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Lionel Richie becomes a grandfather when his adopted daughter Nicole Richie gives birth to a baby girl, Harlow Winter Kate Richie Madden, fathered by Joel Madden, the lead singer of Good Charlotte.
Sara Bareilles performs Love Song on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in the USA.
Gone Country, a reality show hosted by John Rich, debuts on CMT, with Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Enrique Iglesias Jr. and Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider attempting switch their musical directions and achieve a country career.
Rockabilly and country music star and tv personality Bobby Lord dies aged 74 in Staurt, Florida, USA.
A contract is signed for Goldfrapp to appear at the next Glastonbury Festival.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Duffy releases Mercy, the second single from her album Rockferry, as a CD in Europe.
Carrie Underwood reaches No1 in Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart in the USA with All-American Girl.
Mercy by Duffy reaches No1 in the Swiss singles chart.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis attends the City Of Culture event in Liverpool, England, UK, where he receives a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to tourism in Britain.
Nizlopi, supported by Ed Sheeran, Lewis Garland and Kett Rebellion, play at Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe.
The Hoax play a re-formed gig at the Chiddingfold Club, Chiddingfold, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in New Zealand, Oceania. 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.
Blues pianist Pinetop Perkins plays in Austin, Texas, USA.
When Richard Hawley plays at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, he is joined by special guests Tony Christie, Jarvis Cocker and his mother Lyn.
MGMT play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe, supported by Florence And The Machine.
Bob Dylan plays at the Viking Stadion, Stavanger, Norway.
The LP Miles From India is released in the UK. The album is a celebration of the music of Miles Davis, created by a collaboration between original Davis sidemen, including Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, with Indian classical musicians.
Van Halen announce that their 2007-2008 tour with David Lee Roth grossed more than $93m, a record for the band.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor hosts the Devizes Festival Open Mic Acoustic Night in Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
R. Kelly is acquitted on the child pornography charges which have been hanging over him for six years.
Bob Dylan plays at Le Zenith, Toulouse, France, Europe.
The United States House of Representatives passes a resolution introduced by Arkansas Representative Vic Snyder honouring Louis Jordan on the centenary of his birth.
Bob Dylan plays at Estadio Municipal Chapin, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Europe
Bob Dylan plays at Passeio Maritimo of Alges, Oeiras, Portugal, Europe.
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty's home in Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK, is robbed while he is playing at Benicassim Festival in Spain, Europe. Thieves steal a
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin, aged 80, plays his last-ever live concert in Hyeres' France, Europe.
Controversial entrepreneur Allen Klein's music publishing company Abkco Music, owners of the rights to the Rolling Stones' song Play With Fire sue U.S. rapper Lil Wayne in a Manhattan court, for copyright infringement and unfair competition. Abkco claims that Wayne's song Playing With Fire, uses an altered version of Play With Fire without permission.
Earth Wind And Fire play at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Fuller, a management and promotions entrepreneur, dies aged 91 in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA, after suffering a heart attack. Bill Fuller's stable of clients included Joe Loss, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, and he established the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, UK, as a top rock music venue.
Morales Watts hold a launch party for their EP The Quarange Tree in The Piano Bar, Frome, Somerset, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Vedder plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Levon Helm Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Guest musicians taking part in the session include Chris Robinson.
Sven Arne Domnerus, a jazz saxophonist and recording artist who put Sweden on the international map, dies aged 83 in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
A new memorial to The Beatles, Beatles-Platz, is officially opened in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany, Europe, near the site of the former Top Ten Club where The Beatles played many gigs in the early 1960s.
It is reported that hip-hop artist and mogul Jay-Z is starting a new company, StarRoc, in partnership with Norwegian production and songwriting team Stargate.
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.
Leon Redbone plays at Shank Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Bob Dylan releases Tell Tale Signs: the Bootleg Series Vol. 8, featuring unreleased material, demos, and live tracks from 1989 through 2006.
A statue in honour of Bon Scott of AC/DC is unveiled at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle, Western Australia, Oceania.
Tony Christie plays at the Albert Hall, Nottingham, UK.
Wiltshire-based duo Morales Watts play in the Bear Hotel, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
On their Scream Aim Fire tour, Bullet For My Valentine play at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, supported by Black Tide, Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through and Lawnmower Deth.
During the London Jazz Festival, Herbie Hancock plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Tony Christie plays at the Cadogan Hall, London, UK.
Channel 4 TV in the UK broadcasts a documentary called High Society's Favourite Gigolo, about the life of 'Hutch' (aka Leslie Hutchinson), who was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world during the 1920s and 1930s.
Keith Jarrett plays at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, France.
Yes play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Hush Sound play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.