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Calypso star The Mighty Duke dies of myelofibrosis in Saint Clair, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean.
At the Virgin Media Music Awards 2008 Leona Lewis wins the Best U.K. Act award, while girl band The Saturdays win Best New Act. For the second consecutive year Amy Winehouse gets Loser of the Year.
Animal Collective release the CD and digital versions of their eighth album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, on Domino Records in the USA.
The video for the Taylor Swift song White Horse is debuted on CMT in the USA.
The Daily Mail reports that troubled rocker Pete Doherty, formerly of The Libertines and Babyshambles, believes his rented home in Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, is haunted by ghosts who hold parties in the middle of the night.
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.
Country blues maestro Snooks Eaglin, aka Blind Snooks Eaglin, dies of a heart attack at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aged 73.
Britney Spears begins her 40-date Circus world tour at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Concert promoters AEG Live confirm that all tickets for Michael Jackson's 50-night 'This Is It' residency at London's O2 Arena have sold out within hours of going on sale.
John Mayhew, drummer with Steamhammer and Genesis, dies aged 61 of heart disease, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Pete Doherty releases his solo debut album, Grace / Wetlands, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The Noisettes film a music video for their song Never Forget You at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, London, UK.
The Matthew Skoller Band plays at The House of Blues, 329 North Dearborn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is announced that Sheryl Crow is to be one of 49 celebrities designing their own brassieres for auction by Sothebys.com to raise money for breast cancer research.
At the end of his second trial on the same charge, record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France.
21st Century Breakdown by Green Day reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons is appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations to promote its newly-launched anti-slavery project.
Jenny Lewis plays the first of two nights at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Britney Spears plays at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sir Paul McCartney reveals in an interview with The Independent newspaper that he refused to vote in the recent European Elections because he was outraged by revelations about how UK MPs squandered taxpayers' money via unreasonable expenses claims.
East-London electro duo AutoKratz release their debut album, Animal, on Kitsune Records in the UK.
Saxophonist Tommy Smith is presented with the Woodwind Award at the 2009 Scottish Jazz Awards during a ceremony in The Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
Trance-blues innovator Otis Taylor releases a new album, Pentatonic Wars And Love Songs, on Telarc Records.
Australian electro-acoustic nu-jazz band Morph play at The Beehive, Swindon, en route to their slot at the Glastonbury Festival.
The BMI announces in Nashville, Tennessee, that country singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson will be honoured by the music licensing organization as a music icon during their country music awards in November.
US President Barack Obama describes himself as a longtime fan of the recently deceased Michael Jackson. "I grew up on his music - still have all his stuff on my iPod," Obama says, adding that Jackson "will go down in history as one of our greatest entertainers."
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at the Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany.
Allen Klein the controversial rock entrepreneur who handled the financial affairs of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, dies in New York City, USA, aged 77, after a battle with Alzheimer's.
When Paul Weller headlines the Hop Farm Festival in Kent, England, UK, Europe, he is joined by Roger Daltrey of The Who during the encore for a performance of Magic Bus.
The Killers play the first of two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland.
Rihanna dines at the Da Silvano restaurant, New York City, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at the Festival des Vielles Charrues, Carhaix, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays in Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, Maryland, USA.
Snoop Dogg plays at the Kandy Vegas Lingerie Party in the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kanye West, The Roots and others play at the Diesel U Music 2009 NYC Tour in Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at Chodoy Natural Amphitheatre, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Swindon band Beatbullyz play at The Festival Of Bryan, Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset, UK.
The United States IRS files a $15,413 lien (a creditor's claim against property) against Martha Reeves, former leader of Martha and the Vandellas, with the Wayne County Register of Deeds in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Guitar legend Les Paul is buried at a private ceremony at the Prairie Home Cemetery, in his hometown, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.
Jazz/New Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook releases his seventh LP, The Rumba Foundation.
Howard Jones releases a new single, Soon You'll Go, in the UK.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Corinne Bailey Rae plays at the Hiro Ballroom in the Maritime Hotel, New York City.
Vonnie Burch King, of singing quartet The King Sisters dies in Santa Barbara, California, USA, aged 89, of injuries sustained in a fall at her nephew Cam's cabin..
The Fame - Monster, the debut album special edition by Lady Gaga is certified as a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A..