2006 – Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a song, and then collapsed onstage. Backstage efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
2006 – Kid Rock files a lawsuit to prevent the distribution of a videotape featuring himself and Creed’s Scott Stapp being “serviced” by four women. Hmmm… it’s good to be Rock Stars!
2006 – ‘The Greatest Songs of the Fifties’ by Barry Manilow was at No.1 on the US album chart.
2006 – Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley married guitarist and musical director Michael Lockwood in Japan. Lisa was formerly married to Danny Keough from 1988-1994, Michael Jackson from 1994-1996 and Nicolas Cage for a short time in 2002. She has two children with Danny Keough – Benjamin Storm and Danielle Riley. Lisa’s mother, […]
2006 – Bill Cowsill, who lead his band The Cowsills on their 1967 hit “The Rain, The Park and Other Things”, died at the age of 58. His family learned of his death shortly after a memorial for their brother Barry, who drowned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
2006 – Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, dies in Hackensack, N.J. He is 76.
2006 – Sir Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumor that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.
2006 – Winners at this year’s Brit Awards included, James Blunt who won British male solo artist, British female solo artist went to KT Tunstall. Coldplay won Best British album for X&Y and Best British single for ‘Speed of Sound.’ Kaiser Chiefs won Best British group and Best British Live Act, British urban act went […]
2006 – The gravesite of AC/DC singer Bon Scott in Fremantle Cemetery in Western Australia is classified with a heritage listing. Scott died in February 1980 at the age of 33.
2006 – Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London’s Earls Court.
2006 – French songwriter Anna Marly dies in her house in Alaska at the age of 88. During her career Marly wrote more than 300 songs, but she is best known for having penned the song “Chant des Partisans” in 1942, while she was living in London.