On This Day

Events in Music in 2006

  • Jan 9 "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Television Debut

Jan 20 "High School Musical" debuts, starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens; becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie

Album Release

Jan 23 Capitol Records releases "Black Cadillac", the eleventh studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; the album is dedicated to the memory of her recently deceased parents and step-mother, and co-produced by her husband John Leventhal and Bill Bottrell

Grammy Awards

Feb 8 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend win

Olympic Games

Feb 10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Hall of Fame

Mar 13 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Black Sabbath; Blondie; Miles Davis; Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Sex Pistols; Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss

Album Release

Apr 25 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 14th studio album "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions", a tribute to folk music pioneer Pete Seeger

Music Concert

May 19 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, and Lenny Kravitz

  • May 20 51st Eurovision Song Contest: Lordi for Finland wins singing "Hard Rock Hallelujah" in Athens

Music Awards

May 23 41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans and Keith Urban win

Music Concert

May 29 Singer David Bowie joins guitarist David Gilmour as special guest during encore at Royal Albert Hall, London concert; they perform "Arnold Layne" and "Comfortably Numb" in what becomes Bowie's final UK appearance

Music Concert

Jun 14 Ringo Starr's ninth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Billy Squier, Richard Marx , Edgar Winter, Rod Argent , Hamish Stuart, and Sheila E.

  • Jun 30 Cirque du Soleil's musical-acrobatic extravaganza "The Beatles - LOVE" opens in a specially built theatre at The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada

Music Single

Jul 3 British singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut single "Smile"

  • Jul 13 UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut album "Alright, Still" (Grammy nominee Best Alternative Music Album)
  • Jul 30 World's longest running music show "Top of the Pops" is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show aired for 42 years.

Music History

Aug 26 David Gilmour performs with his band and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra before a crowd of 50,000 at Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland

Video Music Awards

Aug 31 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

  • Sep 15 Trudy Pitts becomes 1st jazz artist to play a concert on Philadelphia's Kimmel Center's new 7,000 pipe organ
  • Sep 18 "Watching You" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

Film Premiere

Sep 26 Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007)

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 30 Farm Aid 19 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra [1]

Music Single

Oct 23 "Irreplaceable" single released by Beyonce (Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul Single 2007, Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

Album Release

Oct 23 "The Black Parade" 3rd studio album by My Chemical Romance is released

Music History

Nov 2 7th Latin Grammy Awards: Shakira first female artist to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year

  • Nov 6 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins
  • Nov 9 David Bowie performs on stage for the final time - three songs at a charity concert in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom: "Wild Is the Wind", "Fantastic Voyage", and a duet of "Changes" with Alicia Keys
  • Nov 21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win
  • Nov 21 Daughtry release their debut album “Daughtry” (2007 Billboard Album of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite Pop-Rock Album 2007)

Album Release

Nov 21 "Kingdom Come" 9th studio album by Jay-Z is released

Music History

Dec 15 B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush