Studio, Painesville, Ohio.
The Black Keys are recording their fifth album, Attack And Release, at Suma Recording Studio, Painesville, Ohio, USA.
Dala release their third LP, Who Do You Think You Are, on Universal Music Group, in Canada.
Waking The Witch play at the Picnic In The Park, Hillworth Park, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
The Police and Friction Plane play the second of two nights at Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland.
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.
Luis Miguel plays the second of three sold-out nights at The Colosseum at Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks and Buck Owens are inducted into the Arizona Music And Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Ryan Adams plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Boyz N Da Hood release their second LP, Back Up N Da Chevy, on Bad Boy Records in the USA.
Pete's PA, a reality tv series in which contestants compete to become the personal assistant of Pete Burns of Liverpool band Dead Or Alive, begins on Living TV in the UK.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liverpool band Shack play a Q magazine-sponsored gig at The Hospital, London.
Wiltshire-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor releases the album Unknown Soldier.
Bruce Springsteen plays the second of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, 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.
The Wallflowers play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that pop impresario Jonathan King, convicted of a series of sexual assaults on teenage boys, has launched an appeal against his conviction at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
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 film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Finland. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
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