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The Jimmy Burns Band plays on an acoustic night at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that guitarist Tom Jarvis has left UK band Reverend & The Makers. (2009).
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.
Teddy Thompson plays at The Concorde 2, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Seasick Steve plays at The O2 Academy, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Cher speaks in a City Hall protest in Los Angeles, California, USA, to try to convince officials to cancel plans to build a new habitat for LA Zoo's much-loved elephant, Billy. Cher believes Billy should, instead, be moved to a new home. This puts her directly in opposition to Slash of Guns 'n Roses who favours the new elephant house. The council decides to press ahead with the new habitat.
Sifiso Mlanga, Julius Xowa and Mbuti Mabe, the three men accused of killing South African reggae star Lucky Dube, enter not guilty pleas when their trial opens in Johannesburg High Court.
On the NME Shockwaves Tour, Florence And The Machine play at The O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK.
Lady Gaga releases her debut album, The Fame, in Spain, Europe, on Polydor Records.
Having spent the weekend in The Hamptons, Rihanna flies back to New York City, USA, by helicopter.
World-renowned accordionist Sharon Shannon receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards.
Bob Dylan plays at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Fleet Foxes release a new single, Mykonos, on Sub Pop Records in the USA.
Amy Winehouse is booed during her 'comeback' gig at the nine-day long St Lucia Jazz Festival on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Other artists appearing during the event include Jeffrey Osborne, Michael McDonald, Bebe Winans, George Duke, Chicago, Patti LaBelle, Chaka, Terrence Howard, and Kassav.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paolo Nutini is mobbed by 600 fans at a record signing in HMV Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
Songwriter Eg White, composer of hits for Will Young, James Morrison, James Blunt, Take That, Joss Stone, Pink, Kylie Minogue, Beverly Knight, Natalie Imbruglia and others, is chosen as Songwriter Of The Year at the 54th Ivor Novello Awards in London, UK.
Jay-Z and Eminem perform together live at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, during the launch of DJ Hero, a new computer game spun off from Guitar Hero. The celebrity-studded audience includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Pete Wentz, Tyrese and Blink-182's Mark Hoppus.
It is reported that Sir Paul McCartney is to write the soundtrack for the animated film High in the Clouds, based on McCartney's children's book of that name.
The Pet Shop Boys play at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Fayette Pinkney, a founder member of the Three Degrees, dies in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA, of acute respiratory failure aged 61.
Wiltshire based duo Morales Watts play in the Field of Avalon at Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, Europe.
It is reported that Jay-Z is being sued by his own lawyer in the Manhattan Federal Court, New York City, USA, for failing to pay his fees.
It is announced that a 'new' song is to be released under the name The Beatles. Sir Paul McCartney is said to be very keen to release Now And Then, written by John Lennon in 1978, and featuring all four Beatles.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at The Festival Parc Werchter, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Gordon Waller of 60's UK pop duo Peter and Gordon, dies aged 66 at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, USA.
One day after Milkshake hitmaker Kelis gives birth to a baby boy, Judge Louis Meisinger in Los Angeles, California, USA, orders the father, rapper Nas, to pay Kelis almost $40,000 in monthly support for the near future.
Bloc Party, You Am I, The Living End, The Specials, Happy Mondays and others play on the first of two days of the Splendour in the Grass Festival, Byron Bay, Australia, Oceania.
Ashley Tisdale releases her second album, Guilty Pleasure.
The Newport Jazz Festival continues at Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. Artists appearing on this, the second of three days, include Mos Def And The Watermelon Syndicate, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and The Cedar Walton All-Stars.
The US Department of Justice defends and upholds a $1.92m fine demanded from Minnesota, USA, woman Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading 24 songs from a peer-to-peer network.
When Dot Allison plays at the Torriano pub, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe, her old friend Pete Doherty turns up and plays an unannounced set.
A Hohner Super Chromonica Chromatic harmonica once owned by Bob Dylan is bought for £2,700 by a fan, electrician John Fellas, at an auction in St Andrews Hall, Norwich, Enlgand, UK, Europe.
Author, poet and punk-rocker Jim Carroll dies of a heart attack, aged 60, at his home in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He had been suffering ill-health for some time due to pneumonia and hepatitis C.
Pink plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays in the WaMu Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Synthpop artist Lights releases her debut album The Listening, on Doghouse Records in the USA.
When Hanson play at the House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA, they pay tribute to the city's musical heritage by playing a cover of the Robert Johnson classic Sweet Home Chicago.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights in The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
James 'Blood' Ulmer releases a new album, In And Out.
Ed Sheeran releases his fourth EP, You Need Me, in the UK.
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Atlas Sound and Broadcast play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Wiltshire-born jazz star Jamie Cullum releases a new album, The Pursuit.
A lock of Elvis Presley's hair is sold at an auction by Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, for £1055.00
When Mos Def plays at the HMV Forum, London, UK, Amy Winehouse is among the backstage guests.
The American Film Institute recognizes Michael Jackson's passing as a "moment of significance" saying, "Michael Jackson's sudden death in June at age 50 was notable for the worldwide outpouring of grief and the unprecedented global eulogy of his posthumous concert rehearsal movie This Is It.".
Michael Jackson's 1983 Thriller video, directed by John Landis, is inducted for preservation in the 2009 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in the USA.
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