2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the event.
2006 – Libertines/Babyshambles drug casualty Pete Doherty is arrested in London after photos appear in UK tabloid The Sun of him allegedly injecting an unconscious girl with drugs. Oh dear.
2006 – Abba star Bjorn Ulvaeus was accused of avoiding paying 87m Swedish kronor (£6.5m) in taxes on the band’s hit songs and musicals. The Swedish government was demanding he repaid the money. Abba sold over 370 million records and he also co-wrote the musical Mamma Mia.
2006 – International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Chart Toppers Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin pop album, female, as well as the Spirit of Hope Award for her charitable work.
2006 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards suffers a brain hemorrhage after falling out of a palm tree on the island of Fiji. The Richards family were on vacation. Doctors say the rock warhorse will need an operation to drain his skull.
2006 – the re-formed Take That kicked off their sold out UK tour in Newcastle upon Tyne. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange were joined onstage by Robbie Williams as a ghost-like hologram.
2006 – Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his home in Atlanta. He is 66. Music impresario Phil Walden, who managed Otis Redding and helped define Southern rock through his work with […]
2006 – Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested in east London on suspicion of drugs possession only hours after a court appearance. Doherty had earlier admitted to seven charges of possessing drugs when he appeared before magistrates in east London. He was given a community order with two years supervision and 18 months drug rehabilitation […]
2006 – The inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts festival, a four-day music and film event in New York touted as the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, gets underway with the sixth annual Jammy Awards and continues through April 23 in 20 venues throughout the city.
2006 – An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York’s the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including rediscovered soul vocalist Bettye LaVette with Blues Traveler, Peter Frampton with Guster and Joe Satriani with former Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen […]
2006 – BBC TV in the UK aired The McCartneys v The Fur Trade a program following the couples anti-fur trade protests.
2006 – a sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer’s Aids charity. Over 10,000 pieces were sold during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton’s Closet, at New York’s Rockefeller Centre.