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Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce
scores its fourth week at No1 in the Billboard
US Hot 100.
reports that the Court of Appeal in Rome, Italy, has ruled that Prince's 1994 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" borrowed heavily from "Takin' Me to Paradise," written by Bruno Bergonzi and Michele Vicino. A second ruling, however, is required before the decision is made final.
play at Manchester Academy 1, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Lurkers.
Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song) by Chris Young is released to radio in the USA by RCA Records.
Amanda Ghost, the co-writer of James Blunt
's hit You're Beautiful, is named president of Epic Records.
Dave Rowntree, drummer of recently re-formed UK band Blur
, denies that he intends to leave the band to become a lawyer.
British duo Hurts upload their amateur video for the song Wonderful Life to YouTube. Featuring a female dancer who had responded to an advert in a shop window and was paid
Ray LaMontagne concludes a month-long North American tour at the Fillmore@Jackie Gleason, Miami, Florida.
Donald 'Ean' Evans, bassist of The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd
, dies of cancer, aged 48, at his home in Columbus, Mississippi, USA.
The second day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend
is held at Lydiard Park, Swindon
, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the two days of the event include Snow Patrol
, Dizzee Rascal
, The Prodigy
, Lily Allen
, Franz Ferdinand
, Scouting For Girls
, The Saturdays
, Maximo Park
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.
discusses the dangers of gun violence, making reference to his fallen protege Dolla, at a meeting with students in Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA. The event is part of the community service sentence that Akon received after throwing a fan off the stage at a 2007 concert.
Beth Ditto plays at the Summer Exhibition Preview Party 2009 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
cancels her planned European comeback tour for what her agent describes as unspecified 'health reasons'. The tour was to have included the Stockholm and Montreux Jazz Festivals as well as shows in Sweden, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Italy, France and Austria.
Twenty five songs
, including My Generation by The Who and At
Last by Etta James, are added to the National
Recording Registry of
the Library of Congress, in order to preserve them
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.
Musician Chris Knox is admitted to hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, suffering from a stroke. Knox came to prominence as a rock and roll musician during the mid-70s punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love.
The second day of the three day long Hard Rock Calling
concert in Hyde Park, London, features Neil
, Ben Harper
, Seasick Steve and The Pretenders. Sir Paul
McCartney makes a surprise appearance alongside Neil Young
rendition of The Beatles
' song A Day In The Life, which closes the set.
and Keri Hilson play at The Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, USA.
reunite to mark their 20th anniversary as one of music's most successful female groups on the last day of the three-day long Essence Music Festival
in New Orleans, Louisiana. Other artists appearing today include Maze [featuring Frankie Beverley], Al Green
, Teena Marie, Lionel Richie
and the Blind Boys Of Alabama.
And The Guilty Women play at The Highline Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Amy Winehouse is granted a divorce from her husband Blake Fielder-Civil by a judge in London.
Appearing on CNN's Larry King Live, Joe Jackson
states that he believes the doctor who attended his son, Michael Jackson
, may be to blame for the singer's death. Joe Jackson
tells King, "The doctor gave him something to make him rest, and then he don't wake up no more. Something is wrong there."
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs play at the All Points West Festival, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
The pan-European Heavy Metal festival, Sonisphere, plays the first of two nights at Knebworth House, Knebworth, UK, with headliners Linkin Park
, supported by Taking Back Sunday
, Alient Ant Farm, Bullet For My Valentine, The Wildhearts and others.
, drummer of Lit, dies aged 39 after a fight with brain cancer, at his mother's home in Artesia, California.
releases her fourth album, Everybody. om Cabin 24 Records in the USA.
German duo Ich + Ich
release their third album, Gute Reise, in Germany, Europe. it will become their second No1 album in Germany.
releases her fourth studio album, The Fall
, in The United Kingdom and France on EMI Records.
Leddra Chapman releases a new single, Story, in the UK on ALC Music.
Following a horse riding accident, singer Leona Lewis
is hospitalised and treated for suspected torn ligaments in Los Angeles, California, USA,