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The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Iceland, Europe. 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.
OK Go and Bonerama release a new EP, You're Not Alone, on Capitol Records in the USA. The EP, a fundraiser for New Orleans musicians displaced in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina, includes a version of the Bob Dylan song I Shall Be Released.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Germany, Europe. 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.
BBC news reports that according to documents filed in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson has missed payments of over $150,000 to lenders Indymac Bancorp, on one of his properties in Encino, California. The house had been used by members of his family in recent years.
Cursive play at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Icelandic singer Bjork upsets the Chinese government by shouting "Tibet! Tibet!" at the end of her song Declare Independence, during a concert at the International Gymnastic Center in Shanghai.
Duffy releases Mercy, the second single from her album Rockferry, as a CD in Europe.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Bazfest, Great Ayton, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
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.
The Terry Peters Big Band plays at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
Nelly Furtado plays a free concert to celebrate Earth Hour at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The hit single Love Song by Sara Bareilles is certified as a double-platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Michael Jackson begins working on tracks for his next album at the Palms Recording Studio, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in collaboration with producer/songwriters RedOne and Akon.
Thomas Boggs, who played drums for The Box Tops and The Board Of Directors, dies aged 63 in his sleep, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Hoax play a re-formed gig at the Chiddingfold Club, Chiddingfold, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
The US Postal Service issues a commemorative 42 cent Frank Sinatra postage stamp. The stamp is launched with a media event at Gotham Hall, Grand Ballroom, 1356 Broadway at 36th Street, New York City, USA, attended by Sinatra's children, Nancy and Frank Jr.
Rose Bruno Calderone, owner of the legendary Twin Coaches club in Rostraver, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, dies aged 93 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The club's motto, "Where the stars come to play", was very fitting because everyone who was anyone played the Twin Coaches - from Jimmy Durante to Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Robert Goulet and The Temptations.
Sugarland play at The Patriotic Festival, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Nigerian singer, guitarist and composer Sonny Okosuns, who achieved global success in the 1970s and 80s with the highlife-reggae hit Fire in Soweto, dies aged 61, of colon cancer, in Washington DC, USA.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Estonia. 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.
Supergrass play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Days and Futs Lung.
Bob Dylan plays at Stodola, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
Big band singer Bob Grabeau dies of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He first became successful as a teenager in the San Francisco area, and was signed by Capitol Records at 19, before going on to sing with Jan Garber and His Orchestra and others.
Swedish jazz pianist and composer Esbjorn Svensson dies in a scuba diving accident on Ingaro, near Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, aged 44. Svensson was among the most influential jazz artists in recent history and his band e.s.t. was considered Europe's most successful jazz group, famed for its innovative blending of jazz with contemporary rock.
Bob Dylan plays at Le Zenith, Toulouse, France, Europe.
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.
Blues-oriented singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
The Marlborough International Jazz Festival continues at various venues around Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK. Line up for today, the second of three days of the event, includes Clare Teal, Chris Jagger and the Atcha Band, Synthesis, Paddy Milner and the Big Sounds, The Eduardo Niebla Trio, Bob Barnard and the European Classic Jazz Band, The Cass Caswell Trio, Tad Newton's Jazz Friends and Cubana Bop..
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.
Coldplay make an appeal to 'Wikipedia enthusiasts' via a posting on their website, in an effort to have inaccuracies in the Wikipedia entry on the band corrected.
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Emily Robison of The Dixie Chicks becomes divorced from country singer Charlie Robison, after nine years of marriage. The couple have three children.
Gavin Munro, frontman of Americana-style band Southpaw, kicks 74-year-old pensioner Kevin Murphy in the head after headlining the Gig On The Green music festival in the village of Pitcairngreen, near Perth, Scotland. Munro is eventually taken to court and found guilty of the attack.
Disgraced glam-rock singer Gary Glitter arrives back in the UK at Heathrow Airport, where he is met by British police officers investigating charges of sexual misconduct against him. He is ordered to sign the sex offenders register.
Bob Dylan plays at the Mesker Amphitheatre, Evansville, Indiana, USA.
Kim Wilde, Limahl and Shakin Stevens perform at The Sopot International Song Festival 2008 in Sopot, Poland, Europe.
The Foo Fighters release the DVD Foo Fighters Live At Wembley Stadium in Great Britain. It was filmed at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on June 6 and 7.
Duffy releases Mercy, the second single from her album Rockferry, as a CD in Japan.
The Allman Brothers Band play at The Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, 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.
Blues guitarist and singer Seasick Steve releases his third album I Started Out With Nothing And I Still Got Most Of It Left on Warner Brothers Records.
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring Rick Vito, plays at The Mayflower, Southampton, UK.
The Fame, the debut album by Lady Gaga, reaches No1 in the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart in the USA.
During the London Jazz Festival, Courtney Pine plays at The Barbican, 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.
Maurice John Vaughn plays the first of two nights at Blue Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard dies, following a heart attack, aged 70, in Sherman Oaks Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bank of America and Elvis Presley Enterprise discontinue their joint Elvis Presley credit card program (Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation). After this date, no more Elvis Visa cards will be issued. The move follows Bank of America buying MBNA, which offered the Elvis cards.
The hit single I Don’t Care by Fall Out Boy is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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