2006 – Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie,died. Perry Henzell (March 7, 1936, Annotto Bay, St. Mary’s, Jamaica – November 30, 2006, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth’s, Jamaica) was most famous for being the director of the first Jamaican feature film, The Harder They Come (1972), starring Jimmy Cliff. Henzell, […]
2006 – Pearl Jam plays a secret show outdoors at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, as part of the opening festivities for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition. Surf’s up!
2006 – The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, […]
2006 – Jay-Z tops the charts with Kingdom Come, his first post-retirement disc. The second highest new entry is American Idol winner Daughtry, whose self-titled disc bows at No. 2.
2006 – US actress Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.
2006 – Snoop Dogg is arrested after the LAPD allegedly find a firearm, marijuana and cocaine in his van. The rapper was stopped by police armed with warrants after an appearance on The Tonight Show.
2006 – Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66.
2006 – Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show “Siempre En Domingo” and champion of countless artists, dies of natural causes in his home in Mexico City. He is 73 years old.
2006 – Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his SUV when he was gunned down by more than 70 machine gun bullets.
2006 – Eagles of Death Metal are kicked off the Guns N’ Roses tour after playing just one date. During the show, Axl Rose refers to the L.A. rockers as “The Pigeons of Sh*t Metal.”
2006 – The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album […]
2006 – Panama: A Millennium Tribute to Van Halen Release date: 2006-11-21 Tracks: Title Composer Time 1 Eruption 2:14 2 Finish What Ya Started Varone, Pukkila, Hautamki, Hurme 3:59 3 Hot for Teacher Anthony, Roth, VanHalen 4:40 4 Panama Anthony, Roth, VanHalen, VanHalen 3:23 5 Why Can’t This Be Love Anthony, Hagar, VanHalen […]