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The NYJO [National Youth Jazz Orchestra] sells out the first of three nights at Ronnie Scott's, London, UK.
Anna Calvi releases her debut album, Anna Calvi, in the UK.
Korn play at The Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. Also on the same bill are Disturbed and Sevendust.
Crowbar, Shaped By Fate and Hammer of The Gods play at The Underworld, London, UK.
Ed Sheeran signs a six album deal with Atlantic/Asylum Records at his parents’ home in Framlingham, Sussex, England, UK, Europe. Later in the day, he celebrates with Ben Cook (UK President, Atlantic), Stuart Camp (manager) and Ed Howard (A+R manager, Asylum) over a beer at his local pub, The Station Hotel, Framlingham.
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The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Portugal.
Miranda Cosgrove plays at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Furthur play at The 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
Feeder play at Rock City, Nottingham, UK.
Janelle Monae plays at Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK.
Online music service Spotify announces that it now has over one million subscribers.
Lightning Bolt play at Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Duran Duran play at The National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
My Chemical Romance play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country singer LeAnn Rimes marries actor Eddie Cibrian at a private residence in Malibu, California, USA.
Swedish pop singer and model Anna Sundstrand has a four hour photo shoot in Central Park, New York City, USA.
Moby releases his tenth studio album, Destroyed, on Mute Records.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Ray Lamontagne And The Pariah Dogs play at The Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Brandi Carlile.
Neon Trees play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During the Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Jon Bon Jovi undergoes surgery on his left knee, which had been injured at a gig in Helsinki, Finland, several days earlier.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Songwriter Jerry Ragavoy dies aged 80, following a stroke, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Ragavoy's best-remembered compositions include the Irma Thomas hit Time Is On My Side and Erma Franklin's Piece of My Heart.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The 1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
After 45 minutes on stage in The Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas, USA, Caleb Followill, frontman of Kings Of Leon, leaves the stage. The show, and the remaining 26 American dates on their tour are then cancelled for reasons described as Caleb's "vocal issues and exhaustion".
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Marshall Grant, Johnny Cash's longtime bassist and co-founder of the Tennessee Two, dies aged 83 while in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA, for the Johnny Cash Festival.
The divorce of recording artist John Mellencamp and fashion model Elaine Irwin is finalized, in court in Indiana, USA. Although this is Mellencamp's third divorce, the pair were married for eighteen years.
Last Friday Night [T.G.I.F.] by Katy Perry reaches No1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA making her only the second artist in the 53-year history of the Hot 100 to have five number one singles off the same album. The first artist to have achieved this feat was Michael Jackson.
A sudden, violent storm hits the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, Europe, as Skunk Anansie reach the end of their set. Five people die, 140 are injured and the event is closed down. "The sky suddenly turned pitch black and we took shelter waiting for the rain," says festival-goer Catherine Blaise. "Then suddenly, there was a downpour. The wind blew violently. There were hailstones bigger than a centimetre falling... Trees toppled over. It was unbelievable, the end of the world." Eye witness accounts can be found by clicking here.
Motley Crue play at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chicago play at Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country-rock guitar picker Johnny Hiland releases a new album, All Fired Up, on Provogue Records in the UK.
The Parlor Mob play at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays at Wroclaw Stadium, Wroclaw, Poland.
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays at The Zenith, Toulouse, France.
Former US President Bill Clinton joins the band Chicago on stage in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, on the 20th Anniversary of his 1991 presidential bid announcement.
Evanescence release their third album, the self-titled Evanescence, in Australia, Germany and Ireland.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, UK.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The LG Arena, Birmingham, UK.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
On sales of just over 227,000, Michael Buble reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Chart in the USA with his album, Christmas. Nickelback's new album, Here And Now, debuts at No2.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Police in Zaragoza, Spain, Europe, arrest a 31-year-old man and charge him with illegally leaking an early recording of a new Madonna song, Give Me All Your Love, on the internet in November.
The IRS files a tax bill of $492,583 on singer Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton with the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds relating to the celebrity couple's mansion in Los Angeles, California, USA.