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Todd Snider plays at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Red Snapper play at Rich Mix, London, UK.
On his 50th Anniversary tour, top British guitarist, singer and recording artist Joe Brown plays at The Tivoli, Wimbourne, UK.
Mercy by Duffy reaches No1 in the Irish singles chart.
Duffy releases Mercy, the second single from her album Rockferry, as a CD in Europe.
Jazz bassist Dennis Irwin dies in Manhattan, New York City, USA, on the same day as a Jazz at Lincoln Center benefit concert in his honour featuring performances by John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett and Jon Hendricks.
Bob Dylan plays at Orfeo Superdomo, Cordoba, Argentina, South America.
Michael Jackson refinances his Neverland ranch in Los Angeles, California, USA, to the tune of $25m, to save it from being auctioned off to pay for his debts.
After a five year legal battle, two of the three remaining original Beach Boys, Al Jardine and Mike Love, settle their dispute over rights to the band's name in The Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA. Their 'friendly settlement' clears the way for the pair to join together for performances using The Beach Boys name.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Brazil. 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.
George Strait releases a new LP, Troubadour, on MCA Records.
When The Black Keys play at The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA, the show is filmed and will be released as the DVD Live At The Crystal Ballroom.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Black Cat at The Riverside, Bradford-on-Avon, England, UK, Europe.
Emmylou Harris and Ernest "Pop" Stoneman are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston, Maine, USA.
MGMT play at Carling Academy, Manchester, UK, supported by Florence And The Machine.
During her concert at the Edmonton Event Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, M.I.A. announces that she has become engaged to Benjamin Brewer, the son of Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO, Edgar Bronfman Jr.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in South Korea. 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.
Albert Hammond is inducted to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. As well as notching up his own hits It Never Rains In Southern California and The Free Electric Band, Hammond has composed hits for The Hollies, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Aswad, Leo Sayer and many others.
Benny Thurman, a founding member and bassist of 60s psychedelic pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, dies aged 65 in Austin's Seton Hospital, Austin, Texas, USA, from an undisclosed illness.
Bob Dylan plays at Pabellon Anaitasuna, Pamplona, Spain, Europe.
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.
The three-day long T in the Park festival begins at Balado, Kinross, Scotland. Major acts appearing on the first day are The Verve, The Stereophonics, K.T.Tunstall and Newton Faulkner.
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.
Jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman releases the live album Can You Hear Me Now? in the USA.
Buddy Greco becomes the first Las Vegas headliner to star at a British casino when he performs in cabaret at the Circus Casino, Star City, Birmingham, UK.
Popular Liverpool-born vocalist Lita Roza dies peacefully at home aged 82 in London, England, UK, Europe. She was voted the Best British Singing Star in the NME poll every year from 1951 to 1955.
Bob Dylan plays at the Riverfest Amphitheatre, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Duffy releases Mercy, the second single from her album Rockferry, as a CD in Japan.
When Sarah Palin makes a speech at the Republican National Convention, New York City, USA, the song Barracuda by Heart is used as a campaign song to energise the audience. The following day Heart will state that the Republicans had not asked for permission to use the song and, had they asked, permission would not have been given.
Darius Rucker releases his first country album, Learn To Live, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Waitin' On A Woman by Brad Paisley reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Katy Perry releases the album One Of The Boys in the UK on Virgin Records. It includes the major hit single, I Kissed A Girl.
Vivacious singer, actress and comedienne Edie Adams dies aged 81 from cancer and pneumonia, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Martin Taylor and David Grisman play at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland, California, USA.
Morales Watts play in the Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Wiltshire-based duo Morales Watts play in the Komedia, Brighton, as support to Cara Dillon.
Sigur Ros play the first of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman, pioneering blues vocalist Bessie Smith and pianist/arranger Mary Lou Williams are inducted into the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall Of Fame, during a private luncheon at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in the Time-Warner Building, New York City.
Country music star Webb Pierce is inducted to the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame.
Jazz guitarist Jimmy Gourley dies aged 82 in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France, Europe. In a long and acclaimed career, he had worked with Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Anita O'Day, Stephane Grapelli and many others.
The Willie Pickens Trio And Guests play the fourth of six nights at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Famed vintage guitar collector and roadie Dan Martin dies aged 57, at his home on Turtle Rock Court, St. Charles, Missouri, USA. He had long suffered from congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and diabetes. Eddie Van Halen is said to have bought 117 of Martin's guitars over the years, and other customers included Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Joe Perry, Joan Jett, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne.
The Willie Pickens Trio And Guests play the third of six nights at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lil Wayne plays at The United Center, Chicago, illinois, USA.
My Morning Jacket play the second of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
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