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Country star Merle Haggard files suit against a Nashville-based environmental awareness group, The Green Train, accusing the organisation of illegally using his name and image to solicit money.
It is reported that Jim Jones is to take the role of Vice President of Urban A&R over at Koch Records in the USA.
The singles Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and If I Were A Boy by Beyonce are certified as having achieved platinum sales in the USA.
It is reported that Britney Spears has been forced to rename and partially re-record her latest single, If You Seek Amy, after radio stations in the USA threaten to withdraw the single from their playlists and families call for a "parental advisory" warning. The problem is that, when sung quickly, the title becomes, "F-U-C-K Me"
The Kings Of Leon play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
American saxophonist and songwriter Hank Crawford dies aged 74 at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, due to complications caused by a stroke he suffered in 2000.
Jesus Mezquia, who murdered The Gits' singer Mia Zapata sixteen years earlier, is finally sentenced to 37 years in jail for first-degree murder.
Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys releases his solo debut album, Keep It Hid, on Nonesuch Records in the USA.
Two members of Chuck Mangione's band, saxophonist Gerry Niewood and guitarist Coleman Mellett, are among the passengers killed on Flight 3407, en route to play a gig in Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Levon Helm Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA.
Music From The 3D Concert Experience by The Jonas Brothers, enters the Billboard 200 albums chart at No3 with sales of 50,000 copies in its first week. This total is less than one-tenth of the 525,000 first week sales of their previous album, A Little Bit Longer.
On the first leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play the second of two nights at the AllState Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the first leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at The Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
Jack Lawrence, who wrote the lyrics for Frank Sinatra's first hit recording, All Or Nothing At All, plus If I Didn't Care by The Ink Spots, and standards for stars including Dinah Shore and Bobby Darin, dies aged 96 in Danbury, Connecticut.
Andre 3000 of Outkast is arrested near Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for speeding in his Porsche Carrera. He is released after posting $1,200 bail.
Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall releases her ninth studio album, Quiet Nights, on Verve Records.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
On the Working On A Dream tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Hempstead, New York State
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The O2, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
It is announced that Radiohead have returned to the studio to start work on the follow-up to their 2007 album In Rainbows.
When Coldplay frontman Chris Martin loses his voice, the band is forced to cancel tonight's gig at Sarasota Springs in New York State.
Guitarist and singer Huey Long dies aged 105 in Houston, Texas, USA. In a long and acclaimed career, he worked with The Ink Spots, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, The Three Deuces and many others.
Telstar, a movie based on the life of British record producer Joe Meek, opens in cinemas across the UK.
In Sydney, Australia, lawyers for Men At Work's recording companies (Sony BMG Music Entertainment and EMI Songs Australia) ask for dismissal of a lawsuit from music publisher Larrikin Music which alleges that the band's 80s hit, Down Under was stolen from the 1934 song Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree.
Acclaimed young Swindon band The Boy Done Good hold a launch party for their debut single, Walk On Woman, at the 12 Bar, Swindon.
Blur play the first of two nights in Hyde Park, London.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Bell By The Green, Devizes.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, Illinois, USA.
The Killers play the second of two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Singer-songwriter Tim Gilvin, releases a new EP, Sparks, recorded at IMR Studio, Bentham House, Purton, Wiltshire, England, UK.
All-girl band Care Bears On Fire release their second LP, Get Over It!, on S-C urve Records in the USA.
Mayor Melvin Mack declares this to be Mundell Lowe Day in Laurel, Mississippi, USA. A famed jazz and country guitarist, Lowe had run away from Laurel in 1938 in search of fame, but had recently returned to his birthplace.
Daughtry reaches No1 in the US Top 200 and Comprehensive Albums Charts with Leave This Town.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at Estadio Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
The Blasters play at Little Fox, Redwood City, California, USA.
Beyonce releases a new single, Sweet Dreams in the United Kingdom.
Arctic Monkeys release their third album, Humbug, on Domino Records in Finland and Sweden, Europe.
Explosions In The Sky headline the first day of The End Of The Road Festival at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Kanye West rushes onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA, interupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for having won the 'Best Female Video' award with You belong With Me. West is unceremoniously ejected from the show.
On their 360 Degree tour, U2 play the second of two nights at the Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada, supported by Snow Patrol.
The Third Annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest, a two-day event, concludes at Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event have included Cassandra Wilson, Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Corey Wilkes, John Faddis and John Wright.
Country-rock trio Lady Antebellum release their debut album Lady Antebellum, in the UK.
In the Classic Legends of Rock tour, The Strawbs, Wishbone Ash and Focus play at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
It is reported that Phil and Mitch Margo, two members of The Tokens who sang on their international 1961 hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight, have filed suit in Manhattan, New York City, USA, to establish their rights to the name The Tokens. Another group, Jay Siegel And The Tokens, featuring one original member files a counter-suit for the same rights.
Joe Perry, best-known as the guitarist of Aerosmith plays a solo show at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Just Jack, supported by Ed Sheeran plays at Academy 2, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
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Speaking at a charity event at the Magic Johnson AMC theatre, Jermaine Jackson states that the recent suicide of Evan Chandler constitutes proof that his brother Michael Jackson was not guilty of child abuse. Evan Chandler, father of Jordan Chandler, and instigator of charges against Michael Jackson of child sex abuse, had been found dead in bed at home earlier in the month, having shot himself in the head.
Whatcha Say, the debut single by Jason Derulo reaches No1 in the Billboard Pop Songs Chart in the USA.
Sick Puppies play at the House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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