2006 – R&B vocalist/songwriter Gene McFadden, one half of the Philly soul duo the Epsilons (with John Whitehead), dies in Philadelphia at the age of 56.
2006 – James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He is 73.
2006 – Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness.
2006 – Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license.
2006 – Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York’s Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Oct. 29
2006 – Fred Marsden, the drummer in the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, dies of cancer in Southport, England at the age of 66.
2006 – U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
2006 – Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59.
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 – 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 – 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 – Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66.