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It is reported that Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, has subpoenaed medical records from the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, in the belief that the records might hold evidence of foul play in the death of his son.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo, New York City, USA, closes down. The annex had been opened less than two years earlier.
Lana Del Rey releases her debut album, Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant, digitally, on 5 Points Records, owned by musician/producer David Nichtern.
A posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for Michael Jackson is accepted by his children, Prince and Paris, at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. The award is presented by Lionel Richie.
In Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Gibson Guitars announce the launch of a new signature model, the Les Paul model Sammy Hagar Red Rocker.
The Element Of Freedom by Alicia Keys reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Tegan and Sara play at The Palladium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Flogging Molly play at the Main Street Armory Rochester, New York State, USA.
Chris Rea plays at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Guitarist and singer Micky Jones, one of the founders of Welsh prog rock band, Man, dies in Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe, aged 63. Jones left Man in 2002 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour and spent the remaining years of his life in a care home in Swansea.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Tab Benoit plays at the Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Lady Gaga plays at the art and fashion event space Tabloid, in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart with her debut single, Once on RCA Records.
During a six-date tour, Don McLean plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Gogol Bordello play at the University Of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, supported by Matt And Kim and Mariachi El Bronx.
Third Eye Blind play a sold-out gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
LCD Soundsystem play at the Highline Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Sting plays at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, Africa.
Rammstein is the headline act on the second day of the four-day long Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
Teenage Fanclub play at the O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at Tips Arena, Linz, Austria, Europe.
Katy Perry releases her new single, California Gurls, as a CD single and a 7" vinyl single in the United Kingdom.
Katy Perry is a guest judge at the Dublin, Ireland, Europe, auditions on UK and Ireland tv talent show The X Factor, filling in for the heavily pregnant Dannii Minogue.
Natalie Cole plays at The National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe.
On his Crazy Love tour Michael Buble plays the first of two nights at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play the second of two nights in Casa Arena, Horsens, Denmark, Europe, supported by Snow Patrol.
The Jonas Brothers play in The PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA, supported by Demi Lovato.
Frank Turner plays at The Roundhouse Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
Fans watching the first episode of series seven of British tv talent show The X Factor are angered to realise that auto-tune is being used to enhance the vocal performance of teenage contestant Gamu Nhengu, during her rendition of the Katrina and the Waves' hit Walking On Sunshine. Many viewers write to complain.
On their Time Machine tour, Rush play at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Philip Selway, drummer of Radiohead, releases his solo debut album, Familial, in the UK on Bella Union Records.
Kiss play at Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Howard Jones plays at The Thwaites Empire, Blackburn, England, UK, supported by Duncan Sheik.
Guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and drummer Frank Ferrer of Guns N'Roses visit the Witchwood School of Rock in New Beaconsfield Hall, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, UK, to perform with pupils and offer them advice about embarking on a music career.
Professor Green plays at Koko, London, England, UK.
Cradle of Filth release their new album, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa in the UK.
Country music singer and recording artist David Thompson dies aged 60 in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada.
An Intimate Evening with Corinne Bailey Rae is held at The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with an audience of 250 people.
Biffy Clyro play at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Thirty Seconds to Mars play at St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland, Europe.
When We Collide, the debut single by X Factor winner Matt Cardle reaches No1 in the Irish singles chart. The song is a re-titled version of the song Many Of Horror by Biffy Clyro.
Belle And Sebastian end a UK tour with the last of three nights at Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Pogues play the second of two nights at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Rise Against play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul Anka plays at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
The Drive-By Truckers play at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.