2006 – Scottish no-fi performer Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has two guitars and a trumpet stolen after a gig in Wales. Someone please return this stuff before he decides to make a hambone record.
2006 – Willie Nelson is charged with drugs possession after being pulled over in Louisiana for a routine check. Police allegedly find 0.7g of marijuana and 91 grams of magic mushrooms on the country stoner’s bus. Willie’s Kewl factor just went way up.
2006 – Ian McCulloch is found guilty of breaching the peace in Glasgow, Scotland. The Echo& the Bunnymen singer began swearing and shoving two fans after he discovered them sharing a toilet cubicle in his backstage dressing room. One can only imagine what they were up to.
2006 – Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years after the “2 i’s” coffee bar opened in London’s Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows and Adam Faith were among stars who started out at the club.
2006 – Justin Timberlake tops the UK album charts with his credibility-straining FutureSex/LoveSounds. Quite possibly you’re enjoying some futuresex right now, oh futurereader! No. 1 single is still Scissor Sisters’ “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing.”
2006 – American guitarist Al Casey died aged 69. Casey is noted for his work as a session musician and as a member of the Wrecking Crew and worked with The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, The Association, The Monkees, Johnny Cash, Simon And Garfunkel, 5th Dimension, Harry Nilsson, The Partridge Family, […]
2006 – British superstar Robbie Williams cancels his tour of Asia, citing “exhaustion.” This day in … ahem… POP
2006 – R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta this day in rock history!
2006 – Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Times.’ Entering the U.S. charts at No.1, making it Dylan’s first album to reach that position since 1976’s Desire, 30 years prior. At 65, Dylan became the oldest living musician to top the Billboard albums chart. (85 year-old Tony Bennett broke […]
2006 – The Knack sue Run-D.M.C. for sampling their “My Sharona” on the hit “It’s Tricky.” Nothing unusual there, except that “It’s Tricky” was released two decades ago! Still… it is the principal of the thing.
2006 – Whitney Houston filed for divorce from singer Bobby Brown, after 14 years of marriage.
2006 – Singer, actress, drug survivor and onetime Mick Jagger girlfriend Marianne Faithfull announces she is being treated for breast cancer.