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The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in the Sweden. 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 video for All American Girl by Carrie Underwood gets its premiere on CMT in the USA.
Thriller 25, a special 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's album Thriller, is released internationally.
Blues singer Shakura S'Aida [pronounced "Shack-oora Sigh-ee-da"] releases her debut album, Blueprint, in the USA.
A contract is signed for Goldfrapp to appear at the next Glastonbury Festival.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Riga Music Bar, Southend-on-Sea, England, UK, Europe.
The hit single Love Song by Sara Bareilles is certified as a double-platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays the second of two nights at The O2 Arena, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Harbour Station, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
R. Kelly is acquitted on the child pornography charges which have been hanging over him for six years.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Argentina. 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.
While performing his song Indian Outlaw at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, USA, Tim McGraw sees a man near the front of the crowd attacking a female fan. McGraw reaches down and with the help of security, pulls the man up onto the stage and has him removed from the venue.
Cliff Hall, a founder member and singer of internationally-famed Liverpool folk group The Spinners, dies aged 82 of progressive heart failure, in Adelaide, Australia.
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers play at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mel Galley, lead guitarist for the bands Whitesnake, Trapeze, Finders Keepers and Phenomena, dies aged 60 as a result of oesophageal cancer, in his home at Heath Hayes, Staffordshire, UK.
It is announced by EMI that, up to this date, Coldplay's album Viva La Vida has been the No.1 selling album in 36 countries around the world.
Bluegrass banjo star Eddie Adcock plays his Deering GoodTime banjo while undergoing brain surgery at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A debilitating hand tremor was threatening Adock's career, and he played banjo on the operating table so that surgeons could see precisely where to operate on his brain. Adcock immediately regained his ability and was able to play at full speed once again.
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty's home in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, is robbed while he is playing at Benicassim Festival in Spain, Europe. Thieves steal a £1000 guitar and three of his notorious blood paintings.
Jo Stafford, jazz and popular vocalist, dies aged 90 of congestive heart failure in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Glitter And Doom tour, Tom Waits plays the last of three nights at Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Dirty Old Men, including Ellen Foley, play at Joe's Pub, New York City, USA.
Earth Wind And Fire play at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The three-day-long Lollapalooza Festival comes to an end at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing on this day include Kanye West, Gnarls Barkley, Nine Inch Nails and The National.
LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founder member of the Dave Matthews Band, dies at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. His death came as a result of complications following injuries received some weeks earlier in a vehicular accident at his farm near the band's home base of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
The Guardian reports that Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles has been banned from headlining the Moonfest Festival in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, because police are concerned that he might "gee up" the crowd into a dangerous frenzy.
Bob Dylan plays at the Riverfest Amphitheatre, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Amy Winehouse pulls out of The Rock En Seine festival in Paris, France, Europe, at the last minute. The troubled star is billed to perform, but Festival Organisers are told she has been taken ill at her home in London, England, UK.
Lady Gaga releases her debut album, The Fame, on Interscope Records in Australia.
KT Tunstall marries Luke Buller (the drummer in her band) at Flodigarry Country House Hotel on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, UK, Europe.
On his 50th Anniversary tour, top British guitarist, singer and recording artist Joe Brown plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Wiltshire-based duo Morales Watts play in the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire, England, UK.
London garage/grime collective Roll Deep release their third album, Return Of The Big Money Sound, in the UK on Roll Deep Records.
Mount Eerie play at AV-aerie, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Memorial Centre, Victoria, British Columbia.
On her Sticky And Sweet tour Madonna plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Twenty-five limited edition boxed sets of seven Bob Dylan Signature Hohner Marine Band Harmonicas plus 100 single Dylan Signature Harmonicas go up for sale online.
Umphreys McGee play at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
AC/DC play at the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tony Christie plays at The Octagon, Sheffield, UK.
Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Sudbury Arena, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
During the London Jazz Festival, Richard Galliano and Gonzalo Rubalcaba play at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK.
Having been missing for seven years, former Manic Street Preachers member Richey James Edwards is declared legally dead.
Fishbone play at Subterranean, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
William Beckett plays at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Shakin' Stevens plays at Tullyglass Hotel, near Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, there is an altercation with local photographer Hugo McNeice which will land Stevens in court on a charge of assault.
Elton John plays at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe When Rihanna and Chris Brown step on stage to perform a duet, it is noticed that the Bajan beauty is sporting a sizeable rock on her ring finger, thus fuelling speculation of an impending engagement.