2005 – Two members of South Korean punk rock band Couch scandalize the nation when they expose their privates on the children’s TV show. They are both immediately arrested.
2005 – John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “All You Need is Love”, gathered from his music stand after The Beatles’ final television appearance in 1967, sold at an auction in London for $1 million to an anonymous bidder.
2005 – Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” remains at the top of the U.S. singles chart for a ninth week. The highest new entry is Bow Wow’s “Like You” at No. 63.
2005 – The hits compilation Now That’s What I Call Music 19 tops the American album charts. The second highest new entry is singer Carly Simon’s Moonlight Serenade, bowing at No. 7.
2005 – Sony BMG Music Entertainment admits to using payola to get songs by Jennifer Lopez, Good Charlotte, Avril Lavigne and others on the radio following an investigation by the New York District Attorney’s office.
2005 – Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine sues his former bassist David Ellefson, alleging he used the name of the group without Mustaine’s permission.
2005 – Patrick Sherry died Rockin’ a Dive off stage on This Day in Rock! Sherry lept towards the crowd at the end of the bands set and tried to grab a lighting rig from the ceiling but missed and hit the floor. Does this Qualify as a Darwin Award winner. Rock and Roll!
2005 – Death Cab for Cutie wrap up the two-day Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago with a headlining set. Other performers during the weekend included the Pixies, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Dinosaur Jr.
2005 – Singing squaddie James Blunt tops both the U.K. album and singles chart with his debut Back to Bedlam and “You’re Beautiful.”
2005 – Eugene Record, a founding member and creative force behind R&B vocal group the Chi-Lites, dies after a long battle with cancer. He is 64.
2005 – The Doors drummer John Densmore wins a ruling that keeps the other two surviving members – Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger – from using the band’s name as part of their oldies act, The Doors of the 21st Century.
2005 – British R&B artist “Long John” Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry was one of the founding fathers of British rock’n’roll in the ’60s. He is also credited with discovering Rod Stewart […]