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Visionary jazz pianist and composer Alice Coltrane, the wife of John Coltrane, dies of respiratory failure at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Los Angeles.
World-famed classical violinist Joshua Bell busks incognito, using a Stradivarius violin valued at around $2m, at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station in Washington D.C., USA. Of the 1,097 people who pass by, only one recognizes him and only a couple more stop to listen to him play. For his nearly 45 minute performance, Bell collects $52.17, of which $20 came from the passerby who recognized him.
When Arcade Fire, hotly tipped by many critics as the band most likely to, play at Porchester Hall in London, England, UK, Europe, a scuffle with security men breaks out after the band - including French Horns and double bass - deliver an unplanned encore in the venue's foyer.
The Hedrons play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Blues singer Big Pete Pearson releases his second album, I'm Here Baby, on Blue Witch records in the USA.
Oleta Adams plays at The Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disappointed with his share of the profits from a cell phone commercial that was authorized to use the group's 1968 hit The Weight, The Band's Levon Helm sues Cingular, the commercial's creator.
Eric Clapton plays at The Qwest Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Danny Barcelona dies aged 77 of cancer in San Gabriel, California, USA. Barcelona was born in Waipahu a sugar cane plantation East of Honolulu, Hawaii, but found success in the USA as the jazz-band drummer for Louis Armstrong's All-Stars band.
Much-loved East Village, New York City, music venue and bar Sin-e closes after almost twenty years of innovative and adventurous live gigs. The gentrification of the area is given as the cause of the closure of the venue which had been instrumental in launching the career of Jeff Buckley.
Chris Whitley and Jeff Lang release their collaborative album Dislocation Blues on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation label, in the USA. The album includes their versions of two Bob Dylan songs, When I Paint My Masterpiece and Changing Of The Guards.
A total of 5,567 people, led by Monty Python stars Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam and the cast of the Monty Python musical Spamalot, gather in Trafalgar Square, London, England, UK, Europe, set a new Guinness World Record for the world's largest coconut orchestra.
Brianstorm by The Arctic Monkeys reaches No1 in the Canadian Singles Chart.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays the first of two nights at Earl's Court, London, UK.
A glittery jacket once worn onstage by Michael Jackson sells for $19,000 at an auction in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Jackson's MTV music award for the song We Are the World pulls $16,000, while gold discs for his album Off The Wall and the Jackson 5 single I Want You Back each get $11,000. The total raised from the sale of Jackson-related artefacts at the auction is reported variously as being $1m and $2m.
The Pet Shop Boys play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Witlshire, UK.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rolling Stones headline the last day of The 2007 Isle Of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight, UK.
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Despite torrential rain turning the site into a four-inch deep mudbath, Glastonbury Festival headlined by The Who, The Killers and The Arctic Monkeys, has its most successful year to date, with 175,000 people attending.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The four-day long Kavarna Rock Festival comes to an end at Kaliakra Stadium, Kavarna, Bulgaria. Headline act on this day is John Lawton.
Arctic Monkeys release a new single, Fluorescent Adolescent on Domino Records in the UK.
Prince infuriates UK music retailers by giving away a quarter of a million copies of his new album, Planet Earth, as a cover mount on a Sunday tabloid newspaper, a stunt clearly calculated to increase awareness of its release.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the second of four days rehearsing for their upcoming North American tour at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
Prince begins a record-breaking run of 21 dates at The O2, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd and Daughtry play at The FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Primal Scream headline the second night of the three-day-long Connect Festival at Inverary Castle, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, UK, Europe. Also appearing on this night are Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub and others.
Stevie Wonder plays at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Aerosmith play at the Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York State, USA, supported by Joan Jett And the Blackhearts.
Luis Miguel plays the first of three sold-out nights at The Colosseum at Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ingrid Michaelson makes her network television debut performing The Way I Am on Last Call with Carson Daly in the USA.
Sinead O'Connor plays at Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mandy Moore plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The first annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest takes place at various locations around Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing include Dee Alexander, Orbert Davis, Bill McFarland And The Chicago Horns and Sax in the City.
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.
Genesis play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Troubled rock star Pete Doherty, of Libertines and Babyshambles fame, checks out of Clouds rehab clinic, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, after treatment to overcome his drug problems.
John Cooper Clarke plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by Michelle Harris and Elvis McGonagle.
Clement Dodd, aka Sir Coxone, one of reggae's most influential producers, is posthumously awarded the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander, for his services to the music industry of Jamaica, West Indies.
At the age of just 26, British jazz star Jamie Cullum becomes the youngest writer to receive a prestigious Gold Badge Award, which is presented to him by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, at The Savoy, in the Strand, London, England, UK, Europe.
Actor and popular singer Robert Goulet dies aged 73 of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jizzy Pearl releases a new LP, Just A Boy, on Shrapnel Records in the 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 Waterboys play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Govt Mule play the first of two nights at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Grace Potter And The Nocturnals.