2005 – A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded a version of Buddy Holly’s ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and a Lennon-Harrison song, ‘In Spite Of All […]
2005 – A post office near the Los Angeles studio where Ray Charles recorded much of his music was renamed after the R&B legend. A federal bill was signed by US President George Bush to rename the post office. Charles, died in June 2004 at the age of 74, suffering from acute liver disease.
2005 – Green Day were named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards, they also won best live act. Welsh metal group Funeral For a Friend won best British band, while New Jersey’s My Chemical Romance picked up best album and best video. Iron Maiden were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall […]
2005 – Two former members of Guns N’ Roses were suing singer Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the US rock band’s copyrights. Slash and Duff – otherwise known as Saul Hudson and Michael McKagan, accused Rose of “arrogance and ego”. The legal action claimed the singer “was no longer willing to acknowledge […]
2005 – Justin Timberlake accepted libel damages for a fabricated story that he had an affair behind girlfriend Cameron Diaz’s back. A News of the World article in July 2004 alleged Mr Timberlake had sexual relations with model Lucy Clarkson. The singer’s solicitor Simon Smith told London’s High Court Ms Clarkson had admitted lying to the […]
2005 – Truth in advertising dept.: Hilary Duff tops the U.S. album charts with Most Wanted, a collection of the 17-year-old actress singer’s hits.
2005 – Les McKeown the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers appeared in court charged with drugs offences. McKeown, aged 49, was accused of conspiring with four other people, including the band’s drummer Pat McGlynn, to supply cocaine. He was arrested in Dalston, east London, in June as part of a major police operation.
2005 – Maroon 5 top the UK album chart with their debut Songs About Jane. The new No. 1 single is Daniel Bedingfield’s sister Natasha, with “These Words.”
2005 – Folk singer Joan Baez joins anti-war protestors camped outside George W. Bush’s compound in Crawford, Texas. Activist Cindy Seehan is demanding to meet with the president to discuss the war in Iraq.
2005 – The Rolling Stones kick off their Bigger Bang world tour in Boston.
2005 – James Blunt’s five-week run at the top of the U.K. singles chart with “You’re Beautiful” ends when boy band McFly places at No. 1 with “I’ll Be OK.”
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]