2005 – Veteran rock group INXS emerges from the land down under with a new record deal and a very public search for a new singer. The band launches their reality show, Rock Star: INXS, to replace late frontman Michael Hutchence, who committed suicide in 1997.
2005 – The White Stripes’ Jack White marries Karen Elson, a redhaired model who appeared in the duo’s “Blue Orchid,” video. The pair were wed in a canoe standing at the confluence of the Rio Negro, the Solimones and the Amazon rivers.
2005 – Clifford Antone, who ran Austin’s famous music club Antone’s, dies aged 56. Since opening in 1975, Antone’s played host to blues stars like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Clifford Jamal Antone, known to his lifelong friends as C.J., passed away May 23, 2006 at his home in Austin, Texas. Antone […]
2005 – one of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised £1.25 million ($2 million) for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans […]
2005 – Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK number one. Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 number 1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers. Lyrics: (words & music by D. Bartholomew […]
2005 – D’Angelo, the R&B singer who only makes an album every five years, is arrested for drunk driving and drug possession outside of Richmond, Va. Make that “an album every 10-20 years.”
2005 – Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. Daniel Stephen Sugerman (aka Danny; October 11, 1954 – January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and […]
2005 – Brian Wilson issues a desperate plea for any information on the whereabouts of Markus Sandlund, a cellist from the Stockholm Strings & Horns who played on his recently released recreation of the lost Beach Boys album “SMiLE.” Sandlund had been vacationing in Thailand when the area was battered by a tsunami following a […]
2004 – Hank Garland, a guitarist who played with Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline among others, dies from a staph infection in Florida. He was 74. Garland enjoyed his own million-selling single with “Sugar Foot Rag” when he was 19.
2004 – A man who claimed he was Sheryl Crow’s “spiritual twin” is acquitted of stalking charges. Ambrose Kappos, an ex-Navy diver, said he was merely trying to “court” the singer when he appeared backstage at a 2003 concert.
2004 – Terry Melcher, the son of Doris Day who produced seminal records by The Byrds, Ry Cooder, Paul Revere and the Raiders and the Beach Boys, dies after battling melanoma. He was 62. He also enjoyed chart success with the Rip Chords, whose “Hey, Little Cobra” was a 1964 hit. Biography Early life Melcher […]
2004 – Michel Colombier, a French composer who co-wrote the score for Prince’s Purple Rain movie, worked with Charles Aznavour and Serge Gainsbourg, and was responsible for the first “pop symphony,” dies in Los Angeles aged 65.