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Blind blues guitar virtuoso Jeff Healey undergoes surgery to remove metastatic tissue from both lungs. In the previous eighteen months, he had two sarcomas removed from his legs.
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.
O.P Nayyar, the revered composer of Bollywood musical hits including Jhumka Gira Re, Pukarta Chala Hoon Mein', Mera Nam Chin Chin Choo, Aei Dil Hai Muskil Jeena Yahan, Aakhon Hi Akhon Main and Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana, dies aged 81 of cardiac arrest in Thane, Maharashtra, India.
Rihanna releases a new single Umbrella on Def Jam/SRP Records. The song was first offered to Britney Spears, then to Taio Cruz and Mary J. Blige, before Rihanna agreed to record it.
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In a feature published in UK music magazine the NME, notorious drug abuser Keith Richards, guitarist of The Rolling Stones, claims that the weirdest thing he ever snorted was his dead father's ashes. The story is immediately denied by his PR, Bernard Doherty, as an April Fool's joke but Richards will repeat and elaborate on the claim in his 2010 autobiography, Life.
Eric Clapton plays at The Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Kings Of Leon play at the O asis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for his live album, Sound Grammar. This marks the first time a recording has won the music Pulitzer, and a first for purely improvised music.
The Jimmy Burns band plays at Kingston Mines, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, in Australia.
Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, The Crickets and John Hiatt are among the second batch of country artists inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, on Domino/EMI Records in the UK, Brazil, France and Belgium. It will become their second No1 album in the 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.
Amelle Berrabah of The Sugababes is arrested after a fight with another young woman at the Bar Med in Guildford, Surrey, UK.
Jazz vocalist Dakota Staton dies at the Isabella Nursing Home in New York City.
Popular singer, composer, lyricist and comedian Villame Yoyoy dies, aged 74, of cardiac arrest at Las Piñas Medical Center, Manila, Philippins, Asia.
Former 60s pop idol Wayne Fontana is remanded in custody in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, UK, on charges of having set a car alight with a bailiff inside when he was pursued for bankruptcy.
Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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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Billie Calvin, a founder member of psychedelic soul group The Undisputed Truth, dies of heart disease aged 58 in Mureitta, California, USA.
Canada Post (the Canadian Post Office) issues limited edition postage stamps bearing the images of Anne Murray, Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.
Sara Bareilles releases the album Little Voice in the USA.
Arctic Monkeys release a new single, Fluorescent Adolescent on Domino Records in Japan, Asia.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Ostragehege, Dresden, Germany, Europe.
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.
District Judge Elizabeth Gonzales, of Clark County, Las Vegas, Nevada, rules that the company Universal Express, which auctioned a collection of Michael Jackson family artefacts in May 2007, is in contempt of court and must return the sold items to the court. Jackson now faces another court battle to have the items returned to him.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the first of four days rehearsing for their upcoming US tour at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
The Trowbridge Village Pump Festival begins in Trowbridge, Witlshire, England, UK, Europe, with acts over the next four days including The Levellers, Joe Brown, Eric Bibb, Seth Lakeman, The Be Good Tanyas and Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick.
Wilco release a new single, Either Way, on Nonesuch Records, in the UK.
Calne-based rock star Julian Cope (formerly of The Teardrop Explodes) releases a new album, You Gotta Problem With Me? On Head Heritage Records.
Van Halen and David Lee Roth confirm at a press conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, that their long-planned and delayed reunion tour will begin in September.
Marilyn Manson and Slayer play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans begin a month-long tour of the USA.
The Chicago Jazz Festival 2007, a six-day event, begins in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Arists appearing over the course of the event include Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens, The Astral Project, and Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra.
Safetyword, Pablo and Dirty Bird, with special guests Blackbud play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, during the Devizes Carnival. The show is promoted by local promoter Sheer Music.
The Beastie Boys headline the first night of the three-day-long Connect Festival at Inverary Castle, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, UK, Europe. Also appearing on this night are The Jesus And Mary Chain, Jarvis Cocker and others.
Def Leppard play at the USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah, USA, supported by Styx and Foreigner.
Ingrid Michaelson makes her network television debut performing The Way I Am on Last Call with Carson Daly in the USA.
John Cooper Clarke plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, supported by Michelle Harris and Elvis McGonagle.
Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis attends the Q Awards in London, England, UK, with his daughter, Emily Eavis.
W.A.S.P. begin their Crimson Idol tour at the Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe. The tour is a celebration of their 1992 album Crimson Idol, and the entire LP is performed at every show.
Spunge play at The Furnace, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Larry Lee, best known as a guitarist who worked with Jimi Hendrix and Al Green, is buried in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Tennessee, USA. He had died of stomach cancer a few days earlier.
The Waterboys play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jeffrey Owen Jones, the Rochester Institute of Technology film professor reputed to be the "Mr. Jones" in Bob Dylan's Ballad of a Thin Man, dies of lung cancer.
John Mellencamp plays at The Metrocenter, Rockford, near 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.
Porcupine Tree play at The Arena, Poznan, Poland, Europe.
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.