2006 – Sandy West, drummer for influential ’70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. Sandy West (July 10, 1959 – October 21, 2006) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and drummer. She was hailed by fans and critics alike to be one of the most groundbreaking drummers […]
2006 – George Michael openly smoked a cannabis joint during an interview on a TV show. The singer was filmed backstage at in Madrid, Spain where the drug is legal. Michael said “It’s the only drug I’ve ever thought worth taking, this stuff keeps me sane and happy. But it’s not very healthy,”
2006 – CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and The Ramones, closed after a final gig by Smith herself. Blondie and Talking Heads also found fame after performing at the club, which helped launch US punk music. The venue first opened in December 1973, its full name CBGB OMFUG […]
2006 – Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav finds love with Deelishis on the final episode of Flavor of Love‘s second season. 7.5 million people watch the outcome.
2006 – Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender dies today this day in rock. Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006), born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, Texas, USA, was a Mexican-American, Tejano, country, and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los […]
2006 – Lead singer Justin Hawkins announces he is leaving mock rockers The Darkness (“I Believe in a Thing Called Love”). He blames his addictions to drugs and alcohol for the decision.
2006 – A Malawian court confirms that Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie have adopted a one-year-old boy, David Banda.
2006 – Rock is back! Big in Croatia band Evanescence top the U.S. album charts with The Open Door. In at No. 2 are Las Vegas Anglophiles The Killers with Sam’s Town.
2006 – Madonna adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, Africa, the boy’s father, Yohane Banda, told reporters “I know he will be very happy in America.” The boy’s mother had died a week after he was born. <#import “../utilities.ftl” as copart/> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”> <html> <head> <title> Copart </title> <meta http-equiv=”Expires” […]
2006 – Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation.
2006 – Sting releases “Songs From the Labyrinth,” an album of 16th century lute songs.
2006 – 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York’s Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts through an eight-song set in just under a half hour.